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FACULTY SEMINAR PRESENTATION

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

TITLE:   THE ROLE OF ACCELERATORS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Date:       Thursday, 6th October, 2016

Time:       3 – 4:30 PM

Venue:     Main Physics Laboratory

 

ABSTRACT:

Accelerators have  wide areas of applications which include Medicine and Biology, Geology and Mineralogy, Metallurgy and Material Science Studies, Industrial applications, Environmental studies (Pollution Control), Oil Industries, Pharmacy and Drug research, Agriculture, Forensic Science, Quality Control, Archaeology and Anthropology, Criminology, and others. These different areas of applications are very important for the development and sustenance of any country or continent, especially our developing continent, Africa. The accelerator-based techniques usually employed in the listed applications include Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE), Particle-Induced Gamma-ray Emission (PIGE), Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA), Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry (RBS), etc. This paper presents the role of accelerators and their concomitant accelerator-based techniques for sustainable development in Africa. Important results of different applications are alluded to.

Olukayode

About the Presenter

Professor Simon Olukayode OLABANJI is a sabbatical Faculty in the Department of Physical Sciences, Physics Programme, Landmark University, Omu-Aran. He graduated from University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1975) and University of Manchester, England (1981), where he obtained B.Sc and PhD in Physics respectively. He is a seasoned academic of international repute, having made impact globally in different capacities. He is a fellow of many reputable professional associations across the world such as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) , USA; International Centre for Theoretical Physics (I.C.T.P.), Italy; Swedish  Institute, Sweden; and member of several others such as New York Academy of Science, Nigerian Institute of Physics, Science Association of Nigeria and American Physical Society.

Professor Olabanji had served as a guest Scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Associated Universities, Inc., Upton, Long – Island, New York, U.S.A.; and a guest researcher at the Department of Nuclear Physics, Lund Institute of Science and Technology, SWEDEN. He has  done notable research work in some world class laboratories such as  Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA ; North -Carolina State University (NCSU) at Raleigh and Chapel Hill, USA; and  Instituto Nazionali di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL), Legnaro (Padova), ITALY,where he carried out experiments and made outstanding impact.

Professor Olabanji is of the Centre for Energy Research & Development (CERD), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He is currently on a sabbatical engagement with the Department of Physical Sciences, Physics Programme, Landmark University, Omu-Aran.