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Re: Thread For PHD Students by kunlesmiles(m): 8:12am On Feb 09
wip7:


Please withdraw your manuscript from predatory journals and don’t waste your research efforts.

I have said severally here on how to find reputable journals.

Please I will encourage you and upcoming researchers to focus on publishing with Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Wiley publishers... these are reputable publishers and all subscriptions based journals are FREE.....your manuscripts will go through various peer-reviews, you will receive revisions, make adjustments if is considered worthy and get published.

Majority of predatory journals make decisions about your article in their bedroom, no peer-review or kitchen-based peer reviewed. Next will be your article is accepted and pay. When you pay, at the end you will find out your published article worth nothing while those predators smile to the bank.

I have been part of jury for selection of academic staff and researchers not only in my region but as external for number of countries; countless applicants with dozens of fake articles have been shortlisted for positions. I have seen applicants with over 46 articles published and less than 3 of these articles belong to reputable sources.

Best wishes
Good morning prof, my area of interest is wastewater treatment using adsorbent. Going through some of your papers, I have decided to learn matlab and python programming, although am still at the elementary level.
With all due respect Sir, how do I get to be an exceptional researcher?
You are an exceptional researcher and I really want to be like you. My Masters degree thesis was on "Silver Nanoparticle-Assisted Adsorptive Desulfurization by Composted Agro-Waste Activated Carbons".
Re: Thread For PHD Students by babyfaceafrica: 10:49am On Feb 09
kunlesmiles:
Good morning prof, my area of interest is wastewater treatment using absorbent. Going through some of your papers, I have decided to learn matlab and python programming, although am still at the elementary level.
With all due respect Sir, how do I get to be an exceptional researcher?
You are an exceptional researcher and I really want to be like you.

Be like yourself bro, you can only go far in life when you do what you like and favored by God... Be yourself and see how successful you will be
Re: Thread For PHD Students by guiddoti: 4:27pm On Feb 09
babyfaceafrica:


Be like yourself bro, you can only go far in life when you do what you like and favored by God... Be yourself and see how successful you will be
Mentorship is required.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by jeswinner: 4:48pm On Feb 09
Bsc- Electrical/electronics engineering
Msc- Facilities Management
PhD- Estate Management (I am presently stuck on the proposal)
Re: Thread For PHD Students by ObodoNaija(f): 5:49pm On Feb 09
B.A(Ed) - English Education

M.Ed - Educational Administration and planning

Please I have an educational article to publish, which free and recognized journal do you recommend I use?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 12:35pm On Feb 10
olawalepopoola:
My manuscript accepted in Science of the Total Environment (SCOPUS, SCIE, Pubmed indexed). IF 5.4

This is quite impressive. Congrats and you may slightly summarize what your work is about for specific and layman to know what the work is about.

Am impressed and keep going!

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 12:50pm On Feb 10
ObodoNaija:


B.A(Ed) - English Education

M.Ed - Educational Administration and planning

Please I have an educational article to publish, which free and recognized journal do you recommend I use?


Visit Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Wiley and Springer publishers....they have top quality journals in almost all field.

As a researcher, you must learn how to search for information which you must have done during your literature review.

Quality journals should share the majority of these characteristics:

1. Well known and reputable publishers
2. Indexed in recognized, verifiable databases such as SCI, SSCI, AHCI, MCI etc and found in WOS.
3. The Journal follows standard review system (single or double-blind peer review platforms)
4. Editorial members of the journals are respected academics from reputable universities widely spread across the continent

So find journals in the above-listed publishers, check if the journal aims, scopes and nature of article published are related to your manuscript, read the authors guideline and follow that to format your manuscript, register with the journal and submit your manuscript.

Best wishes

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 1:04pm On Feb 10
jeswinner:
Bsc- Electrical/electronics engineering
Msc- Facilities Management
PhD- Estate Management (I am presently stuck on the proposal)

The proposal should be what you wish to do during your PhD. We don’t know it, only you know it.

