Wayne State College

Darius Agoumba

Dr. Darius Agoumba is a professor of chemistry at Wayne State College. He helps new international students learn American culture and is a campus representative of the Boren Scholarships and Fellowships/Institute of International Education (IIE). He is a member of the Rotary International Club and the advisor of WSC's Rotoract Club.

Before coming to Wayne State, Dr. Agoumba taught physics and chemistry at the Military Academy of Benin. He has given research presentations at Gordon Conference for the American Chemistry Society (ACS) and the Nebraska Academy of Sciences (NEA).

Dr. Agoumba is a member of the ACS and the NEA and has done work with the Nebraska Renewable Energy Systems. He received a state scholarship to study in Kharkov for his master's degree.

Ph.D., Chemistry (emphasis in Analytical Chemistry), University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, 2004
M.S., Chemistry (emphasis in Applied Chemistry), Delaware State University-Dover, 1999
M.S., Chemistry (emphasis in Physical Chemistry), State University of Kharkov-USSR, 1990

Academic Interests
Dr. Agoumba's research interests include investigation of chemical and physical properties of biodiesel, improvement of DMFC efficiency and alternative uses of tropical vegetable oils. His teaching interests are general chemistry, analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis.