Professor Mojisola Usikalu
B.Tech., M.Tech., PhD
Radiation and Health Physics, Effects of microwave radiation on biological materials, environmental assessment impact of Cement Factory
Awards & Honours
International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Scientific Meeting Grant for International Conference of Science and Sustainable Development 2017
Covenant University, Centre for Research, Innovation and Discovery Grant 2016
Elsevier Foundation Award for Women in Physics and Mathematics 2015
TWAS UNESCO Associateship Award (2012 - 2014) at iThemba Labs Accelerator Based Laboratories South Africa
International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste Italy Associate Award 2012 - 2017
Most Outstanding Physics Lecturer Covenant University Ota for 2010/2011 Session
Examination Officer for Physics Department for 2011/2012 Session
International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Travel Grant 2010
Third World Organization for Women in Science (TWOWS) Fellowship Award 2007 to 2009
Best Student in Physics for 1996/1997 Academic Session (Federal University of Technology, Akure)
Best Overall Female for School of Science for 2000/2001 Session (Federal University of Technology, Akure)
General Physics/IT and Electronics: Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Mechanics and Properties of Matter, Elementary Modern Physics, Mathematical Methods in Physics, Data Communication, Science of Material, Numerical Analysis
Radiation and Health/Medical and Nuclear Physics: Particle and Nuclear Physics, Radiobiology and Radiation Protection, Radiation Detection and Dosimetry, Medical Imaging and Nuclear Medicine, Physics of Radiotherapy
Selected Publications (26)
National Conference on Education held at Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode held 25-27th, April 2006
29th Annual Conference of Nigeria Institute of Physics held in Lagos State University Oojo 2007.
International Conference/Workshop on Renewable Energy and Climate Change Mitigation held in Covenant University between 13th – 17th July, 2009.
Conference on Clinical Medicine College of Medicine held in University of Lagos 18th May, 2010.
African School of Physics 2010 National Institute of Theoretical Physics (NiTheP) Stellenbosch, South African held between 1st – 21st , August 2010.
3rd Annual National Conference of Nigerian Union of Radio Science held in Federal University of Technology, Akure between 1st - 4th December, 2011
International Summer School and Workshop on Renewable Energy held in Covenant University, between 9th and 11th August, 2011.
Usikalu M.R., Obembe O.O., Akinyemi M.L and Zhu J (2011). Short-duration exposure to 2.45 GHz microwave radiation induces DNA damage in Sprague Dawley rat’s reproductive systems at 33rd Annual Conference of Nigeria Institute of Physics Held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife 11th-15th October, 2011
Usikalu M.R (2012). Somatic and genetic effects of 2.45 GHz microwave radiation Presented at the 2nd General Annual Meeting and Conference of the Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) between 6th and 9th June, 2012 at Nnamdi Azikwe University, Akwa
ICTP-IAEA Joint Workshop on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology: Medical Applications held at Abdu Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) on the 30 September - 4 October, 2013.
College of Medical Physics, held at Abdu Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) on the 1 September - 19 September, 2014.
Conference on Radiation protection by Italian Association of Medical Physicist held at Mestre, Venice 29 October 2014
Gordon Research Conference on Mammalian DNA repair held at Four Points by Sheraton, Ventura, CA, USA 8 – 13 February 2015
181th conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) at the Convention Center in San Jose, California USA 11-16 February 2015.
International Conference on Space Science and Communication (ICONSPACE, 2017) Lumpur, Malaysia, 3- 5, May 2017.
14th Joint ICTP-IAEA School on Nuclear Knowledge Management Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics between July 30 and August 3, 2018
Summary of Profile
Usikalu is a corporate member of Radiation Research Society, Nigerian Institute of Physics, Nigerian Union of Radio Science etc. Her research centers on the effect of radiation on biological materials, assessment of radioactivity levels in the environment and its implication on health.