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Meet Prof. Wunmi Sadik, inventor of microelectrode biosensors | Diaspora Stars

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

Omowunmi "Wunmi" A. Sadik, born in Lagos, Nigeria on June 19, 1964, is a Nigerian professor, scientist, and inventor who works at Binghamton University. She has developed micro-electrode biosensors for drug and explosive detection and is working on methods for recovering metal ions from garbage for use in environmental and industrial applications. Sadik co-founded the non-profit Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization in 2012. Her family was made up of scientists who encouraged her interests in physics, chemistry, and biology. She earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Lagos in 1985 and a master's degree in chemistry in 1987. Sadik went on to study at Wollongong University in Australia. In 1994, she received her Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Wollongong.

Sadik is a Royal Society of Chemistry Fellow (2010) and an American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow (elected 2012). She also belongs to the American Chemical Society. She works for the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation, and she was a member of the National Institutes of Health Study Panel on Instrumentation and Systems Development. She works with the UNESCO International Center of Biodynamics in Bucharest, Romania, Ege University in Turkey, and the University of Fukui in Japan on international projects.

#Photocredit; Guardian Nigeria.


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