Engr. Chima Chinedu Ugwuegbu

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Engr. Chima Chinedu Ugwuegbu

(MNSE, COREN Reg. Engr.)
Lecturer I

Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering,
Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Email: chima.ugwuegbu@futo.edu.ng
Phone: +2348063729411

Biography

Chima C. Ugwuegbu is a lecturer I in the Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He joined the University in January 2010 after obtaining his master’s degree in 2009 at the prestigious Imperial College of Science and Technology, London. He bagged his first degree in Bachelor of Engineering in 2005/2006 academic session at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri and currently he is working on his doctorate degree at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).

His research area is mineral processing engineering. His teaching and research specifically focuses on mineral comminution and energy utilization, mine-to-mill concepts, mineral slurry rheology, mineral processing plant design, heap leach design and optimization, modelling in heap leaching operations, mineral beneficiation, froth flotation separation process, materials processing, energy and mineral projects valuation, hydraulic fracturing and glass making technology.

Engr. Chima C. Ugwuegbu is a COREN registered Metallurgical Engineer and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE).

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Academic and Professional Qualification

  • PhD, Mineral Processing, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria, In view
  • RESEARCH TOPIC: Influence of Slurry Rheology in Wet Grinding of Iron Ores
  • Internet-Based Graduate Credit Course (3 units) – Advanced Mineral Processing, University of Nevada, Reno, USA, Spring 2011
  • Internet-Based Graduate Credit Course (3 units) – Special Problems: Heap Leach Design and Optimization, University of Nevada, Reno, USA, Fall 2010
  • Internet-Based Credit Course (2 units) – Introduction to Prospecting and Exploration 1: Geology and Mineral Deposits, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Canada, Spring 2010
  • M.Sc. Metals and Energy, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, 2009
  • DISSERTATION: A Real Option Valuation on the Deferment of Canada Montney Tight Gas Project
  • Eng., Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, 2005
  • West African Senior School Certificate (WASSCE/GCE O Level), Comprehensive Development Secondary School, Owerri, Nigeria, 2000

 

ACADEMIC/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, June 2015 to Present

  • Teach Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Glass Making Technology and Materials Processing to classes averaging 90 students
  • Teach, with other colleagues in the Department, Foundational Engineering Courses (ENG 201 – Workshop Practice III: Foundry Technology, ENG 207 – Introduction to Engineering Materials I, and ENG 208 – Introduction to Engineering Materials II) to classes averaging 1000 students
  • Class Adviser to 2013/2014 session students in the Department
  • Academic Research and undergraduate project supervision
  • Laboratory supervision
  • Community development service

Lecturer II, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, 2010 to June, 2015

  • Teach Mineral Processing, Extractive Metallurgy, Glass Making Technology and Materials Processing to classes averaging 90 students
  • Teach, with other colleagues in the Department, Foundational Engineering Courses (ENG 201 – Workshop Practice III: Foundry Technology, ENG 207 – Introduction to Engineering Materials I, and ENG 208 – Introduction to Engineering Materials II) to classes averaging 1000 students
  • Class Adviser to 2013/2014 session students in the Department
  • Academic Research and undergraduate project supervision
  • Laboratory supervision
  • Community development service

Assistant Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria, 2010 to Present

  • Teach Mineral Processing and Materials Processing to classes averaging 90 students
  • Teach, with other colleagues in the Department, Foundational Engineering Courses to classes averaging 1000 students
  • Class Adviser to Extra Year Students in the Department

Online Teaching Assistant, Course Hero Inc., Redwood City, California, U.S.A, March 2013 to Present

  • On-line tutoring of North American undergraduate students in the following subject areas:
    • Mathematics
    • Materials and Mechanical Engineering
    • Project Management (Critical Path Method, etc)
    • Operations Management
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
  • Coaching undergraduate students from North America on how to tackle their homework questions

Online Teaching Assistant, Brain Mass, Ontario, Canada, January 2012 to Present

  • On-line tutoring of Canadian and US undergraduate students in the following subject areas:
    • Mathematics
    • Materials and Mechanical Engineering
    • Project Management (Critical Path, etc)
    • Operations Management
  • Coaching undergraduate students from Canada and the USA on how to tackle their homework questions

