Adjunct Assistant Professor of Physics



Oludurotimi Adetunji earned B.S. in Physics and Computer Science from Fisk University, and received his Ph.D. in experimental condensed matter physics, in the areas of conducting polymers and nanostructure materials from The Ohio State University. As an NSF IGERT fellow, he worked as a Physical Scientist in the areas of biomaterials and nano-channel glass device/application at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. Prior to coming to Brown, his research was focused on the development of piezoresistive sensor based on nano-network of conducting polymers and he served as principal investigator on NSF grants. Dr. Adetunji’s current research interests are in the areas of STEM Education, Science Communication and the Scholarship of Broader Impacts (SoBI). His research has resulted in the development of the Multimedia Learning Theoretical Framework (MLTF). The MLTF focuses on understanding the background of problem solvers (novices and experts) and approaches for engaging them in the metacognition process. In addition, based on the MLTF, he has developed a new model for communicating science to a broad audience (new learners, students or general public) dubbed the Science Cartoons (SciToons) model. The SciToons model engages both new learners (novices) and experts through an iterative feedback process in the development of narratives, storyboards, animatics, visualization and animations. Dr. Adetunji is a member of Brown's Department of Physics.

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