Engr. Prof. Madufor Innocent Chimezie

IC-Madufor

Engr. Prof. Madufor Innocent Chimezie

Professor

OND (PolyNek), B.Sc. Tech., M.Sc., Ph.D (FUTO), MNSE, MPIN, MAAID.
DEPARTMENT OF POLYMER AND TEXTILE ENGINEERING, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY,
P.M. B. 1526, OWERRI, IMO STATE.

Biography

Innocent Chimezie Madufor is a registered Engineer and Senior Lecturer in Polymer and Textile Engineering Department. He has several publications and has attended and presented papers at professional conferences. He was Head of Department, Polymer and Textile Engineering, FUTO, 2008-2012. Madufor enjoys reading and football. He is married with six children. He is a member of many professional bodies.

 


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • 1971 -1976     –  ALAOMA PRIMARY SCHOOL, MGBALA AGWA.
  • 1977 -1982    –  EMMANUEL COLLEGE, OWERRI, IMO STATE.
  • 1982 -1984    –   FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE, OWERRI.
  • 1985 -1989    –  FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE.
  • 1990 -1992    –  FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE.
  • 1995 -2007    –  FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE.
  • 2001              –  CANNIF TRUST LIMITED, 67 DOUGLAS RD., OWERRI.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Primary school Leaving Certificate.   – 1976
  • West African School Certificate.   – 1982
  • Ordinary National Diploma (O. N. D.) in Chemical Engineering.    – 1984
  • B.Sc. Tech. in Polymer & Textile Science and Technology.   – 1989
  • M.Sc. in Polymer Science & Engineering.  – 1992
  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science.   – 2007
  • Certificate in Computer Appreciation.  –  2001

HONOURS/ MERIT AWARDS:

  • NIBELTEX Awards for best student in 1986/87, 1987/88
  • University scholar in 1986/87, 1987/88
  • Federal Government Scholarship Award (M.Sc.)     –  1990 -1992
  • FUTO Study Fellowship (PhD)   –   1995-2007

