By Ijeoma Olorunfemi
Alex Ekwueme Federal Univeristy, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi has urged
tertiary institutions, scientists and researchers to use its facility for characterisation research.
The institution’s Dean of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Onuegbu Ugwu, made the call on Tuesday in an interview with
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Characterisation refers to the broad and general process by which a material’s structure and properties are probed and measured.
It is a fundamental process in the field of materials science, without which no scientific understanding of engineering materials can be ascertained.
Ugwu recalled that the school acquired the characterisation equipment in February through the intervention of the National Office for
Technology Acquisition and Promotion, in collaboration with PZ and supported by Federal Ministry of Science and Technology.
The equipment included Atomic Absorption…