Personal Information
Davidson Akpootu

Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria

Davidson Akpootu
Educations
From 04/2004 to 10/2006, Bachelor of Science in Physics , Nigeria
From 03/2009 to 03/2012, Master of Science in Physics , Nigeria
From 02/2017 to Date, Ph. D (Physics) in view , Nigeria
Work Experiences
From 07/2009 to 08/2010, Lecturer III , Physics Unit, the Polytechnic of Sokoto, Sokoto, Nigeria
From 08/2010 to present, Lecturer , Department of Physics, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria
Speciality
Lower Atmospheric Physicist with interest in solar radiation modeling, studies related to radio refractivity and Earth’s albedo, Agro/Hydro meteorology, time series analysis and forecasting and aerosol and cloud studies.
Journal Articles
B. I. Tijjani and D. O. Akpootu (2012). The Effect of Soot and water Soluble in Radiative Forcing of Urban Aerosols. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Pharmacy and Applied Science., 2(6), 1128-1143.
D. O. Akpootu and M. Momoh (2013). The Ångström Exponent and Turbidity of Soot Component in the Radiative Forcing of Urban Aerosols. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Science., 21(1), 70-78.
D. O. Akpootu and M. Momoh (2013). The Scattering Coefficient, Extinction Coefficient and Single Scattering albedo of water Soluble in the Radiative Forcing of Urban Aerosols. Scholars Research Library., 5(2), 109-120.
Tijjani B. I and Akpootu D. O (2013). The Effect of Water Solubles in Radiative Forcing of Urban Aerosols. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics., Volume 23, 313-324
Tijjani B. I and Akpootu D. O (2013). The Effect of Soot in the Radiative Forcing of Urban Aerosols. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics., Volume 23, 325-334.
S. B. Sharafa and D. O. Akpootu (2013). Extracting electrical parameters from semi-log plots of monocrystalline silicon PV module’s normal operating I-V data at a tropical station. Scholars Research Library., 4(3), 23-30.
D. O. Akpootu and S. B. Sharafa (2013). The Scattering Coefficient, Extinction Coefficient and Single Scattering albedo of Soot in the Radiative Forcing of Urban Aerosols. Scholars Research Library., 4(3), 31-41.
J. O. Akande., M. Momoh., I. G. Saidu., M. I. Iliyasu., D. O. Akpootu., M. B. Abubakar and M. B. Abdullahi (2013). Evaluation of Residence Time of Dust Aerosols during the Harmattan Season in Sokoto Area of Northwestern Nigeria, Using Visibility Data. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology., 4(4), 71-74.
M. B. Abdullahi., U. Zangina., M. I. Iliyasu., D. O. Akpootu., M. Sulaiman and S. Abdullahi (2013). Determination of the Total Water Vapour Content of Sokoto Area Atmosphere. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology., 5(4), 62-66.
D. O. Akpootu and N. N. Gana (2013). Evaluation of solar constant using locally fabricated aluminium cylinder. Pelagia Research Library., 4(5), 401-408.
N. N. Gana and D. O. Akpootu (2013). Estimation of global solar radiation using four sunshine based models in Kebbi, North-Western, Nigeria. Pelagia Research Library., 4(5), 409-421.
D. O. Akpootu and N. N. Gana (2013). The Effect of Relative Humidity on the Hygroscopic Growth Factor and Bulk Hygroscopicity of water Soluble Aerosols. The International Journal Of Engineering And Science., 2(11), 48-57.
N. N. Gana and D. O. Akpootu (2013). Angstrom Type Empirical Correlation for Estimating Global Solar Radiation in North- Eastern Nigeria. The International Journal of Engineering And Science., 2(11), 58-78.
D. O. Akpootu and M. J. Abdul salami (2013). The Optical and Microphysical Properties of water Soluble Aerosols. The International Journal of Engineering And Science., 2(12), 66-79.
D. O. Akpootu and S. Aruna (2013). Diurnal and Seasonal Variations of Global Solar Radiation in Akure, Ondo State, South Western, Nigeria. The International Journal of Engineering And Science., 2(12), 80-89.
F. Sani., H. N. Yahya., M. Momoh., I. G. Saidu and D. O. Akpootu (2014). Design and Construction of Microcontroller Based Charge Controller for Photovoltaic Application. IOSR Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering., 9(1), 92-97.
S. A. Fagbemi., M. Momoh., I. G. Saidu., D. O. Akpootu., S. B. Sharafa and M. J. Abdulsalami (2014). Digitalisation of an Analogue Weighing Scale Using Microcontroller. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology., 8(2), 126-134.
I. G. Saidu., M. Momoh., H. N. Yahaya., D. O. Akpootu., I. Z. Yaroko., S. A. Fagbemi and A. A. Sifawa (2014). Design and Implimentation of a Microcontroller Based Digital Thermometer. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology And Food Technology., 8(2), 119-125.
S. O. Yusuf., M. M. Garba., M. Momoh and D. O. Akpootu (2014). Performance Evaluation of a Box-Type Solar Oven with Reflector. The International Journal of Engineering And Science., 3(9), 20-25.
D. O. Akpootu., S. B. Muhammad., S. B. Sharafa., A. Bala., F. Sani., S. O. Yusuf and C. C. Ajaeroh (2014). Comparative Analysis on the Performance of Four Selected Fuel Wood Stoves using Water Boiling Test. The International Journal of Engineering And Science., 3(9), 26-30.
