AGRICUTURAL ENGINEERING

Agricultural Engineering is the discipline that deals with the design, production, utilization and management of technical means and processes for the production, storage, treatment and processing of agricultural goods. As a profession, Agricultural Engineering seeks to apply the principles of Engineering and Technology to the solution of various problems in the biological world, both plant and animal, to design or develop efficient and environmentally sensitive methods for managing and producing food, fiber, timber, and renewable energy for the people of the world.  

It has been redefined as the discipline of engineering that applies engineering principles and fundamental concepts of biology to agricultural and biological systems and tools, ranging in scale from molecular to ecosystem level, for safe, efficient and environmentally sensitive production, processing and management of agricultural, biological, food and natural resources systems.

Philosophy

Agricultural Engineering undergraduate curriculum in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri which came into effect in the 1982/83 session and offering Bachelor of Engineering degree (B.Eng.) is tailored to providing an engineering education that cuts across many other related fields of engineering and their applications in the agro-food and biological industries. This is because Agricultural Engineering is an integrating discipline that tries to realize and implement ideas identified as useful and necessary by other disciplines. In a bid to strengthen interdisciplinary cooperation and taking into account the agricultural development needs of Nigeria and the type of job expected to be done by the graduate.

The Department presently offers B.Eng. in two options;

  • Farm Power and Machinery Engineering Technology
  • Soil and Water Engineering Technology

100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II BIO 102/104
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II CHM 102
WORKSHOP PRACTICE II ENG 102
ENGINEERING DRAWING II ENG 104
FRENCH LANGUAGE II FRN 102
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
IGBO LANGUAGE II IGB 102
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 102
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102

200 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I CSC 201
WORKSHOP PRACTICE III ENG 201
ENGINEERING DRAWING III ENG 203
INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING MATERIALS I ENG 207
ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS ENG 209
ENGINEERING MECHANICS ENG 213
ENGINEERS IN SOCIETY ENG 217
ELEMENTARY DIFFRENTIAL EQUATIONS I MTH 203
STATISTICS MTH 211
2nd Semester

300 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
HYDROLOGY I ACE 301
ENGINEERING GEOLOGY ACE 303
MECHANICS OF MACHINES I AME 305
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS I ENG 305
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I ENG 307
FLUID MECHANICS ENG 309
MACHINE DESIGN II ENG 311
PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING SURVEY ENG 315
ENGINEERING WRITING AND PRESENTATION ENG 317
ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES I ENS 301
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
HYDRAULICS ACE 304
THEORY OF STRUCTURES ACE 308
MACHINE DESIGN II AME 304
MECHANICS OF MACHINES II AME 306
PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION AST 304
INTRODUCTION TO STRUCTURAL DESIGN CIE 302
ELEMENTS OF CROP PRODUCTION CST 308
HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER ENG 304
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II ENG 308
ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES II ENS 302
LONG VACATION SIWES SIWES

400 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT AND LAW ENG 405
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
STUDENT INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT SIW 400
INDUSTRIAL ATTACHMENT (LONG VAC) SIW 401

500 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

Prof. ASUZOR OKEREKE NGOZI ANTHONY

Professor

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.ENG (1986): UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA
  • M.Sc (1989): UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA
  • Ph.D (1999): FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI

Honours

  • BEST STUDENT IN MATHEMATICS, CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY (METHODIST COLLEGE,UZUAKOLI-1977/78)
  • JOHN HOLT AGRIC.ENGINEERS LIMITED, ZARIA AWARD 1985

Publications

  • OKEREKE, N.A.A. AND KUTE, M.T.: APPLICATION OF LINEAR PROGRAMMING MODEL TO AGRIC. INPUT ALLOCATION PROBLEM. JOURNAL OF BOTANY AND PLANT BIOLOGY, 2010.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.: CHEMICAL QUALITY STATUS OF ADAMAWA STATE WATER SOURCES FOR IRRIGATION. GLOBAL JOURNAL OF ENGR & TECH., 2010.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.: REFUSE CHARACTERISATION AND MANAGEMENT IN YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA. GLOBAL JOURNAL OF ENGR AND TECH., 2010.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.; MADUBUIKE, C.N. AND UMA, C.C.: SEASONAL QUANTIFICATION STATUS OF GROUND WATER FOR IRRIGATION PURPOSES IN IMO STATE, NIGERIA. IREJEST, 2006.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.; DURU, J.O.; NWACHUKWU; B.A. AND MADUBUIKE, C.N.: DETERMINATION OF DESIGN INFLOW RATE IN FURROW IRRIGATION USING SIMULATION ADVANCE AND RECESSION CURVES. NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF TECHNOLOGY, 2005.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.: AN AGRO-HYDROLOGICALLY BASED EVALUATION OF IRRIGATION POTENTIAL IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA. IREJEST, 2005.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.; SANI, A.I. AND MADUAKO, J.N.: WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT LAKE GERIYO IRRIGATION PROJECT, YOLA. NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF EDU. & TECH., 2003.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A. AND OHAGWU, W.N.: PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A MODIFIED NON-RECORDING RAIN GUAGE. NIGERIAN JOURNAL OF EDU. & TECH., 2003.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.; LATUNJI, N.I. AND MAUNDE, F.A.: EFFECT OF VERTIVER GRASS IN SOIL EROSION CONTROL. PROCEEDINGS OF NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE REVITILISATION OF AGRICULTURE IN THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY, 2001.
  • OKEREKE, N.A.A.: CAUSES, FAILURES AND REMEDIES IN SOIL EROSION CONTROL STRUCTURES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS YOLA, 2001.
  • EGWUONWU, C.C.N. AND OKEREKE, N.A.A.: CHARACTERISATION OF ERODIBILITY USING SOIL STRENGTH AND STRESS-STRAIN INDICES FOR SOILS IN SOME SELECTED SITES IN IMO STATE NIGERIA. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCES, 2012.
  • MADUBUIKE, C.N.; OKEREKE, N.A.A. AND TOLUBANWO, S.E.: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF 3 FILTER MEDIA FOR USE IN PORTABLE WATER FILTRATION. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE & TECH., 2009.
  • MAUNDE, F.A.; OKEREKE, N.A.A. AND SMEKHUNOV, E.A.: DESIGN OF A TEST MACHINE FOR STUDY OF CUTTING RESISTANCE OF SOME AGRIC. PRODUCE. GLOBAL JOURNAL OF ENGR. RESEARCH, 2006.
  • MADUAKO, J.N.; NAMESSAN, O.N.; OKEREKE, N.A.A. AND ALIYU, B.: UTILISATION OF GUM ARABIC STARCH AND CHINA CLAY ADDITIVES WITH COTTON LINTERS FOR PAPER MAKING. BAGALE JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 2003.
  • MAUNDE, F.A.; OKEREKE, N.A.A. AND KABRI, H.U.: PROSPECT OF ANIMAL TRACTION TECHNOLOGY AS AN ALTERNATIVE SOURCE OF FARM POWER. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE REVITALISATION OF AGRICULTURE IN THE NIGERIAN ECONOMY, 2001.

