Dahunsi Olatunde Profile



Biological Sciences


Currently, I am working in collaboration with research groups in some Universities including All Saints University, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, USA; Universidade Federal de Vicosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria as well as the Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. To date, I have published over 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals. In more than 60% of the published articles, I was the lead and corresponding author. My current h-index is 5 while my scopus/google scholar citation is 106. Most of our research activities focus on the exploitation of African biomass for biofuel generation and utilization as a means to augment the epileptic energy supply currently being experienced in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa and to fully characterize the microorganisms responsible for the bioconversion of these biomass thereby creating a robust Microbial databank for the region. Presently, my research endeavor focuses on Waste management (special bias in Biogas and Biofertilizer generation and utilization), Public Health, Ecotoxicology and Pollution assessment/remediation. In the past five years, I have successfully supervised a total of 31 undergraduate projects in the Microbiology program. In addition, I have mentored 4 students at the Postgraduate level. I have received several travel fellowships including the TWAS travel grants to present my research findings at international conferences. Administratively, I had opportunity to head the Department of Environmental Health, at the Ogun State College of Health Technology, Ilese-Ijebu, Nigeria (A position rare for persons of my age), prior to joining Landmark University, Nigeria as Lecturer 1.

1. Dahunsi SO, Oranusi S, Owolabi JB, Efeovbokhan VE (2016). Mesophilic anaerobic co-digestion of poultry droppings and Carica papaya peels: Modelling and process parameter optimization study. Bioresource Technology 21: 587-600.
2. Ayandiran TA and Dahunsi SO (2016). High incidence of multiple antibiotic resistances among the indigenous Clarias species in River Oluwa. Journal of King Saud University Science (Elsevier) DOI-10.1016/j.ksus.2016.02.001

3. Ayandiran TA and Dahunsi SO (2016). Toxicological assessment of fish (Clarias gariepinus) from polluted Oluwa River, Nigeria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer), 188: 1-18.

4. Oranusi S and Dahunsi SO (2015) Preliminary study on hazards and critical control points of kokoro, a Nigerian indigenous fermented maize snack. SpringerPlus (Springer) 4:253.

5. Adelani-Akande TA, Ajiba LC, Dahunsi SO and Oluyori AP (2015). Antibacterial activity of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) seed against selected microorganisms. African Journal of Biotechnology. 14(14): 1224-1229.

6. Dahunsi SO, Ayandiran TA, Oranusi US and Owamah HI (2014). Drinking water quality and public health of selected communities in South Western Nigeria. Water Quality, Exposure and Health (Springer). 6: 143-153.

7. Ayandiran T.A, Ayandele A.A, Dahunsi S.O and Ajala OO (2014). Microbial assessment and prevalence of antibiotic resistance in polluted Oluwa River, Nigeria. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research (Elsevier). 40: 291-299.

8. Alfa IM, Owamah HI, and Dahunsi SO (2014). Optimization of Biogas from Chicken Droppings with Cymbopogon citratus. Renewable Energy Journal (Elsevier). 68: 366-371.

9. Dahunsi SO, Oranusi US, Owamah HI and Alfa MI (2014). Fertilizer and sanitary quality of digestate biofertilizer from co-digestion of food waste and Human excreta. Waste Management (Elsevier). 34: 747-752

10. Alfa MI, Dahunsi SO, Iorhemen OT, Okafor CC and Ajayi, SA (2014). Comparative evaluation of biogas production from Poultry droppings, Cow dung and Lemon grass. Bioresource Technology Journal (Elsevier). 157: 270-277.

11. Alfa IM, Adie DB, Igboro SB, Oranusi US, Dahunsi SO and Akali DM (2014). Assessment of biofertilizer quality and health implications of anaerobic digestion effluent of cow dung and chicken droppings. Renewable Energy Journal (Elsevier). 63: 681-686.

12. Dahunsi SO, Akpor OB and Aransiola R (2014). Effect of temperature on Sulphate removal from wastewater by selected Bacterial and Fungal species. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology 4(19): 2837-2850

13. Dahunsi SO, Akpor OB and Aransiola R (2014). Investigation of the Efficiency of Selected Bacterial and Fungal Species in the Removal of Phosphate and Sulphate from Wastewater. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports 3(14): 1875-1885.

14. Akpor OB, Dahunsi SO and Aransiola R (2014). Effect of Initial pH on Sulphate and Phosphate uptake from wastewater by selected Bacterial and Fungal species. International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research 15(1): 287-300.

15. Akpor OB, Dahunsi SO and Aransiola R (2014). Effects of External Carbon Source Concentration on Sulphate Removal by Selected Bacterial and Fungal species, British Biotechnology Journal 4(6): 640-648

1. Dahunsi SO, Oranusi US, Owolabi JB (2016). Mono-fermentation of Tithonia diversifolia for biogas generation and its optimization. Energy Conversion and Management, (Elsevier). In Press.

2. Dahunsi SO, Oranusi US, Owolabi JB (2016). Modeling and optimization of process parameters affecting biogas generation from Chromolaena ododrata and poultry droppings. Energy (Elsevier), In Press.


· Animal Diversity, Forms and Function

· Plant Diversity, Forms and Function

· Introductory Ecology

· Introductory Genetics and Evolution

· Laboratory Practice in Microbiology

· Microbial Physiology

· Industrial Microbiology

· Soil Microbiology

· Environmental Microbiology

· Epidemiology and Public Health Microbiology

· Biodeterioration

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