I have been working on the synthesis of metal-organic/organo-metallic complexes and their use as precursors for the preparation of semiconductor nanoparticles, or the deposition of thin films, for the last 26 years and have published 250 plus peer reviewed articles in leading international journals and 12 book chapters. I am editor of a journal and reviewer for many international journals and an invited reporter for the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Specialist Periodical Report (SPR) on Nano-Science and Engineering on materials for solar energy. I have managed and delivered five Royal Society programmes in Africa. These include a Royal Society programme for South African University (University of Zululand 1996-2008), Royal Society Leverhumle Programmes at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2010-2012), Ghana, KNUST, Kumasi (2011-2014) and , Dar es Slam (2014-..), and a DFID programme involving South Africa, Ghana and Cameroon (2014-). He was also involved in the management and delivery of a British Council programme (2010-2012) with India. I have played an instrumental role in realizing several international collaborative grants including $50,000 of funding for research from KAUST, Saudi Arabia, associated with a visiting student, Royal Society Leverhulme Tanzania, Ghana and a recent Royal Society-DFID 5-year programme (£1.1M) supporting research in South Africa, Ghana and Cameroon. I have led several postdocs and postgraduate research students both managing their work and research allocations. In 2003 I received a WCPEC BEST PAPER AWARD from 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion “The Quantum dot Concentrator: Theory and Results”, Osaka, Japan. In 2014 I received an exceptional paward from School of Materials. I am a member and fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRS CChem FRSC) since 1992.