Responsibilities

  • COORDINATOR AGRICULTURAL ENGR PROGRAMME (1992-1993)
  • DEPUTY DEAN/AG DEAN SEET FUTY (1993-1996)
  • MEMBER OF UNIVERSITY SENATE FUTY (1992-1996)
  • MEMBER OF CODET (1992-1996)
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON THIRD WORLD STRATEGY FOR TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT (1992-1993)
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON REMEDIAL PROGRAMME (1992-1994)
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON EXAM MALPRACTICE (1992-1994)
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON ACADEMIC BRIEF SEET (1997-1998)
  • SEET EXAMINATION/TIME TABLE OFFICER (1997-1998)
  • MEMBER COMMITTEE OF DEANS AND DIRECTORS (1993-1996)
  • MEMBER COMMITTEE ON DIRECT ENTRY ADMISSION (1993-1996)
  • MEMBER OF CONVOCATION SUB-COMMITTEE ON SECURITY (1992)
  • MEMBER POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL BOARD (2001 TO DATE)
  • MEMBER OF UNIVERSITY BOARD OF RESEARCH (2000 T0 DATE)
  • MEMBER DEPARTMENTS ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE
  • MEMBER OF COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA-SOUTH AFRICA EDUCATION COOPERATION (2000 TO DATE)
  • DEPARTMENTAL PROJECT COORDINATOR (1997-2001)
  • CHAIRMAN, STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE (2001)
  • MEMBER ENGINEERING FUTY CONSULT (2001)
  • ACTING HEAD OF DEPARTMENT (2002)
  • ASSOCIATE DEAN OF ENGINEERING, FUTO (2003-2007)
  • CHAIRMAN, EXAM MALPRACTICE COMMITTEE (2004)
  • MEMBER SEET “SORTING” COMMITTEE (2005-2006)
  • MEMBER SEET PLANNING COMMITTEE (2005 TO DATE)
  • MEMBER SEET RESEARCH COMMITTEE (2005-2008)
  • MEMBER SENATE EXAM COMMITTEE (2005 TO DATE)
  • MEMBBER FUTO ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE (2007 TO DATE)
  • CHAIRMAN, FUTO EXAM/LECTURE TIME TABLE COMMITTEE (2007-2010)
  • DIRECTOR CENTRE FOR INDUSTRIAL STUDIES (2009-2011)
  • HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, AGE (2011 TO 2012)

Working Experience

  • UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA OWERRI, BANKING: 1991
  • NBL FARMS GBAKOGI NIGER STATE, IRRIGATION ENGINEER: 1987
  • HU-FY SYSTEMS LIMITED OWERRI, CONSULTING ENGINEER: 1990
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, ASSISTANT LECTURER: 1991
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY YOLA, LECTURER II: 1991
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY YOLA, LECTURER I: 1996
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY YOLA, SENIOR LECTURER: 2000
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, SENIOR LECTURER: 2002
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: 2005
  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI, PROFESSOR: 2009

Prof. Ibegbu Chibueze Ijioma

Professor

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • 1963 Government Secondary School, Afikpo, Nigeria, West African School Cerificate Examination
  • 1965 Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate and London GCE ‘A’ Level in Mathematics (Pure and Applied) Physics, Chemistry and General Paper, at Government Secondary School, Afikpo.
  • 1973 B.Sc 2nd Class Honours in Agric. Engineering,University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • 1978 M.Sc in Agric. Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Ontorio-Canada.
  • 1982 Ph.D with Specialization in Soil-Tillage Mechanics – Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec–Canada. Research Topic- Effect of Tillage Tool Geometry on Soil Structural Behaviour. Supervised by Prof. E. Mckyes.

Honours

  • 1997 International honored with a plague for distinction is Soil Tillage Research by the Soil Tillage Research Organization. The First African to get such an award.
  • International Soil Tillage Research Organization. Board Member of the International Soil Tillage Research Organization from 1991 – 1993
  • Secretary, Local Organizing Committee, 9th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers.
  • National Secretary, Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1986 – 1990.

Membership of professional bodies

 

  • Registered Engineer, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN). REG NO. R2505
  • Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering
  • Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers and Nigerian Institution of Agric. Engineers
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 1985 to date
  • Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow No. 02,238

Publications

  • Ijioma, C. I. 1986, Structural stability index for a tilled clay loam. Nigerian Journal of Engineering, Vol. 3 (1):7-13
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1986, Soil failure crescent radii measurement for draft in tillage study. Nigerian Journal of Technology, Vol. 10 (1):29-45
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1990, Effect of tillage tool geometry on pan formation within a soil furrow. Nigerian Journal of Engineering. Vol. 7(1)
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1984, Effect of tillage tool geometry on draft during tillage. Proceeds, NSAE Vol.8:45-56 (The then official Journal Publication of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C, I. 1991, Effect of tillage tool geometry on soil index of looseness. Journal of Agricultural, Science and Technology, Vol.1 (20).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1992, Effect of tillage tool geometry on soil porosity. Internal Agro physics, Vol. 6(1-2): 9-17
  • Ijioma. C. I. and E. Mckyes 1995, The effect of tillage tool geometry on soil structural stiffness.International Agro physics Vol.9: 25-36
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1986, Technique for in-situ shear strength measurement of tilled soil. Proceeds NSAE Vol. 11:147-157. (The then official publication of the Nigerian Society of Agric.Engineers)
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1987, Hardness index and tensile properties of Nigerian mound making hoes. Proceeds. NSAE Vol.11: 147-157. (The then official publication of the Nigerian Society of Agric.Engineers)
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1988, Compactive efforts for erosion on earth fill materials in Imo State. Proceeds Int. Symp. on erosion in S.E. Nigerian Vol. 1 (1): 54-58.
  • Nwachukwu, B. A. and C. I. Ijioma, 1998, Performance evaluation of Civil Engineering Structures for erosion control in S.E. Nigeria. Proceeds. Int. Symp. on erosion in S. E. Nigeria, Vol. 1(1): 70-75.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1989, Effect of compactive energy on soil nutrient and pore water sodium leachates. Proceeds. NSAE Vol. 13: 328-335.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1990, Evaluation of Locally constructed hammer mill. Proceeds NSAE Vol.14: 298-304 ( the then official journal of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1990, Tillage tool for the incorporation of manure and plant residue into Nigerian Agricultural Engineers. Proceeds. NSAW Vol. 14: 88-97. (The then official journal of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1984 Effect of tillage machinery on tilled soil aggregate stability and the cumulative infiltration of water. Soil and Water management proceeds; 104-136 (Special Journal publication of the Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1991, Evaluation of locally constructed hammer mill. Proceeds NSAE Vol.14. 298-304 (The then official journal of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1991, Design and Construction of a Machinery for Nigerian Agricultural mound making hoes. Proceeds Int. Soil Tillage Research Organization. ISTRO Vol.12
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1994, Manure tiller for Agricultural Soil improvement in the erosion prone Southeastern Nigeria. Proceeds of the International soil tillage Organization. Vol.13 1273-1279.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1997, Appropriate Technology in geofibre development for erosion prevention in Nigerian rain forest region. Proceedings of the 14th international conference of ISTRO in Pulawy, Poland.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1997, Appropriate tillage implements and equipment development and extension. Lead paper at the Tillage symposium of ISTRO Nigeria, in Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Ikrang, E.G, F.B Okokon and C. I. Ijioma 2008, Effect of bulk density moisture content and input power on the thermo conductivity of cassava (manihot esculenta) International Journal of Engineering. Vol.2 (2): 115 – 124.

