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Opeyemi S. Odutemowo just bagged a PhD in Nuclear Physics, and we're all immensely proud.

Opeyemi recently bagged a PhD in Physics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. The best part? She's not even 30 yet!

play Opeyemi Odutemowo at the greatest moment.

Opeyemi clearly loves her Physics very much.

She started off with a BSc in Applied physics (Geophysics) at the University of Lagos. But she was clearly just getting warmed up. She set off to the University of Pretoria where she bagged an MSc in Physics. Had MSc and PhD Degrees in Physics at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). She is also a member of The South African Institute of Physics and winner of several merit awards.

The Journey to PhD.

Opeyemi's thesis was quite interesting.

Her mission was to investigate the effects of fission product bombardment on glassy carbon. She studied the diffusion behavior of nuclear fission products in glassy carbon after heat treatment using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS).

We know we know; you probably have no idea what you just read. But I'll go straight to telling you the point of the whole study.

This study is offering a promising solution to the problem of nuclear waste management especially for long term storage applications.


She has a passion you'll surely relate to.

We know quite well that Opeyemi is an intelligent, driven woman. No one bags a PhD in Physics by not being any of these two. We know she's an amazing speaker, because she's been invited to speak in several countries.

But one thing she's really passionate about is ways of generating cleaner and safer electricity. She dreams that perhaps one day, every African will turn of the lights in their homes, and there'll be electricity.

Do you believe? We do.

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