Prof Olalekan Fatoki attended the University of Ibadan, Nigeria where he obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Chemistry and the MSc Analytical Chemistry (Specialization) degree. He obtained his PhD in Chemistry at the University of Salford, England. He has held several academic posts both in Nigeria and South Africa, including Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), Ago Iwoye, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Nigeria. He joined the Department of Chemistry, University of Fort Hare, Alice, South Africa in 1994. There he worked till 2003 when he was appointed the Director of Research at the University of Venda, Limpopo Province, South Africa. In 2008, he was appointed Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, a position he holds to date. During his academic career, Prof Fatoki has enjoyed several research fellowships. These include the Royal Society Fellowship UK, at the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK, International Atomic Energy Agency (I.A.E.A.) fellowship at the Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, USA, DAAD Fellowship at the Department of Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, University of Duisburg, Germany, Agency for Industrial Science & Technology Fellowship at the National Institute for Resources and Environment, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305, DAAD Fellowship at Max – Planck Institute for Strahlenchemie, Muelheim, Germany, a.d. Ruhr, Germany and the TWAS Fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical & Applied Physical Chemistry, National University of La Plata, Argentina. Prof Fatoki’s field of specialization is in analytical chemistry and his field of research interest is in analytical environmental chemistry. His research objective is to investigate interactions between man and environment in terms of chemical contaminations, their sources, health risk to man and to the ecosystem and their remediation. His expertise lies in trace organics and trace elemental analyses using various analytical tools for their detection in different matrices including freshwater and marine systems. For many years, his work has focused on endocrine disruptors – organochlorine pesticides, phthalates, phenols, organotins, brominated flame retardants (BFRs), pharmaceuticals and on some heavy metals, e.g., Pb, Cd, Hg and As in waste dumps, wastewater, freshwater and marine systems, investigating alternative methods of determinations in different matrices, assessing their occurrences, health risks and remediation. Prof Fatoki is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), Member, South African Chemical Society (SACI) and Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Prof Fatoki has 113 research publications consisting of 101 peer reviewed Journal publications, 5 Chapters in Books, 4 Technical Reports and 3 Published Conference Proceedings.