Prof. Godwin Nkemjika Onyeagoro


PhD Polymer Science, M.Sc. Polymer Science, B.Sc. Industrial Chemistry


Academic Qualification

  • Federal University of Technology PhD Polymer Science, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria (2009).
  • Federal University of Technology M.Sc Polymer Science & Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria, Engineering (1991).
  • Federal University of Technology, B.Sc. (Hons), Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. Industrial Chemistry (1987).
  • Emekuku Comp. Sec. Sch. W.A.S.C. ‘O’ Level (1980), Emekuku, Owerri.
  • Community Primary School F.S.L.C. (1976), Ohii, Owerri.



  • “Production and Characterization of Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Composites”.
    • (PhD Thesis for the award of PhD in Polymer Science, submitted in April).
  • “Studies on Alcohol – modified Urea-formaldehyde Resin”.
    • (M.Sc. Thesis for the award of M.Sc in Polymer Science and Engineering submitted in July 1989).
  • “Recovery of Silver metal from Waste photographic solutions”.
    • (B.Sc. (Tech.) Thesis for the award of B, Sc (Tech) in Industrial Chemistry, submitted in July 1987).


  • Member. Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) (1991).
  • Member, Chemical Society of Nigeria (1992).

Course Code and Courses Assigned to Teach: 



  • N.N.P.C. Refinery, Port Harcourt
  • Trainee Process Engineer (Industrial Training) (1986-1987)
  • Process water treatment, oil movement & LPG Processing, Crude oil Fractionation


Sedco-Forex Schlumberger PLC, Port Harcourt.

Contractor to:     Shell Petroleum Dev. C. Ltd (S.P.D.C).

Position:  Trainee Mud Engineer (N.Y.S.C) (1987-1988).

Responsibilities:   Testing & Control of drilling mud properties:

  • Drilling mud density, Plastic Viscosity (PV),
  • Gel Strength, Yield Point (YP), Sand Content,
  • Drilling mud preparation, Preparation of mud report,
  • Performing various calculations used in drilling mud engineering work.


Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

  • Assistant Lecturer          1992-1993
  • Lecturer II 19931996

Taught the following courses:

  • Polymer chemistry, Polymer Reactions & Degradation, Polymer Chain properties & solutions Bulk properties
  • of Polymers, Polymer composites, Polymer processing Engineering, Conducting Polymers, Engineering Technology of Elastomers, Polymers, Physics,
  • Introduction to Polymer & Textile Engineering,
  • Polymers in Medicine & Speciality Applications,
  • Fluid mechanics, Engineering thermodynamics.
  • Initiated and supervised much undergraduate research work in various areas of Polymer Science/Engineering Technology.
  • University Administration:
    • Departmental Examination Officer (1992-1996).
    • Departmental Board Secretary (1992-1996)
    • Academic Adviser to Departmental undergraduate
    • students (1992-1993).
    • Co-ordinator of Students Industrial Work Experience
    • Scheme (SIWES) (1992-1994).
    • Seminar Co-ordinator (1994-1996).


M-I Drilling Nig. PLC (Oil & Gas Services), Port Harcourt

  • Contractor/Consultant to: Shell Petroleum Dev. Corp (S.P.D.C.)
  • Mud Engineer (1996-2000)
  • Determination of Drilling Mud Properties.
  • Measurement of density of drilling mud by the use of Magcobar Mud Balance.
  • Measurement of Filtration or Wall-building property of drilling mud by the use of Sand Screen equipment.
  • Measurement of the quantity of liquids and solids in drilling mud by the use of Fann Mud Still.
  • Field measurement of the PH of drilling mud, by the use of Orion PH Meter.
  • Chemical Analyses of water-base drilling muds.
  • Data collection and calculations in drilling mud work.
  • Preparation of drilling mud report.
  • Rebuilding, repairing, and refurbishing of eroded/corroded industrial plants and equipment such as valves, shafts, impellers, piping works, oil & gas plants, hoses and power plants using steel-reinforced Polymeric materials (BELZONA TECHNOLOGY, ENGLAND).
  • Preparation of tender documents/Job evaluation.
  • Creating awareness for the efficacy of BELZONA TECHNOLOGY in solving erosion/corrosion problems in industrial plants and equipment through seminars/workshops/practical demonstration.
  • Installation & maintenance of Impressed Current Cathodic Protection (ICCP) equipment for protection of oil & gas pipelines, water pipelines, swage & chemical plants against fouling and corrosion.


