Adeyemi Adeleye

Adeyemi Adeleye

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Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697


Adeleye’s research cuts across multiple disciplines, including water chemistry, environmental and analytical chemistry, environmental nanotechnology, and biogeochemistry. He is interested in improving water sustainability by (1) investigating the release, fate, and effects of emerging pollutants in the environment; and (2) developing novel technologies for water treatment and pollution remediation in different environmental compartments. Before joining UC Irvine, he was a National Research Council (NRC) research associate at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) in Narragansett, RI. Prior to that, he worked as a researcher at the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, first as a graduate student researcher and later as a postdoctoral scholar.

Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA, 2015
MESM., University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, USA, 2011
B.Sc., Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria 2006

Water chemistry, environmental applications of nanotechnology, fate and effects of emerging contaminants (engineered nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals, and microplastics), nanotoxicity, water and wastewater treatment