SETPOM- Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Adebayo Otitoloju - Founder

    Professor Adebayo Akeem Otitoloju bagged his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Lagos. He is a Professor of Ecotoxicology and the Founder of Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM). He has over 26 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting in the field of environmental management. He is a member of the board of trustees of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM). He has published 130 publications including journal articles in reputable national and international journals, commissioned projects and books. He has successfully supervised ten (10) Ph.D. theses and over 100 M.Sc, research dissertations. He is a Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management in the Department of Zoology. His research interests have been on the ecotoxicological evaluations of environmental impacts of pollutants. These studies entail the determination of biological effects of crude oil and joint action studies with dispersants, mixture toxicities, impacts of pesticides on target and non-target organisms, genotoxic effects of pollutants, N-terminal sequence analysis and identification of genes responsible for heavy metal resistance, biological effects of electromagnetic radiations, nanomaterials toxicology, e-wastes ecological effects and determination of biological effects of endocrine disruptors in Nigerian waters.

    He has served the university as a member of the University of Lagos Senate and has also as congregation representative on the UNILAG housing committee, member of the board of postgraduate school and a member of university investigative panels. Within the faculty of Science, he has been a member of several committees and chairpersons for a number of committees such as Safety Committee, Security Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. He has also been the Vice-Chairman of the Courses and Seminar Committee of the Faculty of Science. Within the Department of Zoology, he has successfully performed various roles including Course Adviser, Chairman of Postgraduate Committee and Chairman of Finance and Procurement Committee. He is currently the coordinator of the Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management Programmes of the department of Zoology.  Professor Otitoloju has acted as external examiner to Lagos State University, Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech), Univ. of Madras, India and Bharathiar,University, India. He was also an external assessor to Yabatech on Staff Engagement and Promotion for the Department of Biological Sciences. He is the editor- in-chief of the Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation and a member of the board of editors for the UNILAG Journal of Medicine, Science and Technology. At the national level, he has served as amember of several constituted National Expert Panels on Environmental Impact Assessment to the Federal Ministry of Environment. He has acted as national expert on Environmental Impact Assessment Projects for the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and Federal Ministry of Works. He has also worked as national expert on Laboratory Services to National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA).

    Professor Otitoloju has an overwhelming industrial experience and has served asconsultant to several national and multinational companies including Shell, Grimaldi, Nestle, Total, Allott, Rambigas, Chevron, Enron, Global Environmental Technology (GET), Triple E, Environ2000, WAPCO, Sahara Energy, British American Tobacco (BAT),Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL), Standard Metallurgical Company (SMC) and Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC) on various forms of environmental assessments studies for projects ranging from oil field development, road construction, steel manufacturing, food manufacturing, cement manufacturing and ports development. Notable studies which he has acted in Team Lead capacity include Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Lagos Ibadan Expressway Expansion Project, East-West Road Dualisation Project, LADOL Power Plant, SMC Steel Rolling Mill &Power Plant Project, several Oil Field Development Projects, several Cement Bagging Terminals and Post Impact Assessment of BongaOil Spill. He has also been involved in the development and review of policy position for Shell on National Dispersants Use Policy by NOSDRA, Mutual Assistance Plan by OPTS (oil producers’ trade section) of Lagos State Chambers of Commerce and other policy related works.

    Professor Adebayo Otitoloju was a recipient of the 2004 Development Co-Operation Prize awarded by the Belgian Government and a World Laboratory Fellowship awarded by the ICSC Switzerland. He has also been a visiting researcher to the King’s College London (KCL), University of London and a Senior Research Adviser to Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Nigeria. He is happily married with children.

     

  • Prof. Olusola Ogunwenmo – Director

    (MEnv) is the President/Vice Chancellor of the Adventist University of West Africa (AUWA), Monrovia, Liberia and a director and member of the board of trustees of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM). At various times he has been Chair/HoD of Basic & Applied Sciences, Dean Faculty of Science & Technology, Dean School of Postgraduate Studies and Director of Research & International Cooperation, Babcock University, Nigeria. An accomplished Professor of Biosystematics, Cytogenetics and Environmental Science, he has over 23 years  experience in University teaching, research and administration, and Environmental Impact Assessment consulting. Specifically he has contributed to our knowledge on the fate of heavy metals in the ecosystem through absorption and bioaccumulation by plants and transport into animal systems via the food chain; bioremediation of metal polluted soil; genotoxic, physiological and histopathological effects of industrial effluents and pesticides on plant animal systems. He discovered and named new species of the genus Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) and worked extensively on its systematics using chloroplast DNA sequences of African and South American species to elucidate its phylogeny. From crossing experiments in Ipomoea and Solanum on the field to molecular tools in the lab, he genetically engineered a drought resistant gene 'antiquitin' into dry bean, Phaseolus vulgaris cv olathe. He has over 100 scientific publications  in reputable national and international journals, commissioned projects and books. He was a recipient of the 2005-2008 Visiting Research Fellowship UNESCO-TWAS Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, Italy and the Brazilian Research Council, CNPq; Visiting Scientist African Ipomoea to the Linnean Society of London Herbarium 2004; Botany Department, Natural History Museum London 2003; US National Herbarium Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC 2003; Visiting Professor Asian Pacific International University, Thailand 2002. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a 'Chartered Biologist' of the Society of Biology, UK.

