Olarongbe Olubajo

Olarongbe Olubajo

Title: Full Professor
Department: Chemistry and Forensic Science
Discipline: Chemistry
Office: Drew Griffith Rm. 201B
Phone: 912.358.4450
Fax: 912.358.4953
Email: olubajoo@savannahstate.edu

Biography

BS degree in Biology and Chemistry from Northern Kentucky University and PhD in Organic Synthesis and Natural Products from Howard University. Post-doctoral research as a Forgaty International Fellow at NIH, Bethesda, MD. Served as the foundation Head of Chemistry and Assistant Dean of Faculty of Sciences at Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria. Served as the Chair, Department of Chemistry and Coordinator of Chemistry Program; interim Chair of Mathematics and Physics and as Assistant Dean of COST at SSU. Coordinate the application and successful approval of Chemistry Program by the American Chemical Society to offer ACS Certified BS degree.

Research Interests

Research interest: Organic Synthesis; isolation and characterization of Natural Products; and development of laboratory experiments in organic chemistry, including the use of microwave in undergraduate organic chemistry laboratory.

Education

PhD, Human Ecology - Howard University
MS, Human Ecology - Howard University

Awards & Honors

Name: Certificate of Excellence
Organization: College of Sciences and Technology
Date: 8/7/2006
Awarded for outstanding leadership in the area of teaching.

Publications

Title: Synthesis of N-phenyl-N-(3-(piperidin-1-yl)propyl)benzofuran-2-carboxamides as new selective ligands for sigma receptors
Publication Date: 12/1/2012
Publisher: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Volume: 20
Issue: 23
Page Number: 6856-6861
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Karla-Sue Camille Marriott, Andrew Z Morrison, Olarongbe Olubajo,

Title: Characterizing the Binding of Nucleotide ATP on Serum Albumin by 31P NMR Diffusion
Publication Date: 3/26/2012
Publisher: Canad. J. Chem.
Volume: 90
Page Number: 411-418
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Zhiyan Song, Hua Zhao, Olarongbe Olubajo, L. B. Hall, C. N. Orr, C. B. Askew,

Title: New Ether-Functionalized Ionic Liquids for Lipase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Biodiesel
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Publisher: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume: 162
Issue: 1
Page Number: 13-23
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Hua Zhao, Zhiyan Song, Olarongbe Olubajo, Janet V. Cowins,

Title: Elucidation of Spermidine Interaction with Nucleotide ATP by Multiple NMR Techniques
Publication Date: 1/1/2010
Publisher: Magn. Reson. Chem.
Volume: 48
Page Number: 123-128
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Zhiyan Song, K. J. Parker, Hua Zhao, Olarongbe Olubajo,

Title: Regenerating Cellulose from Ionic Liquids for Accelerated Enzymatic Hydrolysis
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Journal of Biotechnology
Volume: 139
Issue: 1
Page Number: 47-54
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Hua Zhao, Gary A. Baker, Zhiyan Song, Olarongbe Olubajo, Vernecia N. Person,

Title: Myosin Catalyzed ATP Hydrolysis Elucidated by 31P NMR Kinetic Studies and 1H PFG-Diffusion Measurements
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Anal. Bioanal. Chem.
Volume: 395
Page Number: 1453-1459
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Zhiyan Song, K. J. Parker, Hua Zhao, Olarongbe Olubajo,

Title: Effect of Ionic Liquid Properties on Lipase Stabilization under Microwave Irradiation
Publication Date: 1/1/2009
Publisher: Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic
Volume: 57
Issue: 1-4
Page Number: 149-157
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Hua Zhao, Gary A. Baker, Zhiyan Song, Olarongbe Olubajo, Sophia M. Campbell,

Title: Determining Nucleotide Acidity and Cation Binding Constants by 31P NMR
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Canad. J. Anal. Sci. Spec.
Volume: 53
Issue: 2
Page Number: 45-51
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Zhiyan Song, Hua Zhao, Olarongbe Olubajo,

Title: Designing Enzyme-Compatible Ionic Liquids that Can Dissolve Carbohydrates
Publication Date: 1/1/2008
Publisher: Green Chemistry
Volume: 10
Issue: 6
Page Number: 696-705
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Hua Zhao, Gary A. Baker, Zhiyan Song, Olarongbe Olubajo,

Title: Improving the Enzyme Catalytic Efficiency Using Ionic Liquids with Kosmotropic Anions
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Publisher: Chin. J. Chem.
Volume: 24
Issue: 4
Page Number: 580-584
Type: Journal Article, Academic Journal
Authors: Hua Zhao, Zhiyan Song, Olarongbe Olubajo,