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Omowunmi "Wunmi" Sadik
State University of New York at Binghamton

Omowunmi “Wunmi” Sadik is a Professor of Chemistry and the founding Director of the Center for Research in Advanced Sensing Technologies and Environmental Sustainability (CREATES) at the State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton), where she has been a member of the faculty since 1996. She is also the President and Co-Founder of the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) (, a non-profit, international professional society dedicated to advancing sustainable nanotechnological solutions around the world through education, research, and the promotion of the responsible growth of nanotechnology. Dr. Sadik received her BS and MS in chemistry from the University of Lagos (Nigeria) and her PhD in chemistry from the University of Wollongong (Australia). She has held appointments at Harvard, Cornell University and the Naval Research Laboratory. Dr. Sadik’s research areas are in surface chemistry, chemical sensors and biosensors, and in their application to solving real-life problems in biological systems, energy and the environment. Dr. Sadik holds five U.S. patents for her work on biosensors and nanostructured membranes. She has authored over 160 scientific publications, and has given over 350 invited lectures and conference contributions across the world. Some of Dr. Sadik’s notable career highlights include being a recipient of: the National Academy of Sciences Collaboration in Basic Science & Engineering Fellowship (2000), the SUNY Research Foundation’s Award for Outstanding Inventor (2002), the Harvard University Radcliffe Fellowship (2003), the NSF Discovery Corps Senior Fellowship (2005), and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Research (2011). In addition, Dr. Sadik is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2010), a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2012) and a 2015-2017 Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer. In 2016, Dr. Sadik became only the fourth woman and the first female scientist to be conferred with the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) Award, Nigeria’s highest national honor for academicians.