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Major/Degree: Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
BS: Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Bio: Oluwasegun Emmanuel Olaoye, born in Lagos, Nigeria, is a PhD candidate with particular interests in Catalysis, Solutions Thermodynamics, Dye-Surfactants Interactions and Solution Kinetics. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and a Master’s degree in chemistry from this same University. Before commencing his PhD programme at the University of Botswana, Gaborone, he had worked as a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. There, he was able to investigate the molecular interactions of mixed surfactants systems and kinetic study of the effect of a bleach activator on the fading of triphenyl methane dyes.
He is presently working on catalysts design for the partial hydrogenation of highly unsaturated bio-fuels.
Bio: Maipelo Nyepetsi is a PhD student at the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) under the supervision of Dr. F. Mbaiwa and Prof. O. A. Oyetunji working on the production and characterisation of biodiesel from beef tallow using non-standard catalysts.
Maipelo did her Bed (Science) and MSc (Chemistry) at the University of Botswana. Her MSc thesis was on experimental and theoretical studies of the kinetics and thermodynamics of adsorption of surfactants onto mica and coal from water.