Mr Adekanmi Iwogbemi
Ade is a second year PhD student; he graduated from Delta State University in 2002 with a BSc (Hons) in Geography and Regional Planning and an MSc in Geographical Information Systems at the University of Portsmouth in 2008. Prior to the PhD, I had 16 months working experience with Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) a Gas Company which manages 45981 miles of gas networks in the United Kingdom. At SGN he worked as a Positional Accuracy Improvement\GIS technician with main responsibilities includes Spatial data capture from AutoCAD drawings by field engineers, Quality Assurance of spatial data loaded into the geodatabase and making corrections or changes to correct geographical data using ESRI ArcGIS. Creation of geo-database for newly captured assets and reformatting asset data into shape files using MapInfo. GIS data processing using Map Rite software and ArcGIS.
Ade is with the Geography Department of the University of Portsmouth working on “Modelling an optimal location of waste management facilities using weighted network analyses”. The main aim of his research is to evaluate the application of GIS to the optimal location of waste management facilities using a weighted network. Accessibility to waste management facilities will be derived using GIS-based weighted network analysis. Weightings will be assigned according to several factors, including amount of waste produced, frequency of collection, travel costs and travel impedances. Portsmouth is being used as the case study. Ade is being supervised by Dr Alastair Pearson, Professor Richard Healey and Dr Robert Inkpen.
Ade has an international background. He grew up in Nigeria and has lived in the cities of Kaduna and Warri as well as Portsmouth United kingdom, where he currently lives. His passion for the sustainability of the urban environments and experience of complex and diverse cities has led him to the research into waste management and individual recycling behaviour.