Engr Prof. Josaphat Nwabueze Maduako

Prof Maduako

Engr Prof. Josaphat Nwabueze Maduako

Professor of Agricultural Processing Engineering
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
E-mail:  josaphat.maduako@futo.edu.ng, jnmaduako@gmail.com

 


EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1976-1981  –   Mgbidi Secondary School, Mgbidi, Oru LGA, Imo State   –   [GCE O/L (1980) – Aggregate 24 from 7 science subjects, including English and Mathematics]  |  [WASC/GCE O/L  (1981)]
  • 1981-1986  –   University of Nigeria, Nsukka   |   B.Eng. (Agric. Eng.) (1986)
  • 1986-1987  –   National Youth Service Corps, Jos, Plateau State   |   NYSC Discharge Certificate (1987)
  • 1987-1989  –   Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife   |   M.Sc (Agric. Eng.) (1989)
  • 1995-1998  –   Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria   |   PhD (Agric. Eng.)  (1998)

Professor (Effective 1st October 2008)
Present Salary:  CONUASS 07, Step 7
Profession:  Agricultural Engineering
First Appointment:  Asst. Lecturer (26th August 1991)
Confirmation of Appointment:  1st October 1993

Specializations:

  • Farm Power and Machinery 
  • Post-Harvest Engineering (Agricultural Processing Engineering).

Research Interests:

  • Design, fabrication and testing of agricultural processing machines.
  • Agricultural Processing technology and equipment research
  • Agro-wastes recycling
  • Paper and board making
  • Raw materials research and development.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (MNIAE) – M369/1992
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) – No.10,168
  • Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) – R11,667

PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN WITH DATES

  • Design of a plate-and-flicker granular fertilizer distributor model (B. Eng. Thesis, UNN, 1986).
  • Characterization of cocoa pods and constituent composite elements for mechanization of primary processing (M.Sc. Thesis, O.A.U., 1989).
  • Utilization of selected varieties of cotton plants grown in Nigeria for papermaking (PhD Thesis, A.B.U., 1998).

WORKING EXPERIENCE

1.   Teaching Experience:

Lecturer in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering Department at the Federal University of Technology, Yola from 1991 to 2013  (22 years) as follows:

  • Assistant Lecturer      –     August 1991
  • Lecturer II  –     October 1992
  • Lecturer I   –      October 1999
  • Senior Lecturer   –      October 2001
  • Associate Professor   –      October 2003
  • Professor   –      October 2008

And now a Professor at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri since December 2013

2.   Supervision Experience @ F.U.T., Yola

  • First Degree (B.Eng.) Projects Supervised and Approved – 24
    • Osogbue, G. N. (2000) Alkaline pulping of cotton linters for papermaking
    • Hamman, M. (2000) Physical properties of groundnuts for mechanization of shelling operation.
    • Gbolagade, T. A. (2000) Performance evaluation of a solar collector for operating a vaccine refrigerator.
    • Saidu, M. (2001) Design of a motorized groundnut shelling machine.
    • Matthias, Paris (2002) Construction and performance evaluation of a motorized groundnut shelling machine.
    • Mikailu, J. (2002) Development of a motorized kneader for groundnut oil extraction.
    • Manaja, D. (2004) Determination of some physical properties of Bambara nuts for mechanization of shelling operation.
    • Vanke, I. (2004) Performance evaluation of a motorized groundnut shelling machine.
    • Ngabea, S.A.(2005) Design, construction and performance evaluation of  a plantain chipping machine
    • Ignatius, J.A.(2006) Magnetic sieving of metallic contaminants in corn/cassava flour
    • Tanko, Faisal (2006) Modification, construction and testing of a plantain chipping machine
    • Garba, P. T. (2008) Testing of a magnetic sieve with maize and guinea corn flour
    • Yahaya, N. A. (2008) Design of a manually-operated Bambara nut shelling machine

@A.T.B.U. Bauchi

  • Adanu, E.O. (2009) Design, construction and testing of an orange juice extractor
  • Obilor, V. M.(2009) Identification of grain storage structures and losses: A case study of Plateau North Senatorial District, Plateau State.
  • Luka, Polmi (2009) Farm mechanization status, impediments and prospects: A case study of Bauchi South Senatorial Zone, Bauchi State.
  • Luka, Rachel (2009) Determination of some physical properties of Fonio (Digitario ibrunia) grown in Northern Nigeria relevant to de-stoning.

