Professor, Department of Physics

Prof. Israel C. Ndukwe

Prof. Israel Chukwuemeka Ndukwe

Professor

B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD ( Nig), ATC Dip (Zaria),  FNIP, MSESN, MRAESN, KSC, JP
Mobile Phone: 08038720807
Email: israel.ndukwe@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Professor Israel Chukwuemeka Ndukwe was born to the royal family of Late Nze Michael Iheanacho Ndukwe (Aguoha 1, Okangoziri) and Late Lolo Sabinah Nwabaka Ndukwe of Umuwaoma, Umuokpo Amumara in Ezinihitte-Mbaise L.G.A of Imo State, on 14th July 1954. His primary education was at St. John’s Primary School Amumara. He had his secondary education at Ife Grammer School, Ife Ezinihitte-Mbaise where he obtained his WASC (DIVISION ONE) in 1971, and Government Secondary School, Afikpo where he got his G.C.E in 1973. In 1975 he gained merit admission to study Physics in the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained his B.Sc (2ND CLASS UPPER) in 1979. He also got his M.Sc and PhD from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1986 and 1992, respectively.

He worked at Federal Civil Aviation Authority (FCAA) between 1980 and 1984 as Air Traffic Control Officer (ATCO) II, ATCO I, and FCAA. He was then employed as an Assistant Lecturer at Imo State University (now Abia State University), Uturu in 1985. He joined FUTO as a Lecturer I in 1994 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Solid State Physics and Materials Science in 2008. He has served the University in many capacities including as Coordinator, Science Laboratory Technology Training Programme (2004-2006); Coordinator, Pre-Degree Unit (2006-2008), Head, Department of Physics (2010-2011); University Admission Officer (2011-2016); Member, 10th Governing Council (2013-2017); Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration (2016-2018); and Member, 11th Governing Council (2017-2018). He is currently the Director of FUTO’s Centre for Energy and Power System Research.

Professor Ndukwe has served as Internal and External Examiner in many institutions and as Internal and External Professorial Accessor several times. He has published profusely in local and international High Impact Journals, and also reviewed many articles.

He is a Knight of St. Christopher (KSC), a Justice of Peace (JP), and a recognized titled Chief of his Town, Amumara (Jesus Wu Eze), in addition to several other awards and recognitions in the church and community.

Professor Israel Chukwuemeka Ndukwe is a wonderful family man married to pretty Lady Clementina Chiemeka Ndukwe (Nneoma) and the family is blessed with four (4) wonderful children – three (3) male and one (1) female.

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

Academic Qualification

  • (FSLC) –  ST. JOHN’S PRIMARY SCHOOL AMUMARA – DECEMBER 1962
  • (W.A.S.C. DIV. ONE) – IFE GRAMMAR SCHOOL, IFE MBAISE – JUNE 1971
  • ( H.S.C. (G.C.E)) – GOVERNMENT COLLEGE AFIKPO – NOVEMBER 1973
  • B.Sc. – UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA (UNN) – JUNE 1979
  • ATC ( AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL) –  NIG. CIVIL AVIATION TRAINING CENTRE ZARIA – APRIL 1982
  • M.Sc. – UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA (UNN) – MARCH 1986
  • PhD – UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA (UNN) – NOVEMBER 1992
  • CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER – K.K. COMPUTER TRAINING CENTRE, OWERRI – NOVEMBER 2006

Honours/Awards

  1. AMUMARA CITIZENS UNION ABROAD (ACUA) SCHOLARSHIP FOR PRIMARY 5 AND PRIMARY 6,  1961 – 1962.
  2. SECOND PRICE CERTIFICATE FOR LITERATURE IN THE EAST CENTRAL STATE ZONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS COMPETITION OF 1972.
  3. SECOND PRIZE AT SCHOOL LEVEL IN THE 9TH J.F. KENNEDY MEMORIAL ESSAY CONTEST OF 1973 AT GOVERNMENT COLLEGE AFIKPO.
  4. THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA AID AWARD OF #200.00 (TWO HUNDRED NAIRA) FOR THE 1976/1977 SESSION FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.
  5. THE NIGERIA NATIONAL AWARD FROM THE 1976/1977 SESSION FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.
  6. A COMMENDATION LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION FOR BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE AERODROME AND APPROACH ( A&B) RATING EXAMINATION OF APRIL 1983 HAVING SCORED AN OVERALL OF 93%.
  7. BEST 1991/1992 GRADUATING PhD STUDENT IN THE FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA.
  8. MERIT AWARD, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHYSICS STUDENTS FUTO CHAPTER ON 29TH SEPTEMBER, 2010.
  9. AWARD OF GOLD MEDAL FOR NIGERIA 2010 BY AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE (ABI) ON 25TH FEBRUARY, 2011.
  10. JUSTICE OF PEACE (JP) FOR IMO STATE AREA ON 28TH MAY, 2019.
  11. CHIEFTAINCY AWARD (JESUS WU EZE 1) OF AMUMARA ON 15TH APRIL, 2006.
  12. KNIGHT OF ST. CHRISTOPHER (KSC) MBAISE DIOCESE ON 15TH APRIL, 2017.

