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16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by dlox147(m): 6:18am On Mar 17, 2016
This list comprises of 16 Nigerian inventors who have contributed to development in various fields worldwide.

1. Saheed Adepoju

He is the inventor of the INYE-1 & 2, tablet computers designed for the African market.

Bio: Saheed is the Co-founder of Encipher Limited, a Nigerian-based technology company that introduced the first android-powered tablet into Nigeria. The INYE-1, which was unveiled in April 2010 is a 7-inch resistive screen tablet. It runs android 2.1 and allows users to connect to the internet using its inbuilt WIFI card and to use an external 3G modem from GSM networks. It offers about 3 hours of battery life and allows HDMI output to HDMI capable devices.
INYE-2, which was unveiled in May 2011, is an 8-inch capacitive screen tablet. It runs Android 2.2 and allows users to connect to the internet using its inbuilt Wi-Fi card as well as its inbuilt SIM. It offers about 8 hours of battery life and allow users to connect to other USB devices.

2. Seyi Oyesola

He is credited with the co-invention of CompactOR or the “Hospital in a Box”, a solar-powered life-saving operating room which can be transported to remote areas of Africa and set up within minutes.

Bio: Seyi is a Nigerian trained doctor and inventor. He received his basic science and medical education at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, with specialist training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care in the United Kingdom and United States. In order to help bring surgical care to every region of the continent, Seyi co-developed CompactOR, or the “Hospital in a Box”: a portable medical system that contains anesthetic and surgical equipment. One major advantage of this invention is that the operating suite is light enough to be dropped into inaccessible zones by helicopter and it can be powered by solar panels.

3. Jelani Aliyu

He is credited with designing General Motors’ leading auto brand, Chevrolet Volt.

Bio: Jelani was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria in 1966. He originates from Sokoto State, Nigeria and earned an associate degree in Architecture from Birnin Kebbi Polytechnic in 1988. Upon graduation from the Polytechnic, Jelani worked at the Ministry of Works, Sokoto before pursuing additional education in the United states. He graduated in 1994 with a degree in Automobile Design from the College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan and was hired by General Motors.

4. Ndubuisi Ekekwe

He is credited with the development of microchips used in minimally invasive surgical robots

Bio: Ndubuisi is the founder of First Atlantic Semiconductors & Microelectronics Ltd. He holds a U.S. Patent on a microchip used in minimally invasive surgical robotsand was part of the team that created XL sensor inside the iPhone and iPad.

5. Col. Oviemo Ovadje (Rtd)

Oviemo is a Nigerian medical Doctor who is credited with the invention of the Emergency Auto Transfusion System (EAT-SET), which is an effective, low-cost and affordable blood auto-transfusion mechanism that saves patients in developing countries. He has patented the invention in nine (9) countries.

Bio: Oviemo was born in Nigeria and hails from Delta State. He began working on the invention in 1989 with $120 dollars. In 1995, he was declared best African scientist and founded EATSET Industries, in April 2001. The United Nation Development Program (UNDP) and the government of Nigeria funded the EAT-SET Project, with the World Health Organization (WHO) acting as the executing agency and providing assistance in the coordination of the project.
He has received many international awards including:
*.OAU-WIPO Best African Scientist Gold Medal, Geneva Switzerland (1995);
*.Winner Promex Medal Geneva, Switzerland (1998);
*.First African Winner World Health Organisation Sasakawa Gold Medal, Geneva, Switzerland, (2000);
*.Winner ARCO Gold Medal, The Dorchester, UK, (2001);
*.Winner Army Council Medal, Nigeria Army, Army Head Quarters, Abuja, Nigeria.

6. Cyprian Emeka Uzoh

Credits: He holds more than 126 United States issued patents and over 160 patents worldwide in semiconductor technology including U.S. Patent No. 6709562,“method of making electroplated interconnection structures on integrated circuit chips”, which earned him the inventor of the year award in 2006 from the New York Intellectual Property Association.

7. Kunle Olukotun
He is well known for leading the Stanford Hydra research project which developed one of the first chip multiprocessors with support for thread-level speculation (TLS).

Bio: Kunle is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from The University of Michigan. He is the founder of Afara Websystems (later acquired by Sun Microsystems), a company that builds servers surrounding a custom high-throughput CPU architecture and develops IP traffic management systems for high-throughput, low power server systems with chip multiprocessor technology.

