Veritas University Staff Directory

Patrick Ovie AKUSU B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD.
Associate Professor

Born September 20, 1958 in Kano, Kano-State, and an indigene of Delta State form Uvwie Local Government Area. Obtained both BSc & MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria (1985 and 1992 respectively) and a PhD degree in Theoretical Solid State Physics from the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 2002, as well as many Training and Professional certificates.

Lectured in Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna (Asst. Lect.: 1992-1996), Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna (Lect. II to Snr Lect.:1996-2007), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria (Snr. Lect. to Assoc. Professor: 2008-2011).

Assumed duty as a Deputy Director, Nuclear Power Plant Development, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Abuja 2011-2015 and promoted Director, Nuclear Power Plant Development, Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Abuja 2016.

Over the years, academic responsibilities held included: Academic adviser, Project and Seminar coordinator, Examination officer and Postgraduate programme coordinator. Furthermore, served in Academic Programme committee, Curriculum Harmonization Committee and Examination Malpractice Committee. Also served as Head of Physics Department.

Similarly, have many national and international responsibilities which include being the Nigeria Representative in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Working Group on Nuclear Power Infrastructure (TWG-NPI), Nigeria Representative in the IAEA Technical Working Group on Nuclear Knowledge Management (TWG-NKM), IAEA Technical Cooperation (TC) Project Counterpart, NIR2008: Developing Nuclear Power Infrastructure for Education and Training and National Capacity for Radioactive Waste Management, IAEA TC Project Counterpart, NIR 2009: Building national capacity for optimal  and synergized management of nuclear power plant (NPP) construction stage as well as being the national coordinator, Implementation of Integrated Workplan (IWP) for Nigeria Nuclear Power Programme, amongst others.

Have been a Visiting Associate Professor to Veritas University, Abuja since 2015 and have actively participated in three (3) accreditation exercises for the Department of Physics.

Married with three (3) biological children and two (2) adopted children.

Currently a Veteran Golfer and loves good music.


