Henry Ibitolu

Henry Ibitolu

PhD Student Researcher

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Henry’s research focus is on exploring ways to mitigate the Urban Heat Island (UHI) phenomenon in future cities through the intelligent use of sustainable earth building materials. He is working collaboratively between UBDC and the Institute of Infrastructure and Environment (IIE) at the University of Edinburgh. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, he is aiming to give answers to his research question - “To what extent can we replace lightweight building materials used in hot climates with thermally massive materials to mitigate emerging urban warming and alleviate the need for energy-intensive air conditioning?”

Prior to his PhD, as an Erasmus+ scholar he completed triple Masters (Distinctions) degrees in Urban Climate, Sustainability and Environmental Technology, and has previously worked as an environmental consultant for climate related projects. In his spare time, Henry manages SustyClimateHub.com – an online platform he founded to share global opportunities within climate and sustainability.

Research interests

  • Urban Sustainability
  • Future Climate Adaptation Strategies
  • Building Energy Modelling
  • Geo-spatial Application to Climate Change


  • MSc, Sustainable Urban Environment (Distinction), Glasgow Caledonian University UK
  • MEng, Urban Climate and Sustainability (Distinction), LAB Finland
  • B.Tech, Meteorology, FUTA Nigeria

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