3rd African Nano Conference/Workshop on

Application of Nanotechnology to Energy, Environment, Agriculture and Health

Theme: Nanotechnology: Key to National and Industrial Development

Date: 16th - 21st July, 2018

Venue: Princess Alexandria Auditorium (PAA), University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The 3rd African Nano Conference/Workshop is organised by the Nano Research Group, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; in collaboration with Oilserv Limited Group of Companies, from July 16 - 21, 2018. The conference is focused on the application of nanotechnology to energy, environment, agriculture and health; with the theme: Nanotechnology: Key to National and Industrial Development.


The African Conference/Workshop will provide opportunities for internationally renowned resource persons to identify possible areas of collaboration with 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 themes of the conference/workshop. Finally, it is equally hoped that this conference/workshop will be a bi-annual event with hands-on sessions. 


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

Guest Speakers

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

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

David Díaz Díaz
Professor, University Of Regensburg, Germany
David Díaz Díaz was born in 1974 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, in Spain. He studied there and received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of La Laguna under the supervision of Prof. Víctor Martín. His doctoral thesis focused on the synthesis of natural products and the development of ... 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, Ethiopia
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

Eno Ebenso
Professor, North-West University, South Africa
Prof. Ebenso obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Calabar, Nigeria . His area of research is Physical Chemistry, Contemporary material science and quantum chemical modelling. He has published extensively in local and international peer-reviewed journals of wide readership with ... Read More

Invited Speakers

View profile of speakers here.

Key Dates and Timelines

  • 1st March, 2018: Commencement of abstract submission
  • 30th May, 2018: Deadline for submission of abstract
  • 15th June, 2018: Deadline for notification of acceptance of abstract
  • 30th June, 2018: Deadline for submission of full paper
  • 16th - 21st July, 2018: Conference/workshop

Registration Details

  • Regular Participants: NGN 20,000
  • Students: NGN 5,000
  • Companies: NGN 40,000
  • Foreign Participants: USD 400

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

Method of Payment

  • Bank Transfer (USD Payment)
Bank: Citibank NA
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Beneficiary: Diamond Bank Plc, AC Number 36151409
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For further credit to: 
Account No.: 0019435076 (Final beneficiary)
Account Name: Nano Research Group (Final beneficiary)
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Beneficiary: (USD) Diamond Bank Plc, AC Number 5530636 IBAN-GB18CITI18500805530636
For further credit to: 
Account No.: 0019435076 (Final beneficiary)
Account Name: Nano Research Group (Final beneficiary)
  • Bank Transfer (Naira Payment)
Bank: Fidelity Bank Plc
Account Name: Nano Research Group
Account Number: 5600238540
Bank: Diamond Bank Plc
Account Name: Nano Research Group
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@gmail.com.

Presentation Instructions

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

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