Professor, Polymer and Textile Engineering Department

Prof. Chimezie I. Madufor

Prof. Chimezie Innocent Madufor

Professor

B.Eng., MSc. PhD

Biography

Engr. Prof. I.C Madufor was born on 13th January 1963. He is a native of Mgbala Agwa in Oguta LGA in Imo State. He acquired Primary Education at Alaoma Primary School, Mgbala Agwa, Oguta LGA, Imo State between 1971-1976 and Secondary Education at Emmanuel College, Owerri between 1977-1982. He attended College of Technology, Owerri (now Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri, Imo State) between 1982-1984, where he obtained National Diploma (ND), Chemical Engineering.

He graduated from Federal University of Technology Owerri, with B.Tech, in Polymer and Textile Science and Technology (1985-1989), M.Sc, Polymer Science and Engineering (1990-1992) and PhD, Polymer Science in 2007. He has supervised scores of undergraduates, over 20 M.Sc graduates and Co-supervised 5 PhD graduates.

He was the Head of Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering from 2008-2012 and from 2016-2018. He has published more than sixty (60) researched articles in National and International peer-reviewed journals. He is a fellow of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (FPIN), COREN Registered Engineer and a member of Nigeria Society of Engineers NSE and other professional bodies. He is married with six children. He loves reading and footballing as a hobby. He was promoted to the rank of Professor from October 1, 2014

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

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Polymer Science.     –      2007
  • Certificate in Computer Appreciation.       –   2001
  • M.Sc. in Polymer Science & Engineering.     –      1992
  • B.Sc. Tech. in Polymer & Textile Science and Technology.       –       1989
  • Ordinary National Diploma (O. N. D.) in Chemical Engineering.   –  1984 
  • West African School Certificate.      –     1982
  • Primary school Leaving Certificate.      –    1976

HONOURS/ MERIT AWARDS:

  • NIBELTEX Awards for best student in       –     1986/87, 1987/88
  • University scholar in    –     1986/87, 1987/88
  • Federal Government Scholarship Award (M.Sc.)     –    1990 -1992
  • FUTO Study Fellowship (PhD)       –     1995-2007
  • Fellow, Polymer Institute of Nigeria (FPIN)          –          2015

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • COREN Reg. Engineer, R.12,180
  • Member Nigerian Society of Engineers, MNSE.
  • Member Polymer Institute of Nigeria (MPIN).
  • Member Textile Society of Nigeria (MTSN).
  • Member Association of African Industrial Designers

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • PTE 202     Introduction to Polymer and Textile Engineering
  • PTE 303     Polymer Science 1
  • PTE 305     Yarn and Fabric Manufacturing
  • PTE 314     Man-made fibre Production
  • PTE 316     Chemical Processing of Textiles and Polymerics
  • PTE 322     Analysis and Testing of Textiles and polymerics
  • PTE 403     Quality Control in Polymer and Textiles industries
  • PTE 405     Engineering Properties of Bulk Polymers
  • PTE 521     Polymer Processing Engineering Technology, III
  • PTE 531     Advanced Composites and Nanocomposite Materials and Interfaces
  • ENG 217    Engineers in Society
  • ENG 207    Introduction to Engineering Materials 1
  • PTE 513     Seminar
  • PTE 515/516        Project

          Postgraduate Courses Taught

  • PTE 607     Polymer processing Technology
  • PTE 608     Plant and Equipment Design
  • PTE 613     Textile Technology
  • PTE 617     Textile Plant and Equipment Design
  • PTE 612     Seminar
  • PTE 616     Project
  • PTE 703     Applied Rheology and Applications
  • PTE 702     Polymerization Reactor Engineering

Experience

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:                  

Federal University of Technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Department of polymer and Textile Engineering. February 1993 – Date

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Structure-processing-property relationships, cross-linking, crystallization, the mechanical and electrical behaviour of filled and unfilled polymer systems.
  • Melt rheology and its application in extrusion, injection moulding, rubber toughening of thermoplastics, alloying and compatibility of polymers.
  • Effect of environment on the mechanical properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
  • Studies on failure analysis and stabilization of polymers.
  • Physical testing and chemical analysis of Textile materials.
  • The effect of flame- retardants and environment on the thermal behaviour and mechanical properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
  • Waste Management of drilling muds

