Pan African Materials Institute (PAMI)

Host University: African University of Science and Technology, Abuja

Vice Chancellor: 

Centre Leader: Prof A. P. Onwualu

Deputy Centre Leader: Dr. Shola Odusanya

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University’s Website



PAMI is the only regional Center of Excellence in Materials Science and Engineering in West Africa, which aims to train a critical mass of materials scientists and engineers to add value to the minerals and materials resources of West and Central Africa. This is achieved by engaging teams of mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists, materials scientists, engineers and relevant industry in inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research, education and industrial application of results.

The Institute is structured into three Focused Research Groups (FRGs) namely:

  • Bio-materials Focused Research Group (Focusing on materials for health care)
  • Energy Research Group (Focusing on organic solar cells, Organic Light Emitting Devices (OLEDs) and energy storage).
  • Multi-Functional Research Group (Focusing on water filtration, mineral processing, corrosion of oil and gas facilities, sustainable building materials).

PAMI is governed by a Project Implementation Team (PIT) supervised by a Project Executive Team (PET). The Center also works with a network of local, regional, and International partners as well as industry partners.


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