PUBLICATIONS

  1. PAPERS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION
    • Madufor, I. C., Ogbobe, O. A Study of the Graft Copolymerization of Acrylamide onto gum Arabic Using H2O2/ Fe2+ Redox System, Inter-World Journal of Science and Technology.
    • Madufor, I. C. Comparative Studies of Plasticizers used in Rubber Industries- Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) and Epoxidized Soyabean Oil (ESBO), Inter-World Journal of Science and Technology.
  2. PUBLISHED PAPERS IN REFERRED JOURNALS
    • PUBLISHED  IN INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
      • Oyoh, K.B., Madufor, I.C. The Effect of High Density Polyethylene on the Heat Sealing Properties of Linear Low Density Polyethylene: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 1. No. 2, 2008 p. 203-208.
      • Madufor, I.C. Effect of Filler Blend Composition on Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 2. No. 1, 2009 p. 21-26.
      • Madufor, I.C. Influence of Low Density Polyethylene on the mechanical properties of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Tubular films: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 3. No. 2, 2010 p. 295-300.
      • Chukwu M.N, Madufor, I.C. Ayo, M.D. and Ekebafe, L.O.: Effect of Stearic acid level on the physical Properties of Natural Rubber Vulcanisate: The Pacific Journal of Science and technology, Vol 12, No. 1, May 2011.p.344-350.
      • Ayo, M.D., Ekebafe, L.O. Chukwu, M.N. and Madufor, I.C.: Effects of Carbonization Temperatures on the Filler properties of Groundnut Shell Powder. International Journal of Chemistry, Vol 21, No.1, March 2011. p 55-58.
      • Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C.: Influence of Temperature on the transport behaviour of aromatic solvents through calcite-filled low density polyethylene composites: Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (JOTEN), Vol. 15, No, 1, 2010, p68-71.
      • Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C.: Effect of filler loading on the moleculsr movement of benzene and toluene through calcite-filled low density polyethylene composites: Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (JOTEN), Vol. 15, No,2, 2010, p24-28
      • Ayo, M.D., Madufor, I.C., Ekebafe, L.O. and Chukwu, M.N. Effect of Filler Carbonizing Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Natural Rubber Composites. Researcher, 2011, 3(11), p7-10.
      • Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C. Micromechanical Models for Analysis and Comparison with some Mechanical Properties of Calcite-filled Low Density Polyethylene, International Journal of Academic Research, vol 3 No.5 2011, II part, p379-383.
      • Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C. The Influence of Penetrant size on the Molecular Transport of Aromatic solvents through Calcite-filled Low Density Polyethylene Composites, International Journal of Academic Research, vol 3 No.5 2011, I part, p199-293.
      • Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C. Effect of Filler loading on some Mechanical Properties of Calcite-filled Low Density Polyethylene Composites , International Journal of Academic Research, vol 3 No.5 2011, I part, p195-198.
    • PUBLISHED  IN NATIONAL REFERRED JOURNALS
      • Madufor, I.C. The Effect of LDPE on the Tear Strength properties of LLDPE Films, Nigerian Journal of Polymer Science & Technology, Vol. 4, No. 1, Oct. 2004, p. 256-258.
      • Madufor, I.C, A.E. Iheonye. Influence of Composition on deformation behaviour of HDPE/LLDPE Blend, Nigerian Journal of Polymer Science & Technology, Vol. 4, No. 1, Oct. 2004, p. 259-263.
      • Madufor, I.C. Effects of Sterilization Techniques on the Mechanical Properties of Polyolefins International Research Journal in Engineering, Science & Technology, vol. 2. No. 2, 2005, p. 76-84.
      • **Madufor, I.C., Enyiegbulam, M.E. Mechanical Properties of LDPE/Cassava/wood flour composites International Research Journal in Engineering, Science & Technology, vol. 4. No. 2, 2007 p.30-36.
      • Madufor, I.C. Mechanical Performance of Cassava- filled Linear low density Polyethylene Composites International Research Journal in Engineering, Science & Technology, vol. 4. No. 2, 2007 p. 1-9
      • ** M.E. Enyiegbulam, I.C. Madufor, N.C. Iheaturu, Novel Materials for Satellite and Aerospace Application , in the Proceedings of the 1st CSTD/NASRDA National Conference on Mobilizing Nigerian University for Collaborative Research and Development in Satellite Technology 12th -13th March, 2007 p.61-68
      • Madufor, I.C. Mechanical properties of Carbon fibre/metal powder Epoxy Hybrid Composite: International Research Journal in Engineering, Science & Technology, vol. 6. No. 1, 2009 p. 42-50.
      • Madufor, I.C. and Nwakaudu, M.S “Effect of Filler Blend Composition on the Mechanical Properties of HDPE/Cassava/Wood Composites. NSE TECHNICAL TRANSACTION Vol 45, No. 2 April – June 2010. p 57 – 74

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

  1. Madufor, I. C. Comparative Studies of Plasticizers used in Rubber Industries- Dioctyl phthalate (DOP) and Epoxidized Soyabean Oil (ESBO), a paper presented at the Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) on “Meeting The Challenge of Change: The Role of Technology in the Rubber Industry”, held at Saidi Centre, Murtala Mohammed way, Benin City, 30th October-3rd November, 2001.
  2. Madufor, I.C. Influence of Composition on Tear Strength properties of LLDPE/LDPE Films, a paper presented at the Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) on The Polymer Industry and the Nigerian Economy held at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 29th October-1st November, 2002.
  3. Madufor, I.C. Influence of Composition on Deformation Behaviour of HDPE/LLDPE Blends, a paper presented at the Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) on The Polymer Industry and the Nigerian Economy held at Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 29th October-1st November, 2002.
  4. Madufor, I.C. Biodegradable Plastics-Developments and environmental Impacts a paper presented at the Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) on The Polymer Industry: A Catalyst for National Industrial held at Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Imo State, 29th -31st October, 2003.
  5. Madufor, I.C. Effects of Sterilization Techniques on the Mechanical Properties of Polyolefins a paper presented at the Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) on The Polymer Industry: A Catalyst for National Industrialization held at Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Imo State, 29th -31st October, 2003
  6. Madufor, I.C. Effects of Processing Parameter on the Properties of HDPE Films a paper presented at the Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) on The Polymer Industry: A Catalyst for National Industrialization held at Concorde Hotel, Owerri, Imo State, 29th -31st October, 2003
  7. Madufor, I.C. Engineering Plastics: Properties and Applications , a paper presented at the National Conference and Design Exhibition of The Association of African Designers in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Abuja, at the Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, on 10th May, 2003.
  8. Madufor, I.C. Development of Bio-Olefinic Composites a paper presented at the Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) on Quality Assurance of Polymer Products and the Environment held at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos State, 26th – 28th October, 2005.
  9. 19th Annual Technical Conference/ AGM of Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) held at Wellington Hotel, Warri, Delta State, 5th -7th November, 2008.
  10. Attendance of 18th COREN Engineering Assembly at International Conference Hall, Abuja, 11th-12th August, 2009.
  11. Attendance of 19th COREN Engineering Assembly at International Conference Hall, Abuja, 3rd-4th August, 2010.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Industrial Experience:

