Prof. Casmir Chukwuemeka Zanders Akaolisa

Prof. Casmir Chukwuemeka Zanders Akaolisa


Dean, School of Physical Science


Prof. C. C. Z. Akaolisa holds a B.Sc (Second Class Upper Division) in Mathematics from the University of Jos in 1991. He obtained his M.Sc and PhD in Applied Geophysics from Ahmadu-Bello University Zaria in 1997 and 2006 respectively. Prof. C. C. Z. Akaolisa is a Member American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP), Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE), Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientist (COMEG). Some of his research work include; Analysis and Interpretation of Gongola Basin Gravity Data. (Done for SNEPCO), Integrated Geophysical Study of a Suspected Kimberlite pipe at Kafur, Malumfashi Area of North-West Nigeria, A Detailed Gravity Investigation of the Kwello Anomaly in the North Central Area of Nigeria, High-Resolution Refraction Seismic Tomography Technique in Investigation of Earth Dam. etc.



  1. Akaolisa, C.C.Z. and Obichukwu, P. 2011; Near Surface Studies of Groundwater System at OgboOsisi Waste Dump, Owerri Imo State Southeastern Nigeria. IN THE PRESS
  2. Ibe, K. K., Akaolisa, C.C.Z. and Ugada, U. 2011; Hydrogeophysical Study of SubsurfaceGeology of Umuahia Metropolis and Adjoining Areas, Southeastern Nigeria. IN THE PRESS
  3. Akaolisa, C.C.Z.Ibe, K.K. and Nnokwe, N.N. 2012; Integrated Geoscientific Study on a Proposed Dam Site at Idonyi River, Amaeke Abam Arochukwu area of Southeastern Nigeria.IN THE PRESS
  4. Ezekiel, K.C., Onu, N.N., Akaolisa, C.C.Z., and Opara A.I. 2013; Preliminary Interpretation of Gravity Mapping over the Njaba Sub-basin of Southeastern Nigeria: An Implication to Petroleum Potential. 2013; Journal of Geology and Mining Research, Volume 5(3), pp. 75 – 87, March 2013. DOI: 10.5897/JGMR2013.0171 ISSN 2006 – 9766.
  5. Okereke, C.N., Onu, N.N., Akaolisa, C.C.Z., Ikoro, D.O., Ibeneme, S.I., Ubechu, B., Chinemelu, E.S. and Amadikwa, L.O. 2012; Mapping Gully Erosion Using Remote Sensing Technique: A Case Study OfOkigwe Area, Southeastern Nigeria International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications. Vol. 2, Issue 3, May-Jun 2012, pp.1955-1967
  6. Onyekuru, S.O., Ibelegbu, E.C., Iwuagwu, C.J., Essien, A.G., and Akaolisa, C.C.Z. 2012; Sequence Stratigraphic Analysis of ‘XB Field’, Central Swamp Depobelt, Niger Delta Basin, Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Geosciences 2012, 3, 237 – 257 DOI: 10.4236/ijg.2012.31027.
  7. Ibe, K.K. and Akaolisa, C.C.Z. 2011; Water pollution in relation to mineral exploration: a case study from Alayi-Ovim area of Southeastern Nigeria. environmental monitoring and Assessment 160: 393 – 400. Published online in September 2011. DOI 10.1007/s10661-011-2145-0.
  8. Akaolisa, C.C.Z and Essien, A.G. 2009; Application of Statistical Methods to Analyze Groundwater Quality.  Nigerian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 4, 2009.
  9. Akaolisa, C.C.Z. 2009; Uphole seismic refraction survey for determination of Near Subsurface velocities in Eziobodo and its Environs.Nigerian Journal of Applied Sciences. Volume 3, 2009.