Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

Dr BD Ikotun

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Chemical Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 471 2145
E-mail: ikotubd@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • BEng (Civil), MSc (Eng), DIng (Civil Engineering)

Fields of academic interests

Research Interests

Concrete mix design, concrete structural and durability properties testing, chemical deterioration of concrete, mechanical testing of concrete, concrete quality optimization techniques and investigation of extenders.

Field of Specialisation

  • Concrete Technology, Materials characterization

Journal articles

Selected Publications

  • Ikotun B. D., Mishra S., Fanourakis G. C. (2014) "Study on the synthesis, morphology and structural analysis of fly ash–cyclodextrin composite" Publication in Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry ISSN 1388-3127. Imprint: Springer Volume79, pages 311-317
  • Ikotun B. D., Mishra S., Fanourakis G. C. (2014) "Structural Characterisation of four South African fly ashes and their structural changes with β-cyclodextrin” Publication in Particulate Science and Technology, Imprint: Taylor & Francis, Volume 32, Pages 360-365.
  • Adams F. V., Ikotun B. D., Patrick D. O., Mulaba-Bafubiandi A. F. (2014) "Characterization of Rice Hull Ash and Its Performance in Turbidity Removal From Water" Publication in Particulate Science and Technology: Imprint: Taylor & Francis, Volume 32, Pages 329-333.
  • Ikotun B.D, A.S Afolabi (2013) "Electrochemical behaviour of an austenitic stainless steel reinforced concrete in the presence of starch and cellulose admixtures" Publication in Construction and Building Materials Journal, Imprint: Elsevier. Volume 42, May 2013, Pages 22-28.
  • Ikotun, B.D, Ekolu, S (2010) "Strength and Durability Effect of Modified Zeolite Additive on Concrete Properties". Publication in Construction and Building Materials Journal, Imprint: Elsevier. Volume 24, Issue 5, May 2010, Pages 749-757.

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Paper presentations

  • Ikotun B. D., Fanourakis G. C., Mishra S (2014) "Indicative tests on the effect of fly ash - β cyclodextrin composite on mortar and concrete permeability, sorptivity and porosity”. Publication in the proceedings of the first International Conference on Construction Materials and Structures, from 24 November to 26 November 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 978-1-61499-465-7, pages 825 – 834.
  • Ikotun B. D., Fanourakis G. C., Mishra S (2014) "Indicative tests on the effect of fly ash - β cyclodextrin composite on concrete workability and strength”. Published in the RILEM proceedings PRO 95 for the International RILEM Conference on Application of superabsorbent polymers and other new admixtures in concrete construction, at Germany from 14 September 2014 to 17 September 2014. ISBN 978-2-35158-147-6, pages 55 – 64.
  • Ikotun B.D, Ikotun A.G (2014) "Effect of a Modified Pozzolan on the Sulphate Attack Resistant of Mortar" Publication in IACSIT International Journal of Engineering and Technology (IJET), Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2014. Pages 55-59, ISSN 1793-8236. Dedicated to the 2nd International Conference on Civil Engineering and Architecture (ICCEA 2013) at Barcelona, Spain between 10 & 11th August, 2013.
  • Ikotun, B.D, Ekolu, S & Victor Frietas (2008). "Effect of Modified Natural Zeolite Additive on Properties of Cement Mortars", Published in the proceedings of the 2nd International Civil Engineering Conference on Civil Engineering and Sustainable Development, held at Mombasa, Kenya. ISBN 9966-923-42-X, Pages 187 – 196.

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

  • 2016, Resilience in research award at the University of South Africa (UNISA) during the award giving ceremony at UNISA on 3rd  March, 2017.
  • 2010, Developing researcher award at the University of South Africa (UNISA) during the women-in-research annual lecture on 26th August, 2010.
  • 2008, Postgraduate Bradlow scholarship award at the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • 2008, D.F Corleet Scholarship award for postgraduate students at the University of the Witwatersrand.
  • 2007 and 2008, University of the Witwatersrand Postgraduate merit award.
  • 2000, Best graduating student in Civil Engineering Department, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state, Nigeria.

Professional Affiliation

Member: Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)

Member: Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA)

Life member:  Golden key international honour society

Short Biography

Bolanle Deborah Ikotun is a researcher and a Senior lecturer in Civil Engineering department, University of South Africa. She has DIng, MSc (Eng) and B.Eng degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Johannesburg, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and The Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria respectively. Her research interests are in concrete mix design, concrete structural and durability properties testing, chemical deterioration of concrete, mechanical testing of concrete, concrete quality optimization techniques and investigation of extenders as they affect mortar and concrete properties. She has authored and co-authored articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and reputable journals. She has served as a reviewer for reputable journals and presently supervising postgraduate students.