Oluniyi Fadare is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Energy Research and Development, CERD of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He bagged a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Environmental Science, from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He co-founded the PAN-Africa Micro(nano) plastics Research Network (www.pan-microplast.org/ ). Oluniyi is a recipient of prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany. He is currently a Research Scholar at the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, United States, where he studies the plastics and mercury pollution in Matagorda Bay systems, an inter-coastal waterways along the Gulf of Mexico.
2021 - to date Research Scholar, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, United States of America
2020 – to date Research Associate, Division of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Center for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
2017 – 2020 Research Assistant, State Key Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. The Royal Society International Collaboration Award for Research Professors (RSICARP)
2006 – 2017 Laboratory Scientist (Head, Laboratory section), Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Member, American Chemical Society (ACS)
Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (AMRSC)
Member, International Humic Substances Society (IHSS)
Member, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN)
Education or skills:
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Environmental Science,
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Dissertation: Toxicological mechanisms of micro/nanoplastic particles in Daphnia magna and Danio rerio
Master of Technology (M.Tech) Analytical Chemistry,
Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria
Thesis: Assessment of anti-corrosion potentials of extracts of Ficus asperifolia –Miq (Moraceae) and Enantia chlorantha on mild steel in acidic medium
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Chemistry
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria
Thesis: Phytoconstituents of the root of Ficus asperifolia -Miq (Moraceae)
Postgraduate Diploma (PGD.), Chemistry
Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria,
Thesis: Quantitative speciation of heavy metals in soil solution. FUTA Farm: A case study
Higher National Diploma (HND), Applied Chemistry
Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria,
Thesis: Medicinal properties of Garcinia kola
National Diploma (ND), Science Laboratory Technology
Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria.
Ecotoxicological methods, Molecular techniques, Laser Confocal Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Fourier-transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectrometry, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, material characterization (hydrodynamic diameter, Zeta potential), Fluorometry, Chromatographic techniques (CC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS), Quantitative Polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), Zebrafish husbandry and embryonic exposure protocols, and Daphnia cultivation.
Humboldt Research Fellowship, germany