Come up with a rough skeleton of your intended research, visit google scholar, Elsevier, Taylor, springer and Wiley and type the keywords in your proposed research and check out related published work.

Download a few of them, dissect it to understand how they’ve done it, the methodology used and parameters or theories researched. Check the shortcomings, challenges faced and look where you can come in to provide solutions to the knowledge gap. Jolt down and re-plan to see if you will be introducing new methods, or if you will be providing cleaner solutions, low-cost alternatives or performance enhancements in existing services/products.

Google sample proposal, couple all your skeletons sketches and form a sound proposal. Don’t copy and paste and don’t take others work without credit.

Ensure your proposal has general elements such as brief introduction, the problem, existing solutions (with references), you may highlight the current shortcomings/weakness, your approach (methodology), implications and proposed outcomes. Scientific, economics, societal, environmental and general benefits. You may also highlight the current skills you have to support your proposed approach.

Check and proof ....that’s is it... you did it!

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 3:45pm On Feb 10
kunlesmiles:
Good morning prof, my area of interest is wastewater treatment using adsorbent. Going through some of your papers, I have decided to learn matlab and python programming, although am still at the elementary level.
With all due respect Sir, how do I get to be an exceptional researcher?

Well done, you have shown good interest in research, I will encourage you to do more.


You are an exceptional researcher and I really want to be like you. My Master's degree thesis was on "Silver Nanoparticle-Assisted Adsorptive Desulfurization by Composted Agro-Waste Activated Carbons".

Now, I will assist you in this regard to put you through how to publish your master thesis. So I will need a few things from you and you can follow these steps to polish your master thesis to make it suitable for publication.

First answer the following questions:

1. Do you have the raw data for each experiment?
2. How many times do you carry out each experiment for the parametric effect?
3. Do you have an effect of dosage of adsorbent, treatment time, initial adsorbate concentration, pH effect, solution temperature, desorption/reuse cycle experiments>
4. Which characterization did you perform on your adsorbent? You have FTIR, SEM, EDS, TGA, XRD, XPS (just list what you did in this regard)
5. Tell me how many isotherms (Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin, Toth, etc) you have in your thesis?
6. Tell me how many kinetic models you fitted your experimental results with (Pseudo-ist, Pseudo-2nd, Webber, intraparticle etc)?
7. Any thermodynamic results?
8. Which software did you use for graphical?


So if we have the above results, then that really great..we can proceed smoothly. If not, tell me what you have, then I can tell you which to determine and calculate.

If all is set, I will send you a structured pathway to reduce you thesis into a article-like format of two proposed journal to publish your work, ensure your plagiarism is far less than 10% when you want to send me ready work and language is suitable for publication.

I will read, make corrections, enhance your work if need be, and submit your work. If you have access to a lab, while the current manuscript is being submitted for publication, I will give you other work on related to subject to start and then you can understand more.

I believe through this pathway you will learn how to do proper research, learn how the publication is done in a reputable journal. With two more, you will be able to stand on your own and teach others and carry on with your career.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 3:49pm On Feb 10
chalxdon:
Good morning Prof, since early 2015 I've followed this page and I'm super impressed with how you have helped so many.
I drew a lot of inspiration at one point or the other from your posts.
By God's grace, i successfully completed my Ph.D last year and
thereafter scaled through an interview in a Federal Institution as a Lecturer. As a young Academic, i would like to benefit from your deep wealth of experience in growing and making impact in terms of quality research.


I am happy for you and congrats regarding your recent job interview. As soon as you are fully employed, please come back to this forum; I will be happy to guide you so you can lay a strong research footprint in your institution.