  1. Fablon Ind. Ltd, Ilupeju Ind. Estate, Lagos, August-October, 1986, during IT programme.
  2. NBC Plc, Mobil Rd, Lagos. Sept.-Nov., 1987 during IT programme.
  3. Metalloplastic (Nig) Ltd, Apapa, Lagos, May- October 1988 during IT programme.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  • Course adviser Year 1, 2, 3, and 4 1998/ 1999, 1999/2000, 2000/2001, 2001/2002 sessions.
  • Departmental Examination Officer, 2005- 2008
  • Departmental Secretary, 1997-1999.
  • Member Technical Group for the Networking of SEET Computers, 2001
  • Member, SEET Examination Malpractices Committee, 2001-2005
  • Member SEET common Courses Modifying Committee 2006
  • Head of Department Jan. 1, 2008 – date

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Federal University of Technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Department of polymer and Textile Engineering. February, 1993 – Date

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  1. 1. PTE 202  –  Introduction to Polymer and Textile Engineering
  2. PTE 303 –  Polymer Science 1
  3. PTE 305 –  Yarn and Fabric Manufacture
  4. PTE 314  –  Man- made fibre Production
  5. PTE 316  –  Chemical Processing of Textiles and Polymerics
  6. PTE 322  –  Analysis and Testing of Textiles and polymerics
  7. PTE 403  –  Quality Control in Polymer and Textiles industries
  8. PTE 405  –  Engineering Properties of Bulk Polymers
  9. PTE 521  –  Polymer Processing Engineering Technology, III
  10. PTE 531  –  Advanced Composites and Nanocomposite Materials and Interfaces
  11. ENG 217 –  Engineers in Society
  12. ENG 207  –  Introduction to Engineering Materials 1
  13. PTE 513   –  Seminar
  14. PTE 515/516  –  Project

 

Postgraduate Courses Taught

  1. PTE 607  –  Polymer processing Technology
  2. PTE 608  –  Plant and Equipment Design
  3. PTE 613  –  Textile Technology
  4. PTE 617  –  Textile Plant and Equipment Design
  5. PTE 612  –  Seminar
  6. PTE 616  –  Project
  7. PTE 703  –  Applied Rheology and Applications

Supervised Research Work since last change of grading

  • Successfully Supervised     –     6 M.Sc graduates
    1. Arukalam Innocent O (2009) Effect of Filler Loading on some Mechanical and Physical Properties of Calcite –filled High Density Polyethylene Composite..
    2. Eze, Innocent O. (2010) Some Mechanical Properties of Bamboo Powder filled Virgin and Recycled Low Density Polyethylene Composite.
    3. Aguele, Felix O. (2010) Comparative Analysis of effects of Selected Fillers from Renewable Sources on reinforcing Properties of Natural Rubber Composites.
    4. Ayo, Mark Dada (2010) Effects of Carbonization Temperature on the Mechanical Properties of Groundnut Shell-filled Natural Rubber Composites
    5. Nwapa, Chinedu (2010) Influence of Extrusion Parameters and Coir on the Properties of High Density Polyethylene.
    6. Matthew Nze Chukwu(2011) The Effects of Stearic Acid Levels on the Physical Properties of Natural Rubber Vulcanisate.
  • Currently supervising
    1. Undergraduate –           25 students
    2. Postgraduate –           8 M.Sc, 2 PhD. Students

