Fossil fuels are forever depleting and need to be replaced both for economic and environmental reasons. Alternative energy sources like biofuels which are environmental friendly become the focus of new research. Dr. Ibe’s research focuses on the utilization of available raw materials as sources of alternative energy.
Polymers and plastics have become ubiquitous Dr. Ibe continue to study the diffusion of permeants like water, air, Co2 and oxygen through polymers as a necessary technological back up to the foods and packaging industry.
Academic and Professional Qualification
- Government College Umuahia.
- B.Sc. (1st Class Hon.) 1966, Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto Canada
- M.Sc. Textiles Technology, 1967 M.I.T., Cambridge, Mass, USA.
- M.Sc. Chemical Engineering 1969, M.I.T. Cambridge, Mass, USA
- D.Sc. (Materials Science and Engineering, 1970). M.I.T. Cambridge, Mass, USA
- Government College Umuahia
- Winner: College Prize in Physics, Chemistry and Maths 1961. Distinction (A1) in Physics, Chemistry and Maths London GCE (A Level) 1962).
- University of Toronto, Canada 1962 – 1966 CGPA 5.0/5.0
- Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario Scholarship 1963
- E.G.R. Ardagh prize 1964
- Cyanamid of Canada prize 1964
- Dow Chemical Engineering prize 1965
- Chemical Institute of Canada prize 1965
- Commonwealth Soc. Of Chemical Industry Gold Medal 1966
- W.S. Wilson Medal 1966
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) Cambridge, Mass USA CGPA 4.82/5.00
- Textile Veterans Gold Medal 1967
- A.C. Wardlaw and E.C. Ibe, Effect of pH on the haemolytic activity of complement. British Journal of Immunology 1963.
- A.C. Wardlaw and E.C. Ibe, Effect of EAC’ 143 on complement Activity. British Journal of Immunology. 1964.
- Ibe, E.C. Solubility parameter concept applied to disperse dyeing of polymers J. Applied Polymer Science 1969.
- E.C. Ibe and E.I. Valko: The absorption of direct dyes by cross-linked cellulose I. Absorption Equilibrium: J. Applied Polymer Science 1975.
- E.C. Ibe and E.I. Valko: The absorption of direct dyes by cross-linked cellulose II. Sorption Diffusivities Acta Polymer Science 1975.
- E.C. Ibe The absorption of direct dyes by cross-linked cellulose III. The steady State diffusivities Acta Polymeric 37 458 1985.
- E.C. Ibe and S.N. Ibe, Swelling of cross-linked cellulose film in water: J. Applied Polymer Science 23, 1979.
- E.C. Ibe and S.N. Ibe, Conditions for the stability of cross-links in cellulose: J. Applied Polymer Science 22, No. 11, 3345 1978.
- E.C. Ibe and S.N. Ibe, Urea and Sodium Chloride Permeability of cross-linked cellulose Acta Polymerica 12,685-688, 1986.
- E.C. Ibe and S.N. Ibe, Comparison between steady-state and transient diffusivities of direct dyes in cellulose: Acta Polymerica 17, 151-153. 1986.
- S.N. Ibe and E.C. Ibe: Control and dispersion potential of oil spills by bacteria seeding. Proceedings of 1983 International Seminar of the Petroleum Industry and the Nigeria Environment 188 – 191.
- Oghome, P. And Ibe, E.C.: Drilling mud from local days (A case study from Opobo and Kala Ibeama days) Heartland Eng. Vol. 1, No. 2 pp. 16 – 26, 2007.
- Oghome, P. And Ibe, E.C.: Investigation of Biodiesel from locally made groundnut oil. Global Journal of Engineering & Technology Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 551 – 559, 2009.
FUTO/NNPC R & D Cooperation Scheme: Initiator. VC led FUTO team, to R & D NNPC of the 4 proposals sent to NNPC. I have critical technical involvement in two of these namely:
Fingerprinting of Nigerian Crudes Joint Submission with FUTO Chemistry Department.
Simulations and Optimization of Nigerian Gas Gathering systems / I actively held the DVC on this Scheme which should take off with 2014 budget.
FUTO/Ebony AGRO Ltd. Cooperation: Initiator: This Scheme involves the cooperation of FUTO and Ebony Agro Ltd. The team led by Engr. Charles Ugwu officially saw the Vice Chancellor and Progress is being made.