I started my academic career in 2005 as a graduate assistant in the Department of Physics of University of Abuja where I obtained a B.Sc. degree in Physics in 2003. Having graduated with the highest CGPA of 4.32 out of 5.00, I was awarded the Departmental prize for the best graduating student in physics, during the 2005 convocation ceremony. I rose through the rank at this University to the rank of Lecturer I before joining the service of Federal University Lokoja in 2013 as one of the early staffs that developed the Physics Department for the newly established University. I was promoted in 2015 and 2018 at this University to the rank of a Senior Lecturer and Associate professor respectively. I was appointed by the University Vice Chancellor, Professor Angela Freeman Miri as the Head of Physics Department in 2017 for a period of two years. Due to satisfactory performance, this appointment was renewed in 2019, for another period of two years. I have served as chairman of several committees and I was a member of the University Senate from January 2017 to April 2021.
I obtained Master’s degree in Physics in 2007 from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria-Nigeria. I proceeded immediately at the same University for my PhD program in 2008 and graduated in 2013 with a PhD degree in Physics with option in nuclear physics research. The majority of my PhD researches were conducted at the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the USA, under the sponsorship of US Department of State Fulbright Scholarship award.
I specialized in the use of a variety of nuclear analysis tools (in the form of computer codes) to perform a variety of reactor physics design calculations, focusing on the core conversion studies of research reactors from HEU to LEU fuel. These tools include SCALE code system, VENTURE PC, PARET and MCNP with the capability of writing MATLAB program for pre and post processing of large amount of research data. Some of my findings from the research conducted with these tools have been published in peer reviewed journals, within and outside Nigeria. I am an expert user of Microsoft office application such as Ms Word, Excel & PowerPoint. I have attended several conferences, seminars, workshops/webinar within and outside Nigeria. I have taught several Physics courses inclining Reactor Physics, Introductory nuclear physics and nuclear application in Medicine, Industry & Research, thermodynamics, electrodynamics etc.
I am presently on a one year sabbatical leave at the newly established Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) Osara, in Kogi State-Nigeria. I was appointed in May 2021 at this University as the pioneer coordinator to oversee the affairs of the Faculty of Science and the coordinator in charge of the Department of Physics. We have successfully developed curriculum for the Physics program, in addition to student handbook and practical manual for year one first semester Physics courses. I will be returning to Federal University Lokoja in May, 2022.
Salawu A. and Oche C.O. (2018). Risk comparison between nuclear generated electricity and other electricity generation sources in Nigeria,. FUOYE Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3(1): 122-126
Salawu A. and Balogun, G.I. (2017). Prediction of peak temperature of Nigeria Research Reactor Core Component Under several reactivity accident test,. FUOYE Journal of Engineering and Technology, 2(1): 25-29.
Salawu, A., Balogun, G.I., Jonah, S.A. and Zakari, Y.I. (2015). Changes in isotopic composition of the fuel material in the core of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1), Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Power Generation Technology, 4(2): 4-5. Journal of Nuclear Energy Science and Power Generation Technology, 4(2): 4-5
Salawu A. (2014). Research Reactor Design Parameters for core conversion (HEU to LEU) Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. printed by Schaltungsdienst Lange o.H.G., Berlin, pp. 1-158 5.
Salawu A., John R.White; Balogun, G. I.; Jonah, S. A. and Zakari, Y. I. (2013). Designing A 2-D RZ Venture Model for Neutronic Analysis of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1),. Journal of Advances in Physics Theories and Applications, ISSN(Paper)2224-719X ISSN(Online)2225-0638, 23: 26-30.
Salawu A., Balogun, G. I.; Jonah, S. A. and Zakari, Y. I. (2013). Generating Cross Section Library for the Nigeria Research Reactor-1,. Advances in Applied Science Research, 4(5):272-277
Salawu A. (2013). Computational Study of the Nigeria Research Reactor 1 using simple reactor physics theory,. Jewel Journal of Scientific Research, Maiden Edition: 57-62,
Salawu, A. and Hariharan, N. (2008). The effect of Cuprous Oxide and Nickel Oxide on the electrical properties of ZnO Ceramics,. Bayero Journal of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, 1(2):168-172.
Deapartment of Physics, Federal University Lokoja, Adankolo Campus Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria
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