@ F.U.T., Yola

  1. Etinosa, D. O. (2010) Performance evaluation of a tractor-driven maize sheller
  2. Ayuba, Y. B. (2010) Development and construction of a motorized inclined plane apparatus for granular materials

@ MAUTECH, Yola

  1. Arih, Godwin (2011) Construction and testing of a manually-operated Bambara nut shelling machine
  2. Obiabor, B. I. (2011) Design and construction of a potato storage structure
  3. Manasseh, Aor (2011) Development of a semi-automated yam chipping machine
  4. Etim, S. P. (2012) Evaluation of food quality factors in fish drying methods
  5. Utibeabasi, I. E. (2012) Design of a motorized Bambara nut shelling machine
  • On-going First Degree (B.Eng.) Students Projects @ F.U.T., Owerri – 5 Candidates            
  • Masters Degree (M.Eng.) Projects Supervised and Approved @ F.U.T., Yola – 8
    • Kutte, M. T. (2001) Reactivation and performance evaluation of the threshing unit of a combine harvester scrap for stationary threshing of rice.
    • Namessan, O. N. (2001) Utilization of gum arabic, starch and china clay additives with cotton linters for papermaking.
    • Kabri, H. U. (2003) Design, fabrication and performance evaluation of a prototype plate-and-flicker distributor for granular fertilizers.
    • Maiganda, Z. K. (2005) Development of a scissors-type reciprocating knife grass mower.
    • Istifanus, A. B. (2006) A study of some mechanical properties of three bambara nut (Vigna subterranea L. verdc) varieties.
    • Suleiman, S. (2008) Development and performance evaluation of a kitchen-model wet-grain de-stoner for rice.

@ MAUTECH, Yola

  • Lakuza, H. M. (2011) Development and performance evaluation of a portable water bore-hole drilling rig.
  • Abubakar, M. S. (2013) Development and evaluation of a naturally ventilated storage structure for onion bulbs (Allium cepa L.)

 

  • On-going Masters (M. Eng.) Students Projects @ F.U.T., Owerri – 4 Candidates
  • PhD Student Project Supervised and Approved @ F.U.T., Yola – 1
    • Namessan, O. N. (2008) Use of kenaf (Hibiscus canabinus) fibre as a base friction material in the production of automotive brake pads.
  • On-going Doctorate (PhD) Students Projects @ MAUTECH, Yola – 2
    • Gbalapun, A.H. (2014) Modeling of the performance of conventional tractor and plow combination
    • Ibrahim, Y.T. (2014) Development and modelling of an aerodynamic grain de-stoning machine
  • On-going Doctorate (PhD) Students Projects @ F.U.T., Owerri – 2 Candidates

 

