Engr. Dr. Azeez Oladimeji Taofik

Engr. Dr Azeez Oladimeji Taofik

Lecturer I,

Chemical Engineering, Biomechanics and Biomaterials
Email: azeez.taofik@futo.edu.ngtaofikoladimeji@gmail.com, thaophic@yahoo.com
Phone: +234803-599-6137

Azeez

Biography

Microbial Production of Glycol from Cheese Whey Using Klebsiella spp with the application of chemical reaction engineering and optimization using response surface methodology.
Development of a Model for Predicting Diffusivity of PAHS during Biodegradation in a Saturated Porous Medium by the application of chemical reaction engineering principles and Fick’s first law.
Exercise and pregnancy, and cardiorespiratory fitness research with the application of human Biomechanics.
The use of natural fillers and fibres for the reinforcement of polymer matrices with the study of mechanical properties of the composites for sustainable development and quality improvement.
In-vitro analysis of the medicinal potential of plant extracts on microbes causes infectious disease.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • ♦  PhD (Chemical Eng), Nnamdi Azikiwe University  -  2017
  • ♦  M.Eng. (Chemical Eng), University of Benin  -  2008
  • ♦  B. Tech. (Hon) (Chemical Eng), Ladoke Akintola Univ. of Tech.  -  2001
  • ♦  General Health, Safety and Environment Course  -  2014
  • ♦  HSE Competence Development Training.  -  2014

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • ♦  Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2014-Till date).
  • ♦  Lecturer II, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2010-2013).
  • ♦  Assistant Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2009-2010).
  • ♦  Science Teacher, Oyo State Post Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission, 2005-2009
  • ♦  Production Manager, Anu-Olu Soap Nig. Limited, LAUTECH Area, 2003-2005
  • ♦  Premier Pace College, Uromi, Edo State. NYSC (Teaching), 2002-2003
  • ♦  Bond Chemical Industries Nig. Limited, Awe, Oyo, Oyo State. (SIWES) 1999-2000.
    • ◊  Production of Drugs: Liquid and solid production;
    • ◊  Quality Assurance of Drugs: Good Manufacturing Practice, Quality Control and
    • ◊  Industrial Training, St. Mary’s Joint Hospital, Amaigbo, Imo State, Nigeria, June – November 2002

 

Honours

  • Oyo State Post Graduate Scholarship Award (2007-3008)

Linked Laboratory:

  • Biomedical Technology Laboratory, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
  • Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Lagos

Membership of professional bodies

  • ♦  Member, Institution of Chemical Engineering (MIChemE) “99887377”
  • ♦  Member, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
  • ♦  Member, Dental Informatics Online Community    (DIOC)
  • ♦  Member, Information Resources Centre    (IRC)
  • ♦  Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)“22769”
  • ♦  Member, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (MNSChE)
  • ♦  Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) R. 19,523

Research archive

  • ♦  Biomechanics
  • ♦  Environmental
  • ♦  Transport Phenomena
  • ♦  Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • ♦  Natural fibers-Polymer Composites
  • ♦  Phytomedicine/ Biopharmaconosys

Book (Teaching area):

  • Lamina, S., Azeez, T. O. and Okoronkwo, C. (2012). Human Biomechanics: Basics and Applied. FUTO Book Shop Ltd and Tropical Publishers Nigeria, Nigeria.

Responsibilities

Teaching:
♦  Biomechanics
♦  Biomaterials
♦  Thermofluid for Health Professionals
♦  Transport Phenomena
♦  Bioprocess Technology
♦  Biopharmaceutical Technology

Publications

  • Owabor C. N., Agarry S. E. and Azeez T. O. (2010). Development of a Transport Model for the Microbial Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Saturated Porous Medium. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (J of NAMP). Vol. 16, pp.317-324. (AJOL )

  • Azeez T. O., Lamina S. and Iwuji S.C. (2010). Correlates of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Gait Parameters in Young Undergraduate Subjects. SOHT Journal of Health Sciences and Technology. Vol.1, pp. 140-146. (FUTO, Nigeria).
    Lamina S., Azeez T.O., Subramanian M. and Ayana A. M. (2010).Ergogenic Controversies of Socio-Cultural African Herbs: A review study on Khat (Catha edulis) and Cola nut (Cola spp). SOHT Journal of Health Sciences and Technology. Vol.1, pp. 68-78. (FUTO, Nigeria).


