Iroka Chidinma Joy

Chief Engineer, Engineering and Space Systems Division, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria

Region:          Africa 

Field:              Engineering/ Technology

 

Profile:     Chidinma Joy Iroka is a Chief Engineer in the Engineering and Space System Division (ESS) of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). She was one of the two people in the Radio Frequency (RF) team of the Nigerian engineers and scientists that were trained in Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, United Kingdom during which she participated in the designing, building and testing of Nigerian satellites (NigSat-2 and NigSat-X) launched in 2011 with uplink and downlink frequencies at S-band (2.0-4.2GHz) and X-band (8.0 -8.5GHz) respectively. She is currently working on her PhD in the Electronic and Electrical Engineering Department of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria.

She is a Space Leader, the African Space Leadership Congress (ASLC) Women and the Technical Adviser of the Space STEM Educational Initiative for Africa (SSEIA), the Co-founder and the Secretary-General of the Women in Aerospace Nigeria (WIAN).