Responsibilities

  • Head of Department of Agricultural Engineering – 1987, 2000, 2005
  • Member of various Senate and Council Committees
  • Asst. Hall Master – 1982 -1985
  • Director of Institute of Erosion Studies – 1992 – 1999
  • Member of Senate – to date
  • Managing Director, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) Farms Ltd – 2007 – to date
  • Chairman – FUTO Anti Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit of ICPC – 2007 – to date.

Working Experience

  • 1973/74 NYSC in Kano State
  • 1974 – 1976 Research Officer (Engineering) at the National Cereals Research Institute, Ibadan.
  • 1978 – 1981 Research Assistant/Postgraduate Student McGill University Montreal, Canada.
  • April 1982 – Date: Lecturer in School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 1988 – 1992 Ag.Head, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Technology Owerri.
  • 1992 – 1998 Professor Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom – Sabbatical Leave.
  • 1998 – 2000 Head, Department of Agric. Engineering, FUTO.
  • 1990 Member, NUC Accreditation team to Nigerian Universities (Federal University of Technology, Minna).
  • 1999 Member NUC Accreditation Team to Faculties of Engineering in five Universities in the North.
  • 2003 Consultant to the Niger Delta Development Commission on Waste Management.
  • 2005 Member, NUC Accreditation team to Faculties of Engineering in Nigerian Universities.
  • 1998, 2004, 2005 Member COREN Accreditation team to the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Federal University of Technology, Minna and Federal University of Technology, Yola respectively.
  • 2006 Resource person in Farm Machinery Training in Land and Soil Management for Cassava Cultivation. CMD-ICP Project.

Prof. MADUBUIKE CHIMAOBI N

Professor

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Eng., 1981, Agricultural Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.
  • M.Eng., 1985, Soil and Water Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
  • Ph.D., 1994, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Honours

  • 2000 outstanding scholars of the 20th Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2000.
  • 20th Century award of Achievement in Agricultural Engineering and Christian Works, International Biograpical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2000.

Publications

  • Madubuike C. N., and E. S. Umeobieri, 1999. \\\\\\\"Quality status of Irrigation water sources in Eleme: Case study of oil producing areas of Nigeria\\\\\\\". Tropical Journal of Environmental Research, Vol. l, No. 1. pp. 58-62.
  • Madubuike C. N. and G. 0. Chukwuma, 2005. \\\\\\\"Soil Groups Relative Susceptibility to Erosion in Imo and Abia States of Nigeria\\\\\\\". Nigerian Journal of Technology, Vol. 24, pp 94-99.
  • Madubuike, C. N., 2005. \\\\\\\"The Sensitivity of Evapotranspiration Models to errors in Model Parameters.\\\\\\\" Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH), Vol. 24 No 2. pp. 74-80. Sept. 2005.
  • Madubuike C.N. and G.O. Chukwuma, 2006. \\\\\\\"A USLE soil erodibility factor model for Abia, Ebonyi an Imo states of Nigeria\\\\\\\". International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp 24-34.
  • Okereke N.A.A., C.N. Madubuike, and C.C. Uma, 2006. \\\\\\\"Seasonal quality status of groundwater for irrigation purposes in Imo State, Nigeria\\\\\\\". International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp 1-14.
  • Madubuike C. N., 2006. An Iso-erodent map of Imo and Abia States of Nigeria. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 4.
  • Madubuike C.N. 2007. \\\\\\\'A pressure apparatus for the determination of porosity of unconsolidated agricultural materials\\\\\\\' International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology. Vol.4, No. 1. pp. 1-9.
  • Madubuike C.N. 2007. \\\\\\\'Engineering properties of cubiterme termite mound soils and possible applications of the soil\\\\\\\'. International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology. Vol. 4, No. 2. pp 1-8.
  • Madubuike C.N., 2010. ‘Need and Potentials for supplemental irrigation in rainfall areas of Nigeria: A Case study of Imo, Abia and Ebonyi states of Nigeria’. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 4(1): 32-40.
  • Madubuike C.N., E.I. Ejemeonu, I. Ibeziako, O.J. Iwunna, N.B. Iyoke, and B.I. Uzuakpundu, 2010 ‘Classification of surface water sources in Imo State for irrigation purposes with respect to salinity and sodicity’. International Journal of Tropical Agriculture and Food Systems, Vol. 4(1): 41-46.

Responsibilities

  • Research Associate, Erosion Research Centre (now Institute of Erosion Studies), FUTO, (1988- 1993).
  • Chairman Committee for the design and Construction of runoff plots for erosion research studies, Dept. of Agricultural Engineering FUTO.
  • Ag. HOD Agricultural Engineering Department 1994 – 2000
  • Deputy Director. Institute of Erosion Studies, FUTO (1999 - 2000)
  • Ag. Head of Department, Agric. Engineering (2000/2001. 2001 /2002).
  • Director, Quality Assurance Unit, Office of the Vice Chancellor (December 2010 till June 2012)
  • Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (M221)
  • Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers (10,741)
  • COREN registered (R. 12,602)
  • Served in Demonstration Team on Bio-technical Measures for Erosion Control with the Cross River State Task Force on Erosion and Flood Control (October, 1992).

Working Experience

  • Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, Lecturer 2 in Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water), 1984-1987.
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Professor of Agricultural Engineering (Soil and Water Conservation Engineering), 1987 to date.

Prof. OKEREKE CHIDI DONATUS

Professor

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • WASC, 1973. High School (Aquinas Sec. Sch.) Osu, Mbano.
  • 1973/74 Government College Umuahia.
  • H.Sc.,1976 Federal Government College, Port Harcourt.
  • B. Eng., 1980. Agricultural Engineering (Soil & Water Engineering.), ABU Zaria.
  • M. Sc., 1983. Civil Engineering (Water Resource Technology), University of Birmingham, England.
  • Ph. D., 2000. Civil Engineering (Public Health Engineering), FUTO.

Honours

  • Principal’s prize award at High School Osu, Mbano, 1972
  • Federal Government College, Port Harcourt’s Scholarship award, 1974- 1976
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Merit award at ABU, Zaria. 1978
  • Imo State of Nigeria Scholarship, 1982/83
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship, 1982/83
  • International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England Award as Outstanding Intellectual of the 20th Century, 2000.
  • International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden Grantee/Award, 1989.
  • Member, Knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM), Nigeria, 1997.
  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria, 2006
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administration, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, CUTEC Environmental Technology Institute GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany sponsored by DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, 2004
  • Chief, Ugo Nka mmuta 1 of Umunumo being Chieftaincy title conferred by HRH Eze C.B.C Ubah, retd Chief Judge of Imo State and Traditional Ruler of Umunumo Autonomous Community, Ehime-Mbano, Imo State, 2004
  • Okigwe Catholic Diocese Gold Award 2009 in recognition of my contribution to Human And Community Development awarded by His Lordship, Bishop Amatu
  • Merit Award to Prof & Mrs C.D Okereke as Unique Couple 2010 in recognition of Contribution towards Development of Catholic Youths in Umunumo awarded in Nov 14, 2010 Annual Youth Week Ceremony.
  • Award of Honour to Distinguished member, Aquinas Secondary School Osu Old Boys Association for Human Capacity Development Roles in the Society, 26th December, 2010 Annual Breakfast Thanksgiving/Awards at Aquinas Sec. Sch. Osu

