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Bolade Agboola

Associate Professor

Dr. Bolade Agboola is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chair, Department of Petroleum Chemistry and Physics. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry (Physical-Inorganic) from Rhodes University, South Africa, as well as BSc Chemistry and MSc Chemistry (Analytical Option) both from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Dr. Agboola has vast experience in both research & development (R&D) and in academia. His research activities encompass the areas of nanotechnology, electrochemistry, biofuels, and petroleum chemistry. He has consistently published many articles and book chapters in reputable journals (google scholar link: Dr. Agboola is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS). He is a reviewer for many reputable journals and a graduate thesis examiner for a number of universities in Nigeria and South Africa. Dr. Agboola’s work has been recognized which includes rating by National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa in 2011.

Dr. Agboola teaches courses such as inorganic chemistry, catalysis, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and petroleum/petrochemicals at AUN.

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Catalytic activities of  Metallophthalocyanines towards detection and Transformation of  Pollutants

Development of advanced energy materials such as Lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, and supercapacitors. 
Corrosion studies.

Physical Chemistry 1
Natural Gas
Internship in Petroleum/Petrochemical Industry
Senior Research Project
  1. Ash Content and Trace Metal Analysis in Crude Oil Samples, an Undergraduate Laboratory Activity. Chikaodili E. Chukwuneke, Joshua O. Madu, Bolade O. Agboola, Journal of Chemical Education (JCE), American Chemical Society (ACS) Publication (

  2. Evaluation of Seasonal Variation of Heavy Metal Contamination and Health Risk Assessment in Sabore Field Adamawa State, Nigeria. Chikaodili E. Chukwuneke, Feyisayo V. Adams, Joshua O. Madu, Bolade O. Agboola, Jamiu S. Olumoh, Charles Reith, Christiana Okere, Victory F. Inyang, Jennifer A. Tyndall. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Taylor & Francis Publications, 2020 (

  3. Effects of chemical treatments on the bioethanol yield and composition of Isoberlinia Doka waste. Joshua Osuigwe Madu, Tosin Esther Fabunmi and Bolade Oyeyinka Agboola. SN Applied Sciences (2019) 1:216, Springer Publications (

  4. Assembly of Quinone‐based renewable biobattery using redox molecules from Lawsonia inermis. Halima Ali, Immaculata O. Onuigbo, Tosin E. Fabunmi, Muhammed Yahaya, Madu Joshua, Bolade Agboola, Wan Jin Jahng. SN Applied Sciences, Springer Publications (2019) 1:597, 0577-2.

  5. Comparative Supercapacitive Properties of Asymmetry Two Electrode Coin Type Supercapacitor Cells made from MWCNTS/Cobalt Oxide and MWCNTs/Iron Oxide Nanocomposite. John A.O. Oyekunle, Oluwafemi S. Oluwatobi, Joel N. Lekitima Abolanle S. Adekunle, Bolade O. Agboola, Kenneth I. Ozoemena, Eno E. Ebenso. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 10 (2015) 3414 - 3430.

  6. MWCNTs/Metal (Ni, Co, Fe) oxide nanocomposite as potential material for supercapacitors application in acidic and neutral media. Abolanle S. Adekunle, Kenneth I. Ozoemena, Bolade O. Agboola. Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 2013, Volume 17, Issue 5, pp 1311-1320.

  7. Voltammetric and Impedance studies of Phenols and Its Derivatives at Carbon Nanotubes/Prussian Blue Films Platinum Modified Electrode. Abolanle S. Adekunle, Omotayo A. Arotiba, Bolade O. Agboola, Nobanathi W. Maxakato, Bhekie B. Mamba. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 7 (2012) 8035 - 8051.

Member, The American Chemical Society (ACS).


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