Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences
Prof Olalekan Fatoki attended the University of Ibadan, where he obtained his BSc (Hons) Chemistry and the MSc Analytical Chemistry (Specialization) degrees, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Salford, England in 1985.
He has held several academic posts both in Nigeria and South Africa, including University of Jos, Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago Iwoye, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, respectively.
He joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa in 1994. There he worked as Professor of Chemistry, Head of Department of Chemistry and Head of Directorate of Physical Sciences (equivalent to a School), respectively. In 2003 he was appointed the Director of Research at the University of Venda, Limpopo Province, South Africa. He was appointed Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa from 2008 to 2019. He is currently Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, KolaDaisi University, Ibadan.
Prof Fatoki has served in different committees at several universities. He has been member of University Management, Senate, Executive Committee of Senate (Senex) Quality Assurance, Research, and Human Resources Committees during his academic career. Prof Fatoki enjoyed several research fellowship wards including Royal Society Fellowship, UK, at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, 1992; International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) Fellowship at the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, USA, 1993; DAAD Fellowship at the Department of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, University of Duisburg, Germany, 1995; Agency for Industrial Science & Technology Fellowship at the National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305, Japan, 1996; DAAD Fellowship at Max – Planck Institute for Strahlenchemie, Mulheim, a.d. Ruhr, Germany, 1998; TWAS Fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical & Applied Physical Chemistry, National University of La Plata, Argentina, 2002. He has also enjoyed research visit to the University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden and linkage visits to Maastricht University, Netherlands and Beijing Forestry University, China. Prof Fatoki’s field of specialization is in analytical chemistry and his field of research interest is in analytical environmental chemistry.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), United Kingdom, Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), USA, Member, South African Chemical Society (SACI) and Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology. Prof Fatoki has 117 publications consisting of 102 Journal Publications, 7 Chapters in Books, 4 Technical Reports and 4 Published Conference Proceedings. He has presented papers at several local and international conferences. Prof Fatoki has 3622 Google Scholar Citations (H-index, 34) with 1996 citations (H-index, 25) since 2015 (Google Scholar Citations of 17 February 2020) indicating his visibility as a researcher.