Agricultural & Nutritional Sciences
Prof. Fawole is an Associate Professor in postharvest protection and preservation of horticultural crops at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He earned a BSc at Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria and an MSc at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In 2013 obtained a PhD in Postharvest Science and Technology from Stellenbosch University, before his appointment and promotion as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer academic in 2016 and 2018, respectively at the same University. His industry-oriented research focuses on shelflife extension of horticultural crops. His research strives to understand the effects of various biotic and abiotic factors on horticultural crops' maturity and storage to develop appropriate postharvest management tools for stakeholders' economic and health benefit. Prof. Fawole is currently leading research on alternatives to plastics and synthetic chemicals in postharvest preservation of perishable horticultural products. He was awarded the National Research Foundation Y1-rating (Young Promising Scientist) in 2016.