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Funke Adebawo

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Ibadan General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2017 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2009 Master Chemical Sciences
2004 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Chemical modification of wood To Preserve Wood Against Biodeteriaorating Agent and to increase dimensional stability.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Adebawo F. G., Adegoke O. A., Ajala O.O., Adelusi E. A. (2021). Alleviating Climate Change Effect Using Environmentally Friendly Process To Preserve Wood Against Biodeteriaorating Agent. Journal of Forests 8(1): 71-78. DOI: 10.18488/journal.101.2021.81.71.78.

Ajala, O. O., Adebawo, F. G., Adelusi, E. A., Adegoke, O. A. (2021). Influence of Decay Fungi on Selected Anatomical Properties of Aningeria Robusta A. Chev. Wood, Journal of Bioresource Management, 8 (2). DOI:

Funke Adebawo. (2020). Durability and Strength Properties of Triplochiton scleroxylon (K. SCHUM) Wood Treated with Thevitia peruviana Seed Oil After Fungal Attack. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 32(1): 58–65.

F. G. Adebawo, O. Y. Ogunsanwo, S. O. Olajuyigbe (2019). Fungal Decay Resistance of the Acetylated Tropical Hardwood Species as Related to Moisture Content. Journal of Forest and Environmental Science, 36(3): 225-232

Funke Adebawo, Hassan Sadeghifar, David Tilotta, Hasan Jameel, Yu Liu and Lucian Lucia. (2019) Spectroscopic Interrogation of the Acetylation Selectivity of Hardwood Biopolymers. Starch - Stärke, 71:1900086

Kayode Olaoye and Funke Adebawo. (2019). Selected Acoustic Properties of Aningeria Robusta (A.Chev) Wood in Relation to Fibre And Physico-Mechanical Properties. PRO LIGNO 15(3): 34-44.

Adelusi E.A, Olaoye K. O. and Adebawo F. G. (2019). Strength and Dimensional Stability of Cement-Bonded Boards Manufactured from Mixture of Ceiba Pentandra and Gmelina Arborea Sawdust. Journal of Engineering Research and Reports 8(1): 1-10.

Funke Adebawo, Olayiwola Ajala and Timilehin Aderemi (2019). Variation of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Boscia Angustifolia (A. Rich.) Wood Along Radial and Axial Stem Portion. PRO LIGNO 15(1): 34 – 42.

F. G. Adebawo, V. Naithani, H. Sadeghifar, D. Tilotta, L. A Lucia, H. Jameel and O.Y. Ogunsanwo (2016). Morphology and Interfacial Properties of Chemically Modified Wood of Tropical Hardwood. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances. 6, 6571-6576.

I. T Ademola, R. A Bayewu, E. A. Adekunle, M. B Omidiran and F. G Adebawo (2011). An assessment into physical and proximate analysis of processed locust beans (parkia biglobosa) preserved with common salt. Pakistan Journal Nutrition 10(5): 405-408.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I teach students at higher levels wood chemistry related courses. I conduct research on preservation and modification of wood. I am currently the head of Vocational Studies and Entrepreneurship Education Development Center.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Ibadan 41st Annual conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN)
2013 Ghana Workshop- Adaptive management of natural resources: managing environmental impact of rural development


Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN)
Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA)
Forest Product Society (FPS)
African Forest Forum (AFF)

Presentation given

Evaluation of Dimensional Stability of Gypsum- Bonded Boards Reinforced with Natural Fibres.
Event: conference
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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