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Dr Aniekan Magnus Ukpong

Aniekan Ukpong
 
Dr Ukpong is a Senior Lecturer and Principal Investigator in Theoretical and Computational Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. He holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Cape Town.

He has completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one in computational thermodynamics of strong materials at WITS University, and another in the quantum mechanical studies of novel materials at the University of Pretoria.

His research focuses on the fundamental study of materials using computational tools. He has 20 years of cognate experience in condensed matter and materials physics research. Currently, he is rated C3 by the NRF.
     
Quote:   “The only way to bring order out of chaos is to create a new ordering rule”.
Position:
  Senior Lecturer 
Qualifications:
  PhD (UCT)
MTech (Akure)
BSc Hons (Calabar)
     
Discipline:   Physics
Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
Telephone:
  033 260 5875
Email:   UkpongA@ukzn.ac.za
     
 Research Areas:   High performance computing, materials modelling, computational physics, nanoscale spintronics
     
Recent Publications:   A. M. Ukpong, Tunable magnetotransport in Fe/hBN/graphene/hBN/Pt(Fe) epitaxial multilayers, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. xxx, No. yyy, (Accepted: 16 January 2018).

A. M. Ukpong, Ab initio studies of coherent spin transport in Fe-hBN/graphene van der Waals multilayers, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Vol. 29, No. 28, 09 June 2017, pp. 285302(1) 285302(11).

L.A. Cornish, R. Süss, S. Motha, A.M. Ukpong, M.B. Shongwe, M.J. Witcomb, Application of a Thermodynamic
Database to Predict the Phases and Microstructure of Pt-Al-Cr-Ru Alloys, Materials Today: Proceedings 2 (7), 19
September 2015, pp. 4090–4099.

Crispin Cooper, Misbah Sarwa, Ludovic Briquet, Christopher Perry, Aniekan Ukpong, Glenn Jones, Atomic-Scale Modelling and its Application to Catalytic Materials Science: Developing an interdisciplinary approach to modelling, Johnson Matthey Technology Review, Vol. 59, 21 July 2015, pp. 257 – 283.

A. M. Ukpong, First principles study of van der Waals heterobilayers, Computational Condensed Matter, Vol. 2,
01 March 2015, pp. 1 – 10. doi: 10.1016/j.cocom.2014.11.004.
         
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