Prof. Cosmas Ahamefula Ahiarakwem

Ahiarakwem

Prof. Ahiarakwem, Cosmas Ahamefula

Professor

(MNMGS, MNAH, MNAPE, MCOMEG)
Department of Geology, School of Physical Sciences, FUTO.
Email: cosmas.ahiarakwem@futo.edu.ng, cosahia@yahoo.com

Biography

Cosmas Ahamefula Ahiarakwem is a Professor of Geology in the Department of Geology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

He attended Boys’ Secondary School, Ekwerazu, Imo State, Nigeria, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria where he bagged his school leaving, first and second degrees and PhD. respectively.

Professor Cosmas has taught in the University for Over 19 years

His areas of specialization are Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology. He has research works in Hydrogeochemistry and Environmental Geology as well as Geotechnical studies.

He has held the following posts in FUTO:

Deputy Director, Centre for Continuing Education, Deputy Director, Institute of Erosion Studies, Director, Institute of Erosion Studies, Departmental Industrial Training Coordinator, Departmental Project Coordinator, Departmental Seminar Coordinator.

He is a member of the following boards: Department of geology board of studies, School of Physical science board of studies, the Postgraduate school board of studies and The University Senate.

He is a member of the following professional bodies Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologist (NAH) Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG).

 


PUBLICATIONS

  1. AHIARAKWEM, C. A. OMIRE, O. AND IBEH, J. C., 2017: Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Measurements in Part of Owerri West L.G.A, Southeastern Nigeria: Implication on Food Production and Security. Proceedings. Institute of Erosion Studies Workshop, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. PP. 50-60.
  2. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., UDOKA, U. P., 2016: Integrated Watershed Development and Planning in Southeastern Nigeria. Proceedings. Institute of Erosion Studies Workshop, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. PP. 53-58.
  3. ROCK ONWE MKPUM, NWANKWO, G. I., AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2015: An Aspect of Water Distress Level Evaluation in Abakaliki Area and Environs Southeast Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 6, Issue 2, PP. 1561-1565.
  4. AHIARKWEM, C. A. AND PASCHAL, C. C., 2014: A Comparative Assessment of the Quality and Industrial Applications of Lessel and Korinya Baryte Deposits, Benue Trough, Nigeria.  Elixir Geoscience (67): 21226 – 21229, USA.
  5. AHIARAKWEM, C. A. NWANKWOR, G. I., CHINEMELU, E.S. and PASCHAL, C. C., 2014: Variations in Groundwater Flow Potential in Parts of Imo State, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria. International Engineering Innovations, Vol. 3, Issue 6, PP.8-16, India.
  6. NWAIHU, E. C., AHIARAKWEM, C. A. and IBE, A. E., 2013: The Impacts of Climate Change on Agricultural Production and Food Security: Nigerian Experience, Elixir Geosciences (65) PP.19731 – 19735. USA.
  7. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2013: Impact of Gaseous Emissions from “E” Flow Station on Oguta and its Associated Tributaries, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria, ISESCO Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.9, No.16, PP.9 – 17. Morocco.
  8. AHIARAKWEM, C. A. and CHINEMELU, E. S., 2013: The Impacts of Waste-stream from Aluminum Extrusion Plant on the Inyishi River and its Watershed, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria. Elixir Geoscience (59): 15480 – 15486.
  9. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., NWANKWOR, G. I., CHINEMELU, E. S. and NWAIHU, E. C., 2013: The Influence of Vertical Thermal and Dissolved (DO) Trend on some Fish Species in Oguta Lake, Niger Delta Basin, Nigeria.  International Journal of Engineering Inventions, Vol. 2, Issue 3, PP.01 – 09. India.
  10. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2013: The Impacts of Njoku Sawmill Landfill on the water quality of the Otamiri River, Owerri Metropolis, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria.  International Journal of Engineering Inventions, Vol.2, Issue 2, PP.26 – 34. Nigeria.
  11. AHIARAKWEM, C. A. and CHINEMELU, E. S., 2013: The Impacts of Waste – stream from Aluminum Extrusion Plant on the Inyishi River and its Watershed, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria.  Elixir Geoscience (59): 15480 – 15486.
  12. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2013: The Impacts of Njoku Sawmill Landfill on the Water Quality of the Otamiri River, Owerri Metropolis, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering Inventions, Vol. 2, Issue 2, PP. 26 – 34.
  13. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2012: Hydro-Chemical Investigation of Rainwater Samples Collected in Parts of Owerri Metropolis and Environs, Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria.  ISSECO Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 8, No.14, PP.48 – 57.
  14. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2012: Environmental Risk Assessment of a Tropical Landfill: A Case Study of Aladinma Landfill, Imo State, Eastern Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria. Elixir Geosciences (51), PP. 10910-10918.
  15. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2012: A Comparative Study of Chemical Trends and Models of Deck – Drain Samples from some Oil Wells in the Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria. Elixir Geoscience (49), PP. 9942-9947.
  16. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., NWANKWOR. G. I. and OPARA. A. I., 2012: Constituent Budget and Flushing Model of a Tropical Fresh /water: Case Study of Oguta Lake, Southeastern Nigeria. Elixir Pollution Journal (46), PP. 8112 – 8116.
  17. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., NWANKWOR, G.  I., IWUAGWU, C. J., EJIKE, E. N., ONYEKURU, S. O., 2012: Water Quality Monitoring of a Tropical Lake and Associated Rivers: A Case Study of Oguta Lake and its Tributaries, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 6, PP. 818 – 826.
  18. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2012: Hydro-Chemical Investigation of Rainwater Samples Collected in Parts of Owerri Metropolis and Environs, Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria.  ISSECO Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 8, No.14, PP.48 – 57. Morocco.
  19. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., and ONYEKURU, S. O., 2011: A Comparative Assessment of the Physico-Chemical and Microbial Trends in Njaba River, Niger Delta Basin, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Water Resources and Protection, Vol.3, No.9, PP. 686 – 693.
  20. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2011: Environmental Impacts of Acid Rain around a Topical Landfill: A Case Study of Avu Landfill and Environs, Owerri, Southeastern Nigeria. Advances in Science and Technology, Vol.5, No.1, PP.65.
  21. AHIARAKWEM, C. A. and ONYEIKE, C., 2008: Implications of High Concentrations of some Chemical Parameters in Deck-Drain Samples on the Environment: Case Study of Cawthorne Channel – 45 Oil Well, Southeastern Nigeria.  Water Resources Journal of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH), Vol. 18, PP. 2.
  22. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2004: Physical and chemical properties of Ubaha spring water, Southeastern Nigeria, water resources journal of Nigerian Assoc. of Hydrogeologists (NAH), Vol. 15, pp. 11-19.
  23. Nwankwor G. I., Okeke O. C., and AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2004: Land capability index Mapping of Enugu Area for Residential Planning: Preliminary interpretations. Advances in Geosciences, Vol. 2. pp. 54-64.
  24. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., 2004: Assessment of Environmental Health hazards associated with Gaseous emission from Avu landfill, Southeastern Nigeria. Advances in Geosciences Journal, Vol. 2., pp. 18-23.
  25. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., and Ejimadu, O. G. 2002: Geochemical Properties of Groundwater in Orlu Areas of Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria. Water Resources Journal of Nigeria Assoc. of Hydrogeologists (NAH), Vol. 13, pp. 19-22.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