3.  University Administration @ F.U.T., Yola

  • Coordinator-ship of Program/Headship of Department/Deanship of School
    • Departmental Post-Graduate Coordinator and School (SEET) Representative on Post-Graduate School Board (1998 – 2008)
    • Departmental Post-Graduate Coordinator (2010 till date)
    • School of Engineering (SEET) Representative in the Senate (2000-2002)
    • Head of Department (2001-2002)
    • Deputy Dean, School of Post Graduate Studies (2002-2004).
    • Acting Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies [June-Sept., 2003]
    • Head of Department (2005 to 2008)
    • Deputy Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (2006-2008)
    • Acting Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (December 2007 – January 2008)
  • Chairmanship/Membership of Departmental/School/University Senate Committees @ F.U.T., Yola
    • Member, University Exams and Time-Table Committee (1991 -1995)
    • Chairman, SEET 100-300 Level Courses Harmonization Committee (1999 -2000)
    • University Time-Table Committee (2000-2002)
    • Chairman, University Time-Table Committee (2002 -2003)
    • Member, University Academic Gown Committee (2000)
    • Member, Senate Business Committee (2000-2002)
    • Member, Senate Standing Orders Committee (2000)
    • Member, General Studies Committee (2002)
    • Member, University Lectures and Award of Prizes Committee (2002 – 2008)
    • Chairman, SEET Research and Higher Degree Committee (2001- 2005)
    • Chairman, SEET Examination Malpractice Committee (2002, 2006 – 2008)
    • Chairman, SEET Programmes Committee [2004 – 2008]
    • Chairman, Departmental COREN Accreditation Committee [2005]
    • Member, SEET COREN Accreditation Committee [2005]
    • Member, SPGS Strategic Planning Committee [2005]
    • Chairman, Departmental Research Plot Committee (2004 – 2006)
    • Member, University Farm Land Allocation Committee (2005)
    • Chairman, SEET Workshop Practice Committee (2006)
    • Member, School Management Committee (2001 – 2002, 2006 – 2008)
    • Member, School Postgraduate Committee (1998 to date)
    • Member, SEET Journal Committee (2006 – 2008)
    • Chairman, Departmental Academic Staff Appraisal Committee (2008/2009)
    • Member, SEET School Management Committee (2009 to date)
    • Chairman, Departmental Academic Staff Appraisal Committee (2009/2010)
    • Member, Committee on Assessment of Theses for Education Tax Fund Book Project Publication (2010)
    • Member, Departmental Direct Teaching and Laboratory Cost Committee (2010)
    • Member, SEET Research Grant Proposals Committee (2010)
    • Chairman, Departmental Committee on Academic Planning and Quality Assurance (2010)
    • Member, Interaction (Interview) Panel for Academic Staff (November 2010)
    • Member, Congregation Committee on Review of Economic Rent on University Houses Trustees (2010)
    • Member, Senate Committee on External Examiners’ Reporting Format (2010)
    • Member, Senate Committee on Mock Accreditation of Four Departments in SES in preparation for NUC accreditation (2010)
    • Member, University Annual Report Committee (November 2011)
    • Member, Extension, Linkages, and External Constituencies Sub-Committee for Institutional Accreditation (November 2011)
    • Member, Senate Committee on Update of MAUTECH Website (April 2012)
    • Chairman, Departmental COREN Accreditation Committee (May 2012)
    • Chairman, Departmental Appraisal Committee (2011/2012)
    • Member, SEET Professorial Assessment Panel for Associate Professors and Professors (2011/2012)

@ F.U.T., Owerri

  • Chairman, Departmental Results Vetting Committee (February 2014)
  • Member, SEET Committee on the Abolition of Pass Degree in Nigerian Universities by NUC (April 2014)
  • Head of Department (2015 to 2016)

 

  • Chairmanship/Membership of University Panels @ F.U.T., Yola
    • Chairman, Investigation Panel on the Theft of a Jerican of Diesel at the University Generator House (2000)
    • Member, University 2003/2004 Appraisals Panel for Academic Staff (2005)
    • Member, University 2004/2005 Appraisals Panel for Academic Staff (2006)
    • Member, University 2005/2006 Appraisals Panel for Academic Staff (2006)
    • Member, University 2006/2007 Appraisals Panel for Academic Staff (2007)
    • Member, Interaction (Interview) Panel for Academic Staff (November 2010)
    • Member, Investigation Panel on the Rampage of Students in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Department (2010)
    • Member, Interaction (Interview) Panel for Academic Staff, (January 2011)
    • Chairman, University Investigation Panel on the Assault of Prof. Okusanya by Associate Professor Mike Egwurube of Maths/OR Dept. (January 2011)
    • Member, University Committee (Panel) to Investigate on Results Processing and Allegations of Fraudulent Practices in the Department of Food Science and Technology (April 2011)
    • Member, University Investigation Committee on Alleged Sexual Harassment and Victimization levelled against Dr P. A. Ajayi of URP Department (September 2011)
    • Member, University Investigation Committee on University Farm Unit (May 2012)
    • Member, University Appraisal Panel for Associate Professors and Professors (2011/2012)
    • Member, University Committee to investigate the handing over of the University Library from the former Librarian and Acting Librarian (January 2013)
    • Chairman, University ad-hoc Committee on Examination Malpractice for three Schools SMIT, SES and STSE (2013)
    • Member, Senate Committee on Investigation of Overstayed Postgraduate Students (2013)

Community Service

  • Member, LOC National Conference on Science, Communication skills, and Socio-economic Development, held at Federal University of Technology, Yola in April 1994.
  • Member, LOC National Conference on the Revitalization of Agriculture in the Nigerian Economy, held at School of Agric. and Agric. Technology (SAAT) of Federal University of Technology, Yola in February 2000.
  • Member Supervised Industrial Training Scheme in Engineering/ Engineering Regulation Monitoring (SITSIE/ERM) Committee, NSE Yola branch (2001).
  • Chairman, Bye-laws Committee, NSE Yola branch (2001)
  • Member, Ethics Committee, Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, Federal University of Technology, Yola branch, (2002).
  • Vice-Chairman, Local Organizing Committee, 8th International Conference and 29th Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural  Engineers (NIAE Yola 2007.)

