Mechanical Engineering Department
- Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, African University of Science and Technology, Abuja-Nigeria.
- MSc. in Materials Science and Engineering, African University of Science and Technology, Abuja-Nigeria.
- Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics, University for Development Studies, Tamale-Ghana.
My main academic goal in pursuing a PhD degree was to gain knowledge that can develop minds at international-level with highly specialized knowledge in Materials Science and Engineering. I have a strong teaching track record with great commitment to undergraduate and graduate education in science and engineering. My methods of teaching involved caring, nurturing, mentoring, while employing humility and academic excellence to develop minds and talents for the future generation. Throughout my academic development, I have been inspired by great teachers and it’s my hope to inspire my students.
My mode of teaching is supported by strong and visionary leadership even with very tangible institutional support. I have higher expectations in life, while understanding the power of praise. I have trust in my students and treat students with positive regard. I am always opened to students for discussion whatsoever it may be. This is because I have always wished to treat every one of my students with respect. In so doing this creates a natural critical learning environment for all.
I enjoy teaching courses related to my academic background especially in Physics and Materials Science. Examples of courses include; materials science, mechanics of materials, electromagnetism, Heat and mass transfer, mechanical properties of materials, biomaterials, polymers/polymer processing, etc.
Courses taught at Ashesi University
- Materials Science and Chemistry
My PhD dissertation involved developing implantable biomedical devices for localized breast cancer drug delivery. In terms of research experience, I had great strength in natural and synthetic biomaterials, mechanical properties of materials, experimental characterization of advanced materials, polymers and polymer procession, good research track record with output in high quality academic journals and a strong track record in interdisciplinary collaboration. I am always excited about scholarly research activities as well as providing supervision for graduate and under graduate students and to participate in other educational and professional activities including administrative duties.
I have published over 17 peer-review papers in prestigious journals. My research area consists of developing implantable biomedical devices with a special interest in controlled localized drug delivery for cancer treatment. I am currently harnessing polymer-based composites reinforced with chemically modified natural fibers for automobile applications. Moreover, I am also working on surface modification of biomaterials to enhance cell adhesion and osteointegration.
My future research interests includes but not limited: to employing 3D printing technology in the design and fabricate polymer-based composites for automobile application and to characterized the mechanical properties of the polymer-based composites.
Alongside, 3D printing would be used to fabricate tissue engineered scaffolds and microfluidic implants for controlled drug delivery; to produce a polymer-based self-expandable and fully degradable coronary stent for controlled release drugs; to develop and fabricate electrospun drug-loaded nanofibers for the treatment of diabetes and healing of recurrent wounds and to develop a micron-scale multiple coating of drug-loaded PLGA-based composites on metallic coronary stents for controlled drug release.
- Danyuo, O. Oberaifo, J. D. Obayemi, S. Dozie-Nwachukwu, C. J. Ani, O. S. Odusanya, M. G. Zebaze Kana, K. Malatesta and W. O. Soboyejo. “Extended Pulsated Drug Release from PLGA-Based Minirods”. Springer Nature: Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (JMSM) Vol. 28 (2017) 61 p1-10. doi:10.1007/s10856-017-5866-y.
- Dozie-Nwachukwu, J. D. Obayemi,Y. Danyuo, H. Jingjie, C. Cathy, N. Anuku, O. S. Odusanya, K. Malatesta and W. O. Soboyejo A Comparative Study of the Adhesion of Biosynthesized Gold and Conjugated Gold/Prodigiosin Nanoparticles to Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells. Springer Nature; Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine (JMSM), 28 (2017) 143. DOI 10.1007/s10856-017-5943-2.
- Danyuo, S. Dozie-Nwachukwu, J. D. Obayemi, C. J. Ani, O. S. Odusanya, Y. Oni, N. Anuku, K. Malatesta and W. O. Soboyejo. “Swelling of Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) (PNIPA)-Based Hydrogels With Bacterial-Synthesized Prodigiosin for Localized Cancer Drug Delivery”. ELSEVIER; Materials Science and Engineering C (MSEC) 59 (2016) pp19-29. Doi:10.1016/j.msec.2015.09.090.
- Danyuo, J. D. Obayemi, S. Dozie-Nwachukwu, C. J. Ani, O. S. Odusanya, Y. Oni, N. Anuku, K. Malatesta and W. O. Soboyejo. “Prodigiosin Release from an Implantable Biomedical Device: Kinetics of Localized Cancer Drug Release”. ELSEVIER; Materials Science and Engineering C (MSEC), Vol. 42, Issue 1 (2014) pp734-745. Doi:10.1016/j.msec.2014.06.008.
