Senior Lecturer at Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering
University of South Africa
Bolanle Deborah Ikotun is a researcher and an associate professor 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 composite optimization, concrete mechanical and durability properties testing, concrete quality optimization techniques and investigation of extenders, industrial waste and agricultural wastes 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. She is a recipient of many academic awards, which includes the Resilience in research award presented by the University of South Africa (UNISA). She has served as an organising committee member for two international conferences. She is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA) and an Associate Member of South African institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE).
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.