Oyin Talabi

Oyin Talabi | Buro Happold

Oyin Talabi

Oyin joined Buro Happold’s energy consulting team in September 2017, after graduating from Loughborough University with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

Since joining the energy team, Oyin has been involved in energy modelling, cost viability assessments and energy strategy development for a variety of city-scale masterplan and campus projects.

Oyin has a keen interest in low carbon energy systems and technologies. She is proficient in hydraulic modelling, using industry standard software to provide realistic network operation models. Oyin has experience using GIS mapping software for energy demand, supply and constraints mapping, for small and large scale schemes.

Oyin has specific project experience developing energy strategy for different scales of developments with focus mainly on district heating strategies for the site to discharge the planning commitments in alignment with the Greater London Plan requirements and first hand experience of various local authority guidance.
Oyin also has extensive experience in techno-economic modelling of district heating networks, engaging with councils and campus operators to understand existing operation and options for business operational structures.

Prior to joining Buro Happold, Oyin worked in the oil and gas field with Total Lindsey Oil Refinery UK were she managed and optimised mercaptan oxidation units on the refinery. Her role also involved corrosion management of key units of the refinery including the crude distillation units. She worked as a crude expert, analysing the effect of running new opportunity crudes on various units on the refinery, using the properties of the crude to determine appropriate crude blends which would lead to the least amount of fouling on the units.

Oyin also worked as a research engineer at Columbia University in the city of New York, USA. She designed the first generation of 3D-printed membraneless electrolysers for low cost acid and base, hydrogen production. She helped to improve the industrial process of producing acid and bases on the project, making it more sustainable and cost effective.