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Dr. Musa Danjaji
Dr. Musa Danjaji

EngineeringActing Chair and Professor of EngineeringEngineering and Computer Science Complex803-516-4591

Musa Danjaji

Dr. Musa Danjaji is acting chair of the SC State Department of Engineering, academic coordinator of the Nuclear Engineering Program and professor of nuclear engineering.


  • Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, 1993, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • M.S. Nuclear Engineering, 1989, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
  • M.Sc. Physics, Ahmadu Bello University, 1986, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Physics, 1982, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria             


  • Dr. Danjaji has been at SC State since 2007. Before coming to SC State, he worked in the following places:
  • Professor of Engineering, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
  • Research Scientist/Engineer, Army Environmental Policy Institute (AEPI), Champaign, IL
  • Research Scientist/Engineer, United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (USACERL), Champaign, Illinois


  • Member of a team of researchers that received the 1997 United States Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory  (USACERL) ""Research Development Team Award"" in Smart Structural Systems Research.  
  • Letter of congratulation from the Chairman (Dr. Charles S. Way. Jr.)  of The Board of Trustees of SC State for being the recipient of the “President’s Outstanding Mentorship Award” in August 2017.
  • Appointed by the South Carolina State Governor to serve as a member of the Governor’s Nuclear Advisory Council in January 2018.  An appointment that comes with the title “Honorable”.
  • Certificate of Achievement awarded at the 2nd International Conference on “Renewable Energy and Resources” held during August 27 – 28, 2018 in Boston, USA.

Research Interests

  • Nuclear Radiation Effects in Material
  • Nuclear Waste Management
  • Nuclear Criticality
  • Nuclear Forensics
  • Biodiesel production from Non-Edible seeds  (Alternative Energy)


ENGR 212  Statics; NE 397  Nuclear Energy; NE 305 Intro to Nuclear Engineering;  ENGR 313 Dynamics; ENGR 421 Thermodynamics; ENGR 435 Heat Transfer;  ENGR 425 Fluid Dynamics;  NEEP 405 Nuclear Reactor Theory;    NE 411 Nuclear Reactor Engineering; NE 408 Ionizing Radiation; NEEP 471 Economics. & Environmental. Aspect. of Nuclear Energy;    

Selected Publications  

Okafor KC, Danjaji MB, Figura M  (2019) Viscosity Modeling and Flow Properties of Non-Edible Oils as Feed- Stocks in Biodiesel Production.  Intl J of Earth and Environ Sci 4: 161. doi:                                                        

Okafor KC, Danjaji MB, Figura M, Nwajei V  (2019) Investigations of Non-Edible Seeds Oils in Comparison with Soybean Benchmark for Production of Biodiesel.  Intl J of Earth and Environ Sci 4: 162. doi:               

“The influence of citrate and oxalate on 99TcVII, Cs, NpV and UVI sorption to a Savannah River Site Soil”  D. Montgomery, K. Berber, N Edayilam, K. Oqujiuba, S. Young T. Biotidara, A Gathers, M. Danjaji, N. Tharayil, N. Martinez, B. Powell.  Journal of Environmental Radioactivity,  172.   130-142   (2017)                                  

Hobbies & Interests

Hiking, fishing, playing soccer, star gazing, traveling and exploring new places.