Lecturer I, Department of Science Laboratory Technology

Dr Arinzechukwu M. Chidiebere

Dr Arinzechukwu M. Chidiebere

Lecturer I

B.Sc Industrial Chemistry; M. Sc Physical Chemistry; PhD Physical Chemistry
Email: arinzechukwu.chidiebere@futo.edu.ng  or arinzechukwuchidiebere@gmail.com

Biography

Arinzechukwu Maduabuchi Chidiebere is a lecturer in the Department of Science Laboratory Technology, FUTO. He holds a B. Sc(Hons) degree in Industrial Chemistry from the Imo State University, Owerri, M. Sc and PhD degree in Physical Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He was a Postgraduate (CAS-TWAS) research fellow (2012 – 2013) at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China. He has made a meaningful contribution to expounding adsorption and corrosion inhibition mechanisms of some organic molecules as well as the application of biomass corrosion inhibitors (BCI) for protection of metals and has over 20 publications in high impact factor journals (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=wtEZ1XUAAAAJ).

Qualifications
Courses Assigned
Awards
Affiliations
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Sc Industrial Chemistry  –  2002        
  • M.Sc Physical Chemistry  –  2012
  • PhD Physical Chemistry  –   2017

Courses Assigned to Teach

  • GLT 411 (Laboratory organization and Management 1)
  • STC 407 (Bioinorganic Chemistry)
  • GLT 501 (Photography and Bio-illustration)
  • STC 509 (Biochemistry of Food and Nutrition)
  • GLT 411 (Laboratory Organization and Management  II)
  • STC 520 (Chemistry Laboratory Techn. and Practice II)
  • STC 320 (Chemistry Laboratory Techn. and Practice I)
  • STC 314 (Bioenergetics)

Honours/Awards

CAS-TWAS Postgraduate Fellowship Award (2012) at the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Liaoning Province, Shenyang China.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member Chemical Society of Nigeria
  • Member Academy of Sciences for the Developing World

Work Experience

  • Research Manager  — (2007-2011) Gatelab Nigeria Limited, Owerri, Imo State.
  • Lecturer 1   –  (2017 to 2019) Department of Chemistry, School of Basic Sciences, Rhema University Nigeria.
  • Lecturer 1  — (2019 till date) Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

Research Interest

  • Development of environmentally-friendly corrosion inhibitors from plant extracts and its use in controlling microbial induced corrosion.
  • Electrochemical & theoretical investigation of corrosion phenomena in different corrosive environments.
  • Molecular modelling of material behaviour and electronic structure analysis using density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation.
  • Predicting corrosion inhibition mechanisms of nanocrystalline metals and alloys.
  • Development of smart anticorrosion coatings.

