Prof. Okeke, Osita Charles
Department of Geology, School of Physical Sciences, FUTO.
Prof. O.C. Okeke holds a B.Sc in Geology from University of Ibadan (UI), in 1978 followed by M.Sc in Engineering Geology from University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), in 1983. In addition, Prof. O. C. Okeke obtained a diploma in Hydraulic Engineering (PGD), in 1988 from the Netherland’s Delft University of Technology. Similarly, he holds a PhD in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics from University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), in 2008.
Prof. O.C. Okeke has worked in different places including Bauchi State Water Board and Federal Polytechnic Idah (Kogi State). He joined the Federal University of Technology as a lecturer 1 in 1995 where he grew to become the acting Head of Geology Department in December 2010 – July 2012. In July 2016, he became the Head of Geology Department where he served till June 2018. Prof. O.C. Okeke is a member of several professional bodies and scientific societies such as including Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Society of Engineers, International Association of Hydrological Sciences etc.
His research interest is in Engineering Geology and Geotechnics, Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineering, Rock Mechanics and Environmental Geosciences. He has published over 70 research articles in various high profile Journals. Some of his publications are:
Okeke, O.C, Ken-Onukuba D. and Enwelu C. (2016). Renewable Energy: Concept Technology and Uses. Journal of Advanced Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Vol.2 No.4, pp.23-65
Okeke, O.C, Emeruem U.C, Atama E.O and Ekere J.T (2016). Environmental Problems of Hydrocarbon Exploration and production in Nigeria: An Overview.IIARD International Journal of Environmental Research. Vol. 2.No. 1, pp. 29-42
Okeke, O.C, Duruojinnaka, I.B, Echetama, H.N, Paschal C.C, Okereafor, E.J. and Akpunonu, E.O (2016). Geotechnical and Geochemical Characterization of lateritic soil Deposits in Parts of Owerri, Southeastern Nigeria, for Road construction. International Journal of advanced Academic research (IJAAR).Vol.2 No.7, pp. 5-19
Okeke, O.C, and Omoko, E.N (2017). A Status Review of the Hydrologic Characterization of the Basement Complex Aquifers in Taraba State, N.E. Nigeria. FUTO Journal Series. Vol. 3, No.5, pp. 1-26.
Amadi, C.C, Okeke, O.C. and Amadi, D.C (2017). Hazardous Waste Management: A Review of the Principles and Methods. International Journal of Advanced Academic Research (IJAAR). Vol.3, issue 8, pp. 1-20
Ehuguo, N.N, Okeke, O.C and Akaolisa, C.C.Z (2017). Geotechnical Properties of Lateritic Soils, derived from Various Geologic Formations in Okigwe Area, Southeastern Nigeria. FUTO Journal Series, Vol.3, issue 2, pp. 178-189
Iwuoha, P.O, Eberendu, I.K, Okeke, O.C and Amadikwa, L.O (2018). Evaluation of Consolidation Characteristics of Clayey Soils derived from Imo Shale in Parts of Southeastern Nigeria Accepted for Publication in International Journal of Advanced Academic Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (IJARSET).