BADMUS Biodun S. 

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B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Solid Earth Geophysics

•Groundwater Exploration

•Solid Mineral Exploration

•Environmental Geophysicist

M.Sc. Projects
1.    Aquifer Vulnerability/Aquifer Test.

2.    Applications of geophysics to soil and Groundwater Pollution.

3.    Contribution of geographical methods in the determination of aquifer parameter.

4.    Determination of Aquifer Parameters for a Multiple Well System.

5.    Geo-electrical Investigation for the assessment of groundwater condition: a case study.

Ph.D.  Projects

1.    Comparing Groundwater Recharge Estimate Using Advance Monitoring Techniques & models.

2.    Environmental Hydrogeology of………. :Effect of Mining and Urban Expansion on Groundwater quality

3.    Groundwater Availability of — Aquifer: Numerical Simulations through 2050.

4.    Integration of Hydrologic Field Investigation, Aquifer Analysis and Proper Well Development in Maximizing Pumping Capacity.



  1. My research work has focused extensively on groundwater investigation using various techniques of electrical resistivity methods of geophysical prospecting.  I have used other methods of prospecting to delineate the subsurface structure for mineral exploration.  The following are the significant contributions I have made in my areas of research:
  2. I have carried out series of field experiment in my locality to determine subsurface contamination in the vicinity of refuse dumps.  The major contribution here was to establish the WHO standards for water consumption amongst water wells, borehole drilled within and around refuse dump sites, articles 1, 2, 3, 14, 15 and 20.
  3. I have also used electrical resistivity methods of prospecting to classify the geology of my locality (sedimentary, complex basement and transitional zones) so as to establish the aquifer characteristics for groundwater potentials and also be able to have guidelines for water engineers and borehole drillers, articles 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 18 and 21.
  4. I have carried out theoretical work on seismic waves in anisotropic earth media.  Here, we were trying to study the propagation of seismic waves in various earth media and compare with the direction of groundwater flow.  Also arising from this, we were able to understand clearly the numerical model to study the effect of sediment size and depth in the movement of groundwater in an open channel bend systems, articles 7 and 9.
  5. Recently, I have carried out research work on mineral exploration and mineral reserve estimates within and around south-western Nigeria, using electrical resistivity methods.  My main goal was to explore area where mineral deposits (Mica, Limestone, Kaolin Clay, Tourmaline and the likes) are located and also distinguish between their qualities and quantify the amount of reserve deposits.  Also along this study, I have observed the effect of these mineral deposits on the groundwater potentials of the area where they are located, articles 12, 13, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 and 25.
  6. Conclusively, it has not been easy carrying out these research works because of the unavailability of equipment and manpower.  This has handicapped quite a number of good research works in the area of geophysics.  Sequel to this, we tried to carry out fabrication of equipment for resistivity measurement and this is effectively in use, article 10.

CV Raman Fellowship for African Researchers, 2012, sponsored by the Indian Government

 Head of Department

  • European Association of Geo-Chemistry
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG)
  • College on Solar/Atmospheric Radiation: principle, measurement and applications. University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, 26th October to 6th November, 1998.
  • Workshop on Natural fluid mechanics, National Mathematical Centre, Abuja, Nigeria, 4th to 24th April, 1999.
  • International workshop on Nigeria Sat one, Department of Physics, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria, August 15th to 19th, 2004.
  • First international conference on science and national development, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 25th to 28th October, 2004.
  • Second international conference on science and national development, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 26th to 30th October, 2006.
  • Third international conference on science and national development, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 24th to 27th November, 2008.
  • The Goldschmidt conference of Geo-chemical and European Association of Geo-Chemistry, University of Cologne, Germany, August 19th t0 24th, 2009.
  • National Conference on Sustainable Development through Innovative Research in Science and Technology. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 700032, WB, India, 28-29 September, 2012.

1.              Akinyemi, O. D., Badmus, B. S., and Vincent U. E., 2005. Physics at a  Glance, Centre for Human Resources Development, Abeokuta, Nigeria.


2.    Badmus, B. S, Oyedele, T and Ojelabi, E. A: Electrical Resistivity Soundings to Determine Subsurface Contamination in the Vicinity of Refuse Dump: Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences.  Vol.7, No.3. , PP. 477- 482., June 2001.

3.    Badmus, B. S, Ojelabi, E. A, Fassunwon, O. O, Onabajo, D. R and Okubanjo, O. O: Geophysical and Chemical Analysis of Groundwater Samples in Ago-Iwoye Area, South West Nigeria: African Journal of Environmental Studies.  Vol. 2, No. 1: 77- 80, 2001.

4.    Ojelabi, E. A, Basorun, O. A., Badmus, B. S, Ariyo, S. O, Oyedele, K. F and Akintunde, O. M: Geoelectric Sounding Near Ijebu-Ode and Its Implication on Ground Water Exploration: J.Sci., Engr. and Tech. 8(4): 3700-3708, 2001.

5.    Ojelabi, E. A, Badmus, B. S and Salua, A. A: Comparative Analysis of Wenner and Schlumberger Methods of Geoelectric Sounding in Subsurface Delineation and Groundwater Exploration- A Case Study: Journal of Geological Society of India.  Vol. 60, PP. 623-628, Dec. 2002:

6.    Akinyemi, O. D, Olowofela, J. A, Akinlade, O. O and Badmus, B. S: A Numerical Mode to Study the Effects of Sediment Size and Depth on the Movement of Groundwater in an Open Channel Bend System: Nigerian Journal of Science: Vol. 37, No.1 (2003), 75-79.