Membership of Professional bodies

  • FELLOW, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS (FNIP).
  • MEMBER, AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY (APS).
  • MEMBER, APS FORUM ON PHYSICS AND SOCIETY.
  • MEMBER, APS FORUM ON HISTORY OF PHYSICS.
  • MEMBER, PHYSICS WRITERS SERIES CREATION (PWSC).
  • MEMBER, RENEWABLE AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (RAESON).
  • MEMBER, SOLAR ENERGY SOCIETY OF NIGERIA (MSESN).

COURSE CODE AND COURSES ASSIGNED TO TEACH:

  • PHY 1O1 – GENERAL PHYSICS I
  • PHY 102 – GENERAL PHYSICS II
  • PHY 501 – QUANTUM MECHANICS II
  • PHY 502 – STATISTICAL PHYSICS
  • PHY 802 – STATISTICAL MECHANICS 3
  • PHY 803 – CLASSICAL MECHANICS 3
  • PHY 917 – STRUCTURE OF NON-CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS

Experience

  1. AUX. TEACHER, GOVERNMENT COLLEGE AFIKPO – JAN. 1974 – SEPT. 1975
  2. SENIOR PHYSICS MASTER BBHS ABEOKUTA – AUG. 1979 – AUG. 1980
  3. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER II, FEDERAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY – AUG. 1980 – APRIL 1983.
  4. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OFFICER I, FEDERAL CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY – APRIL 1983 – OCT. 1984.
  5. ASST. LECTURER, IMO STATE UNIVERSITY OKIGWE – OCT. 1985 – SEPT. 1987.
  6. LECTURER II, ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY UTURU – OCT. 1987 – SEPT. 1993.
  7. LECTURER I, ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY UTURU – OCT. 1993 – OCT. 1994.
  8. LECTURER I, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI – OCT. 1994 – SEPT. 1999.
  9. SENIOR LECTURER, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI – OCT. 1999 – SEPT. 2004.
  10. READER, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI – OCT. 2004 – NOV. 2007.
  11. ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (SABBATICAL), IMO STATE UNIVERSITY OWERRI – DEC. 2007 – NOV. 2008.
  12. PROFESSOR OF SOLID STATE PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI  – OCT. 2008 –

Research Interest

  • THIN FILMS TECHNOLOGY.
  • FABRICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND APPLICATIONS OF MATERIALS FROM RAFFIA PALM LEAVES.

