(New) Prof. Chibueze Ijioma Ibegbu

B Sc., M Sc., PhD.

Prof. Ibegbu Chibueze Ijioma

Professor

 


Academic and Professional Qualification

  • 1963 Government Secondary School, Afikpo, Nigeria, West African School Certificate Examination
  • 1965 Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate and London GCE ‘A’ Level in Mathematics (Pure and Applied) Physics, Chemistry and General Paper, at Government Secondary School, Afikpo.
  • 1973 B.Sc 2nd Class Honours in Agric. Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • 1978 M.Sc in Agric. Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Guelph, Ontario-Canada.
  • 1982 PhD with Specialization in Soil-Tillage Mechanics – Agricultural Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec–Canada. Research Topic- Effect of Tillage Tool Geometry on Soil Structural Behaviour. Supervised by Prof. E. Mickeys.

Honours

  • 1997 International honoured with a plague for the distinction is Soil Tillage Research by the Soil Tillage Research Organization. The First African to get such an award.
  • International Soil Tillage Research Organization. Board Member of the International Soil Tillage Research Organization from 1991 – 1993
  • Secretary, Local Organizing Committee, 9th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers.
  • National Secretary, Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1986 – 1990.

Membership of professional bodies 

  • Registered Engineer, Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN). REG NO. R2505
  • Canadian Society of Agricultural Engineering
  • Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers and Nigerian Institution of Agric. Engineers
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 1985 to date
  • Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow No. 02,238.

Publications

  • Ijioma, C. I. 1986, Structural stability index for a tilled clay loam. Nigerian Journal of Engineering, Vol. 3 (1):7-13
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1986, Soil failure crescent radii measurement for a draft in tillage study. Nigerian Journal of Technology, Vol. 10 (1):29-45
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1990, Effect of tillage tool geometry on pan formation within a soil furrow. Nigerian Journal of Engineering. Vol. 7(1)
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1984, Effect of tillage tool geometry on draft during tillage. Proceeds, NSAE Vol.8:45-56 (The then official Journal Publication of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C, I. 1991, Effect of tillage tool geometry on soil index of looseness. Journal of Agricultural, Science and Technology, Vol.1 (20).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1992, Effect of tillage tool geometry on soil porosity. Internal Agrophysics, Vol. 6(1-2): 9-17
  • Ijioma. C. I. and E. Mckyes 1995, The effect of tillage tool geometry on soil structural stiffness.International Agrophysics Vol.9: 25-36
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1986, Technique for in-situ shear strength measurement of tilled soil. Proceeds NSAE Vol. 11:147-157. (The then official publication of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers)
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1987, Hardness index and tensile properties of Nigerian mound making hoes. Proceeds. NSAE Vol.11: 147-157. (The then official publication of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers)
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1988, Compactive efforts for erosion on earth fill materials in Imo State. Proceeds Int. Symp. on erosion in S.E. Nigerian Vol. 1 (1): 54-58.
  • Nwachukwu, B. A. and C. I. Ijioma, 1998, Performance evaluation of Civil Engineering Structures for erosion control in S.E. Nigeria. Proceeds. Int. Symp. on erosion in S. E. Nigeria, Vol. 1(1): 70-75.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1989, Effect of compaction energy on soil nutrient and pore water sodium leachates. Proceeds. NSAE Vol. 13: 328-335.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1990, Evaluation of Locally constructed hammer mill. Proceeds NSAE Vol.14: 298-304 ( the then official journal of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1990, Tillage tool for the incorporation of manure and plant residue into Nigerian Agricultural Engineers. Proceeds. NSAW Vol. 14: 88-97. (The then official journal of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1984 Effect of tillage machinery on tilled soil aggregate stability and the cumulative infiltration of water. Soil and Water management proceeds; 104-136 (Special Journal publication of the Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1991, Evaluation of locally constructed hammer mill. Proceeds NSAE Vol.14. 298-304 (The then official journal of the Nigerian Society of Agric. Engineers).
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1991, Design and Construction of a Machinery for Nigerian Agricultural mound making hoes. Proceeds Int. Soil Tillage Research Organization. ISTRO Vol.12
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1994, Manure tiller for Agricultural Soil improvement in the erosion-prone Southeastern Nigeria. Proceeds of the International soil tillage Organization. Vol.13 1273-1279.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1997, Appropriate Technology in geofibre development for erosion prevention in the Nigerian rain forest region. Proceedings of the 14th international conference of ISTRO in Pulawy, Poland.
  • Ijioma, C. I. 1997, Appropriate tillage implements and equipment development and extension. Lead paper at the Tillage symposium of ISTRO Nigeria, in Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Ikrang, E.G, F.B Okokon and C. I. Ijioma 2008, Effect of bulk density moisture content and input power on the thermo conductivity of cassava (Manihot esculenta) International Journal of Engineering. Vol.2 (2): 115 – 124.

Responsibilities

  • Head of Department of Agricultural Engineering – 1987, 2000, 2005
  • Member of various Senate and Council Committees
  • Asst. Hall Master – 1982 -1985
  • Director of Institute of Erosion Studies – 1992 – 1999
  • Member of Senate – to date
  • Managing Director, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) Farms Ltd – 2007 – to date
  • Chairman – FUTO Anti Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit of ICPC – 2007 – to date.

Working Experience

  • 1973/74 NYSC in Kano State
  • 1974 – 1976 Research Officer (Engineering) at the National Cereals Research Institute, Ibadan.
  • 1978 – 1981 Research Assistant/Postgraduate Student McGill University Montreal, Canada.
  • April 1982 – Date: Lecturer in School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 1988 – 1992 Ag.Head, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Technology Owerri.
  • 1992 – 1998 Professor Faculty of Engineering, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom – Sabbatical Leave.
  • 1998 – 2000 Head, Department of Agric. Engineering, FUTO.
  • 1990 Member, NUC Accreditation team to Nigerian Universities (Federal University of Technology, Minna).
  • 1999 Member NUC Accreditation Team to Faculties of Engineering in five Universities in the North.
  • 2003 Consultant to the Niger Delta Development Commission on Waste Management.
  • 2005 Member, NUC Accreditation team to Faculties of Engineering in Nigerian Universities.
  • 1998, 2004, 2005 Member COREN Accreditation team to the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Federal University of Technology, Minna and Federal University of Technology, Yola respectively.
  • 2006 Resource person in Farm Machinery Training in Land and Soil Management for Cassava Cultivation. CMD-ICP Project.

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