Publications

  • Okereke C. D. 1991. Design and construction of automatic Maximum River stage meter. Research and Industry, India. Vol. 36.p.82 – 87
  • Okereke C. D. 1993. Design and Testing of Porous pot irrigation system for dry season vegetable farming. NSE Technical Transactions. Vol. 28 pp. 27 – 35.
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Evaluation of Otamiri River sand mine for Filter Media. Advances in Geosciences. Vol. 1, No. 1. pp 64 – 69.
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Performance of multi-compartment septic tanks in Nigeria. NSE Technical Transactions. Vol. 30. No. 3. pp. 41 – 45.
  • Okereke C. D. and Nwankwor G. I. 1995. A case study of Hand pumps in rural water supply in Nigeria. Advance in Geosciences. Vol. 1, No. 1 pp. 29 - 37.
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Chemical quality of water sources for irrigation in the Rain forest zone of Nigeria: Case study of Abia and Imo States. Nigerian Journal of Engineering. Vol. 7. No. 1.
  • Okereke C. D. and Okpala K. O. 1995. Oshika Bio-environment pollution by oil spills. Advances in Geosociences. Vol. 1, No. 1 pp 38 – 42
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Nigerian surface waters and applicability in Irrigation: Imo/Abia States Case study. Advances in Geosciences. Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 78 - 83.
  • Okereke C. D. 1996. Refuse Characterization and Management in a developing economy: Owerri town case study. Environment Protection Engineering. Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. Vol. 22. No. 3 – 4 pp. 5 – 4.
  • Cotton A., R. Reed and C. D. Okereke, 1996. Perception of Septic Tanks in the Environments: An Overview. Environment Protection Engineering Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. Vol. 22. No 3 – 4. pp. 15 – 36
  • Nwachukwu, B. A., C. D. Okereke and L. O. Ukpai, 1998. The Pollution Level of Otamiri River, Owerri. Environmental Review ER/. Vol. 2. No. 2 pp. 6 – 15.
  • Okereke C. D. 1997. Process kinetics of Septic Tanks. Environment Protection Engineering Wroclaw, Poland. Vol. 23 No 34 pp 25 – 34.
  • Okereke C. D. 1998. An Evaluation of soil loss from an Agricultural land under various crop geometry. Journal of agriculture, Science and Technology (JAST).
  • Okereke C. D. 1999. On – farm Soil Erosion Rate under Local Management Practices. Journal of erosion and Env. Degradation Vol. 1. No. 1 pp 94 – 102
  • Okereke C.D. 2003. The Environmental Economics of Multi-compartment septic tanks. Environment Protection Engineering. Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. EPE No. 2/3. PP. 1-7.
  • Okereke C. D. 1985. High Test Hypochlorite water treatment device for Agrarian Communities. NSAE CONF. Proc. Vol 9. pp. 83 – 99
  • Okereke C. D. 1988. Quality Status of Irrigation water Sources in Nigeria: The case of Imo State. NIWASA conf. Proc. Edited by Prof. K. O. Iwugo. Civil Eng. University of Lagos, Nigeria. pp. 408-423.
  • Okereke C. D. 1988. Quality Status of Irrigation water Sources in Nigeria: The case of Imo State. CIGR – NSAE Intersections proc.of international symposium held at Ilorin in Sept. 5 – 10, 1988. pp. 365 – 371.
  • Ndubuizu C. D., A. A. Asere and C. D. Okereke. 1988. Environmental pollution and Fire hazard Management in a Developing Economy. An invited paper presented at the Nigeria Society of engineers annual Seminar held at FUT, Owerri 13 – 14 Oct. 1998 proc. pp. 87 – 104.
  • Okereke C. D. and G. E. Osuji. 1990. Effect of Raindrop Size and impact on soil splash proc. of National Seminar on Erosion Ravages in S. E. Niteria Held at FUTO, May 29 – 31, 1990 pp. 73 – 81.
  • Asoegwu S. N. and C. D. Okereke 1995. Effect of peak irrigation on growth and yield of paw-paw (carica papaya) in Nigeria. NSAE conf. Proc. Vol. 17.pp.163 – 176.
  • Okereke C. D. 1997. Laboratory Method for comparative evaluation of the efficacy of farmstead sludge digester. NSAE Conf. Proceedings, Vol. 19. pp. 185 – 190
  • Okereke C. D. 1998. On farm soil erosion rate under Local Management practices. NSAE Conf. Paper for proc. Vol. 20.
  • Okereke C. D. 1998: Irrigation of melon crop using effluent water. Proc. 12th National irrig. And Drainage Seminar on irrigation for sustainable Agriculture, IAR ABU, Zaria, 14 – 18 April, 1998. pp 130 –142.
  • Okereke C.D. 2006.Indigenization of Environmental Sciences. Invited Paper presented at International Symposium on ‘Towards Indigenization of Education in Africa” organized by Whelan Research Academy, Owerri. Published in Proceedings of the International Symposia edited by T.I. Okere and Chukwudi Anthony Njoku Whelan Research Academy, Owerri
  • Design of automatic maximum River Stage meter CDO model 2. Patent No. RP 11376 of date of sealing, 20/4/93 (in commercial use).
  • Computerized Laboratory flow measurement data acquisition system. Patent No. RP 11465 of 1/7/93.

Responsibilities

  • Severn Trent Water Authority Birmingham, England( Research Fellow, 1983 )
  • General Relations (Research and Development Consultant, 1982)
  • Sokoto Rima Basin Development Authority Sokoto under Gerluchi Nig. Ltd(Consultant, 1983)
  • FUTO Consult Limited Bore Hole 2, Water quality(Consultant, 1993)
  • Imo State Environmental Protection Agency,ISEPA(Consultant, 1994-1995)
  • water supply project, Isiekenesi Parish(Consultant, 1997)
  • Imo State Government, Erosion Control/Ecological Management(Consultant, 2001-Date)
  • Unilever, Aba Wastewater Treatment Plant Project(Consultant, 2007)
  • Pioneer course outline/contents of Soil and Water Engineering (SWE) courses and Public Health Engineering (PHE) courses for undergraduate programmes in Agric and Civil Engineering Departments, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).
  • Unilever, Aba Wastewater Treatment Plant Project(Consultant, 2007)
  • Established FUTO Public Health Engineering laboratory
  • SEET SIWES (Coordinator, 1988-1992)
  • supervised undergraduate and postgraduate (M. Sc and PhD) students.
  • Served as reviewer of journal articles
  • Chairman/Coordinator of many Research Projects, completed and on-going
  • Served as both internal and external assessor of Publications for promotion of many Academicians to the rank of Professor in FUTO, UNIPORT and UNN
  • Resource person for interview of academic staff for promotion to full Professor In Public Health Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Port-Harcourt, PH. Rivers State, 2010.
  • Resource person for interview of academic staff for promotion to Principal/Chief Lecturer in Civil & Agric Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, 2006, 2007, 2008/09.
  • Carried out commissioned Soil Test Project at Plot 5041 Commercial Action Area Layout site in New Owerri, Owerri West LGA for a proposed 7-storey Hotel building near City Hotel, 2010: Report was used for securing Govt. approval and for foundation design.

