Female Nigerian professor developed micro-electrode bio sensors
Omowunmi "Wunmi" A. Sadik is a Nigerian professor, chemist, and inventor working at the Binghamton University. She developed microelectrode biosensors sensitive to trace amounts of organic materials. a technology that can be used for drug and bomb detection.
Sadik studies surface chemistry, with particular emphasis on the development of biosensors for use in environmental chemistry in her studies she discovered that conducting polymers can be use in sensing applications.
Sadik is credited with more than 135 peer-reviewed research papers and patent applications. She holds U.S. patents on particular types of biosensors. She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society.