  1. P.O. Akusu (1999) "Generalized Wave functions for the Calculation of the Binding Energy Per Nucleon Using the Variational Method and the modeling of a Primitive Nucleus", Journal of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, 2(2): 136-144.
  2. P.O. Akusu (2000) "A Two-Dimensional Geometric Functional Analysis of Organizational Structures: A Case Study of NDA Cadets Training", Defence Studies, 10: 101-111.
  3. P.O. Akusu (2001) "An Analysis of the One Dimensional Electronic Structure of Very Thin Quantum Heterostructures", Academic Journal of Science and Engineering, 1(1): 97-102.
  4. P.O. Akusu and K.U. Isah (2002) "Transverse Electrical Response of Chemically Deposited PbS And Cu2S Thin Films In the Absence of An External Magnetic Field", Academy Journal of Science and Engineering, 2(l): 58-64.
  5. P.O. Akusu (2003) "A Class of (2m+l) Degree Polynomials Derived via the Generalized Optimisation of the Binding Energy Per Nucleon, B", Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, 7(l): 63-70. and
  6. P.O. Akusu (2001) "Nucleon Interaction Strength, Binding Energy Per Nucleon and a Jo Model of the Primitive Nucleus via a Yukawa-like Potential", Nigerian Journal of Technical Education, 18(1 & 2): 139-144.
  7. P.O. Akusu (2005) "The West African Sub-Region in a Scenario of Global Nuclear/Biological/Chemical Armament Chaos:The Smokers' Cabin Model", The Academy Journal of Defence Studies, 11: 93 -107.
  8. P.O. Akusu (2006) "NDA Cadets' Training Matrix Codes and the Atomic Model of the Cadets' Training Programs", The Academy Journal of Defence Studies, 13: 13-35.
  9. P.O. Akusu and A.O.E. Animalu (2007) "Paramagnetic and Antiferromagnetic Signatures in Exact Broad-Spectrum Numerical Analysis of High Temperature Superconductors", Academy Journal of Science and Engineering, 5(1): 58-65.
  10. P.O. Akusu (2010) “A Study of the Internal Energy and Magnetic Spin Susceptibility of The 2-D Hubbard Model Representation Of High Temperature Superconductors via an Exact-Approach”, Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, 16: 7-16. and
  11. P.O. Akusu (2010) “Application of an Exact Method in the Specific Heat Capacity Study of High Temperature Superconducting Materials”, Bayero Journal of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, 3(1): 133-143.
  12. T.S. Bichi, S.P. Mallam and P.O. Akusu (2010) “Effect of Ionizing Radiation on Natural Indigo Dye”, International Journal of Physics, 2(1): 13-18.
  13. T.O. Ahmed, P.O. Akusu, O.F. Paul and S.M.J Zubairu (2011) “Morphology and Electrical Properties of Doped-Unsaturated Polyester Resin Composite” International Journal of Physical Science, 3(4): 84-93.
  14. T.O. Ahmed, P.O. Akusu, S. Jonah and R. Nasiru (2011) “Morphology and Structural Characteristics of Nanocrystalline Bismuth-Oxide Stabilized Zarconia”, International Journal of Physical Science, 3(4): 8-16.
  15. T.O. Ahmed, P.O. Akusu, S. Jonah and N. Rabiu (2011) “Morphology and Composition of Nanocrystalline Stabilized Zarconia using SEM-EDS System”, Leonardo Journal of Sciences (LJS), 19(10):81-92.
  16. Ahmed, T.O., Akusu, P.O., Jonah, S. A. and Rabiu, N. (2012). “Phase Evolution in Co-precipitated Stabilized Zirconia Powders”, Physical Review and Research International, 2(2):75-90.
  17. Bichi, T. S., Mallam, S. P. and Akusu, P. O.  (2012). “Determination of Threshold Radiation Dose in the Degradation Process of Indigo Dye by Gamma Irradiation Technique”, International Journal of Physics, (in press)
  18. Ahmed, T.O., Akusu, P. O., Jonah, S. A. and Rabiu, N. (2013). “Correlation Between Thermal Treatment and Phase Transformation of Nanocrystalline Stabilized Zirconia”, Leonardo Journal of Sciences (LJS), 22:65-78.
  19. Oludare, A.I, Agu, M.N. and Akusu, P.O., (2013). “Optimization of the Stability Margin for Nuclear Power Reactor Design Models Using Regression Analysis Techniques”, Journal of Nuclear and Particle Physics, 3(3): 29-35.
  20. Bichi, T. S., Akusu, P. O. and Abdullahi, M (2013). “Molecular Structural Difference of the Irradiated and Control Samples of Indigo Dye Solution” Greener Journal of Physical Sciences, 3(1): 001-005
  21. T.O. Ahmed, P.O. Akusu, N. Alu and M.B. Abdullahi (2013) “Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSC) Based on Titania Nanoparticles and Hibiscus sabdariffa” British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 3(4): 840-846.
  22. Oludare, A.I., Agu, M.N. and Akusu, P.O. (2013) “Comparative Analysis of Boiling Water Reactor Design Models” Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, 24: 303-310 and
  23. A.I. Oludare, M.N. Agu and P.O. Akusu (2013) “Study of Pressurized Water Reactor Design Models” Innovative Systems Design and Engineering, 4 (10): 40-50.
  24. A.I. Oludare, M.N. Agu and P.O. Akusu (2013) “Stability Margin Analysis of Gas-Cooled Reactor Design Models” Mathematical Theory and Modeling, 3 (8): 133-145.
  25. A.I. Oludare, M.N. Agu, P.O. Akusu, A.M. Umar and O.E. Omolara (2014) “The Nigeria Energy Challenge and the Nuclear Energy Option” Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy, 4(4): 26-47.
  26. T.O. Ahmed, P.O. Akusu, A. Ismaila and A. Maryam (2014) “Morphology and Transport Properties of Polyethylene Oxide (PEO)-based Nanocomposite Polymer Electrolytes” International Research Journal of Pure & Applied Chemistry, 4(2):170-180.
  27. A.I. Oludare, M.N. Agu, L. Dim, P.O. Akusu, A.M. Umar and O.E. Omolara (2014) “Comparative Analysis of Nuclear Power Generation and other Power Generation Sources together with other Socio-Economic Development Sectors in Terms of Accident Frequency and Magnitude” Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, 4:607-622.
  28. A. Ismaila, P.O. Akusu and T.O. Ahmed (2015) “Structure and Optical Properties of Polymer Blend Nanocomposite Based on Poly (vinyl acetate-co-vinyl alcohol)/TiO2 Nanoparticles” Physical Science International Journal, 7:252-261.
  29. Bamikole J., Agu M.N. and Akusu P. (2015) “Evaluation of Nuclear Reaction Cross-Section of Some Isotopes of Plutonium at Energy Range 10-20MeV Using OPTMAN Code”
  30. Lawal M., Basant K. Jha, Patrick O. Akusu, Mat Isa and Nasiru R. (2015) “Analytical and Numerical Solution of Heat Generation and Conduction Equation in Relaxation Mode: Laplace Transforms Approach” International journal of Physical Sciences, 10(9):311-317
  31. Bamikole J.A., Agu M.N. and Akusu P.O. (2016) “Nuclear Reaction Cross Section Evaluation of Neptunium and Curium Elements at Energy 10-20 MeV Using OPTMAN Code” Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, 38:369-376 and
  32. Bamikole J.A., Agu M.N. and Akusu P.O. (2016) “Collective Characteristics and their impacts on the Nuclear Reaction Cross Section of Even-Even Parity Transuranim Elements at energy 10-20 MeV” Nigerian Journal of Physics, 27(2):10-18
  33. Bamikole J.A., Agu M.N. and Akusu P.O. (2017) “Parity Deduction from Cross-Section Analyses of Isotopes of Some Transuranium Elements” Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, 40:371-382 and

Book/Contribution to Book:

  1. P.O. Akusu (2004) “A Study of The Theories of Superconductivity And the Application of Matlab In The Exact Numerical Analysis of the 2-Dimensional Attractive- and Repulsive- Hubbard Model”, Hadronic Journal Supplement, 19(1):185pp, Hadronic Press, FL, U.S.A., ISSN: 0882-5394. _journal_supp.htm
  2. Tijjani Saleh Bichi, Patrick Ovie Akusu, Simon Pesco Mallam and Maikano Miko Garba (2012) Chapter III “A Comparative Study on Degradation Ability of Gamma and Neutron Radiation on the Spectral Peak of Indigo Dye” Dynamics in Science and Technology (Eds: Murtala Muhammad, Ahmed Baita Garko, Musa Tukur Yakasai and Yusuf Bala Daraja), 227pp, Ahmadu Bello University Press, Zaria, Nigeria, ISBN: 978-125-885-3.
  3. IAEA Nuclear energy Series No. NP-T-3.21 “Procurement Engineering and Supply Chain Guidelines in Support of Operation and Maintenance of Nuclear Facilities, IAEA, Vienna, Sept 2016 (Contributor to draft and review).