Working Experience

  • Aquinas Secondary School Osu, Mbano(Tutor,1976-1977)
  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology(Assistant Lecturer, 1981-DATE)
  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology(Professor, 2003-DATE)
  • Member, Nigerian Environmental Society (MNES)
  • Registered Engineer of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), R4747.
  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration, 2006.
  • Fellow, Institute for Industrial Administration, 2009.

Dr. ASOEGWU SABBAS N

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Biography

Agricultural engineering combines the disciplines of mechanical, civil, electrical, and chemical engineering with a basic understanding of physical and biological sciences and agricultural practices. It is a discipline concerned with solving the engineering problems of providing food, feed, fuel, fur and fiber for the people of the world. These problems include designing improved tools to work the soil and harvest the crops, as well as developing water supplies for agriculture and systems. Agricultural engineers design buildings in which to house animals or store grains. They solve problems of processing, packaging, transporting, and distributing of the food and fiber products

The reason for the development of agricultural machines and systems is that everything about agricultural production is physically demanding and working conditions are diverse. Machines help reduce drudgery, increase productivity, and enhance the power process and precision in, as well as timeliness of, farming operations. With machines there is improvement in the quality of field operations and food products, reduction of losses and production costs. With the problem of peak labor demand, machines need to be designed to increase the power input into agriculture.

Asoegwu’s research is concerned with the development of prototype machines for solving different problems in agriculture such as: Egusi-Melon Washing Machine, Palm Fruit Digester, Rice Paddy Thresher, Self-Metering Poultry Feeder, Convective Dryer-Conveyor for Egusi-melon, Maize Sheller, Egusi-Melon Shelling Machine, Peanut Decorticator, Self-loading Cassava Grater, Christy Hunt Hammer Mill, Oscillating Feeder Conveyor, Groundnut Oil Extractor, Shear Test Box For Agricultural Products, African Breadfruit Decorticator, Spring-Loaded Slicing Machine, Vibratory Grain Sifter, Cassava Peeling and Washing Machine, Cold Press for Neem Oil, Carrot Washer, Biogas Digester, Tomato Grading Machine, Ginger Slicer, and Thermal Conductivity Measuring Instrument.

Asoegwu is also interested in the determination of the physical and frictional (flow) properties of agricultural materials and using them in the modeling of agricultural processes. These properties are necessary inputs in the design of several components of agricultural machines. Particle size and particle size distribution, play a significant role in flowability, bulk density, angle of repose and compressibility of granular solids. Properties such as bulk density, true density and porosity are useful in storage, transport and separation systems. The bulk density of granular materials plays an important role in assessment of storage capacity, bag sizing, feeder design and theoretical evaluation of discharge rate from the hopper. Angle of repose affects the capacity of storage structures and is relevant to the design of chutes and conveyors. Frictional properties may be required in the design of storage structures, processing, and handling equipment and other applications.

Crop production is synonymous with tillage. Tillage affects it in so many ways. How tillage and soil dynamics influences crop production is of interest to Asoegwu and his co-workers.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc., 1977, Agricultural Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • M.Sc., 1981, Agricultural Engineering, University of Ife, Ile-Ife
  • Ph.D., 2012, Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE) 1979
  • Member, Horticultural Society of Nigeria (HORTSON) 1983
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) 1986
  • Member, International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO) 1988
  • Member, Council for Regulating Engineering in Nigerian (COREN) 1988
  • Member, American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE) 2002