Publications

  1. OKEKE, C.E. AND NDUKWE, I.C. “PROSPECTS OF SOME THIN FILM SURFACES DEPOSITED BY SOLUTION GROWTH FOR SOLAR AND THERMAL CONTROL APPLICATIONS IN AFRICA”. IN WINKOUN, D.P., ET AL. PHYSICS IN THE SERVICE OF AFRICA; PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRD REGIONAL AFRICAN NETWORK OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS (ANSTI) SEMINAR IN PHYSICS HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA, GABORONE BOTSWANA, 5TH -7TH AUGUST, 1991; PP 227 – 237, MATIANUM PRESS, NAIROBI.
  2. NDUKWE, I.C. AND OKEKE, C.E. “THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIN FILM SELECTIVE SURFACES FOR SOLAR WINDOWS FOR ENHANCED LIVING STANDARD AND CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT”. IN ANYANWU, A. THE NIGERIAN STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMME; A MULTI-SECTORAL ANALYSIS. ABIC PUBLISHERS ENUGU, 1992; CHAPTER 46 (PP; 356 – 363).
  3. NDUKWE, I.C. “A HIGHLIGHT OF SOME NIGERIAN INDIGENOUS CRAFT/TECHNOLOGICAL PRACTICES THAT NEED TO BE DEVELOPED FOR ENHANCED NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS AND DEVELOPMENT”. IN OJIEGBE, R.U. AND KEKE, S.P.C. EDS. RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND NATIONAL               CONSCIOUSNESS IN NIGERIA. ABIC PUB., ENUGU, 1994; CHAPTER 18, PP; 234 -244.
  4. NDUKWE, I.C. “SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOR NATIONAL GROWTH; PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS”. IN ANYANWU, A. ED. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR NATIONAL GROWTH. BARLOZ PUB.   INC.; BENIN 1995, CHAPTER 51; PP 235 – 237.
  5. NDUKWE, I.C. “CHARACTERIZATION OF CALCIUM SELENIDE THIN FILMS PREPARED BY ELECTROLESS METHOD”. NIG. J. PHYS. 7; 1995, 33 – 37.
  6. NDUKWE, I.C. “SOLUTION GROWTH, CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATIONS OF ZINC SULPHIDE THIN FILMS”. SOL. ENER. MATER. SOL. CELLS; 40, 1996, 123 – 131.
  7. NDUKWE, I.C. “OPTICAL PROPERTIES AND APPLICATIONS OF SOLUTION-GROWN LEAD SULPHIDE THIN FILMS. NIG. J. PHYS. 10; 1998, 7 – 11.
  8. NDUKWE, I.C. “CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATION OF SILVER SELENIDE THIN FILMS DEVELOPED BY SOLUTION GROWTH TECHNIQUE”. J. MINING AND GEOLOGY, 35, 2, 1999, 251 – 256.
  9. NDUKWE, I.C. ” SOLAR ENERGY UTILIZATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY – A CASE STUDY OF OKIGWE TOWN”. NIG. J. PHYS. 11; 1999, 73 – 76.
  10. NDUKWE, I.C. “MEASUREMENT OF SOLAR ENERGY RADIATION AT OKIGWE USING SILICON SOLAR CELL”. ENER. CONVERS. MMGT. 41(2); 2000, 189 – 197.
  11. NDUKWE, I.C. “THE OPTICAL AND SOLID STATE PROPERTIES OF MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE (MgCl2) THIN FILMS DEPOSITED BY SOLUTION GROWTH TECHNIQUE (SGT)”. NIG. J. PHYS. 16(1); 2004, 72 – 75.
  12. NDUKWE, I.C. “OPTICAL STUDIES AND APPLICATIONS OF CHEMICALLY DEPOSITED CALCIUM FLUORIDE THIN FILMS”. NIG. J. PHYS. 16(1); 2004, 84 – 87.
  13. NDUKWE, I.C. “THE DEPOSITION OF MAGNESIUM FLUORIDE (MgF2) THIN FILMS BY CHEMICAL BATH DEPOSITION (CBD) TECHNIQUE; THEIR CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATIONS”. NIG. J. PHYS. 16(2); 2004, 58 – 62.
  14. NDUKWE, I.C. “LOCAL FIELD CORRECTIONS IN THE LATTICE DYNAMICS OF CHROMIUM”. NIG. J. PHYS. 16(2); 2004, 86 – 96.
  15. NDUKWE, I.C. “RADIOACTIVITY”.  IN FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN PHYSICS, ARK PUB., UMUAHIA, 2005; CHAPTER 15, PP.    379 – 401.
  16. NDUKWE, I.C. “MATERIALS FABRICATED FROM RAFFIA PALM LEAVES FOR ROOFING AND CEILING APPLICATIONS – ADVANTAGES OVER THE LOCAL UNMODIFIED RAFFIA PALM ROOFING SHEETS”. ADV. SC. TECH. VOL. 2(1) 2008; 1 – 5.
  17. NDUKWE, I.C. “INDIGENOUS TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ALTERNATIVE PROVISION OF COOL ENVIRONMENTS IN THE TROPICS”. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NATURE AND APPLIED SCIENCES, 4(1); 2008, 77 – 80.
  18. NDUKWE, I.C. “PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS FROM RAFFIA PALM LEAVES; THEIR CHARACTERIZATION AND APPLICATIONS. NIG. J. PHY. 20(2); 2008, 435 – 439.
  19. NDUKWE, I.C. “RESEARCHING INTO THE COOLING SUBSTANCE IN RAFFIA PALM FOR NATURAL AIR CONDITIONER; AN URGENT TECHNOLOGICAL NEED FOR AFRICA”. INT. J. OF PHILOSOPHY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS (2014/2015) VOLS. 2 & 3; 66 – 74.
  20. ECHENDU, O.K., MBAMARA, U.S., OKEOMA, K.B., IROEGBU, C., MADU, C.A., NDUKWE, I.C. AND DHARMADASA, I.M. “EFFECTS OF DEPOSITION TIME AND POST-DEPOSITION ANNEALING ON THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF ELECTRODEPOSITED CdS THIN FILMS FOR SOLAR CELL APPLICATION”. J. MATER. SCI; MATER ELECTRON (2016) 27: 10180 – 10191.
  21. ONWUEMEKA, J.I., EZE, F.C. AND NDUKWE, I.C. “THE STUDY OF CHEMICALLY DEPOSITED ZnO THIN FILMS FOR POSSIBLE DEVICE APPLICATIONS”. INT. J. OF INNOVATION IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS, (2017) VOL. 5 ISSUE: 3, 100 – 110.
  22. ADEDIPE, A.M., ODUSOTE, Y.A., NDUKWE, I.C. AND MADU, C.A. “ENERGETICS OF COMPOUND FORMATION IN LIQUID Bi-Sb, Bi-Sn AND Sb-Sn BINARY ALLOYS. TO PHYSICS JOURNAL (2019), VOLUME 3; ISSN 2581 – 7396.

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