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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 6:55pm On May 26
FixNaija:


Good day Program and thanks for your immense contribution on this thread. I'm a PhD student with interest in telecommunications engineering however I'd love you to guide me on emerging research areas. Thank you sir

Welcome aboard! First which areas of research you have in mind or interest you? Will your research interest provide direct solutions, answer questions, nationalistic or have International usage? Answers to these questions will assist in popping the emerging research areas. Have you researched some of the current research areas in your field and notice any missing points you think needs enhancement?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by FixNaija(m): 7:16pm On May 26
I have interest in satellite communication and intend to provide nationalistic solutions. I have done some research but can't really figure out what is missing. Please guide me sir
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 8:48am On May 27
FixNaija:
I have interest in satellite communication and intend to provide nationalistic solutions. I have done some research but can't really figure out what is missing. Please guide me sir

What research have you done specifically? theoretical or practical/field research? Do you mind sharing few statements on that?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 9:07am On May 27
My Latest Research: Low-cost Electrochemical Biosensors for self-monitoring of Glucose for Diabetes Patients and Immunosuppressive Drugs During organ Transplants.

In my lab, We modified Screen-printed electrode with electroactive AgIO3/MgO nanorods and enzymes for fast self-monitoring of glucose level in blood, urine or sweat for diabetes patients. The device is robust, highly sensitive, selective and comparatively efficient. Using engineering economy analysis, the cost of production of our electrochemical biosensor is 1.2 USD and designed to be disposable.

Some of the Application of Electrochemical Biosensors:

1. Glucose monitoring in diabetes patients, other medical health-related targets,
2. Environmental applications e.g. the detection of pesticides, toxins and river water contaminants such as heavy metal ions
3. Remote sensing of airborne bacteria e.g. in counter-bioterrorist activities
4. Determination of drug residues in food, such as antibiotics
5. DNA biosensors for medical diagnostics, forensic science, agriculture applications such as fruit ripening and expire wines etc.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by preciousnobel(m): 8:21pm On May 27
wip7:
My Latest Research: Low-cost Electrochemical Biosensors for self-monitoring of Glucose for Diabetes Patients and Immunosuppressive Drugs During organ Transplants.

In my lab, We modified Screen-printed electrode with electroactive AgIO3/MgO nanorods and enzymes for fast self-monitoring of glucose level in blood, urine or sweat for diabetes patients. The device is robust, highly sensitive, selective and comparatively efficient. Using engineering economy analysis, the cost of production of our electrochemical biosensor is 1.2 USD and designed to be disposable.

Some of the Application of Electrochemical Biosensors:

1. Glucose monitoring in diabetes patients, other medical health-related targets,
2. Environmental applications e.g. the detection of pesticides, toxins and river water contaminants such as heavy metal ions
3. Remote sensing of airborne bacteria e.g. in counter-bioterrorist activities
4. Determination of drug residues in food, such as antibiotics
5. DNA biosensors for medical diagnostics, forensic science, agriculture applications such as fruit ripening and expire wines etc.

Hmmm, how do I start doing something like this?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by transbut5(m): 4:13am On May 28
wip7:
My Latest Research: Low-cost Electrochemical Biosensors for self-monitoring of Glucose for Diabetes Patients and Immunosuppressive Drugs During organ Transplants.

In my lab, We modified Screen-printed electrode with electroactive AgIO3/MgO nanorods and enzymes for fast self-monitoring of glucose level in blood, urine or sweat for diabetes patients. The device is robust, highly sensitive, selective and comparatively efficient. Using engineering economy analysis, the cost of production of our electrochemical biosensor is 1.2 USD and designed to be disposable.

Some of the Application of Electrochemical Biosensors:

1. Glucose monitoring in diabetes patients, other medical health-related targets,
2. Environmental applications e.g. the detection of pesticides, toxins and river water contaminants such as heavy metal ions
3. Remote sensing of airborne bacteria e.g. in counter-bioterrorist activities
4. Determination of drug residues in food, such as antibiotics
5. DNA biosensors for medical diagnostics, forensic science, agriculture applications such as fruit ripening and expire wines etc.

Good Day prof. Please help me with link to your LinkedIn, want to contact you with it
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 5:17am On May 28
transbut5:

Good Day prof. Please help me with link to your LinkedIn, want to contact you with it

Unfortunately I don’t have a LinkedIn account. You can reach me here on the forum or via my email address in my signature. If is very very official I can pass u my official details.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 5:35am On May 28
preciousnobel:

Hmmm, how do I start doing something like this?

