Engr. Henry Chinedu Obasi

HC-Obasi

Engr. Henry Chinedu Obasi

Assistant Lecturer

Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering
School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Federal University of Technology
P.M.B. 1526, Owerri.

Personal Information
E-mail: neduobasi23@gmail.com , chinedu.obasi@futo.edu.ng
Orcid ID: 0000 – 0003 – 1989 – 2507
Scopus ID: 55943546800
Researcher ID: C – 7859 – 2017
Google Scholar ID: Henry Chinedu Obasi


Research Interests

  • Biobased polymer composites
  • Rubber blends
  • Biomaterials for tissue engineering
  • Antimicrobial polymer blends and coatings

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Polymer Science 2009 – 2013  –  Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
    Thesis: Studies on the properties and biodegradability of selected starch/polypropylene blends
  • Master of Science, Polymer Science and Engineering 2005 – 2008  –  Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Thesis: Studies on the mechanical and transport properties of natural rubber/linear low-density polyethylene blends
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Polymer and Textile Engineering, 1993 – 1998  –  Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Other Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2015 – 2016  –  Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials
    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
  • Short Course Training June 16-18, 2015  –  Coatings, Paint and Corrosion Control Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Computer Skills:

  • Operating system: Ms Windows
  • Office Applications: MS Word, MS Excel, Ms PowerPoint
  • Software Origin Lab, Endnote, Design Expert

Language Skills:

Spoken and written:

  • Mother tongue: Igbo
  • Other(s): English

Teaching Experience/Supervision Experience

  • Graduate Assistant, Federal University of Technology, Owerri 2005 – 2007.
    Tasks:

    • Held office hours to assist students with assignments
    • Created solutions to problems sets and examinations
    • Graded homework and examinations
    • Proctored tests and semester examinations
    • Carried out research and other laboratory activities
    • Organized and conducted seminar programmes for undergraduates
  • Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri 2008 – Present
    Tasks:

    • Teaching of the graduate and undergraduate students
    • Project supervision of graduate and undergraduate students
    • Organizing and conducting seminar programmes for undergraduates
    • University vetting officer for graduate and undergraduate results
    • Departmental graduate students’ coordinator.

Professional/Other Associations

  • Polymer Institute of Nigeria
  • Institute of Polymer Engineers
  • Nigerian Society of Engineers
  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria
  • Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Nigeria
  • Welfare Secretary, ASUU-FUTO Chapter
  • Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered
  • Rotary Club of Owerri Central, District 9142, Nigeria.

Membership of University/Faculty Committees

  • Member, ASUU-FUTO Administrative Road Map Committee for the 7th Vice-Chancellor.
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering Monthly Seminar Presentation
  • Member, Faculty of Engineering Technology and Innovation Committee
  • Member, University Examination Committee

Conferences Attended

  1. 2006, 17th Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) and general meeting of the Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN), Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
    Theme: The role of the polymer industry in the sustainable development of Nigeria.
  2. 2008, 19th Annual Technical Conference (ANTEC) and general meeting of the Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN), Warri, Nigeria.
    Theme: The role of polymer in the energy sector.
  3. 2017, 2nd Annual Technical Conference and general meeting of the Institute of Polymer Engineers, Abuja, Nigeria.
    Theme: National economic diversification: The role of Polymer Engineers.
    Conference(s) Membership
  4. Member, 3rd International conference of the Centre for women, gender and development studies, 2014.
    Theme: Gender, Development and the Environment.
  5. Member, 4th International conference of the Centre for women, gender and development studies, 2015.
    Theme: Gender and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) beyond 2015

