Senior Lecturer, Ag. HOD, Chemical Engineering Department

Engr. Dr Innocent S. Ike

Engr. Dr. Innocent Sunday Ike

Senior Lecturer, Ag. HOD

B.Eng. Chem Eng, M.Eng. Chem Eng, M.Sc. Mathematics, PhD Chem Eng.
Phone Number: +2348037081093
Email: innocent.ike@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Innocent Sunday Ike is a Senior Lecturer of Chemical and Process Engineering and the Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, (FUTO) Nigeria, from 2019 – Date. Innocent did his PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering at the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa. He has published more than 30 articles in international refereed journals and conferences worldwide. He has a special interest in Electrochemical energy storage devices such as electrochemical capacitors, next-generation batteries and fuel cells, and is in the team of the African Centre of Excellence of Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE–FUELS) at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He is a Professional Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), a Registered Corporate Engineer with the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE).  Innocent is also registered member Electrochemical Society (ECS) and International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE). He is a member of Ceramic and Composite Materials Focus Area of the Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation, Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (COE–SM), South Africa since 2013 –present. Innocent is also a member of Materials for Energy Research Group  (MERG) South African University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, South Africa from 2014 – Date.

Qualifications
Honours/Awards
Affiliations
Courses Assigned to Teach
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD) in Chemical Engineering     –    2017
  • Master of Science (M.Sc) in Mathematics     –     2010
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng) in Chemical Engineering    –      2007
  • Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Chemical Engineering with Second Class Upper    –     2001
  • Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE)      –     1989
  • First School Living Certificate Examination     –     1982

Honours/Awards

  • DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (CoE-SM) South African PhD award     –       2013
  • DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (CoE-SM) South African PhD award     –       2014
  • Materials for Energy Research Group (MERG) South African PhD award      –    2015
  • Materials for Energy Research Group (MERG) South African PhD award    –   2016 
  • DST/NRF Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (CoE-SM) South African PhD award      –      2016

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, Professional Registered Engineer, COREN                                                                       2013
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)                                                                              2012
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (MNSChE)                                                        2008
  • Member, The International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)                                                       2013
  • Member, The Electrochemical Society (ECS)                                                                                    2015
  • Member, African Material Research Society (MA-MRS)                                                                 2009
  • Member, Nigerian Mathematics Society (MNMS)                                                                           2011
  • Member, Mathematical Association of Nigeria (MMAN)                                                               2011

Courses Assigned to Teach

  1. ENG 307       Engineering Mathematics I          
  2. ENG 308       Engineering Mathematics II
  3. CHE315        Computer Packages For Chemical Engineers I 
  4. CHE314        Computer Packages For Chemical Engineers II 
  5. CHE 407       Chemical Engineering Analysis
  6. CHE 409       Chemical Process Synthesis & Simulation
  7. CHE 501       Chemical Process Control II
  8. CHE 503       Chemical Process optimization
  9. CHE 505/506  Undergraduate Project
  10. CHE 507       Chemical Process Plant Design II
  11. CHE 508       Environmental Engineering
  12. CHE 512       Chemical Reaction Engineering III
  13. CHE 524       Chemical Process Plant Design III 
  14. CHE 801       Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis I
  15. CHE 812       Environmental Pollution and Control   
  16. CHE 901       Advanced Chemical Engineering Analysis II
  17. CHE 903       Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering II

Experience

  • Acting Head, Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,        –      2019 -Date
  • Senior Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,       –       2017- Date
  • Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,        –       2013- 2017
  • Lecturer II, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,       –        2012- 2013
  • Assistant Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,       –      2009- 2011
  • Reviewer for Journal of Power Sources published by Elsevier Publishing      –     2017 – Date 
  • Reviewer  for Journal of Electronic Materials published by Springer Publishing      –       2017 – Date
  • Reviewer for Journal of Electrochemical Society published by Electrochemical Society  –  2018 – Date
  • Reviewer  for RSC Advances published by Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)     –       2019 – Date

Research Interest

His research area of interests is on membrane technology, catalysis (synthesis, characterization and applications) and reactor engineering. Electrochemical energy storage devices such as electrochemical capacitors, next-generation batteries (notably Li-S, Na-ion and Li-ion batteries) and fuel cells, photovoltaics, hydrogen production and storage, solar thermal energy production and storage, ion storage and electrolyzers. Batch Chemical Process Integration, Sustainable Process Systems Engineering, Process modelling and simulation. Environmental modelling, waste recycling techniques and waste-to-energy and waste-to resource technologies development (Energy and resources recovery from waste). Chemical process design, dynamics and control. Material Science and General applications of modelling and simulation.

Publications

  1. I. S. Ike, L.E. Aneke and K.B. Oyoh., “Computer-Aided Material Balance Calculation of Processes with recycling Streams using the Initial Zero Recycle Method”, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 5(2) 119-124, 2010.
  2. I. S. Ike, L.E. Aneke and K.B. Oyoh., “Manual and Computer-Aided Calculation of the Energy Balance of Processes with Recycle Streams”, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 5(2) 112-118, 2010.
  3. I. S. Ike, G.C.E. Mbah and B.C. Udeh., “Linear approximation approach for solving non-linear chemical process models: A case study of non- isothermal Continuous Stirred Tank Reactor, CSTR” Global Journal of Engineering and Technology 3 (3) 393-404, 2010.
  4. B.C. Udeh and I. S. Ike., “Unwrapping the myth about the concept of plug flow via the principle of fluid mechanics”, Global Journal of Engineering and Technology, 3 (3) 513-518, 2010.
  5. I.S. Ike, L.E., Aneke, and K.B. Oyoh., “Production of Organic (Carboxylic) Acids from coals through liquid-phase oxidation of coals: A route for utilization of low-rank coals”, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 6 (2) 109-113, 2011.
  6. I. S. Ike and L.E. Aneke., “The Computer Executive-Aided Simulation of Chemical Plants: A case study of the Synthesis of cumene”, Association for the Advancement of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Enterprises, AMSE Journals of Modelling, Measurement and Control, Series C, Volume 72, Issue 1, 67-79, 2011.
  7. M. S. Nwakaudu, F. L. Kamen, G. Afube A. A. Nwakaudu and I. S. Ike., Impact of Cassava Processing Effluent on Agricultural Soil: A Case Study of Maize Growth., Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS) 3(5): 881-885 (2012).
  8. I. S. Ike and G.C.E Mbah., ” Mathematical modelling and control of a Non-isothermal continuous stirred tank reactor CSTR”.  Association for the Advancement of Modelling and Simulation Techniques in Enterprises, AMSE Journals of Modelling, Measurement and Control, Series B, Volume 82, Issue 1, 55-76, 2013.
  9. I. S. Ike, L. E. Aneke and G. O. Mbah., “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of a Diffusion Process in the Human Bloodstream”, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 8 (8) 260-268, 2013.
  10. I. S. Ike, I. Sigalas, and S. E. Iyuke., “Understanding Performance Limitation and Suppression of Leakage Current or Self-Discharge in Electrochemical Capacitors: A Review” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 18, 661–680.
  11. I. S. Ike and S. E. Iyuke., “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation of Supercapacitors”, Book Chapter In Nanomaterials in Advanced Batteries and Supercapacitors (Edited by K. I. Ozoemena and S.W. Chen) Springer Publishing, New York, USA, 2016, Chapter 15 pp 515-562; DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26082-2; Online ISBN: 978-3-319-26082-2
  12. I. S. Ike, I. Sigalas, and S. E. Iyuke., “The Influences of Operating Conditions and Design Configurations on the Performance of Symmetric Electrochemical Capacitors”; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18 (2016) 28626–28647.
  13. I. S. Ike, I. Sigalas, and S. E. Iyuke., “The Effects of Self-Discharge on the Performance of Symmetric Electric Double Layer Capacitors and Active Electrolyte Enhanced Supercapacitors: Insights from Modelling and Simulation”, Journal of Elec Materi. (2017) 46 (2) 1163-1189. doi:10.1007/s11664-016-5053-9.
  14. I. S. Ike, I. Sigalas, and S. E. Iyuke., “Optimization of design parameters and operating conditions of electrochemical capacitors for high energy and power performances”, Journal of Elec Materi. (2017) 46 (3) 1692-1713. doi:10.1007/s11664-016-5213-y.
  15. I. S. Ike, I. Sigalas, and S. E. Iyuke., “Modelling and Optimization of Electrodes Utilization for high Energy and Power in Symmetric Electrochemical Capacitors”, Journal of Energy Storage 12 (2017) 261–275.
  16. I. S. Ike, I. Sigalas, and S. E. Iyuke., “The Effects of Self-Discharge on the Performance of Asymmetric/Hybrid Electrochemical Capacitors with Redox-Active Electrolytes: Insights from Modeling and Simulation”, Journal of Elec Materi. (2018) 47 (1) 470-492. doi:10.1007/s11664-017-5796-y.
  17. I. S. Ike, S. A. Melchior,  K. Raju, R. M. Erasmus, G. Kabongo, I. Sigalas, S. E. Iyuke, and K. I. Ozoemena, ” High-Voltage Symmetric Supercapacitor Based on 2D Titanium Carbide (MXene,Ti2CTx)/Carbon Nanosphere Composites in a Neutral Aqueous Electrolyte”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society165 (3) A501-A511 (2018). DOI: 10.1149/2.0401803jes.
  18. F. L. Kamen, S. N. Nnamchi, I. S. Ike, A. C. Orga and A. C. Nkwocha.,  Comparative Study Of The Production Of Biogas From Cow, Pig And Poultry Dung., Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology (JMEST) 10 (5) 8737-8740 (2018)
  19. I. S. Ike, I. J. Sigalas, S. E. Iyuke, E. E. Kalu, “The Role of Modelling and Simulation in the Achievement of Next-Generation Electrochemical Capacitors”, Chapter 8, in Electrochemical Devices for Energy Storage Applications, M. A. Kebede (ed.) and F. I. Ezema (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, 12/11/2019, eISBN9780367855116, https://doi.org/10.1201/9780367855116, pp. 151 – 180 (2019).
  20. I. S. Ike, I. J. Sigalas, S. E. Iyuke, E. E. Kalu, “The Contributions of Electrolytes in Achieving the Performance Index of Next-Generation Electrochemical Capacitors (ECs)”, Chapter 11, in Electrochemical Devices for Energy Storage Applications, M. A. Kebede (ed.) and F. I. Ezema (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA, 12/11/2019, eISBN9780367855116, https://doi.org/10.1201/9780367855116, pp. 215 – 248 (2019).
  21. G. N. Chukwueze, C. O. Asadu, C. E. Onu and I. S. Ike, “Evaluation of the Corrosion Inhibitive Properties of Three Different Leave Extracts on Mild Steel Iron in Sulphuric Acid Solution”, Journal of Engineering Research and Reports 12 (3): 6-17, 2020; Article no.JERR.56480
  22. C. O. Asadu, I. S. Ike, C. E. Onu, S. O. Egbuna, M. I. Onoh, G. O. Mbah and C. N. Eze, “Investigation of the influence of biofertilizer synthesized using microbial inoculums on the growth performance of two agricultural crops”, Biotechnology Reports 27 (2020) e00493; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.btre.2020.e00493

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