Engr. Dr Basil Eberechukwu Okafor

Engr. Dr Okafor Basil Eberechukwu

Senior Lecturer

Department of Mechanical Engineering

HOD

Educational Institutions Attended

  1. ♦   University of Science and Technology P/H., Rivers State (RSUST) -  (1998-2006)
  2. ♦   The University of Lagos, Akoka-Lagos (UniLag) -       (1994-96)
  3. ♦   The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) - (1985-90)
  4. ♦   Comprehensive Secondary School Ogbor Hill Aba, Abia-State - (1980-85)
  5. ♦   East Street Primary School Aba- Abia State - (1974-80)

Academic Qualifications Obtained

  1. ♦   Doctor of Philosophy, PhD in Mech. Engineering (Tribology)  (2007)
  2. ♦   M.Sc.-Mechanical Engineering (Distinction)       -    (1995)
  3. ♦   Bachelor of Engineering, B.Eng. (2nd Class,  Upper Division)      (1990)
  4. ♦   West African School Certificate         -       (1985)
  5. ♦   First School Leaving Certificate         -       (1980)

Other Qualifications /Awards

  1. ♦   N.Y.S.C. Award   -    (1990/91)
  2. ♦   Best Staff Award (Mechanical Engineering Department)  -  (2006)
  3. ♦   Certificate in Project Management      -    (2009)
  4. ♦   Bias in Auto-Cad Design

Membership of Professional Bodies

  1. Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers
  2. Member, International Research and Development Network
  3. COREN Registered

Major Work Experience

  1. Science Teacher, Govt. Secondary School, Barkin Ladi-Plateau State. (1990-92)

  2. Fabrication Engineer, Pen Phoenicia Ind. Ltd. Oregun-Lagos. (1992-93)


  3. Process Engineer, Dash Engineering Co. Ltd. Adeniyi Jones, Lagos. (1993)


  4. Project Supervisor, Dash Engineering Co. Ltd. Adeniyi Jones, Lagos. (1994-95)


  5. Head (Engineering), African Refugees’ Foundation, Ikeja-Lagos. (1995-97)


  6. Associate Director, R& D International, Lagos. (1997- 99)


  7. Executive Director, Bafoni Engineering Co. Ltd. Maryland-Lagos. (1998)


  8. Consultant Engineer, Vitex Interbiz Agency Ltd. 77, Aba Rd.Port Harcourt.


  9. Founder/Senior Resource Person, Value and Ethics Foundation Inc.

Others

  1. Editor In Chief, Agric. Engineering Departmental Association, UNN.  - (1988)

  2. Vice President, Agric. Engineering Departmental Association, UNN.  - (1989)


  3. Football Captain, IRITRAC Football Team, UNN.    -  (1989)


  4. Member, PlateauState Corpers Football Team.  -  (1991)


  5. Coordinator, Students Industrial Training Scheme, FUTO.  -  (2003-2010)

Present Employment

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri – Imo State, Nigeria.

 

Academic Publications

Okafor, B.E. and Ogbata, A. (1994). Financing Industrialization in Nigeria. R and D International: Journal of Research and Development, Lagos-Nigeria. 1(1): 16-20.


Okafor, B.E. and Anagor, L. (1994). The RMRDC Factor in Nigerian Industrial Development. R and D International: Journal of  Research and Development, Lagos-Nigeria. 1(2): 17-18.


Okafor, B.E. (2005). Design of Hydro-Cyclone Separator for Gas Cleaning. International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology (IREJEST). Edna-Ben Publishers Owerri, Nigeria. 2 (1):120 – 128.


Okafor, B.E. (2005). Optimization of Maintenance Cost of Industrial Machines: An Empirical Approach. Journal of Research in Engineering. International Research and Development Institute, Calabar-Nigeria. 2 (2): 4-9.


Okafor, B.E. (2005). Virtual Class: A Welcome Alternative for the Growing World Population. Global Journal of Mechanical Engineering. University of Uyo, Nigeria. 6 (1): 47-50.


Okafor, B.E. (2006). Maintenance Cost Reduction: A Pragmatic Approach. International Research Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology (IREJEST). Edna-Ben Publishers Owerri, Nigeria. 3 (1): 135-142.


Okafor, B.E. and Owei, S.O. (2006). Predicting Flights Wear in Screw Presses in Palm Oil Mills. International Journal of African Institute of   Science and  Technology. AIST Academic Press Los Angeles. 6 (2): 1-6.               www.internationaljournalofaist.8m.com ).


Okafor, B.E. (2006). Virtual Library: Problems and Prospects. International Journal of African Institute of Science and. Technology. AIST Academic Press Los Angeles. 7 (3): 1-3. (www.internationaljournalofaist.8m.com).


Okafor, B.E. (2006). Duct Design for Effective Performance: Design of Vacuum Nozzle. International Journal of African Institute of Science and Technology. AIST Academic Press Los Angeles. 7 (3): 1-3. (www.internationaljournalofaist.8m.com ).


Basil Okafor (2007). Wear In screw Presses: A Major Problem In Palm Oil Mills. Research Journal of Applied Sciences. Medwell Online Faisalabad, Pakistan. (www.medwelljournals.net). 2 (1): 48-50. URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=rjasci.2007.48-50.

Referees

Colonel Lambert Ihenacho  (Rtd.)
Plot 1, Strive Street Extension, Strive House
Uratta Road Housing Estate, Owerri-Imo State.

Prof. Steven Odi-Owei
Frmr Vice Chancellor
RiversStateUniversity of Science and Technology
Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

H.R.H. Eze Dr George N. Ugorji
Eze Ohamere IV of Umuguma
Umuguma Autonomous Community
Owerri West Local Government Area, Imo State.

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