Professor, Chemistry Department

Prof. Martin O. C. Ogwuegbu

Prof. Martin Onwu C. Ogwuegbu

Professor

B.Sc. (UNICAL), Dip. Met, M. Met (Sheffield), PhD (UNIPORT)
Professor of Industrial/Applied Inorganic Chemistry
E-mailmartin.ogwuegbu@futo.edu.ng

Biography

HE ATTENDED PRIMARY SCHOOL AT CENTRAL SCHOOL, AMAINYI, SECONDARY SCHOOL AT MADONNA HIGH SCHOOL, IHITTE, UNIVERSITY AT UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR (BSC 1976/1980), UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND (DIP. MET. AND M MET., 1982/1984). HAD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FROM IMO STATE GOVERNMENT TO OBTAIN FIRST DEGREE (1977), FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP TO OBTAIN DIPLOMA/MASTERS IN METALLURGY (1982/1984), AND IMO STATE UNIVERSITY STAFF FELLOWSHIP FOR PhD (1988). WAS H.O.D, CHEMISTRY AT ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU (2002/2010) AND FUTO, OWERRI (2015/2019). CURRENTLY ON SABBATICAL LEAVE AT BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI, NIGERIA. A FELLOW O9F THE THIRD WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (2000/2002).

Qualifications
Experience
Affiliations
Honours
Research Interest
Publications

Academic Qualifications

  • Imo State University Fellowship Award for PhD Degree in Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 1988 – 1991.
  • Imo State Government Scholarship Award for B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1976 – 1980.
  • Federal Government Scholarship Award for Postgraduate Diploma in Metallurgy; Dip, Met.) and Master’s Degree in Metallurgy (M. Met) in Iron and Steel Technology, at the University of Sheffield, England, 1982 -1984.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Lecturer and Researcher undergraduate courses
  • Lecturer and Research Postgraduate courses
  • Lecturer and Researcher Masters students
  • Lecturer and researcher PhD students

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

  • Member, Technical Committee of Solid Minerals Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, 1995 – 2006.
  • Member, Nigerian Chemical Association and Metallurgical Association.,
  • Member, Engineering Institute of Zambia.,
  • Member, New York Academy of Sciences

HONOURS/AWARDS

  • Imo State Government Scholarship Award for B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry, at the University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1976 – 1980.
  • Federal Government Scholarship Award for Postgraduate Diploma in Metallurgy; Dip, Met.) and Master’s Degree in Metallurgy (M. Met) in Iron and Steel Technology, at the University of Sheffield, England, 1982 -1984.
  • Imo State University Fellowship Award for PhD Degree in Industrial Chemistry, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 1988 – 1991.
  • The Best Lecturer Award, Abia State University, Uturu, 2008/2009 session.
  • An Associate Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (2001 -2003).

Research Interest

  • Inorganic/Coordination Chemistry
  • Mineral Processing/Extraction Metallurgy
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Separation Chemistry and Surface Chemistry
  • Environmental Pollution and Control.

PUBLICATIONS (SOME PUBLICATIONS)

