Professor, Department of Physics

Prof. Mrs Chinyere A. Madu

Prof. (Mrs) Chinyere Ada Madu


Deputy Centre Leader, ACE-FUELS
B.Sc., M.Sc, PhD
Phone number: +2348033469304,


Chinyere Ada Madu joined the services of the Federal University of TechnologyOwerri, Nigeria (FUTO) in 1998 as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Physics and rose to the rank of Professor in 2016. She has a PhD in Physics from FUTO. Her area of specialization is in Theoretical Solid State Physics while her primary research interests are in Electronic Structure Calculations and Renewable Energy.

She was a member of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Research Group (RAERG) that got the World Step-B research grant for Renewable Energy based research in FUTO. She is also a member of the multidisciplinary Electrochemical Energy, Interfaces and Nanotechnology (EMINeNT) Research group that midwifed the World Bank-funded Africa Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems ACE-FUELS. She is a fellow of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria.

Prof Madu has been a member of the University Senate from 2011 till date. She has at various times served the University as Deputy Director, Centre for Continuing Education(2011 – 2012); Acting Director, Centre for Continuing Education (2012 -2014); Acting Director, Institute for Women , Gender and Development Studies (2016-2017) and currently as the Head, Department of Physics (2017 – Date) and Deputy Centre Leader, ACE-FUELS (2019-Date).

She has published widely in both local and international journals and has attended many local and international conferences and workshops.

Chinyere is a devout Christian and is married to Engr Greg Madu and the marriage is blessed with six children.

Courses Assigned to Teach
Research Interest

Academic Qualification

  • B.Sc Physics {1979),
  • M.Sc Solid State Physics & Materials Science (1998),
  • PhD Solid State Physics (2008)



Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP).
  • Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (SESN).
  • National Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP).
  • Women in Physics, Nigeria.Physics Writers Creation Series (PWCS).
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nig. (RAESON)

Course Code and Courses assigned to teach

PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 503, PHY 514, PHY 532, PHY 541, PHY 591, PHY 592,

PHY 805, PHY 814, PHY 815, PHY 914

Work Experience

Department of Physics, FUTO:                                            

  • Assistant Lecturer,  –   (1998 – 2000)
  • Lecturer II,    –              (2000 – 2003)
  • Lecturer I,     –               (2003 – 2008)
  • Senior Lecturer,      –    (2008 – 2013)
  • Reader    –                      (2013 – 2016)
  • Professor   –                   (2016 – Date)

Research Interest



  1. Madu C ATotal energies and ionization potentials of Light Atoms: Nig. Journal of Physics 11, 121 (1999).
  2. Madu C AExchange – correlation energy of heavy atoms in local density approximation: Nig. Journal of Physics 15 (2) 37 (2003).
  3. Madu C AElectronic properties of potassium clusters: Nig. Journal of Physics 15 (2) 129 (2003).
  4. Madu C A and Onwuagba B. N.; Electronic properties of sodium clusters in spherical jellium model: Journal of the Nig. Assoc of Math Physics 7 267 (2003).
  5. Madu C A and Onwuagba B. N.; Electronic and structural properties of MgS, CaS, SrS and BaS: Indian J Phys 80 (12), 1189 – 1193 (2006).
  6. Madu C AFirst-Principles study of structural and electronic properties of GaP and InP: Journal of the Nig. Association of the Math Physics 13, 351 (2008).
  7. Madu C A and Onwuagba B. N.;  Full potential linearized augmented plane wave method in the framework of density functional theory: African Journal of Physics 1, 36 – 42, (2009).
  8. Anusionwu B. C., Madu C A and Orji C E; Theoretical studies of mutual diffusivities and surface properties in Cd–Ga liquid alloys: Pramana Journal of Physics, 72 (6) 951 (2009).
  9. Anusionwu B. C., Adebayo G A, and Madu C A;      Thermodynamics and surface properties of liquid Al-Ga and Al-Ge alloys: Appl Phys A 97 533 (2009).
  10. Mbamara U S, Madu C A, Orji C E and Osuwa J C; Correlation between the viscosity and quality of palm wine and palm oil: Nig. Journal of Physics 21 (1) 103 (2009).
  11. Madu C A, Onwuagba B. N.; Energy Band Structure of Zinc-Blende GaAs and InAs: Journal of the Nig. Association of Math Physics 16 51 (2010).
  12. Madu C A; Electronic and Band Structure of BAs and AlAs: African Journal ofPhysics 73-80, (2011)
  13. Madu C A and Onwuagba B. N.; Electronic and Structural properties of MgSe, CaSe, SrSe and BaSe: The African Review of Physics7:0017  171 (2012)
  14. Madu C AElectronic and Structural Properties of the Silicon and Germanium Carbides: Res. J. Physical Sci.,2(4), 1-4 (2014)
  15. Ohajianya A. C., Abumere O E, Osarolube E, Madu C A: Construction and Testing of a Reflector Solar Oven for Solar Panel Lamination: IOSR J of Applied Physics 6, 24-31(2014).
  16. 16. Chinwe Sam-Amobi, Chidi E Akujor and Chinyere A Madu: A Survey of Energy Use in Enugu Urban Community: Problems and Prospects; Advances in Science and Technology, Vol 8, No 2, pp 103-106 (2014)
  17. O K Echendu, U S Mbamara, K. B. Okeoma, C Iroegbu, C A Madu, I C Ndukwe and I M Dharmadasa; 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: Materials in Electronics; 1-12(2016)
  18. Madu C A; Solar Energy as Renewable Energy of Choice: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria p55-57 (2010)
  19. Akujor C E, Mejeha I M, Ogungbenro O A, Madu C A, Eya D D O, Ejike E N, Ndukwe I C, Anyanwu E E and Eze F C; Editors of Renewable and Alternative Energy for Sustainable National Development: (Proceedings ofFUTO Alternative Energy 2010 International Conference)
  20. Okwueze E E, Opara F E, Osuwa J, Onwuegbuche A, Chineke T, Madu C A; Preliminary Practical Physics II: Africana First Publishers (2009).
  21. CO- Author: Mechanics and Properties of Matter for First-Year Students of Science & Engineering. Published by Physics Writers Series Creation (2015)
  22. Madu C A, Nwachukwu A. C. and Akujor C E; A survey of household energy use in Owerri urban areas; Advances in Science and Technology, Vol 10, No1& 2, pp 1-5 (2016)
  23. Ugwuagbo KMadu C A, Mbamala E C and Achuko N I; Calculation of the electronic properties of Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) semiconductors for photovoltaic cells; (IJIRD 2016)
  24. Ugwuagbo K., Madu C., Mbamala, E., Achuko N. (2018). Total Energy Calculation of AlAs and InAs Binary Semiconductors Using the Projector Augmented Wave Method. International Organization of Scientific Research. Vol 10 (4) pp 99-104
  25. 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, Vol 3 2581-7396 (2019)

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