Olusegun Gabriel Fawole

Favourite Thing: looking for solution to problems and trying to understand why things are the way they are



Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and University of Birmingham, UK


BSc (Physics); MSc (Engineering Physics)

Work History:

Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Current Job:



The Council, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Me and my work

a nice combination – thorough and painstaking

My work requires a very good eye for details, diligence and careful analysis. I analyse and understand measurements of substances in the atmosphere. Measurements made from ground stations and on flights both from present and past episodes are assessed. Past and present trends and scenarios are studied to be able to project into the future and predict future scenarios. Understanding the interactions of the substances with one another and the atmosphere enables scientist to suggests ways to reduce their amounts in the atmosphere, and hence, reduce their likely effects on human, plants and the environment as a whole

My Typical Day

busy and congested but interesting!

My typical day involves assessing and analysing a lot of data from measurements of substances in the atmosphere. I work with several computer programs and models on daily basis. My day also involves a lot of writings and discussions of findings with fellow scientists and colleagues

What I'd do with the money

Donate the money to the eco and science clubs in the local primary academy in my area

I will give the money to the eco and science clubs in the primary school in my local area. These clubs can then afford to invite at least a scientist each for a face-to-face chat with the pupils during one of their weekly meetings. Both clubs have greatly enriched my daughter’s understanding of the environment and the basics of elementary chemistry, physics and biology

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

jovial, industrious and loving

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Don Moen

What's your favourite food?

A Nigeria local dish – Pounded Yam

What is the most fun thing you've done?

What did you want to be after you left school?

An academia

Were you ever in trouble at school?

Of course, yes.

What was your favourite subject at school?


What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?

What or who inspired you to become a scientist?

My Physics teacher in my secondary school

If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?

a teacher

If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!

win a big research grant, retire as a world renowned scientist and win a noble prize

Tell us a joke.

Other stuff

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