Dr. Oluwasegun Emmanuel Olaoye, Lecturer

Department/Unit: Biochemistry and Industrial Chemistry

Position: Lecturer

Overview

Dr. Oluwasegun Emmanuel Olaoye is an early-career researcher with over seven years of experience in organic/organometallic chemistry, dye-surfactant interactions, and homogeneous catalysis. He holds a bachelor’s degree (Hons.) in Chemistry from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria and he was awarded a master’s degree in Chemistry from the same University in the year 2015. Before his PhD programme at the University of Botswana in 2016, he had worked as a Teaching Assistant/Part-time Demonstrator and Research Assistant at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. There, he was able to investigate the molecular interactions of mixed surfactant systems in micellar catalysis and also the effect of a bleach activator on the fading of triphenylmethane dyes via a kinetics study. He is one of the recipients of the most prestigious scholarship by the Royal Society-FCDO Africa Capacity Building Initiatives, UK grants.  His PhD research focuses on the catalyst designs for the partial/selective hydrogenation of highly unsaturated biodiesel. His research interests and activities are: Thermodynamics of Mixed Surfactant Systems/Solution Kinetics, Inorganic Chemistry/Organometallic Chemistry, Homogeneous Catalysis and Renewable Energy.




Education

                         i.          University of Botswana, Gaborone.................................................................2016 – 2022

                         i.          Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife............................................................ 2013 – 2015

 

                       ii.          Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife............................................................2005 – 2010


Experience

1.     Lecturer at Caleb University, Lagos, Nigeria                                      2022 – till date

Department of Industrial Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Courses Taught: CHM 101 and 102 (Foundational Chemistry I and II); CHM 216-Inorganic Chemistry for Life Science; CHM 232- Spectroscopy; CHM 201- Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, CHM (242)-Physical Chemistry I; (CHM 306)-Inorganic Chemistry II; CHM 311-Analytical Chemistry; CHM 355-Introduction to Material Science; CHM 414-(Reaction Mechanism of Inorganic Compound); and CHM 404 (Structure and Coordination Chemistry).

     Additional responsibilities include

                                            i.          Developing new laboratory modules, conducting regular review sessions in chemistry curricula, and grading undergraduate/graduate coursework.

                                           ii.          Mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate researchers in Inorganic Chemistry.

2.     Research Assistant at University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. 2017 – 2021

Department of Chemistry

Responsibilities include:

·       Led 25 first-year students in the mastering of a standard test in General Chemistry I & II (CHE 101 & 102).

·       Assisted in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate researchers in Inorganic Chemistry.

3.     Teaching Assistant at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria           2013 – 2015

Department of Chemistry.

Responsibility: Demonstrator/Instructor for CHM 101-Introductory Chemistry I (T); CHM 102- Introductory Chemistry II (T); CHM 103 Practical Chemistry I (P); CHM 205- Experimental Physical and Inorganic Chemistry (P); CHM 206- Experimental Organic Chemistry I (P); CHM 316-Experimental Inorganic Chemistry (P)

                                    T- Tutorial                             P- Practical

·       Additional responsibility includes co-supervision of undergraduate research and assisted the department in the grading of practicals.

4.     Memkad Secondary School, Lagos (Chemistry Tutor)...................................    2010 – 2012

·       Led a total of 85 students, spanning across the first, second and third-year students, to achieve the maximum grade in Chemistry.

·       Achieved 100% achievement in the West Africa Senior School Certificate for the third-year students, the highest ever obtained in chemistry at the Memkad Secondary School.

 

·       Created and developed interactive platforms and/or lesson plans to improve the performance of the students (50% improvement was achieved within 7 months).