Dr. Izuegbunam Fabian Izundu

B Eng., M Eng., PhD

Fabian Mechatro

Engr. Dr Fabian Izundu Izuegbunam

Associate Professor

Contact Information

fabian.izuegbunam@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Engr. Dr Fabian Izundu Izuegbunam had his undergraduate studies at Federal University of Technology, Minna where he obtained Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1995. He worked with Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, QIT, Eket while on NYSC Programme between 1995 and 1996, and as a Contract Electrical Engineer from 1996-1998. He joined FUTO as a Research Assistant in 1999 and obtained Master’s Degree in Power System Engineering (M.Eng) from Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 2002. His PhD Research was on ‘Transient Stability Analysis of Nigeria Power System; Multimachine Approach’ which he completed in 2011 at Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is currently the Acting Head of Department, Mechatronics Engineering Department FUTO. He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and also a member of Power and Energy Society (PES) an affiliate of IEEE. He is a member of Editorial Board, Nigeria Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) and has also received an award of Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing in 2017 from Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology.

Academic and Professional Qualifications

PhD (Power System Engineering): Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 2011.

M.Eng (Power System Engineering): Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 2002.

B.Eng (Electrical & Computer Engineering): Federal University of Technology, Minna, 1995.

Work Experience

  • Electrical Inspector (1996 – 1998): Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited.
  • Research Assistant (1999 – 2002): Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Assistant Lecturer (2002 – 2005): Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Lecturer II (2005 – 2008): Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Lecturer I (2008 -2011): Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Senior Lecturer (2011 – 2014): Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Associate Professor/Reader (2014 – Till date): Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Acting Head of Department, Mechatronics Engineering (2016 – Till date): Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

