Engr. Prof. Onyewuchi Nduwuishi Oguoma

Engr. Prof. Onyewuchi Nduwuishi Oguoma, PhD.

FNSE, FIIA, FNIM

Oguoma

PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
PAUL HARRIS FELLOW
Phone: 08037097135, 08052120502
E-mail: wuchioguoma@yahoo.com
Contact Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Nigeria.
Present Appointment: Professor

 

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES

DATES  –    INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  • 2009      –    Department of Project Management and Entrepreneurship Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 1982-1985   –   Department of Engineering Production, Loughborough University of Technology, England. (Manufacturing Systems Design)
  • 1900- 1982    – Post-Doctoral Work On Solid Mechanics And Dynamics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA
  • 1978-1980   –   Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA. (Advanced Coursework in  Solid Mechanics and Design of Machines and   Systems)
  • 1976-1978    – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA.
  • 1973-1976    –  Department of Mechanical/Production Engineering, Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria
  • 1966- 1972    –  EmmanuelCollege, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • 1960 – 1965  –  Township School, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

  • 2009  –  Two Weeks Certificate Course in Project Management and Entrepreneurship Studies, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 1985   –  PhD.  Engineering Production, Loughborough University of Technology, England (Manufacturing Systems Design)
  • 1980   – M.S.  Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA. (Advanced Coursework in  Solid Mechanics and Design of Machines and Systems)
  • 1978  –  B.S.  Mechanical Engineering, IowaState University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA.
  • 1976   – Licentiate/Diploma   Mechanical/Production Engineering, Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria.
  • 1972   –  West African School Certificate, Division One, Emmanuel College, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • 1965 –    First School Leaving Certificate, Township School, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2010   –   Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administrators Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management
  • 1993   –   Registered Engineer, COREN.

 

TEACHING AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE  

  • 2000 –Till Date      –     Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State
  • 1995 – 2000    –    Reader, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri,  Imo State.
  • 1990 -1995   –   Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State
  • 1988 – 1990  –   Lecturer I, Department of mechanical engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State,  Nigeria.
  • 1987-1988   –   Lecturer II, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State
  • 1985 – 1987    –   Lecturer II, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria. Developed manuals for the dynamics laboratory.
  • 1981 – 1982   –    Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA under NASA grant on Inflatable Structures involving finite element  Analysis of aircraft tires
  • 1980 – 1981   –   Teaching Assistant, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA with Full Responsibility for Two Undergraduate Sections for Teaching and Grading Of Materials Testing.
  • 1978 -1980   –    Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa, USA Under NASA Grant on Theoretical, Experimental And  Finite- Element Work On Air Springs.
  • 1975   –   Six-month Industrial Training at Nigeria Railways, Enugu.
  • 1974    –   Six-month Industrial Training at National ElectricPower Authority, Ijora Power Station, Lagos.

 

RESEARCH INTEREST ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND JOURNALS BOOKS  

  1. Oguoma, O. N., 1988, STATICS: Revision Notes and Solved Problems, Alphabet Nigeria Publishers, ISBN 978-2621-37-4
  2. Oguoma, O. N., and E. E. Anyanwu, 1995, Industrialization: Imo State Experience. Chapter in IMO STATE: LAND OF HOPE, Alphabet Nigeria Publishers,  ISBN 978-2621-96-X

 

