At 29 Opeyemi Odutemowo Has A Ph.D In Nuclear Physics!


A 29-year old Nigerian woman, Opeyemi Odutemowo recently bagged a Ph.D degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Opeyemi, after her BSc program in Applied Physics proceeded to the University of Pretoria for her masters program and there she continued her studies in physics.

Her MSc dissertation focused on the modification of glassy carbon under stronitium implantation.

Her Ph.D thesis investigated the effects of fission product bombardment on glassy carbon, as Opeyemi aims to provide soultions that will help generate cleaner and safer electricity in Africa, especially Nigeria.

Growing up without stable electricity in Nigeria, Opeyemi felt the need to do something about it, hence, her passion for physics.

In a chat with, she said,

“The study is about finding a way to store nuclear waste generated from nuclear power plants. I hope that with studies like this, Nigeria will be willing to add nuclear as one of our ways of generating power. No country needs it like we do.”

Asked how many years it would take for Nigeria to have a stable power supply if it invests in nuclear power, Opeyemi said,

“It depends largely on politics/ logistics. About five years I guess.”


Promote your business to Nigerian women. Put your Text AD here.



  1. Margaret Adebimpe Umeche

    Margaret Adebimpe Umeche

    May 17, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Wao! Inspiring!

  2. Oghogho Idukpaye

    Oghogho Idukpaye

    May 18, 2017 at 2:52 pm


  3. Dorothy Nzekwe

    Dorothy Nzekwe

    May 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I pray it comes to reality.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

One of our favourite quotes at Woman.NG is a line from Emeli Sande’s Read All About It; “If you’ve got the heart of a lion, why let your voice be tamed?” This has inspired us to publish Nigerian women’s take on about everything. From conceiving a child to burying an old loved one and every life experience in between them - Nigerian women’s stories, opinions, issues, debates, advice, news etc. Read More >>

For Adverts & Enquiries:

- Product Reviews
- Pre & Post Event Publicity
- Sponsored posts
- Advert and Promotions
- Partnerships
- General Enquiries

Contact Us

Do you have a question for our editors?
Want your personal stories or opinions to be published on
Think you have what it takes to work with us?
Want to advertise your products or services on

Please contact us:

Copyright © 2015 Woman.NG. Designed by Soft Runner

To Top