Deborah Oluwakemi Selemon
Deborah holds an MSc in Nuclear Physics from the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme, where she received an EU-funded full scholarship (and was ranked by the scholarship selection committee as the top applicant for nuclear physics) to study in different universities in Spain, France, and Italy.
For her master’s thesis, she developed an artificial neural network for interpreting nuclear fusion data at the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak in Garching, Germany. In addition, she completed an internship at the Grand Accélérateur National d’Ions Lourds in France, where she contributed to developing a data analysis program for nuclear physics experiments.
She also graduated first class with honors, as the top student in her class, from her BSc in Physics at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her university internship was with the Nigerian office of Schlumberger, a multinational oil and gas servicing company.
Deborah also volunteers actively. For example, in 2018, she led a team of volunteers to execute a leadership training program for about 200 secondary school students in Nigeria. An avid writer, her pieces tackling topics such as racism and nuclear energy challenges have also emerged as finalists in competitions including those organized by International Atomic Energy Agency. She can be found where there is adventure and opportunity to make an impact.