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15 Nigerians inducted into African Science Institute fellows



Fifteen Nigerian scientists and members of the African Science Institute (ASI) have been inducted into organisation’s fellows in the last one year, reports ITRealms.

Also, ITRealms exclusively gathered that out of the 46 fellows ASI inducted in the last one year, that is, between August 2014 and August 31st, 2015, there are 15 Nigerians as Fellows.

According to ASI president and chief executive officer, Lee O. Cherry, in August 2014 ASI inducted Nigerian Ngozi M. Otuonye, a Microbiologist and a food scientist, Dr. Oluwatooyin F. Osundahunsi.

By October 2014, Cherry said Nigeria recorded another two fellows, namely Dr. Oghenerobor Benjamin Akpor, who is an Environmental microbiologist and Muhammad Alkali, whose specialty is on Mobile and Satellite Communications.

Nigeria began the year with Dr. Joshua Olalekan Ogunwole, a Soil Physicst and Water Conservation joining the African Science Institute in January, just as in the month of February 2015, saw the Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) and expert in Microbiology, Dr. Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu, join ASI Fellows alongside Zoology Parasitologist, Dr. Olaoluwa P. Akinwale.

By March 2015, ASI fellows from Nigeria include Dr. Bamidele Tolulope Odumosu, a Pharmaceutical Microbiologist, in addition to a chemist, Dr. Oladoja N. Abiola, and Dr. Adeniyi Adeneye, Medical Sociologist on public health.

Nigeria also recorded another two fellowers inducted into ASI in June 2015, including Dr. Kingsley Chiwuike Ukaoha, a Computer Scientist and Dr. Mojisola Oluwayemisi Adeniyi; a Atmospheric Physicist, while in July, Dr. Medina Omo Kadiri, a scientist in Plant Biology & Biotechnology was the sole candidate from Nigeria. Whereas, two computer scientists were inducted by August 31st 2015, namely Dr. Osakpanwan Edgar Osaghae, and Dr. Oladipo Francisca Onaolapo.

Other Fellows as detailed by Cherry comprised:
New ASI Fellows in August 2015 include:

* Jean Paul Kamdem, Ph.D. (Cameroon/Brazil): Biochemistry

* Rohan J. Banton, Ph.D. (USA): Mechanical Engineering

* Osakpanwan Edgar Osaghae, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Computer Science

* Oladipo Francisca Onaolapo, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Computer Science


New ASI Fellows in July 2015 include:

* Eligius Lyamuya, MD, MMed, PhD, FTAAS, FCPath (ECSA) (Tanzania): Deputy Vice Chancellor - Academic, Research & Consultancy; Microbiology and Immunology

* Francisca Mutapi, Ph.D. (Zimbabwe/England): Immunology & Infection Research

* Medina Omo Kadiri, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Plant Biology & Biotechnology


New ASI Fellows in June 2015 include:

* Kwaku Danso, Ph.D. (Ghana/USA): Electronic Engineering; Business Development and Management
 
* Kingsley Chiwuike Ukaoha, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Computer Science

* Robert Mitchell (USA): IT Management; Cyber Security

* Mojisola Oluwayemisi Adeniyi, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Atmospheric Physics


New ASI Fellows in May 2015 include:

* James Cates (USA): CEO and Founder, LOBI Group, LLC; Computer Science

* Kumi Rauf (USA): President of "I Love Being Black", the largest Black followers on Facebook; Computer Science

New ASI Fellows in April 2015 include:

* Robert T. Tshikhudo, Ph.D. (South Africa): Director of the DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC); Nanotechnology

* Assan Jaye, DVM, Ph.D. (Gambia): Viral Diseases; Immunology

* Al Davis (USA): Construction Project Development

* Abd Elmoneim Osman Elkhalifa, Ph.D. (Sudan): Nutritional Food Chemistry

* Stephen Elias Damson Nsimba, Ph.D. (Tanzania): Clinical Pharmacologist; Pharmaco-Epidemiologist

* Mona Mohamed Nasr, Ph.D. (Egypt): Computer Science

* Morris Kasigwa Agaba, Ph.D. (Tanzania): Molecular Genetics


New ASI Fellows in March 2015 include:

* Alexander Wooten, Ph.D. (USA): Soil and Water Pollution Remediation, Wetland biogeochemistry

* Samuel Nii Odai, Ph.D. (Ghana): Pro Vice-Chancellor of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi; Hydraulics and Water Resources

* Bamidele Tolulope Odumosu, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Pharmaceutical Microbiology

* Oladoja N. Abiola, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Chemistry

* Adeniyi Adeneye, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Medical Sociology; Public Health


New ASI Fellows in February 2015 include:

* Angela Antoinette James, Ph.D. (South Africa): Science and Technology Education

* Lucy Jumeyi Ogbadu, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Director General, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA); Microbiology

* Ibok Oduro, Ph.D. (Ghana): Food Science and Technology

* Olaoluwa P. Akinwale, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Zoology (Parasitology)

* Derege Kebede, M.D., Sc.D. (Ethiopia/RDC Congo): Epidemiology; Public Health


New ASI Fellows in January 2015 include:

* Fred Powell, FAIA (USA): Architect Executive

* Joshua Olalekan Ogunwole, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Soil Physics and Water Conservation

New ASI Fellows in November 2014 include:

* Leonard E. Mboera, Ph.D. (Tanzania): Applied Entomology: Editor-in-Chief of the Tanzania Journal of Health Research; Associate Editor of the East African Journal of Public Health and Editorial Board Member of Rwanda Journal of Health Sciences and Tanzania Dental Journal

New ASI Fellows in October 2014 include:

* Oghenerobor Benjamin Akpor, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Environmental Sciences; Microbiology

* Muhammad Alkali, (Nigeria): Mobile and Satellite Communications

New ASI Fellows in September 2014 include:

* Ronald L Mallett, Ph.D. (USA): Theoretical Physics; Relativistic Astrophysics; Time Travel

* Aisha Elfaki Mohamed, Ph.D. (Sudan): Wildlife Medicine; Director of Wildlife Research Centre

* Charles Wood, Ph.D. (USA): Director, Nebraska Center for Virology; Microbiology and Chemistry

* Sidy Ba, Ph.D. (Mali): Chemical and Environmental Engineering

* Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, Ph.D. (Ghana): Provost of the College of Basic and Applied Sciences, University of
Ghana; Entomology

* Protus Arrey Tarkang, Ph.D. (Cameroon): Biochemical Toxicology and Applied Pharmacognosy

* Preston Williams, III (Liberia/USA): Information Technology; Resource Allocation & System Dynamics

New ASI Fellows in August 2014 include:

* Kwame Afreh-Nuamah, Ph.D.,DIC. (Ghana): Entomology; Former Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research of the College of Agriculture and Consumer Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon.

* Dianah Ngonyamo-Majee, Ph.D. (Zimbabwe/USA): Agronomy; Biotechnology; 2012 - 2014 Vice President of the Association of African Agricultural Professionals in the Diaspora (AAAPD)

* Ngozi M. Otuonye (Nigeria): Microbiology; Medical Laboratory Scientist

* Oluwatooyin F. Osundahunsi, Ph.D. (Nigeria): Food Science
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