Best wishes

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 3:56pm On Feb 10
Ujawissy:

Thanks prof,
You quite motivating and a source of inspiration to me already, I had my undergraduate degree year 2018 with a degree in civil engineering, my major focus for postgraduate studies is Environment and renewable energy in a competitive and research friendly country.
The major challenge here in Nigeria presently is inadequate research facilities in our tertiary institutions and the government research agencies are quite expensive for starters, many researchers end up with predictive analysis instead of intensive research findings.
I have equipped myself with fundamental programming skills such as HTML, CSS, big data engineering, Also planning to take on a python next, with no environmental related projects executed with these skills so far, exemption of websites development I believe these skills will come handy during my postgraduate research.
I'm open to available opportunities in research area of water quality, erosion control, renewable energy (bioenergy) to be precise.

Congrats and am happy to hear this. There is a tonnage of research you may be able to do. However, if you don't mind some time to foot your research cost then that will be fine due to lack of facilities as you earlier said.

If you are interested in Renewable energy that is very good.

Will you be interested in Energy conversion/storage/production system?

1. like conversion of sunlight into electricity via a flexible mobile solar cell
2. Supercapacitor for energy storage just like a battery but more efficient
3. Microbial fuel cell to treat wastewater and produce bioelectricity?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 3:59pm On Feb 10
asunmoGGMU:


To my own issue, Prof Sir, I am looking for PhD opportunity in Turkey. My discipline is Library and Information Science. I've 68% in my master (79% in my dissertation) with five research articles published, notably one first author in a Q1 journal of my field. I thought I would source for scholarship but it seems I'm handicapped already. My results and others were unilaterally moderated by a lecturer, I was cut from 73-68%.

What are my chances with respect to scholarship considering my grade? I had 2'1 at bachelor's degree too, which compounds my headache. I honestly don't want to do PhD in this country.

Turkey usually has twice a year general scholarship for almost all citizens in the world. Do you know? if not when is open for next entry, I will post the link here and you can apply. Also, if you cant find a PhD in your exact chosen area, can you just shift a bit to related? This may be helpful.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by asunmoGGMU(m): 4:32pm On Feb 10
wip7:


Turkey usually has twice a year general scholarship for almost all citizens in the world. Do you know? if not when is open for next entry, I will post the link here and you can apply. Also, if you cant find a PhD in your exact chosen area, can you just shift a bit to related? This may be helpful.

I don't know about that, Prof. Plus, I would appreciate it if you can share weblink to such general scholarship. On shifting to related discipline, I would consider options that revolve information management and information system. Thank you for your response.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by chalxdon(m): 4:37pm On Feb 10
Thank you Sir. I was successful in the interview. I am now fully employed and i have resumed work.


wip7:


I am happy for you and congrats regarding your recent job interview. As soon as you are fully employed, please come back to this forum; I will be happy to guide you so you can lay a strong research footprint in your institution.

Best wishes

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by olawalepopoola: 8:59pm On Feb 10
wip7:


This is quite impressive. Congrats and you may slightly summarize what your work is about for specific and layman to know what the work is about.

