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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 


  • Baxter Fellow in Forensic Chemistry (Teaching & Research), University of Dundee, March 2020 - Date
  • 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

Dr Oluwasesan Adegoke is currently a Baxter Fellow (Lecturer) in Forensic Chemistry at the University of Dundee, UK. After completing his bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2006, Oluwasesan was awarded two international Scholarships from the University of Nottingham in 2007 to study for a Masters course in Nanoscience. He hold a MSc degree in Nanoscience and in 2014, he graduated with a PhD degree in Chemistry from Rhodes University where he worked on the development of new fluorescent probes for toxic metal ions and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species using engineered semiconductor quantum dot nanoconjugates. In 2014, he was awarded three Postdoctoral Research Fellowships that enabled him to carry out Postdoctoral Research in South Africa and Japan. His expertise lies in the development of novel optical sensors and biosensors for a wide range of analytes using engineered nanomaterials. As a Baxter Fellow in Forensic Chemistry, he leads the research group on the development of optical nanobiosensor systems for environmental, food, defence & security and biomedical applications.



  • Synthesis and characterization of engineered functional nanomaterials.
  • Development of aptamer-based colorimetric and fluorescent optical nanobiosensors.
  • Development of functional nanozymes for catalytic colorimetric biosensor assays.
  • Development of quantum dot-based molecularly imprinted polymer nanocomposites for fluorescence sensing applications.
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Press release

Researchers from the University of Dundee have developed new chemical sensor for cocaine that may lead to potential new point of seizure tests for police officers, customs officers, prison officers and medical professionals who routinely test for control

Published on 14 March 2019