Hi, I am

Abiodun Anifowose

I am a Ph.D. degree holder in chemistry.

about me

My Skill Set


Organic Chemistry

I designed and synthesized 60 organic molecules including 13 water-soluble amino acid prodrugs to solve a major drug developability issue.


Process & Quality Control

I worked 4 years at Lafarge in the process and quality capacity using both statistical process control (SPC) and wet chemistry to achieve key process parameters.



At Lafarge, I worked with X-ray fluorescence spectrometer and X-ray diffractometer and troubleshot them as needed. I also have experience troubleshooting HPLC.


Data Analytics (Python)

I am interested in using Advanced data analytics and chemisty to understand and improve the process efficiency and capability of a product manufacturing line.

Soft Skills Demonstrated

Safety Consciousness

Diversity Awareness

Stress Management

Emotional Intelligence

Ownership & Teamwork

Time Management

Willing to relocate


Email me via the contact page

Seeking a full time position



2019 – Current

Chemistry Instructor

Georgia State University.
  • Teaching and presentation of basic facts of organic chemistry lab (45 sophomores)
  • Administration of exams and managing students’ data using advanced statistical tools
  • Mentored students on basic laboratory operations and administered data collection training

Aug 2014 – Current

Ph.D. Candidate – CHEMISTRY

Georgia State University.
  • Operated a 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spec.
  • Monitored the kinetics of chemical reactions using HPLC.
  • Achieved structural elucidation of molecules using IR Spec.
  • Designed and synthesized 60 novel analogs of natural product-derived organic molecules using various synthetic techniques.
  • Designed and synthesized 13 Amino acids prodrugs of a novel organic molecule. The in-vitro release was also demonstrated.
  • Achieved about 12,000 folds increase in solubility of a poorly soluble anti-cancer agent by prodrug strategy – this is a major drug developability issues especially if a drug must make through the FDA.
  • Synthesized a novel molecule that induced apoptosis in a cancer cell by reactivation of p53 protein via the MDM2/MDM4 axis.
  • Managed CHEMATIX (chemical management system) and safety

Jul 2010 – July 2014

Quality Assurance Technician

Lafarge Africa Plc.
  • Maintained specification of raw materials using XRD and XRF.
  • Start-off team member of an ISO compliant laboratory in a 2.2 million metric tonnes Lafarge Cement project (the Lakatabu Project – Ewekoro II Cement Plant), Nigeria.
  • Managed routine sampling and conducted materials processing and wet chemistry to make a judgment on the quality.
  • Conducted physical and chemical testing on new products for quality assurance.
  • Contributed to new product developments.
  • Conducts tests on raw materials throughout stages of production to determine control over such variables as blaine specific surface area, lost on ignition (LOI), lime saturation factor (LSF).
  • Worked within the ISO regulations and always in compliance for all laboratory testing.
  • Achieved a 1.46 CK ratio (cement/clinker) through effective sampling, testing, and standardization.
  • Contributed to plant-wide safety. Particularly, the usage of first aid kits and essential medical device.
  • 5% increase in CSI over a period of 2 years of quality assurance.
  • Zero LTI for 4 years of working in a high-risk environment.
  • 7% reduction in DM (deficient material) production.
  • Improved plant’s KPI through efficient quality and process control


2014 – 2019

Doctor of Philosophy (Chemistry).

Georgia State University

Advanced Research Methods | Molecular Modelling | Mass Spectroscopy | Mechanistic Organic Synthesis | Bio-molecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance | Medicinal Chemistry | Advanced Organic Synthesis | Nucleic Acid Synthesis and Drug Design | Protein Structures and Functions | Biochemistry | Special Topics in Organic Chemistry | Research Ethics |

2004 – 2008

Bachelor of Science (Chemistry), First Class Honors.

University of Lagos

Statistics | Linear Algebra and Coordinate Geometry | Calculus | Applied Spectroscopy | Natural Products Chemistry | Organic Synthesis | Chemistry of Bio-active Organic Compounds | Methods of Chemical Analysis | Organometallics | Chemical Thermodynamics | Chemical Kinetics | Biology | Applied physics | Applied Mathematics | Phylosophy | Use of English | Introduction to Computer Science | Information Processing Methods

2015 – 2018

Computer Programming

Udemy  E-Learning System

Python | Data Analytics | JMP | SQL

Areas of professional expertise

Advanced Organic Synthesis


Quality Assurance and Control

Data Analytics (JMP,Python, SQL)

Statistical Process Control

Equipment Troubleshooting and Industrial Safety

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Awards and Recognition

University of Lagos | Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics
  • CDT Research Fellowship: 2015 – 2018
  • Best Student in Basic Organic Chemistry (2006)
  • Best Student in Modern Physics (2006)
  • Best Semester GPA at 300L (1st Semester) 2007
  • University Scholar: University of Lagos (’05 – ’08)

Conferences and Meetings

America Chemical Society | Georgia Research Alliance
  • Chemistry for New Frontiers – 2019
  • Nexus of Food, Energy & Water -2018
  • Meeting of Georgia Eminent Scholars – 2016


Xiaoxiao Yang

Postdoctoral Fellow / Georgia State University.

Abiodun is a great guy. I worked with him on two different projects; he is up for anything that will move the project forward. He has a very good working relationship with every lab member. I recommend him highly.

Wale Lawal

Process and Project Engineer / Tokai Carbon CB.

Abiodun is a versatile professional who has a passion for knowledge transfer within Chemistry and general knowledge. During my time with him as a student at the University of Lagos, I know him to be very diligent and result-oriented individual. He supported several students to achieve academic excellence while studying full-time. He facilitated a simple research method that improves undergraduate students interest in research. Abiodun is very detail oriented, a quick study, and an excellent collaborator. Abiodun possesses outstanding communication skills and a well-thought-out approach to problem-solving. He is a team player and can follow through to ensure assigned tasks get done with little or no supervision. He is a go-getter and I have witnessed his incredible accomplishments over the course of his studentship and career. I am confident that the skills he has developed will allow him to excel within any organization.

Interview Request

I am willing to relocate.

Tel : +404 702 6965


I am seeking a full time position

I’m seeking a full-time position.


My Work Station

Where the work begins

Chemistry Laboratory

My Research Lab

ACS Conference, Orlando

True Science

ACS Meeting, New Orleans

With Nigerian Researchers

Networking at ACS

With Baylor Scholars

Vacuum Pump Maintenance

Cleaning a vacuum pump

Collaboration Discussion

Research progress meeting

Lab Member’s Graduation

Fun time group members

ACS Meeting

An interesting time at the ACS

Peter’s Birthday

A time to take a break

David’s Graduation

GSU children development center

My Family

Out at the park

Zhengnan’s Birthday

6 Nationals, one powerful team.

My Boys

David and Daniel

In The Office 2018

My workstation

My Office Space

Knowledge is everything

Bowling with the team

Every day is different

A visit to Hopkins

One hour drive to Hopkins from DC

Meeting With GHS Girls (2013)

Privileged to serve the students of GHS in 2013

Girls High School, Lagos

After a motivational talk session with high school girls in Nigeria