Oluka Okia

Oluka is a third-year mechanical engineering student from Yellow Springs, Ohio. While building a Stirling engine for his high school senior project, Oluka became fascinated by concentrated solar power systems.  Now, his interests include solar technology, renewable energy storage systems, and nanotechnology.  Oluka participates as a research assistant to Dr. Stephan Hostler at the Energy Innovation Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  Oluka has a passion for engineering research, design and entrepreneurship, and is thrilled to be a ThinkEnergy Fellow.  He is excited to learn more about the renewable energy industry, network with professionals in the energy sector, and exercise his entrepreneurial skills though team projects.  Aside from academics, Oluka likes to build and fly remote control gliders and produce music beats with his computer.