Am impressed and keep going!
Thank you Prof.
This part of my PhD work, for which I am expecting a date for my external oral defense.
This research was carried out to unravel the extent of contamination, sources, and potential risks (Ecological and health risks) associated with environmental media, in Anka, Zamfara State Nigeria.
In this study, soils, stream sediments, mine tailings, and plants were collected from the area, while control samples were collected from area with no mining activities or anthropogenic activities.
Samples were prepared (air-dried, pulverized and sieved) in the laboratory, digested using aqua regia and other acceptable techniques. 1ml Digestate were diluted to 50ml and analysed using High Performance Liquid Chromatography-Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer and ICP-OES. Mineralogical contents were determined using XRD.
Contamination assessment was calculated using pollution indices such as: geo-accumulation index (Igeo), enrichment factor (EF), contamination factor (CF), contamination degree (CD) and Pollution load index.
Sources of metals in the media were unravelled using statistical techniques such as the bivariate correlation and principal components analysis (also known as factor analysis)
Ecological risks were calculated using the methods proposed by Hakanson (1974), while the health risks were calculated using the method proposed by USEPA (1989).
Results revealed media in the area have high concentration of toxic metals especially Pb, As, Hg, Cr and Co which are far above recommended world standards and their concentrations in background samples.
It was unraveled that soils, sediments, tailings and plants in this are extremely contaminated by heavy metals.
The study further revealed that intense weathering of minerals such as pyrite, chalcopyrite, and chromite mined in this area contributes significantly to the accumulation of metals in soils, sediments, and tailings in the area. Mineral mining and processing also contributes to toxic metal in the media.
Bioaccumulation assessment revealed that metals in plants are highly mobile and originate from the soils. Furthermore, aerial deposition of contaminated aerosols plays important role in the absorption of metals through their stomata.
Ecological risk revealed that the ecosystem is under a severe threats from these metals, and may be hazardous to both living and non-living components of the ecosystem.
Health risks revealed that adults and children are exposed to non-carcinogenic diseases such as kidney and heart diseases, through ingestion, inhalation and dermal contact with the contaminated media. Also both the old and the young are have tendencies of having cancer causing diseases. Risks in children are higher than those of adults due to their low resistance powers. Studies such as that if Ogabiela et al. 2016 and Adewumi et al. 2019 in the area have shown that heavy metals stores up in blood, hairs and nails of children area. It was observed during this study that children and women constitutes 60% of those in artisanal mining in the area. Report by Doctors with boundaries in 2010, a French organization showed that about 400 children were lost in Anka LGA just in one day due to Pb posioning outbreak.
We recommended that total remediation and further epidemiological studies be carried in the area.
Thanks and God bless our hustlings.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by kunlesmiles(m): 8:34am On Feb 11
wip7:


Well done, you have shown good interest in research, I will encourage you to do more.




Now, I will assist you in this regard to put you through how to publish your master thesis. So I will need a few things from you and you can follow these steps to polish your master thesis to make it suitable for publication.

First answer the following questions:

1. Do you have the raw data for each experiment?
2. How many times do you carry out each experiment for the parametric effect?
3. Do you have an effect of dosage of adsorbent, treatment time, initial adsorbate concentration, pH effect, solution temperature, desorption/reuse cycle experiments>
4. Which characterization did you perform on your adsorbent? You have FTIR, SEM, EDS, TGA, XRD, XPS (just list what you did in this regard)
5. Tell me how many isotherms (Langmuir, Freundlich, Temkin, Toth, etc) you have in your thesis?
6. Tell me how many kinetic models you fitted your experimental results with (Pseudo-ist, Pseudo-2nd, Webber, intraparticle etc)?
7. Any thermodynamic results?
8. Which software did you use for graphical?


So if we have the above results, then that really great..we can proceed smoothly. If not, tell me what you have, then I can tell you which to determine and calculate.

If all is set, I will send you a structured pathway to reduce you thesis into a article-like format of two proposed journal to publish your work, ensure your plagiarism is far less than 10% when you want to send me ready work and language is suitable for publication.

I will read, make corrections, enhance your work if need be, and submit your work. If you have access to a lab, while the current manuscript is being submitted for publication, I will give you other work on related to subject to start and then you can understand more.

I believe through this pathway you will learn how to do proper research, learn how the publication is done in a reputable journal. With two more, you will be able to stand on your own and teach others and carry on with your career.
Good morning, sir. The thesis work has been published, but it was written by my supervisor. I am very eager to learn how to write and publish in reputable journals. I used Microsoft Excel for the data analysis.
Sir, I would have access to a lab very soon. It would be an honour to work with you. In the main time, can I work on a review topic suggested by you?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 9:23am On Feb 11
kunlesmiles:
Good morning, sir. The thesis work has been published, but it was written by my supervisor. I am very eager to learn how to write and publish in reputable journals. I used Microsoft Excel for the data analysis.
Sir, I would have access to a lab very soon. It would be an honour to work with you. In the main time, can I work on a review topic suggested by you?