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  1. Structure-processing-property relationships, cross-linking, crystallization, mechanical and electrical behaviour of filled and unfilled polymer systems.
  2. Melt rheology and its application in extrusion, injection moulding, rubber toughening of thermoplastics, alloying and compatibility of polymers.
  3. Effect of environment on the mechanical properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
  4. Studies on failure analysis and stabilization of polymers.
  5. Physical testing and chemical analysis of Textile materials.
  6. The effect of flame- retardants and environment on the thermal behaviour and mechanical properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
  7. Waste Managements of drilling muds

 

SELECTED SUPERVISED RESEARCH WORK:

  1. Production of lubricant (Plasticizer) from Soyabean Oil for the Rubber Industry by Madumere, H.E and Ohia, A.E., 1997.
  2. Effect of Metallic Soap on Adhesive properties of rubber crumb by Enwere, C.O., 1997
  3. Production of Flexographic printing Inkby Oleru, V.O and Kemdirim, A.O., 1998.
  4. Design and construction of Vapour pressure Osmometer for the determination of Number-average Molecular Weight of Polymers by Onuoha, J.C., 1999.
  5. Effects of Dioctyl phthalate and Epoxidized Soyabean Oil blends on Nitrile rubber by Okoro, M.U. and Lasisi, B.A., 1999.
  6. Effect of variation of thickeners on the physical properties of Emulsion paints by Nwadike, E.O., 1999.
  7. Effects of Additives (fillers) on recycled plastics by Anyanwu, K.I., 1999.
  8. Design and Fabrication of an Industrial Liquid Mixer by Ozuzu, K.A. et al, 2000.
  9. Influence of CaCO3 content on the stress-strain and impact strength response of Unsaturated Polyester Tiles by Nwapa, C., 2001.
  10. Effect of Slip and Antiblocking Agents in the performance of HDPE/ LDPE blends. By Ugochukwu, O.C. 2001
  11. Influence of Linear low density Polyethylene, LLDPE on the Mechanical Properties of High density Polyethylene, HDPE by Ogueri, C.O. 2001
  12. The Effect of Composition on Tear Strength properties of LLDPE/LDPE Films. Onwuka, A.C. 2001
  13. Fabrication of Bench size Extruder, Olekanma, M. et al, 2003.
  14. Study of Agricultural based Biopolymer Products, Iwuagwu, U.N. et al, 2004.
  15. Study of Composite Sheets based on Biorelated Agro-Industrial Waste:  Preparation and Mechanical Properties Characterisation, Onuora, E.N. 2004.
  16. Thermoplastic Bio-Fibre Composites: Preparation and Characterisation, Omale, R. et al, 2005.
  17. Wood/Plastic Composition Study: Application and Properties, Asonye, O. et al, 2006.
  18. Modification of Laboratory Size Compression Moulding Machine for PVC/Wood/Corn Composites: Preparation and Characterisation, Arukalam, I.O. et al, 2006.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • COREN Reg. Engineer, R.12,180
  • Member Nigerian Society of Engineers, MNSE.
  • Member Polymer Institute of Nigeria (MPIN).
  • Member Textile Society of Nigeria (MTSN).
  • Member Association of African Industrial Designers.

COMMUNITY SERVICES:

  • Member, Catholic Men Organization, St. Mulumba Catholic Parish, Owerri.
  • Member, Agwa Committee of Good Friends.
  • Chairman, Mgbala Agwa Town Union, Owerri Branch, Imo state.
  • Protem Secretary, Mgbala Agwa National Executive Council (MANEC).
  • Adviser, Oguta L. G. Students Association, FUTO Branch, Owerri.
  • Vice-Chairman, Agwa Men Progressive Association, Owerri, Imo State.
  • Secretary-General, Polymer Institute of Nigeria, PIN, 2003-2006
  • Vice President (Finance), Polymer Institute of Nigeria, PIN 2006
  • Chairman Finance Committee, St Mulumba Catholic Parish, Owerri, 2008 –

REFEREES

  • Prof. M.E. Enyiegbulam, FPIN
    Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering
    Federal University of Technology,
    P.M.B. 1536, Owerri, Imo State
  • Prof. O. Ogbobe, MPIN
    Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering
    Federal University of Technology,
    P.M.B. 1536, Owerri, Imo State
  • Engr Prof. (Mrs) K.B. Oyoh
    Department of Chemical Engineering
    Federal University of Technology,
    P.M.B. 1536, Owerri, Imo State

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