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Adebola Oyefusi

Ph.D. Student
Chemistry & Biochemistry
 (414) 229-2894
 Chemistry Building 508

Expected Year of Graduation: 2019
Research Lab: Prof. Jian Chen
Major Area of Focus: Organic and Material Chemistry
Minor Area of Focus: Inorganic

Previously Attended

Prairie View A&M University, TX, 2011 -2012, MS Chemistry;

University of Lagos, Nigeria, 2004 -2009, B.Sc Industrial Chemistry

Why I like Chemistry

I love chemistry because the subject gives me a full understanding of natural world.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee

I have always been interested in material chemistry research and at UWM, there are highly dedicated and research oriented faculties working in the field of materials and nano-chemistry.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee

Go to the lakefront and attend sporting events

Research Goals

To develop and gain more understanding on polymer materials, their synthesis and characterization

Publications

O. Olanipekun, A. Oyefusi, G.M. Neelgund and A. Oki; Adsorption of Lead (Pb) by Graphite oxide. Spectrochimica Acta Part A; 2014, 118, 857-860.

A. Oyefusi, O. Olanipekun, G.M. Neelgund, D. Patterson, J.M. Stone, E. Williams , L. Carson, G. Regisford, and A. Oki; Hydroxyapatite grafted carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets: promising bone implant materials, Spectrochimica Acta Part A; 2014, 132, 410-416.

Poster Presentations

Hydroxyapatite grafted carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets: Promising bone implant materials. 3rd Science Technology Engineering Agriculture and Mathematics (STEAM) Symposium. Houston, TX, 2011

Hydroxyapatite grafted carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets: Promising bone implant materials. Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Health equity. Houston, TX, June 2012

Polylactide grafted graphene nanosheets: facile synthesis, characterization and proliferation studies on hFOB 1.19 cell line. NOBCChE Conference. Indianapolis, 2013

Awards

Graduate Research Assistantship, Prairie View A&M University (2011-2012)

Undergraduate scholar’s award, University of Lagos, Nigeria. (2004-2009)

Suggestions

Be optimistic even if everything is not going as planned yet. See the glass as half-full and NOT half-empty.