The Society of Exploration Geophysicists
(SEG) has appointed a University of Lagos
(UNILAG) lecturer, Professor Elijah
Adebowale Ayolabi, as its 2015 Honorary
Lecturer to the Middle-East and Africa.
Prof. Ayolabi of the Department of Physics
is the first African to be accorded such
recognition by the international umbrella
body for all Geophysicists.
The appointment is an acknowledgement of
the UNILAG scholar as an accomplished
researcher and academic in the field of
The Honorary Lecturer Programme which
focuses on transfer of knowledge within a
region or theme is aligned with six (6)
geographic regions and one global thematic
The overall goals of the Programme are to
recognize an individual’s expertise and
contributions to advancing the science and
technology of Geophysics.
The appointee is to also disseminate
knowledge via presentations in the region
or theme and foster a sense of community
among Geophysicists by providing
opportunities for local meetings and
exchange of ideas.
Another objective of the programme is to
encourage students by providing the
opportunity to discuss scientific and career
issues with a leading expert.
In his reaction, the Vice-Chancellor of
UNILAG congratulated Prof. Ayolabi and
wished his a successful outing.