Graduate Assistant (G.A.), University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria, 2006 to 2007                  

  • Organised tutorial classes for a class of 40 students to give them the foundation knowledge of Materials Engineering and Metallurgy; this was successful based on the students’ performance during the course
  • Marked and graded examination scripts of some of the departmental courses
  • Supervised two school and five departmental courses during the first-semester examination; coordinated the students to make sure they were ready for exams, gave and submitted their question papers and answer sheets on time, timed the exams and took up cases of people involved in exam malpractice

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate

  • Mineral Processing I (MME 415) – 3 units
  • Mineral Processing II (MTE 525) – 2 units
  • Extraction Metallurgy (MME 507) – 3 units
  • Glass Making Technology (MME 520) – 2 units
  • Materials Processing (MME 302) – 3 units
  • Introduction to Engineering Materials I (ENG 207) – 2 units
  • Introduction to Engineering Materials II (ENG 208) – 2 units
  • Workshop Practice III – Foundry Technology (ENG 201) – 1 unit

KEY SKILLS/ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Skills                    

  • Gained fieldwork experience from the Wessex and South African Mine Visit trips organised during my MSc programme
    • Wessex Field Trip
      • Studied the petroleum geology of Wessex Basin in England
      • Collected data and samples from the Wessex Basin
      • Analyzed data collected from the trip with the aim of identifying the lithologies present in the basin and grouping them in their right context in terms of petroleum geological processes
    • South African Mine Visit
      • Visited nine different mines in South Africa to observe and collect facts on how the mines are run
      • Analyzed data collected from each mine to identify how the management of the mines add value to their projects
      • Wrote a technical report on the result of the analysis

Achieved A grade in both field trips

IT Skills

  • Proficient in many Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MATLAB and AutoCAD
  • Experienced in Geovariance resource evaluation software package
  • Proficient in the use of IC-MinEval and IC-CoalEval mining valuation software packages
  • Experienced in Discounted Cash Flow Modelling
  • Proficient in the use of @Risk and Crystal Ball software packages for risk management

Honours

  • Recipient, British Government Commonwealth Scholarship for One Year MSc Tenable in the United Kingdom, 2008 -2009
  • 2005 Best Graduating Student of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department FUTO
  • N50, 000 grant from Federal Government of Nigeria for Academic Excellence

Membership of professional bodies

  • Registered Engineer, COREN – Registration number: R30910
  • Member, The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) – Membership number: 34017
  • Professional Member, Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) – Membership number: 4167150
  • Member, Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) – Membership number: 146916
  • Member, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) London – Membership number: 3453010

Professional Strength

  • A dynamic and Hard-Working Mineral/Materials Engineer who likes to get new abilities and skills
  • Possess Comprehensive Knowledge of Mineral Processing, Heap Leach Design and Optimization
  • Possess Strong Research, Analytical, and Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to Work Independently and Under Pressure

Conference

  • 2008 Mines and Money Conference, London, December 1 – 3, 2008
  • 2015 Annual National Conference of the Metallurgical, Mining and Materials (3M) Division of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, July 1 – 3, 2015

Workshop

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Workshop Event on “Contingent Resources: Will they ever make it to Reserves”, London, September 29, 2009
  • APWEN Training Workshop Event on “Improving Productivity in the Workplace”, Organized by the Owerri Chapter of The Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria [A Division of Nigerian Society of Engineers], a PTDF-PET ENG., Building, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, on Wednesday, 18th April 2012
  • A 1-Day Workshop Training on “Programming in VBA Using Microsoft Excel”, Organised by The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) at Port Harcourt, on Saturday, 18th May 2013
  • A 2-Day Workshop for All-Academic Staff in FUTO on Internationalization of Curriculum Across Disciplines, Organized by The Centre for Research & International Development (CRID), FUTO, and held from 12 – 13th March 2014 at New 1000 Capacity Lecture Hall, FUTO
  • A 3-Day Mandatory Workshop on “Nigerian Society of Engineers’ Continuing Professional Education Course for Prospective Corporate Members”, Organized by The Nigerian Society of Engineers, and held from 27 – 29th August 2014 at Port Harcourt
  • A 3-Day National Grant Writing Workshop tagged “Strategic Grant Proposal Writing”, Organized by The Centre for Research & International Development (CRID), FUTO, and held from 8 – 10th October 2014 at New 1000 Capacity Lecture Hall, FUTO
  • A 2-Day Workshop on “The University Research Enterprise – From Research Conceptualization, Incubation to Research Translation”, Organized by The Centre for Research & International Development (CRID), FUTO, and held from May 31 – June 1, 2016, IWoGDS Building, FUTO

