The key focus of Adeyemo’s PhD research is utilising terahertz spectroscopy, a non-contact and non-destructive optical characterisation technique, to examine the electrical and optical properties of nanomaterials particularly of tin-based metal halide perovskites and indium arsenide phosphide nanowires. This will give insight into the fundamental physical mechanisms in these materials that guide device development for applications including photovoltaics, lighting devices and photodetectors.
Adeyemo is actively involved in empowering young students, especially the African girl child to pursue STEM careers through outreach activities and programs. She is an outreach development leader in Africa Infrastructure Foundation and co-Founder of AfriteQ Academy.
One factor that she believes inhibits Black people from pursuing STEM careers is the lack of correct and adequate information about the area. Hence, much effort should go towards debunking myths associated with pursuing STEM subjects. As the future of STEM in Africa, Stephanie hopes to see the construction of many state-of-the-art laboratories in Africa to motivate more Black scientists to practice their respective STEM fields and compete internationally.