Dr. Ibrahim Katampe, an Associate Professor of Chemistry is currently the chair of the department of Natural Sciences at Central State University. He is published in several academic journals and is an inventor with over 6 patents. Dr. Katampe earned his Ph.D in 2000 from Open University, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom where he was investigating on synthesis and reactions of silyl-heterocylic compounds.
Dr. Katampe is an active member of both the University and the Dayton community; he is a member of the board of trustees of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, board of trustees of the Montgomery County Workforce Development and Investment Board. He is a recipient of several awards including the prestigious Planet Africa Science and Technology Award by the planet Africa Group, Canada and also the SOIN award for Technology Innovation by the Montgomery County, Ohio, USDA capacity building grant.