Professor Ogbemi Omatete

omaOgbemi Omatete is a Professor of Chemical Engineering. He has contributed to the advancement of engineering and science both in Nigeria and in the United States. He was a member of the foundation chemical engineering faculty at both Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) at Ife (1972-74), and the University of Lagos (1974-89), Nigeria, where he rose to the position of Associate Professor and department chairman. He joined the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) formerly the Atomic Energy Laboratory. His major research interests are ceramic processing, CO2 sequestration, separation processes, ion-exchange, and drying. He is the co-inventor of the aqueous gelcasting process for forming complex-shaped ceramic components which resulted in the first collaborative research and development agreement (CRADA) between a private company and the national laboratory. He has five (5) US patents and several publications. He had his higher education at Princeton University, USA and has won many awards including the prestigious R&D 100, Advanced Technology Award by the Inventors Club of America, and Award of Excellence for Technology Transfer by the Federal Laboratory Consortium, amongst others. He is a Senior Member of the American Ceramic Society, a Life Member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a Life Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, and a Life Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.