2019 OVERALL ACADEMICS EXCELLENCE IN SOUTH AFRICA
KELVIN ODAFE YORO.
Kelvin Odafe YORO is a 29 years old Nigerian and a trained chemical engineer. He was born in the city of Maiduguri, Borno state Nigeria on the 16th of November, 1990 to an Urhobo father from Delta state, a Yoruba mother from Osun state Nigeria, and now married to his Igbo heartthrob Mrs. Amarachi Jane Yoro. He obtained a 2nd class upper Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maiduguri Nigeria, in 2012. He is currently enrolled as a full-time doctoral student of Chemical engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand. Before the commencement of his doctoral study, Kelvin obtained a Master of Science in engineering degree (Chemical engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand. His MSc degree was based on pure research which was successfully completed within 21 months with four Peer-reviewed journal publications that are indexed in Scopus. To date, he has over 14 well-cited publications with 10 publications emanating from his doctoral research so far.
Kelvin has won several scholastic awards for his academic achievements:
Scholarship for my master's study (2015 and 2016) by the National research foundation 2 of South Africa (NRF).
Postgraduate merit Award (masters-PMA) from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2016.
NRF award 3-year innovational doctoral scholarship (2017-2019) to pursue doctoral study.
3 year post graduate merit award for doctoral study by University of the Witwatersrand.
Kelvin has presented his research findings at several local and international conferences (fully sponsored by the NRF) ranging from the 3rd and 4th Global change conference in South Africa, the famous TCCS-10 conference in Trondheim Norway, PRES 19 conference in Crete Greece, ICESW conference in Nigeria, TCCS 9 conference in Lausanne Switzerland and WCECS 2018 conference in San Francisco USA where (He won student best paper award). He was nominated by his university to be a member of the Golden Key International honors society. He has already been offered a postdoctoral fellowship position in North-west University effective, January 2020. Kelvin is a registered member of the South African institution of chemical Engineers (SAIChE), Associate member Institution of Chemical engineers (AMIChemE) and member of International Association of Engineers and Member International Association of Chemical Engineers.