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About Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe

Dr. Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Missouri University of Science and Technology, received B.Sc. in Geology and M.Sc. in Applied Geology from Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly the University of Ife) in Nigeria and earned a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Oboh-Ikuenobe joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1991, served as Interim Chair of the Department of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering at S&T from Jan 2015-Jul 2017, and was Program Head of the Geology & Geophysics Program from 2006-2014.

Dr. Oboh-Ikuenobe is a geoscientist specializing in palynology and sedimentology as a means of inferring biostratigraphy reconstructing paleoenvironments and paleoclimate. She has published extensively on palynology and geology of non-marine and marine Phanerozoic sequences in Africa, northern South America, U.S.A., Australia, Gulf of  Mexico and Atlantic Ocean, and has received several awards.

Dr. Oboh-Ikuenobe has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for her contributions to the advancement of palynology -- the study of organic-walled microfossils such as pollen and spores -- and her outstanding efforts in educating the next generation of Earth scientists. AAAS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science globally, is the world’s largest general scientific society. She is also a fellow of the Geological Society pf America and Past President of AASP- The Palynological Society.

In Rolla, Oboh-Ikuenobe was named Missouri S&T Woman of the Year in 2004 in recognition of her student mentoring efforts as well as her role in promoting science education to girls and young women in the local community and at university summer camps.

Positions

2005 - Present Professor, Geology and Geophysics, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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January 2015 - July 2017 Interim Department Chair, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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2006 - 2014 Program Head of the Geology & Geophysics Program, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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1997 - 2005 Associate Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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1991 - 1997 Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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Education

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1991 Ph.D. in Geology, University of Cambridge
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1986 M.Sc. in Applied Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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1983 B.S. in Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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Contact Information

147 McNutt Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409

(573) 341-6946

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