Mentoring – An effective tool for Future Modelling: Meet Aderonke Morakinyo

Ms Morakinyo Aderonke, Nigerian Defence Academy, is taking part in Soapbox Science Lagos on 22nd August with the talk: “Mentoring (An Effective tool for Future Modelling)”




Morakinyo Aderonke is currently enrolled as a Doctoral candidate in the Department of Physics, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria. She is in her second year of her doctoral programme in Nuclear and Radiation Physics.

Aderonke’s doctoral research is centered on the green synthesis / characterization of
magnetic nanoparticles and its clinical application of hyperthermia / microwave ablation of tumour for cancer management. Her methodology involves the use of medicinal green plants, to get the aqueous plant extract. The plant extract, magnetic salt and other materials will be used to facilitate the synthesis chemistry. The next phase of the research involves characterization of the synthesized nanoparticle using standard precision methods like Fourier Transform Infra-red (FTIR), Ultraviolet Visual Spectroscopy (UV-Vis), Scanning Electron Microscopy amongst others. The synthesized nanoparticles are applied to the tumour volume. The process of microwave ablation is carried out to kill the cancer cells, shrink the tumour and achieve complete necrotic biological process.

Aderonke’s speech for the Soapbox Science talk will be focused on “Mentoring – An
effective tool for Future Modelling”.Her presentation will highlight the obvious gaps and
limitations which affects children and teenagers in the 21st century in achieving their academic goals and future aspirations in Nigeria.

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