Sure I can suggest topics for you. Excel is good but it’s output and various analyses for a professional manuscript in your area of research is low/poor for now. Try get either OriginLab or Graphpad... learn the basics on how to used them.

Back to the question how much of isotherm and kinetics models you know ?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by kunlesmiles(m): 10:11am On Feb 11
wip7:


Sure I can suggest topics for you. Excel is good but it’s output and various analyses for a professional manuscript in your area of research is low/poor for now. Try get either OriginLab or Graphpad... learn the basics on how to used them.

Back to the question how much of isotherm and kinetics models you know ?
I understand isotherms such as
Langmuir, Freundlich and Temkin and
Kinetic models such as Pseudo-first order, pseudo second order, Elovich.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by sweetchi1011: 11:34am On Feb 11
I made sure I read this thread from page 1, and I must say I am impressed!

Prof Wip, thank you so much, you really inspire me a lot.

Bsc. Computer Science
MSc. Computer Science(In view)
PhD ....

How do I choose my Thesis Topic?
I am interested in Database Management System.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by kingjoe(m): 6:14pm On Feb 11
prof .please give me an idea on the angle i should go.i am doing a reseaech proposal on energy efficiency in residential buildings in southern nigeria for my ph.d
wip7:


Visit Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, Wiley and Springer publishers....they have top quality journals in almost all field.

As a researcher, you must learn how to search for information which you must have done during your literature review.

Quality journals should share the majority of these characteristics:

1. Well known and reputable publishers
2. Indexed in recognized, verifiable databases such as SCI, SSCI, AHCI, MCI etc and found in WOS.
3. The Journal follows standard review system (single or double-blind peer review platforms)
4. Editorial members of the journals are respected academics from reputable universities widely spread across the continent

So find journals in the above-listed publishers, check if the journal aims, scopes and nature of article published are related to your manuscript, read the authors guideline and follow that to format your manuscript, register with the journal and submit your manuscript.

Best wishes
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 7:27pm On Feb 11
kingjoe:
prof .please give me an idea on the angle i should go.i am doing a reseaech proposal on energy efficiency in residential buildings in southern nigeria for my ph.d

Hi,

Kindly look up, I have given detailed steps to follow for a research proposal, follow the same steps. The proposal should be what you wish to do during your PhD. We don’t know it, only you know it.

Come up with a rough skeleton of your intended research, visit google scholar, Elsevier, Taylor, springer and Wiley and type the keywords in your proposed research and check out related published work.

I just did for you in the mention websites: energy efficiency in residential buildings

You can see that over 200,000 research articles have been published in terms of energy efficiency in residential buildings. Its quite easy to search, download, read and follow steps above.

That's how it is done. A potential PhD student must learn how to use a wide array of sources to find details/information for their research.

See the screenshots, follow it and read, then come up with what you intend to do and from reading you will come up with your own angle and develop it.

Best wishes

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by strangest(m): 9:25am On Feb 12
wip7:


Hi,

Kindly look up, I have given detailed steps to follow for a research proposal, follow the same steps. The proposal should be what you wish to do during your PhD. We don’t know it, only you know it.

Come up with a rough skeleton of your intended research, visit google scholar, Elsevier, Taylor, springer and Wiley and type the keywords in your proposed research and check out related published work.

I just did for you in the mention websites: energy efficiency in residential buildings

You can see that over 200,000 research articles have been published in terms of energy efficiency in residential buildings. Its quite easy to search, download, read and follow steps above.

That's how it is done. A potential PhD student must learn how to use a wide array of sources to find details/information for their research.

See the screenshots, follow it and read, then come up with what you intend to do and from reading you will come up with your own angle and develop it.