- D. Obayemi, S. Dozie-Nwachukwu, Y. Danyuo, O. S. Odusanya, N. Anuku, K. Malatesta and W. O. Soboyejo. Biosynthesis and the Conjugation of Magnetite Nanoparticles With Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone (LHRH). ELSEVIER; Materials Science and Engineering C (MSEC). Vol. (46) (2015) pp482-496. Doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2014.10.081.
- D. Obayemi, Y. Danyuo, S. Dozie-Nwachukwu, O. S. Odusanya, N. Anuku, K. Malatesta, W. Yu, K. E. Uhrich and W. O. Soboyejo. PLGA-Based Microparticles loaded with Bacterial-Synthesized Prodigiosin for Anticancer Drug Release: Effects of Particle Size on Drug Release Kinetics and Cell Viability. ELSEVIER; Materials Science and Engineering C (MSEC). Vol. (66) (2016) pp51-65.
- O. Dozie-Nwachukwu, Y. Danyuo, J. D. Obayemi, O. S. Odusanya, K. malatesta and W. O. Soboyejo. Extraction and Encapsulation of Prodigiosin in Chitosan Microspheres for Targeted Drug Delivery. ELSEVIER; Materials Science and Engineering C (MSEC). Vol. (71) (2017) pp268-278 (Accepted on 29th Sept. 2016). doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2016.09.078
- Dozie-Nwachukwu S. O., Obayemi, J.D., Danyuo, Y. T. et al., Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles and Gold/Prodiosin Nanoparticles with Serratia marcescens Bacteria. Springer Journal. Waste Biomass Valor. (2017). doi:10.1007/s12649-016-9734-7.
- Danyuo, C. J. Ani, J. D. Obayemi, S. Dozie-Nwachukwu, O. S. Odusanya, Y. Oni, N. Anuku, K. Malatesta and W. O. Soboyejo. Advanced Materials for Sustainable Development. Editors: W. Soboyejo, S. Odusanya, Z. Kana, N. Anukwu, K. Malatesta, M. Dauda. “Prodigiosin Release from an Implantable Biomedical Device: Effect on Cell Viability”. Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Book of proceedings. Vol.(1132) (2016) 3-18. Doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1132.3.
- J. Ani, Y. Danyuo, S. Odunsoya, K. Malatesta, W.O. Soboyejo. Advanced Materials for Sustainable Development. Editors: W. Soboyejo, S. Odusanya, Z. Kana, N. Anukwu, K. Malatesta and M. Dauda. Single Cell Deformation and Detachment Models of Shear Assay Measurements. Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Book of proceedings. Vol.(1132) (2016) 51-71. Doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1132.51.
- O. Dozie-Nwachukwu, J. D. Obayemi, Y. Danyuo, G. Etuk-Udo, N. Anuku, O.S. Odusanya, K. Malatesta, C. Chi and W.O. Soboyejo. Advanced Materials for Sustainable Development. Editors: W. Soboyejo, S. Odusanya, Z. Kana, N. Anukwu, K. Malatesta and M. Dauda. Biosynthesis of Gold Nanoparticles with Serratia marcescens Bacteria. Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland. Book of proceedings. Vol.(1132) (2016) 51-71. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.1132.19.
- Danyuo, E. K. Arthur, T. S. Azeko, J. D. Obayemi and I. M. Asuo. “Design of Locally Produced Activated Carbon Filter from Agricultural Waste for Water Purification”. Int. Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT)(ISSN: 2278-0181),Volume. 3, Issue. 06, (June 2014) pp531-540.
- D. Obayemi, F. O. Anafi, S. T. Azeko, E. K. Arthur and D. Yiporo. “Design and Fabrication of a Single Slope Solar Still with Variable Collector Angle”, Int. Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 5, Issue 1, ISSN 2229-5518 (January-2014). pp1523-1534.
- K. Arthur, E. Ampaw, S. T. Azeko, Y. Danyuo, B. Agyei-Tuffour, K. Kan-Dapaah and J. D. Obayemi. “Design of Reliable Environmental Barrier Coating for a SiC/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites”. International Journal of Composite Materials (IJCM), 3(6) (2013) 191-197. DOI: 10.5923/j.cmaterials.20130306.08.
- Yiporo Danyuo, Edward Ampaw and Musah Abdulai. Title “Analysis of Solar Radiation Data in Northern Ghana: Solar Energy as a Potential Alternative”. Book: SINB: 978-3-659-00077-7. Publisher: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH and Co. KG, Germany. Printed in U.S.A and U.K., May 2012.
- D. Obayemi, K. A. Malatesta, O. S. Odusanya, Y. Danyuo, W. Yu, K. E. Uhrich, W. O. Soboyejo. Injectable, biodegradable micro- and nano-particles loaded with prodigiosin-based drug for localized anticancer drug delivery. [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the Eighth AACR Conference on The Science of Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved; Nov 13-16, 2015; Atlanta, GA. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2016; 25(3 Suppl):Abstract nr C60.
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