I have couples of undergrad, master and PhD students working on that. You will need atleast standard experience/knowledge/skills with:
1. Electrochemistry
2. Analytical Biochemistry/microbiology
3. Bio-instrumentation design
4. Basic engineering economy for the costing and benefit analyses.

Best wishes!
Re: Thread For PHD Students by jadegite(m): 11:32pm On May 31
Good day Everyone,

I am an Msc student, but planning for PhD.

At the moment, i am interested in knowing what countries to go for based on life after PhD (immigration policy = i won't have to return to Nigeria legally, Jobs and research opportunities).

Thank you.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by drhammed: 7:24am On Jun 01
jadegite:
Good day Everyone,

I am an Msc student, but planning for PhD.

At the moment, i am interested in knowing what countries to go for based on life after PhD (immigration policy = i won't have to return to Nigeria legally, Jobs and research opportunities).

Thank you.

You can consider USA, Canada and/ Germany.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by Chiomajesus77: 8:56pm On Jun 03
Hi Guys,

Marketing , Bsc- State University in Nigeria
Management, MSc, Robert Gordon , Scotland

Please guys I would like to enroll for a doctorate class here in Nigeria but really don't know how to go about it.

My area of Interest is in Digital Marketing and it's entirety. I would very much appreciate any advice from seniors in this room. I have recently been offered a lecturing employment with a Federal University in the Eastern Region of Nigeria
Re: Thread For PHD Students by calculator123(m): 1:31pm On Jun 06
sheriwin3910:
B.Eng Petroleum Engineering PGD Technology Management MBA Business Administration M.Sc Business Administration PhD Business Administration( in View) grin cheesy smiley wink
why the big switch from engineering to management?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by calculator123(m): 1:37pm On Jun 06
conceptz21:


You can publish your undergraduate research irrespective of the field. As you journey thru ur MSc/PhD, you will have to keep publishing. Your publications does not have to be on a particular field. You can publish articles in any area of your specialization (e.g, any area of microbiology). Just obey one rule: your articles must contribute to knowledge. I have sent you an email containing list of other free journals. Cheers
pls can you send me an email containing other free journals?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by calculator123(m): 1:49pm On Jun 06
maziude:
Bsc Mathematics
Msc Computer science and Tech
PhD Computer science applicant.

Research Interests:
Data mining and analysis,
Machine learning and pattern recognition.
Internet of things
Mobile crowdsensing

Publications
2 papers: 1 minor revision (IEEE)
1 under review (springer)
Hello can we connect? i have interest in Data mining and analysis as well as Machine learning and pattern recognition..
Mail: victoragboli@gmail.com
Re: Thread For PHD Students by calculator123(m): 2:44pm On Jun 06
obinoral1179:
reading all this post motivate me a lot.
Bsc statistics
Msc statistics in view
Phd statistics in view
So help me God.
Hello, i would love to connect with you.
mail:victoragboli@gmail.com
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 3:52pm On Jun 06
Current Research: Bioelectricity generation and material recovery from wastewater

One of my Phd students is currently working on generating electricity via microbial fuel cell (MFC). This system is a 5 liter lab fabricated MFC Ut was used to treat oily wastewaters from university restaurants and simultaneously generated 2 mA electricity suitable to charge a mobile phone and laptop.

This is an hybrid MFC with breathable electrode.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by ndy87(f): 3:53pm On Jun 06
calculator123:

why the big switch from engineering to management?



I want to switch too, I want a PhD in corporate finance or financial management. Accountancy seem too boring to me at the moment.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by calculator123(m): 4:27pm On Jun 06
ndy87:




I want to switch too, I want a PhD in corporate finance or financial management. Accountancy seem too boring to me at the moment.
Yours is still quite understandable, but from Engineering to Management? The diff is clear just like 7up
Re: Thread For PHD Students by calculator123(m): 4:31pm On Jun 06
wip7:
Current Research: Bioelectricity generation and material recovery from wastewater

One of my Phd students is currently working on generating electricity via microbial fuel cell (MFC). This system is a 5 liter lab fabricated MFC Ut was used to treat oily wastewaters from university restaurants and simultaneously generated 2 mA electricity suitable to charge a mobile phone and laptop.

This is an hybrid MFC with breathable electrode.
Great job Prof. I have taken to peruse through this thread and i must say you a source of inspiration to prospective academic minds like me. Your knowledge can be seen in every line of your response,your humility is visible to the blind and audible to the deaf. I doff my hat for you sir.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 4:38pm On Jun 06
calculator123:

Great job Prof. I have taken to peruse through this thread and i must say you a source of inspiration to prospective academic minds like me. Your knowledge can be seen in every line of your response,your humility is visible to the blind and audible to the deaf. I doff my hat for you sir.