  • Dr. Temitope Sogbanmu – Member

    Temitope O. SOGBANMU PhD, MEnv

    Dr Temitope Sogbanmu is an Ecotoxicologist and Lecturer in the Ecotoxicology and Conservation Unit of the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos with a BSc in Zoology and Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management. She has several years of research and consulting experience in the subject area with publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her areas of contribution to the field include environmental monitoring and biological effects of petroleum products, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and coastal sediments. She was a Visiting Researcher at the King’s College London in 2016. Her current research is on developmental biomarkers and mechanisms of toxicity in early life stages of fish exposed to xenobiotics. She is a recipient of a number of awards and scholarships such as the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science in Sub-Sahara Africa Award, 2016 and Training scholarship by Tropical Biology Association under the Developing Research Capacity Among Environmental Scientists (DRECA) project, 2010. Dr Sogbanmu has received over $15000 in individual research grants and more in collaboration with other researchers from organisations such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities and PADI Foundation, USA. Her professional affiliations are Society of Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM), Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Society of Toxicology (SOT), Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD), Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN) and Nigeria Tropical Biology Association (NTBA). She is a member, Board of Trustees, SETPOM and Board of Directors, Detailz Graphix Ltd. Dr Sogbanmu is happily married with children.

     

  • Dr. Amaeze N.H. MEnv

    Dr. Amaeze N.H – Member

    Dr. Amaeze N.H. MEnv

    His interest in research/work is in Environmental toxicology, Pollution Management and Natural Resource Conservation. Specifically, this often involves using biochemical, histopathological and molecular biomarkers in assessing toxic responses in wild animals as a tool for environmental pollution monitoring. Dr Amaeze have been lecturing for about seven (7) years now in the University of Lagos where he has taught causes ranging from Introductory Zoology, Higher Vertebrate Zoology, Comparative Embryology, Man and His Influence on the Environment, Biomonitory, Experimental Zoology to Ecotoxicology. He has also supervised few Undergraduate projects and seminar presentations as well as mentored several postgraduate students conducting their masters' degree research. His focus in research stems from his deep rooted concern for the environment and they have so far covered areas such as endocrine disruption and cyto- genotoxicity of the Lagos lagoon, influence of pollution on fish health, bioaccumulation of heavy metals and pesticides as well as effects of industrial effluents and oil spills on biological systems and community structures. Dr Amaeze has received the University of Lagos Doctoral grant for Staff  Ph.D. Candidates in 2012 and has been a Visiting Researcher in Kings College, London for 6 months. He has participated in a number of environmental impact assessment studies and also have been a toxicologist, evaluating effects of different oil additives and petroleum  industry chemicals for the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and private concerns. He is a Lecturer II in the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, Nigeria. He has 20 peer reviewed publications in both local and national journals where the findings of his research are accessible. Currently he is the Vice President, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM). He is happily married.

  • Miss Kafilat Bawa-Allah – Member

    A first class graduate of BSc Zoology and also an MSc graduate of Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management from the Department of Zoology, University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently running a PhD programme in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management in the same department. She is a seasoned researcher with several years experience in research. Her area of specialization in research is heavy metals, focusing on their single and joint toxicities and the sub lethal effects on aquatic organisms. Also researching enzymes and proteins and how they confer resistance on aquatic organisms exposed to heavy metals. She has publications in reputable journals.

  • Mrs Idowu Aneyo – Member

    (MEnv) is a researcher in the field of Environmental Toxicology and a member of the board of trustees of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation. She has over 6 years experience in research, both in field and laboratory analysis such as environmental monitoring of Pollutants, Environmental Impact Assessment, bioassay of various chemical substances, as well as the use of genetic and molecular tools in assessing toxicological damages in living systems. She has a number of publications in reputable national and international journals. Her research efforts focuses on the biological effects of radiofrequency radiations from GSM base stations and other sources. She was at one time a Graduate Research Assistant at the Ecotoxicology Laboratory, Zoology Department University of Lagos. She is currently on her PhD programme in the same Department, with interest on the biological effects of radiofrequency radiation from Telecommuication and Electricity Base stations, Microwave Oven and Radar systems on filial generations of mice. She is a member of board of trustees of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation.

  • Dr.(Mrs) V. F. Doherty – Member

    Dr Funmilayo Doherty MEnv is an Environmental Toxicologist and senior lecturer in the Environmental Biology unit, Yaba College of Technology. She attended Ahmadu Bello University for her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and graduated with a second class upper, She obtained an M.Sc and Ph.D in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management from the University of Lagos. She also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Health, Safety and Environmental Management (HSE) from Medilag Consult, University of Lagos, PGD Technology Management from the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), University of Ife.  Dr Doherty is a member of several professional bodies including  Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM), Organization for Women in Science for the developing world (OWSD), European Project funding and Management Academy,  Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN),  International Society for Environmental Information Science and the Nigerian Environmental Society (NES). She is currently the Financial Secretary of the Environmental Research Group (ERG) and former Assistant General Secretary of Women in Technical Education (WITED), Yaba College of Technology chapter. She is a member of the editorial board and e-editor of YCT International Journal of Environmental Issues.  She is a recipient of many research grants and awards such as World Bank STEP-B Innovators of Tomorrow research grant in 2011, Singapore cooperation programme training award in 2016 and recipient of AuthorAID Online Course on grant proposal writing, 2016.  She has over 30 publications in reputable national and international Journals. She was one of the guest facilitators at the online course on research writing organized by International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) in April 2016. She was sponsored by the Government of Singapore to attend the leaders in Technical Vocational Education and Training course. She has successfully organized the United Nations World Youth Skills Day events in YCT with over 1,500 students in attendance and invited private organizations and celebrities to lend their support to the campaign towards skills development for youths. She also organized the first ever online course in YCT on proposal grant writing. In YCT, she facilitated the establishment of staff cooperative agric multipurpose  society and contributed to the establishment of the Flexible Skills Development Centre under the Commonwealth of Learning initiative. She has also authored a book – Fundamentals of Ecology. Presently, Dr Funmilayo Doherty is the Coordinator, Yaba College of Technology UNESCO-UNEVOC centre for Research and Sustainable Development and the President, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (SETPOM). She is happily married with four children.

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