Dr. Iroka Chidinma Joy

IrokaChidinmaJoy-pic.jpeg is a staff of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) Nigeria, the Secretary General – Women in Aerospace Nigeria (WIA-N), Member United Nations Space for Women Project and also a registered Engineer with COREN. She obtained her Masters degree in Engineering (Electronics and Telecommunication Option) from University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka and presently doing her PhD in the Electronics Department of Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (LAUTECH). She was a member of the RF team of the Nigerian Engineers and Scientist that were trained and participated in building of the NigSat -2 and NigSat -X, the satellite which were launched at S-band (2.0-4.2GHz) for uplink and at X-band (8.0 -8.5GHz) for the downlink frequencies respectively at the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited ( SSTL) United Kingdom. After the launch, she thought it wise to start looking into higher frequencies for the next launch of Nigerian Satellite in the subsequent years hence her motivation for her Master’s Degree Thesis Topic ” The Quantification of the Influence of Rain Attenuation on Received Power at Ka-Band”. Her participation and recent research on the frequencies at which both Communications and Earth observation satellites were launched in Nigeria have motivated her to going into research work hence her PhD in Atmospheric Physics. She is Analytical, solution-oriented and STEM educator with experience in planning and managing projects. Completes assignments to challenging schedules and takes ownership of tasks. A strong team player and leader who communicates effectively at all levels in evolving environments, girls and women.

She is the co-founder and the Secretary General Women in Aerospace Nigeria has (WIAN), an association established in 2012 with the mission of expanding women’s opportunities in professional development, increasing their visibility and impact in aerospace community by creating a network in Nigeria, Africa and across the globe. She has been representing the WIAN locally and internationally in meetings, conferences, symposiums just to mention but a few; where she presented papers and also chaired the meetings. WIAN has also organized training for young girls where they took courses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and also introduction to satellite subsystems, quizzes and debates. She is happily married to Mr Iroka Chibueze Amos with three kids and resides in Abuja, Nigeria.

-- FassiFarida - 2021-04-08

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