Publications

  1. Obasi, H. C., Ogbobe, O., Igwe, I. O. Diffusion characteristics of toluene into natural rubber/linear low-density polyethylene blends. International Journal of Polymer Science, Vol. 2009, Article ID 140682
  2. Obasi, H. C. and Onuegbu, G. C. “Biodegradability and mechanical properties of low density polyethylene/waste maize cob flour blends”. Internaional. Journal of Applied Science and Engineering Research, Vol. 2(3), 242 – 249, 2013
  3. Obasi, H. C., Onuoha, F. N., Eze, I. O., Nwanonenyi, S. C., Arukalam, I. O., Uzoma, P. C. “Effect of soil burial on properties of polypropylene/plasticized potato blends. The International Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 2(8), 14 – 18, 2013
  4. Obasi, H. C., Igwe, I. O. and Madufor, I. C. “Effect of soil burial on tensile properties of polypropylene/plasticized cassava starch blends”. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2013, Article ID 326538
  5. Onuoha, F. N., Obasi, H. C., Uzoma, P. C., Ugbaja, M. I. “Flammability properties of cheese wood stem-bark (Alstonia Boonei) filled low density polyethylene. The International Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 2(4), 27-31, 2013
  6. Obasi, H. C., Native cassava starch/polypropylene blends: effect of soil burial on the mechanical properties. Journal of Atoms and Molecules, Vol. 3(3), 530 – 536, 2013
  7. Obasi, H. C., Native potato starch blended with polypropylene: effect of soil burial on mechanical properties. Journal of Atoms and Molecules, Vol. 3(4), 553 – 559, 2013
  8. Obasi, H. C. Properties of raphia palm interspersed fibre filled high density polyethylene. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2013, Article ID 932143
  9. Obasi, H. C. Tensile and biodegradable properties of extruded sorghum flour filled high density polyethylene films. Academic Research international, Vol. 4(5), 78 – 86, 2013
  10. Nwokwa, R. C., Onuoha, F. N., Uzoma, P. C., Obasi, H. C., Onuegbu, G. C., Ezeh, V. O. Antimicrobial finishing action of camphora for cotton and polyester fabrics. The International Asian Research Journal, Vol. 2(2), 37 – 40, 2014.
  11. Obasi, H. C., Igwe, I. O. Cassava starch-mixed polypropylene biodegradable polymer: preparation, characterization and effects of biodegradation products on growth of plants. International Journal of Science and Research, Vol. 3(7), 802 – 807, 2014
  12. Obasi, H. C., Igwe, I. O. Effects of native cassava starch and compatibilizer on biodegradable and tensile properties of polypropylene. American Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 3(2), 96 – 104, 2014
  13. Obasi, H. C., Iheaturu, N. C., Onuoha, F. N., Chike-Onyegbula, C. O., Akanbi, M. N., Ezeh, V. O. “Influence of alkali treatment and fibre content on the properties of oil palm press fibre reinforced epoxy biocomposites. American Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 3(2), 117 – 123, 2014
  14. Onuegbu, G. C., Obasi, H. C., Onuoha, F, N. Effect of titanate coupling agent on the mechanical properties of talc filled polypropylene. Academic Research International, Vol. 5(3), 26 – 30, 2014
  15. Obasi, H. C., Igwe, I. O., Onyeagoro, G. N., Obidiegwu, G. N., Anyanwu, P. I. “Oil palm mesocarp particles reinforced cashew nut shell novolac resin composites”. Applied Polymer Composites, Vol. 2(1), 27 – 36, 2014
  16. Arukalam, I. O., N.T. Ijomah, N. T., Nwanonenyi, S. C., Obasi, H. C., Aharanwa, B. C., Anyanwu, P. I. Studies on acid corrosion of aluminium by a naturally occurring polymer (Xanthan gum). International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 5(3), 663 – 673, 2014
  17. Obasi, H. C., Igwe, I. O., Ogbobe, O., I. C. Madufor, I. C., Egeolu, F. C.. Analysis of the mechanical and degradation performances of selected starch/polypropylene blends. Journal of Basic and Applied Research International, Vol. 7(1): 42-52, 2015.
  18. Obasi, H. C., Egeolu, F. C., Oparaji, O. D. Comparative Analysis of the Tensile and Biodegradable Performances of Some Selected Modified Starch Filled Polypropylene Blends. American Journal of Chemistry and Materials Science, Vol. 2(2): 6-13, 2015.
