5th African Nano Conference/Workshop on

Application of Nanotechnology to Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Health

Hybrid: Physical and Virtual

Date: 10th - 16th September, 2023

Venue: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Theme: Nanotechnology for Sustainable Applications in Higher Education and National Development

Note: Virtual participants will be required to submit, in addition, a pre-recorded video of their presentation before 10th September 2023, conference start date.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Brame, Team Lead, Basic & Applied Research (BAR), US Army DEVCOM


The African Conference/Workshop will provide opportunities for internationally renowned resource persons to identify possible areas of collaboration to African institutions and assist in training some of their staff to acquire Ph.D. and Post-doctoral research experience/ qualifications in critical areas relevant to the teams of the Conference/Workshop. Finally, this Conference/Workshop is currently a biennial event with hands-on sessions.

Guest Speakers

Jonathan Brame
Team Lead, Basic & Applied Research, US Army DEVCOM
Dr. Brame is the Team Lead for Basic & Applied Research (BAR) for CCDC Atlantic, coordinating international fundamental research between universities and Army Labs & Centers. The BAR Team includes staff from CCDC International Technology Centers (UK, NE, SE), Army Research Office, and ... Read More
Emeka Okwuosa
CEO, Oilserv Group of Companies, Nigeria
Emeka Okwuosa is a seasoned engineer, administrator, entrepreneur and a visionary with over 35 years of experience in the following areas: maintenance and operations, teaching, wireline logging and interpretation, seismic acquisition, processing and interpretation, pipeline ... Read More
Winston Soboyejo
Professor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Wole Soboyejo received his BSc degree in mechanical engineering from King’s College London in 1985. He then went on to receive a PhD in materials science from Cambridge University in 1988. After four years of working at the McDonnell Douglas Research Labs (1988-1992) and the Edison Welding ... Read More
Emmanuel Iwuoha
Professor, University Of Western Cape, South Africa
Emmanuel Iwuoha is the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) Chair (Tier 1) for NanoElectrochemistry and Sensor Technology and a Senior (Distinguished) Professor of Chemistry at the University of Western Cape (UWC). He received the University of Western Cape Vice ... Read More
Kenneth Ozoemena
Professor, Wits University, South Africa
Kenneth Ozoemena is Professor of Materials for Energy & Electrochemistry at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. His current research interests are on materials science and electrochemistry with a focus on advanced materials for the next-generation clean ... Read More
Deji Akinwade
Professor, University Of Texas, Austin
Dr. Deji Akinwande is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). He received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2009, where he conducted research on the synthesis, device physics, and circuit applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene ... Read More
Justus Ndukaife
Professor, Vanderbilt University, USA
Professor Justus Ndukaife is with the department of electrical engineering and computer science at Vanderbilt University. He is also a faculty member of the Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE). Prior to joining Vanderbilt University, he received a Ph.D. in ... Read More
Solomon Nwaka
Director, ANDI Programme, UNOPS, Addis Ababa
Solomon Nwaka’s scientific and leadership career spans various academic, public and international organizations, biotechnology industry, and public-private partnerships in several countries, including USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. Presently, he is ... Read More
Nicholas Igwe
CEO, Zenith Water Projects Ltd
Dr Nicholas Igwe is a renowned scholar and professional in Water Engineering. He is also the Director and Shareholder of Zenith Business Link (South Africa), Zenith Polymer Technology (Pty) Ltd. (South Africa). His forward-thinking nature has led him to build an impressive career in the Water Engineering and ... Read More
Anthony Okoh
Prof. University of Forte hare, South Africa
Prof Okoh has been a recipient of several awards including the University of Fort Hare Vice-Chancellor Emerging Researcher Award, and the Vice-Chancellor Senior Researcher Medal. Also, in 2011 Prof Okoh made history as the first black person to be elected President of the ... Read More
Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu
Politician, Aquaculturist, Philanthropist, Breast Cancer Advocate
Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu was born on July 20, 1953 to the family of Chief B.U.B (late) and Nneoma Dora Anyanwu (late) in Emeabiam, Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State. She graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) with a BSc in Zoology ... Read More

Plenary Speakers

View profile of speakers here.


