Prof. Chidi Donatus Okereke

B Eng., M Sc., PhD.

Prof. Okereke

Prof. Chidi Donatus Okereke



Academic and Professional Qualification

  • WASC, 1973. High School (Aquinas Sec. Sch.) Osu, Mbano.
  • 1973/74 Government College Umuahia.
  • H.Sc.,1976 Federal Government College, Port Harcourt.
  • B. Eng., 1980. Agricultural Engineering (Soil & Water Engineering.), ABU Zaria.
  • M. Sc., 1983. Civil Engineering (Water Resource Technology), University of Birmingham, England.
  • Ph. D., 2000. Civil Engineering (Public Health Engineering), FUTO.


  • Principal’s prize award at High School Osu, Mbano, 1972
  • Federal Government College, Port Harcourt’s Scholarship award, 1974- 1976
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Merit award at ABU, Zaria. 1978
  • Imo State of Nigeria Scholarship, 1982/83
  • Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship, 1982/83
  • International Biographical Centre Cambridge, England Award as Outstanding Intellectual of the 20th Century, 2000.
  • International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden Grantee/Award, 1989.
  • Member, Knight of Saint Mulumba (KSM), Nigeria, 1997.
  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria, 2006
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administration, 2009
  • Visiting Professor, CUTEC Environmental Technology Institute GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany sponsored by DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service, 2004
  • Chief, Ugo Nka mmuta 1 of Umunumo being Chieftaincy title conferred by HRH Eze C.B.C Ubah, retd Chief Judge of Imo State and Traditional Ruler of Umunumo Autonomous Community, Ehime-Mbano, Imo State, 2004
  • Okigwe Catholic Diocese Gold Award 2009 in recognition of my contribution to Human And Community Development awarded by His Lordship, Bishop Amatu
  • Merit Award to Prof & Mrs C.D Okereke as Unique Couple 2010 in recognition of Contribution towards Development of Catholic Youths in Umunumo awarded on Nov 14, 2010, Annual Youth Week Ceremony.
  • Award of Honour to Distinguished member, Aquinas Secondary School Osu Old Boys Association for Human Capacity Development Roles in the Society, 26th December 2010 Annual Breakfast Thanksgiving/Awards at Aquinas Sec. Sch. Osu


  • Okereke C. D. 1991. Design and construction of automatic Maximum River stage meter. Research and Industry, India. Vol. 36.p.82 – 87
  • Okereke C. D. 1993. Design and Testing of Porous pot irrigation system for dry season vegetable farming. NSE Technical Transactions. Vol. 28 pp. 27 – 35.
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Evaluation of Otamiri River sand mine for Filter Media. Advances in Geosciences. Vol. 1, No. 1. pp 64 – 69.
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Performance of multi-compartment septic tanks in Nigeria. NSE Technical Transactions. Vol. 30. No. 3. pp. 41 – 45.
  • Okereke C. D. and Nwankwor G. I. 1995. A case study of Hand pumps in rural water supply in Nigeria. Advance in Geosciences. Vol. 1, No. 1 pp. 29 – 37.
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Chemical quality of water sources for irrigation in the Rainforest zone of Nigeria: a Case study of Abia and Imo States. Nigerian Journal of Engineering. Vol. 7. No. 1.
  • Okereke C. D. and Okpala K. O. 1995. Oshika Bio-environment pollution by oil spills. Advances in Geosciences. Vol. 1, No. 1 pp 38 – 42
  • Okereke C. D. 1995. Nigerian surface waters and applicability in Irrigation: Imo/Abia States Case study. Advances in Geosciences. Vol. 1, No. 1. pp. 78 – 83.
  • Okereke C. D. 1996. Refuse Characterization and Management in a developing economy: Owerri town case study. Environment Protection Engineering. Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. Vol. 22. No. 3 – 4 pp. 5 – 4.
  • Cotton A., R. Reed and C. D. Okereke, 1996. Perception of Septic Tanks in the Environments: An Overview. Environment Protection Engineering Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. Vol. 22. No 3 – 4. pp. 15 – 36
  • Nwachukwu, B. A., C. D. Okereke and L. O. Ukpai, 1998. The Pollution Level of Otamiri River, Owerri. Environmental Review ER/. Vol. 2. No. 2 pp. 6 – 15.
  • Okereke C. D. 1997. Process kinetics of Septic Tanks. Environment Protection Engineering Wroclaw, Poland. Vol. 23 No 34 pp 25 – 34.
  • Okereke C. D. 1998. Evaluation of soil loss from an Agricultural land under various crop geometry. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology (JAST).
  • Okereke C. D. 1999. On-farm Soil Erosion Rate under Local Management Practices. Journal of erosion and Env. Degradation Vol. 1. No. 1 pp 94 – 102
  • Okereke C.D. 2003. The Environmental Economics of Multi-compartment septic tanks. Environment Protection Engineering. Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland. EPE No. 2/3. PP. 1-7.
  • Okereke C. D. 1985. High Test Hypochlorite water treatment device for Agrarian Communities. NSAE CONF. Proc. Vol 9. pp. 83 – 99
  • Okereke C. D. 1988. Quality Status of Irrigation water Sources in Nigeria: The case of Imo State. NIWASA conf. Proc. Edited by Prof. K. O. Iwugo. Civil Eng. University of Lagos, Nigeria. pp. 408-423.
  • Okereke C. D. 1988. Quality Status of Irrigation water Sources in Nigeria: The case of Imo State. CIGR – NSAE Intersections proc.of an international symposium held at Ilorin on Sept. 5 – 10, 1988. pp. 365 – 371.
  • Ndubuizu C. D., A. A. Asere and C. D. Okereke. 1988. Environmental pollution and Fire Hazard Management in a Developing Economy. An invited paper presented at the Nigeria Society of engineers annual Seminar held at FUT, Owerri 13 – 14 Oct. 1998 proc. pp. 87 – 104.
  • Okereke C. D. and G. E. Osuji. 1990. Effect of Raindrop Size and impact on soil splash proc. of National Seminar on Erosion Ravages in S. E. Niteria Held at FUTO, May 29 – 31, 1990 pp. 73 – 81.
  • Asoegwu S. N. and C. D. Okereke 1995. Effect of peak irrigation on growth and yield of paw-paw (carica papaya) in Nigeria. NSAE conf. Proc. Vol. 17.pp.163 – 176.
  • Okereke C. D. 1997. Laboratory Method for comparative evaluation of the efficacy of farmstead sludge digester. NSAE Conf. Proceedings, Vol. 19. pp. 185 – 190
  • Okereke C. D. 1998. On-farm soil erosion rate under Local Management practices. NSAE Conf. Paper for proc. Vol. 20.
  • Okereke C. D. 1998: Irrigation of melon crop using effluent water. Proc. 12th National irrig. And Drainage Seminar on irrigation for sustainable Agriculture, IAR ABU, Zaria, 14 – 18 April 1998. pp 130 –142.
  • Okereke C.D. 2006.Indigenization of Environmental Sciences. Invited Paper presented at International Symposium on ‘Towards Indigenization of Education in Africa” organized by Whelan Research Academy, Owerri. Published in Proceedings of the International Symposia edited by T.I. Okere and Chukwudi Anthony Njoku Whelan Research Academy, Owerri
  • Design of automatic maximum River Stage meter CDO model 2. Patent No. RP 11376 of the date of sealing, 20/4/93 (in commercial use).
  • Computerized Laboratory flow measurement data acquisition system. Patent No. RP 11465 of 1/7/93.


