Nigerian, FUTA Lecturer Wins $25,000 Grant From New York, Sets Up Research Laboratory

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futa professor wins $25,000 grant

Feb 7, 2017 – Nigerian, FUTA Lecturer Dr. Oluwatoyin Olaseinde Wins $25,000 Grant From New York, Sets Up Research Laboratory

Dr. Oluwatoyin Olaseinde, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA) has won a grant of $25,000 Dollars, amounting to about N10 million, from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

The grant was won through the African Materials Science and Engineering Network (AMSEN) under the auspices of Regional Initiatives in Science and Education (RISE).

Olaseinde, a Corrosion Engineer and RISE scholar, had responded to call for proposals to establish research groups among the five networks under RISE, comprising FUTA; University of Nairobi, Kenya; University of Namibia, Windhoek; University of Botswana, Gaborone; and University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Her proposal scaled through and won the only one for AMSEN covering Nigeria and the other countries. The grant, which is for the establishment and expansion of Research group in FUTA with the aim of training the trainers, has afforded Olaseinde the opportunity to set up a laboratory, named the Advanced Materials and Electrochemical Research Group (AMERG) Laboratory.

The laboratory is domiciled in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering of the specialized university. The Executive Director, Science Initiative Group (SIG), Arlen Hastings, with the Programme Associate, Sarah Rich, during a working visit to the AMSEN Group commended Olaseinde for delivering on the project. Hastings said: “Olaseinde, you made us proud.

We are really impressed with this setting and your judicious utilization of the grant. I am also happy seeing the third generation of students under a RISE trainee at FUTA.

[By Daily Telegraph]