Fatai Balogun is originally from Nigeria, where he graduated with a B.S. in Geology from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2012. Also, he graduated with a M.S. in Geosciences in 2017 from Georgia State University. His B.S. project focused on the measurement of radiation exposure due to naturally occurring radionuclides in Gemstone mining. His M.S. Thesis investigated the effect of time and temperature on Ultisol and Mollisol. At the University of Oregon, he will work with Matthew Polizzotto’s group to understand the chemical and mineralogical controls on release of heavy metals from sediments into ground water. He is also interested in processes that enhances the cycling of redox sensitive metals within the Earth’s Critical Zone. In the future, he would like to work at a multidisciplinary research institute where he could collaborate with scientists from different fields to proffer sustainable solutions to arrays of environmental problems of the 21st century. When Fatai is not spending countless man hours in the school, he’s an avid fan of soccer and motor racing. He also enjoys watching documentaries about ancient civilization.
Georgia State University, Atlanta (August 2015 - December 2017)
M.S, Geosciences (Environmental Geochemistry)
Thesis Title: Investigating the effect of aging and time on the fate and transport of Lead in artificially contaminated tropical soils.
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife (November 2006- March 2012)
Project Title: Potential Occupational Radiation Exposure due to norm arising from Exploitation of Rare-metal Pegmatites of the Ibadan-Oshogbo Fields, Olode, Ibadan, Southwestern Nigeria