Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences: Announcements <p>Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal published quarterly (February, May, August &amp; November) by the <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences</a>. It offers an exciting publication outlet for Physical Science reports.</p> en-US Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (JNSPS) welcomes new Editors - 2022 <p>Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences (JNSPS) welcomes ten new Editors in Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science. These are:</p> <p><strong>Name: Prof. Olayinka Oyewale AJANI</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria</strong><br /><strong>Section: Chemistry</strong></p> <p>Prof. Olayinka Oyewale AJANI obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree in Chemistry from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He joined the work force of Covenant University Ota Ogun State, Nigeria in 2005 where he obtained his Doctoral degree in Chemistry. The doctoral thesis was titled Synthesis of new N,N-disubstituted aryl- and alkylaryl sulphonamides and their antimicrobial properties. He obtained his Ph.D under the supervision of Prof. O.B. Familoni and Prof J.O. Echeme. In addition, Olayinka Ajani is a Professor of Chemistry who has established himself both as an academic and a researcher in the areas of Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry. He is a recipient of many prestigious awards some of which are Royal Society of Chemistry German DAAD Research Visit Fellowship, TWAS Research Grant for individual Scientist and CAS-TWAS PG Fellowship Award. He has also distinguished himself as a prolific author by earning a certificate of recognition as a top cited author in 2010-2011 from Elsevier Publisher (Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry). He carried out his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany under the research group of Professor Martin Schlitzer.</p> <p>Furthermore, Prof. Ajani has been actively involved in research through self-initiation and collaboration with other researchers, home and abroad and this has led to publications in accredited/peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has over fifty-eight (58) publications in reputable journals which are indexed in Scopus database. Olayinka O. Ajani is an erudite Professor who is involved with teaching and projects as well as research supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Covenant University. He is an external examiner to some universities within and outside Nigeria. He has served and still serving in various capacities in various committees at the Departmental, College and University levels. Prof. Ajani was formerly the Head of Department of Chemistry, Covenant University and currently the Director of Covenant University Central Instrumentation Research Facility (CUCIRF), where he provides discretional and exemplary leadership. He is a member of notable Professional Bodies such as Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) and Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON), among others. He is a reviewer for over thirty (30) Journals of international reputable some of whose Publishers are Elsevier, John Wiley, Springers, ACS, MDPI, Bentham Science Publishers among others. Prof. Ajani is happily married and blessed with children to the glory of God.</p> <p><strong>Name: Prof. B. O. Adebesin</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Physical Sciences, Landmark University, Nigeria</strong><br /><strong>Section: Physics / Earth Sciences</strong></p> <p>B. O. Adebesin is a Professor of Physics, with specialization in Space/Ionospheric Radio Propagation Communication Physics and Aeronomy. His research interest is in Solar-Terrestrial magnetospheric coupling; Space Weather events and effects; ionospheric dynamics including irregularities, geomagnetic induced currents, and solar wind drivers of geomagnetic storms/substorms; with more emphasis in the equatorial region. He noted an acute shortage of ionospheric data/interpretation in the African sector, making the study of the ionosphere in this region, a bit tasking, in complementing global ionospheric studies. Consequently, he took over this task in ensuring that the African sector is well represented, by making use of the available data. This prompted some of his research works to revolve around, but not limited to, the African equatorial locations. He is an advocate for the improvement of the International Reference Ionosphere (IRI) model, which is reflective in some of his research works. Adebesin do not only publish his results but also provides way forward at many instances, when necessary, especially relating to progressing the African equatorial Space environment. Adebesin is active in communicating science to the general public through conferences and seminars, and have a strong passion for observational research and modelling.</p> <p>His quest for research had earned him both national and international recognitions. He is a beneficiary of the Elsevier Highly Cited Research Award, a recipient of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) Fellowship Award to the Space Weather Research Laboratory, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland. Within the same period, he was a Visiting Scholar to the Solar and Heliophysics Lab. of the Catholic University of America, Washington DC. He was ranked 353 among the 500 leading Scientists in Nigeria in 2019, based on the SCOPUS SciVal assessment. He was also ranked among the World Scientist on the AD Scientific Index Ranking 2021 and 2022. Within his current work place at Landmark University, he had received several awards, including Award of Recognition for Research Visibility, Meritorious Service Award, Most Impactful Staff Award, Best Lecturer Award, Selfless Service Award, among others.