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Meet The NEF Fellows

The NEF Fellows is a select programme that recognises Africa’s best young scientists and technologists.

MEET THE 2017-2019 NEF FELLOWS

Vinet Coetzee

Vinet Coetzee

Country: South Africa
Area of Research: Non-invasive measures of health
Institution: University of Pretoria

Abdigani Diriye

Abdigani Diriye

Country: Somalia
Area of Research: Cognitive Systems/Machine Learning/FinTech
Institution: IBMResearch Africa

Kevin Dzobo

Kevin Dzobo

Country: Zimbabwe
Area of Research:  Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Institution: International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology & University of Cape Town

Jonathan Esole

Jonathan Esole

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Area of Research: String Geometry
Institution: Northeastern University

Yabebal Fantaye

Yabebal Fantaye

Country: Ethiopia
Area of Research: Cosmology
Institution: AIMS South Africa

Aminata Garba

Aminata Garba

Country: Niger
Area of Research: ICT Technologies and Policy
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Mamadou Kaba

Mamadou Kaba

Country: Guinea
Area of Research: Medical Microbiology
Institution: University of Cape Town

Rym Kefi

Rym Kefi

Country: Tunisia
Area of Research: Human Genetic Diversity and Metabolic Diseases
Institution: Institut Pasteur in Tunis

Aku Kwamie

Aku Kwamie

Country: Ghana
Area of Research: Health Policy & Systems Research
Institution: Consultant

Justus Masa

Justus Masa

Country: Uganda
Area of Research: Electrochemistry
Institution: Ruhr-University Bochum / Kyambogo University

Sanushka Naidoo

Sanushka Naidoo

Country: South Africa
Area of Research: Plant Genetics
Institution: University of Pretoria

Maha Nasr

Maha Nasr

Country: Egypt
Area of Research: Nanotechnology for Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases
Institution: Ain Shams University

Sidy Ndao

Sidy Ndao

Country: Senegal
Area of Research: Micro & Nanoscale Thermal/Fluid Science
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Peter Ngene

Peter Ngene

Country: Nigeria
Area of Research: Nanomaterials/Nanotechnology
Institution: Utrecht University

Tolulope Olugboji

Tolulope Olugboji

Country: Nigieria
Area of Research: Geophysics/Seismology
Institution: University of Maryland

Hamadou Tembine

Hamidou Tembine

Country: Mali
Area of Research: Strategic Decision-Making/Game Theory
Institution: New York University