Henry Fadamiro was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2020. As a fellow, Henry Fadamiro contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Professor Henry Fadamiro is a Professor of Entomology at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. He is the Chief Scientific Officer & Associate Director for Texas A&M AgriLife Research. He also serves as Associate Dean for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, Professor Fadamiro was on the faculty at Auburn University for 18 years and served in various leadership roles including as Associate Dean for Research for College of Agriculture and Associate Director of Alabama Agricultural Experiment, Assistant Dean & Director of Global Programs, and Integrated Pest Management Coordinator for Alabama. Prof. Fadamiro received the Rhodes Scholarship to earn his Ph.D. in Entomology and Pest Management from the University of Oxford in England in 1995. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Federal University of Technology in Akure, Nigeria. Previously, Prof. Fadamiro had served as a researcher at various institutions including International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria, Iowa State University, University of Minnesota, and Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Working with various teams, Prof. Fadamiro has received more than $20 million in research funding and published more than 125 scientific articles. He has trained over 30 postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars including 20 Africans. Prof. Fadamiro has made significant contributions to the advancement of science and human capacity development in Africa and USA. His groundbreaking research in chemical and physiological mechanisms of plant-insect and tritrophic interactions has impacted pest management programs globally. He has worked to establish academic partnerships and research collaborations with several institutions in Africa. Prof. Fadamiro’s academic accomplishments have been recognized globally with various awards. He was named fellow of the Royal Entomological Society in 2010. In 2011, he received the Award for Excellence in IPM from the Entomological Society of America – Southeastern Branch.