Research and Teaching Interests
Hometown: Nigeria; MSc (Newcastle University, UK)
Research project: Environmental/Toxicology chemistry
My research project is on an effect driven fractionation and characterization of hydraulic fracturing fluids and flowback water. Our aim is to develop an analytical method for quantitative and qualitative determination of their chemical components and a whole lake exposure for extensive toxicity study at the experimental lake area (ELA), Kenora District, Ontario.
Reason for coming to U. Manitoba: I come from Africa’s leading petroleum producing country. The influence of the petroleum industry can be seen throughout the country and I was always interested in its effects on the environment. I reached out to Gregg Tomy at the Center for Oil and Gas Research and Development (COGRAD) early 2015 and we realized our common interests, experience and knowledge of petroleum and environmental geochemistry
Other interests: The time spent in COGRAD is invaluable to me. I have enjoyed the time that we spent outdoors just as much. We have organized trips to our survey site in Ontario, as well as excursions to the Pine Point rapids, Grand beach, paintballing and hiking in Winnipeg.