Professor Godwin Ayoko

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Environmental Sciences

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Theme Lead: Environmental & Nanoanalytics

Highest Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex, England

Research Themes:

  • Environmental & Nanoanalytics
  • Nanosensors & Molecular Diagnostics

Areas of Expertise

  • Ultra trace detection of environmental toxicants using nanosensors.
  • Developing and applying modern analytical techniques for characterising and monitoring pollutants in the environment.
  • Applying multivariate data analysis techniques.
  • Characterising emissions from vehicle.
  • Synthesising, characterising and applying inorganic materials.
  • Receptor modelling.

Honours and Awards

  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Environmental Chemistry Medal “for extended excellence in pure or applied scientific work in Australia that involves substantial Environmental Chemistry”, 2014
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Branch citation award, 2010
  • Nominee, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Categories of Research and Partnerships and Engagement, 2012
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Award, 2011
  • Nominee, Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the Category of Research and Leadership, 2011
  • Nominee STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Award Supervisor Pedagogy, 2010

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Admitted Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry UK, 2016
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Chemistry (RACI), 2008
  • Elected Chair of the Queensland Branch of the RACI (2007-2010)
  • Received Chartered Chemist designation from both Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and RACI, Australia
  • Invited Technical Assessor for the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) in 2004


Professor Ayoko was awarded his DPhil degree in Chemistry in 1986. After spending his early career working in developing countries Professor Ayoko joined QUT in 1999. Since that time he has built a significant profile in research, teaching and administration. During his career Professor Ayoko has authored/co-authored over 200 publications. Professor Ayoko is an accomplished supervisor of HDR students with many wining awards and/or taking up positions at QUT and other institutions. Professor Ayoko has also held various leadership positions, including Head of the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences (Acting), Discipline Head, Discipline Leader, and still remains a leading figure in chemistry at QUT.

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