</p> <p>Adebesin is a member of NUC Accreditation Team in Nigeria Universities, and an Assessor of candidates to Full Professorial Chair. He had also served as External examiner to Ph.D. candidates in like manner. Adebesin attended Conferences/Workshops locally and internationally both as a Facilitator, and participant. He won a grant from ICTP to attend the 19th International Beacon Satellite Symposium in Italy and the VarSITI Completion Symposium in Bulgaria. He is a Facilitator in 2017 at the first African Space Generation Workshop, organized by the Space Generation Advisory Council of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications. He is a regular Facilitator at workshops of the Centre for Atmospheric Research, National Space Research &amp; Development Agency, Abuja.</p> <p>Adebesin have served and still serving at various academic platforms within Landmark University. Some of this include the Pioneer Director, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discoveries; Director Academic Planning; Head of Department, Physical Sciences; and Head of Physics Programme. He had also served as Chair at various University Committee levels including Chair. University Research Board; Chair. University Research Ethical Committee; Chair. University Accreditation Committee; Chair. University Strategic Planning Committee; and many others.</p> <p>Adebesin had over 75 publications indexed in databases including SCOPUS and Web of Science. He is a regular attendee of several policy workshops organized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on moving the Nigeria education system forward, having served as the national Assistant General Secretary (and acting Secretary) of the Committee of Directors of Academic Planning of Nigerian Universities (CoDAPNU) from 2016-2021. Adebesin is a Reviewer to several Scopus-based journals, and a member of several professional bodies including the American Geophysical Union, the African Geophysical Society, and the Nigeria Geophysical Society.</p> <p>Adebesin presented the 7th Inaugural lecture of Landmark University entitled “The Natural Mirror in the Upper Atmosphere: Resource, Risk and Innovation” in April 2022.</p> <p><strong>Name: Prof. Najeem Abiola Adesola Babarinde</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Chemical Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria</strong><br /><strong>Section: Chemistry</strong></p> <p>Professor Najeem Abiola Adesola Babarinde obtained Bachelor’s in Industrial Chemistry and graduated in 1988 winning different prizes. He obtained Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Biophysical Chemistry in 1993 and 2003, respectively, from the University of Ibadan. He rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2016. At the University, he has taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses. He has equally supervised students and researched extensively particularly on Structure-function relationships in Hemoglobins, as well as Biosorption of metal ions and dyes from contaminated water bodies.</p> <p>Professor Babarinde had his postdoctoral training at the Department of Public Health (Physics Section) and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Parma in Italy through the prestigious award of the Training and Research in Italian Laboratory Fellowship of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, sponsored by UNESCO in 2010. He underwent Advance Security course of the United Nations Department of Safety and Security in 2010 and was awarded Advanced Security in the Field Certificate. He has published in reputable Journals globally. He has equally served as a Reviewer to more than 40 Journals globally.</p> <p>Professor Babarinde has served as Head of Department severally at Olabisi Onabanjo University, and also as Dean at Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, Ijebu-Igbo. He has served as the Acting Director of Students’ Industiral Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). He has served as visiting Lecturer to Redeemer University, Tai Solarin University of Education, Abraham Adesanya Polytechnic, and Tai Solarin College of Education. He has served as External Examiner to University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Babcock University, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, and Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India. He has served as Assessor of Professorial cadre to Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Bowen University, Tai Solarin University of Education, Nasarawa State University, and Bells University of Technology.</p> <p>Between 1991 and now, Professor Babarinde has attended several major National and International Scientific and Professional Seminars/Conferences. In the process of his career, Professor Babarinde has successfully supervised hundreds of undergraduates, 12 masters, and 4 Doctoral students. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials (AUSIHEM), Australia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON). In every assignment, Professor Babarinde demonstrated principle, passion, forthrightness, thoroughness, commitment, accountability, and good leadership for set goals.</p> <p>He has won Research grants at local and International levels.</p> <p><strong>Name: Assoc. Prof. K. Sakthipandi</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: SRM TRP Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli, India. </strong><br /><strong>Section: Physics /Chemistry</strong></p> <p>Dr. Sakthipandi has made enormous and innovative contributions to materials characterization using on-line Ultrasonic techniques and other conventional techniques. He published more than 85 research papers in peer-reviewed Journals. He was co-authored in three research books. He has also attended more than 150 National and International Conferences both in India and abroad. In order to acquaintance with research, he is doing a lot of collaborative research work with many leading research laboratories in India. Under his able guidance, 2 scholars have completed their doctoral degrees and 4 scholars are pursuing their Ph.D. degrees. He is a member of the Board of Studies and Doctoral Committee in different Universities in India. Presently, he is working in the areas of magnetic oxides for different applications, Nanoferrites from electromagnetic shielding, and Nano perovskite for energy storage applications. Along with different characterization studies, he has developed an indigenous high-temperature ultrasonic facility for ultrasonic velocity/attenuation as a function of temperature.</p> <p>He has received many laurels and awards from National Scientific Societies such as Visiting Research Scientist Fellowship from the Indian National Science Academy (2-times, 2014 &amp; 2019) Summer Research Fellowship from Indian Science Academies, (3-times, 2004, 2016 &amp; 2019), International Student Fellowship Award from Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Maveeran Sundaralingam Award from Madurai Kamaraj University, Best Research Paper Award on Structural Acoustics from Madras India Regional Chapter – ASA, Best oral presentation Award from Acoustical Society of India, Visiting Scientist Fellowship from JNCASR, Bangalore, Best Poster Award from Materials Research Society of India, Mumbai and Dr. TK Saxsena Memorial Award and Dr. Parathasarathy Memorial Award from Ultrasonic Society of India for the best thesis and best paper respectively. Dr. Sakthipandi scored 850+ citations with h-index 19 and i-10 index 31. I have completed 2 sponsored research projects as Principal Investigator (total cost ~42 Lakhs).</p> <p>The first part of his work is to design and fabricate an indigenous experimental set-up for on-line ultrasonic velocities/attenuation measurements at an elevated temperature from room temperature (300 K) to 1200 K. This NDT technique is a versatile tool used for understanding the various physical phenomena like phase transformation, precipitation, nucleation, austenite revision, etc., in materials over a wide range of temperature. This technique facilitates not only bulk materials and also extended to nanomaterials. The on-line measurement was carried out in different samples such as bulk and nano perovskites and maraging steel. This experimental set-up is used to explore the microstructural changes in various materials over a wide range of temperatures. The facility was developed with the support of the Board of Research in Nuclear Science and Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, India. It is a unique facility and the first of its kind in India and the same was acclaimed in the Journal of Alloys and Compound (Volume 509, Issue 8, 2011 pp. 3457-3467) and the Acoustical Society of India Newsletter on Page 2, volume 65, 2010.</p> <p><br /><strong>Name: Assoc. Prof. Joshua Abah</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing, at the Federal University of Lafia</strong><br /><strong>Section: Computer Science</strong></p> <p>Joshua Abah is currently the Ag. Head of the Department of Computer Science at the Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria. He is also the Pioneer Ag. Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Federal University of Lafia, Nigeria. Joshua has taught Computer Science and Engineering courses to both postgraduate and undergraduate students in several tertiary institutions, including the University of Maiduguri; Yobe State University; Federal University Gashua, Yobe State; Federal University Dutsi-Ma, Katsina State; Nasarawa State University Keffi; Veritas University, Abuja and the Federal University Kashere, Gombe State, all in Nigeria. Joshua has acted as a resource person for NUC accreditation exercises, Postgraduate External Examiner, and Consultant for many institutions, including University College London (UCL). He has published many peer-reviewed articles in journals and has also authored and co-authored some books. He is also a Reviewer in many local and international journals. He has a strong developing research profile and his articles are well cited and read on google scholar, Researchgate, and He has attended many conferences and workshops both locally and internationally. He is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Federal University Kashere in Gombe State. He is a member of IEEE, NCS and ITSSP. His research interests include; Information Security, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing and Data Mining.