Thank you sir/ma. Education and research is like a sea, any person can easily fetch some water but getting the water to the destination may require motivation, leading by example and guidance ...African have talented people but lack of support and motivation and unseriousness Led many astray...

I take my time to post here to motivate, guide, share and support upcoming talents.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by yak(m): 8:27pm On Jun 09
wip7:


Thank you sir/ma. Education and research is like a sea, any person can easily fetch some water but getting the water to the destination may require motivation, leading by example and guidance ...African have talented people but lack of support and motivation and unseriousness Led many astray...

I take my time to post here to motivate, guide, share and support upcoming talents.

because of u, am going to force my spouse to come to nairaland. she seems to have lost interest after her M.Ed.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 5:44am On Jun 10
yak:


because of u, am going to force my spouse to come to nairaland. she seems to have lost interest after her M.Ed.

Please encourage her. Research is like a hybrid yoga and when you go into it you won’t regret doing that.

Some of the advantages of research using myself as example:

1. I have gained both national and international accolades

2. In my current university, I received the highest salary since am paid as research professor not as teaching professor even though I teach.

3. I am also an adjunct professor to two universities in another countries where I fulfill the duties on agreed terms.

4. In terms of combined salary, due to exchange rate currently is in the range of 1.8-2.5 mill Nigerian money monthly.

5. I also get research Funding where I can do my research, attend conferences, earn extra income and pay salaries as well to research assistants etc.

6. For each academic scientific publication I made, I get paid from both the university (1200 usd per Q1 paper) and the government (200-2500usd per paper depends on quality of paper). Meaning per Paper published, I can earn between 1400-3700 usd apart from my salary.

7. I also focus more on lab-to-market, where I directly sell my products or services to the public, industries and resellers. In the past, I have sold my tank designed to recover and purify phenols from Olive mill wastewater for 6700usd per unit.
I have sold custom sensors developed in my lab to commercial farmers. Also, my disposable glucose sensors are under clinical verification after which will be customized for commercialization etc.

8. I have got to learn many things and get increasingly exposed. Research, conference and business made me to have visited 65 countries, ...my target is 120 countries anyway.

9. Fortunately am quite young and some of my Phd students are almost as old as my dad and Mum. They appreciate and respect me. That makes them learn more.

10. I feel happy providing solutions to immediate problems around me.

#NOTE: there are currently financial fundings for innovative FEMALE researchers from Africa to encourage them.

With more research we can solve our problems and provide solutions to the populace, sell our ideas and products and develop the next sustainable creations.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by preciousnobel(m): 6:49am On Jun 10
wip7:


Please encourage her. Research is like a hybrid yoga and when you go into it you won’t regret doing that.

Some of the advantages of research using myself as example:

1. I have gained both national and international accolades

2. In my current university, I received the highest salary since am paid as research professor not as teaching professor even though I teach.

3. I am also an adjunct professor to two universities in another countries where I fulfill the duties on agreed terms.

4. In terms of combined salary, due to exchange rate currently is in the range of 1.8-2.5 mill Nigerian money monthly.

5. I also get research Funding where I can do my research, attend conferences, earn extra income and pay salaries as well to research assistants etc.

6. For each academic scientific publication I made, I get paid from both the university (1200 usd per Q1 paper) and the government (200-2500usd per paper depends on quality of paper). Meaning per Paper published, I can earn between 1400-3700 usd apart from my salary.

7. I also focus more on lab-to-market, where I directly sell my products or services to the public, industries and resellers. In the past, I have sold my tank designed to recover and purify phenols from Olive mill wastewater for 6700usd per unit.
I have sold custom sensors developed in my lab to commercial farmers. Also, my disposable glucose sensors are under clinical verification after which will be customized for commercialization etc.

8. I have got to learn many things and get increasingly exposed. Research, conference and business made me to have visited 65 countries, ...my target is 120 countries anyway.

9. Fortunately am quite young and some of my Phd students are almost as old as my dad and Mum. They appreciate and respect me. That makes them learn more.

10. I feel happy providing solutions to immediate problems around me.

#NOTE: there are currently financial fundings for innovative FEMALE researchers from Africa to encourage them.

With more research we can solve our problems and provide solutions to the populace, sell our ideas and products and develop the next sustainable creations.
Is this same for research in biomedical field specifically neuroscience?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by SAMBARRY: 7:09am On Jun 10
[quote author=FemiOja post=29014117][/quote] do you suffer PhD depression?
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 7:37am On Jun 10
preciousnobel:

Is this same for research in biomedical field specifically neuroscience?