  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
    • Lecturer II (2000-2007)
    • Lecturer I (2007-2010)
    • Senior lecturer (2010-2013)
    • Reader (2013-date)

Taught the following courses:

Polymer Reactions & Degradation, Engineering Technology of Adhesives & Paints, Polymer Chemistry, Chemistry of Elastomers, Quality control in Polymer & textile Industries, Polymer Rheology, Polymer Processing Engineering Technology, Fluid mechanics, Engineering Thermodynamics, heat & mass transfer, Polymer chain properties & solutions, Introduction to Polymer & textile Engineering, Polymer in pulp & paper industry, Polymer Physic, Engineering technology of Elastomers, Conducting polymers, Technical report writing & presentation, Advanced Polymer Rheology (M.Sc & PhD Students), advanced Polymer processing Engineering Technology (M.Sc & Ph. D students.


Supervised many Undergraduate & Postgraduate Students Research works.

My research activities cover the following areas of Polymer Science & Engineering Technology:

  • Polymer composites
  • Polymer chemistry
  • Polymer Rheology
  • Polymer processing
  • Adhesives Technology
  • Polymer blends
  • Polymer physics
  • Corrosion control



  1. Wilson Uzochukwu Eze, Innocent Chimezie madufor, Godwin Nkemjika Onyeagoro & Henry Chinedu Obasi (2019), “The effect of kankara Zeolkite-y-based catalyst on some physical properties of Liquid fuel from mixed waste plastics (MWPs) pyrolysis”, polymer Bulletin, Article ID DoI.1007/S00289-019-02806-y, May 11, 2019, 17 pages.
  2. O.E. Ezeani, I. O. Igwe, and G. N. Onyeagoro (2017), “The Effect of Benzophenone photo-initiator on some mechanical; properties of photo-oxidized Polypropylene/Thermoplastic and Science, January 2017, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Pp. 41-51.
  3. C. Henry Obasi, U. martin Obidiegwu, N. Godwin Onyeagoro, O. Innocent Arukalam, C. Genevive Onuegbu, N. Francis Onuoha, M. Chinomso Ewulonu (2016), “Molecular Transport of Xylene through palm Pressed Fibre-filled Low-Density Polyethylene: Role of fibre content, Alkali: Treatment and particle size”, Journal of Polymers and Environment (J. Polym Environ), DOI 10.1007/S10924-016-0835-y, September. 2016, 12 pages.
  4. I. C. Chukwujike, I. O. Igwe, G. N. Onyeagoro (2016), “Performance Evaluation of  Local Day-Extender Pigment on Alky Paint formulations”, International Journal of Modern Research in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 1, Issue 3, September 2016, Pp. 30-41.
  5. H. C. Obasi, I. O. Igwe, G. N. Onyeagoro, M. U. Obidiegwu, and P. I. Anyanwu (2014), “Oil palm Mesocarp Particles Reinforced Cashew Nut. Shell Novolac Resin Composites”, Applied Polymer Composites, Vol. 2, N0. 2, Pp. 27-35.
  6. E. M. Ewulonu, I. O. Igwe, G. N. Onyeagoro (2016), “Synthesis and Characterization of Local Clay – titanium dioxide Core-Shell extender pigments”, Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, DOI 10.007/S11998-016-9786-4, May 2016.10 pages.
  7. C. M. Ewulonu, I. O. Igwe, G. N. Onyeagoro (2016), “Performance of Local Clay – titanium dioxide Core-Shell Extender Pigments on alkyd Paints”, Advances in Nanoparticles, Vol. 5, pp. 90-102.
  8. G. N. Onyeagoro, E. G. Ohaeri, I. O. Arukalam, M. J. Uko. U.O. Enwereuzoh and C.O. Uzoigwe (2014, “Effects of MAPI/HMDA dual compatibilizer and filler loading on physic-mechanical and water sorption properties of natural rubber/poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET)/dikanut shell powder bio-composites”, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology (BJAST), Vol. 4. No. 23, June 2014, pp. 3383-3401.