 

Publications

Journals

Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2011). A Review of the Controls on Sulfide Solubility in Magma and the Fate of Chalcophile Elements during Magma Evolution. IJAR Journal of Economics and Engineering, Vol. 2. No. 1, Azerbaijan, pp 29-35 [ISSN: 2078-0346]


Ugwuegbu, C. C., Ogbonna, A. I. (2011). Effect of Microstructural Changes on the Mechanical Properties of Hot Worked C-Mn Steel. International Journal of Academic Research, Vol. 3. No. 6, Part 1, Azerbaijan, pp 207-213 [ISSN: 2075-4124]


Achuko, N. I., Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2011). Optical Properties of CdS Thin Films Obtained by Chemical Bath Deposition. International Journal of Academic Research, Vol. 3. No. 6, Part 2, Azerbaijan, pp 368-374 [ISSN: 2075-4124]


Nwoye, C. I., Chukwudi, B. C., Agu, P. C. and Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2011). Model for Periodic Analysis of the Quantity of Water Evaporated during Thermo-processing of Clay Designated for Production of Oven Refractory. Journal of Minerals & Materials Characterization & Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 13, USA, pp 1233-1241 [ISSN: 2327-4085]


Ugwuegbu, C. (2012). Technology Innovations in the Smelting of Chromite Ore. International Journal of Innovative Systems Design and Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 12, International Institute for Science, Technology and Education (IISTE), USA, pp 48-54 [ISSN: 2222-1727]


Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2013). Segilola Gold Mine Valuation Using Monte Carlo Simulation Approach. Journal of Mineral Economics, Vol. 26, Springer Verlag Press, Germany, pp 39-46 [ISSN: 2191-2203]


Ugwuegbu, C. C., Onyemaobi, O. O., and Obi, C. C. (2013). The concentration of Itakpe Iron Ore. International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology (IREJEST), Vol. 10, No. 1, Nigeria, pp 15-23 [ISSN: 1597-5258]


Igwemezie, V. C. and Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2014). Development of Nanostructured Steel for Engineering Application. International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials, Inderscience Publishers, United Kingdom. Accepted for Publication [ISSN: 1752-8933]


Njoku, C. E., Udomon, H., Ugwuegbu, C. C., Anaele, J. U., and Ikele, U. S. (2014). Characterization of the Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Alloys with SiC Dispersants. The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), Vol. 3, Issue 8, pp 69-73 [ISSN (e): 2319-1813; ISSN (p) 2319-1805]


Onyeneke, F. N., Anaele, J. U., and Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2014). Production of Motor Vehicle Brake Pad Using Local Materials (Perriwinkle and Coconut Shell). The International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES), Vol. 3, Issue 9, pp 17-24 [ISSN (e): 2319-1813; ISSN (p) 2319-1805]


Anaele, J. U., Onyemaobi, O. O., Nwobodo, C. S., and Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2014). Effect of Electrode Type on the Strain Hardening Exponent of Austenitic Stainless Steel Weldmen, International Research Journal in Engineering, Science and Technology (IREJEST), Vol. 11, No. 1, Nigeria, pp 33-43


Anaele, J. U., Onyemaobi, O. O., Nwobodo, C. S. and Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2015). Effect of Electrode Types on the Solidification Cracking Susceptibility of Austenitic Stainless Steel Weld Metal, International Journal of Metals, vol. 2015, Article ID 213258, pp 1-7. doi:10.1155/2015/213258


Igwemezie, V. C., Ugwuegbu, C. C., Anaele, J. U. and Agu, P. C. (2015). Review of Physical Metallurgy of Creep Steel for the Design of Modern Steam Power Plants – Fundamental Theories and Parametric Models, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Review 8 (5), pp 84 – 94


