By Abdulafeez Olaitan, UNILAG
Dr. Andrew Akala has secured the International Joint Research Grant of the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental (ISEE), Nagoya University, Japan.
Dr. Akala is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Lagos. He is also a 2019 Winner of the Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science.
He is a passionate promoter of Space Science on the continent with his numerous outreach programmes.
The grant is for a project titled, “Investigation of the Responses of Global Equatorial/Low-Latitude Ionosphere to CIR-Driven and CME-Driven Intense Geomagnetic Storms During Solar Cycle 24.”
Dr Akala is a Co-Investigator on the project. The project will run for one year with effect from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.
Abdulafeez Olaitan is the Campus Ambassador for Unilag. He is a writer who served as a delegate of Austria in ECOSOC committee at the 2020 IBMUN conference. Olaitan enjoys collecting quotations and astrophotos.