An Associate Professor of Chemistry Department, Pure and Applied Sciences, Landmark University, Dr. Jumoke Iyinbor has bagged an Elsevier award.
Iyinbor is one of the three awardees of the Elsevier award organized by Times Higher Education, an international organization that ranks universities according to their publications and impact on Society.
Earlier this year, Landmark university was rated for the first time to be on the list of world-class universities by Times Higher Education and rated Best Five in Nigeria.
Elsevier, which is the largest publishing outlet, has chosen to celebrate Landmark university and persons that have contributed to making the university a world-class university.
This award is to recognize the impact made by researchers using the number of citations in their publications. And there are two existing platforms to access the number of citations, Google Scholar and Scopus.
At Landmark university, Dr. Jumoke Iyinbor’s publication emerged as the most cited in Scopus. The Head of Department, Chemistry, Dr. Dada Adewumi Oluwasogo’s publication also emerged as the most cited on Google Scholar and the most published researcher is Dr. Adeolu Adeniran in Physical Sciences.
Reacting to the award, Iynbor said, “I am grateful first to God Almighty. My article enjoyed so much citation which means that people have been able to read it, consider it meaningful and refer to it. For me to have a publication that is meaningful to people and makes an impact, makes me feel fulfilled. And this article is from my Ph.D. work showing that I may have done it locally but it has global recognition because people keep citing it worldwide”.
Elated Jumoke Iyinbor said the award was based on her copious research publication during her Ph.D. program. So, she advises her fellow researchers to domesticate their findings and research.
“I see some researchers trying to find a solution that someone is looking for in other nations. Address your own challenges. My article brought out a simple thing which is wastewater. We realize that major industries around here dispose their wastewater into the environment without treating it. They feel it is too expensive and need more expertise to carry out but we looked for a simple way to treat this water. So my advice to researchers is to address their local problem and by that, they can make a global impact.” She said.
She added that the government should provide researchers with enabling opportunities to perform their duties.
“When you invest in education, research, and technology. You will be able to move any nation from poverty to affluence.” She noted.