Meet Olatunde Dahunsi, a Professor of Microbiology in Bowen University. He recently became the first Nigerian Scientist to win the Harvard Radcliffe Fellowship in the 2022/2023 cohort of 50 fellows worldwide.
Dahunsi, is one of the three Africans selected as Fellows in the 2022/2023 cohort and the first Nigerian scientist who broke the jinx and became the first ever Harvard Radcliffe Fellow in the Sciences, coming after Chimamanda Adichie who won the Fellowship in 2011 on Fiction and Poetry, Ifeoma Fafunwa who won the Fellowship in 2017 in Performing Arts and Chidi Ugwu the winner in 2020 on Anthropology. So far, about 1,195 fellows have been awarded worldwide with only 4 from Nigeria.
He will conduct research in renewable and sustainable energy generation, waste management and sustainable agriculture.