Professor Kayode Adebowale Biography, Age, Career and Personal Life

Professor Kayode Adebowale Biography

Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale is a Nigerian academician and professor of chemistry. He was appointed the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan in October, 2021. Professor Kayode Adebowale was born on 11 January, 1962 to the family of late Mr. and Mrs. Adebowale Esuruoso.

Professor Kayode Adebowale Profile


Professor Kayode Adebowale

Real Name

Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale

Date of Birth

11 January, 1962


59 years (2021)

State of Origin

Oyo State









Dr. ‘Yemisi Ajibola Adebowale

Net Worth

Under Review

Educational Background

Professor Kayode Adebowale Education and Career

Professor Kayode Adebowale attended St. Marks Primary School, Oke-Ijaga, Ijebu-Igbo between 1967 and 1972. He proceeded to Ayedaade Grammar School, Ikire where he studied between 1973 and 1978.

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Professor Kayode Adebowale obtained a degree in chemistry from the University of Ibadan in 1984. He obtained a Maters Degree and a PhD in Industrial Chemistry in September 1985 and October 1991 respectively.


University of Ibadan VC Professor Kayode Adebowale

Professor Kayode Adebowale started working as a graduate assistant with the University of Ibadan in 1987. He was appointed a lecturer II at the Federal University of Technology, Akure in October, 1991.

In 1994, Professor Kayode Adebowale was promoted to the level of Lecturer I and later to a senior lecturer in 1997.

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In 1999, Professor Kayode Adebowale transferred to the University of Ibadan where he worked as a senior lecturer.

Professor Kayode Adebowale was elevated to the grades of Reader in 2003 and in October 2006, he was appointed a Professor.

Prior to becoming the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Adebowale held several administrative positions;

  • Examinations Officer, Department of Chemistry, 2003-2005
  • Postgraduate Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, 2000 – 2002
  • Sub-Dean (Postgraduate), Faculty of Science, 2002-2004
  • Dean, Faculty of Science, 2009-2011
  • Member, Committee of Provosts and Deans, 2009-2011
  • Member Committee on the Appointment of Emeritus Professors, 2012 to date.
  • Director, Special Duties, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, between 2015 and 2016.

He was Convener, Investigative Panel on the Determination of the Class of Degree of two students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Technology in 2013.

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Professor Adebowale is a;

  • Fellow, Nigerian Academy of Science, FAS 2012
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, FICCON, Research
  • Fellow, Alexandra von Humboldt Foundation, Germany 1996 to date
  • Regular Associate, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, (ICTP) Trieste, Italy, 2003-2006;
  • ecipient, International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grant, 2002-2004.

Personal Life

Professor Kayode Adebowale Wife

Professor Kayode Adebowale is married to Dr. ‘Yemisi Ajibola Adebowale and the marriage is blessed with three children: Temitayo, Ayobami and Ayomitunde.

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