Ayobami Lawal

Chemical Engineering

Ayobami is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate student at the University of Bath who has joined Smart Separations for her industrial placement year. She is enjoying working with the Manufacturing team and understanding how our membranes can be applied to water filtration with the R&D team.

Get to know Ayobami

Name a favourite scientist, inventor or researcher and tell us why you like them?

Mary Jackson. As NASA’s first African-American female engineer, she persevered despite many obstacles, while supporting other people in disadvantaged positions to help them achieve their goals.

What do you think is the most interesting area of research for the future? (Yes, it’s broad).

Virtual Reality in education.

Tell us one of your favourite quotes?​

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. Pablo Picasso

What gadget or piece of technology are you most excited by?

Google Maps.

If you could put SSL’s filter in anything, where would you put it?

My kitchen extractor.

Which book have you given away the most. Why?

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. The storyline is beautifully crafted and it brings many eras of history to life.

I love working with so many brilliant people from around the world who each inspire me in their own way.

Ayobami Lawal

Fun Filtration Facts

Juice with or without pulp/bits? (i.e. filtered or unfiltered)

Without bits.

Do you filter your coffee? If so how do you take it? (moka pot, espresso machine, french press etc.)

I’m not really a coffee drinker.

Where/what was the best water you ever tasted? (i.e. tap water in Lisbon or Volvic water etc.)

Any glass of water I had, after playing outside in the sun as a kid.

What’s the freshest air you’ve ever experienced? (i.e. on a mountain in the Pyrenees).

Ilorin, Nigeria.

If you could put SSL’s filter in anything, where would you put itIf you had to get rid of one tiny particle, which would it be? (i.e. cat hair, pollen)

Biscuit crumbs.

If your air purifier had to emit an odour instead of absorbing them, which smell would you choose?

Mon Paris by Yves Saint Laurent.