Dr. Nnamdi Verus Ogueke

Dr Nnamdi Verus Ogueke

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Contact Address: Mechanical Engineering Department,
FederalUniversity of Technology P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State Nigeria.

Emailnvogueke@yahoo.co.uk Or nvogueke@futo.edu.ng
Phone No. +234 802 540 5757 or +234 805 300 6458

Ogueke

Biography

Nnamdi Verus Ogueke joined the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 2000 and is currently a Senior Lecturer and the Acting Head, Mechanical Engineering Department. He is actively involved in teaching and research in the primary area of Refrigeration and Energy. His research activities in solar refrigeration, solar water heating, passive cooling technology, bioreactors to produce biofuels among others have produced over 25 scientific papers in archival journals and about 7 in refereed conference proceedings, one of which won an award of the Best Paper in 2005 ASME Conference (Solar Heating and Cooling Track) held at Orlando Florida, USA. Dr. Ogueke has supervised five (5) PhD students. He is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Associate Member, American Society for Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and is duly registered by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is also the Staff Adviser, Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association (NUESA). Dr. Ogueke holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master Degree in Thermal Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (Energy and Power option). All his degrees are from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He is happily married and the marriage is blessed with children. Dr. Ogueke enjoys watching football and discussing national and international politics.

Institutions Attended

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.     -   2000 - 2006

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.   -    1995 -1999

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.   -    1988 -1994

Government Secondary School, Owerri.    -   1982 - 1987

Santana Primary School, Awo-omamma.   -    1976 – 1982

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, PhD (Mech. Eng. – Energy and Power Option)   -  2006

Master of Engineering, M.Eng. (Thermal Engineering)  -  1999

Bachelor of Engineering, B.Eng. (Mech. Eng. – Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Eng. Tech.): Second class – Upper division - 1994

West African School Certificate, W.A.S.C.  -  1987

First School Leaving Certificate  -  1982

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). -2002 – Date
  • Duly registered by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) with Reg. No. R13064 -2006 – Date
  • Associate Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating  and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) with No. 8053907 -2005 – Date

Other Engagement/Learned Society Activities

  • Member FUTO Renewable Energy Research Group
  • Member, National Task Teams developing the first made-in-Nigeria Satellite.
  • Technical Reviewer for journals and Conference Papers: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, World Renewable Energy Congress, etc.

Honours

  • Best year one student in the mechanical engineering department, 1988/89 academic session.
  • Best conference paper award (for the solar heating and cooling track) in the ASME – ISES International Solar Energy Conference held in Orlando, Florida, USA from August 6 – 12, 2005.

Research Interests

  • Renewable Energy (solar, wind, biomass) and its Applications to Engineering Systems (Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, Drying, Heating etc.)
  • Energy Conservation and Management
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Drying Processes
  • Modelling/Simulation of Thermal System

Research Projects

  • Simulation of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator (B.Eng. Project)
  • Heat and Mass Transfer Analysis of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator (M.Eng. Thesis)
  • Transient Analysis and Performance Prediction of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator (PhD Thesis)

Conferences where my papers were presented

  1. International Conference on Alternative Energy, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, March 29 – April 2, 2009.

  2. ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2010, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


  3. World Renewable Congress, WREC2011, May 8 – 13, 2011, Linkӧping, Sweden.


  4. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE 2012, November 9 – 15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA.


  5. ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2013, November 13-21, 2013, San Diego, California, USA.

Publications

  1. Anyanwu, E.E. and Ogueke, N.V.(2001). Activated Carbon/Refrigerant Combinations for Solar Refrigeration Applications. Nig. J. Technology, 20(1), pp. 53 – 60

  2. Anyanwu, E.E., Oteh, U.U. and Ogueke, N.V.(2001). Simulation of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator using Activated Carbon/Methanol Adsorbent/Adsorbate Pair. Energy Conv. & Mgt., 42, pp. 899 – 915.


  3. Anyanwu, E.E. and Ogueke, N.V.(2001). Computer Prediction of the Performances of a Solar Powered Solid Adsorption Refrigerator in some Nigerian Cities. Indian J. Engineering & Materials Sciences, 8,pp. 261 – 270.


  4. Anyanwu, E.E. and Ogueke, N.V.(2002). Mathematical Model for Predicting Pressures in the Collector/Generator/Adsorber of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator. J. Applied Sciences, 5(3), pp. 3026 – 3033.


