Prof. Omotayo Arotiba

Prof. Omotayo Arotiba Omotayo Arotiba received his PhD in 2009 at SensorLab, University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa. He carried out some postdoctoral research with three institutions from 2009 to 2010: SensorLab (UWC); Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg. He joined the Department of Applied Chemistry (now Department of Chemical Sciences), University of Johannesburg (UJ) South Africa in 2011 where he is currently a full Professor and the Director of the Centre for Nanomaterials Science Research. Prof Arotiba is the current Chairman of the Electrochemistry Division (ElectrochemSA) of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI) and he is a SACI Board member. He is a C1 rated researcher by the National Research Foundation of South Africa.

He leads the Electrochemistry Research Group at UJ. His research interest is on the application of electrochemistry to solving challenges in environmental, water, materials and biomedical fields. His focus includes (but not limited to) the development of photo-electrochemical water treatment technologies; electrochemical sensors & biosensors; materials electrochemistry and nano-electrochemistry.

Prof Arotiba has published 121 papers with h index of 31 and over 3882 citations. He has graduated 12 PhDs and 19 MSc (15 with distinction) students. He is an Editorial Board Member of Frontiers in Sensor (Associate Editor), Current NanoScience and Materials Focus Journal. He has been a Guest Editor for Electrocatalysis (2018) and Electroanalysis (2020) and currently for Catalysis (2021). He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), International Society of Electrochemistry and a Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria.