Lecturer II, Chemistry Department

Mr Udoka A. Nkwoada

Mr Amarachi Udoka Nkwoada

Lecturer II

B.Tech.(ABSU), M.Sc.(ABERDEEN)
E-mail:  amarachi.nkwoada@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Graduated with BSc in Industrial chemistry and proceeded to obtain Master degree from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Employed as a lecturer at FUTO since 2014 and has published several peer-reviewed journals in reputable publishers as well as a reviewer for various publishers. Astute lecturer, with a sound technical background in analytical instrumentation. Currently doing his PhD in Environmental Chemistry. He has about 5 Novel Paper publications, a reviewer for over 20 peer-reviewed journals and Published over 25 papers in international journals. Mr Nkwoada is happily married with a son.

Qualifications
Honours/Awards
Courses Assigned
Affiliations
Experience
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualifications

  • DIPLOMA PROJECT MANAGEMENT: OXFORD UNIVERSITY, OXFORDSHIRE, U.K
  • MSC       2009:  ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND
  • BSC        2005:   ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY UTURU, NIGERIA
  • WAEC    2000:  EMMANUEL COLLEGE OWERRI, IMO STATE
  • FSLC       1994:   FIRST SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE

Honours/Awards

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Title of Award/Scholarship/Honours

Key Achievements

Dates

1

Ambassador of Chemistry

Chemistry in society

2004/2005

2

2018 Top Reviewer award of recognition

Brilliant and quality reviewing of manuscripts

2018-2019

Course Code and Courses Assigned to Teach:

Harmattan

CHM 101

General Chemistry I

CHM 201

Physical chemistry I

ICH 403

Introduction to mineral processing

CHM 315

Introduction to petroleum chemistry

RAIN

CHM 102

General Chemistry I

CHM 202

Inorganic chemistry I

CHM 308

Introduction to spectroscopy

ICH 514

Surface chemistry

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY (BRITAIN) (RSC)
  • MEMBER CHEMICAL SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (CSN)
  • MEMBER INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (IOSH)

 

Conferences

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Name of event

Place

Dates

1

38th Annual International Conference by Chemical Society of Nigeria

Abuja International Centre, Abuja Nigeria

6-11th September 2015

2

5th International conference on gender and sustainable development goals (GSDGs)

Hall of Excellence, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

22-25th February 2016

3

10th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of Chemical Society of Nigeria (Imo State Chapter)

Department of Chemistry Library, FUTO Owerri

14 June 2016

4

1st STRIVE-CONFERENCE FUTO Owerri

Hall of Excellence, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.

2-4th November 2016

5

18th International Conference on heavy metals

Ghent, Belgium1

2-15 September 2016

6

2nd Conference on NMR & IR SPECTROSCOPY WORKSHOP

Enugu hospital Research Enugu state, Nigeria

12-14th December 2016

7

1st West Africa Joint Scientific Conference on Environmental Health

Kwara State University, Nigeria.

12-16th March 2017

6

11th ANACHEM ANNUAL CONFERENCE/ AWARDS

Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State, Nigeria

30-31st October 2017

 

Experience

  • Synthesis of novel materials
  • Analytical testing and characterization materials
  • Analytical testing and standardization of samples and products
  • Analytical report writing
  • Laboratory internal auditing
  • The teaching of academic courses and curriculum
  • Research in Chemistry and related areas of sciences
  • Developments in new findings, patents, inventions and innovations
  • Publications of research findings and data in peer-reviewed journals
  • Equipment and instrumentation used includes FTIR, AAS, ICP-AES, XRD-EDS, SEM, HPLC, GC-MS and XRF.

