A staff of the Faculty of Engineering from the department of civil Engineering, Engr.John Chukwuma Okonkwo won the third position in the just concluded Inventors Award. A sum of two hundred thousand was presented to him courtesy of Zenith BAnk Plc. the said amount was presented having polled third overall best in the competion.
ADEQUATE WASTE MANAGEMENT ESSENTIAL TOWARDS ACHIEVING GREEN ECONOMY – UNIZIK VC, PROF. ESIMONE
The Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS has stated that it’s imperative that Waste Management which is a huge challenge to most Nigeria Society is tackled by all environmental stakeholders towards ensuring the goal of green economy is achieved.
The erudite Professor made this call during his welcome address on the occasion of the 2022 International Conference of the Faculty of Engineering holding at the University Auditorium.
Prof. Esimone stated that the theme of the conference, “Waste in Green Economy for Sustainable Development” is apt as it is quite apposite to twin environmental challenges confronting the global community such as burgeoning wastes, throwing up the challenge of efficient waste management and the adverse environmental impact of fossil fuels, prominent among which is climate change. Prof. Esimone opined that he is confident the conference would generate ideas and recommendations that could be useful in dealing with the twin challenge of waste management and clean energy generation.
In his address, the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Joseph Nwabanne said that the poorly managed waste has huge and costly impact on the health, the environment and the economy. Prof. Nwabanne emphasized that the development of industrial eceonomy inevitably involves the production of waste, in quantities the environment is incapable of assimilating and transforming naturally. The scholar harped on the need to embrace green economy which will improve human well-being and reduce inequalities over the long term, while not exposing future generation to significant environmental risks and ecological scarcities. He concluded by saying that the conference will inspire ideas and discussions around the ways to bring environment and economy into a positive relationship and thereby making green economy a pathway to sustainable development.
Highpoints of the occasion was the Keynote Address on the topic: “Current Municipal Waste Management Processes in Nigeria – Time bombs for us all” delivered by the CEO Boskel Nigeria Ltd, Dr. Chukwukeluo Bosah and award presentations by UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Faculty to Dr. Chukwukeluo Bosah (Keynote Speaker) for his outstanding contributions in waste conversion and reduction systems, Engr. Emeka Muoma Ezeh (Chairman of the occasion) for his administrative reforms in public procurement in Nigeria and Dr. Matthew Aneke (Lead Paper Presenter) for his contributions to waste-to-energy systems and low carbon technologies.
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING UNIZIK SET TO HOLD HER BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
By Ikenna Nwokedi, Ph.D
“The Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, is set to hold her biennial International Conference.
The upcoming 2022 International Conference which is expected to hold from Wednesday, 9th to Thursday, 10th February 2022 with the Conference Theme: “Waste in Green Economy for Sustainable Industrial Development”, will take place at the University Auditorium
The Keynote Speaker for the International Conference is the CEO, Boskel Nigeria Ltd, Engr. Dr. Chukwukeluo B. Chukwuogo, MFR, the event will be Chaired by the former Director General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and Former President, Nigeria Society of Engineers, Engr. Emeka Ezeh, OFR, while the Lead Speaker is a staff of OSL Consulting Engineers, United Kingdom, Engr. Dr. Matthew Aneke
Chief Host is UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS, FPSN, the host is the Dean, Prof. Joseph Nwabanne
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING UNIZIK SET FOR HER COREN ACCREDITATION
By Ikenna Nwokedi, Ph.D
The Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka is set to host it’s August visitors for the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) Accreditation exercise.
In a release and Internal Memorandum made available to the media with Reference No: NAU/FEG/006, dated January 20th 2022 and signed by the Dean of the Faculty, Engr. Prof. Joseph T. Nwabanne, the upcoming COREN accreditation is for seven Departments of the Faculty scheduled to hold from Tuesday, 1st to Saturday, 5th February 2022.
The seven Departments to be assessed by the COREN team are Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Polymer and Textile Engineering.
According to the Dean of the Faculty, all the members of staff are expected to play a crucial role towards the success of the accreditation exercise
The Vice Chancellor in an Internal memorandum dated 17th January, 2022 had appointed the following persons to be the new Head in the faculty of Engineering
Dept. of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering ( Ag.)- Dr. Edwin I. Umeaghulu
Dept. of Chemical Engineering( Ag.)- Dr. Victor I. Ogonnabo
Dept. of Civil Engineering- Dr.Celestine Akaolisa Ezeagu
Dept. of Electrical Engineering- Dr. Oseloka A. Ezechukwu
Dept. of Electronics and Computer Engineering Dr. Kenneth A. Akpado
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering(Ag.)- Dr. Jeremiah Lekwuwa Chukwuneke
Dept. of Metallurgical& Materials Engineering- Dr. Nkem E. Nwankwo
Dept. of Industrial Production Engineering- Dr. Moses Nwosu
Dept. of Polymer and Textile Engineering( Ag.)- Dr. S.R Odera.A
A hearty Congratulations to all of them and wish them the wisdom to pilot the affairs of their various departments to a higher height.