8. Sebastine Chinonye Omeh

He is best known for his research into the use of wind-propelled turbines to generate electricity.

Bio: Sebastine is the Managing Director of Hybrid Micro Machine Products Limited. He is from Ogrute town in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. He is a graduate of engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Challenged by the energy crisis in Nigeria, and the need to develop indigenous technology he conducted research into the use of wind-propelled turbines to generate electricity, thereby pioneering wind energy technology in Nigeria.

9. Shehu Saleh Balami

He is credited with designing a solid-fuel rocket.

Bio: Since year 2000, Shehu Balami, a Nigerian Engineer has been involved in designing rockets. He is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Niger State. He has produced two solid fuel rockets which were launched along the new Kaduna Millennium City Road in Kaduna State. In 2008, with the support of his friends and family members, he was able to build his first rocket which he later modified in 2011. The solid-fuel rocket was produced under the auspices of the Movement for the Propagation of Science and Technology in Nigeria.

10. Yemi Adesokan

He was selected by expert judges of the Technology Review of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America for his discovery work on drug-resistant infections. He was honored by the MIT in 2011 because of his innovative work.

Bio: Yemi is a Nigerian born and United States-based founder of Pathogenica Inc. Medical experts are of the view that his innovation may bring an end to the problem of drug resistance in the world particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. His discovery work was carried out by a biotechnology start-up that he founded with Professor George Churchof Harvard Medical School DNA technology.

11. Ume Ifeanyi Charles

He is credited with five (5) inventions all of which were patented at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These are:
*.Method and Apparatus for Measuring Thermally Induced Warpage in Printed Wiring Boards Using Shadow Moir, United States Patent No. 5601364, Feb. 11,1997;
*.Method and Apparatus for Measuring Thermal Warpage Using Projection Moir, United States Patent No. 6564166 B1, May 13, 2003;
*.Object Inspection Method and System, United States Patent No. 6747268, June 8, 2004;
*.Inspection System and Methods, United States Patent No. 7492449,February 17, 2009; and
*.Ultrasound Systems and Method for Measuring Weld Penetration Depth in Real Time and Off Line, United States Patent No. 7762136, July 27, 2010.

Bio: Ifeanyi is a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. He is a recipient of the Donald P. Eckman Education Award in recognition of his contributions towards education of mechatronics throughout the world. In 2010, he was also awarded the Electronics and Photonic Packaging Division (EPPD) Excellence in Mechanics Award.

12. Aloysius Anaebonam

He holds about 12 U.S. Patents including the following:
*. Extended release acetaminophen,Patent number: 6254891, July 3, 2001;
*. Extended release acetaminophen particles,Patent number: 6126967, October 3, 2000;
*. Pleasant-tasting aqueous liquid composition of a bitter-tasting drug,Patent number: 5962461, October 5, 1999;
*. Pleasant-tasting aqueous liquid composition of a bitter-tasting drug,Patent number: 5763449, June 9, 1998;
*. Composition and process for prevention and treatment of cutaneous immediate hypersensitivity reactions,Patent number: 5684037, November 4, 1997;
*. Composition and process for prevention and treatment of cutaneous immediate hypersensitivity reactions,Patent number: 5684038, November 4, 1997;
*. Terfenadine oral granules,Patent number: 5626879, May 6, 1997;
*. Process for treating uremic pruritus,Patent number: 5576346, November 19, 1996;
*. Process for treating hemangioma, Patent number: 5552436
*. Composition and process for prevention and treatment of cutaneous immediate hypersensitivity reactions,Patent number: 5532270, July 2, 1996; and
*.
Terfenadine oral powder,Patent number: 5455049, October 3, 1995.
Bio: Aloysius holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston Massachusetts. He is the Founder & Chief Scientist of BREEJ Technologies, Inc., a developer and marketer of advanced treatment cosmetics products for problem skin.

13.Mohammed Bah Abbah

Although he holds no patent on this invention, he is credited with taking on the challenge of making accessible the “pot-in-pot refrigerator” or “zeer”, a refrigerating device that does not use electricity, to people in rural areas. He is a recipient of the Rolex Award for Enterprise, an award that provided $75,000 which Mohammed used to produce and distribute his invention in 11 northern states in Nigeria.