  19. Obasi, H. C., Egeolu, F. C., Ezenwajiaku, H. I. Effects of Starch Content and Compatibilizer on the Mechanical, Water Absorption and Biodegradable Properties of Potato Starch filled Polypropylene Blends. International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 1(1), 190-196, 2015
  20. Obasi, H. C., Peanut Husk Filled Polyethylene Composites: Effects of Filler Content and Compatibilizer on Properties. Journal of Polymers, Volume 2015, Article ID 189289
  21. Obasi, H. C., Igwe, I. O., Ogbobe, O., Aharanwa, B. C., Egeolu, F. C. Processing and Characterization of Thermoplastic Starch/Polypropylene Blends. International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 1(2), 7 – 13, 2015
  22. Obasi, H. C., Obidiegwu, M. U., Onyeagoro, G. N., Arukalam, I. O., Onuegbu, G. C., Onuoha, F. N., Ewulonu, C. M. Molecular transport of xylene through palm pressed fibre filled low density polyethylene: role of fibre content, alkali treatment and particle size. Journal of Polymer and the Environment, 2016
  23. Obasi, H. C., Aharanwa, B.C., Aguele, F. O., Uzoma, P. C., Nwapa, C., Ezeamaku, U. L., Chukwujike, I. C. Solvent transport through oil palm fibre filled low density polyethylene composites. Journal of Chemistry and Materials Research, Vol. 5 (1), 2 – 12, 2016
  24. Nwanonenyi, S. C., Arukalam, I. O., Obasi, H. C., Ezeamaku, U. L., Eze, I. O., Chukwujike, I. C., Chidiebere, M. A. Corrosion inhibitive behavior and adsorption of millet (panicum miliaceum) starch on mild steel in hydrochloric acid environment. Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 3: 54, 2017
  25. Obasi, H. C., Chaudhry, A. A., Kashif, I., Akhtar, H., Muhammad, H. M. Development of biocomposites from coir fibre and poly(caprolactone) by solvent casting technique. Polymer Bulletin, 2017
  26. Eze, I. O., Igwe, I. O., Ogbobe, O., Obasi, H. C., Ezeamaku, U. L., Nwanonenyi, S. C., Anyanwu, E. E., Nwachukwu, I. Effects of compatibilization on mechanical properties of pineapple leaf powder filled high density polyethylene. International Journal of Engineering and Technologies, Vol. 10, 22-28, 2017
  27. Eze, I. O., Igwe, I. O., Ogbobe, O., Obasi, H. C., Ezeamaku, U. L., Nwanonenyi, S. C., Anyanwu, E. E., Nwachukwu, I. Effects of hydrogen peroxide treated pineapple leaf powder on mechanical properties of high density polyethylene composites. European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4(8), 617-622, 2017
  28. Onuebgu G. C., Uzoho B. U., Obasi H. C. Fertility status of soils amended with some geotextiles in relation to heights of selected crops. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, FUTO, Vol. 20(2), 3258-3263, 2017
  29. Nwanonenyi, S. C., Obasi, H. C., Oguzie, E. E., Chukwujike, I. C., Anyiam, C. K. Inhibition and adsorption of polyvinyl acetate (pvac) on the corrosion of aluminium in sulphuric and hydrochloric acid environment. Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 3: 53, 2017
  30. Ezeh, V. O., Obidiegwu, M. U., Uzoma, P. C., Obasi, H. C. Isolation and characterization of starch from unripe plantain (musa paradisiaca) peels. World Journal of Applied Chemistry, Vol. 2(5), 109-115, 2017
  31. Obasi, H. C., Nwanonenyi1, S. C., Eze, I. O., Chukwujike, I. C., Anyiam, C., Aguele, F., Kashif I. Organic solvents transport through alkali-treated agro-waste microfibre incorporated with low density polyethylene composites. American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology, Vol. 3(4), 50-63, 2017
  32. Nwanonenyi, S. C., Obasi, H. C., Chidiebere, A. M. Inhibitive Performance of Carboxymethyl Cellulose and Additives on Corrosion of Carbon Steel in Acidic and Alkaline Environments. Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 4: 31, 2018
  33. Chike-Onyegbule, C. O., Obasi, H. C., Ezeamaku, U. L., Azubuike, L. Corrosion Inhibition and Adsorption Properties of Soy Polymer Extract of Glycine Mac-L On Mild Steel in Acidic Medium. European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4(9), 657 – 662, 2017

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