As the Faculty of Engineering International Conference which holds on 9th and 10th February, 2022 draws nearer, the submission of conference papers will elapse on 16th January, 2022.
You are therefore encouraged to submit papers for reviews and possible inclusion in the conference proceedings.
Prof C.O. Ohaneme
Technical Committee Chairman
Good day to every member of this great Engineering Family worldwide!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is to use this medium to notify the general public of the new date for the earlier postponed Faculty of Engineering Conference tagged ” Faculty of Engineering International Conference 2022″ with the theme Waste in Green Economy For Sustainable Industrial Development“.
Other details as regards conference sub themes, registration cost and others are contained in the attached flier.
You cant afford to miss this as it promise to be full of career life and impacting.
*DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION ENGINEERING PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO UNIZIK VICE-CHANCELLOR*
By Ikenna Nwokedi, PhD
The Department of Industrial and Production Engineering on Wednesday, 22nd December 2021, paid a courtesy visit to UNIZIK Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS. The visit to the Vice-Chancellor was to inform him about the contributions of the Alumni to the growth and development of the Department in line with the vision for ‘Project 200’.
The team led by the Head of Department, Engr. Dr. (Mrs) Chika Mgbemena in her remarks thanked the Vice-Chancellor for graciously approving and accepting the visit from the Department’s egghead and ranking teaching staff alongside the Alumnus of the Department and by extension the institution. Dr. Mgbemena revealed that the alumni recently donated 55 modern Collapsible seats to one of the classrooms in the Department which has been mounted and is now in use by students. Dr. Mgbemena also commended the Vice-Chancellor for the support to its staff and the department in ensuring that they returned successful in the NUC accreditation exercise.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Esimone appreciated the Alumni for the kind gesture saying that they have sowed a good seed which will bear forth good fruits. Prof. Esimone revealed that Universities are build by Alumni worldwide and their support is immense and highly appreciated. Esimone said that Government cannot do it all as regards funding the University with majority of the funding coming from TETFund, Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and support from public spirited individuals.
Prof. Esimone commended the think home philosophy stating that the gesture is well appreciated with management, Senate and Council showing so with a Letter of Commendation.
The Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka on Wednesday, 21st December 2021, held a maiden Departmental end of the year Get-Together and special send forth event for two of its retired staff members. The colourful event held at the PTDF Conference Hall of the Faculty witnessed the gathering of teaching and non-teaching staff of the Department who were on hand to eulogize and felicitate with Engr. Jeffrey Chris Ejindu Nwabueze and Chief Engr. Sunday Chinwuba Ekwuozor for their selfless and meritorious service to the Department, Faculty and institution.
In her address, the Head, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Engr. Dr. (Mrs) Chika Mgbemena stated that members of staff of the Department have worked hard and diligently throughout the year in ensuring that they achieve enormous feats such as attraction of funds for acquisition of modern adjustable seats in one of the Department’s classrooms, upgrading of classrooms with modern facilities such as stand-by Projectors and Air-Conditioners aimed at providing a conducive and learning environment for both staff and students.
Dr. Mgbemena posited that the Department revised the curriculum for the undergraduate programme already in use by the students as well as recorded immense success in the NUC accreditation in view of the COREN accreditation exercise. The scholar also opined that a departmental journal termed the ‘International Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering’ which is presently online and indexed in Google Scholar has been launched successfully. She revealed that as a way to enhance efficiency and encourage hardwork, it is giving out two brand new laptop computer sets to Exam and ICT units of the Department as well as productivity bonus to all staff members to celebrate the Department’s achievement in the year.
In his reaction, the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Engr. Prof. Joseph Nwabanne described the Department as the Department of the moment which is keying into the vision of ‘Project 200’ of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, FAS. The Dean ably represented by the Head, Department of Chemical Engineering, Associate Prof. Victor Ugonabo commended the HOD for her selfless service while praying for the department to ascend to greater heights. He also thanked the retirees for their meritorious service during the formative stages of the Department and by extension the Faculty.
One of the retirees, Engr. Jeffrey Nwabueze emphasized that the Department has come a long way as her achievement and developmental strides speak for itself, Nwabueze described Dr. Mgbemena as a goal getter whose innovation has aided the transformation of the Department. He urged the HOD and her entire team to sustain the tempo and ensure that they remain tops among others in the Faculty.
Highpoints of the occasion was presentation of gift items to Engr. Nwabueze and Engr. Ekwuozor performed by Prof. C.C. Ihueze and Engr. Dr. Stone Odera respectively with the former Dean of the Faculty, Engr. Prof. Harold Godwin presenting the laptop sets to the Exam Officer, Engr. Chukwumuanya and ICT Officer, Engr. Dr. (Mrs) Ifeyinwa Ogbodo while Engr. Dr. Charles Okpala did the vote of thanks. Also present at the occasion was the spouse of the HOD, Engr. Dr. Chinedu Mgbemena.