Prof Rose Osuji

Prof Rose Osuji was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2022. As a fellow, Prof Rose Osuji contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Engineering Technology & Applied Sciences

Rose Osuji, a mentor of mentors, an astute administrator, an erudite scholar is a Professor of Physics and a pioneer founder of Nanotechnology Research Group, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN). She has contributed immensely to science through her numerous research and publications in the areas of Solar Energy, Materials Science, and Nanomaterials. With a teaching career that spanned over three decades in the university, she has organized and participated in many National and International scientific conferences/workshops and has conducted scientific research in International Research Centres including the James Frank Institute, University of Chicago, USA (1990 to 1991) under the supervision of late Prof. Helmut Fritzsche, Abdus Salam-International Centre for Theoretical Physics (AS-ICTP), Trieste, Italy (1987, 1989, 2001), and iThemba Laboratory for Accelerated Based Sciences (iThemba LABS), Somerset West, South Africa (2010 to 2011, 2013). She was appointed Senior Associate of the AS-ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 2001 – 2006 and Junior Associate 1988 to 1991. Her Third World Academy of Science, (TWAS) Research Grant for research in Physics in 1988  won the best graduating Postgraduate student Prize in the Faculty of Physical Sciences for the 1993/94 session and Vice-Chancellor's Postgraduate Prize for the second best PhD graduate in 1994.
She was awarded the TWAS Fellowship appointment from 2010 to 2013 to iThemba LABS. She led the NANO Research Team, UNN to win several research grant awards including the US Army Research Laboratory – Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) from 2012- 2013 for research on Dye Sensitized Solar Cells with Natural Gel Polymer Electrolyte. 
She is a Fellow of several learned societies including the Nigerian Institute of Physics, the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, the New York Academy of Sciences, African Scientific Institute.
She has successfully graduated several students at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate levels and is actively involved in the activities of the Organization of Women in Science