Dr. I.O. Olabanji
Environmental/Analytical Chemist

OLABANJI, Iyabo Oluremi

Rank: Senior Lecturer
Office: Room 118 (First Floor, White house), Department of Chemistry, OAU, Ile-Ife.
Email: ioolabanji@yahoo.com, ioolabanji@oauife.edu.ng
OAU Scholar link: http://scholar.oauife.edu.ng/ioolabanji/

Profile:
Olabanji Iyabo Oluremi is a female scientist in the Department of Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. I had BSc. Ed (Chemistry) 1991 in Adeyemi College of Education (OAU), MSc in Environmental Control and Management (2003) and Ph.D Chemistry 2010 at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
Currently, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry with research interest in Environmental pollution, Ecotoxicology and Analytical Chemistry. I have served as a reviewer to the following journals
(i) International Journal of Scientific Research in Knowledge
(ii) International Journal of Physical Sciences
(iii) British journal of Applied Science & Technology
(iv) British Biotechnology Journals
I had intership training outside Nigeria (South Africa) in the field of Environmental /Analytical Chemistry which enhanced my knowledge in the current technology in analysis of environmental samples and the use of Analytical Equipment. I had opportunity of attending International Conference in Honolulu, Hawai, USA, and many local conferences which helped in widening my horizon in research areas that had been of benefit to my students. My training background in Environmental/Analytical chemistry has been utilized in successful training of M.Phil and Masters Students and in the supervision of undergraduate students.Area of Specialization / Research Interest: Environmental/ Industrial ChemistrySelected Publications:
(i) Adeniyi. I.F. Olabanji I.O (2005). The Physico-chemical and Bacteriological quality of bulk rain water collected over different roofing materials in Ile-Ife, Southwest, Nigeria. Chemistry and Ecology, 21(3), 149-166.
(ii) OlabanjiI.O and Adeniyi I.F (2005). Trace metals in bulk rain freefall and roof intercepted rainwater at Ile-Ife, Southwest, Nigeria. Chemistry and Ecology,.21(3), 167-179.
(iii) Olabanji I.O, Msagati T.A.M, Ngila J.C, Oluyemi E.A and Mamba B.B (2011). A study of the Implication of Organophosphorus Agrochemical Residues in Patients with Mental Disorders.Trends in Applied Sciences Research, 6(8), 890 – 899.
(iv) Olabanji I.O, Oluyemi E.A,Fatoye F.O and Ngila J.C (2011). ElementalComposition of Bloodand Hair of Mentally-ill Patients by ICP-OES Techniques.International Journal of Biological and ChemicalSciences,5(2),663-679
(v) Olabanji I.O, Oluyemi E.A, Ngila J.C, Msagati T.A.M, Fatoye F.O and Mamba B.B (2011). Effect of Metal Poisoning and the implication of Gender and Age on the Elemental Composition in Patients with Mental Behavioural Disorder. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(18),3585- 3593.
(vi) Oluyemi E. A and Olabanji I.O (2011). Heavy Metals Determination in some Species of Frozen Fish Sold at Ile- Ife Market, South West Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science, 13(2), 355-362.
(vii) Oluyemi E.A, Adeyemi A.F and OlabanjiI.O(2012). Removal of Pb2+ and Cd2+ ionsfrom Waste Waters Using Palm Kernel Shell Charcoal (PKSC). Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 1(5), 307-313.
(viii) Olabanji I. O, E.A Oluyemi and O.S Ajayi (2012). Metal Analysis of Ash Derived Alkalis from Banana and Plantain Peels (Musa spp.) in Soap Making. African Journal of Biotechnology,11 (99), 16512 – 16518.
(ix) Olabanji I.O, Ajayi O.S and Adekunle A.S (2013). Fatty acids,metal Compositionandphysico-chemicalparameters of IgbemoEkiti rice bran oil. Journal of EnvironmentalChemistry and Ecotoxicology, 5(3), 39- 46.
(x) Olabanji I.O, Oluyemi E.A, Bello M.O and Makinde O.W (2013).Speciation of Heavy Metals inoil and Their Phytoavailability in Edible Part of Amaranthus hybridus Cultivated Along Major Roads in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 7(5),184-193.
(xi) Bello M.O, Olabanji I. O, Abdul-Hammed.M and Okunade.T. D. (2013). Characterization of Domestic Onion Wastes and Bulb (Allium cepa L.): Fatty Acids and Metal contents . International Food Research Journal, 20(5), 2153-2158.