Publications

Journal Papers

  • I. Izuegbunam and Gloria A. Chukwudebe (2008), ‘Strategies for the Improvement of Power Supply from a metropolitan Sub-station’, Inter. Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 4(1), pp 81-85.
  • N. C. Okafor, F. I. Izuegbunam and G. N. Ezeh (2009), ‘Power Generation with Hydroxyl gas-fueled System’, The Heartland Engineer, Vol. 4(1), pp 78-86.
  • I. Izuegbunam, O. S. Nduka, H. O. Nwaichi and K. I. Oguanya (2010), ‘Simulation of Synchronous Generator Load Angle measurement for a machine to Infinite Bus System using Simpowersystems tool’, International Journal of Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp 585-594.
  • I. Izuegbunam, and I. O. Ichetaonye (2010), ‘Conceptual Design of a Solar Tower Power Plant with a Co-generative Vapour driven Turbine’, Inter. Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6(4), pp 438-447.
  • I. Izuegbunam, and Isangedighi (2010), ‘Decomposition of water into highly combustible Hydroxyl gas used in internal combustion engines for electricity generation’, Inter. Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6(4), pp 448-454.
  • I. Izuegbunam, O. S. Nduka, H. O. Nwaichi and K. I. Oguanya (2011), ‘SIMULINK Simulation of Synchronous Generator load angle Estimation via Linearized Rotor Dynamic Equation’, Inter. Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol.6, No. 7, pp 1411-1424.
  • I. Izuegbunam, E. N. C. Okafor and S. O. E. Ogbogu (2011), ‘Coherent generator based Transient Stability Analysis of the 16 machines, 330KV Nigeria Power System’, Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Vol. 2, No. 3, pp 456 – 461.
  • I. Izuegbunam and C. B. Ubah (2011), ‘Coherent-Generator based Dynamic Security Assessment of 330KV Nigeria Power System’, International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (IJONAS), Vol. 7, No. 3, pp 286-295.
  • I. Izuegbunam, E. N. C. Okafor and S. O. E. Ogbogu (2011), ‘Multimachine Transient Stability Analysis of the Expanded 49 Bus, 330KV Nigeria Power System’, International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (IJONAS), Vol. 7, No. 3, pp 296-304.
  • I. Izuegbunam, D. K. Ogalue and I. M. Nwoko (2011), ‘MATLAB Simulation of Power flow and Contingency evaluation of the proposed 330KV Nigeria Power Network’, Global Journal of Engineering & Technology (GJET), Vol. 4, No. 3, 361-368.
  • I. Izuegbunam, S. I. Duruibe and G. G. Ojukwu (2011), ‘Power flow and Contingency Assessment Simulation of the expanding 330KV Nigeria Grid Using Power World Simulator’, Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Vol. 2, No. 6, pp 1002–1008.
  • I. Izuegbunam and E. N. C. Okafor (2012), ‘Transient Stability Assessment of the Existing 8 Machines, 26 Bus, 330KV Nigeria Power System via Direct Method’, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 7, No. 9, pp 995-1004.
  • I. Izuegbunam, E. N. C. Okafor, I. O. Akwukwaegbu and O. I. Ichetaonye (2012), ‘Power Evacuation Assessment and Contingency Evaluation of the Pre-Reform 330KV Nigeria Power System using MATLAB’, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 7, No. 9, pp 1005-1017.
  • I. Izuegbunam, C. B. Ubah and I. O. Akwukwaegbu (2012), ‘Dynamic Security Assessment of 330kV Nigeria power system’, Academic Research International, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp 456-466
  • I. Izuegbunam, E. N. C. Okafor and S. O. E. Ogbogu (2012), ‘Evaluation of the impact of power sector reform on the Nigeria power system transient stability’, Academic Research International, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp 467-477.
  • Ezebili, H. Yeung, G. N. Ezeh, F. I. Izuegbunam and C. J. Onwuagba (2013), ‘Overview of the Coriolis Flowmeter: Design Geometries, Advantages, Drawbacks and Applications’, International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (IJONAS), Vol. 9, No. 2, pp 91-95.
  • Olubiwe, E. N. C. Okafor, F. Izuegbunam and J. K. Obichere (2014), ‘Extracting Machine Parameters at Condition of a sudden short circuit of a Turbo Generator at constant speed’, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol. 3. Issue 3, pp. 1921-1925.
  • I. Izuegbunam, I. S. Uba, I. O. Akwukwaegbu and D. O. Dike (2014), ‘Reliability Evaluation of Onitsha Power Distribution Network via Analytical Technique and the Impact of PV System’, IOSR Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IOSR-JEEE), Vol. 9, Issue 3, Ver. II, pp. 15-22.
  • Onyema Isdore Akwukwaegbu, Fabian Izundu Izuegbunam (2014). Wind Energy System and Efficient Deployment in Owerri via Distributed Generation Scheme. Science Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2014, pp. 18-24, doi: 10.11648/j.sjee.20140203.11
