International journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology (IJNN) is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed journal which includes all the major fields in nanotechnology and Nano science. Nanoscience and nanotechnology brought up an unprecedented excitement in the scientific and engineering communities, especially the last decade. It is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.  International journal of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology   publishes original research papers during a broad area of nanoscience & engineering. IJNN provides an ideal forum for presenting original reports of theoretical and experimental nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Nanotechnology is a gathering of rising innovations in which the structure of matter is controlled at the nanometer scale, the size of little quantities of molecules, to create novel materials and gadgets that have valuable and one of kind properties. IJNN is naturally multidisciplinary, and welcomes submissions across biological, physical, engineering, and computer sciences. Contributions from both academia and industry are equally encouraged. IJNN also publishes innovative techniques and instrumentation for the fabrication, characterization and testing of nano-enabled devices and technologies, as well as advanced modelling and simulation methods.




Richard O. Afolabi


Dr. Richard O. Afolabi is an alumnus of Covenant University and joined the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria as a researcher in August 2014. Prior to this, he worked as an Hourly Paid Lecturer (HPL) in the Department of Applied Science at London South Bank University from which he obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Petroleum Engineering in 2011.

He has also worked in the Department of Physics in Kings College, London also as a HPL andcompleted his doctorate programme at Covenant University, Nigeria. Dr. Afolabi's research interests broadly encompasses the development of nanomaterials and predictive modelling of its impact for application relevant to the oil and gas industry. He is a registered scientist with the Science Council, United Kingdom (CHE/207/000009) and a registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN; R38648).

Current Research

  • Predictive modelling of the impact of nanoparticles on drilling mud behavior under high pressure and high temperature conditions
  • Facile synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles using biological route

Interested topics

  • Growth kinetics of nanoparticles
  • Stimuli-responsive core-shell nanostructures
  • Nano-Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • Recipient, TWAS-CSIR Sandwich Postgraduate Fellowship Award, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India, 2015 (Not Taken).
  • Recipient, Departmental Prize for Best Postgraduate Student in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, London South Bank University, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • Recipient, The Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award, London South Bank University, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • Cledop West Africa Limited (Drilling and Completion fluids research and development; Local materials)