Dr. Peter Ngene, Nigeria born assistant professor in the Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis group of the Debye Institute for Nanomaterials Science, Utrecht University, Netherlands, winner of the 2018 Nigeria LNG Nigeria Prize for Science, has said it his desire to use the knowledge he acquired abroad to help the country develop
Dr. Ngene whose research work on “nanostructured metal hydrides for the storage of electric power from renewable energy sources and for explosion prevention in high voltage power transformers” was adjudged the best electric power solutions, spoke while making presentation on his research at the award ceremony organised by the NLNG and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) at the LCCI Commerce House, Victoria Island, Lagos on Wednesday.
“For the past five years, I have been visiting Nigeria, I’m a visiting professor at the African University of Science and Technology in Abuja,” he said.
“It has always been my dream to be able to use knowledge I acquired overseas to help in the development of Nigeria and I’m proud to say some of my students are now doing their PhD. In fact, one has already graduated in Italy and works in a very good place.”
Dr. Ngene thanked the organisers of the award for the opportunity provided him to display his knowledge, noting that while he had won many awards, this was most valued coming from the country of his birth.