Publications

  • NDUKWU, M. C. and S. N. ASOEGWU. (2011). A Mathematical Model For Predicting The racking Efficiency Of Vertical-Shaft Centrifugal Palm Nut Cracker. Research in Agricultural Engineering. Vol. 57(3): 110 - 115. (http://agriculturejournals.cz/web/rae.htm)
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., E. A. KIRIDI AND C. C. EMEKA-CHRIS (2011): Erosion and its environmental and Food Security Impacts in South-East Nigeria. PROC. NIAE 32nd p. 792 - 797
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., G.U. IROAKAZI, L.A.S. AGBETOYE & A.S. OGUNLOWO (2011): Some Handling and Frictional Properties of African Breadfruit Seeds as a function of Moisture Content PROC. NIAE 32nd p. 639 - 653
  • C. C. EMEKA-CHRIS; S. N.ASOEGWU, AND A. O. ASOEGWU (2011): Conserving Biodiversity for Food Security in Nigeria. PROC. NIAE 32nd p. 535 - 541
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., L. A. S. AGBETOYE, and A. S. OGUNLOWO. (2010a). Modeling Flow Rate of Egusi-melon (Colocynthis citrullus) Through Circular Horizontal Hopper Orifice. Advances in Science and Technology (An African Journal for Research, Innovation and Discovery). Vol. 4(1): 35 – 44.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., L. A. S. AGBETOYE, and A. S. OGUNLOWO. (2010b). Flow Rate of African Breadfruit SeedsThrough Horizontal Orifices. Advances in Science and Technology (An African Journal for Research, Innovation and Discovery). Vol. 4(1): 66 – 71.
  • NDUKWU, M. C. and S. N. ASOEGWU. (2010). Functional Performance Of A Vertical-Shaft Centrifugal Palm Nut Cracker. Research in Agricultural Engineering. Vol. 56(2): 77 – 83. (http://agriculturejournals.cz/web/rae.htm)
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and C. N. U. Eke (2009): The relationships between some physical properties and seed weight of jackbean seeds. PROC. 3rd WASAE & 9th NIAE INT. CONF. at OAU ILE-IFE. January 25 – 29, 2009: p. 256 – 259.
  • EMEKA-CHRIS, C. C., S. N. ASOEGWU and G. O. UGWUEZE (2009a): Design of a rice-based eco-industrial village in S. E. Nigeria. PROC. 2nd Annual NIAE S.E. Regional Conference on Rice and Global Food Security held at Women Development Center Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on 16th – 18th September 2009.
  • EMEKA-CHRIS, C. C., S. N. ASOEGWU and G. O. UGWUEZE (2009b): Design of a Center-point irrigation system for rice production in Nigeria. PROC. 2nd Annual NIAE S.E. Regional Conference on Rice and Global Food Security held at Women Development Center Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on 16th – 18th September 2009.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and N. NWAGUGU (2008): The impact of global food crises and costs of food insecurity. PROC. 1st Annual NIAE S.E. Regional Conference on Global Food Crises: p. 67-79.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and A. O. ASOEGWU (2008): Biodiversity conservation – an approach to food security. PROC. 1st Annual NIAE S.E. Regional Conference on Global Food Crises: p.80-92.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and A. O. ASOEGWU. (2007). An Overview of Agricultural Mechanization and Its Environmental Management in Nigeria. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal Invited Overview. Vol. IX. May, 2007.
  • EKE, C. N. U., S. N. ASOEGWU and G. I. NWANDIKOM, (2007). Physical Properties of Jackbean Seed ( Canavalia ensiformis). Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal, Manuscript FP 07 014. Vol. IX. June, 2007.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (2006): Improved Storage and Utilization of Agro-Industrial Raw Material in the South-East Zone. PROC. Refocusing Agro Industrial Raw Materials Processing in South East Zone of Nigeria. Eds. J.C. Adama, S. C. Obasi and A. P. Onwualu. p. 54 - 72
  • ASOEGWU, S.N., S. O.OHANYERE, O.P.KANU and C.N. IWUEKE, (2006). Physical Properties of African Oil Bean seed (Pentaclethra macrophylla). Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal, Manuscript FP 05 006. Vol. VIII. August, 2006.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (2005): Traffic-induced Compaction on Yield of Egusi-melon in Sandy Loam Soil of South-eastern Nigeria. PROC. NIAE. Vol. 27: 80 – 86.
  • OGBONNA, A. I., S. N. ASOEGWU, and P. C. OKEBANAMA. (2004). Corrosion Susceptibility of Squeeze Cast Aluminum-Based Metal Composites. Journal of Corrosion Science and Technology. Vol. 1, p 62 – 65.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., A. I. OGBONNA, A. I.ONUCHUKWU and P. C.MADU, (2004). The Automobile Cooling System: The Effects of Antirust Agents. Journal of Corrosion Science and Technology. Vol. 1, p 92 – 95.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., A. O. OKORIE and U. N. KALU (2001): Optimal field operations machinery size and tractor power selection. PROC. NIAE Vol. 23 : 87 – 94.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and K. G. OBI-MGAM (2003): Effect of parboiling time and moisture content on the shellability of African breadfruit (Treculia africana) seeds. PROC. NIAE Vol. 25 : 219 – 228.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (2002). Influence of cooking time on the crackability of conophor nuts. J. of Agric. Engineering & Tech. 10: 48 – 58.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., A. O. OKORIE and C. I. OSSAI (2001): Cut and fill model for land development, using least square method. PROC. NIAE Vol. 23: 239 – 244.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and J. O. MADUIKE (1999): Some physical properties and cracking energy of Irvingea gabonensis (Ogbono) nuts. PROC NIAE Vol. 22:131-137.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1999). Effects of Tillage Methods and Depth on Fuel Consumption and Profitability of Late Season Okra Production. Int. Agrophysics 13 (1) : 63 – 72.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and A. I. OGBONNA, (1999). Corrosion Susceptibility of Some Metals in a Simulated Egusi-melon Mucilage Extractor Corrodent. Nig. Corr. J. Vol. 2 (Sept): 85 – 93.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., G. I. NWANDIKOM, and O. P. NWAMMUO, (1998). Some Mechanical Properties of Plantain Fruit. Int. Agrophysics 12 (2) : 67 – 77.
  • ONYEWUCHI, V. C., J. O. DURU and S. N ASOEGWU (1997): Influence of slope steepness and concentrated run-off on soil erosion on sandy soils. PROC. NSAE Vol. 19: 234 – 241.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and J. C. OBIEFUNA, (1997). Pineapple for Ground Cover Management and Erosion Control in S. E. Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Technology. Vol. 5 (1) 46 – 50.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1996). Firmness and Stability of Plantain Fruits under Ambient Temperatures. Int. Agrophysics 10 (1): 37 – 41.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and C. D. OKEREKE (1995). Effect of Peak Irrigation on Growth and Yield of Pawpaw (Carica Papaya) in Nigeria. PROC. NSAE Vol. 17: 163 – .175
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1995). Bulk Density and Soil Moisture as Factors Influencing the Strength of Sandy Loam and Loamy Sand Ultisol. Discovery and Innovation. 7: 29 – 34.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1995). Some Physical Properties and Cracking Energy of Conophor Nuts at Different Moisture Contents. Int. Agrophysics 9 (2): 131 – 142.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1993). The Role of Agricultural Engineers in the Implementation of Rural Electricity Projects in Nigeria. PROC. NSE Conference, Kaduna, Nigeria, P. 135 – 151.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1992). Growth and Productivity of Egusi – Melon (Colocynthus Citrullus L.) as affected by Tillage. Agricultural Mechanization in Africa, Latin America and Asia. AMA 23 (1) 56 – 60.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. AND J. C. OBIEFUNA (1991). Tillage and Maize Stubble Management Techniques for Improved Late Season Okra Production. PROC. 12th ISTRO Conference, Ibadan, Nigeria, July 1991, P. 607 – 615.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1991). The Agricultural Engineer in the Technological Reform of Rural Communities in Nigeria. PROC. NSE Conference, Ibadan, Nigeria, Dec. 1991. P. 132 – 141.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., C. EKPE, and K.ADEBAYO (1991). Performance Evaluation of FUTO Digester. PROC. NSAE 15: 142 – 157.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1991). Effect of Vegetative Cover, Mulching and Planting Time on some Soil Physical Properties and Soil Loss in Pineapple Plots. Agricultural Mechanization in Africa, Latin America and Asia. AMA 22 (2): 39 – 34.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1991). Yield Response of Late Reason Plantain to Frequential Irrigation. The Nigerian Engineer. Vol. 26 (2). 1 – 12.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. and J. C. OBIEFUNA, (1990). Preliminary Evaluation of Pineapple Mixed-cropping Systems for protecting Reclaimed Gullies in the Tropics. An Experiment in S. E. Nigeria. Land Degradation and Rehabilitation Vol. 2 (3) 237 – 241.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1990). Braking Performance for Different Weight Ratios of Agricultural Tractor – Trailer systems. PROC. 10th International Conference of the ISTVS, Kobe Japan P. 671 – 686.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N. (1990). Field Evaluation of Three Mulch Types for Water Erosion Control in Southeastern Nigeria. PROC. Erosion Ravages in South-Eastern Nigeria, FUTO., Owerri, Nigeria. May 1990. P. 156 – 167.
  • ASOEGWU, S. N., G. I. NWANDIKOM and D. D. C. OKORO, (1990). Effect of Incorporated Crop Residue on the Mechanical Properties of an Ultisol of S. E. Nigeria, PROC. NSAE 14:176 – 183.
  • NWANDIKOM, G. I. and S. N. ASOEGWU (1990). Physical Characteristics of Plantain Fruits (Musa AAB cv Agbagba). PROC. NSAE 14:233 – 245.

