Dr Babatunde O. Okesola
Dr Babatunde O. Okesola graduated with a first class BSc in Chemistry and as faculty best graduating student from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria (2010). He completed his PhD at the University of York (2015) under the supervision of Prof. David K. Smith. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Bioengineering in the groups of Prof Alvaro Mata (2015 – 2019) and Dr Tina Chowdhury (2019 – 2021) at Queen Mary University of London. In 2019 – 2021, Babatunde held a honorary postdoctoral research associate contract at the University College London Hospitals, working with Prof Anna David. He is currently a senior postdoctoral research associate at the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Diseases in the group of Prof Rachel Williams at the University of Liverpool. Babatunde will be starting his independent research group in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham in September 2022. His research focuses on applying the fundamental understanding of supramolecular science, molecular self-assembly and soft matter to the fields of biomaterials and regenerative nanomedicine. He was recognised as a ‘Human of York’ (2013), awarded the University of York Kathleen Mary Stott (KMS) Prize for research (2014), featured as one of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 175 Faces of Chemistry (2015), and awarded the Nottingham Research Fellowship (2022).