Editorship / Reviewership of Referred Journals

  1. Associate Editor, Bagale Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (JPAS) since 1999
  2. Associate Editor, Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture, (NJTA) -1999 to date.
  3. Associate Editor, Nigerian Journal of Education and Technology (NJET) –1999 to date
  4. Reviewer/Assessor, Samaru Journal of Agricultural Research (SJAR) – 2005
  5. Reviewer, Ife Journal of  Technology (IJT), 2006 to date
  6. Reviewer, Journal of Engineering and Environmental Technology (JEET) – 2010
  7. Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Research (NJESTR), December 2010 to date

(F) LIST OF PUBLICATIONS – (25 Publications)

(a)        Journal Papers -19

  1. Maduako, J. N. and M. O. Faborode (1990) Some physical properties of cocoa pods in relation to primary processing. Ife Journal of Technology, O.A.U., Ile-Ife, 2 (1): 1-7
  2. Maduako, J. N. and M. O. Faborode (1994) Characterization of the breaking behaviour of whole cocoa pods. Journal of Agric. Engineering Research, Silsoe Research Institute, U.K.,  59: 89-96.
  3. Maduako, J. N; O. J. Mudiare; A.B.I. Igboanugo and C. N. Asota (1999)  Blending of cotton plant stalk with secondary fibre for paper making. Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture, F.U.T, Yola, 1:26-35.
  4. Maduako, J. N; O. J. Mudiare; A.B.I.  Igboanugo and C. N. Asota (2000). Characterization of selected varieties of cotton plants grown in Nigeria for utilization in papermaking. Nigeria Journal of Education and Technology, F.U.T. Yola, 1(2): 47-53
  5. Maduako, J. N; O. J. Mudiare; A.B. I. Igboanugo and C. N. Asota (2001)  Relating tear strength to fibre characteristics of paper made from cotton plant stalks. Samaru Journal of Agricultural Research, I.A.R – A.B.U, Zaria, 17: 45-52.
  6.   Maduako, J. N.; G. N Osogbue and B. Aliyu (2002) Alkaline pulping of cotton linters produced in Nigeria for papermaking. Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture. F.U.T., Yola, 3: 23-29
  7. Maduako, J. N; O. N. Namessan, N.A.A. Okereke and B. Aliyu (2003) Utilization of gum arabic, starch and china clay additives with cotton linters for papermaking. BAGALE Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, F.U.T, Yola, 3: 20-27.
  8. Maduako, J.N. and M.Hamman (2005) Determination of some physical properties of three groundnut varieties. Nigeria Journal of Technology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 24(2): 12-18
  9. Maduako, J.N., J. Mikailu and F.A. Maunde (2004). Development of a motorized kneader for groundnut oil extraction. Nigeria Journal of Technology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 23(1): 34-38
  10. Maduako, J.N., H.U.Kabri and E.A.Smekhunov (2004). Field performance evaluation of a prototype plate-and-flicker fertilizer distributor.  Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, 12: 4-10
  11. Maduako, J. N., M. Saidu, P. Matthias, I. Vanke (2006) Testing of an engine-powered groundnut shelling machine. Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology,    Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, 14: 29-37
  12. Ajayi, J.O., O.N. Namessan, J.N. Maduako; P.B.Onaji and J.T. Barminas (2005) Effects of acetylation on moisture adsorption characteristics of mercerized Kenaf (Hibiscus canabinus) fibres. Europian Journal of Scientific Research, U.K, 4(2): 33-42.
  13. Maunde, F.A., N.A.A. Okereke,  E.A. Smekhunov and J.N. Maduako (2006)   Design of a test machine for a study of cutting resistance of some agricultural produce. Global Journal of Engineering Research, University of Calabar, 5 (1 & 2): 73-79
  14. Okereke, N.A.A., A. I. Sani and J. N. Maduako (2003) Water management at Lake Geriyo irrigation project, Yola, Adamawa State. Nigeria Journal of Education and Technology, F.U.T, Yola, 4 (1&2): 37-41
  15. Maduako, J. N. and A.B. Istifanus (2009) A study of some mechanical properties of three Bambara nut varieties.grown in the Adamawa State of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Tropical Agriculture, F.U.T, Yola, 11: 1-10.
  16. Namessan, N.O., J.N. Maduako and S.A. Iya (2012a) Effect of polyester and filler on water absorption behaviour, density and porosity of Kenaf (Hibiscus canabinus) fibre brake pads. International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences-International Journals of Engineering and Sciences, IJBAS-IJENS (www.ijens.org), 12 (3): 33-44.
  17. Namessan, N.O., J.N. Maduako and S.A. Iya (2012b) Comparative study of the effects of treatment techniques on the thermal, frictional and wear properties of Kenaf (Hibiscus canabinus) fibre reinforced brake pads. European Journal of Scientific Research, EJSR, (www.eurojournals.com). 76(4): 659-671.
  18. Suleiman, S., J.N. Maduako and A.H. Gbalapun (2013) Development and performance evaluation of a kitchen-prototype wet-rice de-stoner. Nigerian Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Research, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola. Maiden edition, Paraclete publishers, Yola. Vol.1 No.1, pp.46-58
  1. Namessan, N.O., J.N. Maduako and B. Aliyu (2012) Investigation of the wear properties of Kenaf (Hibiscus canabinus) fibre reinforced pad composites Medwell Journals (www.medwelljournals.com). Status: Accepted for final publication. Publication charges of $400 paid.

