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Peter Ufondu MSc

PhD Student


  • Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria
    Bachelor’s in Physics
    September 2004 – September 2009

  • The University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
    Master’s in Physics
    January 2018 to August 2019

  • The University of Texas at El Paso, USA
    Master’s in Computational Science
    January 2019 to August 2021

  • University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon, SK
    Ph.D. Physics (started Sept. 2021)


  • The Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG), UTEP 2019 - 2021.
  • Betty Smith-Priest Endowed, (UTEP Physics) 2020 - 2021.
  • Qiskit Global Summer School (IBM), August 2020.
  • FGSA Award for Excellence in Graduate Research, March 2021.
  • Graduate School Summer Research Funding (UTEP), June - July 2021.
  • Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF III), June 2021.
  • The NSERC-CREATE to INSPIRE (Interdisciplinary Network for the Synchrotron: Promoting Innovation Research, and Enrichment) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask). 2021-2025 


  • Importance of self-interaction error removal in density functional calculations on water   cluster anions.  Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, (22:7), 3751–4280, 2020.

Proceedings and Conferences

  • “Weakly bound anions using FLOSIC method", FLOSIC meetings 2019.
  • "Study off dipole bound anions using the Fermi- Löwdin orbital self-interaction corrected DFAs”, Graduate Research Expo 2019.
  • "Detachment energy of water cluster anions using local scaled SIC" talk on FLOSIC meetings 2020.
  • “Study of weakly bound anion clusters using Perdew-Zunger and locally scaled self-interaction