It is the same in almost all field. If you have innovative ideas that provides sustainable solutions, research ideas that solves or enhance significantly already existing solutions..chances are you will get funded, depends on the institution or country you find yourself you can get paid for all publications also. Also, if your focus is lab-to-market then you can sell your products.

I have had practical products for Biomedical applications like disposable glucose and lactose biosensors, we are working on developing low cost disposable pregnancy test sensors and edible green films for packaging.

For neuroscience; I was just in a PhD Jury last Friday for a Phd student that developed Three cholinesterase inhibitors are commonly used to inhibit Alzheimer. This is neuron issues as well. The novelty of her research is that, she synthesized those inhibitors from plant-based materials and her first trial on clinical based indicated her inhibitors can suppress Alzheimer by 87% and they also exhibit same docking morphology like the common commercial inhibitors.

If she wishes to continue to postdoctoral level, there are chances she will be funded from related societies, private or government.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by preciousnobel(m): 8:13am On Jun 10
wip7:


It is the same in almost all field. If you have innovative ideas that provides sustainable solutions, research ideas that solves or enhance significantly already existing solutions..chances are you will get funded, depends on the institution or country you find yourself you can get paid for all publications also. Also, if your focus is lab-to-market then you can sell your products.

I have had practical products for Biomedical applications like disposable glucose and lactose biosensors, we are working on developing low cost disposable pregnancy test sensors and edible green films for packaging.

For neuroscience; I was just in a PhD Jury last Friday for a Phd student that developed Three cholinesterase inhibitors are commonly used to inhibit Alzheimer. This is neuron issues as well. The novelty of her research is that, she synthesized those inhibitors from plant-based materials and her first trial on clinical based indicated her inhibitors can suppress Alzheimer by 87% and they also exhibit same docking morphology like the common commercial inhibitors.

If she wishes to continue to postdoctoral level, there are chances she will be funded from related societies, private or government.
wip7:


It is the same in almost all field. If you have innovative ideas that provides sustainable solutions, research ideas that solves or enhance significantly already existing solutions..chances are you will get funded, depends on the institution or country you find yourself you can get paid for all publications also. Also, if your focus is lab-to-market then you can sell your products.

I have had practical products for Biomedical applications like disposable glucose and lactose biosensors, we are working on developing low cost disposable pregnancy test sensors and edible green films for packaging.

For neuroscience; I was just in a PhD Jury last Friday for a Phd student that developed Three cholinesterase inhibitors are commonly used to inhibit Alzheimer. This is neuron issues as well. The novelty of her research is that, she synthesized those inhibitors from plant-based materials and her first trial on clinical based indicated her inhibitors can suppress Alzheimer by 87% and they also exhibit same docking morphology like the common commercial inhibitors.

If she wishes to continue to postdoctoral level, there are chances she will be funded from related societies, private or government.
wip7:


It is the same in almost all field. If you have innovative ideas that provides sustainable solutions, research ideas that solves or enhance significantly already existing solutions..chances are you will get funded, depends on the institution or country you find yourself you can get paid for all publications also. Also, if your focus is lab-to-market then you can sell your products.

I have had practical products for Biomedical applications like disposable glucose and lactose biosensors, we are working on developing low cost disposable pregnancy test sensors and edible green films for packaging.

For neuroscience; I was just in a PhD Jury last Friday for a Phd student that developed Three cholinesterase inhibitors are commonly used to inhibit Alzheimer. This is neuron issues as well. The novelty of her research is that, she synthesized those inhibitors from plant-based materials and her first trial on clinical based indicated her inhibitors can suppress Alzheimer by 87% and they also exhibit same docking morphology like the common commercial inhibitors.

If she wishes to continue to postdoctoral level, there are chances she will be funded from related societies, private or government.
Wow! That is great! I am an undergraduate majoring in medical physiology in a Nigerian university. How do I start preparing for powerful researches like this?
And for the data mining in neuroscience, what spec of PC and learning resources do you recommend? I am a learner. I have no previous experience in programming.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 10:27am On Jun 10
preciousnobel:

Wow! That is great! I am an undergraduate majoring in medical physiology in a Nigerian university. How do I start preparing for powerful researches like this? And for the data mining in neuroscience, what spec of PC and learning resources do you recommend? I am a learner. I have no previous experience in programming.