  • Lamina S., Musa D.I., Hanif S., and Azeez T.O. (2010).Exercise and pregnancy: A review study. SOHT Journal of Health Sciences and Technology. Vol. 1, pp. 55-62. (FUTO, Nigeria).


  • Azeez, Taofik Oladimeji (2011). Kinetics of Microbial Production of 2, 3-Butanediol from Cheese Whey Using Klebsiella Pneumonia. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 177-183. (Singapore).


  • Azeez T. Oladimeji, Owabor C. N. and Nwacha R.(2012).Kinetics of degradation of anthracene by the activity of Corynebacteria sp and Pseudomonas putida in contaminated water. International Journal of Chemical Sciences and applications (IJCHSA). Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 314-322. (ICV: 63.88, India).


  • Azeez, Taofik Oladimeji (2012).Biodegradation of pyrene using Corynebacteria sp and Pseudomonas putida in contaminated water. International Journal of Biotechnology Research. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 31-38. (Journal series, India).


  • Azeez, T. O., Olaitan S. A., Atuanya, C. U., Onukwuli, D. O., Akagu, C. C. and Menkiti, M. C. (2013).  Effect of filler weight fraction on the mechanical properties of Bambara groundnut (okpa) husk polyethylene composite. International Journal of Current Research (IJCR). Vol. 5, Issue, 07, pp.1714-1717. ((SJIF: 7.086, ICV: 6.24, QIF: 3.52,  India)


  • Olaitan, S.A., Azeez, T.O., Atuanya, C.U., Onukwuli, O.D., Officha, M.C. and Menkiti M. C. (2013). Effect of mahogany filler on mechanical properties of reinforced polyethylene matrix, Academic Research International (AR int), Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 284-292. (ICV: 63.27, GIF: 0.761, Pakistan).


  • Oladimeji T. Azeez, Kennedy O. Ejeta, Frank O. Ehigiator, and Gerald E. Nwakamma. (2013). Effects of Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Vegetable Oil at Elevated Temperature. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST). Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 107-115. (ICR IF: 1.36, USA).


  • Azeez, T. O., Onukwuli O. D., Araromi, D. O., Arinkoola, A. O., Salam, K. K., Iwuji, S. C.,  Ejeta, K. O.,  Dawodu, B. F., Ayinde, K. A, Nwacha, R. and Azeez, F. O. (2013). Optimization of Bioremediation of Cheese Whey with the Activity of K. Pneumonia Using Response Surface Methodology. International Journal of Science and Emerging Technology with Latest Trends (IJSETT). Vol.11 Issue 1, pp. 10-21. (ISRA JIF: 1.742, India).


  • Atuanya, C.U., Olaitan, S.A., Azeez, T.O., Akagu, C. C., Onukwuli, O. D. and Menkiti M. C. (2013). Effect of rice husk filler on the mechanical properties of polyethylene matrix composite. International Journal of Current Research and Review (IJCRR). Vol. 5, Issue 15, pp. 111-118. (ICV: 71.54, SJIF: 4.016, Scopemed, India).