PUBLICATIONS IN REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. E.B.J Iheriohanma And O.N. Oguoma(2010),  Governance, Leadership, Crisis And Underdevelopment In Africa; An Explorative Discourse European Journal Of Social Science Vol. 12, No 3 pp 409-416
  2. Oguoma O.N and Okoronkwo C.A ( 2010), Tools for Improving Effectiveness In Maintenance. The Heartland Engineer Journal (Official journal of The Nigeria Society of Engineers Imo state Chapter) Vol. 5 No 1 pp 13-28
  3. Okoronkwo C. A, C.C Nwachukwu, Oguoma O. N,  J. O Igbokwe, (2010), Modeling the Effects of Production Time and Cost on Industrial Productivity on Some Selected Manufacturing Industries in   Nigeria.Interdisciplinary Journal Of Contemporary Research in Business, pp 289-297
  4. Okechukwu C,  C.A Okoronkwo, C.C Nwachukwu O. N Oguoma, Efota Obaseki (2010),  Reliability Modeling of Cobble Formation In ASteel Rolling Mill, Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business pp 297-309
  5. Uche, R., and O. N. Oguoma, (2005),  A model of the relationship between fractions defective And productivity, International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology, pp. 55 – 72.
  6. Uche, R., and O. N. Oguoma, (2005),  Determination of the relationship between forced Machine downtime and maintenance, International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology, pp. 10 – 24.
  7. Oguoma, O. N., and J. O. Igbokwe, (1998),  Production of grinding wheels from locally available  Materials, Technical Transactions of NIProdE, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 55 – 60.
  8. Oguoma, O. N., and A. C. Uzorh, (1998),  Determination of replacement time for cars, Technical    Transactions of NIProdE, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 17 – 27.
  9. Oguoma, O. N., and E. E. Anyanwu, (1998),  Physico-mechanical properties and uses of cola nut, Technical  Transactions of  NIProdE, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 61 – 64.
  10. Oguoma, O. N., and J. O. Igbokwe, (1998),  Production efficiency and labour productivity in a Manufacturing company, Technical Transactions of NIProdE, vol. 4, no. 2,  pp. 32 – 36.
  11. Oguoma, O. N. et al, (1994),  Prediction methods of optimal order quantities of Materials for small-scale industries in developing countries, Nigerian Journal of Technical Education, vol. 11, nos. 1 & 2, pp. 143 – 153.
  12. Oguoma, O. N., and R. Uche, (1993),  Determination of optimum date for payment of Salaries using engineering economy studies, The Nigerian Production Engineer, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 36 – 42.
  13. Oguoma, O. N. et al, (1993),  Design of palm kernel/shell separator for developing Countries, Nigerian Journal of Technical Education, vol. 10, no. 1 & 2,  pp. 1 – 12.
  14. Oguoma, O. N. et al, (1992),  Design, construction and testing of a de-stoner rice/sand separator. Nigerian Journal of Technical Education, vol. 9, no. 1 &  2, pp. 97 – 113.
  15. Oguoma, O. N., (1990),  Factors affecting the gripping force of diaphragm Chucks,   International Journal of Machine Tools And Manufacture, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 497 – 508.
  16. Oguoma, O. N., and J. R. Baumgarten,( 1990), The Contact area of toroidal air springs, International Journal Of Mechanical Sciences, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 677 – 686.
  17. Oguoma, O. N., (1989),  Considerations in diaphragm chuck design, International  Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, vol. 29, no.3, pp. 425 – 432.
  18. Oguoma, O. N., and D. J. Billau, (1987),  Gripping force of diaphragm chucks, International Journal of Production Research, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 995 – 1011.

 

PAPERS PRESENTED AT REFERRED CONFERENCES

  1. Iheriohanma E.B.J And O.N.Oguoma, (2009) Governance, Leadership   Crisis and Underdevelopment   In Africa: An Explorative Discourse Proceedings Of The International Conference On The Theme ‘How Africans Underdevelop Africa, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  2. Oguoma, O. N., and C. Okoronkwo,( 2007) Mechanical design and testing of satellite structures, Proceedings of the First CSTD/NARSDA National Conference, Abuja,   pp. 56 – 60.
  3. Oguoma, O. N., and J. O. Igbokwe,( 2001) Quality engineering in a depressed economy, Proceedings of the First National Conference on               Manufacturing Technology and Engineering in a Developing Economy, University of Uyo, 2nd -3rd May 2001, pp. 77 – 81.
  4. Oguoma, O. N., and J. O. Igbokwe,(1998) A heuristic approach to assembly line balancing in a Manufacturing company, Proceedings of the 2ndNational Conference on Small – Scale Industries in Sustainable National Development, University of Benin.
  5. Oguoma, O. N., and A. C. Uzorh, (1991) Commercialization of engineering designs, Proceedings of 3rd UNIBEN Conference on Engineering and Technological Development, University of Benin, pp. 22 – 26.
  6. Nwandikom, G. I., and O. N. Oguoma, (1989) Engineering technology extension in Nigeria, Proceedings of the 2nd UNIBEN Conference on Engineering and Technological Development,     University of Benin, pp. 8 – 17.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Mechanical Structures and Thermal Control of Satellites Intelligent Pigging of PipelinesQueuing Problems in a PKO PlantInventory Risks in IndustriesProductivity, Maintenance and Value Creation


 

