Adeola Deborah Olubamiji is a Nigerian-Canadian technologist who specialises in 3D printing (also known as metal and plastic additive manufacturing).
she became the first Black person to obtain a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2017 from University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
She proceeded to give a TEDx Talk on how she utilised 3D printing for recovery of damaged articular cartilage in Canada.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Women of Worth Honoree
In 2019, she was named one of the 10 L'Oréal Paris Women of Worth Honoree Canada.
In 2019, she was named as one of 27 Influential Women in Manufacturing Honoree in the USA
In 2020, Olubamiji was awarded as one of 130 STEP Ahead Honoree and female manufacturing leaders by the Manufacturing Institute, USA
Most Powerful Women
She was selected as an awardee of Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2020, under the Life Science and Technology category
She is currently the Director of Additive Manufacturing Solutions at Desktop Metal. Prior to that, she worked as an Advanced Manufacturing Technical Advisor at Cummins Inc. Indiana, as an additive manufacturing subject matter expert, instrumental in the development of additive manufacturing technology roadmap, also improving Cummins' laser printed 316L stainless steel.
She worked as the Lead Metallurgist and Material Engineer at Burloak Technologies from 2016 to 2018. While at Burloak Technologies, she also acted as the Principal Liaison Officer for all Burloak’s and Multiscale Additive Manufacturing Lab at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
She is the Founder of STEMHub Foundation,a Canadian non-profit that empowers and teaches science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to students and early career professionals. In addition, she seats on the board of Health Science & Innovation Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana as the Secretary of the board. She is the chief consultant at D-Tech Centrix,an education and career consulting company, located in Ontario Canada and Indiana USA.
Adeola Olubamiji was born on April 3, 1985, in Nigeria, as a native of Ijare area, Ondo state.
She was grew up in Ibadan where she attended Alafia Public Primary School and St Gabriel Secondary School, Mokola.
She obtained her bachelor's degree in Physics (with Electronics) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, and went further to obtain her master's degree at Tampere University of Technology, Finland.
She received her Doctorate degree from University of Saskatchewan, becoming the first Black person to obtain a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University.