Engr. Dr. Ignatius Chigozie Onyechere

Engr. Dr. Ignatius Chigozie Onyechere

senior lecturer

OND,B.Eng, M.Eng, PhD
Email: onyechere.chigozie@futo.edu.ng 


  • (1) Mbachu Primary School, Ubulu; First School Leaving

    Certificate (FSCL). [1987 to 1992]. (2) St. John Chrysostom

    Junior Seminary, Osina, Ideato-North L.G.A., Imo State;

    Senior School Certificate of the West African Examination

    Council (SSCE / WAEC). [1992 to 1998]. (3) Federal

    Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri; Ordinary National Diploma

    (OND) in Electrical/Electronics Engineering at Upper

    Credict. [2000 to 2002]. (4) Federal University of

    Technology Owerri; B.Eng. in Civil Engineering at Second

    Class Honours, (Upper Divission), [2002 ton2007]. (5)

    Federal University of Technology Owerri; M.Eng. in Civil

    Engineering (Structures), [2009 ton2013]. (6) Federal University of Technology Owerri; PhD. in Civil Engineering (Structures), [2013 ton2019].

Academic Qualification



  • Study Fellowship awarded by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, for PhD in Civil Engineering. (2015 to 2019).


  • COREN,
  • MNSE,
  • MNICE.

Courses Assigned to Teach



(1)  Project Engr. @ Monier Construction Company (MCC) Nig. Ltd, PortHarcourt, Rivers State. From May 2009 to October, 2014.

(2)  Lecturer @ Department of Civil Engineering, Federal

University of Technology, Owerri. Sept. 2014 till date.

Research Interest

Bending, Stability and Vibration Analysis of Structural Plates.

Analysis and Design of Structural Members.

Characterization of Building and Construction Materials.

Use of Green Building Materials

Rigid and Flexible Pavements.

Concrete Technology.

Geotechnical Properties of Soils



B. C. Iheanacho, V. N, Abiaziem, K. F. Anyoha,   I. C.

Onyechere. 2023.The Effects of Conplast Sp561 on

Concrete Properties”. INOSR APPLIED SCIENCES. Vol.10, Iss. 1, pp. 66 – 77. http://www.inosr.net/inosr-appliedsciences/.


I. C. Onyechere. 2022.Properties of Sawdust Concrete”.

Journal of Building Material Sciences. Vol.4, Iss. 2, pp. 1 – 9.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jbms.v4i2.4818


 J. I. Arimanwa, L. O. Ettu, U. C. Anya, E. E. Effiong and I.

C. Onyechere. 2021. “Mixture Experiment Design for the

Workability of High Performance Recycled Coarse Aggregate Concrete”. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications. Vol.11, Iss.10 (Series III), pp. 48 – 55.


I. C. Onyechere , E. U. Onweremadu , A..U.Onyechere, O.

D. Ohaerilam. 2021. “Pedological and Geotechnical

Properties of Soils formed on Coastal Plain Sand of Imo State,

Nigeria”, International Journal of Research and Innovation in

Applied Science (IJRIAS). Vol. VI, Iss. I, 


I. C. Onyechere, 2021. U.C. Anya, O. M. Ibearugbulem, A. U. Igbojiaku, E. O. Ihemegbulem and K. C. Igwilo. “Use of

Higher Order Plate Theory in Dynamic Analysis of SSFS and

CSFS Thick Rectangular Plates in Orthogonal Polynomials”.

Nigerian Journal of Technology. Vol.40, N0.2, pp. 199 – 209.


Onyechere I.C., Anya U.C., Nwachukwu A.N.,

Onyemerekwe S.C., and Igwilo K. C. 2021. “Properties of

High Performance Concrete Made with Crushed Granite and

Sp561 Superplasticizer”, International Research Journal of Modernization in Engineering Technology and Science, Vol.3, Iss. 2, pp. 471 – 478.



Onyechere I. C., Ezeiruaku I., Nwachukwu A. N., Anya U.

C, Enem J. I., Igwilo K. C. and Owom P. O. 2021. “An Investigation on the Compressive Strength of Concrete made from Three Different Coarse Aggregates”, International Research Journal of Modernization in Engineering

Technology and Science, Vol.3, Iss. 2, pp. 282 – 289.


Onyechere I. C., Anya U. C., Gwarah L. S., and Ihemegbulem E. O. 2020. “Application of Polynomial

Deflection Expression in Free-Vibration Study of Thick

Rectangular Plates”, SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering (SSRG-IJCE), Vol. 7 Iss. 7, pp. 53 – 64. www.internationaljournalssrg.org.


