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Enoch Oluwaboro '25
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Hometown: Plano, Tx


Originally from Plano, Texas, Enoch Oluwaboro is a junior in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) graduating in the Spring of 2025.

A member of the men’s Rugby team, Oluwaboro was drawn to materials science when he learned that the combination between sports and engineering was possible. 

“When I was a kid, I read a science magazine about engineers that were able to design and manufacture a lighter, faster, and stronger tennis racket by adding the novel material graphene to strategic areas on the racket,” he said.

Throughout his experience taking the introductory courses of the undergraduate program, Oluwaboro discovered his interests in the performance and processing sector. His goal is to combine technology and athletics into products that can track biometric data. 

He’s currently interning at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he works on a biometric modeling project. Using polymers, Oluwaboro’s research team replicated human fingertip patterns to test on contact and contactless devices. He previously worked on developing finger phantoms, and later created a system that automates the image capture of fingertips, which will soon be published in a study led by NIST researchers, which he finds rewarding. 

His positive experience at MSE has been possible due to the program’s size, which allowed him to establish close ties to faculty and peers in the community. Now focused on figuring out what the next step of his career will be, Oluwaboro plans to pursue other internship roles that explore his passions. 

“Materials Engineering is so versatile you can find space or carve your own space wherever you want to be,” he said.