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Opeyemi is the 29-year-old who recently bagged a PhD in Physics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

She started off with a BSc in Applied physics (Geophysics) at the University of Lagos. But she was clearly just getting warmed up. She set off to the University of Pretoria where she bagged an MSc in Physics.

She finished that up with a PhD in Physics at the same University. She is also a member of The South African Institute of Physics and winner of several merit awards.

Her thesis was to investigate the effects of fission product bombardment on glassy carbon. She studied the diffusion behavior of nuclear fission products in glassy carbon after heat treatment using Rutherford backscattering spectrometry (RBS).

Opeyemi’s goal is to ensure that every African home has electricity.

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