D. O. Akpootu and Y. A. Sanusi (2015). A New Temperature-Based Model for Estimating Global Solar Radiation in Port-Harcourt, South-South Nigeria. The International Journal of Engineering And Science., 4(1), 63-73.
D. O. Akpootu and W. Mustapha (2015). Estimation of Diffuse Solar Radiation for Yola, Adamawa State, North-Eastern, Nigeria. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)., 2(8), 77-82.
D. O. Akpootu., M. I. Iliyasu., W. Mustapha and S. Aruna (2015). Developing Empirical Models for Predicting Diffuse Solar Radiation over Yola, Adamawa State, North-Eastern, Nigeria. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)., 2(8), 113-121.
D. O. Akpootu and M. I. Iliyasu (2015). The Impact of some Meteorological Variables on the Estimation of Global Solar Radiation in Kano, North Western, Nigeria. Journal of Natural Sciences Research., Vol.5, No.22, 1-13.
D. O. Akpootu and M. I. Iliyasu (2015). A Comparative Study of some Meteorological Parameters for Predicting Global Solar Radiation in Kano, Nigeria Based on Three Variable Correlations. Advances in Physics Theories and Applications., Vol.49 1-9.
D. O. Akpootu and H. T. Sulu (2015). A Comparative Study of Various Sunshine Based Models for Estimating Global Solar Radiation in Zaria, North-Western, Nigeria. International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research., 3(12), 1 – 5.
A. O. Essienimo, M. Momoh and D. O. Akpootu (2015). Differential Particle Size Distribution of Aerosol across North Western Region of Nigeria. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)., 2(9), 555-561.
A. O. Essienimo, M. Momoh and D. O. Akpootu (2015). Percentage Composition of Particle Size Distribution of Aerosol mass concentration during 2014 Winter Season for some Selected Regions in Northwestern Nigeria. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET)., 2(9), 562-569.
A. O. Essienimo, M. Momoh and D. O. Akpootu (2016). Mass Concentration gradient of Aerosol Across Selected States in Northwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research., 4(1), 17 – 22.
A. O. Essienimo, M. Momoh and D. O. Akpootu (2016). Seasonal and Monthly Estimation of Mean Residence Time of the Harmattan Dust in Kano, Northern Nigeria Using Horizontal Visibility Data. International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research., 4(2), 9 – 15.
D. O. Akpootu and M. I. Iliyasu (2017). A Comparison of Various Evapotranspiration Models for Estimating Reference Evapotranspiration in Sokoto, North Western, Nigeria. Physical Science International Journal., 14(2), 1 – 14.
D. O. Akpootu and M. I. Iliyasu (2017). Estimation of Tropospheric Radio Refractivity and Its Variation with Meteorological Parameters over Ikeja, Nigeria. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International., 10(1): 1 – 12.
D. O. Akpootu and M. I. Iliyasu (2017). Estimation of the Monthly Albedo of the Earth’s Atmosphere over Sokoto, Nigeria. Archives of Current Research International., 7(3): 1 – 10.
Conference Papers
D. O. Akpootu and S. Abdullahi (2012). The Influence of Thickness Variation on the Optical and Electrical Properties of ZnO Thin Film Prepared By Sol- Gel Spin Coating Method. A paper presented at the 1st Africa International Conference on Renewable Energy, held at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. Nigeria on the 12th – 15th Dec., 2012.
D. O. Akpootu and S. B. Muhammad (2013). The Angstrom Exponent and Turbidity of Soot Component in the Radiative Forcing of Urban Aerosols. A paper presented at the 35th Annual Nigerian Institute of Physics National Conference held at the University of Abuja, Nigeria on the 25th-30th March, 2013.
D. O. Akpootu and N. N. Gana (2014). Comparative Study of Global Solar Radiation between Nguru and Abuja. A paper presented at the 24th Annual Congress and Colloquium of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics held at University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria on the 25th-28th February, 2014.
D. O. Akpootu and B. I. Tijjani (2014). The Aerosol Hygroscopic Growth Factor and Bulk Hygroscopicity of Soot in the Hygroscopicity of Urban Aerosols. A paper presented at the 24th Annual Congress and Colloquium of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics held at University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria on the 25th-28th February, 2014.
Akpootu, D. O. and Momoh, M. (2014). Empirical Model for Estimating Global Solar Radiation in Makurdi, Benue State, North Central Nigeria. A paper presented at the 36th Annual Nigerian Institute of Physics, National Conference, held at the Department of Physics, University of Uyo, Nigeria on May 26-29, 2014.
Honors and Awards
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, M. Sc. Sponsorship. June 2011-2012
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, Most Friendly Lecturer, Department of Physics. November, 2012
The Internatioal Journal of Engineering and Science (The IJES), Best Paper Award. Paper Title: The Effect of Relative Humidity on the Hygroscopic Growth Factor and Bulk Hygroscopicity of water Soluble Aerosols. November, 2013
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria, Ph. D Sponsorship. February 2017 to date
Physical Science International Journal, Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing. 2017
Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences, Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing. 2017
Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology, Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing. 2017
Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology, Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing. 2017
Invited Talks
Davidson Odafe Akpootu, The importance of Physics to the Society, National Association of Physics Students, Sokoto Chapter, August-2011, Sokoto,Nigeria
Davidson Odafe Akpootu, Orientation on Examination Malpractices and CGPA, National Association of Physics Students, Sokoto Chapter, July-2014, Sokoto,Nigeria
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