A Pan African Scientific Network

      Promoting Nanostructured and Advanced Materials Research and Innovations



      Research Partnerships




      About ISNNAM

      The International Scientific Network of Nanostructured and Advanced Materials (ISNNAM) is a Pan African Scientific Network, ISNNAM that promotes nanostructured and advanced materials research and innovations amongst African researchers. The Network creates opportunities and connections among scientific researchers in Africa. To actualize our vision, we jointly supervise postgraduate students, conduct innovative, collaborative research as well as create opportunities for equipment access among the partnering members across Africa.
      ISNNAM provides a collaboration for scientific researchers from Africa institutions to synergize and address scientific issues facing African materials science and engineering researchers. Members from the pioneering partnering Institutions of ISNNAM have similar goals and commitment to revolutionizing materials research in Africa. The key activities of ISNNAM involves Research Partnerships, Training and Mentorship, and Meeting and Symposium.

      Mission of ISNNAM

      Research has been a useful tool, which proffers solutions to complex problems affecting the world. The continuous scientific and engineering challenges across the globe have engendered the active participation of researchers with different research focus and specialization to proffer solutions and research breakthroughs. It is believed that academic researchers are the best candidates to provide solutions as well as develop new opportunities, which is aimed at tackling problems and fostering the relationship between the participating members. Networking between individuals and institutions with similar research interest will provide a high-yield and interactive educational experience.
      Key Objectives:

        Promoting and building nanostructured and advanced materials research capacity amongst African materials research community.
        Providing platforms for scientific and technical exchange to enhance knowledge, skills, and progress in the multidisciplinary fields of nanoscience, nanoengineering, and advanced material.
        Equipping graduate students and younger academics with appropriate skills for advancing their knowledge and understanding of advanced and nanoengineered materials.
        Creating enabling environment for fostering research innovation and skills development in advanced and nanoengineered materials processing, and
        Promoting knowledge and technology transfer between academia and African entrepreneurs 

      ISNNAM is regulated by the following ethics:

        We are a research network of academic researcher in various institutions across the African continent, whose members are drawn from materials science and engineering departments across the participating institutions. We aim to include researchers from every nation around the Africa continent, and we pride ourselves on having all-encompassing population representation by age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and research institutions in the continent.
        Self-Sufficient:The main aim of this research network is to encourage collaborations among materials scientists and engineers across African research institutions and universities. To facilitate this, the network operates self-sufficiently from governments, other academies, funding sources, and businesses. We exist as a non-profit organization.
        Result-Oriented:As researchers, we are fascinated by innovative results as possible solutions to societal challenges. We aim to contribute novel and scientific breakthroughs in materials engineering across the African continent.
        Members and participation are based on past contributions/track-records that are aligned with the goals and visions of the ISNNAM network.

      Partnering Universities

      Science & Technology Department South Africa

      Centre for Nanomechanics and Tribocorrosion

      Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria

      Dept. of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering

      Federal University of Technology Akure Nigeria

      Institute for Nanoengineering Research

      Kwame Nkruma University of Science and Technology Kumasi Ghana

      Dept. of Materials Engineering