Engr. Prof. Onwuzuligbo M. I. Nwafor

Engr. Prof. Onwuzuligbo Martin Iheonu, Nwafor

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

Tel: 08036698144
E-mail: ominwafor@futo.edu.ng

Nwafor

Educational Qualification

(i)      Awo-Omamma Comprehensive City and Guilds Parts 1&2 (London), Secondary School  (Motor Vehicle Mechanics Works, WestAfricanSchool Certificate     1970 - 1974

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

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

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

(v)    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

 

ASSIGNMENTS

  • ♦   1988 – 1991 Departmental SIWES Co-ordinator
  • ♦   1988 – 1991 Society of Mechanical Engineering Students (SOMES) Adviser
  • ♦   1988 – 1991 Organizer of Students’ Industrial visitation
  • ♦   Prepared 1997/98 NUC and COREN Departmental Accreditation documents.
  • ♦   Chairman, Ogube – Ihube in Okigwe Erosion Control Committee.
  • ♦   Member of Editorial Board Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, S.A.
  • ♦   Technical Adviser, Ogube – Ihube Borehole Water Project.
  • ♦   Technical Adviser, Ogube – Ihube Rural Electrification Project
  • ♦   Chairman, 2003 National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Accreditation team for Post – HND programmes in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Auchi Polytechnic.
  • ♦   Member of South East Zone COREN Examiners, 2002 to date.
  • ♦   Assistant Chairman, NBTE workshop on the review of Post – HND Mechanical Engineering Programme Curriculum at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos 22 – 26 September 2003.
  • ♦   NBTE Resource person
  • ♦   COREN Inspector, Engineering Regulatory Monitory (ERM)
  • ♦   Team leader: NUC 2012 Accreditation exercise at Ado Ekiti State University And Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.
  • ♦   Team leader, 2012 NBTE Accreditation at Offa Polytechnic, Kwara state.
  • ♦   And others

On-Going Research Work

(i)        Development of Rocket Engine.

(ii)       Development of Indigenous Motor Vehicle.

(iii)      Production and Performance Evaluation of Biodiesel in Diesel Engine.

(iv)      Characterization and Performance Evaluation of Alcohol in Petrol Engine.

(v)       Wind Energy Power Generation.

(vi)      Determination of Optimum Temperature for Biogas Production from Waste Materials.

(vii)     Hydro-Power Generation.

(viii)   Evaluation of Sewage Treatment Plant

(ix)     Development of Power Jet – Electricity generation And others.

 

CONTRIBUTIONS IN RESEARCH WORK

(i)       Developed heat released model for assessment of combustion characteristics of fuels.

(ii)     Developed and produced an injector needle lift transducer

(iii)    Establish combustion characteristics processes in Dual-fuel Engine.

(iv)    Establish Lean-knock Limited Line for Dual-fuel Engine.

(v)     Designed and produced 250 cc standard cups for the sale of grains in ImoState

(vi)    Development of Rocket Engine (Research in Progress).

(vii)     Development of electric powered cars

(viii)    Pioneer of Renewable Energy Research work in the University

 

REPORTS

(i)      Road Transport System in Nigeria.

(ii)     The Economic and Industrial Development in Nigeria

(iii)    Renewable Energy Sources for Internal Combustion Engines.

(iv)    Waste Management – Production of Biogas from organic degradable wastes.

(v)     Embedding Employability skills into Postgraduate Programmes

(vi)    And others

MEMBERSHIP OF UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES

(i)      School of Engineering & Engineering Technology (SEET) Robotic Laboratory Committee (1998 to date)

(ii)     Taskforce on Solar Energy Installation in FUTO

(iii)    Power Restoration in Students’ hostels.

(iv)    Internal Committee on Accreditation of Engineering Departments in 1998.

(v)     University Planning Committee 2008

(vi)   University Appointment and Promotion Committee, 2011 to date

  • And others

 

RANK/POSITION

(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)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

(i)     Member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)

(ii)    Associate Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE) U. K.

(iii)   Registered Engineering Council (C. Eng.) K.

(iv)   Registered Engineer – Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN)

(v)    Institute of Motor Industry (IMI), K.

(vi)   Fellow Institute of Industrial Administration (FIIA)

 

AWARDS

(i)        Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2005, USA

(ii)       Outstanding 2000 intellectuals of the 21st Century 2005, U.K.

