Nigerians are breaking boundaries all over the world.
One of them is Omowunmi Sadik.
Omowunmi Sadik is a professor and chemist. She is the inventor of micro-electrode biosensors that can detect foreign materials, to spot drugs and explosives.
She was born in 1964 in Lagos, Nigeria. While growing up in Nigeria, she got introduced to science by her father, who was a pharmaceutical technician. Sadik was interested in physics, chemistry, and biology.
Sadik is currently a professor at Binghamton University in Upstate, New York while formulating technology that will recycle metal ions from waste for industrial and environmental purposes.
According to Binghamton University, “In 1985, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Lagos. She obtained a Master’s degree in Chemistry in 1987. In 1994, she earned her PhD from Wollongong University in Australia”.
Sadik is the recipient of several fellowships which include the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the National Research Council to name a few.
She is also a collaborator with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, UNESCO in Romania, Turkey, and Japan; and previously a panel member for the National Institution of Health on Instrumentation and Systems Development.
Sadik in conjunction with Barbara Karn formed the not-for-profit Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization in 2012.
Currently, Sadik is a professor at Binghamton University in Upstate, New York while formulating technology that will recycle metal ions from waste for industrial and environmental purposes.
Her contributions are greatly honoured as a woman.
Source: Esther Ijewere™©