  • Iwuji C.S., Nwafor, A., Azeez, T. O., Nwosu, E. C., Nwaokoro, J. C., Egwurugwu, J., Danladi, N. B. (2013). Nutritional and Electrolyte Values of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Chaya) leaves consumed in Niger Delta, Nigeria. American Journal of PharmTech Research (AJPTR), Vol 3, Issue 6, pp. 1-11.  (IF; 0.9832, G IF: 0.876, IBI IF: 3.59, IFJ: 2.57, India)


  • Azeez T. O., Arinkoola A.O., Salam K. K. and Nwakaudu M.S. (2014). Diffusivity and Kinetics Model for Biodegradation of PAHs in a Saturated Porous Matrix. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp.62- 69. (IF: 3.024,  University of Newcastle, United Kingdom)


  • Azeez T. O., Owabor C. N., Nwakaudu M. S. and Usondu N. F. (2015). Optimization of biodegradation of anthracene by Corynebacterium sp and Pseudomonas putida. International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research (IJESR), Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp. 34 – 47. (SJIF: 5.9, USA).


  • Azeez T. O., Owabor C. N., Nwakaudu M. S. and Opebiyi S. (2015). Proxy model for optimization of biodegradation of pyrene by Corynebacterium sp andPseudomonas putida. International Journal of Current Research and Review, Vol. 7, Issue 22, pp. 29 -37.(ICV: 71.54, SJIF: 4.016, Scopemed, India).


  • Walter P. E., Azeez T. O., Onukwuli O. D. and Atuanya C. U. (2016). Effects of chemical surface modifications on combretum dolichopetalum fibre for sustainable applications. International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research (IJESR), Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 81 – 96. (SJIF: 6.66, USA).


  • Azeez T. O., Walter P. E., Onukwuli O. D. and Menkiti M. C. (2016). Optimization of chemical treatments of combretum dolichopetalum fibre for sustainable applications. Academic Research International, Vol. 7, (1), pp. 22 – 27. (ICV: 63.27, GIF: 0.761, Pakistan).


  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2016). Effect of chemical agents on morphology, tensile properties and water diffusion behaviour of hibiscus sabdariffa fibres, Chemical and Process Engineering Research, Vol. 42, pp.76 - 83. (ICV; 5.51, USA)


  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2016). Modified food gum (Cissus populnea) fibres: Microstructural behaviour, physicomechanical Properties and kinetics of water absorption. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, no. 17, pp. 10656 – 10663. (GIF: 0.765, SJR IF: 0.202, Pakistan, SCOPUS Index)


  • Iwuji S.C., Egenonu C. A., Ndubuka G.I.N., Azeez T. O., Ekezie J., Dozie, I.N.S. and Ohadoma S. C. (2016). Phytochemical constituents and antibacterial activities of aqueous and hydroethanolic leaf extracts of chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius), FUTOJNLS, Vol.2, Issue 1, pp. 195 – 204. (FUTO, Nigeria)


  • Banigo A. T and Azeez T. O. (2016). Effect of magnesium ions on phosphoinositide – 3 – kinase C2βC2 domain. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 1223 – 1228. (SJR IF: 0.135, India)


  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2017). Effect of Chemically Modified Cissus Populnea Fibers on Mechanical, Microstructural and Physical Properties of Cissus populnea/ High-Density Polyethylene Composites. Engineering Journal, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 25 – 42. (SJR IF: 0.225, SCOPUS Index).


  • Ejeta K. O., Dolor G. A., Ndubuka G. I., Nkuma-Udah K. I., Azeez T. O., Odugwu O. (2017) Impact of Nanotechnology in Nigeria: A Short Survey. International Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics.Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 1 - 5. DOI: 10.15406/ijbsbe.2017.02.00035


  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2017).Improving the unsaturated polyester matrix through commingled with chemically treated Cissus populnea fibres. Transylvanian Review, Vol. 25, Issue 16, pp. 4137 - 4150. (Thompson Reuter JCR IF: 0.045; SCOPUS Index, Romalia).


  • Banigo A. T and Azeez T. O. (2017). Recombinant Phosphoinositide-3-Kinase C2β C2 Domain Molecules. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, (Accepted)(SJR IF: 0.135, India).


  • Azeez T. O. and Banigo A. T. (In - press). Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Family: Identification, classification and function in human therapeutic issues – Review. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. (Singapore).

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