Prof. (Mrs.)

EROMOSELE Catherine Oluyemisi 

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Professor Eromosele's research interests are in two broad areas namely, physico chemical, mechanical and thermal properties of polymers; and raw materials research while her studies on the former have been on high tonnage synthetic industrial polymers polyvinyl chloride and nylon 6, the latter studies relate to seed oils and cellulosic fibres. She has published considerable number of articles in local and international journals and in the process has supervised over 100 undergraduate projects; five masters and three doctoral theses as a major supervisor. She has also co-supervised several postgraduate students in the University.

A notable Scholar, Professor Eromosele attended Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, Yaba, Lagos (1969-73); Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, Lagos (1973-75), and the University of Benin, Benin City (1975-78) where she earned a Bachelors Honours degree in Industrial Chemistry. On completion of the one-year mandatory National Youth Service in 1979, she proceeded to the Victoria University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST), (1979-81) for a Masters degree in Polymer and Fibre Science under the sponsorship of Petroleum Training Development Fund (PTDF). In 1998 she obtained a doctoral degree in Chemistry from the University of Benin, Benin City.

She began her University academic career as an Assistant Lecturer on January 5, 1985 in the Department of Chemical Sciences of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos after which she moved to the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Yola as Lecturer II in 1988 where she worked till 2002. In 2002, she transferred her services to the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) now Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry where she rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Industrial Chemistry in 2008 undeterred by various serial interruptive relocations.
Professor Eromosele is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (2007), and a Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (2011).

She has held several academic and administrative positions in the University and has also served in several committees at the Federal University of Technology, Yola among which are: Head, Department of Chemistry, Deputy Dean, School of Science & Technology Education; Warden, Nana Asmau Hall, Member of the School Board and Member of Senate. She also served as a member of some notable Committees which include: Member, University Ceremonial Sub-Committee on Entertainment, Member, University Council Committee on Nominees for National, Productivity, Order of Merit (NPM) Award, Member, University Appraisal Committee, Member, University Award of Prizes Committee, Member, Centre for Equipment Maintenance & Industrial Training (CEMIT), Member University Committee on Table Water Project, Member, Committee on Policy Linkage of Federal Ministry of Science & Technology, Universities, National & International Institutions, 2001, Chairman, School of Pure and Applied Sciences' Strategic Planning Committee.

She has served in other capacities as: Member, Governing Council of St. Albert the Great Seminary, Idowu-Offoran, Abeokuta (A degree -awarding Institution of the Catholic Church), External Examiner for Ph.D and M.Sc candidates in several Universities in Nigeria; External Assessor, for Professorial rank, to six Nigerian Universities; Chairperson/Member, National Universities Commission (NUC), and Accreditation Team to several Universities in Nigeria.

In 2018, the Inaugural lecturer was sponsored by the Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) to present aspects of her work at the International Workshop on Advanced Polymer Science and Turbulent Drag Reduction at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. She was also sponsored by TWOWS to attend the 4th General Assembly and International Conference: Women Scientist in a Changing World in 2010. Prof. Eromosele is married to Professor Ighodalo Clement Eromosele, a former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of this University, and are blessed with children and grand-children.

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

  • Local raw materials sourcing of stabilizers for PVC
  • Extraction, Characterization of industrially useful value-added products from seed oils of relatively unknown wild plants.
  • Characterization, properties of graft copolymer of cellulosic materials and starch (poly saccharides) and natural rubber.
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (2007)
  • Fellow, Chemical Society of Nigeria (2011).

Post Held
Coordinator, Pre-degree programme,
Warden, Iyalode Tinubu Hall,
Head, Department of Chemistry,
Pioneer Dean, College of Physical Sciences
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

Committees Served
Chairman, Students Welfare and Hostels Management Committee
Chairman, University Admissions Committee. Member, Committee on the Establishment of College of Management Sciences,
Member, Special Investigation Panel on Student Disturbance of 30th September 2004,
Member, Admission Committee,
Member, University Senate,
Member, Undergraduate Prospectus Review Committee,
Member, Gender Mainstreaming Committee,
Member, Users Committee on the Construction of Female Hostel,
Member, Committee on Supervision, Repairs, Rehabilitation and Repainting of Student Hostels,

  • Member, Plastic and Rubber Institute (MPRI) London (Now Institute of Material Science) 1986
  • Member, Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) Italy 1996
  • Member, Chemical Society of Nigeria 2006.
  • Fellow, Institute of Chartered Chemists, Nigeria 2007
  1. C.O. Eromosele, I.U. Agbo and I.C. Eromosele (1989).  Phytochemical studies and therapeutic status of some species of Acalypha proceedings of the conference on 3rd World Strategies for Technological Development, 20-26th August 1989, Yola pp. 579-582.
  2. F.E. Okieimen, C.O. Eromosele, (1999).  Studies in thermal degradation of PVC effect of metal soaps of Khaya seed oil on the stabilization of PVC presented at the chemical society conference held in Jos 1999.
  3. Sogbaike, C.E., Okieimen, F.E. and Eromosele, C.O. (2004) Stabilising effects of epoxidised khaya seed oil on the thermal degradation of PVC. Proceedings of 27th International Conference of the Chemical Society of Nigeria pp. 149-154.

1.    C.O. Bamkole (1978) Investigation of the Hexane soluble fraction of Azadirachta Indica B.Sc. Dissertation, University of Benin.

2.       C.O. Bamkole (1982) Anisotropy of the Dynamic Mechanical Modulus of drawn nylon 6 films. M.Sc. Dissertation, UMIST Manchester, U.K.

