Dr. Ugochinyere Nancy Oloyede

Dr. Ugochinyere Nancy Oloyede is from Nigeria in West Africa. Nancy had her B.Sc. and Master degree in Industrial Chemistry in the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. During these periods, she did some research in chemical technology and environmental microbiology in the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Nigeria. After graduating with a master degree in 2017, Nancy came to Lehigh University in 2018 where she conducted studies on low-valent titanocene Chemistry. She develops and studies metal-mediated reactions in chemical synthesis as part of the Flowers research group. Her work includes investigating ways to better synthesize molecules that could be building blocks for antiviral drugs. Nancy received her Ph.D. in 2024. At Lehigh, she has been a member of the Graduate Student Senate, representing the Department of Chemistry. She’s also been a graduate student ambassador and a judge at the Lehigh Valley Science Fair. In 2022, she founded the Lehigh University Graduate Association of Nigerian Students, serving as its first president. In 2023-2024, she was chair of Graduate Student Outreach for the Global Union. Nancy hobbies are cooking, watching movies, listening to music and spending time with her family.