Samuel was born in a small town, Ota in Ogun state, South West Nigeria in 1985.
In 2008, He obtained his BSc. degree with First Class honours in Chemical Engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria.
In August 2009, he was awarded a University of Twente Scholarship (UTS) to further his studies in Chemical Engineering by the University of Twente, the Netherlands. During his MSc. Degree, he was a graduate student at the Multiphase Reactors Group at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands where he worked on his master thesis titled, “Application of Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Digital Image Analysis (DIA) algorithm on Fluidized Beds with Membranes”. He later proceeded to Sasol Technology Netherlands where he did his internship on the topic, “Bed Expansion and Entrainment in Fluidized Bed Reactor Operations”. In 2011 he obtained his MSc. degree in Chemical Engineering (Process technology track) from the University of Twente.
In December 2011, he joined the Sustainable Process Technology (SPT) group of the University as a PhD student. At SPT, Samuel is working on the project, Supercritical Desalination of Salt Water Streams, sponsored by Wetsus and under the supervision of Dr. Louis van der Ham and Prof. Sascha Kersten.