  • Dike Damian Obioma, Etta Chibueze, Izuegbunam Fabian Izundu, Dike Blessing Chinemerem, Osuji Uzoma and Ukomadu Juliet (2014), ‘Application of Risk Assessment to Cogeneration Source Planning in Restructured Power System’, IOSR Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IOSR-JEEE), Vol. 9, Issue 3, Ver. IV, pp. 57-63.
  • Akwukwaegbu, E. N. C. Okafor, F. I. Izuegbunam, & M. C. Ndinechi (2016), ‘Evaluation of The Reserved Energy Resources for Nigeria Power Generation and Transmission Capacities Improvement’, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology (IJRET), eISSN: 2319-1163 | pISSN: 2321-7308.
  • Akwukwaegbu, E. N. C. Okafor, F. I. Izuegbunam, & M. C. Ndinechi (2016), ‘Voltage Stability Assessment of 330KV Nigeria Power System Using Continuation Power Flow Technique’, Inter. Journal of Engineering Research and Management (IJERM), ISSN: 2349-2058, Vol. 03, Issue-06, pp 222-233.
  • Akwukwaegbu and F. I. Izuegbunam (2016), ‘Identification of Reserved Energy Resource Potentials for Nigeria Power Generation Improvement’, Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Application, ISSN: 2248-9622, Vol. 6, Issue 9, (Part -3) September 2016, pp.14-25.
  • N. Amadi, E. N. C. Okafor & F. I. Izuegbunam (2016), ‘Assessment of Impact of Outages in Selected Electricity Intensive Industries in Nigeria’, IMPACT: Inter. Journal of Research in Engineering & Technology (IMPACT: IJRET): ISSN (P): 2347-4599; ISSN (E): 2321-8843, Vol. 4, Issue 10, Oct 2016, 9-24.
  • N. Amadi, E. N. C. Okafor & F. I. Izuegbunam (2016), ‘Assessment of Energy Losses and Cost Implications in the Nigerian Distribution Network’, American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2016, Vol. 4, No. 5, 123-130 Available online at http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajeee/4/5/1 ©Science and Education Publishing; DOI:10.12691/ajeee-4-5-1.
  • N. Amadi, F. I. Izuegbunam & E. N. C. Okafor (2016), ‘Evaluation of Losses in Distribution Networks of Selected Industrial Cities in Nigeria Using ETAP’, British Journal of Applied Science & Technology 17(6): 1-12, 2016, Article no. BJAST.29910 ISSN: 2231-0843, NLM ID: 101664541.
  • Hachimenum N. Amadi, and Fabian I. Izuegbunam, “Analysis of Transformer Loadings and Failure Rate in Onitsha Electricity Distribution Network.” American Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, vol. 4, no. 6 (2016): 157-163. doi: 10.12691/ajeee-4-6-2.
  • O. Nwachukwu, F. I. Izuegbunam & M. Olubiwe (2017), ‘Simulation of the Impact of Soft Starter Controller on Induction Motor Transients,’ International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 3, PP. 1187 – 1195. DOI: 10.21275/11031707.
  • Ojo, F. I. Izuegbunam, M. Olubiwe (2017), ‘Performance Evaluation of Self-Excited Cage and Cageless Three Phase Synchronous Reluctance Generator’, International Journal of Engineering Research and Application (IJERA) Vol. 7, Issue 3, (Part -5), pp.49-56. DOI: 10.9790/9622- 0703054956.
  • Ajabuego O. G., Okafor E. C. N., Izuegbunam F. Olubiwe M. (2017), ‘Impact of Distributed Generation on the Quality of Power Supply in Nigeria; Port Harcourt Network Case Study’, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Volume 6, Issue 03, PP. 507 – 510.
  • Ajabuego O. G., Okafor E. C. N., Izuegbunam F. Olubiwe M. (2017), ‘Online Contingency Analysis of Port Harcourt Network in the Presence of Distributed Generation’, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Volume 6, Issue 03, PP. 511 – 514.

Conference Papers

  • I. Izuegbunam and T. C. Nwodo (2002), ‘Anticipated Distribution problems in a privatized Nigeria Power System’, The Proc. of Inter. Conf. on Power system operation and planning (ICPSOP), Abuja, Nigeria, pp 65-68.
  • C. Okoro, E. N. C. Okafor and F. I. Izuegbunam (2009), ‘Development of Medium and Large Scale-PV plants for Embedded Generation Systems: A feasibility Study’, The Proc. of the 3rd Conf. on Power and Telecoms, University of Lagos, Nigeria, pp 127- 132.
  • I. Izuegbunam, E. N. C. Okafor, and C. C. Okoro (2009) ‘Prospects of Biogas-Fired Electric Power Plant for Remote Area Electrification in Nigeria’, Inter. Conf. on Renewable and Alternative Energy, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. (Abstract published).
  • I. Izuegbunam, E. N. C. Okafor and S. O. E. Ogbogu (2012), ‘Impact of Power Sector Reform on the Nigeria Power System Transient Stability’, Proceedings of the International Conference on Power Systems Operation and Planning (IX ICPSOP), Nairobi, Kenya, pp 40-45.
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