Just in: Osun Indigene wins International Prize in Chemistry in South Africa University

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An Iwo in Osun state born Chemistry PhD Student, Amusat Sefiu, has been announced as the winner of the Thieme Poster Prize at the 44th South African Chemical Institute’s National Convention (SACI-44).

The Thieme Poster Prize was awarded to Amusat Sefiu Olaitan from University of South Africa (South Africa) and Matumelo Veronica Ndlovu from Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa). The award ceremony took place at the 44th South African Chemical Institute’s National Convention (SACI-44), which took place in Stellenbosch (South Africa) from 13th – 18th of January, 2023.

Amusat Sefiu Olaitan who is an iwo-indigene from University of South Africa (South Africa) wins the prize for his paper titled: “Ball-milled biochar derived from sweet prickly pear for the removal of Bisphenol A (BPA) from wastewater”. Sefiu Olaitan has also received a one-year subscription to SYNFACTS.

Amusat Sefiu Olaitan hails from Ile Ape in Iwo. He is a graduate of University of Ilorin. Sefiu bagged his Bachelor degree (BSc) and Masters (MSc) from University of Ilorin.
Sefiu Olaitan Amusat is also currently conducting his PhD research at the Department of Chemistry, University of South Africa with funding from NRF-TWAS African Renaissance PhD. Fellowship.

He is also a student member of the Chemical Society of Nigeria and a student ambassador of the American Chemical Society. Sefiu does research in Materials Chemistry, Nanotechnology and Analytical Chemistry.


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