(iii)      International Professional of the year – 2005, IBC, K.

(iv)      The Grand Awards for Productivity in Africa, GAPA 2008. PSR Magazine (PeopleState and Resource – PSR)

(v)       Distinguished Educational Leadership Award, 2007. Nigeria Institute of Industrial Administration (NIIA)

(vi)      2009 International Peace Prize Award, The United Cultural Convention of the

The United States of America.

(vii)     The legacy of True Leadership Awards 2011, African Leadership News Magazine

(vii)    Great Africa Patriotic Achievers Merit Awards 2010 (GAPAMA)African Update International Magazine

(viii)   Man of the Year Award 2010. African Update International Magazine

 

Some Other Nominations

(i)       African Icon of our Generation Award, 2009. Accolades International Magazine.

(ii)      Development in Nigeria Merit Awards (DINMA 2009) people state and Resource Magazine

(iii)     Distinguished Leadership in National Development Gold Award (D’LINGA 2009)

(iv)     Time News Lifetime Achievement Gold Award 2009 Time News-Press LTD and Prime International Communications LTD

(v)    Meritorious Diamond Award for National Development (MEDA 2009) Corporate and Media Africa Communications LTD.

CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

(i)     Combustion in an engine, Technology Application and the Environments ImechE Headquarters, London, 1-3 December 1992.

(ii)    World Renewable Energy Congress. Renewable Energy Technology and Environment, U.K. 1992.

(iii)   Fuels for Automotive and Industrial Diesel Engines. ImechE HQ. 6-7 April 1993, U.K

(iv)    Green Energy by Prof. Lidgate of Thames Polytechnic, Seminar, University of Reading, January 16, 1994.

(v)     World Renewable Energy Congress. Renewable Energy Technology and Environment. K. 1994.

(vi)    International Conference on Small Engines, their fuels and the Environment. U.K 5-7 April 1995.

(vii)   Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Agriculture. 2-6 Sept. 1997.

(viii) Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation 26-28 September 2000.

(ix)   Annual Conference of Nigeria Society of Engineers; Abuja 2000, Port Harcourt 2001 and Ibadan 2003.

(x)    COREN Assembly (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007)

(xi)   FUTO Alternative Energy 2009, An International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy, March 29 – April 2

(xii)  And others

 

PUBLICATIONS

  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 of a Pulse Converter turbocharging 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 Rapeseed oil in Diesel Engine Proc. U.K. Fifth International Conference on Small Engines, their fuels and the Environment, 5 -7 April 1995.


  7. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and RICE, G. The knock – limit of dual-fuel combustion of natural gas in Diesel Engine. Proc. U.K. Fifth International Conference on Small Engines, their fuels and the Environment, 5 -7 April 1995.


  8. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and RICE, G. Performance of Rapeseed Methyl Eser in Diesel Engine. Int. Journal of Renewable Energy, vol.6, No.3 1995, p335.


  9. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and RICE, G. performance of Rapeseed oil blends in a Diesel Engine, Journal of Applied Energy. U.K. vol. 54, No. 4, 1996, p345.


  10. NWAFOR, O. M. I., Effect of varying fuel inlet temperature on the performance of a Diesel Engine using vegetable oil under part-load conditions. International Journal of Ambient Energy, U.K., Vol. 20, No 4, 1999, p205.


  11. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Lean-knock limits for dual-fuel combustion of natural gas in Diesel Engine. Indian Journal of Engineering and Material Sciences. Vol. 9 August 2002, pp 250 – 264.


  12. NWAFOR, O. M. I., Performance of Rapeseed methyl ester blends in C.I. Engines India Journal of Technology, vol. 35, 2000, p.43.


  13. NWAFOR, O. M. I., The use of vegetable oil in Diesel Engine. Proc. 19thAnnual conference of Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers. 2-6 Sept. 1997.


  14. NWAFOR, O. M. I., and RICE G. Combustion and performance of natural gas in high-speed indirect-injection Diesel Engine using pilot injection ignition. Fourth International Conference on Small Engines, their fuels and the Environment. Chiang Mai, Thailand, Sept.1993.


  15. NWAFOR, O. M. I., Effect of choice of pilot fuel on the performance of natural gas in Diesel Engine. International Journal of Renewable Energy. U.K. vol. 21, 2000, p495.