7.    Ayolabi, E. A and Badmus, B. S: Hydrogeological Significance of Geoelectric Sounding at Ijebu-Ode Area, South West Nigeria: Global Journal of Geological Sciences. Vol.2, No.1, PP. 67-77, 2004:

8.    Olowofela, J. A, Badmus, B. S and Offor, C: Geoelectric Investigation of the Proposed Seismographic Station at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria: Zuma Journ. of Pure and Applied Sciences.  6(2), 2004.

9.    Olowofela, J. A., Jolaosho, V. O and Badmus, B. S: Measuring the electrical resistivity of the Earth using a fabricated resistivity meter:     Eur. J. Phys. 26 (2005) 501-515:

10.    Badmus, B. S, Ayolabi, E. A., Olowofela, J. A., Adisa, S. A and Oyekunle, T. O.: Current Variation in Electrical Resistivity Probing Using Wenner and Schlumberger Arrays in a Basement Terrain.: J. Geophys.Eng.2 (2005) 118-125:

11.    Badmus, B. S. and Ayolabi, E. A: Litho-Facies Changes in Ewekoro Limestone     Using Schlumberger Geoelectric Sounding Technique: Journal of Applied Science & Technology, CSIR-INSS, Ghana. Vol.10, Nos. 1 & 2, 2005:

12.    Olusola, O. I., Badmus, B. S and Babatunde, P: Electrical Resistivity Survey to Determine the Aquifer Characteristics of Isolu Community Southwesterm Nigeria: ASSET, Series B, Vol.5, No.1, 2006.

13.    B. S. Badmus, J. D. Ayanda and I. O. Popoola: Geo-electric Investigation of Mica Schist and Deposits in South Western Nigeria: Journal of Applied Science & Technology, CSIR-INSS, Ghana. Vol. 11, Nos. 1 & 2, 2006:

14.    B. S. Badmus, A. A Odewande, E.A. Ayolabi and T. Oyedele: Experimental Investigation of Leachate Contamination Effect on Ground water Exploration in Basement Complex Area: ASSET, Series B, 8 (1):12 – 16, 2009.

15.    B. S. Badmus, G. C. Ufoegbune, O. O. Taiwo and E. A. Ayolabi: Geophysical Investigations and Groundwater Quality within Camp Village, Abeokut Southwestern Nigeria: ASSET, Series B, 7(1):43 – 52, 2008.

16.    B. S Badmus and O. B Olatinsu: Geoelectric mapping and characterization of limestone deposits of Ewekoro formation, south-western Nigeria: Journal of Geology and Mining Research, Vol. (1), pp. 8-18, 2009:

17.    Ayolabi, E. A, Olatinsu, O.B and Badmus, B. S: Groundwater Potential Evaluation using Elelectrical Resistivity Method in a Typical Basement     Complex Area of Nigeria: Journal of Science and Technology, Ghana, Vol. 29, No.1, pp. 52-63, 2009:

18.    B. S. Badmus and O. B. Olatinsu: Geophysical evaluation and chemical analysis of Kaolin clay deposit of Lakire village, southwestern Nigeria: International Journal of Physical Sciences, Vol. 4(10), pp.592-606, October, 2009:

19.    B. S. Badmus and O. B. Olatinsu: Aquifer Characteristics and Groundwater Recharge Pattern in a Typical Basement Complex, Southwestern, Nigeria.  African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 4(6), pp. 328 – 342, 2010:

20.    B. S. Badmus: Plasticity and Compressibility Characteristics of Laterite soil from Nigeria.  ASSET Series B, 2010.

21.    B. S. Badmus: Integrated Geophysical Mapping to Determine Depth to Basement at Awa Ijebu, Southwestern Nigeria.  ASSET Series B, 2010.

22.    B. S. Badmus, K. Sotona and M. Krieger: Gravity Support for Hydrocarbon Exploration at the Prospect Level.  Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS) 2 (1): 1-6, 2011:

23.    Badmus, B. S., Obawole, A. O And Ganiyu, S. A: 2-D Geo-electric     Evaluation of Soil Contamination by Surface Oil and Gas Tanks in Sedimentary Formation.  Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS) 2 (2): 203-209, 2011:

24.    B.S. Badmus, O.D. Akinyemi, J.A. Olowofela and G.M. Folarin: 3D Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) Survey of a Typical Basement Complex Terrain.  Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS): 2 (4): 680-286, 2011:

25.    J. A. Olowofela, B. S. Badmus, S. A. Ganiyu, O. T. Olurin and P. Babatunde: Source Location and Depth Estimation from Digitized Aeromagnetic Data Acquired from a Basement Complex Formation. Journal of Earth Science India, Vol. 4(III), pp. 136 – 142, 2011.

26.    Olukayode, D. Akinyemi, Yemi, S. Onifade, Biodun S. Badmus and O.S. Awokola: Determination of Thermal Properties of Rock Samples Using Modified Thermal Block Method. Journal of Earth Science India, Vol. 5(II), pp. 38 – 50, 2012.

27.    Oluwaseun T. Olurin, B. S. Badmus, O. D. Akinyemi, J. A. Olowofela, V. C. Ozebo and S. A. Ganiyu: Analysis of Physical Parameters of Limestone Deposits in Ewekoro Formation, Southwestern Nigeria. Earth Science Research; Vol. 1, No. 2; 2012.

28.    S. A. Ganiyu, B. S. Badmus, M. O. Awoyemi, O. D. Akinyemi, and O. T. Olurin: Upward Continuation and Reduction to Pole Process on Aeromagnetic Data of Ibadan Area, South-Western Nigeria. Earth Science Research; Vol. 2, No. 1; 2013.


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