Professors Catherine Eromosele and David Agboola have been appointed as Pioneer Deans for the newly-established College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS) and College of Biosciences (COLBIOS), respectively. Both Colleges were created from the former College of Natural Sciences (COLNAS).

Professor Eromosele, former Head, Department of Chemistry, whose research interest is in local raw material sourcing of stabilizers for Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), characterisation of industrially useful products from seed oils of relatively unknown wild plants and studies of properties of graft copolymers of cellulosic and sustetic materials (poly saccharides) and natural rubber, attended the University of Benin, Benin-City, between 1975 and 1978, where she obtained her first degree, while she got her Master’s degree from the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, UK in 1981 and her Ph. D from the University of Benin, in 1998.

Meanwhile, Professor David Agboola, a Botanist and former Deputy Dean of the Postgraduate School, where he served for two terms, has his research interest in the area of physiology of seed germination and seedling growth in tropical trees and weeds. He obtained his first degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), in 1976 and his M.Sc and Ph.D degrees from the University of Ilorin in 1979 and 1993, respectively. Both Deans are widely published, belong to various professional bodies, and have participated in many national and international conferences. They have also contributed administratively to the academia in various capacities, aside their numerous societal affiliations.

Last Updated on December 16, 2014 by admin

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