  9. Chinomso M. Ewulonu, Godwin N. Onyeagoro, Iheoma C. Chukwujike (2014), “Transport of n-Hexane through carbonized oil palm empty fruit bunch powder filled polypropylene/natural rubber bio-composites”, International Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 4. No. 1, 2014, pp. 4-13.
  10. I. O. Rrukalam, I. O. Madu, N. T. Ijomah, C. M. Ewulonu, and G. N. Onyeagoro (2014), “Acid corrosion inhibition and adsorption behaviour of ethyl hydroxyethyl cellulose on mild steel corrosion”, Journal of Materials, Article ID 101709, march 2014, 11 pages.
  11. U. O. Enwereuzoh, G. N. Onyeagoro (2014), “A novel aeration method for the preparation of algae (Dunaliella Salina) biomass for biofuel production”, American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), Vol. 3, Issue 9, 2014, pp. 209-214.
  12. G. N. Onyeagoro, C. M. Ewulonu, M. D. Ayo (2013), “Properties of reactive compatibilized dika nutshell powder-filled recycled polypropylene (PP)/poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) biocomposites using maleated polypropylene and epoxy resin dual compatibilizer” American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER), Vol. 2, Issue 4, 2013, pp. 158-169.
  13. G. N. Onyeagoro, (2013), “Reactive compatibilization of natural rubber (NR)/carboxylated nitrile rubber (XNBR) blends by maleic anhydride-grafted-polyisoprene (MAPI) and epoxy resin dual compatibilizers”, Interianl Refereed Journal of Engineering and Science (IRJES), Vo. 2, Issue, March 2013, pp. -716.
  14. G. N. Onyeagoro and m.E. Enyiegbulam, (2012), “Sorption characteristics of dynamically vulcanized polypropylene/epoxidized natural rubber blends filled with carbonized dika nutshell (Irvialgia Gabonensis)”Academic Research International (AR.Int), Vol. 3, No. 2, September 2012, pp.. 117-127.
  15. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Effect of Zinc Oxide on adhesion properties of epoxidized natural rubber (ENR) adhesives”, International Journal of Academic Research (IJAR), Vo. 34, No. 1 January 2012, pp.78-83.
  16. G. N. Onyeagoro and M. E. Enyiegbulam, (2012), “Physico-Mechanical properties of cellulose acetate butyrate/yellow poplar wood fibre composites as a function of fibre aspect ratio, fibre loading, and fibre acetylation”, International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (IJBAS), Vol. 01, No. 02, October 2012, pp. 385-397.
  17. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Effect of fibre treatment and fibre loading on viscosity characteristics of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB)/Yellow poplar wood fibre composites”, International Journal of Academic Research (IJAR), Vol. 4, No. 1. January 2012, pp- 64-70.
  18. G. N. Onyeagoro, E. G. Ohaeri, and U. J. Timothy, (2012), “Studies on microbial degradation of natural rubber using dilute solution viscosity measurement and weight loss techniques”, International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences (IJBAS), Vol. 01, N0. 02, October 2012, pp. 448-460.
  19. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Effect of phenol-formaldehyde resin and blend ratio on adhesion properties of natural rubber (NR)/Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) blend”, International Journal of Academic Research (IJAR), Vol. 4. No.1. January 2012, pp. 71-77.
  20. G. N. Onyeagoro and M. E. Enyiegbulam, (2012), “Studies on reactive compatibilization and dynamic vulcanization of polypropylene/epoxidized natural rubber blends filled with carbonized dika nutshell (Irvialgia Gabonensis)”, Academic Research International (AR.Int), Vol. 3, No. 2, September 2012, pp. 128-137.
  21. G. N. Onyeagoro, (2012) “Cure characteristics and physic-mechanical properties of carbonized bamboo fibre-filled natural rubber vulcanizates”, International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER), Vol. 2, Issue 6, Nov. – Dec. 2012, pp. 4683-4690.
