Thursday, September 22, 2022

LAUTECH partners NASRDA on nanotechnology

The Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Nigeria has fixed November 22-25, 2022 for her sixth International Conference on Nanotechnology.

The conference is being organised in collaboration with the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), 

Abuja, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.


In a joint statement by the Head of LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group, Prof. Agbaje Lateef and Director-General of 

NASRDA, Dr. Halilu A. Shaba, the conference will be hosted by NASRDA at its facility in Lugbe, Abuja.

It will discuss the exploitation of nanotechnology for the growth and development of African nations in general, but 

Nigeria in particular.


The conference, which will be chaired by the Acting Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH, Prof. Mojeed O. Liasu, will be declared 

open by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Adeleke Mamora, while the keynote address will be 

delivered by Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI). Prof. 

Muhammed S. Haruna.

The lead paper will be delivered by a foremost Nigerian inventor, Prof. Omowunmi Sadik, of the New Jersey Institute of 

Technology, United States (U.S.)

It will be recalled that the LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group has consistently pursued nanotechnology R&D in Nigeria 

with vigour. It continues to raise the profile of Nigeria among comity of nations in publishing sound research outcomes on 

nanotechnology, training of manpower and engagement of the Nigerian populace to deepen nanotechnology discourse for growth 

and development. It has also established a flourishing specialized journal on nanotechnology, “Nano Plus: Science and 

Technology of Nanomaterials” with commendable web presence.


Most recently at the 14th combined convocation of LAUTECH held in April 2022, the research group was commended by the 

University for its resilience, pursuance of research, and publications of top-rated articles that contributed immensely to 

the rating of the University as the best state University in Nigeria by NUC and other international agencies. Among other 

scholars, two members of the group, Prof. Agbaje Lateef, and Prof. Musibau A. Azeez also received the Vice-Chancellor’s 

commendation award as outstanding scholars of the University at the convocation ceremony.


Reacting further, Prof. Lateef appreciates members of his multidisciplinary research group for their consistent dedication 

to the goals of the group, noting that the collaboration with NASRDA is a further testimony to the leadership of the group 

in nanotechnology R&D in Nigeria. He canvassed for the establishment of a centre of excellence in nanotechnology at 

LAUTECH to further promote research objectives of the group for national development.

He opined that it is high time for Nigeria to finalize policy on nanotechnology for the country to reap its bountiful 

fruits for national development through a dedicated agency. Lateef remarked that his group has developed a number of 

nano-based solutions for applications in the healthcare, environment, renewable energy, agriculture, consumer products and 

water treatment among others.


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