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • 2010-2011     –  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • 2008 – 2010  –  Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Achievements as Dean Increased staff development and professional registration.
    In addition, COREN- registered engineers were upgraded to the next grade level. Initiated the on-going Bakery Project by FST Department. Strict adherence to discipline and productivity by initiating The Quality Intelligence Unit in SEET.
  • 2006 – 2011  – Chairman, University Endowment FundCommittee, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 2005 – 2008  –   University Admissions Officer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Achievements as University Admissions Officer. Introduced e-registration in FUTO post-UME and online registrations of students.
    Drastic reduction in the incidence of impersonation by candidates. Prompt release of Post-UME results and honorarium to invigilating Staff.
  • 2005 – 2007  –  Member Representing Senate, Governing Council, Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • 2005 – 2007   –   Member, University Tenders Board, Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • 2005 – 2007   –   Member, Academic Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee (non-professorial), Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • 2004   –  Chairman, Panel of Inquiry into Student Union Activities, Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • 2004   –   Participation at Nigerian Universities Exhibition, Abuja where FederalUniversity of Technology, Owerri emerged in overall 3rd position.
  • 2003 – 2005    –    Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Achievements as Head of Department Initiated the concept and establishment of the Computer Graphics Laboratory Computerization of Mechanical Engineering Department records
  • 2000 – 2003  –   Dean, Student Affairs, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Achievements as Dean, Student Affairs Democratization of Student Unionism in FUTO, after a long period of the Caretaker syndrome. Cushioning and ameliorating the traumatic effect of the movement from LakeNwaebere to present FUTO. Curbed cultism in FUTO to the barest minimum
  • 1993 – 1995    –    Member Representing Congregation, University Senate, Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • 1990 – 1995   –    Member, Planning Committee, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  • 1993 – 1994    –    Representative of School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, FederalUniversity of Technology in the University Research Committee.
  • 1989 – 1991    –     Member, World Bank Loan Equipment Procurement and Maintenance Committee, Federal University of Technology, Owerri Member, Examination Offenses Committee, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 1989 – 1993   –   Representative of Congregation in the University  Senior Staff Training Committee, FederalUniversityof Technology, Owerri.
  • 1985 – 1987   –  Assistant Seminar and Research Coordinator, School of Engineering, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

 

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION

Supervised 5 PhD and over 15 M.Sc. students. Currently supervising PhD and  M.ScStudents

 

REPRESENTATION OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR AT OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS.

  • 2007   –   Convocation Ceremonies, FederalUniversity of Technology, Minna
  • 2004   –   NEEDS Conference, Government House, Owerri
  • 2004   –  Opening Ceremonies, Ihiagwa Women’s Association AnnualGeneral Meeting.
  • 2004  –   Building Fund Launching, Christian Evangelistic Mission, ImoState
  • 2002   –   Nigerian Universities Games, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
  • 2000  –  Nigerian Universities Games, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria   NATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS
  • 2009    –     Member, Technical Advisory Committee, National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Abuja.
  • 2006 –  Team Leader, Mechanical Structures and ThermalControl Team, SPIRE Project, Centre for Satellite Technology Development, Abuja. SPIRE  aims to produce the first Nigerian-made satellite by the year 2015. There are only 8 Team Leaders across the nation.
  • 2005  – NUC Accreditation Team, FederalUniversityof Technology, Minna and University of Ilorin, Ilorin.
  • 2004  –  Returning Officer, House of Representatives Bye-Election, Isiala  Mbano-Okigwe-Onuimo Federal Constituency, INEC, Imo State Member, Committee on the Development of Industrial Policy, Imo State. Member, Committee on the Evaluation of the Magnetic Engine, Imo State

 

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Titles:  Ezi Nwanwa of Ihiagwa
Ezi Di of Owerri Nchi Ise
Ezinna of Christ Anglican Church, Owerri

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 2010-2011  – Sunday School Superintendent, All Saints Chapel, Federal University Of Technology, Owerri
  • 2005 –   Chairman, Branch ASUU Ethics and Grievances Committee, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 2004  –  Chairman, Branch ASUU Committee on Visitation, FederalUniversity of Technology, Owerri.
  • 2004 – 2008  –   Chairman, All Saints’ Chapel Council, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 2000    Patron, Owerri Students Association, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Patron, Anglican Students Fellowship, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Patron, National Association of Imo State Students, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Member, Standard Tennis Court, Owerri. Patron, NIFES, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 2000 – 2002  – Chairman, All Saints’ Chapel Council, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • 1999  –  Member, Branch ASUU Committee on Visitation, Federal University of Technology, Owerri

