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Dr. Ogundare Segun Ajibola

Lecturer II  (234) 7064424511


Segun A. Ogundare obtained his B. Sc. (Industrial Chemistry) and M. Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry) in Nigeria from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and the University of Ibadan respectively. He earned a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of KwaZulu-Nattal, Durban, South Africa. His research interest includes; synthesis, characterization and application of nanomaterials and metal drug complexes.


Course(s) Taught

  • General Chemistry
  • Structure and bonding in molecules
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemistry of electron deficient compounds.



  • Ogundare, S. A., Moodley, V. and van Zyl, W. E. (2017). Nanocrystalline cellulose isolated from discarded cigarette filters. Carbohydrate Polymers, 175: 273–281.
  • Ogundare, S. A. and van Zyl, W. E. (2018). Nanocrystalline cellulose as reducing- and stabilizing agent in the synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Application as a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate. Surfaces and Interfaces, 13: 1–10.
  • Ogundare, S. A. and van Zyl, W. E. (2019). Amplification of SERS “hot spots” by silica clustering in a silver-nanoparticle/nanocrystalline-cellulose sensor applied in malachite green detection. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 570: 156–164.
  • Ogundare, S. A. and van Zyl, W. E. (2019). A review of cellulose-based substrates for SERS: fundamentals, design principles, applications. Cellulose, 26: 6489–6528.