Dr Duke Oeba has emerged as the overall winner in the 2024 COMPASS-Seagate Industry Grand Challenge, a prestigious event organized by Seagate Technology and supported by COMPASS.

COMPASS, a National Science Foundation (NSF-USA) Science and Technology Center, focuses on fostering theoretical, experimental, and computational research to revolutionize particle-based matter systems. Seagate Technology, a trailblazer in mass-capacity data storage solutions, spearheads breakthrough technologies enabling clients to harness the full potential of their data.

The COMPASS-Seagate Industry Grand Challenge beckoned members from COMPASS, African universities, and research institutions, irrespective of their background or experience level, to delve into real-world materials science conundrums. Participants relished a plethora of benefits, including skill-enhancing webinars, invaluable networking opportunities, collaborative team engagements, and the thrill of competing for coveted awards and prize money.

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