  16. NWAFOR, O. M. I., Effect of Advanced injection timing on the performance of natural gas in Diesel Engine. Journal of Indian Academy of Sciences. Sadhana, vol. 25, part 1 Feb. 2000, p1.


  17. NWAFOR, O. M. I., RICE G. and OGBONNA, A. I. Effect of advanced injection timing on the performance of Rapeseed oil in Diesel Engine. International Journal of Renewable Energy, U.K. vol. 21, 2000, p433.


  18. NWAFOR, O. M. I. The use of locally produced biofuel as an alternative fuel for Diesel Engines. An invited paper presented at the 1997 AGM dinner of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Owerri Branch, 18th December 1997.


  19. NWAFOR, O. M. I. The use of alternative fuels in internal combustion Engines. An invited paper. The University of Reading, U.K. May 1994.


  20. NWAFOR, O. M. I. The effect of elevated fuel inlet temperature on the performance of diesel engine running on neat vegetable oil at constant speed conditions. International Journal of Renewable Energy, U.K. 28, 2003, pp 171 – 181.


  21. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Performance of neat rapeseed oil under part-load conditions. Bangladesh Journal of Mechanical Engineers. Vol. Me 26, No.1 & 2 p29-35.


  22. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Performance of rapeseed methyl ester in Diesel Engine under constant-load conditions. RENCANA journal of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, 1999. p35.


  23. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Combustion characteristics of dual-fuel Diesel Engine using pilot injection ignition. Journal of the Institution of Engineers, India. Vol. 84, MC/I, April 2003, p22.


  24. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Effect of oxygen supply on dual-fuel Engine performance using natural gas as primary fuel. Journal of AMSE, Modelling, Simulation and Control France vol. 71 No. 3, 2002, p29.


  25. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Comparative assessment of Greener alternative fuels for I.C. Engines. Journal of National Automotive Council (NAC). (review, 2000).


  26. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Biofuels, their applications and the Environment. 9th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation. 26 – 28 Sept. 1998. Accepted for publication in the Journal of the Society.


  27. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Knock characteristics of dual-fuel combustion in Diesel Engine using natural gas as primary fuel. Indian Journal of Academy of Sciences. Sadhana, vol.27, part 3, June 2002, pp 375-382.


  28. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Emission characteristics of Diesel Engine operating on Rapeseed Methyl Ester. International Journal of Renewable Energy, U.K. vol. 29, 2004, p 119.


  29. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Emission characteristics of neat Rapeseed oil in Diesel Engine International Journal of Ambient Energy, U.K. vol. 22, No. 3, 2001, p146.


  30. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Emission characteristics of dual-fuel pilot injection Diesel Engine using natural gas as primary fuel. International Journal of Engineering. India vol. 1, No.1, 2007.


  31. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Emission characteristics of Diesel Engine running on vegetable oil with elevated fuel inlet temperature. International Journal of Biomass and Bioenergy, U.S.A. 27, 2004, pp 507-511.


  32. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Effect of choice of pilot fuel on emission characteristics of Diesel Engine running on natural gas. International Journal of Ambient Energy.


  33. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Effect of advance injection timing on emission characteristics of a diesel engine running on natural gas. Int. Journal of Renewable Energy, U.K. (accepted 10 Dec. 2006).


  34. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Effect of Advance Injection timing on emission characteristics of a diesel engine running on Biofuel. International Journal of Ambient Energy. U.K., vol. 25, No. 3, July 2004, p115.


  35. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Soyabean Oil as a Fuel for Compression Ignition Engine. World Renewable Energy Congress VIII, Colorado – USA, August 28 – September 3, 2004.


  36. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and OKORIE, O. P. Batch Process Anaerobic Biogas Production from poultry wastes. International Journal of Renewable Energy, U.K. (Under review – 2004).


  37. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and OKORIE, O. P. Continuous Process Anaerobic Biogas Production from Poultry Wastes. International Journal of Ambient Energy. U.K. vol. 261, No.4, October 2005, p215.


  38. IGBOKWE, P. K., EFFIONG E. E., NWAFOR, O. M. I. and NGOCHINNDO, R. I. Factors affecting the transesterification of Palm Olein. Nigerian Journal of Engineering Management. Vol. 5, No.2, 2004, p25.