(b) Book Chapter – 1

  1. Maduako, J.N. (2005) Agricultural mechanization in Adamawa State of Nigeria: status and prospects. In Igwe, E.C., S.I. Mshelia, and M.Y. Jada (2005) Editors, Agriculture in Adamawa State, 1st Edition, Paraclete publishers, Yola, pp.143-148.

(c)  Conference Papers – 5

  1. Maduako, J. N; O.J Mudiare; A.B.I Igboanugo and C. N Asota (1999) Relating basis weight to a calliper of paper made from cotton plant stalks.   Proceedings of 17th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, 21:173-179.
  2. Maduako, J. N and M. Hamman (2001) Physical properties of some groundnut varieties for the mechanization of shelling operation. Proceedings of the National Conference on the Revitalization of Agriculture in the Nigerian Economy, Federal University of Technology, Yola. pp. 74-79.
  3. Ajayi, J.O., O.N. Namessan, J.N. Maduako, P.B. Onaji and J.T. Barminas(2004)  Effects of acetylation on moisture adsorption characteristics of mercerized Kenaf (Hibiscus canabinus) fibres. Book of Abstracts,
  4. 27th Annual International Conference of Chemical Society of Nigeria, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. pp.29-30.
  5. Maduako, J. N., A.B. Istifanus and F.A. Maunde (2007) Determination of some mechanical properties of Bambara nuts (Vigna subterranea L. verdc) relevant to shelling. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference and 29th Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE, Yola 2007), held at Federal University of Technology, Yola on 28th January – 1st February 2008. 29: 159–166
  6. Maunde, F.A., J.N. Maduako, T.Y. Ibrahim and Z.A. Oriolowo (2010) Embodiment design of manual cowpea thresher. Book of proceedings of the 10th International Conference and 31st Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE Enugu, 2010) held at Olive Gate Hotel, Enugu on 20th -23rd October 2010. 31: 46-51

Commendation for Excellence

Commended by FUTY Management for excellent performance in NUC/COREN, Accreditation of Agricultural Engineering programme that earned full accreditation status (2005 – 2010) of both NUC and COREN for the department in the 2005 accreditation exercise of 13 – 24 November 2005.

External Examinership

External Examiner for M.Sc. Farm Power and Machinery programme, Agricultural Engineering Department, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria (2006)

National Assignment

Member, Industrial Studies Committee on Pulp and Paper Products Sector of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) under Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Federal Ministry of  Science and Technology,  –   Abuja (2006)

Sabbatical Leave

Sabbatical Staff as a Reader in Agricultural Engineering Program at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Bauchi State (2008–2009)

Inaugural Lectures Series

Delivered the 13th Inaugural Lecture of Moddibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, as a Professor of Agricultural Processing Engineering on the topic, ‘Characterization of Agricultural Products for Mechanization of Processing Operations’ at the Multi-Purpose Hall of MAUTECH, Yola, Adamawa State on Wednesday, 7th December 2011

External Assessorship

External Assessor for one Professor and one Associate Professor (Reader) of Agricultural Engineering, courtesy of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in May 2011 and March 2012, respectively.

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