There are no need for specialized and sophisticated PCs to learn or do research on data mining. The same PC you use in watching BB Africa is suitable.

Data Mining is just the process of analyzing text, Discovering Patterns, Visualizing both structured data which conform to a clearly defined schema, and unstructured data which exist in the form of natural language.

"Data mining skills are in high demand due to the growth of big data and the Internet of Things. Companies are looking for data experts who can extract valuable insights to keep them competitive and ahead of the curve."



To learn Data mining, it will be advisable to start having fundamental skills and knowledge of the following:

1. Basic knowledge of data science/mining
2. Python and R for data science
2. Application of data science in Practical projects with real data

There are bunch of free resources online you can start learning and adapt the knowledge to your field. The following can be a good start:

1. edx.org/learn/data-mining
2. coursera.org/specializations/data-mining
3. ngdata.com/data-mining-resources
4. udemy.com/data-mining
5. futurelearn.com/courses/data-mining-with-weka

Best wishes!

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by ambassadorgozie(m): 11:25am On Jun 10
wip7:


Please encourage her. Research is like a hybrid yoga and when you go into it you won’t regret doing that.

Some of the advantages of research using myself as example:

1. I have gained both national and international accolades

2. In my current university, I received the highest salary since am paid as research professor not as teaching professor even though I teach.

3. I am also an adjunct professor to two universities in another countries where I fulfill the duties on agreed terms.

4. In terms of combined salary, due to exchange rate currently is in the range of 1.8-2.5 mill Nigerian money monthly.

5. I also get research Funding where I can do my research, attend conferences, earn extra income and pay salaries as well to research assistants etc.

6. For each academic scientific publication I made, I get paid from both the university (1200 usd per Q1 paper) and the government (200-2500usd per paper depends on quality of paper). Meaning per Paper published, I can earn between 1400-3700 usd apart from my salary.

7. I also focus more on lab-to-market, where I directly sell my products or services to the public, industries and resellers. In the past, I have sold my tank designed to recover and purify phenols from Olive mill wastewater for 6700usd per unit.
I have sold custom sensors developed in my lab to commercial farmers. Also, my disposable glucose sensors are under clinical verification after which will be customized for commercialization etc.

8. I have got to learn many things and get increasingly exposed. Research, conference and business made me to have visited 65 countries, ...my target is 120 countries anyway.

9. Fortunately am quite young and some of my Phd students are almost as old as my dad and Mum. They appreciate and respect me. That makes them learn more.

10. I feel happy providing solutions to immediate problems around me.

#NOTE: there are currently financial fundings for innovative FEMALE researchers from Africa to encourage them.

With more research we can solve our problems and provide solutions to the populace, sell our ideas and products and develop the next sustainable creations.


Prof u are a source of inspiration to me...
For this few months i hav known nd see ur write-ups here, i hav written nd publish 6 articles..still writing more...remain bless.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 11:48am On Jun 10
ambassadorgozie:



Prof u are a source of inspiration to me...
For this few months i hav known nd see ur write-ups here, i hav written nd publish 6 articles..still writing more...remain bless.

Am happy to know that. Please keep the flag up and continue making your generation happy. Best wishes in your research. Also, dont forget to share your research publications and ideas here...you can be a mentor to many!

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by HZwriters: 12:38pm On Jun 10
wip7:


Am happy to know that. Please keep the flag up and continue making your generation happy. Best wishes in your research. Also, dont forget to share your research publications and ideas here...you can be a mentor to many!

thanks for your inspiration sir. what do you think about biochemistry as a course specifically industrial biochemistry, is it a viable area in terms of research commercialisation. please advise. Thank you

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 1:01pm On Jun 10
HZwriters:


thanks for your inspiration sir. what do you think about biochemistry as a course specifically industrial biochemistry, is it a viable area in terms of research commercialisation. please advise. Thank you

Yes yes ...anything chemistry is sweet. I am a chemist myself.

For industrial biochemistry: the emerging and lab-to-market areas including synthesis of various industrial bio-catalysts for food and allied industries, production of powdered enzymes, and production of various engineered micro-organism based products for agriculture, pharmaceutical, environmental and biotech industries.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by HZwriters: 3:45pm On Jun 10
wip7:


Yes yes ...anything chemistry is sweet. I am a chemist myself.

For industrial biochemistry: the emerging and lab-to-market areas including synthesis of various industrial bio-catalysts for food and allied industries, production of powdered enzymes, and production of various engineered micro-organism based products for agriculture, pharmaceutical, environmental and biotech industries.

Thanks Sir for your candid advice. I'm greatly encouraged.

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