Ngozi Claribelle Nwogu

Nwogu Ngozi Claribelle,

Lecturer I

B Eng., MEng., PhD.



Engr. Dr Mrs Ngozi Claribelle Nwogu holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering with bias in Gas Engineering from the School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, having previously obtained Master of Engineering (M.Eng) and Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) in Petroleum Engineering from the Federal University of Technology respectively. Her Doctoral degree research work was on ‘Advanced Ceramic Membrane Development and Testing for Application in Flue Gas Carbon Capture. She lectures at the Department of Petroleum Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. She has authored, co-authored and published quite a good number of papers in International journals of a high rating.  She has made numerous oral and poster presentations in various parts of the world including Europe, America & Africa that featured in the respective conference proceedings.  Majority of her publications are in the Utilization of Membrane Technology in separation, treatment and purification of Oil & Gas streams, in the field of renewable energy and carbon dioxide capture/emissions control for Climate Change Mitigation. A good team player, this licensed Engineer is a member of several learned societies including Society of Petroleum Engineers (International), American Chemical Society, Euromembrane Society, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Association of Professional Women Engineers, and International Association of Engineers. In her spare time, she engages in swimming, gymnastics, listening to music and dancing. She is happily married with five lovely children.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • First School Leaving Certificate, 1984 Town school Amumara, Ezinihitte, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • West African School Certificate/General Certificate of Education O’Level, 1989 Nguru Secondary School, Ezinihtte, Imo State
  • B.Eng. (Petroleum Engineering) Federal University of Technology, Owerri  -  1997
  • M.Eng. (Petroleum Engineering) Federal University of Technology, Owerri  -  2011
  • PhD (Petroleum Engineering with bias in Gas Engineering) Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom.


Research Interests

  • Drilling Engineering
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Oil and Gas Processing
  • Ceramic Membrane preparation and characterization.
  • Membrane Technology for Oil and Gas Separation, Treatment and
  • Purification purposes

Teaching Interests

  • Drilling Engineering Technology
  • Natural Gas Engineering
  • Petroleum Geology,
  • Oil and Gas Processing

Courses Taught

  • Drilling Engineering Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics,
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Basic Geology,
  • Natural Gas Engineering,
  • Computer Application in Petroleum Engineering
  • Process Technology
  • Introduction to Petroleum Engineering.
  • Oil and Gas Processing
  • Technical report writing

Professional Affiliations:       

  • •  American Chemical Society, ACS- 30407861
  • •  Euromembrane Society, EMS, 1832-EMS
  • •  Registered Petroleum Engineer by Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria - COREN (R.18, 659).
  • •  Society of Petroleum Engineers, International.
  • •  Nigerian Society of Engineers - NSE (20977).
  • •  Association of Professional Women Engineers –
  • •  International Association of Engineers, IAENG (149839)

Selected Publications

Nwogu, N. C., Kajama, M. N., & Gobina, E. (2014). Experimental Study of Gas Flux Characteristics in a CO2 Selective Silica-Based Modified Membrane, International Journal of Advanced Research In Engineering And Technology (IJARET) 5(8),) pp. 01-09.

Nwogu, N. C., Anyanwu, E. E., & Gobina, E. (2016). An initial investigation of a nano-composite silica ceramic membrane for hydrogen gas separation and purification. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Elsevier. 41(19), 8228-8235.

Okon, E. P, Shehu, H, Kajama, M. N, Nwogu, N. C, Orakwe, I. R, & Gobina, E (2015). Experimental Characterisation of Cation-exchange Resin for Biomass Green Solvent Production, International Journal of Scientific Engineering & Technology Vol.5 (4) pp.173 – 179

Kajama, M. N, Nwogu, N. C., & Gobina, E. (2016). Use of Nanoporous Ceramic Membranes for Carbon Dioxide Separation. International Journal of Energy Production and Management, Vol. 1(3), 284–295.

Nwogu, N. C, Kajama, M. N & Gobina, E. (2015). Performance Evaluation of an Inventive CO2 GasSeparation Inorganic Ceramic Membrane, International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol: 9, No:5, 2015

Kajama, M. N, Nwogu, N. C, & Gobina, E. (2014). Gas Permeation Study Using Porous Ceramic Membranes. Energy and Environment Research4(3), p43.

Nwogu, N. C, Kajama, M. N., Dedekuma, K., & Gobina, E. (2014). An Experimental Analysis of a Nano-Structured Inorganic Ceramic Membrane for Carbon Capture Applications in Energy Security Challenges. Energy and Environment Research4(3), p1.

Nwogu, N.C, Gobina, E & Kajama, M. N. (2013). Improved Carbon dioxide Capture using Nanostructured Ceramic Membranes Low Carbon Economy scientific Journal.4 (3), 125-128.

Nwakaudu, S, Akpoturi, P, Nwogu, N. (2012). Sorption mechanism and trend of crude petroleum and petroleum products in soil engineering, African Journal of Engineering Research and development, Vol.5 (1), pp 25-31.

Osueke, G.O, Ojinere, E.U, Nwogu, N.C. (2011). The Impact of Gas flare down in a Developing Economy: The Nigerian experience, International Journal of Energy and Technology, vol. 4 (3), pp 1-14.


Awards and Honors

Certificate of award (student scholarship) at the 1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics, July 8-10, Aberdeen, UK

BP Bursary award winner of the North American Student Energy Summit, June 19-20, 2014 New York City, USA

Certificate of award (certificate of merit, student) for the 2015 International Conference of Mechanical Engineering, World Congress on Engineering, 1-3 July, 2015, London, U.K.

Distinguished Mother 2011 Award by Catholic Women Organization, St Thomas More Catholic Parish, Area E, New Owerri, Imo State.

Working Experience

  • ♦  Trainee Operator, Port Harcourt Refinery, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria,1994
  • ♦  Wireline Tool Pressure Testing Operator & Safety Officer. Baker Nigeria limited, Port Harcourt,1995
  • ♦  Safety Coordinator & Mud Logging Engineer, Interdrill (Nig) Limited, Port Harcourt,1996
  • ♦  Laboratory Technologist, Petroleum Engineering Laboratory, Federal University Of Technology Owerri,2005
  • ♦  Teaching and Research, Lecturer 11 Department of Petroleum Engineering, 2011 to Date.
  • ♦  Editor-in-chief, Publication of Maiden Edition, an Official magazine of Association of Professional Women Engineers, Owerri Branch
  • ♦  Technical Secretary, Association of Professional Women Engineers, Owerri Branch.
  • ♦  Member, Technical and Publications Committee of N.S.E National Headquarters, Lagos
  • ♦  Publicity Secretary, N.S.E Owerri Branch, Imo State
  • ♦  Secretary, 2011 Induction and Award Committee, N.S.E Owerri Branch.
  • ♦  Coordinator, Career Talk in Engineering Profession.
  • ♦  Coordinator. Excursion and Industrial visits for Engineers and Engineering Students.
  • ♦  Assistant Coordinator COREN Matters, FUTO

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