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)
Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
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
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
jovial, industrious and loving
Who is your favourite singer or band?
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?
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?
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