Dr. Adegboye Adeyemo

Title: Professor of Chemistry
Company: Savannah State University
Location: Savannah, Georgia, United States

Dr. Adegboye Adeyemo, Professor of Chemistry at Savannah State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in higher education and chemistry.

A full professor of chemistry at Savannah State University, Dr. Adeyemo has accrued more than 25 years of professional excellence in his current role. In this position, he teaches such courses as advanced inorganic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, principles of chemistry and chemical calculations. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry in London, England, and an advisor for the Beta Kappa Chi National Honor Society and the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

In preparation for his career, Dr. Adeyemo sought education, accruing multiple honors and degrees. First earning a Bachelor of Science in chemistry, magna cum laude, from Virginia Union University in 1975, he went on to earn a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in inorganic chemistry, magna cum laude, from Howard University in 1978. He has since delved into the realm of religion as an instructor at Covington Theological Seminary, where he received additional degrees, including a Master of Ministry, Master of Theology, Master of Religious Education, Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry in Bible, Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Studies, Doctor of Ministry in Theology, Doctor of Religious Education, Doctor of Theology, and Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Christian Counseling. He is a licensed and ordained Minister of the Gospel.

In his current role, Dr. Adeyemo studies the synthesis and characterization of coordination compounds with potential anti-cancer and anti-HIV properties, such as porphyrins, metalloporphyrins, phthalocyanines and their metal derivatives, and vitamin B1 metal complexes. A respected voice in his fields, he has authored and coauthored several articles in professional journals, including “Synthesis and characterization of porphyrins for photodynamic therapy of tumor,” “Preparation and characterization of a new photosensitizer and its metal derivatives: Potential anticancer drugs,” and “The synthesis and characterization of three isomeric porphyrins for photodynamic therapy of tumor.”

Dr. Adeyemo has been honored as a fellow of multiple institutions, including the Carver Research Foundation, the Tuskegee Institute, and Alabama and Meharry Medical College. In recognition of his exceptional achievements, he has also been presented with several accolades throughout his career, including as a Faculty Writing Fellow with Lity Enhancement Plan, a Chemical Ambassador with the American Chemical Society, and a QEP Faculty Writing Fellow from the Office of the Quality Enhancement Plan and the Office of Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Additionally, Dr. Adeyemo was the recipient of a Certificate of Participation from the Savannah State University Fifth Annual Research Conference in 2015, a Certificate of Appreciation from Savannah State University in 2014, A Certificate of Completion Study Abroad Faculty from the Savannah State University International Education Center in 2014, and a Certificate of Achievement from Savannah State University in 2013. Looking toward the future, Dr. Adeyemo aspires to continue supervising undergraduate students for their success in further academic endeavors and gainful employment.

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