Engr. Ignatius Onyekwere Opara

Engr. Ignatius Onyekwere Opara

Lecturer II

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Maintenance Engineer. (Industrial Trainee)
Email: ignatiusopara@yahoo.com
Mobile +234-813-859-4232

IG Opara

Brief Profile

My varied work, life experience have enabled me to develop a wide range of skills and qualities; and my future aspiration which has motivated me to undergo a master program in Applied Instrumentation and Control. My academic performance has been consistently above average and I have excellent computing skill. My utmost desire is to make a career in Instrumentation and Measurement field. I am an experienced engineer with excellent communication, negotiation, technical and interpersonal skills, able to train and motivate a team to produce quality results. I am hardworking, resilient and resourceful; able to work on own initiative as well as a part of a team.

Education

2009-2010 – Glasgow Caledonian University, UK: M.Sc Applied Instrumentation and Control

Main Subjects: Measurement Theory and Devices, Project Planning and Measurement, Data Acquisition and Analysis, Control Systems, Measurement Systems, Safety Management, Instrument Communication and Networking and Industrial Case Studies.

Dissertation:  Title of research project/area of research: Measurement of Stratified and Annular Flows using Ultrasonic Techniques

2006-2008 – Federal University of Technology, Owerri: M.Eng (Production Engineering) Discontinued when I got admission for a Master Program in the United Kingdom.

1992-1998 – Federal University of Technology, Owerri: B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering)

Main Subjects: Production Planning and Control, Instrumentation, Control Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Engineering Analysis, Numerical Control Machine Tools, Ordinary Differential Equations, Industrial Studies, Project Management and Quality Control, e.t.c.

Dissertations: Design and Construction of a Melon Dehulling Machine.

1983-1988 – Community Secondary School, Orogwe, Imo State, Nigeria

Subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Agriculture Science, Geography and Economics

1979-1983 – Primary School Ohii, Nigeria

Engineering Experiences:

10/2010 – Date Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. (Lecturer II)

Duties Included:

  • Numerical Control Machine Tools
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Control Systems Design
  • Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Class Adviser
  • Departmental Assistant Examination Officer

02/2002-02/2005: Abbas Maje Nassarawa Secondary School, Kano, Nigeria: Teacher

Duty:

  • Mathematics Tutor

10/2001-02/2002: Evangel International School, Kano: Teacher

Duty:

  • Mathematics Tutor

08/2000- 10/2001: Camz Business Services Kano; Computer Operator

Duties:

  • Word Processing
  • Corel Draw, Page Making and Internet Services

03/1999-03/2000: Automotive Parts Industries, Kano, Nigeria: Engineering Internship (NYSC)

Duties:

  • Maintenance and repairs of Automotive Systems
  • Designed and Improved Plant Layout
  • Verification of Dimension of Machined Parts
  • Machining of Parts using Lathe, Grinding and Milling Machines

Training:

10/2008-07/2009: European Computer Driving License

02/200-08/2000: Microsoft Word Processing and Publishing

1999-2000: Military Service Corp

Information Technology:

I am widely experienced in the use of IT and Sophisticated Lab View Programming Software. I use Microsoft Word to produce my documents, produce and deliver PowerPoint Presentation, Lab view software for instrumentation data acquisition system and have experience in excel.

Team

I am a committed team member as demonstrated by my academic studies and place of work. A key element of my academic studies and duties at work has been group projects/course works which have meant that I have worked with a variety of group settings, large and small.

Communication/ Interpersonal

My varied work experience has enabled me to further develop both my written and verbal skills. Working with the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria as a lecturer meant that I have acquired both high intellect and ability to clearly communicate with studies in order to impart knowledge and positively attending to their academic’s queries/complaints.

Organization:

  • The Institute of Measurement and Control
  • The Nigerian Society of Engineer (NSE)
  • The Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • The Nigerian Institute of Industrial Engineers (NIIE)

Research Interests:

  • Operations Research
  • Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Control Systems Design
  • Signals Processing and Analysis
  • Supply Chain System
  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Composite Materials

Publication:

  • Okafor, B. E. and Opara, I. “Design and Fabrication of Coconut Juice Extraction, Machine”. The Heartland Engineer, Vol. 6 No.1, June 2011, Owerri Branch, Nigeria.

Conference Attended:

  • The Nigerian Society of Engineers national Engineering Conference and Annual Meeting, “Canaan 2011” Theme: “Effective Transportation Systems in Nigerian – The Way Forward”.
  • APWEN Owerri Training Workshop. “Improving Productivity at the Work Place” April 28, 2012.

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