Dr. Lukman O. Olasunkanmi

Dr. Lukman O. Olasunkanmi

Senior Lecturer

Rank: Senior Lecturer

Office: Room 216 A (Second Floor, White house), Department of Chemistry, OAU, Ile-Ife.

Email: waleolasunkanmi@gmail.com; loolasunkanmi@oauife.edu.ng

Google Scholar link: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=rtO05rQAAAAJ&hl=en


Dr. L.O. Olasunkanmi got his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Chemistry with a First Class from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Nigeria in 2007. He got his M.Sc. degree in Chemistry also from OAU in 2012. He got his Ph.D. in 2016 from North-West University, South Africa. His area of specialization is Physical Chemistry. He has shown special interests in corrosion inhibition studies where he applies principles of electrochemistry and computational chemistry to investigate the corrosion inhibition potentials of different compounds (mainly organic compounds). His works on corrosion inhibition studies are always detailed with experimental and computational quantum chemical and molecular dynamics simulation studies. He also researches on quantum chemical studies for molecular and electronic structure determination, molecular properties prediction, relative reactivity and stability of molecules, as well as inter- and intra-molecular interactions.

He is available and ready to train postgraduate students in Physical Chemistry.


Area of Specialization/Research Interest: Physical Chemistry; Corrosion Inhibition; Electrochemistry; Theoretical and Computational Chemistry

Selected Publications:

Corrosion inhibition of mild steel in 1M HCl by D-glucose derivatives of dihydropyrido [2, 3-d: 6, 5-d′] dipyrimidine-2, 4, 6, 8 (1H, 3H, 5H, 7H)-tetraone

C Verma, MA Quraishi, K Kluza, M Makowska-Janusik, LO Olasunkanmi, …

Scientific Reports 7

Experimental and theoretical investigation of the inhibitory effect of new pyridazine derivatives for the corrosion of mild steel in 1 M HCl

ME Mashuga, LO Olasunkanmi, EE Ebenso

Journal of Molecular Structure 1136, 127-139

Morpholine and piperazine based carboxamide derivatives as corrosion inhibitors of mild steel in HCl medium

NJN Nnaji, OT Ujam, NE Ibisi, JU Ani, TO Onuegbu, LO Olasunkanmi, …

Journal of Molecular Liquids 230, 652-661

Polyurethane Based Triblock Copolymers as Corrosion Inhibitors for Mild Steel in 0.5 M H2SO4

S Kumar, H Vashisht, LO Olasunkanmi, I Bahadur, H Verma, M Goyal, …

Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 56 (2), 441-456

Phthalocyanine Doped Metal Oxide Nanoparticles on Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Platform for the detection of Dopamine

NG Mphuthi, AS Adekunle, OE Fayemi, LO Olasunkanmi, EE Ebenso

Scientific Reports 7

Effect of surface treatment on the bioactivity and electrochemical behavior of magnesium alloys in simulated body fluid

Y Sasikumar, MM Solomon, LO Olasunkanmi, EE Ebenso

Materials and Corrosion

Coordination behaviours of new (bidentate N, O-chelating) Schiff bases towards copper (II) and nickel (II) metal ions: synthesis, characterization, antimicrobial, antiox…

AC Ekennia, AA Osowole, LO Olasunkanmi, DC Onwudiwe, EE Ebenso

Research on Chemical Intermediates 43 (7), 3787-3811

Synthesis, characterization, DFT calculations and molecular docking studies of metal (II) complexes

AC Ekennia, AA Osowole, LO Olasunkanmi, DC Onwudiwe, OO Olubiyi, …

Journal of Molecular Structure 1150, 279-292

Influence of 6-phenyl-3 (2H)-pyridazinone and 3-chloro-6-phenylpyrazine on mild steel corrosion in 0.5 M HCl medium: Experimental and theoretical studies

LO Olasunkanmi, MF Sebona, EE Ebenso

Journal of Molecular Structure 1149, 549-559

DMol 3/COSMO-RS prediction of aqueous solubility and reactivity of selected Azo dyes: Effect of global orbital cut-off and COSMO segment variation

O Wahab, L Olasunkanmi, K Govender, P Govender

Journal of Molecular Liquids

Biopolymer from Tragacanth Gum as a Green Corrosion Inhibitor for Carbon Steel in 1 M HCl Solution

M Mobin, M Rizvi, LO Olasunkanmi, EE Ebenso

ACS Omega 2 (7), 3997-4008