  1. Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. and Ehirim, A.I.C. (2011). Coordination Chemistry in Medicine and Biochemical Systems. Madonna Intern. Journal of Research, 3(1), 95 -112, (Nigeria).
  2. Arinze, J.C., Daniel, N.E. and Ogwuegbu, M.O.C (2011). Synthesis and Characterization of p-Nitrobenzoylpyrazolone -5 and Its Complexes of Mn (II), Fe(III), Rh(III) (VI) and U(VI). of Emerg. Trends in Engr. and Appl. Sci. (JETEAS), Vol. 3(1), 61-68 (UK).
  3. Onyedika, G.O., Achusim-Udenko, C.A. and Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. (2012). Chemistry, Processes and Problems of Complex Ores Utilization: Hydrometallurgical Options. Jn. Of Chem. Sci, Vol. 10(1), 112-130 (India).
  4. Onyedika, G., Ugwu, P., Ogwuegbu, M., Ejike, E., Nwoye, C. and Jiann-Yang, F. (2012). Model for Prediction of Concentration of Extracted Tin during Leaching of Cassiterite in Potassium Hydroxide Solution. Minerals & Matl. Charact. & Engr. (JMMCE), Vol. 11, 730 – 734 (USA).
  5. Eke we, N.D. Arinze, A., Nnanna, L.A., Ukpabi, C.F., Agwu, A. and Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. (2012). Synthesis, Complexation and Characterization of 1-phenyl-3-methyl-4-(p-nitrobenzol) pyrazolone-5 and its Complexes of Barium(II), Strontium(II) and Zinc (II). American Journal of Chemistry, 2(2), 52-56 (USA).
  6. Onyedika, G.O., Achusim, U.A.C., Ukiwe, L.N., Ogukwe, C.E. and Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. (2012). Physico-Chemical Assessment of Rivers around Mineralized Marcasite. Jn. Of Scientific Research and Reviews, Vol. 1(3), 31-34.
  7. Onyedika, G., Ogwuegbu, M., Ejike, E., Ayuk, A. and Nwoye, E. (2013). Recovery of High-Grade Tin Oxide (SnO2) from Cassiterite Ore by Microwave Pretreatment, Leaching, and Precipitation. In: ‘Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2013’, Texas, USA; Hwang, J.Y., Bai, C., Carpenter, J., Ikhmayies, S.J., Li, B., Monteiro, S.N., Peng, Z., and Zhang, M. (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, pp. 407 –
  8. Onyedika, G. Onwumere, T. and Ogwuegbu, M. (2013). Kinetic Study of Recovery of Iron from Cassiterite Ore, In: ‘Extraction and Processing Division (EPD) Congress of TMS 2013’, Texas, USA; Free, M.L. & Siegmund, A.H. (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, pp. 269 – 276.
  9. Onyedika, G. Nwoko, C., Oguharah, A. and Ogwuegbu, M. (2013). Comparative Kinetics of Iron Ore Dissolution in Aqueous HCl–HNO3 Jn of Minerals & Materials Characterization and Engrg. (JMMCE), Vol. 1, 153 – 159 (USA).
  10. Onyedika, G., Arinze, J. and Ogwuegbu, M. (2013). Studies on Extraction Behavior of Cobalt (II) With Nitrobenzoylpyrazolone-5. Minerals Materials Character. & Engrg., Vol. 1, pp. 90-94 (USA).
  11. Ogwuegbu, M.O.C., Onyedika, G.O., Bowen, L. and Onwukamike, K. (2014, Feb.). Differential Characterization of Ikperejere Iron Shale and Iron Sandstone. In “Characterization of Minerals, Metals and Materials 2014”, San Diego, California, USA (16-20th Febr., 2014); Carpenter, J. Bai, C., etc (eds), John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA.
  12. Ehirim, A.I.C., Ibe, C.O., Achinihu. I.O. and Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. (2014). Liquid-liquid Extraction Separation of Maganese (U) and Tungsten (VI) by 4-butanol-3-methyl-l-phenyl pyrazole-5-one in chloroform, Jn. of Applied Chem., Vol. 7(11), 22-26.
  13. Ehirim, A.I.C. and Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. (2014). Solvent Extraction of Manganese (II) with l-phenyl-3-methyl-4-butanol pyrazole-5-one in chloroform, of Emerging Trends in Engineering & Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Vol. 5(4), 277-280 (USA).
  14. Ehirim, A.I.C., Elenwoke, U.E. and Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. (2014). Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of 4-butanol-3-methyl-l-phenyl pyrazole-5-one and its Mn(II), La(IU), Zn(IU), V(V) and W(VI) complexes, Journal of Sci. and Research (IJSR), 3(10), 720-729 (India).
  15. Onyedika, G.O. Ogwuegbu, M.O.C. and Onuoha, G.N. (2015). Energy Potential of Microwave Heating: Prior to and in Leaching of Low-grade Kura Cassiterite Ore in Jos, Nigeria. FUTO Journal Series (FUTOJNLS), 1(1), 78-83 (Nigeria).
  16. Ononuju, A.O., Ogwuegbu, M.O.C., Ayuk, A.A. and   Onu,   L.   (2016). Spectroscopic Determination of the Stoichiometries and Stability Constants of Iron (III) and Aluminium (III) Complexes of Salicylic Acid. Jn. Chem. Soc. Nigeria, Vol. 41(2), 143 -149 (Nigeria).

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