  22. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Effect of Zinc Oxide level and Blend ratio on Vulcanizate Properties of a blend of Natural rubber/acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber in the influence of epoxidized natural rubber”, Academic Research international (AR.Int), Vol. 3, No. 1, July 2012, pp. 499-509.
  23. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Influence of Carbonized Dika (Irvialgia Gaabonensis) nutshell powder on the vulcanizate properties of natural rubber/acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber blend”, Academic Research International (AR.Int), Vol. 02, No. 03, May 2012, pp. 218-229.
  24. G. N. Onyeagoro (2011), “Effect of processing parameters on mechanical properties of linear low-density polyethene film”, Journal of Engineering, Science & Technology, Vol. 6, N0. 1, 2011, pp. 1-5.
  25. G. N. Onyeagoro (2011), “Effect of fibre acetylation on some mechanical properties of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB)/Yellow poplar wood fibre composites”, Nigerian Journal of Polymer Science and Technology (NJPST), Vol. 7, No. 1, October 2011, pp. 14-28.
  26. G. N. Onyeagoro (2011), “Assessment of environmental impact status of Polyethlene (Cellophane) generation in Owerri, Nigeria”, International Research Journal in Engineering Science & Technology (IREJEST), Vol. 8, No. 1, June 2011, pp. 63-69.
  27. G. N. Onyeagoro (2011), “Effect of additives on the bonding strength of Dextrin glue”. Journal of Scientific & Industrial Studies, Vol. 9. No. 1, 2011, pp. 78-83.
  28. G. N. Onyeagoro and C. T. Nwosu (2011), “Effect of fibre acetylation on yield strain of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB)/yellow poplar wood fibre composites”, Journal of Research in Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2011, pp. 107-113.
  29. G. N. Onyeagoro (2010), “Dispersion characteristics of yellow poplar wood fibre in cellulose acetate butyrate/yellow poplar wood fibre composites”, International Research Journal in Engineering Science & Technology (IREJEST), Vol. 7, No. 1, 2010. Pp.
  30. G. N. Onyeagoro (2009), “Mechanical properties of blends of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Urea-formaldehyde resin”, International Research Journal in Engineering Science & Technology (IREJEST), Vol. 6, No. 1, August. 2009, pp. 33-46.
  31. G. N. Onyeagoro (2007), “Diffusion of methanol, ethanol, and toluene in nylon 12 and poly(ethylene terephthalate)”, International Research Journal in Engineering Science & Technology (IREJEST, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2007, pp. 141-147.
  32. G. N. Onyeagoro (2007), “UV degradation of polypropylene containing pro-degradants”, International Research Journal in Engineering Science & Technology (IREJEST), Vol. 4. No. 1, 2007, pp. 41-46.
  33. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Effect of Chemical treatment on the constituents and tensile properties of oil palm leaf fibre”, Academic Research International (AR.Int), Vol. 02, No. 03, pp. 88-98.
  34. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Preparation and Characterization of natural rubber latex grafted with ethyl acrylate (EA)-methylmethacrylate (MMA) Monomers Mixture”, Academic Research International (AR.Int), Vol. 03, No. 01, pp. 387-392.
  35. G. N. Onyeagoro (2012), “Influence of Surface lignin Concentration on fibre surface characteristic and tensile properties of oil palm fibre/urea-formaldehyde resin composites”, Academic Research international (AR.Int), Vol. 03, No. 01, pp. 491-498.