Specialists rose from the fourth biennial African Nano Convention and Workshop, which held just lately at College of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), with a place that “Nanotechnology can certainly deal with all of the essential issues, which growing nations face presently.”
The convention, whose theme was “Nanotechnology: A Springboard for Nationwide Improvement,” in its seventh 12 months, was organised by the Nano Analysis Group of the UNN, in collaboration with an oil agency, Oilserv Restricted.
It was a gathering of the academia, scientists and giants within the discipline of nanotechnology to debate the way forward for innovation for mankind.
The occasion, which kicked off with a courtesy name on the chief host and vice-chancellor of UNN, Prof. Charles Igwe, was led by the particular visitor of honour, Her Excellency, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, spouse of the governor of Ondo State. Within the entourage was the Minister of Science and Know-how, represented by Prof. E.J. Bala, head of Nigeria Vitality Fee. Additionally in attendance was Dr. Emeka Okwuosa, chairman/GCEO of Oilserv Ltd, represented by Engr. Chuka Eze; managing director of Frazimex Engineering, Prof. Pleasure Osuji; chairman of the Nano Analysis Group, Prof. Fabian Ezema; and the chairman on the event Arc. (Dr) Edward Nkwegu, amongst others.
In his remarks, Okwuosa, who mentioned, “The theme can’t be extra appropriate within the gentle of rising world technological tendencies,” envisaged that “analysis and improvement in Nanotechnology would play a number one position in placing Nigeria on the worldwide map of scientific and technological achievements.”
Bringing the viewers up to the mark, he defined that “Nanotechnology is mainly a manipulation of matter at an atomic, molecular and supra-molecular degree,” including that “it’s any expertise that contains constituents smaller than 100 nanometers.”
He acquired applause for his position and constant help and funding of the Nano Analysis Group over the previous seven years.
The primary day of the occasion witnessed the presentation of various papers from many teachers, just about and bodily.
Among the presenters had been Prof. Wole Soboyejo, senior vice-president and provost, WPI, USA; Professors Emmanuel Iwuoha, College of Western Cape, Cape City, South Africa; Clara Santoto, Ecole Polytechnic de Montreal, Canada; Kenneth Ozoemena, College of Witwatersand (Wits) South Africa; M.A. Mazza, College of South Africa, Jonathan Brame and the US Military amongst others.
The presenters explored how nanotechnology will be utilized to varied areas of life: drugs, agriculture, surroundings and electrical energy technology amongst others.
Prof. Osuji and Prof. Fabian Ezema, collectively attributed the sustenance of the essential analysis group to the untiring efforts of Engr. Okwuosa and his agency.
Prof. Osuji mentioned if different Nigerian entrepreneurs may emulate the contribution of Oilserv to analysis; the nation in no distant time would obtain world parity with different main international locations.
On day two of the convention, individuals broke into plenary with shows from one other array of sensible teachers particularly Prof. O.A. Arotiba, Prof M. V Reddy, Prof. Justus Ndukaife, Prof. Olugbenga Oladepo Dare, Prof. Ishaq Ahmed, Prof. Hendry Elim, Prof. Chibueze Amanchukwu, Prof. Emeka Oguzie, Prof. Iheanyi Ochonogor, Dr. Kingsley Obodo, and plenty of extra.
Whereas on day three, the individuals moved to the ICT Centre of the college the place many extra teachers, analysis scientists and lecturers introduced just about from all around the world.
Different days noticed the individuals breaking into technical/parallel classes to dissect the papers introduced and doc findings for future software as a springboard for nationwide improvement.
The occasion then rounded off on a constructive and optimistic notice, with calls on the non-public sector traders and governments in any respect ranges to take greater than a passing curiosity, as the longer term is dependent upon nanotechnology.
Particularly, Okwuoda confused that “Nanotechnology holds large potential within the prevention, analysis and therapy of COVID-19,” recalling that “research by varied researchers and professionals have revealed that Nanotechnology may assist the struggle in opposition to COVID-19 by totally different approaches, akin to avoiding viral contamination,” amongst different initiatives. He added that “analysis over the previous decade has proven that nanotechnology will be harnessed to deal with among the gravest developmental issues confronting the growing/rising world.”