Adegoke, Oluwasesan

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EDUCATION:

PhD in Chemistry (April 2014), Rhodes University, South Africa  

MSc in Nanoscience (December 2008), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

BSc in Chemistry, 2:1 (August 2006), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria  

 

  • Baxter Fellow in Forensic Chemistry (Teaching & Research), University of Dundee, March 2020 - Date
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Dundee, LRCFS, Jan 2018 - Feb 2020
  • Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Biological Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, Jan 2017 – September 2017
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan, Nov 2014 – Nov 2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Jan 2014 – Nov 2014

 

SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Dr Oluwasesan Adegoke is currently a Baxter Fellow (Lecturer) in Forensic Chemistry at the University of Dundee, UK. After completing his bachelor's degree in Chemistry in 2006, he was awarded two international Scholarships from the University of Nottingham in 2007 to study for a Masters course in Nanoscience. He holds a MSc degree in Nanoscience and in 2014, he graduated with a PhD degree in Chemistry from Rhodes University where he worked on the development of new fluorescent-based sensor detection systems for toxic metal ions and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species using engineered semiconductor quantum dot nanoconjugates. In 2014, he was awarded three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships that enabled him to carry out Postdoctoral Research in South Africa and Japan. His expertise lies in the development of novel optical sensors and biosensors for a wide range of analytes using engineered advanced nanomaterials. As a Baxter Fellow in Forensic Chemistry, he leads the research group on the development of optical nanobiosensor systems for environmental, food, defence & security and biomedical applications. He also lectures in Advanced Engineering, Design and Manufacturing with Industrial Experience. As of Feb 2023, he has published 50 peer-review internationally scholarly scientific papers. He has one patent to his credit and has one scholarly book chapter published. As of Feb 2023, he is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK.

 

FUNDING:

1. Awarding Body: EPSRC

Title of Research Project: Molecularly Imprinted Heavy Metal-free Quantum Dots as Fluorescent Probes for Rapid and Accurate Detection of Viruses

Type: New Investigator Award

Grant number: EP/X029956/1

Start Date: TBC

Duration: 3 years

Position: PI

 

2. Awarding Body: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Title of Research Project: Heavy Metal-free Quantum Dots Aptamer-beacon Fluorescence Biosensor for SARS-COV-2 Detection in Saliva

Type: Research Enablement Grant

Grant number: E22-7965264821

Start Date: 1st September 2022

Duration: 1 year

Position: PI

 

3. Awarding Body: Water Research Commission (WRC), South Africa

Title of Research Project: Development of Novel Fluorescent Sensors for the Screening of Emerging Chemical Pollutants in Water

Type: Research Grant

Grant number: K5‐2438

Year of Award and Duration: 2015 – 2018

Position: Co-I

 

4. Awarding Body: Photonics Initiative of South Africa (PISA), South Africa

Title of Research Project: Novel Photonics Sensor Materials for Screening of Environmental Pollutants.

Type: Research Grant

Grant number: PISA‐15‐DIR‐06

Year of Award and Duration: 2015 - 2017

Position: Co-I

 

5. Awarding Body: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan

Title of Research Project: Construction of Virus Detection Platform using Nanocomposites-displayed Molecular Beacon Probe

Type: JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Grant number: 26-04354

Year of Award and Duration: 2014 - 2016

Position: PI

 

6. Awarding Body: National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa

Title of Research Project: Development of Novel Nanomaterial Composites for Fluorescence Sensors

Type: Research Grant

Grant number: 93394

Year of Award and Duration: 2015 - 2016

Position: Co-I

 

7. Awarding Body: National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa

Award Type: Equipment-related Travel and Training Grants

Grant number: 150313

Year of Award: 2014

Position: Co-I

 

8. Awarding Body: Claude Leon Foundation, South Africa

Title of Research Project: Construction of a Pollutant Detection Platform using Nanocomposites Quantum Dot Core-Multishell-Graphene Nanosheet Sensors

Type: Claude Leon Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Year of Award: 2014

Position: PI

 

9. Awarding Body: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Title of Research Project: Application of Quantum Dots for the Novel Environmental Monitoring of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and their Derivatives

Type: University of Pretoria Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Year of Award: 2014

Position: PI

Research interests

  • Synthesis and characterization of engineered functional advanced nanomaterials.
  • Development of aptameric and immuno colorimetric, fluorescent and electrochemical nanobiosensors.
  • Development of functional nanozymes for catalytic colorimetric biosensor assays.
  • Development of nanomaterial-based molecularly imprinted polymer nanocomposites for fluorescence and electrochemical sensing applications.

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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