  39. NWAFOR, O. M. I. Man, Energy and the Environment. A paper presented at a training programme on affordable Cleaner Energy Alternatives sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Imo State Office, Owerri, 28 – 30 November 2005.

  40. NWAFOR, O. M. I. and ITUEN, E. U. Performance of Palm oil Biodiesel in Diesel Engine. World Renewable Energy Congress, *Glasgow, U.K. July 2008.

  41. ITUEN E.U., IJIOMA C.I. and NWAFOR O.M.I.  Palm oil Biodiesel, a potential fuel for Agricultural Products processing in Rural Farm Communities in Nigeria. International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy, F.U.T.O., March 29-April 2, 2009.

  42. NWAFOR O.M.I., IGBOKWE J.O.  and  OBIUKWU O.O.  The use of rapeseed methyl ester biodiesel in Diesel Engines. International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy, F.U.T.O., March 29-April 2, 2009.

  43. ITUEN E.U.U, IJIOMA C.I and NWAFOR O.M.I. The fuels for sustainable development in the depressed Economy. Palm oil Biodiesel and its blends with Diesel Fuel. National Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting. Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Heartland 2009, 7th – 11th December 2009.


  44. ITUEN E.U.U, IJIOMA C.I and NWAFOR O.M.I. Mechanical Efficiency of Diesel Engine operating on palm Biodiesel at high load under constant sped. International Journal of Engineering, India, vol 3, 2, 2009, 179 – 186


  45. OBIUKWU O.O and NWAFOR O.M.I. The optimum mesophilic temperature of batch Process biogas production from animal based wastes. International conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy, FUTO, May 16 – 20, 2010


  46. ITUEN E.U.U and NWAFOR O.M.I. Fuels for sustainable development in depressed Economy, Palm oil biodiesel and its blend with diesel fuel. International Journal Of Engineering. Vol. 5. NO 2, 2011, p61


  47. OBIUKWU O.O and NWAFOR O.M.I. Mesophilic temperature for optimum Continuous process biogas production from animal wastes. International conference On Renewable and alternative Energy. FUTO, July 2011


  48. OKOYE C.I and NWAFOR O.M.I. Combustion characteristics and performance Evaluation of ethanol fuel and blends in an unmodified S.I. Engine. International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy. FUTO, July 2011.


  49. ITUEN E.U.U., C.I. IJIOMA and NWAFOR O.M.I.  The fuels for sustainable development in Depressed Economy; Palm oil Biodiesel and its blends with Diesel. National Engineering Conference and Annual General Meeting, NSE, Heartland


  50. ITUEN E.U.U., IJIOMA C.I. and NWAFOR O.M.I.  Mechanical Effeciency of Diesel Engine Operating on Palm Oil Biodiesel at high load under constant speed. International Journal of Engineering, India, volume 3, 2, 2009, 179-186.


  51. OBIUKWU O.O and NWAFOR O.M.I. The optimum mesophilic temperature of batch process biogas production from animal based wastes. International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy. FUTO, May 16 – 20, 2010.


  52. ITUEN E.U.U and NWAFOR O.M.I.  Fuels for sustainable development in depressed Economy; Palm oil biodiesel and its blends with diesel. International Journal of Engineering. Vol. 5, No.2, 2011, p61.


  53. OBIUKWU O.O and NWAFOR O.M.I. Mesophilic temperature for optimum continuous Process biogas production from animal wastes. International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy. FUTO, July 2011.


  54. OKOYE C.I and NWAFOR O.M.I.  Combustion characteristics and performance Evaluation of ethanol fuel and blends in an unmodified spark ignition engine. Int. Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy. FUTO, July 2011


  55. OBIUKWU O.O, NWAFOR O.M.I and IGBOKWE J.O. The use of rapeseed methyl Diesel in a diesel engine. International Journal of Ambient Energy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01430750.2013.820144


  56. NWUFO O.C, NWAFOR O.M.I and IGBOKWE J.O. Effects of blends on the physical Properties of bioethanol produced from selected Nigerian crops. International Journal of Ambient Energy. http://www.tandfon.com/loi/taen20. 11 Dec 2013


  57. OBIUKWU O.O and NWAFOR O.M.I Determination of the Mesophilic Temperature for optimum Continuous Process Biogas Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Animal Wastes. The Pacific Journal of  Science and Technology. Vol. 14, No 2 November 2013. http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm

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