Lukman Olasunkanmi

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Biographical Info

Biographical Info:

Dr. Lukman O. Olasunkanmi obtained B.Sc. Honours (Chemistry) with First Class from the Department of Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2007, and M.Sc. (Chemistry) from the same Department in 2012. He badged PhD in Chemistry from the North-West University (NWU), South Africa in 2016 and worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the NWU (2016 – 2019), and UJ (2020 – 2021).

He was employed as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Chemistry, OAU in 2011 and rose through the ranks to become Senior Lecturer in 2020. He is currently the Vice-Dean of Faculty of Science, OAU since July 2022. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa.



Area Of Specialization:

Physical Chemistry: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, Adsorption & Corrosion Inhibition


Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Research interest:

Dr. Olasunkanmi is a Physical Chemist with research interests in kinetics and thermodynamics of metals/alloys corrosion, corrosion inhibition, as well as quantum chemical calculations of molecular and electronic structure.


1. Kayode Adebowale National Young Scientists Prize in Chemical Sciences - 2017

2. Dapo Afolabi Most Productive Science Scholar, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria - 2017

3. Fellow, Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) - 2022

4. Affiliate Membership, African Academy of Science - 2022 - 2026


He has served the Academy in the following capacitities:

1. Secretary, Central Organizing Committee (COC): 2022

2. Secretary, Disciplinary Committee: 2022 - till date

3. Secretary, Nudge Committee: 2021

4. EC Member and Treasurer: 2019 - 2021

5. Member, Physical Science and Engineering Working Group: 2018 - till date



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