HOD's Profile : Department of Chemistry
Name: Akinbo Akinwumi ADESOMOJU
Academic and Professional Qualification: B.Sc. PhD (Ibadan), FICCON
Area of Specialisation: Organic Chemistry/ Natural Product Chemistry
Tel: + 234 (0) 803 787 9872; + 234 (0) 805 505 9192
Professor Adesomoju had his university education at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained B.Sc (Hons.) Chemistry in (1971) and PhD (Organic Chemistry) in 1977. He undertook part of his postgraduate training at the University of Bristol.
He was a recipient of Government Scholarship for his secondary Education, Western Nigeria Cocoa Marketing Board Scholarship for his undergraduate education and Rockefeller Foundation Grant for his postgraduate education.
He joined the services of the University of Ibadan as Assistant Lecturer in 1975. He assumed office as the Head of the Department of Chemistry in January 2013.
Some of his previous appointments within and outside the University of Ibadan include: Pioneer Vice-Chancellor, Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa (2008-2009), Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Ondo State University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (March 2008 to August 2008), Member, Governing Council, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (2004 - 2008), MacArthur Foundation Grant Liaison Officer, University of Ibadan (2005 - 2008), Editor, Nigerian Journal of Science (1999 - 2003), Member of Council, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (1998 – 2007), Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan (1995 -1997), Chairman, Committee of Hall Wardens, University of Ibadan (1991-1993), Warden, Independence Hall, University of Ibadan (1990 -1993), Director, Nigeria Sugar Company, Bacita (1992-1995), Member, Chemical Information Network Committee of Industrial Training Fund of Nigeria (1989 -1994), Director, Ondo State Housing Corporation (1985-1986), Member and Zonal Chairman, Western State of Nigeria Health Management Board (1975-1976).
He was Visiting Scientist: Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, (1981-1982) and (July to September 1983 and 1984), Visiting Senior Scientist: Department of Chemistry, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa (1985-1986), and Visiting Professor, Sheda Science and Technology Complex Sheda, Abuja (2001 to December 2004).
Professor Adesomoju is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria.
His published research results are mostly in the area of natural Product Chemistry involving the isolation and structural determination of compounds of possible medicinal, biological or technical importance from natural sources.