Responsibilities

  • Ag. Head of Department AGE 2012 - Date
  • Ag. Director, FUTO Farms Ltd. 2010 – 2011
  • Deputy Director, Center for Industrial Studies (CIS) 2007 – 2009
  • Senate Member (representing Congregation) 2000 - 2009
  • Ag. HOD Agricultural Engineering Department 1994 – 2000
  • University Coordinator for Engineering Drawing 1989 - 2003

Working Experience

  • Imo State Agricultural Development Corporation, Nekede Principal Agric. Engineering, GL.12 1987
  • National Horticultural Research Institute, P. M. B. 5432, Ibadan, Senior Research Officer/Head of Mbato Station, GL. 10 1982 – 87
  • Research Officer I, GL 09 1979 – 82
  • Pupils Research Officer, GL. 08 1978 – 79

Dr. UGWUISHIWU BONIFACE OBINWANNE

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D (2010), Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Nigeria.
  • M.Eng (2000), Agricultural Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Nigeria.
  • B.Eng (1991), Agricultural Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Nigeria.
  • WASC (1985), Premier Secondary School, Ukehe, Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (MNIAE)M.506
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers (MNSE)M.11012
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers (MNSE)M.11012
  • Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN)M.17266
  • Member, American Society of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineers (MASABE)

Publications

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  • Ugwuishiwu, C.N Udanor and B.O. Ugwuishiwu (2012). Application of ICT in Crop Production. International Journal of Soft Computing an Engineering (IJSCE) Vol.2 . issue 4 pp 227-231.
  • C. J. Ohagwu and B.O. Ugwuishiwu (2011). Status of wood processing and Storage in Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Technology Vol.50 No. 2 pp 94 104.
  • J.N.Nwakaire, B.O. Ugwuishiwu and C. J. Ohagwu (2011). Design, Construction and Performance Analysis of a Maize Thresher for Rural Dweller. Nigeria Journal of Technology Vol.50 No. 2 pp 94 104.
  • S.L. Ezeoha and B.O. Ugwuishiwu (2011). Status of Abattoir Wastes Research in Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Technology Vol.50 No. 2 pp 94 104
  • O. A. Nwoke and B.O.Ugwuishiwu (2011). Local Bamboo and Earth Construction Potential for Provision of Affordable Structures in Nigeria International Journal of Sustainable Construction Engineering and Technology (ISSN:2180-2342) Vol.2 issue 2. Pp 17-13
  • B.O. Ugwuishiwu and C. J. Ohagwu (2011). The effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on wood and Storage in Nsukka, Nigeria. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology Vol.2 No.1 http://www.akamaiuniverisy.us/PJST.htm
  • J. N. Nwakaire, B.O. Ugwuishiwu and C. J. Ohagwu (2011). Design, Construction and Testing of a low cost Maize Thresher A paper accepted for publication in International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Vol. 4
  • B. O. Ugwuishiwu; A.O Ani and A Chibuko.(2009). Design, Construction and Testing of a Modeled Biofilter. Journal of Agricultural Science, Engineering and Tech. (JASET). Vol.8 pp.24-32 University of Ibadan
  • B.O. Ugwuishiwu , A.O.Ani and and E.Oyinvwi (2009).Adsorption of Bioaccumulated Heavy Metals Using Activated Carbon Derived from Palm Kernel Shell. Journal of Agricultural Science, Engineering and Tech. . (JASET). 8 pp 16-23 University of Ibadan
  • B.O. Ugwuishiwu and B.O. Mama (2009). An optimized Economic Based Strategy for low cost Farm Building Deign. Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (JAET).Vol.16 No.2 pp 81-88
  • B.O. Ugwuishiwu and A.P. Onwualu (2009). Sustainability and Cost of Agricultural Mechanization as effected by Macro Economic Policies - Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (JAET). Special Edition. on Machanization of Agriculture in Nigeria Vol. 17 pp 44 - 56.
  • B. O. Ugwuishiwu, A. P. Onwualu, and C. H. Ugwuishiwu (2008). Development of a Computer Programme for the Design of Auger Conveyors for Agricultural Products. Nigeria Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) Vol.26 No. 3
  • Y.S. Ademiluyi, A.O.Ani, B.O. Ugwuishiwu and O.A.Oyelade (2007). Performance Assessments of Two-WheelTractors on a Loamy Sand Soil of Ilorin. Nigeria Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) Vol.26 No. 1 pp 59-66
  • P.O. Ogbobe, B. O. Ugwuishiwu; C. O. Orishagbemi , and A.O Ani (2007). Design, Construction and Evaluation of Motorized Okra Slicer. Nigeria Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) Vol.26 No. 2 pp 42 49
  • B.O. Ugwuishiwu and C.C. Mbajiorgu (2002). Analysis and Computer Simulation of Natural Convection Solar Heated Animal Building. Global Journal of Engineering Research. Vol. 1 No. 2 pp 127 – 136.
  • B.O. Ugwuishiwu and A.P. Onwualu (2001). Biochemical Remediation of Crude Oil Polluted Soil for Crop Production. Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology (JAET). Vol. 9 pp 74 – 79

Responsibilities

  • Acting Head, Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2010- 2012)
  • Supervision of undergraduate and post graduate projects (2001- date)
  • Editorial assistant, Journal of Agricultural Engineering Technology (2004-2011)
  • Member, CBN-UNN Research Committee on SIME S(2002)
  • Secretary, Nsukka Branch of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) (2009- 2011)
  • Member, SEDI-UNN Technical Collaborative Committee (2010-2011)
  • Chairman, Faculty of Engineering Auto-mechanic Workshop (2010-date)
  • Secretary Federated Opi Town Union 1996-2004
  • National President, Ibeku –Opi Town Union (2010- Date)
  • Board Member SLTTS UNN (2003-2010)

Working Experience

 

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  • 2006 - date: Dept. of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Senior Lecturer
  • 2003 - 2006: Dept. of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Lecturer 1
  • 2000 – 2003: Dept. of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Lecturer II
  • 1998 - 2000: Dept. of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Graduate Assistant
  • 1993 - 1998: State Education Commission, St. Cyprain\\\'s Special Science School, Nsukka Physics Tutor
  • 1991 – 1992: Govt. Sec. School, Roni, Jigawa State National Youth Service
  • 1990: Ministry of Agriculture, Engineering Division, Enugu Industrial Attachee

Dr. NNAMDI EGWUONWU CHUKWUDI CELESTINE

Lecturer I

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.ENG (1996): FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI
  • M.Sc (2001): UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
  • Ph.D (2011): FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI

Honours

  • BEST LECTURER IN SOIL AND WATER ENGINEERING OPTION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (FUTO), 2007/2008 SESSION
  • BEST COURSE ADVISER IN AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT (FUTO), 2006/2007 SESSION
  • BEST M.Sc GRADUATING STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, 2000/2001 SESSION
  • BEST GRADUATING STUDENT, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING (FUTO), 1995/1996 SESSION
  • FEDERAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD IN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COLLEGE SOKOTO FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE (1983-1989 SESSIONS)