  5. Anyanwu, E.E. and Ogueke, N.V.(2003). Design Consideration for Wind Energy Powered Water Pumping Facility for sites in Nigeria. Environment Protection Engineering,29(2), pp. 65 – 77.


  6. Anyanwu, E.E. and Ogueke, N.V.(2005). Thermodynamic Design Procedure for Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator. Renewable Energy, 30, pp. 81 – 96.


  7. Anyanwu, E.E and Ogueke, N.V. Transient Analysis and Performance Prediction of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator. Proceedings of ASME2005, International Solar Energy Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, August 6 – 12, 2005.


  8. Anyanwu, E.E. and Ogueke, N.V.(2007). Transient Analysis and Performance Prediction of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator. Applied Thermal Engineering, 27, pp. 2514 – 2523.


  9. Ogueke, N.V. and Anyanwu, E.E. Parametric Effects on the Performance of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator During Collector Cool-down and Refrigerant Evaporation/Readsorption Phases. Proceedings of ES2007, International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Long Beach, California, USA, June 27 – 30, 2007.


  10. Ogueke, N.V. and Anyanwu, E.E. (2008). Design Improvements for a Collector/Generator/Adsorber of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator. Renewable Energy, 33(11), pp. 2428 – 2440.


  11. Ogueke, N.V. and Anyanwu, E.E. (2008). Economic Evaluation of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator. Advances in Science and Technology vol. 2: No. 1, pp. 42 – 48.


  12. Ogueke, N.V. and Anyanwu, E.E. (2009). The Performance Analysis of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator during Collector Cool-Down and Refrigerant Evaporation/Readsorption Phases. Proc. IMechE, Part E: J. Process Mechanical Engineering,223(E1), 11-19.


  13. Ogueke, N.V., Oteh, U.U. and Anyanwu, E.E. (2009). Heat Transmission Through Building Envelopes: Predicted And Validated Indoor Temperatures. Advances in Science and Technology, 3 (1), 11 – 16.


  14. Ogueke, N.V. (2009). Energy Saving Agricultural Produce Dryer. Advances in Science and Technology, 3 (2), 113 – 119.


  15. Ogueke, N.V., Anyanwu, E.E. and Ekechukwu, O.V. (2009).  A Review of Solar Water Heating Systems. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 1 (4), 1 – 21.


  16. Ogueke, N.V., Njoku, M.C. and Anyanwu, E.E. (2009). Design Construction and Testing of a Cylindrical Solar Water Heater. International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment, 10 (1 – 4), pp. 57 – 72.


  17. Nwaigwe, K. N., Okoronkwo, C. A., Ogueke, N. V. and Anyanwu, E. E. (2010). Review of Nocturnal Cooling Systems. International Journal of Energy for a Clean Environment, 11(1 – 4), pp. 117 – 143.


  18. Ogueke, N.V. and Anyanwu, E.E. Comparative Performance of Cylindrical Solar Water Heating System with and without a Reflective Surface. Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2010, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


  19. Ogueke, N. V., Onwuachu, C. C. and Anyanwu, E. E.  Experimental Study of Long-Wave Night Sky Radiation in Owerri, Nigeria for Passive Cooling Application. Proceedings of the World Renewable Congress, WREC2011, May 8 – 13, 2011, Linkӧping, Sweden.


  20. Kamalu, C. I. O., Osoka, E. C., Anyanwu, E. E., Ogueke, N. V. and Obah, B. (2011). A Simple Model for the Prediction of Nigeria Petroleum Production Peak. International Journal of Engineering, 5 (3), pp. 123 – 130.


  21. Ogueke, N. V. and Anyanwu, E. E.  (2011). Review of Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator III: An Overview of the Solar Collectors for Refrigeration Applications. Advances in Science and Technology, 5 (2), pp. 76 – 94.


  22. Anyadiegwu, C.I.C., Anyanwu, E.E., Ogueke, N. V. and Asoegwu, S. (2011). Detection of Gas Loss/Leakage From the Gas Storage Reservoir. Inter-World Journal of Science and Technology, 4 (2), pp. 135 – 144.


  23. Nwaigwe, K. N., Okoronkwo, C. A., Ogueke, N. V., Ugwuoke, P. E. and Anyanwu, E. E.  (2012). Transient Analysis and Performance prediction of Nocturnal Radiative Cooling of a Building in Owerri, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4 (15), pp. 2496 – 2506.


  24. Emegere, E., Ogueke, N. V.and Anyanwu, E. E.  (2012). Wear Characteristics of a Locally Fabricated Automobile Brake Pad. Advances in Science and Technology, 6 (1), pp. 18 – 22.


