Meet The Nigerian Woman, Omowunmi Sadik Who Invented Biosensors That Detect Bombs

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Nigerians are making great exploits all over the world. They are very talented, creative and intelligent people. Nigerians are also taking lead positions in their professsions with passion to succeed despite encountering obstacles.

Omowunmi Sadik is a professor, chemist and an inventor of microelectrode biosensors that can detect foreign materials, to spot drugs and explosives.

She was born in 1964 in Lagos, Nigeria. While growing up in Nigeria, she got introduced to science by her father, who was a pharmaceutical technician. Sadik was interested in physics, chemistry, and biology.

Omowunmi Sadik

Sadik is currently a professor at Binghamton University in Upstate, New York while formulating technology that will recycle metal ions from waste for industrial and environmental purposes.

Diagram of nano-particle and intra-cross linking…photo credit: Binghamton University

According to Binghamton University;

In 1985, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Lagos. She btained a Master’s degree in chemistry in 1987. In 1994, she earned her PhD from Wollongong University in Australia.

Sadik is the recipient of several fellowships to include the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the National Research Council to name a few.

She is also a collaborator with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, UNESCO in Romania, Turkey, and Japan; and previously a panel member for the National Institution of Health on Instrumentation and Systems Development.

Sadik in conjunction with Barbara Karn formed the not-for-profit Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization in 2012.

Currently, Sadik is a professor at Binghamton University in Upstate, New York while formulating technology that will recycle metal ions from waste for industrial and environmental purposes.

Her contributions are greatly honoured as a woman.


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