 

Research Interest

  • Polymer Nanocomposites
  • Polymer Clay Nanocomposites
  • Photocatalysis
  • Photodegradation
  • Graphene
  • Graphene Oxide

PUBLICATIONS (CURRENT LAST 15 PUBLICATIONS)

  1. “Amarachi U. Nkwoada, Chijioke M. Amakom and Emeka E. Oguzie” The Role and Economics of Nano-Graphene Functionalization in Oil Industry Improvement. Asian Journal of Physical and Chemical Sciences 5(2): 1-19, 2018.
  2. “Nkwoada, C. O. Alisa, C. K. Enenebeaku and E. E. Oguzie” Studies on Adsorptive Behavior of Cd2+ on Graphene Oxide: Alternative Novel Approach. Archives of Current Research International. 12(4): 1-11, 2018.
  3. “Amakom M. Chijioke, Orji E. Chikwendu, Iroegbu Chinedu, Nkwoada U. Amarachi, Madu D. Afam, Ugochuwu G. Kosisochukwu and Oforma J. Tochukwu “Radionuclide concentration: The coal ash effect. “International Journal of Physical Sciences. Vol. XX(XX), pp. XXX-XXX, XXXXXX 2018.
  4. “C. I. A. Nwoko, A. U. Nkwoada, P. C. Njoku and A. Obichini” Novel Non-parametric Assessment of Heavy Metals in Coated Card Wastes Journal of Applied Life Sciences International 15(1): 1-10, 2017.
  5. I. Akagha, V. I. E. Ajiwe, P. A. C. Okoye, C.O Alisa and A. U. Nkwoada “Investigation of Aba River Contamination Using Eichhornia crassipes as Bio-indicator”. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology. 22(1): 1-7, 2017.
  6. Nwoko Christopher Ikpe Amadi, Nkwoada Amarachi Udoka, Ihuoma Peterclever Chidi, “Novel Linearized Kinetic Modeling of Starch hydrolysis”. Chemical Science International Journal. 19(3) (2017) 1-7.
  7. Nwoko C. I. A, Nkwoada A.U, Ubeh E.O, Njoku A, “Characterization of Selected Honey in South-East Nigeria: Theoretical Translation”, International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology. 2(2) 695-700
  8. Nwoko C.I.A, Onyedika G.O, Nkwoada A.U, Anyanwu G.C, “Mineralogical and Physicochemical Assessment of Ihioma Coal in the Imo State of Nigeria”, IOSR Journal of Applied Chemistry, 9(12) 42-46.
  9. Nwoko Christopher Ikpe Amadi, Nkwoada Amarachi Udoka, Onu Uche Lynda, “Physicochemical analysis and mineralogical composition of Enugu Coal in Nigeria For potential Utilization”. International Journal of Scientific and Technology research. 6(1) 94-97
  10. Christopher I. Nwoko, Onyekwe C. Enyinnaya, Justus I. Okolie and Nkwoada Amarachi, “The proximate analysis and biochemical composition Of the waste peels of three cassava cultivars”, International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Applied Science, 2 (11) 64-71
  11. Nkwoada Amarachi Udoka, Okoli Kindness Bidemi and Ekeanyanwu Isaiah Okechukwu, “Novel kinetic modelling and optimization for Adsorption of Zn2+ over graphene oxide”, Journal of Applied Chemical Science International, 7(1) 64-70
  12. U. Nkwoada, Simon Officer, “Novel dysprosium and terbium doped taggants for hydrocarbon identification”, Journal of Advanced Chemical. Sciences. 2(3) (2016) 296–298.
  13. U. Nkwoada, Simon Officer, “Fluorescence lifetime investigation and characterization of dysprosium and terbium doped taggants”, Journal of Advanced Chemical. Sciences 2(2) (2016) 293–295.
  14. Nkwoada, Oguzie, E., Alisa C., Agwaramgbo L. and Enenebeaku C. (2016) “Emissions of Gasoline Combustion by Products in Automotive Exhausts”, International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 6(4,). 464-482.
  15. Nkwoada, A., Alisa, C. and Duru, I. (2016) “Public Participation in Solid Waste Management Practices within Owerri Urban of Imo State, Nigeria”, International Journal of Science and Research, 5(3),.1749-1754.

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