Ojodomo John Achadu - University of Warwick

Curriculum Vitae

Ojodomo John Achadu, PhD

  • Education

Rhodes University, South Africa

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Chemistry (Physical/Nano-chemistry). (Feb.  2018)

  • Experience
01 Nov 2019 – 03 Sept. 2021 - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)- Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Nanobiosensor Lab., Research Institute of Green Science and Technology, Shizuoka University, Japan. Award/Grant No.: 19F19348. Nanosensors/biosensors device design and diagnostic kits development using functional nanostructures.

12 Mar. 2019 - 01 Nov 2019 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow.
Nanophotonics and Molecular Imaging Lab, Institute of Molecular Sciences, University of Bordeaux, France.
Nanophotonics applications of biocompatible fluorescent nanoparticles.

1 Mar. 2018 – 28 Feb. 2019 - SARCHI Postdoctoral Fellow.
Nanotechnology Research Lab, University of Zululand, South Africa.
Design and fabrication of fluorescent nanosensors based on functionalized graphitic carbon nitride quantum dots and bio-molecular nanostructures.

Publications/Research Achievements: Google ScholarResearchGate

Research Project:

Sustainable Soft Magnetoelectric Nanogenerators to Convert Ambient Stray Magnetic Noise to Electricity

A plethora source of energy that is rarely tapped is the environment magnetic noise arising from electrical power systems and numerous electrical devices. The abundant electromagnetic waste energy can be renewably harvested by using electromagnetic generators and converted into useful electricity.  To overcome the current technical limitations of inorganic materials–based magnetic energy generators, this project will develop soft and flexible magneto-mechano-electric (MME) generators by integrating novel 3D nanostructured magnetic materials to dielectric elastomeric electrets for efficient magnetic energy harvesting and conversion.

Under the flagship of EUTOPIA-SIF Postdoctoral fellowship 2021, this interdisciplinary project explores the advanced synthesis of 3D magnetic nanostructures with precise sizes and shapes, and their integration with self-healing high-performance dielectric elastomer transducers towards the design of highly efficient 3D nanomagnetic-based nanogenerators/energy harvesting devices. This will result in fabricating functional low-cost devices with unprecedented magnetic noise conversion to electricity.

The primary host of this project is the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)/Nanocomposites Manufacturing and Material Research Centre of the WMG, University of Warwick. The integration of the research project in the EUTOPIA Alliance environment involves the collaborative support of the Laboratoire de Physicochimie des Polymères et des Interfaces (LPPI) group in CY Cergy Paris Universite, France, as the co-host. An extension of a cross-sectoral partnership and external industrial secondment plan has been reached with TE Connectivity, for the successful implementation of this project in real-life applications.

Overall, this research project will open up an opportunity for a multidisciplinary approach to innovative energy solutions that supports the development of self-powered systems, medical diagnostic devices by harvesting the ambient waste stray magnetic noise and minimizing the dependence on batteries, thus benefitting the fast-growing industry automation and the contemporary society at a sustainable scale.