DR. ABOSEDE OLUFUNSO OLUMIDE
Dr. Olufunso O. Abosede is a senior lecturer and currently the acting Head of Department of Chemistry He holds BSc., MSc. and PhD Chemistry from University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He was awarded TWAS- DBT Postgraduate fellowship in 2012, IFS Research Grant in 2015 and UNESCO/IUPAC/PhosAgro partnership in Green Chemistry Research Grant in 2018. He has worked in Multicultural Societies and among people with diverse backgrounds such as during a one-year TWAS-DBT Postgraduate Fellowship at Savitribai Phule Pune University, India and at Nelson Mandela University, South Africa. He is a member of a number of international scientific organizations and also a reviewer to some internationally peer-reviewed high-impact journals of Chemistry. He is the Faculty Advisor of the student Chapter of American Chemical Society at Federal University Otuoke. His strong desire is to be a mentor and inspiration to a new crop of chaps who will be leaders of tomorrow in their chosen professions.
Dr. Abosede specializes in Inorganic Chemistry with research focus in the area of synthesis and characterization of new compounds with therapeutic applications. His present research is on syntheses, characterization and applications of transition metal complexes as well as co-crystals of small molecules. The applications of these complexes have focused on antibacterial, antimalarial, cytotoxic and anticancer studies as well as catalysis such as superoxide dismutase (SOD) mimic in the catalytic disproportionation of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The syntheses, structural characterization as well as applications of nanomaterials are also part of his research interests.
Coordination Chemistry, Bio-inorganic Chemistry, Nanoscience, Crystallography and Crystallography Education.