Publications

  1. I.O. Arukalam, I.C. Madufor, O. Ogbobe, E. Oguzie. Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose as Inhibitor for Acid Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel and Aluminium. Open Corrosion Journal, 2013, 6, 1-10.
  2. I.O. Arukalam, I.C. Madufor, O. Ogbobe, E. Oguzie. Adsorption and Inhibitive Properties of Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose on the Acid Corrosion of Mild Steel.  International Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering Research,  vol. 2, Issue 6, 2013,  613-629
  3. Innocent Okechi Arukalam, Innocent Chimezie Madufor, Okoro Ogbobe and Emeka E. Oguzie. Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose as a polymeric corrosion inhibitor for aluminium. Pigment & Resin Technology 43/3 (2014) 151–158
  4. Henry C, Obasi, Isaac O. Igwe, Innocent C. Madufor. Effect of Soil Burial on Tensile Properties of Polypropylene\Plasticised Cassava Starch Blends. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, 2013, 1-5.
  5. Tenebe, O.G., Madufor, I.C. Ayo, M.D. Ichetaonye, S.D. Nwiuelo, G.K Characterization of Carbonized Dikanut shell ((vringia Wombolu) and Carbonized Rubber seed shell (Hevea Brasiliensis) fillers.  International Journal of Material Science innovations, 1(3); 2013, 133-141.
  6. O.G. Tenebe, I.C. Madufor, M.D. Ayo, N. Ojinmah. Mechanical Properties of Natural Rubber filled with Carbonized Dikanut shell ((vringia Wombolu) and Carbonized Rubber seed shell (Hevea Brasiliensis). Macromolecules: An Indian journal. 9(2), 2013, 78-84.
  7. F.O. Aguele, I.C. Madufor. Effect of Carbonized Coir on physical properties of Natural Rubber Composites. American Journal of Polymer Science, 2012, 2(3), 28-34.   
  8. G.C. Onuegbu, I.C. Madufor, O. Ogbobe. Studies of Effect of Maleated Polyethylene Compatibilizer on some Mechanical Properties of Kola Nut filled Low-Density Polyethylene. Academic Research Journal, Vol 3, No. 1, 2012, 206-212.
  9. Innocent O. Eze, Innocent C. Madufor, Martin U. Obidiegwu. The Effect of Bamboo powder on some Mechanical properties of Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene (RLDPE) composites. Academic Research International,  Part II: Natural and Applied Sciences, 2013, 409-419.
  10. Innocent O Eze, Innocent C. Madufor, Martin U. Obidiegwu.  A comparative study of some Mechanical properties of Bamboo powder-filled Virgin and  Recycled Low-Density Polyethylene (RLDPE) composites. Academic Research International,  Part II: Natural and Applied Sciences, 2013, 420-430
  11. Madufor, I.C. Influence of Low-Density Polyethylene on the mechanical properties of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Tubular films: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 3. No. 2, 2010 p. 295-300.
  12. Chukwu M.N, Madufor, I.C. Ayo, M.D. and Ekebafe, L.O.: Effect of Stearic acid level on the Physical Properties of Natural Rubber Vulcanisate: The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 12, No. 1, May 2011.p.344-350.
  13. Ayo, M.D., Ekebafe, L.O. Chukwu, M.N. and Madufor, I.C.: Effects of Carbonization Temperatures on the Filler properties of Groundnut Shell Powder. International Journal of Chemistry, Vol 21, No.1, March 2011. p 55-58.
  14. Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C.: Influence of Temperature on the transport behaviour of aromatic solvents through calcite-filled low-density polyethene composites: Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (JOTEN), Vol. 15, No, 1, 2010, p68-71.
  15. Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C.: Effect of filler loading on the molecular movement of benzene and toluene through calcite-filled low-density polyethene composites: Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (JOTEN), Vol. 15, No,2, 2010, p24-28
  16. Ayo, M.D., Madufor, I.C., Ekebafe, L.O. and Chukwu, M.N. Effect of Filler Carbonizing Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Natural Rubber Composites. Researcher, 2011, 3(11), p7-10.
  17. Arukalam, I.O. and Madufor,  I.C. Micromechanical Models for Analysis and Comparison with some Mechanical Properties of Calcite-filled Low-Density Polyethylene, International Journal of Academic Research, vol 3 No.5 2011, II part, p379-383.
  18. Arukalam, I.O. and Madufor,  I.C. The Influence of Penetrant size on the Molecular Transport of Aromatic solvents through Calcite-filled Low-Density Polyethylene Composites,  International Journal of Academic Research, vol. 3 No.5 2011, I part, p199-293.
  19. Arukalam, I.O. and Madufor,  I.C. Effect of Filler loading on some Mechanical Properties of Calcite-filled Low-Density Polyethylene Composites, International Journal of Academic Research, vol 3 No.5 2011, I part, p195-198.
  20. I.C. Madufor, U.E. Itodoh, M.U. Obidiegwu, M.S. Nwakaudu. Chrysophyllum Albuum (African Apple)Fruit Extract as Green Corrosion Inhibitor for aluminium in Tetraoxosulphate (IV) Acid Solution. International Journal of Academic Research Part A: Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol 4, No. 5, 2012, 191-198.
  21. I.C. Madufor, U.E. Itodoh, M.U. Obidiegwu, M.S. Nwakaudu. Aluminium Corrosion Inhibition by Chrysophyllum Albuum (African Apple)Fruit Extract in Acidic medium. International Journal of Academic Research Part A: Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol 4, No. 5, 2012, 182-190.
  22. M.D.Ayo, I.C. Madufor, L.O. Ekebafe, M.N. Chukwu, O.G. Tenebe, K.O. Eguare. Performance Analysis of Castor oil Based Polyurethane Foam. International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2012, 255-257.
  23. Madufor, I.C.  Effect of Filler Blend Composition on Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 2. No. 1, 2009 p. 21-26.
  24. Oyoh, K.B., Madufor, I.C. The Effect of High-Density Polyethylene on the Heat Sealing Properties of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 1. No. 2, 2008 p. 203-208.
  25. I. C. Madufor, U. E. Itodoh, M. U. Obidiegwu, M. S. Nwakaudu Inhibition of Aluminium Corrosion in Acidic Medium by Chrysophyllum Albidum (African    Star Apple) Fruit Extract,  IOSR Journal of Engineering (IOSRJEN)  Volume 2, Issue 9 (September 2012), PP 16-23  

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