Assistant Lecturer, Microbiology Department

Mr Samuel A. Adeleye

Mr Samuel Adeniyi Adeleye

Assistant Lecturer (Microbiology)/MSc (Food and Industrial Microbiology)/PhD(in View)(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)



Samuel is an example of a scholar who is living a balanced life. He graduated as the Best student in the School of Sciences of the Federal University of Technology Owerri with First-Class honours in 2013. He proceeded to Obtain a Master’s degree in Food and Industrial Microbiology and graduated with a 5.0/5.0 CGPA. Currently, he is undergoing his PhD research in the United States specializing I Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. He is married to his beautiful and ever-supportive wife, Stephanie.


Academic Qualification

  • 2019-till date. –  Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
    • PhD in View, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics


  • 2016-2018  –  Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
    • M.Sc.  Food and Industrial Microbiology CGPA=5.0/5.0


  • 2008-2013  – Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
    • First-class Honours, Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Microbiology. CGPA=4.76/5.00


  • 1999-2005  – High School Leaving Certificate.
    • West African Senior School Certificate Examination- WASSCE
    • Over 6 Credits obtained at Ordinary Level.


  • PhD Fellow 2019/2020, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New-Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Molecular Biosciences Excellence Award 2019/2020, Rutgers University, United States
  • Commonwealth Scholarship Award 2018, Glasgow-Caledonian University, UK (Declined)
  • Dean of School of Sciences (SOSC) award for the best graduating student in the school of sciences, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), 2013.
  • Mrs Margret Nwaiwu award for the best graduating student in the Department of Microbiology (FUTO), 2013.
  • National Association of Microbiology Students (NAMS) award for the Best 300 Level students, Department of Microbiology, FUTO, 2011.
  • First Prize Winner, inter-departmental debate, FUTO, 2011.
  • Federal Government Scholarship Award, 2010 (Ref UG/10/006).
  • Nigerian Association of Science Students (NASS) award for the Second Prize Winner, inter-departmental quiz, FUTO, 2010
  • National Association of Idanre Students (NAIS) award for the Best student of Idanre, Ondo State, 2004/2005

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Nigerian Society of Microbiologists
  • American Society for Microbiologists
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Environmental Health Scientists Association of Nigeria


  • 10/2019-To date:      Assistant Lecturer, The Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • 04/2018-10/2019:      Graduate Assistant, The Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.                 
  • 08/2015-04/2018:      Research assistant at Anthony van Leuwenhoek Research centre, Nekede, Imo State, Nigeria- Lead Laboratory technologist and field analyst of Food, Environmental and Medical samples.
  • 08/2014-2015:            NYSC at Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), FCT, Abuja- joined an EIA team under the Environmental Monitoring Division. Participated in EIA, EA, Pollution monitoring and implementation of biogas technology in the FCT.
  • 10/2012-11/2012:      Integration on the EU research project on Peatlands and Climate relevant Gases, Hochschule Weihenstpahaner-triesdorf (University of applied sciences), FH Freising chair of vegetative ecology, Weihenstephaner Berg 4, Germany.

Research Interest

  • Microbial Genetics
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Microbial Physiology and Metabolism


Papers and Publications available at:

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