Best wishes

Sir please advise, I am surprised to see my full thesis which I have just converted and sent to a journal for publication at goodslide.org, though I know I have previously used the full thesis for PhD applications in the past. I never gave them the consent to share the thesis. I am afraid that it may affect my publication. What do you think I should do?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 1:39pm On Feb 12
strangest:


Sir please advise, I am surprised to see my full thesis which I have just converted and sent to a journal for publication at goodslide.org, though I know I have previously used the full thesis for PhD applications in the past. I never gave them the consent to share the thesis. I am afraid that it may affect my publication. What do you think I should do?

Kindly email them to drop it or you will take legal actions. If you have sent your manuscript for publication to journals in Elsevier, Taylor, Springer, they won't accept from initial submission due to their strong plagiarism software.

As far as I know, top journals in these publishers run 2-3 plagiarism tests before sending out for reviewing, during peer review and after acceptance before publication.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by PaulErungworo: 10:11pm On Feb 12
Good evening most respected Prof wip7. I am a young academic in a Nigerian university. Publication is a must for any staff that wants to grow and it must be done in reputable journals such as SCOPUS, SCI etc. I searched through and noticed that many of those journals charge very high. Please kindly recommend journals with high impact factors in Telecommunications/Physics where I can publish for free or with less cost.
Regards

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 9:49am On Feb 13
PaulErungworo:
Good evening most respected Prof wip7. I am a young academic in a Nigerian university. Publication is a must for any staff that wants to grow and it must be done in reputable journals such as SCOPUS, SCI etc. I searched through and noticed that many of those journals charge very high. Please kindly recommend journals with high impact factors in Telecommunications/Physics where I can publish for free or with less cost.
Regards

Hi,

98% of Journals Published by Elsevier, Springer, Taylor and Francis, Willey is indexed in Scopus, Clarivate (SCI, SSCI, MCI, AHCI, SCI-E) and WOS; they are reputable and have reasonable impact factor/CitScore, widely recognized and are free to publish.

During Publication select just Subscription-based not OPEN ACCESS. In our lab, we have published over 100 reputable articles without paying KOBO via these publishers.

Just search based on your keywords in the above-mentioned publishers.

I just did as an example for you below: You will see that Elsevier has 55 journals published with keywords related to Telecommunications, I went through all the 55. From the website of each of this journal, 97% are free to publish with sound impact factor and all also support open access. So do the same and do also for other Publishers mentioned above.

Best wishes

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 9:56am On Feb 13
chalxdon:
Thank you Sir. I was successful in the interview. I am now fully employed and i have resumed work.

Congrats. Tell me your current research field, your department and research focus. From there, we can design and come up with a suitable angle you can work on.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by ProfDave123: 2:52am On Feb 14
Prof, Greetings!

My research interests are:
1. Effect of Phytochemicals on visceral organs of humans (I use Wistar rats as models)

2. Effects of Phytochemicals on cancer developments

3. Applications of Nanotechnology (Nanochips) on Cancer diagnosis and Treatment (I'm yet to start on this because I'm not attached to a laboratory for now)

Prof, please how is the best way to design these works (softwares etc)? Do you have any related works or topics in these areas that you will like me to develop? I'm highly interested in these fields or any other Medically-related research.

Thanks for your anticipated response.
Re: Thread For PHD Students by wip7: 3:14pm On Feb 14
ProfDave123:
Prof, Greetings!

My research interests are:
1. Effect of Phytochemicals on visceral organs of humans (I use Wistar rats as models)
2. Effects of Phytochemicals on cancer developments
3. Applications of Nanotechnology (Nanochips) on Cancer diagnosis and Treatment (I'm yet to start on this because I'm not attached to a laboratory for now)
Prof, please how is the best way to design these works (softwares etc)? Do you have any related works or topics in these areas that you will like me to develop? I'm highly interested in these fields or any other Medically-related research.
Thanks for your anticipated response.

Your research area is quite impressive. I have couples of PhD students working on functionalised polymeric biomaterials to check their anti-proliferative activities against human lung cancer, skin cancers and breast cancers.

