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2019 OWSD PhD Graduates

December 09, 2019

Each year, OWSD is proud to celebrate the new graduates of our PhD fellowship. Below, meet the 18 fellows who received their PhDs in 2019, and click on any name to learn more about that fellow. Congratulations, Drs.!

From left to right: Jade Gesare Abuga; Nneka Augustina AkwuManalebish Debalike Asfaw; Gnido Amandine Assogba; Somiealo Azote

From left to rightSylvie Diane Djiomba Njankou; Violet Patricia DuduChristelle Noelle Dzesse TekouoLai LaiEsther Agatha Marijani

From left to right: Lovanomenjanahary Marline; Edith Pascale Mofo MatoPhetogo Ineeleng Monau;  Olaoluwa Ruth Obisesan; Ruth Nahurira; Ndeye Maty Ndiaye 

From left to rightOlaowula Ruth ObisesanMaali Saad Elawad Mokhtar, Nkechinyere Judith Uwazie

Jade Gesare Abuga
Kenya

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Cape Town, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Effect of thermal radiation magnetohydrodynamic fluid flow past a vertical semi-Infinite plate in the presence of chemical radiation" 

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Nneka Augustina Akwu
Nigeria

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Pharmacognosy and morphology of the Leaves, and Stembark of Grewia lasiocarpa E.Mey. ex Harv." 

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Manalebish Debalike Asfaw
Ethiopia

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Title of PhD: "Mathematical analysis of plant-herbivore interaction in the Ethiopian climate" 

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Gnido Amandine Assogba
Benin

2015 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Title of PhD: "Impacts of climate change on geographical distribution of bombax costatum in Benin, West Africa" 

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Somiealo Azote 
Togo

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: Stellenbosch University, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Mechanical properites of cells and modelling of structural instabilities in tissues" 

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Sylvie Diane Djiomba Njankou
Cameroon

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Mathematical models of Ebola virus disease with socio-economic dynamics"

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Violet Patricia Dudu
Zimbabwe

2016 fellow

PhD awarded from: North West University, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Radionuclide particulate distribution in uranium mine tailings in the Witwatersrand mining area of South Africa"

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Christelle Noelle Dzesse Tekouo
Cameroon

2013 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Buea, Cameroon

Title of PhD: "Crystal engineering of novel cobalt (II) carboxylate metal-organic frameworks: syntheses, characterizations and application studies" 

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Lai Lai
Myanmar

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia 

Title of PhD: "Utilization of rice straw biochar and urea to mitigate greenhouse gases emission in sustainable rice production" 

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Esther Agatha Marijani
Tanzania

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: The Open University of Tanzania, Tanzania

Title of PhD: "Occurrence of mycotoxins in Oreochromis niloticus feeds and their effects on reproductive and growth performance" 

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Lovanomenjanahary Marline
Madagascar

2011 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Cape Town, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Diversity and biogeography of Madagascan bryophytes with an analaysis of taxic and functional diversity along an elevational gradient in Marojejy National Park"

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Edith Pascale Mofo Mato
Cameroon

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Role of natriuretric peptides in the management of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases complications in African population groups"

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Phetogo Ineeleng Monau
Botswana

2014 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Pretoria, South Africa

Title of PhD: "Phenotypic and genetic characterisation of indigenous Tswana goat in Botswana" 

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Ruth Nahurira
Uganda

2012 fellow

PhD awarded from: Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Title of PhD: "Molecular Mechanisms of Phthalic Acid Esters (PAEs) Degradation by Gordonia alkanivorans Strain YC-RL2" 

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Ndeye Maty Ndiaye
Senegal

2015 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Pretoria, South Africa 

Title of PhD: "Vanadium Oxides Based Composites for Energy Storage Application" 

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Olaoluwa Ruth Obisesan
Nigeria

2016 fellow

PhD awarded from: Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Title of PhD: "Development of electrochemical nanosensor for detection of malaria parasite and typhoid bacteria in clinical samples" 

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Maali Saad Elawad Mokhtar
Sudan

2015 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Khartoum, Sudan

Title of PhD: "Inclusion complexes of some herbicides with cucurbit[n]urils and cyclodextrins: Experimental and molecular dynamics simulation" 

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Nkechinyere Judith Uwazie
Nigeria

2016 fellow

PhD awarded from: University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Title of PhD: "Senna Alata flower: Isolation, Characterization and Toxicological assessment of anti-diabetic principle(s) in streptozotocin-induced diabetic male rats" 

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