Lectures, presentations and discussions during the conference/workshop will be centered on the following sub-themes of Nanotechnology Applications in:

  • Energy, Oil and Gas Sensors and Actuators, Bioimaging
  • Nanochemistry
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Nanoformulation of Drugs
  • Nanomaterials in Engineering
  • Nanotechnology in Veterinary Medicine
  • Nanofilters for Oil Cleaning Systems
  • Nanomedicine for Disease Detection and Treatment
  • Nanoengineered Materials for Improved Agriculture
  • Nanotechnology for Energy Storage and Harvesting
  • Nanoporous Materials for Water Filtration
  • Nanosciences and Nanotechnology Education
  • Nanotechnology for New Materials and Devices
  • Nanomaterials
  • Biomaterials
  • Renewable Energy (Nuclear Power, Solar Energy, Hydrogen Production)
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems (Batteries, Fuels Cells and Capacitors)
  • Energy and Environmental Issues
  • Energy and Power Production, Distribution and Usage
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation
  • Energy Policy and Management
  • Energy System Reliability
  • Sustainable Energy Intrastructure
  • Green Nanotechnology in Drug Discovery


  • Workshop on Batteries/Supercapacitors
  • Hands-on-session on practical
  • International collaboration
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • Bench work Abroad
  • Co-Supervision
  • MSc & PhD Scholarship
  • Discussion with experts and researchers on various projects
  • Discussions on funding and grant writing

Key Dates and Timelines

  • 10th June 2023: Commencement of abstract submission
  • 15th August 2023: Deadline for submission of abstract
  • 16th August 2023: Deadline for notification of acceptance of abstract
  • 28th August 2023: Deadline for submission of full paper
  • 10th - 16th September 2023: Conference/workshop

Registration Details

  • Post Graduate Students: NGN 7,000 (Early) | NGN 10,000 (After 11th August)
  • Researchers / Faculty Members: NGN 15,000 (Early) | NGN 15,000 (After 11th August)
  • Companies: NGN 50,000 (Early) | NGN 50,000 (After 11th August)
  • Foreign Participants: USD 450 (Early) | USD 500 (After 11th August)

The conference regular fee covers coffee break, lunch and conference materials.

Method of Payment

  • Bank Transfer (USD Payment)
Bank: Access Bank
Account No.: 0019435076
Account Name: UNN Nano International
  • Bank Transfer (Naira Payment)
Bank: Access Bank
Account Name: UNN Nano International
Account Number: 0030620291

Submission of Abstract

Authors are invited to submit a one-page abstract (or graphical abstract) in English (Font: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12 and Spacing: 1.5). Abstracts should be submitted by email to nanogroup@unn.edu.ng.

Presentation Instructions

  • Plenary Lecture: 45 minutes
  • Invited Speaker Presentation: 30 minutes
  • Paper Presentation: 15 minutes
  • Poster Presentation: 15 minutes


Oilserv Limited Group of Companies

National Centre for Energy Research and Development

University of South Africa

International Society of Electrochemistry

Materials Research Society, Singapore

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Download Conference Flyers/Materials

2023 Conference Poster 2023 Conference Flyer P01 2023 Conference Flyer P02 2023 Conference Programme of Event

About the University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The University of Nigerian was established on October 7, 1960 as the first indigenous University in Nigeria. It has two major campuses at Nsukka and Enugu both in Enugu State, South-eastern, Nigeria. The main Campus of the University is located in Nsukka, which is about 80km North West of Enugu. The geographical area is characterized by savannah grassland with scattered strands of trees. The climate is serene, pleasant and healthy. The university of Nigeria, Nsukka has sixteen (16) faculties and well over eighty (80) academic departments and over 40, 000 students.

  • Special Guest of Honour: Engr. (Dr) Emeka Okwuosa, Chairman, Oilserv Group of Companies
  • Chairman: Arc (Dr.) Edward Nkwegu, OFR, Chairman, Edon group of companies
  • Chief Host: Prof. Charles A. Igwe, Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka