Dr. Oluniyi Fadare


Oluniyi Fadare is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Energy Research and Development, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He got his Bachelor and Master’ degrees in Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Science from the prestigious University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China. He is the coordinator of the PAN-African micro(nano)plastic research network (PAN-microplast) and a member of CAS-TWAS Young Scientists for Sustainable Development Goals. He is also the founder of Marine Litter Watch – Nigeria, an interest group monitoring marine litter pollution along the coastal areas of the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria.

His research interest in Analytical Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology with focus on the behaviour and effects of micro(nano)plastics in different environmental matrices and potential impact on humans. Investigation of the Nano- and Microplastic particles as vectors for hydrophobic organic pollutant toxicity in vertebrate and invertebrate organisms, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the environment, Nano-Bio Interaction of micro(nano) plastics, human exposure routes to microplastics, plastic and marine litter pollution.

His studies have been published in high-rated International journal such as Environmental Science:Nano, Environmental Science and Technology and other reputable journals. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Africa and editorial member of the Environmental Science Europe.

Research Skills:

  • Ecotoxicological method
  • Chemical exposure assays
  • Molecular techniques
  • Laser Confocal Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
  • Fourier-transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectrometry
  • UV-Vis spectrophotometry, material characterization (hydrodynamic diameter, Zeta potential)
  • Fluorometry
  • Chromatographic techniques (CC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS)
  • Quantitative Polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)
  • Zebrafish husbandry and embryonic exposure protocols
  • Daphnia cultivation.

Software Application Packages (Microsoft office, Origin, QGIS, Rstudio, Grass GIS, Primet).

Professional Appointment

Editorial board member – Environmental Science: Europe
Peer-Reviewer – Environmental Science and Technology Letters
Peer-Reviewer – Science of the Total Environment, STOTEN
Peer-Reviewer – Frontiers in Marine Science

Book Chapter

  1. Ajibade, FO, Adelodun, B, Lasisi, KH, Fadare, OO, Ajibade, TF, Nwogwu, NA, Sulaymon, ID, Ugya, AY, Wang, HC, Wang, A. (2020). Environmental Pollution and their Socio-economic Impacts. In: Kumar, A., Singh, V. K., Singh, P. K., and Mishra, V. (eds) Microbe mediated Remediation of environmental contaminants, Elsevier (Woodhead Publisher), UK. Pp. 321-354.

Ongoing Projects:

  1. Monitoring of plastic pollution along the Gulf of Guinea, Ilaje, Ondo state, Nigeria.

  2. Quantification and characterization of microplastics in Opa river, Ile-Ife, Nigeria


  1. Adelodun, B, Ajibade, FO, Tiamiyu, AO, Nwogwue, NA, Ibrahim, RG, Kumar, P, Kumar, V, Odeya, G, Yadav, KK, Khanl, AH, Cabral-Pinto, MMS, Kareem, KY, Bakare, HO, Ajibade, TF, Naveed, QN, Islam, S, Fadare, OO, Choi, KS (2021). Monitoring the presence and persistence of SARS-CoV-2 in water-food-environmental compartments: State of the knowledge and research needs. Environmental Research, 200, 111373.
  2. Nel, HA, Naidoo, T, Akindele, EO, Nhiwatiwa, T, Fadare, OO, Krause, S (2021). Collaboration and infrastructure is needed to develop an African perspective on micro(nano)plastic pollution. Res. Lett. 16, 021002.
  3. Fadare, OO, Okoffo, ED, and Olasehinde EF (2021). Microparticles and Microplastics contamination in African Table Salts. Marine Pollut. Bull. 164, 112006.
  4. Alimi, OS, Fadare, OO, and Okoffo, ED (2020). Microplastics in African Ecosystems: Current knowledge, abundance, associated contaminants, techniques, and research needs. Science of the Total Environment, 755, 142422.
  5. Fadare, OO, and Okoffo, ED (2020). Covid-19 face masks: A potential source of microplastic fibres in the environment. Science of the Total Environment, 737, 140279.
  6. Khoshnamvand, M, Hao, Z, Fadare, OO, Hanachi, P, Chen, Y, and Liu, J (2020). Toxicity of biosynthesized Silver nanoparticles to aquatic organisms of different trophic levels. Chemosphere, 258, 127346.
  7. Fadare, OO, Wan, B, Liu, K, Yang, Y, Zhao, L, and Guo, L-H (2020). Eco-corona vs Protein corona: effects of humic substances on corona formation and toxicity of nanoplastic particles in Daphnia magna. Environmental Science and Technology, 54, 8001–8009.
  8. Fadare, OO, Wan, B, Zhao, L, and Guo, L-H (2020). Microplastics from consumer plastic food containers: Are we consuming it? Chemosphere 253, 126787.
  9. Fadare, OO, Wan, B, Guo, L-H, Xin, Y, Qin, W, and Yang, Y (2019). Humic acid alleviates the toxicity of polystyrene nanoplastic particles to Daphnia magna. Environmental Science: Nano. 6, 1466–1477.
  10. Fadare, OO, Okoronkwo, AE, and Olasehinde, EF (2016). Assessment of Anti Corrosion Potentials of Extracts of Ficus Asperifolia – Miq (Moraceae) on Mild Steel in Acidic Medium. African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry. 10, 8-22.
  11. Oladele, AT, and Fadare, OO (2015). Heavy Metals and Proximate Composition of Forest Leafy Vegetables in Oil Producing Area of Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management. 8, 451-463.