Dr Oluwasesan Adegoke

Baxter Fellow (Teaching and Research)

Science and Engineering Office, School of Science and Engineering

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PhD in Chemistry (April 2014), Rhodes University, South Africa  

MSc in Nanoscience (December 2008), University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

BSc in Chemistry, 2:1 (August 2006), University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria 


  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Dundee, LRCFS, Jan 2018 - Feb 2020
  • Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Oct 2017 – Nov 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Centre for Biological Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, Jan 2017 – September 2017
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan, Nov 2014 – Nov 2016
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Jan 2014 – Nov 2014

After completing his bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2006, Oluwasesan Adegoke was awarded two international Scholarships from the University of Nottingham in 2007 to study for a Masters course in Nanoscience of which he graduated in 2008. In 2014, he graduated with a PhD in Chemistry from Rhodes University where he researched on new fluorescent-based sensor systems for toxic metal ions and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species using engineered semiconductor quantum dots. In 2014, he was awarded three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships that allowed him to carry out postdoctoral research in South Africa and Japan. His expertise is in developing state-of-the-art optical sensors and biosensors for a wide range of analytes using engineered nanomaterials. As a Baxter Fellow in Forensic Chemistry, his research interest lies in the engineering of new nanomaterials and the development of new optical nanosensors and nanobiosensors for a wide range of targets.



  • Engineered hybrid nanomaterials with multifuntional properties
  • Aptamer-based colorimetric and fluorescent-based optical nanobiosensors
  • Catalytic sensors and biosensors with novel hybrid nanozymes
  • Immuno-based colorimetric and fluorescence biosensors
  • Molecularly imprinted polymer nanosensors
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