  25. Agulanna, C. N., Onuoha, G. N., Anyanwu, E. E., Ejike, E. N. O. and Ogueke, N. V. (2012). Experimental Studies of Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes Using a Bioreactor with Integrated Flow Features. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3 (3), pp. 461 – 469.


  26. Nwaigwe, K. N., Ogueke, N. V., Ugwuoke, P. E. and Anyanwu, E. E. Comparative Evaluation of a Developed Batch Reactor using Various Feedstock. Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012, November 9 – 15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA.


  27. Ogueke, N. V., Abam, F., Nwaigwe, K. N., Okoronkwo, C. A., Ugwuoke, P. E.  and  Anyanwu, E. E. (2013). The effect of seasonal variation and angle of inclination on the performances of photovoltaic panels in south-eastern Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5 (3), pp. 794 – 800.


  28. Nwaigwe, K. N., Ogueke, N. V., Ugwuoke, P. E. and Anyanwu, E. E. (2013). Development and measured performance of a batch reactor for biodiesel production from fresh and waste vegetable oils. International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 4 (3), pp. 295 – 312.


  29. Okoronkwo, C. A., Nwufo, O. C., Nwaigwe, K. N., Ogueke, N. V. and Anyanwu, E. E. (2013). Experimental evaluation of a fluidized bed dryer performance. International Journal of Engineering and Science, 2 (6), pp. 45 – 53.


  30. Kamalu, C.I. O,  Ogueke N.V., Anyanwu E.E., Obah B., Okolie I. J. (2013). Modeling Nigeria petroleum reservoir with/without initial reserves. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 4(3), pp. 533 – 540.


  31. Agulanna, C.N., Onuoha, G.N., Anyanwu, E.E., Ejike, E.N.O. and Ogueke, N.V. (2013). Data evaluation of bioreactor performance from anaerobic digestion of organic municipal waste in a test rig of coupled bioreactors with differing flow features. Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2(4), pp. 236 – 245.


  32. Ogueke, N.V., Nwaiwu, C., Nwaigwe, K.N. and Anyanwu, E.E. Experimental investigation of the effect of materials and their surface colours on nocturnal cooling. Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 13-21, 2013, San Diego, California, USA.


  33. Nwaigwe, K. N., Ononogbo, C., Ogueke, N. V. and Anyanwu, E. E. Performance study of anaerobic digestion of organic municipal waste in upflow bioreactor with central substrate dispenser. Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 13-21, 2013, San Diego, California, USA.


  34. Okoronkwo, C. A., Nwigwe, K. N., Ogueke,N.V., Anyanwu, E. E. Onyejekwe, D. C. and Ugwuoke, P. E. (2014).Experimental Investigation of Passive Cooling of Building Using Night-Time Radiant Cooling. International Journal of Green Energy, 11 (10), pp. 1072 – 1083.


  35. Ofong, I., Ogueke, N. V.,  Anyanwu, E. E. and Onyejekwe, D. C. Gravity Propelled Low Temperature Engine. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (Accepted for publication).


  36. Ogueke, N. V., Ndeke, C. and Anyanwu, E. E. Exergy Based Performance Analysis of a Solid Adsorption Solar Refrigerator. Internatıonal Journal of Renewable Energy Research (Accepted for publication).


  37. Ogueke, N. V., Ikpamezie, I. and Anyanwu, E. E. Evaluation of the potential of a small hydro/photovoltaic hybrid system for electricity generation in FUTO, Nigeria. International Journal of Ambient Energy (under review)

 

Surveys Undertaken

  1. Coordinator of the “Survey of energy usage in communities around Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Ihiagwa, Eziobodo) and some residential areas in Owerri municipal council (Aladinma and Ikenegbu housing estates)” carried out under the World Bank STEP-B research grant.

  2. Study to determine reasons for the high failure rates of PV lighting systems installed in Owerri and its environs.


  3. Monitoring and evaluation survey on the contribution of the small-scale community-owned infrastructure and asset acquisition to the attainment of the FADAMA III project development objective in Abia State.

Participation in Graduate and Postgraduate Supervision

Completed: Supervised 4 Ph.D., 2 M.Eng., and over 18 undergraduate projects.

On Going: Currently supervising 2 Ph.D., 6 M.Eng. and 7 B.Eng project works.