Publications

  1. Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, E. E., Li, L., Ying, L., Akram, N. A., · Fuhui, W. (2015): The effect of microstructure and elemental content on corrosion and corrosion inhibition of mild steel in a 0.5 M H 2 SO environment.  Royal Society of Chemistry Advances 5, 93907-93916.
  2. Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, E. E., Li, L., Ying, L., Fuhui, W. (2015): Adsorption and corrosion inhibiting effect of riboflavin on Q235 mild steel corrosion in acidic environments. Materials Chemistry and Physics 156, 95-104.
  3. Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, E, E., Li, L., Ying, L., Fuhui, W. (2014): Ascorbic acid as corrosion inhibitor for Q235 mild steel in acidic environments. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 26, 182-192.
  4. Chidiebere, M. A., Ogukwe, C. E., Oguzie, K. L., Eneh, C. N., and Oguzie, E. E. (2012): Corrosion Inhibition and Adsorption Behavior of Punica granatum Extract on Mild Steel in Acidic Environments: Experimental and Theoretical Studies. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 51, 668-677.
  5. Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, E.E., Liu, L., Li, Y., Wang, F., (2015): Inhibitory action of Funtumia Elastica extracts on the corrosion of Q235 mild steel in hydrochloric acid medium: experimental and theoretical studies. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology 361115–1125.
  6. Oguzie, E. E., Demian, I. N., Chidebere, M. A., Ogukwe, C. E., and Onuoha, G. N. (2014): Characterization and Experimental and Computational Assessment of Kola nitida Extract for Corrosion Inhibiting Efficacy. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 53, 58865894.
  7. Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, E. E., Liu, L., Li, Y., Wang, F. (2014): Corrosion inhibition of Q235 mild steel in 0.5 M H2SO4 solution by phytic acid and synergistic iodide additives. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 53, 7670 – 7679.
  8. Chidiebere, M. A., Nwanonenyi, S., Demian N., Iroha, N. B., Oguzie, E. E.,  Ying, L. (2017): Experimental study on the inhibitive effect of phytic acid as a corrosion inhibitor for Q235 mild steel in 1 M HCl environment. World News of Natural Sciences 15, 1 – 19.
  9. Oguzie, E. E., Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, K. L., Adindu, C. B., Momoh, Y. H. (2013): Biomass extract for materials protection: Corrosion inhibition of mild steel in acidic media by Terminalia chebular extracts. Chemical Engineering Communications 201, 790-803.
  10. Chidiebere,  M. A., Lebe, N., Adindu, B. C., Kanayo, O., Okolue, B., Onyeachu, B., Oguzie, E. E. (2016): Inhibition of Acid Corrosion of Mild Steel Using Delonix regia Leaves ExtractInternational Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy 69, 74- 86.
  11. Oguzie, E. E., Adindu, C. B., Enenebeaku, C. K., Ogukwe, C. E., Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie K. L.  (2012): Natural Products for Materials Protection: Mechanism of Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel by Acid Extracts of Piper guineense Experimental and Theoretical Studies. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 116, 13603 – 13615.
  12. V.O. Onyeocha, O.D. Akpan, I.A. Onuchukwu, M.A. Chidiebere. (2018): The Dimerization Effects of Some Solutes on the Partition Coefficient kD in Binary Immiscible Solvents. International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy 80, 40 – 52.
  13. Njoku, D. I., ChidiebereM. A., Oguzie, K. L., Ogukwe, C. E., Oguzie, E. E. (2013): Corrosion inhibition of mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution by the leaf extract of Nicotiana tabacum. Advances in Materials and Corrosion  1, 54 – 60.
  14. Iroha, N. B., Chidiebere, M. A. (2017): Evaluation of the Inhibitive Effect of Annona Muricata .L Leaves Extract on Low-Carbon Steel Corrosion in Acidic Media. International Journal of Materials and Chemistry 7, 47-54.
  15. Oguzie, E. E., Iheabunike, Z. O., Oguzie, K. L., Ogukwe, C. E., Chidiebere, M. A., Enenebeaku, C. K., Akalezi, C. O. (2013): Corrosion inhibiting effect of Aframomum melegueta extracts and adsorption characteristics of the active constituents on mild steel in acidic media. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology 34, 516-527.
  16. Onyeocha, V., Onwukamike, K. N., Njoku, V. O., Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, E. E. (2016): Removal of Methylene Blue Dye Pollutant from Aqueous Solution Using Sugar Cane Bark and Chaff Biomass. International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy 69, 49- 57.
  17. Ogukwe, C. E., Akalez, C. O., Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, K. L., Iheabunike, Z. O., Oguzie, E. E. (2012): Corrosion Inhibition and Adsorption of Anthocleista Djalonesis Leaf Extract on the Acid  Corrosion of Mild Steel. Portugaliae Electrochimica Acta 30, 189-202.
  18. Adindu, C. B., Chidiebere, M. A., Oguzie, E, E. (2016): Corrosion inhibition and adsorption behaviour extract of Funtumia Elastica on mild steel in acidic solution, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy 66, 119-132.
  19. Ulaeto, S. B. U., Ekpe, U. J., Chidiebere, A. M., and Oguzie, E. E. (2012): Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in Hydrochloric Acid by Extracts of Eichhornia Crassipes, International Journal of Materials and Chemistry 2, 158-164.
  20. Mejeha, M. I., Nwandu, M. C., Okeoma, K. B., Nnanna, L. A., Chidiebere, M. A., Eze, F. C., Oguzie, E. E. (2011): Corrosion inhibition and adsorption behaviour of leaf extracts of Asphilia Africana on AL alloy AA 3003 in HCl acid. Journal of Material Science 47, 2559 – 2572.

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