Bio: Mohammed developed his pot-in-pot refrigerator by combining the knowledge he had gained from his grandmother’s craft of traditional pottery with simple laws of physics. He followed up on the idea by placing food in a small pot, which is then placed in a larger pot. The space between the two is filled with moist sand and a wet cloth cover is used to cover the whole set up. As the water in the moist sand evaporates through the larger pot, it carries heat away from the inner core of the whole set up.
Mohammed holds no patent on this invention because the pot making business is not new. What is novel is the fact that he set up a local production facilities to provide the pot-in-pot for the cost of $2 (N320) for the smaller pot-in-pot refrigerator and $4 (N640) for the bigger versions. The invention allows perishable food to extend their spoilage rate. For example, meat can be stored in it for up to two weeks instead of a few hours.

14. Olu Atanda

He is credited with the co-invention of a self-lubricating layer for a data-storage device and disk and holds the following patents at the USPTO.
*. Self-lubricating layer for data storage devices, United States Patent No. 6,677,105, January 13, 2004.
*. Self-lubricating layer for a data storage disk, United States Patent No. 6,430,114, August 6, 2002.

15. Brino Gilbert

He is credited with the invention of the Counter Collision Gadget (CCG), a device that has the capacity to prevent accidents on the road, air, sea and rail. The invention earned him many awards including a bronze medal in the Aerospace/Aeronautics category at the May 2003 edition of the Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX) in the United States. He also received a silver medal in the manufacturing category and a trophy for being the best invention from Africa in the continental category

Bio: Gilbert is a Nigerian physicist from Edo State. He spent 10 years seeking government attention for his research and approached several groups and individuals for sponsorship. His vision is to make CCG exportable to many countries of the world.

16. Emeka Nchekwube

He is credited with the co-invention of the following:
*.Hypoestoxides, derivatives and agonists thereof for use as stent-coating agents, U.S. Patent no. 7229979
*.Hypoestoxides, derivatives and agonists thereof for use of antiparasitic agents Patent no. 6242484
*.Terfenadine oral powder, U.S. Patent no. 5455049
*.Solutions of pentamidine, U.S. Patent no. 4,853,416
Bio: Emeka Nchewube is a Nigerian-born Neurosurgeon who currently lives and practices in the United States. He was born in Lagos, Nigeria and earned his Bachelors degree in chemistry from Central Michigan University. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit where he also finished his Neurosurgery residency. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. He is also a member of the San Jose Surgical Society, the American Medical Association, and the California Association of Neurological Surgeons.

To bad our national TV will never show them to us or government invest in them.
http://nlipw.com/in-honor-of-wipo-day-10-nigeria-inventors/
http://blogs.premiumtimesng.com/2016/01/24/how-to-develop-a-nation-through-science-and-technology-2-by-sunday-adelaja/

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by LoveMachine(m): 6:21am On Mar 17, 2016
Nice post. The brain drain is real.

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by Goodcare(m): 6:26am On Mar 17, 2016
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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by ebiboy2(m): 6:34am On Mar 17, 2016
dlox147:


To bad our national TV will never show them to us or government invest in them.
show fire, e b like you dey too soon forget where u dey. how many of those children way dey build drones dem don show?
terribly messed up country.

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by paparazzi1987(m): 6:45am On Mar 17, 2016
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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by NDprudent(m): 7:14am On Mar 17, 2016
And 90 percent of them are based abroad. Nigeria, why?

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by khalhokage(m): 7:28am On Mar 17, 2016
LoveMachine:
Nice post. The brain drain is real.

What brain drain?

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by LoveMachine(m): 7:40am On Mar 17, 2016
khalhokage:


What brain drain?

Our best minds keep leaving home and build up other countries.

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by khalhokage(m): 9:47am On Mar 17, 2016
LoveMachine:


Our best minds keep leaving home and build up other countries.

I don't believe that, our best minds are right here in this country but these men are much better educated.

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by LoveMachine(m): 9:57am On Mar 17, 2016
khalhokage:


I don't believe that, our best minds are right here in this country but these men are much better educated.

Best, second best, top tier whatever I'm not arguing semantics. I'm saying it would only help if all our elite thinkers were home based.

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by dlox147(m): 10:00am On Mar 17, 2016
Mods this should make front page, so we can continue with the inspiration of our younger generation
Cc: lalasticlala
OAM4J,
Mynd44,
Seun
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by Donald3d(m): 11:43am On Mar 17, 2016
AWESOME !!!
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by kennyman2000(m): 6:41pm On Mar 17, 2016
Nice one!
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by macino1(m): 6:43pm On Mar 17, 2016
Good to hear. More of such positive representation needed. And of course do well to extend their hands to Nigeria.