Onyechere I. C., Ibearugbulem O. M., Anya U. C., Njoku K. O., Igbojiaku A. U. and Gwarah L. S. 2020. “The Use of

Polynomial Deflection Function in The Analysis of Thick Plates using Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory”, Saudi Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 4, Iss. 4, pp. 38-46. DOI:

10.36348/sjce.2020.v04i04.001, http://saudijournals.com/sjce/


Awodiji, C. T. G, Nwachukwu, A. N, Onyechere, C. I, Iyidiobi, R. G & Nwabueze, B. J. 2020. “The Effectiveness of Hydrated Lime as a Flocculing Agent in Water Treatment”, Saudi Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 4, Iss. 3, pp. 30-37. DOI: 10.36348/sjce.2020.v04i03.001, http://saudijournals.com/sjce.


Onyechere, I.C., Ibearugbulem, O.M., Anya U.C., L.

Anyaogu and C.T.G. Awodiji. 2020. “Free-Vibration Study of Thick Rectangular Plates Using Polynomial Displacement Functions”. Saudi Journal of Engineering and Technology. Vol. 5, Iss. 2, pp. 73-80. DOI:10.36348/sjet.2020.v05i02.006. https://saudijournals.com/sjeat


Nwachukwu A. N., Okoro B. C., Osuagwu J. C., Nwakwasi N.

L. and Onyechere I. C. 2020. “Index and Compaction

Properties of Oil Contaminated Clay Soils in Niger – Delta

Region of Nigeria”. Saudi Journal of Engineering and

Technology. Vol. 5, Iss. 2, pp. 81-85.                                DOI:

10.36348/sjet.2020.v05i02.007, https://saudijournals.com/sjeat


Ibearugbulem O. M., Ezeh J. C., Ibarugbulem C. N., and

Onyechere I. C. 2020. Closed Form Stability Analysis of

Solid Non – Prismatic Columns. International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology. Vol. 5, Iss. 3, pp. 105 – 113. www.ijisrt.com.


Ibearugbulem, O.M., Onyechere, I.C., Ezeh J.C. and Anya

U.C. (July 2019). Determination of Exact Displacement

Functions for Rectangular Thick Plate Analysis. FUTO




Journal Series (FUTOJNLS). 5(1). 101 – 116. e-ISSN : 24768456 p-ISSN : 2467-8325. www.futojnls.org


Owus M. Ibearugbulam, Christopher K. Amaechi, Ngozi L.

Nwakwasi, Lewechi Anyaogu, Joan Arimanwa and Ignatius

C. Onyechere (July 2019). Structural Characteristic of

Sawdust – Quarry Dust Composite. SSRG International

Journal of Civil Engineering. 6 (7). 7 – 12. ISSN: 2348 –

8352. www.internationaljournalssrg.org   


Ibearugbulam O.M, Amaechi C. K., Anyaogu L., Arimanwa J., and Onyechere I. C. (2019). Flexural Strength and Deflection of Sawdust – Quarry Dust – Plywood Composite Slab. Elixir International Journal (Elixir Civil Engg.). 135, 53786 – 53789. ISSN: 2229-712X.  www.elixirpublishers.com.


Adaobi U. Onyechere, Emmanuel U. Onweremmadu and Ignatius C. Onyechere (June 2019). Geotechnical Properties and Classification of Soils formed on Shell in Imo State Nigeria. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Applied Science (IJRIAS). 4 (6). 159 – 163. ISSN 2454-6194. www.rsisinternational.org 


Ezeh J.C., Onyechere, I. C., Ibearugbulem, O.M., and Anya

U.C. (Sept. 2018). “Buckling Analysis of Thick Rectangular Flat SSSS Plates using Polynomial Displacement Functions”. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research.

Vol. 9, Iss. 9, pp. 387 – 392. http://www.ijser.org).


Ezeh J.C., Ibearugbulem, O.M., Ettu L. O., Gwarah L.S., and

Onyechere, I.C., (Oct. 2018). Application of Shear

Deformation Theory for Analysis of CCCS and SSFS

Rectangular Isotropic Thick Plates. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSR-JMCE). Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 33 – 44. www.iosrjournals.org.


 Agbo S.I, Dike B.U, Anyanwu T.U, Onyechere I.C. (2015)

“Analysis of Short Cylindrical Shells Under Internal

Hydrostatic Pressure using Polynomial Series Shape

Functions”. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 8, pp: 377 – 381. www.ijret.org)


Ezeh, J. C., Ibearugbulem, O. M., Onyechere I. C. (2013).

“Pure Bending  Analysis of Thin Rectangular Flat Plates using

Ordinary Finite-Difference Method”. International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering. Vol. 3, Issue 3, pp. 20 – 23.  www.ijetae.com.


J. C. Ezeh, O. M. Ibearugbulem and C. I. Onyechere (2013). Free – Vibration  Analysis of Thin Rectangular Flat Plates using Ordinary Finite-difference method. International


Research/Publication Links

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2007-1423

Research Gate Profile URL: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/ChigozieOnyechere/research

Google Scholar Page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=QXXvJWcAAAAJ &hl=en