</p> <p><br /><strong>Name: Dr. Taoreed O. Owolabi</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Physics and Electronics, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko</strong><br /><strong>Section: Physics / Chemistry</strong></p> <p>Dr. Taoreed O. Owolabi is a lecturer in the Department of Physics and Electronics, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Nigeria. He holds B.Sc degree in physics and Electronics from Adekunle Ajasin University. He obtained his M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Physics from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. He has participated in numerous research projects in KFUPM &amp; Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) including those from Saudi ARAMCO oil and gas Company, making use of artificial intelligence based techniques in solving real industrial problems. His research interest revolves around application of machine learning algorithms for solving both classical and quantum condensed matter physical problems. He is an expert in material designs using advanced hybrid chemo-metrics. He has authored more than eighty peer-reviewed journal papers mostly indexed in Scopus and web of science. He also serves as reviewer for many leading journals He has presented papers in international conferences. He is a member of conference organizing committee in World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, China (since 2016) and Regional Colloquium on Physics and Applications (CRePAs) 2020. He is serving as a guest editor for a special issue in the Journal of Nanomaterials published by Hindawi. He is presently an Editor in journal of Mathematical problems in engineering.</p> <p><strong>Name: Dr. S. O. Edeki</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria</strong><br /><strong>Section: Mathematics</strong></p> <p>Dr. S. O. Edeki currently works as a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Mathematics, Covenant University Ota Ogun State, Nigeria. He teaches and supervises students both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His area of interest includes Stochastic Analysis and its applications to Financial Mathematics, fractional calculus, Mathematical Modeling, Numerical Solutions of (Stochastic) Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and Probability theory. His current project is on 'Improved Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model. Dr. S. O. Edeki has published over 0ne hundred and ten (110) academic papers in reputable journal outlets of international standards, indexed and abstracted in Scopus, ISI (Web of Science), and Google Scholar. He is a reviewer to many well-established academic outlets. He also serves as an Editorial Board Member to a good number of reputable academic journals: Scientific African (Editorial Board Member), Annals of Science, and Technology-Mathematical Sciences (Associate Editor). In addition, he has traveled to so many countries (such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, and Ghana) to present his research findings and participate in academic workshops and conferences. He strikes a good balance between research and teaching, which has earned him a series of awards and prizes.</p> <p><strong>Name: Dr. Sunday Emmanuel FADUGBA</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, 360001</strong><br /><strong>Section: Mathematics</strong></p> <p>Dr. Fadugba is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, 360001, Nigeria. His teaching experience spans across several institutions of higher learning, focusing on Financial Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Data analysis, Mathematical and Statistical Packages, Development of Algorithms for Solving Differential Equations and Fractional Calculus. He is self-motivated, has excellent communication skills and is a team player.</p> <p>He is a holder of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Mathematics in the area of Financial Mathematics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mathematics from the same institution. He also holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with First Class Honours from the University of Ado Ekiti, now (Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti), Nigeria. He was the first Graduating Student with the First Class Honours in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, since the University was established. He was awarded South West Nigeria Outstanding Lecturer of the year 2020 by the SouthWest Nigeria Excellence Awards. He has received some grants from the following bodies such as; Google Africa Scholarship Program, Tetfund Research grant, UK-Africa Postgraduate Advanced Study Institute (UK-APASI) in Mathematical Sciences, Grants for Workshop/ Conferences, just to mention a few.</p> <p>Dr. Fadugba has published over One Hundred and Twenty (120) research papers in both local and international Journals of repute in the fields of Mathematics. He has to his credit, several conference proceedings and book of abstracts in both local and international. He is a member of IAENG Society of Scientific Computing, Asian Council of Science Editors and Nigerian Mathematical Society. He is a Lead Guest Editor of some reputable international journals. He is also a fellow of African Scientific Institute. He has served as research project supervisor at AIMS, Senegal.</p> <p>He is currently the Director of Ekiti State University (EKSU) Alumni Center for Cyber Research and Communication Technology. He is focused and highly motivated and has displayed masterly analytical and organization abilities.