Faculty of Physical Sciences,
University of Ilorin

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Prof. Alafara A. BABA

National President

Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria

Prof. Alafara A. BABA, FCSN, FMSN, MTMS (USA)

Alafara Abdullahi BABA is a Professor of Analytical/Industrial and Materials Chemistry in the Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Ilorin in 2008. His dissertation entitled “Recovery of Zinc and Lead from Sphalerite, Galena and Waste Materials by Hydrometallurgical Treatments” was judged the best in the area of Physical Sciences at the University in 2009.

Until his current appointment as the National President of MSN, he was Head, Department of Industrial Chemistry (2017-2020); Deputy Director – Central Research Laboratories (2014-2017); University of Ilorin Senate Representative for Students’ Disciplinary Committee (2019-2021), Secretary, Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee of the Extraction & Processing Division (2018-2021); Co-organizer of the Rare Metal Technology Symposium (2017-Date); Lead Organizer, Energy Technologies & Carbon-dioxide Management Symposium (2021) and EPD Council (Education Representative) of The Minerals. Metals & Materials Society (TMS), USA (2021-Date). He is a Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN), and a Fellow, Materials Science & Technology Society of Nigeria (FMSN).

He has keen interest in teaching, community services, and research covering Solid Minerals and Materials Processing through hydrometallurgical routes; reactions in solution for metallurgical applications; preparation of phyllosilicates, porous and bio-ceramic materials; ore beneficiation including barite processing for oil and gas applications with developing eco-friendly –cum-low energy synthetic routes for industrial, technological utilities, among others. He has more than One Hundred and Forty (140) publications spreading through national and internationally acclaimed journal outlets of high impacts; and has attended many national, international workshops, conferences, and research exhibitions to launch many campaigns of his research break-through; and recipients of several credible awards and honours. He has supervised and still supervising many undergraduate and postgraduate research works and currently serving as an External Examiner to Postgraduate research in universities within and outside Nigeria.