Collins graduated with Bsc. in Mathematics and Computer science at the University of Buea in 2006. He later moved into the industry for two brief years where he work with the Ministry of Transport as the Head Database Administrator in a project to computerized driver’s licences in Cameroon.
He returned to academia and obtained an Msc. in Theoretical and Applied Physics at AUST-Abuja in 2009 (the pioneer class). He immediately moved to Canada on scholarship as a Perimeter Scholar International (PSI) and graduated with an Msc. in Physics from University of Waterloo – in partnership with Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics in 2010 (again, the pioneer class of the PSI-program).
He obtained his PhD in Material Science and Engineering (actually he worked entirely on theoretical condensed matter physics – spintronics) from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia in 2016 and from April 2017 to June 2021, He was a postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre of Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), at RIKEN, Japan.
He is currently an Assistant Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Advanced Science and Engineering at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Concurrently, he holds a visiting Research Scientist position at CEMS, RIKEN and Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at both AUST-Abuja, Nigeria and AIMS-Limbe, Cameroon.
His research is based on some aspects of spintronics such as static and dynamic properties of magnetic textures such as domain walls, skyrmions, Hopfions, in the presence of spin-orbit coupling.