</p> <p>His career objective is to engage in research projects that contribute to the sustainable development of the society. To achieve this he plans to continually upgrade his skills via research fellows program, workshops, trainings, seminars, conferences and lots more.</p> <p><strong>Name: Dr. Adeyeye Oluwaseun</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: School of Quantitative Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kedah, Malaysia </strong><br /><strong>Section: Mathematics</strong></p> <p>Dr. Adeyeye Oluwaseun is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Quantitative Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Kedah, Malaysia. She obtained her bachelor and master’s degrees from Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and her doctorate degree from UUM. Dr. Adeyeye has previously served as an Assistant Lecturer at both Wesley University of Science and Technology, Ondo, Nigeria, and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. She was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant during her doctorate program where she was also granted the UUM postgraduate scholarship award. Upon completion of her PhD, Dr. Adeyeye was awarded the Best Thesis Award at the 30th UUM convocation ceremony in 2017.<br />Her research interests include numerical solution of differential equations, initial value problems, boundary value problems, linear multistep methods, and block methods. She has published various articles indexed in Scopus and Web of Science (WoS), served as a reviewer for a wide range of journals. She has successfully supervised undergraduate projects, served as an internal examiner on a Ph.D. thesis committee, and is currently supervising a postgraduate PhD student.</p> <p>Dr. Adeyeye is a member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, American Mathematical Society, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and African Women in Mathematics Association.</p> <p><strong>Name: Dr. OROSUN, Muyiwa Michael</strong><br /><strong>Affiliation: Department of Physics, University of Ilorin, Nigeria</strong><br /><strong>Section: Physics</strong></p> <p>Dr. OROSUN, Muyiwa Michael obtained a Bachelor of Technology degree (B.Tech. Physics) with a First Class Honours and Masters of Technology (M.Tech. Physics) from the Federal University of Technology, Yola in 2009 and 2016 respectively. He obtained another Masters of Science(MSc. Medical Physics) from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2017, and a Ph.D. Physics (Radiation and Health) from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria in 2021. He is highly motivated, inquisitive, enthusiastic, and result-driven with an excellent academic record and prior research experience. His research areas include; Radiation and Health/ Medical Physics, Assessment of the effects of ionizing radiation on biological materials, Radioactivity measurements in Environmental parameters, Radiation Protection, Monitoring of Potentially Toxic Elements (PTEs) in environmental parameters, Health Risk Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Health and Toxicology, Ecotoxicology, Geochemical Analysis, Remediation and management of Polluted sites. He had carried out a few interesting research, with publications in reputable journals like Nature's Scientific Reports, Journal of Hazardous Materials, International Journal of Radiation Research, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, etc. He had reviewed for reputable journals such as RSC Advances, Exposure and Health, Hazardous Materials, Environmental Processes, Heliyon, etc.</p> Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences 2022-06-03 Call for Editor in African Scientific Reports <p>African Scientific Reports (ASR) , published by the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences, seeks applications from outstanding scientists in any field of Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences and Engineering with an international reputation for research excellence to contribute to the future direction of the journal and thought-provoking original research publications.</p> <p><strong>Role of Editor</strong></p> <p>1. Processing new manuscript submitted to the journal via the peer review process and ensuring that the reviewers and authors adhere strictly to the journal’s ethics.</p> <p>2. Contributing to all aspects of manuscript processing from the initial scrutiny for plagiarism and ensure that the turn-it-in similarity index is kept below the minimum required by the journal.</p> <p>3. Review and expand the pool of reviewers as necessary, in terms of size, topic specialty, and geographical representation.</p> <p>4. Making periodic assessments of the editorial board and recommending changes when appropriate.</p> <p><strong>Qualification </strong></p> <p>PhD in any area of Natural sciences, Medical sciences or Engineering.</p> <p><strong>Application Procedure</strong></p> <p>Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and covering letter to for consideration. All applications will be judged on their merits with no regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the candidate.</p> <p><strong>Deadline:</strong></p> <p>December 20, 2021</p> <p><strong>Useful links</strong></p> <p>About the Journal: </p> <p>About the Society:</p> Journal of the Nigerian Society of Physical Sciences 2021-12-08