First three African master’s theses on SRM

We extend our congratulations to Wilfred Francis Domingo and Olabi Léonard Worou from Benin. Along with José Ricardo Kouakou from Côte d’Ivoire, they became the first African students to defend master’s theses on SRM in 2019.

Wilfred Francis’s thesis explored with the possible impacts of SRM on the variability of tropical Atlantic dynamics, while Olabi Léonard’s researched the impacts of SRM on the seasonal variability of surface salinity in the Gulf of Guinea. José Ricardo Kouakou, a student at the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny and one of the Ivory Coast Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) researchers, looked at how SRM might affect extreme temperatures in West Africa.

José Ricardo is pictured left with Dr Vami Hermann N’Guessan Bi (far left), PI of the DMF project and his thesis supervisor, Prof. Marie Solange Oga (second from the left) the president of the examination committee, and Dr Marc Youan Ta (right), his academic supervisor. Wilfred Francis and Olabi Léonard are pictured right defending their thesis. Félicitations à vous trois!

Article updated on 15 April 2020