A senior lecturer with the Department of Physical Science, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Dr. Olufemi Adebesin, has been presented with the ‘Highly cited Research’ by the Elsevier Foundation.
The foundation honoured Adebesin for his 2013 paper, titled, “Equatorial vertical plasma drift velocities and electron densities inferred from ground-based lonosonde measurements during low solar activity”.
The editors of the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics described Adebesin’s paper as one of the five most highly cited ones in 2014, 2015 and up till June 2016.
Receiving the award, the academic, who completed his post-doctoral programme at the Goddard Space Flight Centre, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, United States, last year, said, “The paper reported the upper atmosphere dynamics and effects, and more importantly picking a study station in Nigeria, where such are scantily investigated. It is believed that such studies will launch Nigeria and Africa in general into the global scene of space weather physics.’’
Commending Adebesin on the feat, the Vice Chancellor, LMU, Prof. Aize Obayan, said the university had a tradition of excellence.
She said, “Our philosophy is to ensure the total liberation of the black man through cutting edge research. This is the path we have set and we shall not deviate from it.’’