Dr. Ayodeji Oluwole Adegun of the Department of Biological Sciences, McPherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ogun State has been awarded a research grant from the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom.

The research grant which is for one year duration is awarded for the scholar’s project titled, “Prescription, Non-Prescription And Other Personal Healthcare Products: An Investigation Into Their Environmental Behaviour In Ondo State, Nigeria”, is worth £5000.

A statement by Sanmi Enigbokan, the university’s Deputy Registrar, Information & Public Relations, noted that the Vice-Chancellor, McPherson University, Prof. Francis Igbasan, has congratulated Dr. Adegun on the academic feat and wished him success in the conduct of the research.

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Dr Adegun bagged his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State in 2002, Masters of Science(M.Sc.) in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State in 2006, and a Ph.D in Environmental Chemistry from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State in 2021. He was awarded an honorary appointment in 2019 as a Visiting Researcher/ Ph.D Student to the School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry, Kingston University London, United Kingdom.

He has equally won the Researcher Development Award of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2023, as well as, the Developing World Scholarship of the Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund of the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2019. In 2002, he received the Tugbuyele Prize for the best graduating student in Chemistry from his alma mater.

Dr Adegun is currently a lecturer 1 with several publications in high impact journals, and has in-depth expertise in Environmental Analysis, Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry, Data Analysis Software, among others .