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Research interests

I am interested in understanding cell-nanomaterial interactions and developing biomaterial-based strategies for controlling inflammation and infection.

My PhD project investigated the potential of two-dimensional graphene and titanium carbide MXene nanomaterials to target biological toxins and the incorporation of these materials into composite systems for use in medical devices.

Scholarly biography

I completed my Bachelor's and Master’s degrees in Biochemistry at the University of Nigeria in 2011 and 2015 respectively. From 2013 to 2015, I worked as a Teaching and Research Assistant at the same university. In 2015, I was awarded a University of Brighton studentship to work on a cross-disciplinary project cutting across Materials Science, Cell Biology and Microbiology. My PhD focused on developing biomaterials for remediation of biological toxins and was supervised by Dr Susan Sandeman.

Outside the lab, I am interested in science outreach. Since 2017, I have been part of Soapbox Science, a global public engagement initiative which promotes the visibility of women scientists, in various capacities. I started out as a volunteer in 2017 (Soapbox Science Brighton), was a speaker in 2018 (Soapbox Science Brighton) and became a local organiser in 2019 (Soapbox Science Lagos Nigeria). I am also a STEM Ambassador and was one of the activity demonstrators at the 2019 Big Bang Fair South East.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Nigeria

Nov 2013Jun 2015

Bachelor, University of Nigeria

20072011

PhD, University of Brighton

Oct 2015Feb 2020

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Research Output

Advances in Nanostructured Carbons for Biomedical Applications

Sandeman, S., Zheng, Y., Ingavle, G., Ozulumba, T., Howell, C. & Mikhalovsky, S., Jul 2020, Carbon Nanomaterials in Biomedicine and the Environment. Mansurov, Z. (ed.). Singapore, p. 271 286 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapter

  • MXene Sorbents for Removal of Urea from Dialysate: A Step toward the Wearable Artificial Kidney

    Meng, F., Seredych, M., Chen, C., Gura, V., Mikahlovsky, S., Sandeman, S., Ingavle, G., Ozulumba, T., Miao, L., Anasori, B. & Gogotsi, Y., 26 Sep 2018, In : ACS Nano. 12, 10, p. 10518-10528

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Rapid Adsorption of Proinflammatory Cytokines by Graphene Nanoplatelets and Their Composites for Extracorporeal Detoxification

    Zheng, Y., Pescatore, N., Gogotsi, Y., Dyatkin, B., Ingavle, G., Mochalin, V., Ozulumba, T., Mikhalovsky, S. & Sandeman, S., 21 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Nanomaterials. 2018, 6274072.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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