About the U.S.-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure
The U.S.– Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure (USAfri) aims to create a platform for exchange between African and U.S. physicists with opportunities to have a major impact on research and education in Africa. Electronic Structure is a natural choice because it is an essential part of research with applications in many fields, and there is a network of capable researchers in Africa generated by sustained efforts over the past 10 years.
The U.S.-Africa Initiative in Electronic Structure is supported by of the Innovation Fund of the American Physical Society.
2021-2022 Advisory Board
|Gboyega Adebayo||Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta|
|Stephon Alexander||Brown University & National Society of Black Physicists|
|George Amolo||Technical University of Kenya|
|Michel Côté||Université de Montréal|
|Maria Chan||Argonne National Laboratory|
|Samuel Chigome||Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation|
|Valentino Cooper||Oak Ridge National Laboratory|
|Lesley Cornish||University of the Witwatersrand|
|Gebremedhn Gebreyesus||University of Ghana|
|James Gubernatis||Los Alamos National Lab|
|Steve Kevan||Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory|
|Malik Maaza||iThemba Laboratories for Accelerator Based Sciences (LABS)|
|Neepa Maitra||Rutgers University at Newark|
|Mark Pederson||The University of Texas at El Paso|
|Warren Pickett||University of California, Davis|
|Andrew Rappe||University of Pennsylvania|
|Richard Scalettar||University of California, Davis|
|Winston Wole Soboyejo||Worcester Polytechnic Institute|
|Hulda Swai||The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)|
|Hisham Widatallah||Sultan Qaboos University|
We are starting a Peer Program to help connect young researchers in Africa and the US. Our hope is that peers will meet virtually to discuss their research interests with people outside of their usual circle.
Peer meet-ups will run from March 15, 2021 to June 30, 2021, after the APS 2021 March Meeting mini-workshop and the planned workshop planned at EAIFR June 14-18, 2021. Peer meet-ups can be conducted over the phone or virtually. We also plan to host monthly meet-ups for all peers.