Membership of professional bodies

MEMBER NIGERIAN INSTITUTION OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS (NIAE) AND SECRETARY STATE CHAPTER

Publications

  • EGWUONWU, C.C.N. AND OKEREKE, N.A.A.: CHARACTERISATION OF ERODIBILITY USING SOIL STRENGTH AND STRESS-STRAIN INDICES FOR SOILS IN SOME SELECTED SITES IN IMO STATE NIGERIA. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCES, 2012
  • EGWUONWU, C.C.; UZOIJE, A.P.; OKAFOR, V.C.; EGWUONWU, H.A. AND AFISI, K.O.: REMEDIATION OF CRUDE OIL POLLUTED AGRICULTURAL LAND USING THREE TREATMENT METHODS (FERTILISER, COMPOST AND ORGANIC MANURE). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, 2012.
  • EGWUONWU, C.C.; UZOIJE, A.P.; OKAFOR, V.C. AND EGWUONWU, H.A.: USE OF GEOFIBRE (COCONUT FIBRE) IN EROSION CONTROL ON EMBANKMENTS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEACH AND ADVANCEMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, 2012
  • EGWUONWU, C.C.N.; UZOIJE, A.P. AND ONUNKWO, A.A.: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF A MODEL WASTE STABILISATION POND. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT, 2011.
  • EGWUONWU, C.C.N.; UZOIJE, A.P. AND NWACHUKWU, M.U.: EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF INDUSTRIAL WASTE WATER DISCHARGE ON SURFACE WATER (A CASE STUDY OF NIGERIA BREWERIES PLC, ENUGU). GLOBAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, 2011
  • UZOIJE, A.P.; EGWUONWU, C.C. AND ONUNKWO, A.A.: CRUDE OIL SORPTION ONTO GROUNDNUT SHELL ACTIVATED CARBON: KINETIC AND ISOTHERM STUDIES. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND EARTH SCIENCE, 2011
  • UZOIJE, A.P.; EGWUONWU, C.C.N. AND ONUNKWO, A.A.: DISTRIBUTION OF CYNAIDE IN A CASSAVA-MILL-EFFLUENT POLLUTED EUTRIC TROPOFLUVENT SOIL OF OHAJI AREA, SOUTH-EASTERN NIGERIA. JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 2011
  • ONUNKWO-A, A.; UZOIJE, A.P. AND EGWUONWU, C.C.: ENGINEERING PROPERTIES AND USES OF SOILS DERIVED FROM MAASTRICIAN MAMU FORMATION (A CASE STUDY OF OKIGWE AREA, SOUTH EAST NIGERIA). RESEARCH JOURNAL OF EARTH AND PLANETARY STUDIES, 2011
  • EGWUONWU, C.C. AND UZOIJE, A.P.: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF COCONUT, PALM FROND AND PALM STEM FIBRES AS EROSION CONTROL MATERIALS ON EMBANKMENTS. ASSETS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 2009
  • UZOIJE. A.P.; EGWUONWU, C.C. AND NWAKUDO, S.: DETERMINATION OF THE ROUGHNESS COEFFICIENT OF PERIWINKLE AND PALM KERNEL SHELL ON CLAY LOAM SOIL IN AROCHUKWU, SOUTH EASTERN NIGERIA. TECHNICAL TRANSACTION, THE ACADEMIC JOURNAL OF NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS, 2009
  • UZOIJE. A.P. AND EGWUONWU, C.C.N.: ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF THE CRUDE OIL CONTAMINATED SOILS OF NIGER DELTA SOUTHERN NIGERIA. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 2009
  • EGWUONWU, C.C. AND SANGODOYIN, A.Y.: A COMPARISON OF THE RELIABILITY OF SIX EVAPOTRANSPIRATION COMPUTING MODELS FOR FOUR TOWNS IN SOUTH-WESTERN NIGERIA. ASSETS INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL, 2003

Working Experience

  • MEMBER DEPARTMENTAL BOARD
  • MEMBER SCHOOL BOARD
  • MEMBER POSTGRADUATE BOARD
  • MEMBER DEPARTMENTS ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

Engr. OHANYERE SAMUEL OKECHUKWU

Lecturer I

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B. Eng., 1991. Agricultural Engineering (Farm Power and Machinery Engineering), FUTO.
  • M. Eng., 2005. Agricultural Engineering (Farm Power and Machinery Engineering), FUTO.
  • Ph. D. (In view) Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering UNN.

Honours

Best Graduating Student, Agricultural Engineering Department 1991.

 

Publications

  • Asoegbu, S.N, S.O. Ohanyere, O.P. Kanu, and C.N. Iweke (2006): “Physical Properties of Africa Oil Bean Seed (PentaclethraMacrophylla)”. Agricultural Engineering International: the CIGR Ejournal.
  • S.O. Ohanyere (1999): Paint Types and Painting Methods for Agricultural Machines: The Proceeding of the Annual Conference of Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers PP: 241-245.

Working Experience

  • Technical Sales Manager, Calemann Enterprises (Berger Paints Distributor) Apapa - Lagos, 1995-1999.
  • Technical Sales Executive, Bak-Tek Engineering, Surulere Lagos, January-June 1995.
  • Sales Manager, Grace Fountains International Ltd., Ikeja, Lagos, 1992-1994.

Engr. KINGSLEY CHILAKPU O

Lecturer II

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • WEST AFRICAN SCHOOL CERTIFICATE 1987
  • BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (B.ENG) 1994
  • MASTER IN ENGINEERING (M.ENG) 2007
  • PHD (In View) 2008/2009
  • DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 2012

Membership of professional bodies

  • MEMBER, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS (NIAE)
  • MEMBER, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS
  • MEMBER, COUNCIL FOR THE REGULATION OF ENGINEERING IN NIGERIA

Publications

  • DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION AND EVALUATION OF A MULTIPE IMPACT OIL PALM NUTS CRACKER.- (ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-)
  • DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF A SERRATED DISC GROUNDNUT DECORTICATOR.

Engr. UCHE IROAKAZI GLADYS

Assistant Lecturer

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • University of Ibadan, Oyo State 2010, M.Sc. (Crop Processing and Storage)
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State 2005, B.Eng (Farm Power and Machinery Engineering)

Publications

  • Design, Development and Performance Evaluation of a Motorized Ginger Slicer (B.Eng Project 2005)
  • The effect of environmentally pollution on ready-to-eat food products. (M.Sc Seminar Work, 2009)
  • Design, Development and Performance Evaluation of A Manually Operated African Oil Bean Seed Slicer (M.Sc. Research Work, 2010)
  • S.N. Asoegwu, G.U. Iroakazi, L.A.S. Agbetoye and A.S. Ogunlowo ‘Effects of moisture content on the frictional properties of African Breadfruit seeds. Proceedings of the 2011 NIAE Conference ‘Ilorin 2011’ vol 32 pp 639-653.
  • Aremu A.K. and Iroakazi G.U. Ergonomic evaluation of an African Oil bean ( Pentaclethra Macrophylla Benth) seed www.science pub.net/rural (3)2

Working Experience

  • Federal University Of Technology, Owerri Imo State 2010 -Date, Assistant Lecturer.
  • Lagooz College, Ipaja Lagos State 2008, Science Teacher.
  • Gombe Technical College, Gombe 2006, Science Teacher.

Engr. IZUCHI DURUANYIM LOUIS

Graduate Assistant

Contact Information

Biography

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • 2003 – 2008 Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Agricultural Engineering (Second Class Honours, Upper Division)
  • 2001 Uzoagba Secondary School, Uzoagba, Imo State.
  • 1994 – 2000 Premier Secondary School, Orji, Imo State.

Area of Specialization

Farm Power and Machinery

Working Experience

  • 2011 – Date Federal University of Technology, Owerri Graduate Assistant in Department of Agricultural Engineering.
  • 2010 – 2011 Makurdi Local Government Area, Benue State(NYSC) Engineering Supervisor in ministry of Agriculture and natural resources. A member of EFCC integrity club (member constitution review and chairman electoral committees.)
  • 2007 Anambra-Imo River Basin Development Authority, Imo State.Industrial Trainee
  • 2006 Divine Engineering Works, Owerri. Industrial Trainee
  • 2005 Gogen Engineering Works. Industrial Trainee
  • 200 – 2009 Echidi and Sons Welding Construction Company Construction Team Member