Prof Omotayo Arotiba

Prof Omotayo Arotiba completed his PhD in electrochemistry in 2008 with scholarship from the National Research Foundation (South Africa) at SensorLab, Department of Chemistry, University of the Western Cape. He carried out some postdoctoral works from 2009 to 2010 at SensorLab, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg (supported by the Claude Leone Postdoctoral Scholarship 2010). He joined the University of Johannesburg (UJ) in 2011 where he is currently a full Professor and the Director of the Centre for Nanomaterials Science Research at UJ. His research interest is on the application of electrochemistry in solving challenges in environmental, water, materials and biomedical fields. His focus includes (but not limited to) the development of electrochemical sensors & biosensors and photo-electrochemical water treatment technologies. He is the pioneer and leader of the Electrochemistry Research Group at UJ.

Prof Arotiba received the Royal Society of Chemistry Young Chemist Award in 2009 and he is a C1 rated researcher with the National Research Foundation of South Africa. He is a member of the International Society of Electrochemistry, the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and the South African Chemical Institute.

He is an outstanding teacher, motivator and mentor. His passion in life is to provoke others towards excellence. He is a pastor, a lover of youth and he is heavily involved in UJ students’ life. Professor Arotiba is married to a lovely woman with three children only!