S/NOPROJECTYEARSPONSOR
1Geochemical Investigation of Arochukwu Limestone deposit, Southeastern Nigeria2017Asphalt Unity Construction Plant
2Audit Report and Environmental Management Plan (EMP); Baseline Study2017Asphalt Unity Construction Plant, Eluama 2 Quarry
3Rainwater harvesting in erosion control in Urualla area of Imo State: Preliminary Study2016Nuks Associates Ltd
4Audit Report and Environmental Management Plan (EMP); Baseline Study2016Owerri Mall
5Geotechnical Consideration in Erosion Control along old Nekede-Owerri Road, Imo State2015Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Sponsored by TETFUND)
6Audit Report and EMP (Baseline Study)2014Macol Construction Ltd., Owerri
7Audit Report and EMP, Abia State (Baseline Study)2014Asphalt Unity Construction Ltd., Eluama, Abia State
8Audit Report and EMP (baseline Study)2014Charbel Quarry Nig. Ltd., Lokpanta. Abia State
9Geotechnical Investigation of Soils at Overcomers Christian Mission2013Overcomers Christian Mission Headquarters, Owerri, Imo State
10Preliminary Investigation of FUTOWA Gully erosion site2013Federal University of Technology, Owerri
11Geotechnical Soil Study at Oba2011Brisckell Corporation, Port Harcourt
12Hydrology, Geochemical and Microbial Character of Ohambele River, Ukwa-East LGA, Abia State2007Emifan Nig., Owerri
13Geotechnical Investigation of Sediments around Orashi River Watershed, Urualla, Imo State2006Nuks Associates Ltd., Enugu, Enugu State

BOOKS:

  1. IWUAGWU, C. J., AHIARAKWEM, C. A., OKEREKE, C. N., ONYEKURU, S. O. (2006): An Introduction to Geology (Part One). Published by Cape Publishers International Limited. ISBN: 978-8126-25-1.
  2. AHIARAKWEM, C. A., A. A. Onunkwo (2004): Hydrocarbons and the Environment. Published by Cape Publishers International Limited. ISBN: 978-37589-1-8.
  3. OKEKE O. C., AND AHIARAKWEM, C. A., (2004): Introducing Igneous Petrology. Published by Adson Educational Publishers. ISBN: 978-8004-69-5.

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