Mr. Unegbu, Rapuruchukwu Nobert

Mr. Unegbu, Rapuruchukwu Nobert

assistant lecturer

BSc., MSc.



After my primary and secondary education, I started my university education at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) – a frontline federal university of technology in Nigeria. At FUTO, I obtained a B.Tech in Environmental Technology in 2008. After working as an HSE Officer in the oil services industry, I returned to FUTO for my MSc and obtained an MSc in Geo-Environmental Technology in 2016. After MSc studies, I worked as an HSE Supervisor in the construction industry. In 2019 I returned to FUTO, where I currently work as an Assistant Lecturer, saddled with teaching, research and community development responsibilities.

I cherish the natural environment and have a penchant for preserving it, and hence was drawn to study about the environment in the university. My research interests are geared towards investigating and assessing the harmful impacts left on the environment as a result of man’s obnoxious activities, and devising/developing ways of ameliorating/remediating such harmful impacts.

I am a family man – married to Confidence Unegbu (Nee Osuji), and together we have a son. I practice Christianity, anchored on the Golden Rule taught by my Lord Jesus Christ: “do unto others what you want them to do unto you”. I love football and other sports like tennis, cycling and running, and I appreciate recreational activities as means of relaxing, connecting and re-connecting to people

Academic Qualification

2012-2015 Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

M.Sc in Geo-Environmental Technology

2002-2007 Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

B.Tech in Environmental Technology (Flood & Erosion Control Technology option, 2nd Class Upper Division

1993-1999 Holy Ghost College, Owerri


1988-1993 Central School Eziobodo, Owerri







Courses Assigned to Teach


2019-Date Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)

Teaching, research and community development

2017-2019 Horatio Limited (Building and Civil Engineering Contractors), Plot 11 Redemption Crescent, Gbagada Industrial Estate Gbagada, Lagos, Nigeria

HSE Supervisor

2009-2012 Asher & Gad Investment LTD, 78 Creek Road, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

HSE Officer

Research Interest

Soil remediation; soil and water quality analysis; air quality assessment; geotechnical/geoenvironmental investigation; flood and erosion control studies; environmental impact assessment (EIA), health; safety and environment (HSE).


      • Emereibeole, E.I., Mgbeahuruike, L.U., Uyo, C.N., Unegbu, R.N., & Edo, F.A. (2023). Traffic air pollution and urban sustainability: an assessment of strategic road intersections in Owerri Urban, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Quality (EQA), 54: 1-10. DOI: 10.6092/ISSN.2281-4485/16423.
      • Unegbu, R.N., Mgbeahuruike, L.U., Emereibeole, E.I., Tony-Njoku, R.F., Iwuji, K.M., & Egwim, C.J. (2022). Spatiotemporal distribution model of air quality parameters within FUTO and its environs. Journal of Air Pollution and Health, 7(3): 275-286. DOI: 10.18502/japh.v7i3.10541.
      • Mgbeahuruike, L.U., Potgieter, S., Dike, M.U., Njoku Tony, R.F., Emereibeole, E.I., Edo, F.A., Uyo,  C.N., & Unegbu, R.N. (2021). Montmorillonite versus Kaolinite clay minerals in a sustainable metal recovery. International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources, 28(1). DOI: 10.19080/IJESNR.2021.28.556229.
    1. Mgbeahuruike, L.U., Potgieter, J.H., Emereibeole, E.I., Dike, M.U., Njoku Tony, R.F., Uyo, C.N., Uzoma, H.C., Edo, F.A., & Unegbu, R.N. (2021). Soil remediation by removal of Cu and Ni with unconventional organic solution.
International Journal of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources,
    1. 27(5).

    1. : 10.19080/IJESNR.2021.27.556221