Degree: B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D
Academic Rank: Professor of Nanotechnology and Materials (First Nigerian Professor of Nanotechnology)
Current Position: HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
Research Interest: Industrial Material Chemistry and Nanotechnology.
(Alexander Von Humboldt (George Forster) Fellowship) @ Regensburg University, Germany
Alternative URL: www-oc.chemie.uni-regensburg.de/diaz/members.php
Enock Olugbenga Oladepo DARE is presently the first Professor of Nanotechnology in Nigeria. He is a seasoned chemist, distinguished scholar and researcher of high repute. He holds a Ph.D in Chemistry of the University of Ilorin, Nigeria and Advanced Research Diploma in Chemical Engineering of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. A postdoctoral training at Princeton University, NJ, USA. Professor Dare is an outstanding international scholar and widely travelled to all continents of the world through international cooperation, having visited more than 30 different countries. He is a UNESCO and
MONBUSHO fellow (Japan); FULBRIGHT and USAMI fellow (Princeton University, USA); Taiwanese National Science Foundation fellow (Taiwan); A regular associate of ICTP, Trieste, Italy e.t.c. To crown it all, he recently got the world most prestigious Alexahander von Humboldt (AvH) – Georg Forster fellowship tenable at Regensburg University (Germany) Prof. Dare is in the forefront of Nanotechnology research in Africa. He remain a major player in the Nigeria Nanotechnology Initiatives of 2006 that brought Nanotechnology into limelight in Nigeria, and which was administratively supported by the former DG, NASENI, Prof. O. Adewoye. He has made excellent research output in Hybrid nanocomposites based on POSS, nanoporous membrane technology, transdermal drug delivery, nanobimetallic for sensor and catalysis, green nanotechnology, nanobiotechnology, e.t.c. His most current research lies on “nano-enabled materials for anti-counterfeiting, fingerprinting for criminality detection. Prof. Dare and his Ph.D student (now Dr. Alayande) successfully deployed the concept of nanotechnology in translating “discarded waste product via surface nanochemistry to prototype and technology leading to an international “Patent”. The technology has the full capability for petroleum fingerprinting, crude oil/water separation and promotes enhanced oil recovery. Furthermore, he is the brain behind the invention of a point-of-use nanoporous water purification technology that accorded him a national award as the 2nd best at the National Universities Research and Development Fair (NURESDEF 2012) which attracted all Universities in Nigeria. It was on this note that Prof. Dare feature occasionally in an NUC-sponsored “voyage of discovery” on AIT and NTA as he demonstrate the new technology. It is worth of note that several other awards, grants and commendations are to his credit. He was “Innovation and Invention” awardee of NASENI. The governing council of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta commended him “for breaking new grounds in Chemistry” in the year 2014. He is the author/co-author of over 90 scientific publications and has given more than 30 invited lectures ( plenary and keynotes) at various conferences world-wide. Professor Dare has produced 8 Doctors (Ph.Ds), some of which has gained tenure at prestigious institutions nationally and internationally. Administratively, he was former Acting Director of Academic Planning, Federal University, Lafia. As well, he was former Head of Department of Chemistry, FUNAAB. Prof. Enoch Olugbenga Dare is everly grateful to (1) Almighty God that gave him “Grace” to do the unexpected (2) his late parents, Bishop & Mrs A.S. Dare (3) Prof. G.A. Olatunji of Chemistry Dept, UNILORIN who mentored him academically (4) Prof. Wole Soboyejo who gave him clues on membrane technology and who remain the bedrock of nanotechnology research in Nigeria (5) Chief (Dr.) Chris Ogunbanjo who monitored his steps in life by virtue of his sharing same parentage style (clergyman’s son) with him.
2nd BEST INNOVATION & INVENTION RESEARCH AWARDEE - NUC 2012
NANOPOROUS WATER FILTER FOR POINT OF USE IN NIGERIA HOMES.
DEVELOPED BY DARE E. O.
IN CLOSE DISCUSSION WITH ONE TIME NOBEL LAURATE IN CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR HARRY KROTO (in sky blue shirt) WON 1996 WORLD CHEMISTRY PRIZE FOR THE DISCOVERY OF FULLERENE ------- C60. I WAS INVITED AND SPONSORED TO ATTEND THE WORLD MATERIAL SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON DC, 2012.
WITH PROFESSOR DAVID GINLEY OF NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LAB COLORADO, USA AND THE EDITOR OF MATERIAL RESEARCH BULLETTIN. DAVID GINLEY IS MY MENTOR AND AN OUTSTANDING WORLD RENOWN SCIENTIST IN ENERGY ------- IN EXTENSIVE RESEARCH COLLABORATION WITH PROF. RICK REGISTER OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, NJ, USA
WITH PROF. A. NAITO, THE PRESIDENT OF TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (TIT) HELD AT TIT CENTINARY HALL. IT WAS A UNESCO -ORGANIZED PARTY FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS IN JAPANESE UNIVERSITIES.
13TH COLNAS LEADERSHIP LECTURE
DEDICATED TO MY OVERALL ACADEMIC MENTOR, PROF. GABRIEL A. OLATUNJI, DVC ACADEMIC, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ILORIN, KWARA STATE.
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