Igwemezie, V. C., Ugwuegbu, C. C. and Mark, U. (2016). Physical Metallurgy of Modern Creep-Resistant Steel for Steam Power Plants: Microstructure and Phase Transformations, Journal of Metallurgy, vol. 2016, Article ID 5468292, 19 pages, doi:10.1155/2016/5468292


Opara, H. E., Eziefula, U. G. and Ugwuegbu, C. C. (2016). Experimental Study of Concrete Using Recycled Coarse Aggregate, International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity (IJMSI), Vol. 10, No. 4


Ugwuegbu, C. C., Ogbonna, A. I., Ikele, U. S., Anaele, J. U., Ochieze, U. P. and Onwuegbuchulam, A. (2017). Design, Construction and Performance Analysis of a 5kg Laboratory Ball Mill, Global Journal of Researches in Engineering: A Mechanical and Mechanics Engineering, Vol. 17, Issue 2, Version 1.0, USA, pp 27-42

Conference Papers

Nwoye, C. I., Ugwuegbu, C. C., Obidiegwu, E. O., Onyedika, G. O. (August 2011). Predictive Modelling of Methane Gas Yield Based on the Processed Particle Size of Banana Peelings Biograd in Digester. Unpublished paper presented at The 3rd FUTO International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy, Owerri, Nigeria


Nwoye, C. I., Odo, J. U., Onyedika, G. O., Ugwuegbu, C. C. (August 2011). Model for Predictive Analysis and Optimization of Bio-fuel Production during Bio-treatment of Sugarcane Molasses. Unpublished paper presented at The 3rd FUTO International Conference on Renewable and Alternative Energy, Owerri, Nigeria


Nwoye, C. I., Odo, J. U., Ugwuegbu, C. C. and Nnuka, E. E. (November 2011). Energy Analysis and Its Applicability for Sustainable Development in Metallurgical and Materials Industries. Unpublished paper presented at The Nigerian Metallurgical Society Conference, Abuja, Nigeria

List of Published Book Chapters

[BC 10] Okorafor, O. E., Ovri, J. E. O., Ogbonna, A. I., Mark, U., Agu, P. C., Ugwuegbu, C. C., Igwemezie, V. C., Njoku, C. E. Fundamentals of Engineering Workshop Practice: Materials and Processes (edited by O. E. Okoroafor), MC Computer Press, Nnewi, ISBN: 978-978-48201-7-2, 2011


[BC 11] Okorafor, O. E., Ovri, J. E. O., Ogbonna, A. I., Mark, U., Agu, P. C., Ugwuegbu, C. C., Igwemezie, V. C., Njoku, C. E. Fundamentals of Engineering Workshop Practice: Materials and Processes (edited by O. E. Okoroafor), MC Computer Press, Nnewi, ISBN: 978-978-48201-7-2, 2011

 

Research Interests
Mineral Slurry Rheology

Mineral Comminution and Energy Utilization

Modelling in Heap Leaching Operations

Heap Leach Design and Optimization

Mineral Processing Plant Design

Froth Flotation Separation Process

Hydraulic Fracturing

Energy and Mineral Valuation

Glass Making Technology

 

Community Service

Member, Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRC)

Member, Daniel’s Family Fellowship of St Cyprian’s Anglican Church, FHE, Owerri

Member, Men’s Christian Fellowship of St Cyprian’s Anglican Church, FHE, Owerri

Member, Umudim Age Grade Association of Ekwedim Autonomous Community of Isiala Mbano L.G.A, Imo State

Member, MME PG Seminar Planning Committee

 

REFEREES

Prof. Okechukwu Onyemaobi (Course Tutor)

Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering

Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

E-mail: onyemaob@yahoo.com

Mobile #: +2348037008638

 

Thom Seal, PhD, PE (Course Tutor)

Mining Engineering Department

Mackay School of Mines

University of Nevada, Reno/173

Reno, Nevada 89557-0173

E-mail: tseal@unr.edu

Office # : (775)784-6961

Mobile # : (510) 418-5779

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