On-Going Research Work

  • ♦   Combined reversed absorber and direct absorption solar water heater.
  • ♦   Improved evaporative cooler for fruits and vegetable preservation.
  • ♦   Gravity propelled low-temperature engines
  • ♦   Numerical study of the cooling of intermodal steel buildings using microencapsulated PCM panels.
  • ♦   Temperature control in the car using PCM
  • ♦   Biomass powered kiln for wood processing.
  • ♦   Energy saving potentials of some local trees.
  • ♦   Economics of the different pre-cooling methods used in turbines for power generation in Nigeria.
  • ♦   The potential for air precooling in gas turbines using the Joule-Thomson’s principle.
  • ♦   Possible effects of the use of biofuels on engine liners.
  • ♦   Feasibility study on the use of palm fruit chaff to generate electricity for a community of 500 families.

Work Experience

Federal University of Technology, Owerri.      -    Oct. 2009 – Present

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Lecturer. Teaching, Research and Community Service.  I teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The courses I teach include Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Refrigeration Principles ( for the undergraduates); Solar Energy, Advanced Heat Transfer and Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer (for the postgraduates).

- Federal University of Technology, Owerri.    -   Oct. 2006 – Sept. 2009

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Lecturer I. Teaching, Research and Community Service.  I taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The courses I taught include Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Refrigeration Principles ( for the undergraduates); Solar Energy, Advanced Heat Transfer and Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer (for the postgraduates).

- Federal University of Technology, Owerri.     -    Oct. 2003 – Sept. 2006

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Lecturer II. Teaching, Research and Community Service.  I taught courses at the undergraduate level. The courses I taught include: Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Refrigeration Principles.

- Federal University of Technology, Owerri.    -     Sept. 2003 – Sept. 2003

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Assistant Lecturer. Teaching, Research and Community Service.  I taught courses at the undergraduate level. The courses I taught include: Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Refrigeration Principles and Engineering Drawing.

- Cross River University of Technology, Calabar.        -     Nov. 2009 – Present

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Adjunct Senior Lecturer. Teaching and Research. I teach courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The courses are Heat and Mass Transfer and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Principles.

- Centre for Computer Engineering, Owerri.      -     July 1999 – Sept. 2000.

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Part-time Teaching in BASIC Programming Language.

- Associated Bus Company Ltd., Owerri.     -       July 1998 – Sept. 2000.

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Services Engineer. Maintenance planning of luxury Buses and

enforcement of safety standards/quality control.

- Newclime Services and Spares, Port Harcourt.       -     Dec. 1996 – June 1998.

(A Div. of Nigeria Engineering Works – NEW)

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

Services Engineer. Maintenance planning of cooling systems, sales, installation and servicing of the cooling system.

- Nigeria Breweries PLC, Enugu.     -   July 1994 – July 1995.

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) Scheme. Engineer in-charge of Utilities Section overseeing the proper functioning of boilers, cooling plants, compressors, pumps, water reticulation systems etc., maintenance planning of these equipment, installation of new ones.

- Interdrill Nigeria Ltd., Warri.        -    April, 1992 – Oct., 1992

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme.

- Ministry of Works and Transport, Owerri.      -    Aug., 1991 – Oct., 1991

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme.

- Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, Lagos.       -     Aug., 1990 – Oct., 1990

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme.

Consultancy Services

  • ZINEK Nig. Limited June 2004 – Date

POSITION/RESPONSIBILITIES

* Principal Consultant on Mechanical Engineering matters.

Committee Membership/Non Teaching Position(s)

  • Member (representing mechanical engineering department) of the committee for networking of School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET); 2001 – 2003.

  • I.W.E.S. (Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme) coordinator for the mechanical engineering department; 2002 – 2004.


  • Member FUT, Owerri S.I.W.E.S. Committee; 2000 – 2004


  • Member, Mechanical Engineering Departmental board; 2000 – Date


  • Member, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) board, FUT Owerri Board of Studies; 2000 - Date.


  • Member, Senate Committee on Examination; 2011 – Date.


  • Chairman, SERVICOM, Mechanical Engineering Department.


  • Staff adviser, Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association (NUESA); March 2011 – March 2013.


  • Member representing School of Engineering and Engineering Technology in the Senate of Federal University of Technology, Owerri; November 2011 – Date.


  • Post Graduate co-ordinator for Mechanical Engineering Department; February 2012 – December 2013.


  • Acting Head, Mechanical Engineering Department; July 2012 – Date.

Other Engagements

  • Council Member, Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NiMechE); March 2014 – Date.

Post(s) Held in Associations

  • Treasurer, Graduate Students’ Association (GSA), Federal University of Technology, Owerri, for the 1996/97 academic session.

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