To do this type of research, you must have access to labs to undertake Cytotoxicity assay tests, Ex-vivo human skin permeation studies, Cell viability assay (MTT assay). Also, you must be able to apply and have access to the following: UV–Visible spectroscopy, FE-SEM, EDS, TEM, XRD and FTIR analyses to characterize your prepared anti-cancer materials.

Basically what we do: we blend various drugs, metal oxides or plant extracts with anticancer activity, such as doxorubicin, paclitaxel, platinum complexes and medicinal plants containing curcumin, resveratrol and gallocatechin etc with a biocompatible polymeric solution such as chitosan, pullulan, alginate via a carefully designed encapsulation strategy. Then we perform In-vitro release studies, Cytotoxicity test and Ex-vivo human skin permeation studies to understand the inhibition rate of the cancer cells and toxicity to normal cells.

I believe human skins are easier to get from the Hospital, you may look at various polyphenol-based plants around you and see if you can extract Curcumin.

Curcumin is a natural polyphenol compound that has extraordinary intrinsic properties such as anti-inflammation, antibacterial, and anticancer activity and blends it and tests its efficacy on various skin cancers. What do you think?

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by ProfDave123: 3:44pm On Feb 14
wip7:


Your research area is quite impressive. I have couples of PhD students working on functionalised polymeric biomaterials to check their anti-proliferative activities against human lung cancer, skin cancers and breast cancers.

To do this type of research, you must have access to labs to undertake Cytotoxicity assay tests, Ex-vivo human skin permeation studies, Cell viability assay (MTT assay). Also, you must be able to apply and have access to the following: UV–Visible spectroscopy, FE-SEM, EDS, TEM, XRD and FTIR analyses to characterize your prepared anti-cancer materials.

Basically what we do: we blend various drugs, metal oxides or plant extracts with anticancer activity, such as doxorubicin, paclitaxel, platinum complexes and medicinal plants containing curcumin, resveratrol and gallocatechin etc with a biocompatible polymeric solution such as chitosan, pullulan, alginate via a carefully designed encapsulation strategy. Then we perform In-vitro release studies, Cytotoxicity test and Ex-vivo human skin permeation studies to understand the inhibition rate of the cancer cells and toxicity to normal cells.

I believe human skins are easier to get from the Hospital, you may look at various polyphenol-based plants around you and see if you can extract Curcumin.

Curcumin is a natural polyphenol compound that has extraordinary intrinsic properties such as anti-inflammation, antibacterial, and anticancer activity and blends it and tests its efficacy on various skin cancers. What do you think?

Prof, this is quite expository. Thanks once again. The major challenge I have is accessibility to the laboratory. Well, I am currently applying to schools abroad to further my studies this year. I will be able to carry out in-depth analysis in these areas you mentioned.

Prof, are there any specific computer programming/ languages I need to learn especially for the data analysis?
Are there low/free tuition European schools you can recommend for me?

Thanks Prof

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by kingjoe(m): 8:56pm On Feb 14
wip7:


Hi,

Kindly look up, I have given detailed steps to follow for a research proposal, follow the same steps. The proposal should be what you wish to do during your PhD. We don’t know it, only you know it.

Come up with a rough skeleton of your intended research, visit google scholar, Elsevier, Taylor, springer and Wiley and type the keywords in your proposed research and check out related published work.

I just did for you in the mention websites: energy efficiency in residential buildings

You can see that over 200,000 research articles have been published in terms of energy efficiency in residential buildings. Its quite easy to search, download, read and follow steps above.

That's how it is done. A potential PhD student must learn how to use a wide array of sources to find details/information for their research.

See the screenshots, follow it and read, then come up with what you intend to do and from reading you will come up with your own angle and develop it.

Best wishes
thanks .will still bother you later for more specifics,thanks prof.

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Re: Thread For PHD Students by chalxdon(m): 8:20am On Feb 15
wip7:


Congrats. Tell me your current research field, your department and research focus. From there, we can design and come up with a suitable angle you can work on.

Okay Sir.
I will send you a mail.
Thanks

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