Dr. Fadare has been awarded the prestigious Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Award in Germany. He will be joining Prof. Dr. Henner Hollert laboratory at the Department of Evolutionary Ecology & Environmental Toxicology (E3T), Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany to work on the research project titled “Biomonitoring of microplastics in the aquatic ecosystem: Effect of perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAS) interactions with micro(nano)plastic particles on Zebrafish.
Oluniyi Fadare earned his masters and Ph.D. degrees in Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. He was with the Centre for Energy Research and Development (CERD), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria before joining the Texas A &M University-Corpus-Christi, as a Research Associate.
He employs spectroscopic techniques and molecular assays to understand the behavior and effects of micro(nano)plastics in different environmental matrices and their potential impact on humans. He was a recipient of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences Ph.D. Fellowship for International Students, National Key Research and Development Program of China Research Grant, and National Natural Science Foundation of China Grant (RCEES). He is a member of the advisory board of Environmental Science: Europe and a reviewer to many scientific journals.