Onwuzuligbo Martin Iheonu, Nwafor

Onwuzuligbo Martin Iheonu, Nwafor

E-mail: ominwafor@futo.edu.ng


Educational Qualification

North Worcestershire College Bromsgrove England - ONC Mechanical Engineering & Diploma Automobile Engineering  -  1976 to 1978.

Wolverhampton Polytechnic England  -  B Sc. (Hons) 2.1 Mechanical Engineering (CNAA) -  1978 to 1982.

The University of Birmingham England – M Sc. Thermodynamic  -  1984.

The University of Reading England  -  PhD Energy & Power (Automotive Engineering)  -  1994.

Work Experience

(i)     J.B.&S. Lees Ltd. Trident Steel Works, West Bromwich – Sheet metal production Heat treatment of the products  -  July 1976 – Feb 1977

(ii)    Charles Clark Motors Ltd., Wolverhampton. – Vehicles maintenance & Accidents repairs, MOT testing  -  Aug. 1977 – Nov. 1977

(iii)   All Saint Motors Ltd., Bromsgrove, England – Vehicle maintenance, preparation delivery, inspection & MOT Testing & issuance of Certificate. – Dec. 1977 – Feb. 1978/July – Sept. 1978

(iv)      Barton Conducts Ltd., Design Office, Designed ½” tube mill,  -  March 1979 -

(v)       Anambra State University  -  Lecturer  -  1985 – 1986

(vi)      Federal University of Technology, Owerri  -  Lecturer    -   1986 –  Sept.1991

(vii)     University of Reading, England   -  Researcher & Lecturer  -  1991-1995

(viii)    Linpac Metal Packaging  -  Maintenance & Production  -  1995 – 1997

(ix)      Woodley – England Engineer

(x)       Federal University of Technology, Owerri  -  Lecturer  -  July 1997 to date



(i)       Professor (Energy and Power, Mechanical Engineering Department)

(ii)      Managing Director, FUTO CONSULT LTD. (2000 – 2002)

(iii)     HOD, Mechanical Engineering 2006 – Feb. 2010

(iv)     Director, Centre for Energy and Power Systems Research 2011 to 2013

(v)      Coach/Team leader: Global Drive Project for Development of AfriCar, Federal University of Technology, Owerri and Technical University of Munich, Germany joint project.

(vii)    Director, Centre for Nuclear Energy Studies and Training (CNEST). Under Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC)


  1. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Effect of Pulse turbocharging I.C. engine on engine torque, brake power and operating speed range under part-load conditions. Journal of AMSE. MODELLINGS, SIMULATION and CONTROL, B, vol. 25, number 4 1989, p49.

  2. NWAFOR, O. M. I. The effect turbocharging inverter turbocharing I.C. engine on brake specific fuel consumption, volumetric efficiency and exhaust gas temperature under part-load conditions. Journal of AMSE. MODELLING, SIMULATION and CONTROL, b, vol. 26, number 4 1990, p43.

  3. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Design, Construction and Investigation of Pulse converter and its effect on the performance of I.C. Engine under full-load conditions. Indian Journal of Technology, New Delhi, number T-4807/88, 1988.

  4. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and RICE, G. Combustion characteristics and performance of natural gas in high speed indirect-injection Diesel Engine. World Reviewable Energy Congress, 11 – 16 Sept. 1994, U.k. Journal of Renewable Energy, vol. 5 pp 841 – 848.

  5. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and RICE, G. Performance of rapeseed Methyl Ester in Diesel Engine, World renewable Energy Congress,, 11 -16 Sept. 1994.

  6. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and RICE, G. The use of neat Rapessed oil in Diesel Engine Proc. U.K. Fifth International Conference on small Engines, their fuels and the Environment, 5 -7 April, 1995.

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