Dr Jean Noël Djobo Yankwa is a researcher at the Local Materials Promotion Authority (MIPROMALO), a research institute under the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation of Cameroon. He obtained his PhD in Inorganic chemistry from the University of Yaoundé I, Cameroon, in 2017.
His research interest includes the valorization of readily available natural resources (clay, volcanic ash, laterite, etc.) and industrial by-products for the development of eco-friendly cement-based materials with improved properties. Actually, he is working on the development of an innovative CO2-free cementitious matrix based on aluminosilicate phosphate cement for the application as rapid repair materials for damaged roads, bridges and buildings. The cementitious matrix developed is also tested for the encapsulation of radioactive waste and toxic metals contaminated soils. He is carrying that project at the Technische Universität Berlin where he is a research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. So far Dr. Djobo is co-authors of dozens of research and review papers published in international peer-review journals and has attended many international conferences. He is also acting as a reviewer for several high ranked SCI-journals from his field of research and is also guest editor of the Frontier in Materials journals. He is a member of the scientific society RILEM (The International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures) where through his activities together with other experts promotes the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field of construction and building materials chemistry.