  • Severn Trent Water Authority Birmingham, England( Research Fellow, 1983 )
  • General Relations (Research and Development Consultant, 1982)
  • Sokoto Rima Basin Development Authority Sokoto under Gerluchi Nig. Ltd(Consultant, 1983)
  • FUTO Consult Limited Bore Hole 2, Water quality(Consultant, 1993)
  • Imo State Environmental Protection Agency, ISEPA (Consultant, 1994-1995)
  • water supply project, Isiekenesi Parish(Consultant, 1997)
  • Imo State Government, Erosion Control/Ecological Management(Consultant, 2001-Date)
  • Unilever, Aba Wastewater Treatment Plant Project(Consultant, 2007)
  • Pioneer course outline/contents of Soil and Water Engineering (SWE) courses and Public Health Engineering (PHE) courses for undergraduate programmes in Agric and Civil Engineering Departments, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO).
  • Unilever, Aba Wastewater Treatment Plant Project(Consultant, 2007)
  • Established FUTO Public Health Engineering laboratory
  • SEET SIWES (Coordinator, 1988-1992)
  • supervised undergraduate and postgraduate (M. Sc and PhD) students.
  • Served as a reviewer of journal articles
  • Chairman/Coordinator of many Research Projects completed and on-going
  • Served as both internal and external assessor of Publications for the promotion of many Academicians to the rank of Professor in FUTO, UNIPORT and UNN
  • Resource person for an interview of academic staff for promotion to full Professor In Public Health Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Port-Harcourt, PH. Rivers State, 2010.
  • Resource person for an interview of academic staff for promotion to Principal/Chief Lecturer in Civil & Agric Engineering Department, Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, 2006, 2007, 2008/09.
  • Carried out commissioned Soil Test Project at Plot 5041 Commercial Action Area Layout site in New Owerri, Owerri West LGA for a proposed 7-storey Hotel building near City Hotel, 2010: Report was used for securing Govt. approval and for foundation design.

Working Experience

  • Aquinas Secondary School Osu, Mbano(Tutor,1976-1977)
  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology(Assistant Lecturer, 1981-DATE)
  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology(Professor, 2003-DATE)
  • Member, Nigerian Environmental Society (MNES)
  • Registered Engineer of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), R4747.
  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration, 2006.
  • Fellow, Institute for Industrial Administration, 2009.

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