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UI VC Aspirant: Prof. Kayode Oyebode ADEBOWALE


Professor Kayode Oyebode ADEBOWALE was born in Ibadan on January 11, 1962. He completed his BSc programme in 1984, MSc programme in 1986 and Ph.D. programme in 1991, all at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He became a Professor of Industrial Chemistry in 2006. He had postdoctoral experience at the Ebehard’s Karls University, Tuebingen, and the University of Dresden both in Germany and also at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy.
He has won several accolades which include Fellow, Nigeria Academy of Science, Polymer Institute of Nigeria, Chemical Society of Nigeria and Science Association of Nigeria. Outside the shores of Nigeria, Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, Germany, and lately, African Academy of Science.

Professor Adebowale has a track record of distinguished research and service and he is currently conducting research in Industrial Chemistry. These include, Thermo-catalytic conversion of wastes and biomass into useful industrial feed stocks; Physicochemical, functional properties and retrogradation behaviour of native and modified starches and protein concentrates of underutilised legumes and cereals; Synthesis, kinetics of production and characterisation of oil-modified alkyd resin; Fuzzy Logic Modelling of Environmental Compartments and Kinetics and thermodynamic studies of the adsorption of metals on kaolinite clay.

He has Cognate administrative experience as Dean Faculty of Science in 2009, Director Special Duties, Office of the Vice-Chancellor in 2015 and two-term Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) from 2018.

Professor Adebowale has published widely in both National and international Journals of repute and has served as external examiners in Nigeria and beyond. To date, he has published over 130 research articles and a national patent. On the Google scholar, he has an H-index of 40; On Scopus an H-index of 35. He has mentored several Bachelors, Masters, and fourteen Doctoral students who are distinguished scholars in their respective institutions in Nigeria and abroad. He has served as reviewer in the following Journals: Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemistry and Ecology, Food Research International, Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, Thermochimica Acta, Biochemical Engineering, Carbohydrate Polymers, Food Research International, and International Journal of Biological Macromolecules among others

He is the Chairman of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (South Western Region) and treasurer, Nigeria Academy of Science. He has won research grant of the International Foundation for Science IFS, Sweden ($12,000). He is a recipient of the prestigious 2013 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Award in Science, Technology and Innovation ($100,000)

He attended the Senior Executive Course, 39, 2017 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru leading to the award of Member of National Institute, mni. He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Professor Adebowale is on the International Scientific Advisory Board of the African Centre of Excellence for Water and Environmental Research (ACEWATER). He is currently involved with the Nigerian Young Academy, where he supports two national awards for young scientists one of which is for distinguished young women in Chemical Sciences research. He is married to Dr Yemisi Adebowale and they are blessed with three children.

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