Dr Lawal Anako Opotu

Director, CST

Academic Research Interests

  • Environmental Pollutions by Heavy Metals and Volatile Organic Contaminants (VOCs)
  • Production and Environmental/ Industrial Applications of Adsorbents
  • Soil, Water and Air Analysis
  • Microbes, Heavy Metals and Degradation of VOCs
  • Carbons and Composites
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Phytochemistry
  • Public Health And Hygiene


  • Published 16 Conference/Technical Reports and 32 International/local Journals
  • Co-authored 4 books
  • Registered member of 7 Professional Bodies: Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC); UK; American Chemical Society; Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC); American Society For Microbiology (ASM); Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN); Nigerian Environmental Society (NES); Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON)


  • Enactus (Formerly SIFE) 2013 Award of Excellence
  • Kaduna Polytechnic HOD’s Forum Commendation Award
  • College of Science and Technology, Kaduna Polytechnic, Commendation Award
  • Student Union Government, Kaduna Polytechnic Award of Excellence
  • Holds 2 Reviewer badges from Elsevier
  • Technical Editor of many international journals
  • Visible on Google scholar with many Journal citations and good rating
Dr Lawal Anako Opotu
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