 

CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT

Raised Over N 600,000. 00 from Private donors for sports development in FUTO. Led FUTO to emerge the first position in the maiden edition of Nigerian Universities Football   League in 2001. Raised five hundred nine- inch blocks from a private source for the construction of the Mechanical Engineering Computer Graphics Laboratory. Raised Over N 50 million for Auditorium as Chairman, University Endowment Fund Committee. Rose over N 20 million for a bus as Chairman, University Endowment Fund Committee.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF THE FOLLOWING UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

  • Member, University Senate
  • Member, Planning Committee
  • Member, Committee of Deans
  • Member, Estimates Committee
  • Member, Vice Chancellors Advisory Committee
  • Member, University Admissions Committee
  • Member, Unified Cadre Appointments and Promotions Committee
  • Member, Ceremonials Committee
  • Member, Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee
  • Member, Academic Staff Appointments and Promotions Committee

 

SERVICE TO OTHER UNIVERSITIES

  • 2011 –  External Examiner, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin.
    2008 –  External Examiner, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
  • 1998 – 2002   –    External Examiner, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  • 1993 – 1995   –     External Examiner, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri.
  • 1991 – 2004    –    External Examiner, Masters in Engineering Management, Faculty of Engineering, University of Port Harcourt.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

  • 2009  –    Member, African Engineering EducatorsAssociation.
  • 2010   –  Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers 2011   –  Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management
  • 1993 – 2004     –    Member, Editorial Board, the Nigerian Production Engineer.
  • 1994   –   Member, Nigerian Institution of Production Engineers.
  • 1988    –   AMIMechE, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, England.

 

OTHER CONFERENCES ATTENDED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS

  • 2011   –    Engineering Assembly, COREN, Abuja Annual Conference of NSE, Calabar Annual Conference of NIM, Abuja
  • 2010       International Conference of Renewable andAlternative Energy, FederalUniversityof Technology, Owerri.
  • 2010       Engineering Assembly, COREN,  Abuja
  • 2010       Annual Conference of NSE, Abuja
  • 2010       Annual Conference of NIM, Abuja
  • 2009       Workshop on Engineering Education in Nigeria, COREN
  • 2009      COVIDEST, Kampala.
  • 2009       Engineering Assembly, COREN, Bauchi
  • 2009       Annual Conference of NSE, Owerri.
  • 2009       Annual Conference of the NIM, Abuja
  • 2009       International Conference on Renewal And the Alternative Energy Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

 

PUBLIC LECTURE DELIVERED

Oguoma O. N., 2005 “Looming Oil Crisis-Global Implication”A Paper Presented At the 2005 Public Lecture of the   University Of Lagos Alumni Association, Owerri Chapter held at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Owerri


 

OTHER PRODUCTIVE WORKS

  1. Oguoma, O. N., 1992, Diaphragm chucks design methodology.
  2. Oguoma, O. N., 1992, Aims and organisation of IBB Technology Centre, Abia State.
  3. Oguoma, O. N., 1992, Effective and easy fault tracing.

 

SOME PRODUCTS DEVELOPED/EXHIBITED

 

Shell SeparatorPalm Kernel/Shell Separator

Portable Water Treatment Plant Galvanized steel is used for the construction to achieve removal of dirt, colloidal suspension, killing of micro-organism and maintenance of correct ph level

 

 

Hydraulic ForkliftElectro-hydraulic Forklift.

An electro-hydraulic system that can lift 2.2m tones of a load to about 1.33 m Garri Frying Machine Fries Garri in batches using a unique design of discharging by tipping

 

 

AutomobileAutomobile Electrical System Demonstrator.

It illustrates the electrical system of an automotive especially useful to students of Automotive engineering

 

 

Extractor

Fruit Juice Extractor.

Extracts juice from different fruits using non-contaminable materials.

 

 

Hammer-M

Hammer Mill.

Grinds dry maize and other agricultural products

 

 

Crusher

Palm Kernel Crusher/Oil Extractor.

Dual functions of crushing palm kernels and extracting oil are achieved here without the congealing of oil


REFERENCES

  1. Engr Prof. David Onyejekwe
    Former Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council,
    University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
    Warri. Delta State
  2. Professor Ogbonnaya O Onwudike
    Former Vice-Chancellor,
    The University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State
  3. Engr Prof. Okechukwu O. Onyemobi
    Former Dean, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology,
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

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