Reama Chinedu GeorgeCountry of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Ile-Ife General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
PhD Fellowship Alumna
Degrees1998 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences2006 Master Chemical Sciences2012 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
Current research interest is to synthesize various porphyrin and metalloporphyrins molecules and investigate their application in photodynamic anti-microbial therapy for chronic sores especially those caused by diabetes. In addition synthesize chemically bonded porphyrin-perovskite and use as light harvester for solar cells. The researches that have been done so far have been to use composites of porphyrin and persovkite as light harvesters which have shown promising results.
Publications resulting from Research:
(i) Egharevba G.O., George R.C. and Maaza M., (2008), Effect of heat on the morphology and optical properties of porphyrin nanostructure. Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 38, 681-687. UNITED KINGDOM.
(ii) Egharevba .G.O. Maaza M. and George R.C. (2008), Time dependency on the fabrication of H4TPPS42- – SnTPy4+. Ife Journal of Science, 10, 109-114, NIGERIA.
(iii) George R.C., Durmus M., Egharevba G.O., Nyokong T. (2009), Electrostatic self-assembly of Quaternized 2, (3)-tetra (oxo-pyridine) phthalocyaninato chloroindium(III) with a series Tetrasulfonated Phthalocyanine. Polyhedron, 28, 3621-3627. HOLLAND
(iv) George R.C., Egharevba G.O., Nyokong T. (2010), Spectroscopic studies of nanostructures of negatively charged free base porphyrin and positively charged tin porphyrins. Polyhedron, 29, 1469-1474. HOLLAND.
(v) George R.C., Mugadza T., Khene S., Egharevba G.O. and Nyokong T. (2011), Porphyrin Nanorods Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode for the Electrocatalysis of Dioxygen, Methanol and Hydrazine. Electrocatalysis, 23, 1699-1708, U.S.A.
(vi) George R.C., Egharevba G.O., Nyokong T. (2013), Absorbance and Fluorescence Studies on Porphyrin Nanostructure (PNR) as Light Harvesters in Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. Ife Journal of Science, 15, 455-462, NIGERIA.
(vii) George R.C., Moene, S.G.M.K., Egharevba G.O. and Nyokong T., (2014), Porphyrin-Phthalocyanine Nanorods (P-PcNR) formed by Electrostatic Self-Assembly, Ife Journal of Science, 16, 7-10, NIGERIA.
(viii) D’Souza S., George R.C., Göksel M., Atilla D., Durmuş M. and Nyokong T. (2015), Enhanced Triplet State Yields in Aqueous Media of Asymmetric Zinc Phthalocyanines when Conjugated with Silver Nanoflowers, Polyhedron, 100, 296-302, HOLLAND.
(ix) George R.C., Falgenhauer J., Geis C., Nyokong T. and Schlettwein D. (2015), Characterization of Porphyrin Nanorods on Fluorine-Doped Tin Oxide Glass Sheet, Journal of Porphyrin and Phthalocyanine, 19, 1147-1158, FRANCE.
(x) Olajide A.A. and George R.C. (2016), UV-Vis Spectroscopy Study on Porphyrin Nanostructures Formed by Electrostatic Interaction, Ife Journal of Science, 18, 585-593, NIGERIA
(xi) George R.C., D’Souza S., Durmuş M. and Nyokong T. (2017), Photolytic Changes in the Morphology of Porphyrin-Phthalocyanine Nanostructures (P-Pcns) in the Presence of Platinum and Gold Salts. Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 47, 1080-1084, UNITED KINGDOM
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:ResearchI am a senior academic staff of the Department of Chemistry, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. I am involved in teaching as well as research.
TWAS AwardsJun 2008FellowshipOrganization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) (Formerly Third World Organization for Women in Science TWOWS). This was fellowship made it possible for me to have 6 month visit to Rhodes University, South Africa me carry where I carried out part of my PhD research. This span for period of 3 year from 2008-2011Aug 2013AwardTWAS Research Grant Programme for Individual Scientist and Research Unit in Science and Technology Lagging Countries. The funds were used to purchase an equipment and some reagents which have and are still been utilized by both undergraduate and post graduate students.Aug 2014AwardTWAS-DFG Cooperation Visit Programme (3 Months) for Scientist from Sub-Sahara Africa. A research visit to Institut für Angewandte Physic, Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen
Other AwardsAug 2006Research Grant by Africa Laser Center (ALC), South Africa and National Foundation Research (NRF), South AfricaA three months research visit at Material Science unit of iThemba LABS, Cape Town-South Africa.Dec 2014African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES) Junior Researcher GrantThis grant is sponsorship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH).
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship with OWSD
Fellowship awarded 2008