Meet Omowunmi Sadik, the creator of microelectrode biosensors that can detect foreign substances and can be used to detect narcotics or explosives.
The patent request was filed on December 7, 2006, according to patent number 20060275786A1. Sadik also holds patents for a variety of other biosensors.
Sadik is a chemist, inventor, and college professor who specializes in surface chemistry. She was born in the Nigerian city of Lagos in 1964. She graduated from the University of Lagos with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1985. In 1987, she earned a Master’s degree in chemistry. She received her Ph.D. from Wollongong University in Australia in 1994.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the National Research Council, to name a few, have all awarded Sadik fellowships.
She has also worked with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation, and UNESCO in Romania, Turkey, and Japan, as well as serving on the National Institution of Health’s Instrumentation and Systems Development panel.
In 2012, Sadik and Barbara Karn founded the Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization, a non-profit organization.
Sadik is currently a professor at Binghamton University in Upstate New York, where he is developing technology to recycle metal ions from garbage for use in industry and the environment.
As a Black woman, we celebrate her contributions to the globe.