Prof. Samuel Oluwatobi Oluwafemi
Prof. Samuel Oluwatobi Oluwafemi is a National Research Foundation (NRF) rated researcher at the Department of Applied Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interest is in the broad area of nanotechnology and include green synthesis of II –VI and I-III-V semiconductor nanomaterial and nanostructures such as quantum dots, metal nanomaterials, core-shells, doped nanostructures and polymer nanocomposites for different applications which include but not limited to biological for cancer treatment (Imaging, labelling, drug delivery, photodynamic therapy and photothermal therapy), optical (development of device e.g diode, solar cells, battery and nanosensors), environmental (sensing and determination of environmental pollutant) and Nanotoxicology. He is also involved in indigenous knowledge system (IKS) for value added chain using different South African medicinal plants. This involves isolation, extraction, biological activity testing, synthesis of nanomaterial using the plant extract and packaging for pharmaceutical purposes.
Prof Oluwafemi is a resourceful academic with enormous experience in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and research with outstanding achievements. He has published enormous papers in internationally recognized journals, book chapters, books and his works have been presented at many local and international conferences. In addition, he has attracted many research grants and has received many local and international accolades. He is a member of Editorial board for some journals and reviewer for many internationally recognized journal of high impact factor.