Professional summary

Dr. Adediran currently serves as the principal investigator at the UK Centre for Multimodal Correlative Microscopy and Spectroscopy (CoreMiS), and leads a platform dedicated to the comprehensive study of nanoparticles and nano-scale chemical reactions. His research interests span diverse environmental realms, including: the detection and ecotoxicity assessments of microplastics, nanoplastics and other contaminants of emerging concerns; unravelling colloids and nanoparticles' behaviour in the environment; understanding the geochemistry of metals and metalloids in air, soils, plants, and animals; the development of innovative technologies for phytoremediation or microbial remediation of contaminants; and, soil nutrients and fertility management.


Dr Adediran’s doctoral research, conducted in collaboration with Diamond Light Source UK, employed synchrotron micro-focused-X-ray fluorescence (u-XRF) microscopy and micro-X-ray atomic absorption near edge spectroscopy (u-XANES) to investigate rhizospheric phenomena, particularly those involving microbial-nutrient-root relationships. In his postdoctoral tenure at the Department of Chemistry, Umeå University, Sweden, Dr. Adediran's research was focused on mercury bio-uptake, reduction, methylation and demethylation. As a researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, his work concentrated on using Synchrotron X-ray fluorescence microscopic and spectroscopic techniques to reveal soil architecture, C, N, P, K, S retentions, and molecular macronutrients' speciation in soil, colloids, and nanoparticles.

Dr Adediran holds a B. Agric. Tech. (First-class) in Soil Science, an M.Sc. (Distinction) in Water and Environmental Management from the University of Bristol, and a Ph.D. in Biogeochemistry from the University of Edinburgh.


Other Publications

Adediran, G.A., Cox, R., Jürgens, M.D., Morel, E., Cross, R., Carter, H., Pereira, M.G., Read, D.S. and Johnson, A.C., 2024. Fate and behaviour of Microplastics (> 25 µm) within the water distribution network, from water treatment works to service reservoirs and customer taps. Water Research, p.121508.

Adediran, G. A., Kielman-Schmitt, M., Kooijman, E., & Gustafsson, J. P. (2022). Significance of phosphorus inclusions and discrete micron-sized grains of apatite in postglacial forest soils. European Journal of Soil Science, 73(5), e13310.

Tuyishime, J.M., Adediran, G.A., Olsson, B.A., Spohn, M., Hillier, S., Klysubun, W. and Gustafsson, J.P., 2022. Phosphorus abundance and speciation in acid forest Podzols–Effect of postglacial weathering. Geoderma, 406, p.115500.

Adediran, G.A., Lundberg, D., Almkvist, G., Del Real, A.E.P., Klysubun, W., Hillier, S., Gustafsson, J.P. and Simonsson, M., 2021. Micro and nano sized particles in leachates from agricultural soils: Phosphorus and sulfur speciation by X-ray micro-spectroscopy. Water Research, 189, p.116585.

Adediran, G.A., Tuyishime, J.M., Vantelon, D., Klysubun, W. and Gustafsson, J.P., 2020. Phosphorus in 2D: spatially resolved P speciation in two Swedish forest soils as influenced by apatite weathering and podzolization.Geoderma, 376, p.114550.

Adediran, G.A., Liem-Nguyen, V., Song, Y., Schaefer, J.K., Skyllberg, U. and Björn, E., 2019. Microbial biosynthesis of thiol compounds: implications for speciation, cellular uptake, and methylation of Hg (II). Environmental Science & Technology, 53(14), pp.8187-8196.

Song, Y., Adediran, G.A., Jiang, T., Hayama, S., Björn, E. and Skyllberg, U., 2020. Toward an Internally Consistent Model for Hg (II) Chemical Speciation Calculations in Bacterium - Natural Organic Matter - Low Molecular Mass Thiol Systems. Environmental Science & Technology, 54(13), pp.8094-8103.

Adediran, G.A., Ngwenya, B.T., Mosselmans, J.F.W. and Heal, K.V., 2016. Bacteria–zinc co-localization implicates enhanced synthesis of cysteine-rich peptides in zinc detoxification when Brassica juncea is inoculated with Rhizobium leguminosarum. New Phytologist, 209(1), pp.280-293.

Adediran, G.A., Ngwenya, B.T., Mosselmans, J.F.W., Heal, K.V. and Harvie, B.A., 2016. Mixed planting with a leguminous plant outperforms bacteria in promoting growth of a metal remediating plant through histidine synthesis. International Journal of Phytoremediation, 18(7), pp.720-729.

Adediran, G.A., Ngwenya, B.T., Mosselmans, J.F.W., Heal, K.V. and Harvie, B.A., 2015. Mechanisms behind bacteria induced plant growth promotion and Zn accumulation in Brassica juncea. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 283, pp.490-499.