Welcome To Physics!

It is my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to you from the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Over the last six decades, we have continued to serve as a prestigious center for pace-setting excellence in Physics education as well as scientific research and application in Nigeria. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, we offer excellent physics and engineering physics education that emphasizes the application of classroom knowledge to real-world experiences.

It is the hope and aspiration of the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics that an alumnus of the department would have acquired adequate knowledge and skills to perform a job efficiently in diverse fields such as science, engineering, survey, education, banking, development planning, business, public service etc. where qualities of physics-precision and accuracy, analytical and logical thinking, clarity of thought and expression, systematic approach, qualitative and quantitative decision are required.

We are also proud to identify as a home to a thriving community of remarkable teachers and researchers across different Physics disciplines. I enjoin you to look through these pages and learn more about us. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Once again, I welcome you!

Professor Emmanuel A. Ariyibi
Head of Department

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Departmental News

Babaniyi Babatope clinches Membership of Board of Directors at NASENI/NEDDI

September 17, 2021

Our own Associate Professor Babaniyi Babatope joins other appointees approved to occupy positions…

Special Issue “Contribution of Gas Flaring Emission to Ambient Air Pollution”

September 10, 2021

A special issue of Atmosphere. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2022.

Departmental Academic Staff Elevated to Senior Positions

July 30, 2021

Dr. Caleb Aborisade of the Department of Physics has been promoted to Senior…

E E. Balogun National Symposium on Atmospheric Research

July 27, 2021

The Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) is pleased to announce the 5th Edition of…

Upcoming Events




Faculty of Science to hold Special Lecture

2021 Special Lecture of Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria On behalf of staff and students of the…

  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • ACE Bldg, OAU Ile-Ife




NIP2021 to hold at Nnamdi Azikwe University

The 2021 National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Physics will be held in September at Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka, Anambra…

  • 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Nnamdi Azikwe University




Postgraduate Seminar Series

You are kindly invited to attend postgraduate seminars as follows: Seminar 1. Title: Geophysical Investigation of Potential Mineralization Zones in…

  • 11:00am - 1:00pm
  • PY 202, White House building