Omowunmi Sadik is a Nigerian professor, Chemist and inventor and college instructor, she was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1964. In 1985, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Lagos. She also obtained a Master’s degree in chemistry in 1987. In 1994, she earned her PhD from Wollongong University in Australia. Working at the Binghamton University and hold two patents for her work on sensors, including one that allows doctors to take readings from HIV virus in minutes, rather than the three to four days required by current tests. Prof. Omowunmi Sadik has discovered many things in life in order to find new solutions to old problems. She is an intentionally recognized African researcher known for her advancements in basic and applied research in Bio-analytical and environmental chemistry.
Currently, her groundbreaking research focuses on micro-electrode biosensors that are able to detect even trace amounts of organic materials. She has developed several iterations of what can be best described as an ‘’electronic nose’’.
Applications for this technology include drug detection and bomb detection.
We are proud of Omowunmi Wunmi Sadik and her work and innovative contribution to the world as a Black African Woman.