The result of bad political leadership: brain drain
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by Mopolchi: 6:43pm On Mar 17, 2016
Ok. e be like say I bin sponsor all of them. i be big boy shey? grin
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by DEIFIED(m): 6:43pm On Mar 17, 2016
Nigeria is endowed with greatness, but the people just dont realizes it.
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by 8kingz(m): 6:44pm On Mar 17, 2016
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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by macino1(m): 6:44pm On Mar 17, 2016
LoveMachine:


Our best minds keep leaving home and build up other countries.
True talk. The more reason this list should include IMASTEX for solving so many problems associated with erectile health and ensuring a better love life among spouse. However, we celebrate their achievement as Nigerians
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by nikkypearl(f): 6:45pm On Mar 17, 2016
Woow
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by Nobody: 6:46pm On Mar 17, 2016
ewoo, No woman is on the list, LADIES are we sleeping or what?

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by rawtouch: 6:46pm On Mar 17, 2016
Orait
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by Nobody: 6:47pm On Mar 17, 2016
Nigeria's best brains are out of the country, the vaccum has created the likes of Buruju Kashamu and Ifeanyi Ubah,

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by pythonkid(m): 6:47pm On Mar 17, 2016
Why is seun osewa not there, the guy made nairaland before mark created the Facebook.. Just that Nigerians always get stuck when they achieve one thing..

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by 4everisaac(m): 6:48pm On Mar 17, 2016
Yet we still have a negative image international. Our political leaders need to help build a positive image and stop 'being relevant only for bad examples'.
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by Nobody: 6:48pm On Mar 17, 2016
Thank goodness!

No idi..ot can say that their region is more "whatever" than other regions grin

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by Shymm3x: 6:49pm On Mar 17, 2016
Add these two to ya list:

1). Deji Akinwande (Stanford)
He is a co-inventor of a high-frequency chip-to-chip interconnect and an electrically small antenna for bio-electronics. Prof. Akinwande has been honored with the inaugural IEEE Nano Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize, the NSF CAREER award, the Army and DTRA Young Investigator awards, the 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, and was a past recipient of fellowships from the Ford Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Stanford DARE Initiative. He is one of the directors of the NASCENT ERC center at UT Austin. He recently co-authored a textbook on carbon nanotubes and graphene device physics by Cambridge University Press, 2011. His work on flexible graphene systems was selected as among the "best of 2012" by the nanotechweb online technology news portal and has been featured on MIT's technology review and other technical media outlets.

2). John Dabiri (Stanford)
John Dabiri, Professor of Aeronautics and Bioengineering at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), invented a revolutionary new wind turbine by studying schools of fish.

A conventional helix wind turbine converts 47% of wind energy into electricity. But this average rate of production drops significantly if the turbine is placed too close to other turbines, since interference leads to energy loss.

John Dabiri discovered a solution to this problem... in the ocean. While examining schools of fish, he noticed that each fish creates waves in the water as it moves, but these waves do not slow the progress of the group as a whole. On the contrary: “there is constructive hydrodynamic interference between the wakes of neighboring fish,” says Dabiri (source of quote: www.caltech.edu). In other words, the interference caused by each fish helps the entire school travel faster.

Based on his research, in 2009 Dabiri designed a biomimetic wind turbine that bears no resemblance to a traditional wind turbine: in addition to being much shorter in height, it lacks the usual helix. Instead, it has several small panels arranged in cylindrical fashion around a vertical shaft.

And yet this turbine can convert up to 59.3% of the wind’s energy – the maximum power that a wind turbine can provide. Quieter and less costly, these turbines occupy much less land because they work synergistically.

The work of this pioneering researcher earned him a grant from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010. Since that time, modern wind farms have been successfully constructed in Alaska and California.

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by brainbox1000(m): 6:49pm On Mar 17, 2016
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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by dejavubobo1(m): 6:50pm On Mar 17, 2016
no pics of them - & the invention.
Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by firstolalekan(m): 6:54pm On Mar 17, 2016
Proudly Yoruba cool

70% representing cool

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by bluecircle470: 6:54pm On Mar 17, 2016
Southwest and southeast leading d pak

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Re: 16 Nigerian Iventors With Remarkable Inventions Worldwide by erayo2GCA(m): 6:55pm On Mar 17, 2016
My name will be there soon

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