3.       C.O. Eromosele (1998) Thermal Stabilisation of Poly (Vinyl Chloride) by Khaya Senegalensis oil Ph.D Thesis, University of Benin.

B.    ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS

1.    C.O. Eromosele (1991) “ANISOTROPY of the dynamic mechanical modulus of drawn nylon 6 films” Nigeria Journal of Science 25 271- 279.

2.    I.C. Eromosele, C.O. Eromosele and D.M. Kuzhkuzaa (1991).  Evaluation of     mineral elements and ascorbic acid content in fruits of some wild plants. Plant Foods Hum. Nutrn. 41 151-154.

3.    C.O. Eromosele and B. Awadje (1993).  Evaluation of Levels of Organochlorine pesticide residues in selected Nigerian edible fats and oils. Techn. & Dev. J (3) 27-30.

4.    I.C. Eromosele and C.O. Eromosele (1993).  Studies on the chemical composition and physio-chemical properties of seeds of some wild plants. Plant Foods Hum. Nutrn. 43, 251-258.

5.    I.C. Eromosele, C.O. Eromosele, A.O. Akintoye and T.O. Komolafe, (1994). Characterization of oils and chemical analysis of seeds of wild plants. Plant Foods Hum. Nutri. 46, 361-365.

6.    C.O. Eromosele, I.C.  Eromosele, S.L.M. Muktar, and S.A.  Birdling (1995).  Metal  levels in fish from the Upper Benue River, Lake Geriyo and Njuwa of the North Eastern Nigeria Bull.  Environ. Contam. Toxicol 54 (1) 8-14.

7.    I.C. Eromosele C.O. Eromosele,  J. Orisakiya and  S. Okufi (1996).  Binding of Copper and Chromium ions by shea butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) seed husks.  Bioresource Technnol J. 58  (1) 25-29.

8.    I.C. Eromosele, C.O. Eromosele, P. Innazo and P. Njerim (1998).  Studies on some seed and seed oils. Bioresource Tehnol J. 64 (3) 245-247.

9.    F.E. Okieimen, and C.O. Eromosele, (1998). Utilization of Khaya seed oil in thermal stabilization of PVC. Nig. J. Appl. Sci. 16, 30-40.

10.    F. E. Okiemen and C.O. Eromosele (1999) Thermal Stabilisation of PVC with metal soaps of Khaya seed oil.  Angew. Makromol. Chemie; 269: 8-15.

11.    C.O. Eromosele, and F.B. Okiemen, (1999).  Fatty acid composition of the seed oil of Khaya. Senegalensis Bioresource Technol. J. 69  (3) 297-298 .

12.    F.E. Okiemen, and C.O. Eromosele,  (2000).  Stabilising effect of derivatives of Khaya seed oil on the thermal degradation of PVC. Eur. Polym. 36 525-537.

13.    F.E. Okieimen, and C.O. Eromosele, (2000). Thermal Stabilization of PVC with Khaya seed oil Thermogravimetric studies. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 77, 1432-1438.

14.    I.C. Eromosele, C.O. Eromosele, and H.K. Zanna (2002) Graft copolymerization of acrylic acid on methyl cellulose by ceric ion-p-xylene redox pair. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 84, 500-584.

15.    C.O. Eromosele, and I.C. Eromosele, (2002).  Fatty-acid composition of seed oils of Haematostaphis barteri and Ximenia Americana Bioresource Technol. J. 82. 303-304.

16.    C.O. Eromosele, and N.H. Paschal (2003).  Characterisation and Viscosity parameters of seed oils from wild plants.  Bioresource Technol. J. 86, 203-205.

17.    C.O. Eromosele and S.P. Nwokata (2003) Graft Copolymerisation of acrylic acid onto methylcellulose J. Appl.  Polym Sci. 91 (1) 278-281.

18.    C.O. Eromosele, O.O. Omoniyi and O.R. Awolesi (2004).  Some aspects of grafting of acrylic acid unto cellulosic (2004).  Some aspects of grafting of acrylic acid unto cellulosic pulp by potassium permanganate in the presence of toluene derivatives.  Nig. J. Polym. Sci. & Technol. 4 (1), 283-289.

19.    Sogbaike, C.E, Okieimen, F.E and Eromosele, O.C. (2005) Thermoxidative degradation of PVC in the presence of derivatives of Khaya seed oil. Polym. Degrad. Stab., 88 (2): 175–181.

20.    C.O. Eromosele, M. Oloye and I.C. Eromosele, (2006).  Graft copolymerization of methacrylonitrile on Caesarweed fibre by ceric ion – isopropanol redox pair. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 101(1), 353-358.

21.    C.O. Eromosele, L.A. Arogundade, I.C. Eromosele and O. Ademuyiwa (2007). Extractability of African yam bean (Sphenostylis sternocarpa) protein in acid salt and alkaline Aqueous media. Food Hydrocolloids (In press)

22.    I.C. Eromosele, C.O. Eromosele and D.O. Funmilayo. (2008) Grafting of acylonitrile onto allylated caesarweed fibres by potassium permanganate-N, N’-Dimethylacetamide redox pair. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 110(5), 2671-2675.

23.    C.O. Eromosele, Q.O. Afolabi and I.C. Eromosele(2008).  Graft copolymerization of acrylonitrile onto allylated caesarweed fibres by ceric ion in the presence of 2- mercaptoethanol. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 110(5), 2796-2801.

24.    I.C. Eromosele, C.O. Eromosele, K.S. Ayinde and O. Adegoke(2008). Graft copolymerization of acrylic acid onto cocoyam starch by ceric ion in the presence of N, N’-Dimetylacetamide. J.Appl. Polym. Sci. 110(5), 2676-2680.

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