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AFOLABI, Tajudeen Adeniyi 

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B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

  • Isolation of starches from selected Nigerian underutilized starch-containing materials.
  • Chemical and physical modifications of the starches.
  • Selected industrial uses of the starches e.g. for:
    – Biodegradable plastics
    – Pharmaceutical uses
    – Adhesives
    – Foods.
  • GRANTEE: International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden (2008).
  • FELLOWSHIP: Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy (Young collaborator, July – October, 2003).

• Member, Science Association of Nigeria, (2001 to date).

• Member, Chemical Society of Nigeria, (2001 to date).

• Member, Institute of Chartered Chemist, Nigeria, (2005 to date).

• Member, American Chemical Society (2003 to date).

  • Afolabi T.A., Adebowale K.O., & Olu-Owolabi B.I. (2004): The proximate Composition and Mineral content of Common Millet (Pennisetum milliaceum) flour. Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) 40th Annual Conference Proceeding, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 87.
  • Ogundiran O.O., Afolabi T.A., & Agunbiade F.O. (2006): Evaluation of the Physicochemical Characteristics and Heavy Metals’ Toxicity of Leachates from Olusosun Landfill, Nigeria. Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) 42nd Annual National Conference Proceeding, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria.

    Olu-Owolabi B.I., Afolabi T.A., & Adebowale K.O. (2009): Pasting, thermal, hydration and functional properties of annealed and heat-moisture treated starch of sword bean (Canavalia gladiata). International Journal of Food Properties (in print).

    Ogundiran O.O. and Afolabi T.A. (2008): Assessment of the physicochemical parameters and heavy metals’ toxicity of leachates from municipal solid waste open dumpsite. International Journal of Environmental Science & Tech., 5 (2), 243-25.

    Adebowale K.O., Afolabi T.A., & Olu-Owolabi B. I. (2006): Functional, physicochemical, and retrogradation properties of sword bean (Canavalia gladiata) acetylated and oxidized starches. Carbohydrate Polymers, 65, 93–101.

    Adebowale, K. O., Afolabi T.A., and. Olu-Owolabi B.I. (2005): Hydrothermal treatment of finger millet (Eleusine coracana) starch. Food Hydrocolloids, 19, 974-983.

    Lawal O.S., Afolabi T.A., Adebowale K.O., Ogunsanwo B.M., & Bankole S.A. (2005); Effects of selected hofmeister anions on functional properties of protein isolate prepared from lablab seeds (Lablab purpurus). Journal of the Science of Food & Agriculture, 85, 2655-2659.

    Adebowale K. O., Afolabi T.A., and Lawal O. S. (2002): Isolation, chemical modification, and physicochemical characterization of bambara groundnut (Voandezeia subterranean) starch and flour. Food Chemistry, 78, 305 – 311.


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