Prof. Folasade Olajuyigbe obtained her PhD in Biochemistry (2009) from Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Nigeria in a split-site programme with University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy. She is an Associate Professor of Biochemistry in FUTA and was a Fulbright Scholar at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (2017-2018). She was a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellow at UNITS, Italy (2006-2008) and University of Florida, USA (2011-2012).
A former Associate of International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (2009-2016) and two-time winner of IFS, Sweden Grants (2004, 2011), and TETFUnd IBR and NRF Research Grants (2014, 2019), Dr. Olajuyigbe has over forty publications in refereed journals. She has successfully supervised several graduates’ projects in Enzyme Biotechnology and Environmental Health.
Dr. Olajuyigbe serves as Editor and Reviewer for many journals, belongs to several professional bodies including Nigerian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and mentors younger women in Science.
She is the Founder/President of Women’s Dignity Initiave (www.wdii.org). Dr. Olajuyigbe coordinates the Website and Database Management Team for Network of Nigerian Women in STEM (NWiSTEM).
Prof. Deborah Olayide Ajayi
Deborah Olayide Ajayi obtained her PhD in Mathematics (1996) from the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Nigeria. She is presently an Associate Professor in same department. She was an Affiliate and Junior Associate of The International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy in 1995 and 2002-2007, respectively. She won MacArthur Foundation Fellowship of UI and utilized it at Technische Universitaat, Berlin, Germany in 2010 . She also won the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship in 2011 for study at Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Dr. Ajayi has over 30 publications including tertiary textbooks. She has supervised several B.Sc., M.Sc. degree projects and 3 PhD theses in Algebraic Topology, Differential Geometry, Combinatorics and their applications. She serves as mentor to many female Mathematics students.
She belongs to several learned societies including Nigerian Mathematical Society, Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World and Nigerian Women in Mathematics. She is a Fellow of African Scientific Institute.
Dr. Edu Inam
Edu Inam obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Loughborough University, United Kingdom in 2005 and did her Postdoctoral training at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in 2010. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Uyo and Director, International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research.
She is a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Alumna. She has won several fellowships, awards and research grants including the United Nations University and Commonwealth Professional Fellowships.
Her research focuses on chemicals monitoring in aquatic environment and has received funding from Korean government through United Nations University and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology Joint Programme, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, and American Chemical Society.
She has 50 research articles, 10 technical reports, 6 edited books and 4 conference proceedings. She has supervised 23 master’s students and 5 PhDs. She is a mentor and member of several professional bodies including Chemical Society of Nigeria.
Dr. Blessing Effiong
Blessing Effiong (née Obinaju) obtained her PhD in Biological Sciences in 2015 from Lancaster University, United Kingdom. She is a Lecturer I in the Department of Medical Biochemistry, University of Uyo. She is a Schlumberger Faculty for the Future alumna.
Blessing has won recognition (2013 Young Scientists Poster award by United Kingdom Environmental Mutagen Society) for her innovative application of Infrared Spectroscopy to study environmental contaminants in sentinels.
She has several publications in refereed journals including Nature Protocols.
Dr. Effiong serves as a career coach to many secondary schools. She is a member of several professional bodies.
Prof Binta Abdulkarim
Binta Abdulkarim obtained her PhD in Science Education. She is a Professor in the Department of Science Education, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. She teaches Environmental Management, Statistics, Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques.
Prof. Abdulkarim has chaired several international and national Science Committees, worked with Development Partners as lead consultant, field researcher, data analyst and programme evaluator. She is a Science advocate to the US Department of State speaker programme for Women in Science, Northern Nigeria and Students’ Exchange Programme (Go- Africa-Go-Germany).
She served as Coordinator, Gender Policy Unit of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Chairperson of Kaduna State Environment Protection Authority and the National Conservation Foundation, Kaduna State. She is a member of Africa Centre of Excellence in Engineering Education. She is currently the Director, Institute for Development Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
She belongs to several professional bodies including Association of Nigerian Geographers, Science Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Meteorological Association and World Association of Victimology and Forensic Science.
Prof. Olufunmilayo Eunice Oladipo
Olufunmilayo Eunice Oladipo (Nee Ajayi) obtained her PhD in Applied Entomology and Pest Management in 2010 from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology, FUTA. She is a Schlumberger FFTF alumna.
Olufunmilayo has won several awards to her credit including Ekiti State PhD Research Grant, 2011 TETFUND Travel grant, and 2013/14 TETFUND National Research Fund (NRF) Grant. She won Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award, 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 for Postdoctoral studies in Auburn University, Alabama, USA.
She has forty (40) publications in refereed journals and serves as reviewer for five journals. She has successfully supervised fifteen graduates and several undergraduates’ theses. She has served in many capacities, Acting Head of Department inclusive which enables her to assist younger women in science in proposal writing, research layout, review of manuscripts, application for fellowships, and influence female job appointments. She is a member of five professional bodies.
Engr. Felicia Nnenna Agubata, PhD, FNSE.ACIArb
Felicia Nnenna Agubata obtained her PhD in Electrical & Electronics Engineering in 2019 from Enugu State University of Science and Technology. She is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and member of COREN Council.
Her career in the Aviation sector commenced in 2002 as Electrical Engineer II at Nigerian Airspace Management Agency where she rose through the ranks to the post of an Assistant General Manager having served in various capacities including Special Project Officer for the rehabilitation of thirteen Control Towers in Nigeria, and Coordinator Project Management Office.
Dr. Agubata, a committed professional with passion for hands-on approach to problem solving has won many scholarships and awards including Women in Aviation Scholarship by Pratt and Whitney (2007), International Aviation Women Association /International Civil Aviation Organization Scholarship (2010), Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) Reformational Leadership award (2018) and APWEN Biennial Woman Capacity Development Award (2019). She is also a grant awardee of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK under GCFR African catalyst programme.
Dr. Mary-Jane Sule
Prof. Subuola Fasoyiro obtained her PhD in 2004 from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is an Associate Professor in Agricultural Value Addition Programme Department, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ibadan. She is a Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future alumna.
Prof. Subuola Fasoyiro has won many awards, research grants and fellowships since the beginning of her teaching and career including Borlaug and Australia awards, USDA/FAS and IFS research grants .
She has over forty publications in refereed journals. She serves as reviewer for several national and international journals. She has successfully supervised several undergraduates’ theses.
Prof. Fasoyiro serves as mentor to encourage younger women in Science. She is a member of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and International Food Technologists (IFT).