Johnson Abifarin

PhD Candidate

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Hydrogen generation and storage; Materials and devices; Machine operation; Biomedical materials; Failure and mechanical analysis; Manufacturing management; Experimental design and optimization analysis; Reliability analysis


Johnson Abifarin’s research competence is in the synthesis, characterization, mechanical reliability, and manufacturing management of advanced materials for different applications such as power equipment, biomedical, machine, energy, etc. During his master’s degree days, he developed and obtained a patent on a novel method to evaluate the fracture toughness of biomedical ceramic materials. He has published over 20 journal papers in his area and is a recipient of academic awards and scholarships. His research as an early career has received over 330 google scholar citations.


Johnson Abifarin is a mechanical engineer with field experience in well-test and generator maintenance engineering. Johnson receives his bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in high-efficient porous layered materials for hydrogen storage at the College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics, ANU.


  1. Esangbedo, M. O., & Abifarin, J. K. (2023). Determination and managerial implications of machine conditions for high-grade industrial polycaprolactam (nylon 6). Scientific Reports13(1), 10779.

  2. Abifarin, J. K., & Owolabi, O. A. (2023). New insight to the mechanical reliability of porous and nonporous hydroxyapatite. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society59(1), 43-55.

  3. Oparanti, S. O., Abdelmalik, A. A., Khaleed, A. A., Abifarin, J. K., Suleiman, M. U., & Oteikwu, V. E. (2022). Synthesis and characterization of cooling biodegradable nanofluids from non-edible oil for high voltage application. Materials Chemistry and Physics277, 125485.

  4. Abifarin, J. K. (2021). Taguchi grey relational analysis on the mechanical properties of natural hydroxyapatite: effect of sintering parameters. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology117(1-2), 49-57.

5. Obada, D. O., Dauda, E. T., Abifarin, J. K., Dodoo-Arhin, D., & Bansod, N. D. (2020). Mechanical properties of natural hydroxyapatite using low cold compaction pressure: Effect of sintering temperature. Materials Chemistry and Physics239, 122099.

  1. Abifarin, J. K., Obada, D. O., Dauda, E. T., & Dodoo-Arhin, D. (2019). Experimental data on the characterization of hydroxyapatite synthesized from biowastes. Data in brief26, 104485.



NG/PT/NC/2019/4224: “A Novel Low Compaction Protocol and Modified Method for the Determination of the Fracture Toughness of Biowaste-Derived Hydroxyapatite Scaffolds”, February 26, 2020



  1. ANU PhD Scholarship [2022]
    2. ANU Fee Remission Merit Scholarship [2022]
    3. KIU PhD Scholarship (Declined) [2022]
    4. GMAX Best Employee of the Year [2021]
    5. Best Graduating Student, master’s degree in mechanical engineering, production option, [2018/2019]
    6. 2nd Best Oral Presenter, Nigerian Young Academy [2019]

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