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Nigerian Scholar Graduates under COMSATS-NCP Joint Fellowship Programme

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Under an Agreement with the NCP signed in 2016, COMSATS has been providing joint fellowships to young scientists from COMSATS’ member states apart from supporting joint research projects between NCP and scientific institutions in COMSATS’ member states; and facilitating information sharing, scientific exchanges and technology transfer.

Dr. Raphael Mmaduka Obodo, a PhD scholar from the University of Nigeria, has completed a part of his research work at the National Centre for Physics (NCP), Pakistan, under COMSATS-NCP joint fellowship scheme. After his research work on ion beam experimentation, Dr. Obodo has successfully completed his PhD degree requirements under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Fabian I. Ezema who is the main collaborator of research projects being run by NCP in collaboration with the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nigeria.
In his research, Dr. Obodo studied the effects of varying doses of copper ion irradiation on the properties of nanostructured nanowires. His research has led to the understanding that low radiation doses help maintain the electrochemical properties of nanostructures having wide electrical, nanoelectromechanical and optoelectronics applications. Dr. Obodo’s research published in reputable international journal Science Direct, can be accessed here: