By Rebecca Richard

“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”, this is the notion that drives Dr Oluseyi Phillip Oladijo, senior lecturer department of chemical, materials and metallurgical engineering to pour his thoughts and heart to paper.Dr Oladijo together with Dr Frederick Madaraka Mwema, lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at Dedan Kimathi

University of Technology (Kenya) and Prof Esther Titilayo Akinlabi from Pan African University for Life and Earth Science Ibadan recently launched a book titled “Sputtered Thin Films; Theory and Fractal Descriptions” virtually on the 19th May 2021. The book published b y CRC Press, Tailor & F rancis Group provides an o verview of sputter ed thin films and demystifies the concept of fractal theor y in the analysis of sputtered thin films. It simplifies the use of fractal tools in studying the growth and properties of thin films during sputtering processes. Part 1 of the book describes the basics and theory of thin film sputtering and fractals. Part 2 consists of the case studies illustrating specific descriptions of thin films using fractal methods.

The engineering materials series is aimed at engineers and scientists working across a variety of disciplines including materials science and metallurgy as well as mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, and biomedical engineering.