ICTP-EAIFR is pleased to announce that its first director has been appointed.

Omololu Akin-Ojo, a condensed matter physicist from Nigeria, will lead the new institute as it enters its most crucial phase: hiring full-time researchers and recruiting students for its masters and doctoral programmes in physics and mathematics.

Professor Omololu earned a master's degree in physics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a PhD in physics from the University of Delaware, USA. He has years of teaching and research experience, most recently as a senior lecturer at the University of Ibadan. He is an Associate scientist at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics.