Federal University of Technology,
Owerri

History

In pursuance of the overall philosophy of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, the Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering is designed to produce undergraduates who will give a positive thrust to the technological development of Nigeria in the area of Polymer Science and Engineering Technology. Additionally, they are groomed in such a manner that they will be able to effectively function in the society within the context of the needs and resources of the society as well as emphasizing the need to be innovative in a competitive world. The philosophy of the department therefore has a strategy of human resource development with broader goals of contributing to the economic development and growth of the Nation.

Accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in 2005 and also by Council for the Regulation of Engineering profession in Nigeria (COREN) in 2008. The Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering is concerned with the Science, Technology and Engineering of materials formed from large molecules. The programme is linked with two primary industries namely, textile and polymer/plastic processing industries.

Vision

The Department is dedicated to providing the global society with leadership technology for a broad base of commercially viable polymer/textile related materials, processes and products.

Mission

Dedicated to producing high quality graduates equipped to make significant contributions to the quality of life in Africa and all over the world by their contributions to the Engineering profession.

Objectives

  • Training of engineers who will be capable of meeting the changes of the Nigerian Petrochemical Industries as well as those of the general Nigerian Socio-economic sectors.
  • The inculcation of the basic principles and skills underlying the planning, designing, operating, managing or in fact, maintaining the respective industrial outfits in the oil and gas industries, agro-based, and solid mineral resources as well as the environment.

Achievements

The Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering has been recording successes in all field of academic activities. Being until recently, the only Department in Nigerian Universities awarding B.Eng. degree in Polymer and Textile Engineering, the Department has been turning into the labour market, skilled men and women capable of concepting, designing, construction, and management of complete systems of labour, machinery, and processes for the most efficient production of plastics, elastomers, fibres, textiles, paints, films, etc.

Quite a number of our academic staff is involved in research activities in the areas of composites, extenders, paints, etc, and the research efforts have led to publications in reputable scientific journals, both locally and internationally.

The department has participated in a number of intellectual products exhibition where it worn laurels, and items exhibited included locally fabricated functional film extrusion machine, polymeric film recycling machine, etc.

To boost its research activities, the Department has acquired glove knitting and weaving machines, bottle blowing machine, laboratory dyeing machine, etc.

The Department has been consistent in graduating students with M.Sc (Polymer Science and Engineering/ Textile Science and Engineering), and Ph.D (Polymer/Textile Engineering). Our Postgraduate Students have been taken up responsibility posts as lecturers/researchers in institutions of higher learning in the country.

Part 1 (100 level)

Ist Semester

Elementary Mathematics I (MTH 101, 4 unit) more details

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Number systems. Indices. Surds and logarithms. Polynomials. Reminder and factor theorems. Polynomial equations. Rational functions. Partial fractions. Fields ordered fields. Inequalities. Mathematical induction. Permutation and combinations. Binomial theorem. Sequences and series. The Quadratic equation and functions. Relation between the roots and the coefficients. Complex numbers. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Argand diagram. De Movers theorem, nth root of complex numbers. Elementary set theory. Venn diagrams and applications. DeMorgan’s law. Trigonometry. Elementary properties of basic trigonometric functions. Additional formulae and basic identities. Sine and cosine formulae. Half angle formulae. Area of a triangle. Solution of trigonometric equations. Inverse trigonometric functions. Functions, concept and notation examples. Composition, exponential and logarithmic functions. Graphs and properties. Limit and continuity. Techniques for finding limits. The derivative calculation for first principles. Techniques of differentiation. Chain rule order derivatives. Mean value theorem. Applications. Indeterminate forms and L’hospital rule. Tayior and Machlaurin’s series. Curve sketching. Integration as reverse of differentiation, as area, as limit of finite sums. Definite integrals. Properties of definite integrals. Applications.

General Physics I (PHY 101, 4 unit) more details

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Mechanic: Space and time, units and dimension, vectors, kinematics, Newton’s Law, Galilean invariance, static and dynamics of particles, universal gravitation, work and potential energy, conversion of energy and momentum, rigid bodies, fluid mechanics, thermal physics, thermal properties, including elementary thermodynamics and kinetic theory.

General Chemistry I (CHM 101, 4 unit) more details

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Atomic structure and the periodic classification of the elements; ionic and covalent bonding including the effect of dipole-dipole interacting on physical properties. Redox reactions and the concept of oxidation numbers; introduction to gas Kinetics; introduction to nuclear chemistry. Solids and lattices structure; acid-base reactions; general principles of extraction metals.

Workshop Practice I (ENG 101, 1 unit) more details

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Use of engineering measuring instruments e.g. callipers, gauges, etc. introduction to hand tools e.g. practice in wood planners. Sanders and pattern making; sampling and sizing techniques, raw materials.

Sheet-metal work: Production of sheet metal products layout, cutting and shaping, gas welding, sold erring, brazing and fasting assembly.

Wood work: Basic wood working principles and tools, layout methods, cutting and evaluation, finished projects.

Engineering Drawing I (ENG 103, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction to the use of drawing/ drafting instruments. Descriptive geometry and geometric construction. Drawing, measuring, lettering and dimension objects in various positions. Principles of orthographic projections in the first angle.

GST 101 Use of English I (GST 101, 2 unit) more details

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Library orientation, aids through dictionary practice, vocabulary development techniques, reading and comprehension techniques, listening and note-taking techniques- outline and summarizing dealing with examination questions.

Humanities (GST 103, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction to the humanities definition and rationale. Role of literature in the humanities aspects of thee contemporary African Novels, significant examples of African/ Western poetry; dynamic art-role and relevance in modern Nigeria with practical demonstration/ performances. Role of philosophy in the humanities, man and his quest for certainty, materialism, idealism; the meaning and significance of selected concepts- freedom, responsibility, obligation, the good life, art beauty; values –relative and non relative; inductive arguments and scientific reasoning. Exposure of African History – its role and the meaning of life- past, present and future.

Biology (BIO 103, 3 unit) more details

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General classification of animal and plants; experimental morphology; classical genetics – Mandelism; molecular basis of heredity; mutation and natural selection; ecology and population dynamics; bio-engineering

2nd Semester

Elementary Mathematics II (MTH 102, 4 unit) more details

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Transcendental functions. Hyperbolic functions, inverse functions. Logarithmic differentiation. Methods of integration. Integration rational functions. Integration by parts. Improper integrals. Applications. Areas and volumes. Centers of mass. Ordinary differential equations. First order linear equation, second order homogenous equations with constant coefficients. Applications. Plane analysis geometry. Rectangular Cartesian coordinates. Distance between two points. The straight line loci. The circle, parabola, elipse and hyperbola. Second degree curves. Plane polar coordinates vectors. Vector functions and their derivatives. Velocity and acceleration. Matrix algebra. Addition and multiplication. Transpose. Determinants, inverse of non singular matrices. Cramer’s rule and application to the solution of linear equations. (Examples should be limited to m x n matrices where m 3, n 3). Transformation of the plane. Translation, reflection, rotation. Enlargement, shear composition of transformation. invariant points and lines.

General Physics II (PHY 102, 4 unit) more details

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Electricity and magnetism, Electrostatics; conductors, currents; dielectrics; magnetic field and induction; Maxwel’ls equations ; electromagnetic oscillations and waves. Geometrical optics; Geometrical methods applied to the optics of mirrows, lenses and prisms.

General Chemistry II (CHM 102, 4 unit) more details

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Physical and chemical equilibrium, elementary electro-chemistry and chemical kinetics; Survey of reactions of functions group in alphabetical and aromatic compounds. Concept of hybrid bonds . Alkenes, alkynes, reactions of carbon –carbon multiple bonds; elimination and substitution reactions of alcohol and alkyl halides; addition and elimination reactions in benzene; hydroxyl groups and carbonyl compound, organic acid bases and derivatives.

Workshop Practice II (ENG 102, 1 unit) more details

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Industrial safety: Behaviour analysis safety consciousness. Survey of sources of common accidents. Accident prevention and control. Machine-shop work: Lathe work: instruction of metal working process. Shaping, milling, grinding, drilling and metal spinning etc. Design of simple jigs and fixtures. Automobile diagnosis and repairs. Electrical workshop practice: Convention and application of colours, codes and signs etc. Use of the tools, machines and conductors.

Engineering Drawing II (ENG 104, 1 unit) more details

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Isometric projection. Freehand and guided sketching. Sectioning conventional practice, conic sections and development. Methods of reading and reproducing drawings, graphs and charts. Interpretation of solids.

Use of English II (GST 102, 2 unit) more details

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Second stage library work with emphasis on effective search techniques, paragraph development, easy writing principles and practice, term-paper writing, technical report business letter writing, grammar and mechanics review, referencing and documentation.

Social Sciences I (GST 108, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction: The nature and scope of politics and economics. Definition and basic concepts in economics and political science. Nigeria’s public sector. The political set up in Nigeria. The civil service structure: Public investment and economic infrastructure. The economic role of government. Government expenditure and revenues, fiscal federalism and revenue allocation. Nigeria’s private sector: The financial system in Nigeria. The role of the agricultural sector in the development process. The industrial sector and public investment in Nigeria. Human resources development and utilization in Nigeria, national development planning- problems and prospects, aspects of economic and technological dualism. Political and economic future of Nigeria. A global perspective of economics, economic systems and development of nations’ economies. International trade and economic development: Balance of payments, commercial policies of Nigeria and other developing countries. Economic integration; state and structure of economy of ECOWAS countries; the EGA and economic cooperation in Africa. Foreign aid and investments: The international corporation, technological transfer and technological independence. Global inter-dependence and the New International Economic Order. World economic crisis- energy and OPEC, food storage and armaments.

Science, Technology & Society (GST 110, 1 unit) more details

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The scientific evolution of man – science and need for science, history of science, classifications, modern scientific methods; science and man’s environment; terrestrial and cosmic life; harnessing science – climate and vegetation. Production, processing conversion, distribution: energy resources: solar thermal nuclear energy- fossil fuels, estimates of energy reserves in Nigeria. Key revolutions in technology: technology, electronics and computer technology, robotics and cybernetics, everyday applications: technology history of technological evolution/ practice in Nigeria, role of technology in the national economy. Education for technology – past, present and future; constraints in the utilization of new technological products – reliability quality control, cost effectiveness, politics and environment; effect of mechanization, consumerism; social implications of scientific advances – science in the civilization of man, science and culture; society- social implications of scientific implications of scientific advances e.g population explosion, environmental pollution; social implication of technological research and advances: e.g displacement of man by machines, space travel threat of nuclear and neutron war, genetic research, energy crisis, ethics in technology; ethics, professionalism, legal aspects.

Part 2 (200 level)

Ist Semester

Elementary Differential Equation I (MTH 203, 3 unit) more details

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Introduction to Statistics and Probability (MTH 211, 3 unit) more details

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Engineering Drawing III (ENG 203, 1 unit) more details

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Computer and Application I (CSC 201, 4 unit) more details

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Social Science II (GST 201, 1 unit) more details

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Workshop Practice III (ENG 201, 1 unit) more details

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Introduction to Engineering Materials 1 (ENG 207, 2 unit) more details

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Engineering Thermodynamics I (ENG 209, 3 unit) more details

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Engineering Mechanics 1, Statistics (Eng 213, 2 unit) more details

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Engineering in society (ENG 217, 1 unit) more details

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2nd Semester

Mathematical methods II (MTH 202, 3 unit) more details

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Workshop Practice IV (ENG 206, 1 unit) more details

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Introductions to Engineering Materials 11 (ENG 208, 2 unit) more details

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Engineering Economy (ENG 212, 2 unit) more details

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Computer programming for Engineering Application (ENG 214, 2 unit) more details

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Engineering mechanics 11, dynamics (ENG 224, 2 unit) more details

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Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ENG 226, 3 unit) more details

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Introduction to Polymer and Textile Engineering (PTE 202, 3 unit) more details

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Organic Chemistry I (CHM 204, 3 unit) more details

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Second year Long Vacation SIWES (SIW 200, 2 unit) more details

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Part 3 (300 level)

Ist Semester

Industrial Studies I (ENG 301, 2 unit) more details

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Strength of Materials I (ENG 305, 3 unit) more details

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Engineering Mathematics (ENG 307, 3 unit) more details

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Fluid Mechanics (ENG 309, 3 unit) more details

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Machine Design (ENG 311, 2 unit) more details

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Engineering Writing and Presentation (ENG 317, 2 unit) more details

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Polymer Chemistry (PTE 301, 2 unit) more details

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Polymer Physics (PTE 303, 2 unit) more details

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Yarn manufacture (PTE 307, 2 unit) more details

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2nd Semester

Heat Mass Transfer (ENG 304, 4 unit) more details

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Engineering Mathematics 11 (ENG 308, 3 unit) more details

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Industrial Studies II (ENG 314, 2 unit) more details

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Chemistry of Elastomers (PTE 302, 2 unit) more details

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Weaving Technology (PTE 308, 2 unit) more details

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Polymer Processing Engineering Technology 1 (PTE 310, 2 unit) more details

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Man Made Fibre Production (PTE 314, 2 unit) more details

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Chemical Processing of Textiles (PTE 316, 2 unit) more details

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Analysis and Testing of Polymerics and Textile (PTE 322, 2 unit) more details

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Third year Long Vacation SIWES (SIW 300, 2 unit) more details

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Part 4 (400 level)

Ist Semester

Engineering Management and Law (ENG 405, 2 unit) more details

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Polymer Processing Engineering Technology II (PTE 401, 3 unit) more details

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Quality Control in Polymer and Textile Industry (PTE 403, 3 unit) more details

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Engineering Properties of Bulk Polymers (PTE 405, 2 unit) more details

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Non woven fabric Technology (PTE 407, 2 unit) more details

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Knitting Technology (PTE 409, 3 unit) more details

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Polymer Rheology I (PTE 411, 3 unit) more details

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PVC Technology (PTE 413, 3 unit) more details

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2nd Semester

Fourth year SIWES (SIW 400, 4 unit) more details

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Fourth year Long Vacation SIWES (SIW 401, 2 unit) more details

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Part 5 (500 level)

Ist Semester

Polymer Science 11 (PTE 501, 3 unit) more details

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Polymer Rheology II (PTE 503, 2 unit) more details

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Engineering Technology of Elastomers (PTE 507, 3 unit) more details

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Complex Textile and Design (PTE 509, 3 unit) more details

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Seminar (PTE 513, 1 unit) more details

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Project 1 (PTE 515, 3 unit) more details

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Elective I (3 unit) more details

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2nd Semester

Polymer Processing Engineering Technology IV (PTE 502, 3 unit) more details

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Modern Yarn Production (PTE 504, 3 unit) more details

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Theory of Colouration and Finishing of Textiles (PTE 506, 3 unit) more details

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Theory of Textile Structures (PTE 512, 2 unit) more details

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Project II (PTE 516, 3 unit) more details

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Polymer Reactions and Degradation (PTE 534, 1 unit) more details

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Elective II (3 unit) more details

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Electives

Glass Technology (PTE 525, 3 unit) more details

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Polymer Processing Engineering Technology III (PTE 521, 3 unit) more details

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Adhesive and Coating Engineering (PTE 522, 3 unit) more details

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Pulp and Paper Technology (PTE 523, 3 unit) more details

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Colour Technology (PTE 524, 3 unit) more details

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Polymer in Medicine and Specialty uses (PTE 526, 3 unit) more details

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Foam Technology (PTE 529, 3 unit) more details

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Injection Mouldings (PTE 527, 3 unit) more details

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Recycling (PTE 530, unit) more details

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Advanced Composites (PTE 531, unit) more details

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Design (PTE 532, 3 unit) more details

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Conducting Polymers (PTE 533, 3 unit) more details

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Master Part 1 (100 level)

Ist Semester

2nd Semester

Master Part 2 (200 level)

Ist Semester

2nd Semester

Ph.D Part 1 (100 level)

Ist Semester

2nd Semester

Ph.D Part 2 (200 level)

Ist Semester

2nd Semester

Dr. Isaac Ogbennaya Igwe

Lecturer

Contact Information

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • University of Maiduguri, Nigeria (B.Sc. Hons., Chemistry, First Class, 1971)
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka (M.Sc. Polymer Chemistry, 1989)
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria (Ph.D., Polymer & Textile Engineering, 2000)

Awards

  • Received a Merit certificate in the Mock WASC Examination of National High School, Aro-Ndizuogu, 1977.
  • Was awarded a PRIZE for being the best graduating student, Faculty of Science, University of Maidugiri, 1982 / 83 academic session.
  • Invited by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London to write a Chapter on their proposed Natural Rubber Handbook , Vol. 1 (2012)

Research Interests

  • Coatings, Polymer Composites, Diffusion processes in polymers, Corrosion inhibitors.

Other Experience

  • Rapporteur, Technical Session, 17th Annual Technical Conference of the Polymer Institute of Nigeria, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria (Nov. 23 – 24, 2006)
  • Academic reviewer to a number of reputable journal publishers
  • Department of Polymer & Textile Engineering Co-ordinator of Centre for Continuing Education Programme, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
  • Member, Department of Polymer & Textile Engineering Committees on equipment / laboratory, appointments, consultancy services, and strategic planning.
  • Member, School of Engineering & Engineering Technology, Planning Committee

Profile

Dr. Isaac Ogbennaya Igwe was born in December 31, 1960. He attended St. Andrew’s Catholic School, Umuma Isiaku, Ideato South LGA, Imo State, Nigeria, and St. John’s Catholic School, Umuobom, Ideato South LGA, Imo State, Nigeria for his primary education. He passed the First School Leaving Certificate Examination with Distinction in 1971. Dr. Igwe attended National High School, Aro-Ndizuogu, Ideato North LGA, Imo State, Nigeria for his Secondary education where he passed the West African School Certificate Examination of 1977 in Division one.

Publication

  • J. A. Ibemesi and I. O. Igwe, “Anomalous Viscosity Behaviour of Fatty Acid Esters in Solutions”, J. Am. Oil Chemist’s Soc. 168(3), 147 – 152 (1991).
  • I. O. Igwe and O. Ogbobe, “Studies on the Properties of Polyesters and Polyester Blends of Selected Vegetable Oils.”, J. Appl. Polym, Sci. 75, 1441 – 1446 (2000).
  • I. O. Igwe and O. Ogbobe, “Studies on the Alcoholysis of Some Seed Oils.” - J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 78, 1826 – 1832 (2000).
  • Isaac O. Igwe, “The Effects of Temperature on the Viscosity of Vegetable Oils in Solution.” – Industrial Crops and Products 19, 185 – 190 (2004).
  • Isaac O. Igwe, Chinomso Ewulonu and Ifeoma Igboanugo,“Studies on the Diffusion Characteristics of Some Aromatic Solvents into Polypropylene Film.”, J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 102 (2), 1985 – 1989 (2006).

Engr. Dr Innocent Chimezie Madufor

Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Academic/Professional Qualifications:BSc. Tech (1989) Polymer and Textile Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • M.Sc. (1992), Polymer Science and Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Ph.D (2007), Polymer Science, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Honors

  • Federal Government Scholarship for M.Sc., 1992
  • FUTO Study Fellowship for PhD, 2007

Research Interests

  • Structure-processing-property relationships, cross-linking, crystallization, mechanical and electrical behaviour of filled and unfilled polymer systems.
  • Melt rheology and its application in extrusion, injection moulding, rubber toughening of thermoplastics, alloying and compatibility of polymers.
  • Effect of environment on the mechanical properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
  • Studies on failure analysis and stabilization of polymers.
  • Physical testing and chemical analysis of Textile materials.
  • The effect of flame- retardants and environment on the thermal behaviour and mechanical properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics.
  • Waste Managements of drilling mud

Other Experience

  • Asst. Lect.(1993), Lecturer II (1995), Lecturer 1 (1999), Senior Lecturer. (2007)Federal University of Technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering.
  • Fablon Ind. Ltd, Ilupeju Ind. Estate, Lagos, August-October, 1986, during IT programme.
  • NBC Plc, Mobil Rd, Lagos. Sept.-Nov., 1987 during IT programme.

Profile

Innocent Chimezie Madufor is a registered Engineer and Senior Lecturer in Polymer and Textile Engineering Department. He has several publications and has attended and presented papers at professional conferences. He was Head of Department, Polymer and Textile Engineering, FUTO, 2008-2012. Madufor enjoys reading and football. He is married with six children. He is a member of many professional bodies.

Publication

  • Oyoh, K.B., Madufor, I.C. The Effect of High Density Polyethylene on the Heat Sealing Properties of Linear Low Density Polyethylene: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 1. No. 2, 2008 p. 203-208.
  • Madufor, I.C. Effect of Filler Blend Composition on Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 2. No. 1, 2009 p. 21-26.
  • Madufor, I.C. Influence of Low Density Polyethylene on the mechanical properties of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Tubular films: Global Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 3. No. 2, 2010 p. 295-300.
  • Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C.: Influence of Temperature on the transport behaviour of aromatic solvents through calcite-filled low density polyethylene composites: Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (JOTEN), Vol. 15, No, 1, 2010, p68-71.
  • Arukalam, I.O and Madufor I.C.: Effect of filler loading on the moleculsr movement of benzene and toluene through calcite-filled low density polyethylene composites: Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (JOTEN), Vol. 15, No,2, 2010, p24-28

Engr. NNAMDI CHIBUIKE

Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA 1994 – 1999 B.Eng. (Polymer & Textile Engineering) Second Class Honours (Upper Division)
  • THE POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL,FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA 2002 – 2006 M.Sc. (Polymer Science & Engineering)
  • UNIV. OF AVEIRO, PORTUGAL, AALBORG UNIVERSITY, DENMARK, & TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG-HABORG, GERMANY 2008 - 2010 ERASMUS MUNDUS JOINT EUROPEAN MASTERS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE (EMMS)
  • POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL, FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI (Coursework)DOCTORAL SCHOOL, AALBORG UNIVERSITET, DENMARK (Research) 2010 - 2013 Ph.D. Polymer Science (In view)

Honors

  • Chief Francis Arthur Nzeribe Educational Foundation for exceptional students: 1986 – 1991
  • European ERASMUS MUNDUS Scholarship, Joint European Masters in Material Science (EMMS) 2008 - 2010.

Other Experience

  • Graduate Assistant Department of Polymer & Textile Engineering, School of Engineering & Engineering Tech., Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. January, 2002 – November, 2006.
  • Assistant Lecturer Department of Polymer & Textile Engineering, School of Engineering & Engineering Tech., Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. November, 2006 – 2008
  • Lecturer II Dept. of Polymer Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526, Owerri, NIGERIA
  • Lecturer I Dept. of Polymer Engineering, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526, Owerri, NIGERIA

Profile

Innocent Chimezie Madufor is a registered Engineer and Senior Lecturer in Polymer and Textile Engineering Department. He has several publications and has attended and presented papers at professional conferences. He was Head of Department, Polymer and Textile Engineering, FUTO, 2008-2012. Madufor enjoys reading and football. He is married with six children. He is a member of many professional bodies.

Publication

  • ENYIEGBULAM, M. E., IHEATURU, N. C., “Effect of Spent Oil Base Drilling Mud (SOBM) Solids on the Mechanical Properties of Filled UPR Composites”, Journal of Polymer Engineering, Freund Publishing House, Tel Aviv, Israel, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2007, Pp 149 - 163.
  • NNAMDI CHIBUIKE IHEATURU, JENS CHRISTIAN RAUHE, FLORINDA MENDES DA COSTA, INNOCENT CHIMEZIE MADUFOR, COLLINS NOBERT UGOCHUKWU, & DAMIAN OBIOMA DIKE, “Raw Materials for Renewable energy supply in Nigeria: A Case for the Utilization of Spent Oil Base Drilling Mud (SOBM) Filler in Wind Turbine Blades”. AppliedSignals Reports, Vol. 1, No. 3, May 2011, p1-18. Available online: http://www.appliedsignals.net/#/research-and-publications/4549883747
  • NNAMDI CHIBUIKE IHEATURU, PYRZ RYZAARD, INNOCENT CHIMEZIE MADUFOR, JENS CHR. M. RAUHE, ROTIMI EMMANUEL SADIKU, DAMIAN OBIOMA DIKE, ETEKAMBA OKON WILLIE, “Polymer Process Technologies for Wind Turbines: Prospects for Energy Efficiency and Improved Energy Generation in Nigeria”, AppliedSignals Reports, Vol. 1, No. 4, October 2011, p1-22. Available online: http://www.appliedsignals.net/#/research-and-publications/4549883747
  • ENYIEGBULAM, M. E., NWOBODO, C. S., IHEATURU, N. C., Physiochemical Properties of Calcined Spent Oil Base Drilling Mud (SOBM) Solids, Journal of High Temperature Materials and Processes, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials (IMDRAM), Tohoku University, Japan, Received for publication, October 2007.
  • NNAMDI CHIBUIKE IHEATURU, PAULO SERGIO DE BRITO ANDRE, Physical Characterization of Planar Optical Waveguides, AppliedSignals Reports, Vol. 2, No. 1, June 2012, p1-9. Available online: http://www.appliedsignals.net/#/research-and-publications/4549883747

Prof Anthony Ekekwe Iheonye

Senior Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Higher National Diploma (HND), Textile Tech.1978
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PG.D), Textile Industries 1979
  • Ph.D. in Textile/Polymer Industries 1982

Honors Award

  • Afprint Nig. Plc. – In-Service Scholarship Award for ONDin Textile Technology.1972 -1974
  • Nigeria Federal Govt. Undergraduate Scholarship Award--1976 - 1979
  • Nigeria Federal Govt. Postgraduate Scholarship Award----1979 - 1982
  • British Council Award for Academic Excellence 1980 - 1982

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Production of dyes and insoluble colorants from local raw materials.
  • Re-cycling of waste polymer materials in the production of adhesives.
  • Production of caustic potash from palm fruit bunch.
  • Colour up-take of printed fabrics and other polymerics.
  • Evaluation and assessment of colour fastness for dyed fabrics.

Experiences

  • UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, U.K. (1979-1982)Research Demonstrator to the Cloth-Workers and Patrons of the Department of Textile Industries – May1979 - May 1982.
  • Departmental Research Assistant in the Department of Textile Industries - Sept.1981 - Dec. 1982.
  • Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Lecturer Il Oct. ’83 - Sept.86
  • Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.Lecturer I Oct.’86 – Sept.’92
  • Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Snr. Lecturer Oct.’92 – Sept.2003
  • ABIA STATE UNIVERS ITY,UTURU Part-time lecturer at the ABIA STATE. Department of Industrial Chemistry, 1987-1989.
  • NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY External Examiner, Dept. of AWKA- ANAMBRA STATE. Pure and Industrial Chemistry.2001-2004

Other Experiences

  • Students Academic Adviser 1983-date.
  • Member, University Admission committee 1996-2001
  • Member, students welfare committee 1983-date
  • Departmental Exams. Officer. 1984-1990
  • Member, SEET planning committee 1996- date

Publication

  • A.E. Iheonye: - The Relevance of print paste and its effect on fabric appearance –Journal of Creative Arts Vol.1 No.2 ;( Dec.2000) pp 115-124.
  • A.E. Iheonye: - Effect of caustic soda concentration on the “TACK” of cassava starch adhesive. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria; Vol. 5 (2000) pp 97-101.
  • A.E. Iheonye: - Effect of squeegee diameter on the colour yield of screen printed fabrics. Alvana Journal of Science Vol. 1 No. 3. (2000) pp 75-78.
  • A.E. Iheonye: - Effect of print paste viscosity on the Reflectance and paste up-take of printed fabrics.—Global Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 3, No.1 (2000) pp78-86.
  • A.E. Iheonye: - Effect of squeegee pressure variation on the colour yield of textile printed fabrics.—Alvana Journal of Science Vol.1 No. 4 (2000)pp23-29.

OBIDIEGWU MARTIN UZODINMA

Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Federal University of Technology, B.Eng. (Polymer & Textile 1991-1997 Owerri Engineering)
  • Federal University of Technology, M.Sc. (Polymer Science 1999-2001 Owerri & Engineering)
  • Federal University of Technology, Ph.D (Polymer Science Nov.2011 Owerri & Engineering)

Experiences

  • Lecturer 1 (SP.1588) 2002 Till dateDepartment of Polymer & Textile Engineering Federal University of Technology P. M. B. 1526. Owerri
  • National Youth Service (Sokoto State)1 year, 1998
  • Aba Textile Mill (Industrial training) 6 months, 1996
  • Standard Polyplastic Industry, Umuahia 3 months, 1993(Industrial training)

Profile

SEX: MALE
PLACE OF BIRTH: UMUAHIA
STATE OF ORIGIN: ANAMBRA
L. G. A.: IHIALA
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED
RELIGION: CHRISTIANITY

Publication

  • Arukalam, I. O.,Obidiegwu, M. U. (2011), “The inhibition of Aluminum corrosion in Hydrochloric acid solution by Hydroxyethylcellulose”, Academic Research International, Vol 1,No. 3, pp. 484-491
  • Nwanonenyi, S. C., Obidiegwu, M. U.(2012), “Analysis of Mechanical Properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Rice-Husk Composite using Micro Mathematical Model Equations”, IOSR Journal of Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 3 pp. 399-407
  • Obidiegwu, M. U.(2012), “ Flammability Properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Wood Fibre Composites”, IOSR Journal of Engineering. Vol. 2 Issue 4 pp.777-780.
  • Obidiegwu. M. U.,Madufor, I.C.,Iheaturu,N.C.,Nwosu, C T.(2012), “Comparing the Mechanical and Flammability properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Kola Nitida and Low Density Polyethylene/Alstonia Boonei Composites”, Applied signals Reports. Vol 1 No. 5,pp. 1-13
  • Obidiegwu, M. U., Ogbobe, O.(2012), “Mechanical and Flammability Properties of Low Density Polyethylene/Kola Nitida Wood Fibre Composites”, Academic Research International. Vol. 2, No.3,pp. 230-238

HENRY CHINEDU OBASI

Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • 1993 – 1998 Bachelor of Engineering, Polymer and Textile Engineering Synthesis and causes of failure of polyvinyl acetate based emulsion paint. Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
  • 2005 – 2007 M.Sc., Polymer Science and Engineering Thesis Title: Studies on the mechanical and transport properties of natural rubber (NR)/Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) blends Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

Research Interest

  • Diffusion characteristics of toluene into natural rubber/linear low density polyethylene blends.
  • Studies on biodegradability and mechanical properties of high density polyethylene /corncob flour based composites.

Experiences

  • 2008 Onwards Lecturer, Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering Teaching of the undergraduate students/research activities Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Nigeria.
  • 2005 – 2007 Graduate Assistantship Carrying out of research and laboratory activities Organizing and running Seminar programmes for undergraduates Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Nigeria.
  • 2000 – 2005 Independent Consultant Evaluation of Nigerian youth training support measures for national agencies and young people. Organizing and running workshops on non-formal education for women empowerment.

Publication

Genevive Chinyere Onuegbu

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Federal University Of Technology \ B.Eng. Polymer and Textile Owerri (1995-2000) Engineering
  • Federal University of TechnologyM.Sc. (Polymer Science and Owerri (2002-2008 Engineering)
  • Federal University of Technology PhD (in –view)

Experiences

  • Department of Polymer Technology,Federal Polytechnic, Auchi.2001-2002 NYSC Instructor; Teaching and Research, Supervision of Polymer Laboratory Work
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State. 2007 Assistant Lecturer

Publication

  • 2010. Onuegbu G.C. & Igwe I.O. Effect of Filler Particle Sizes and filler Contents on the Mechanical Properties of Polypropylene Composite, Material science Journal.
  • 2012.Onuegbu G.C. & Madufor I.C. The Effect of Filler Particle Sizes on the Mechanical Properties of Maize Tassel Filled High Density Polyethylene, International Research Journal in Engineering Science and Technology.
  • 2012.Onuegbu G.C. and Madufor I.C. Effect of Filler Loadings on the End- use Properties of Maize Tassel Filled High Density Polyethylene, International Research Journal in Engineering Science and Technology.
  • 2012.Onuegbu G.C., Madufor I.C. & Ogbobe O. Maleated Polyethylene Compatibilizer on some Mechanical Properties of Kola nut Filled LDPE, Academic Research International.
  • 2012. Igwe I.O. & Onuegbu G.C. Studies on Properties of Egg Shell and Fish Bone Powder Filled Propylene, American Journal of Polymer Science.

Eze Innocent Ochiagha

Assistant Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Federal University Of Technology, B.Eng. Polymer and Textile Owerri (1999-2004) Engineering
  • Federal University of Technology M.Sc. (Polymer Science andOwerri (2007-2010) Engineering)
  • Federal University of Technology Ph.D (in-view)Owerri (2010-Date)

Experiences

  • Community Resource centre on HIV/AIDS, Suite 5 Equity Plaza, Ahmadu Bello Way, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.2005-2006 NYSC Counsellor
  • Kumoni International Secondary School, Woji Estate, Port-Court, Rivers State. 2007-2007 Senior Chemistry Teacher.
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.2008-Date. Assistant Lecturer

Publication

NWANONENYI, SIMEON CHUKWUDOZIE

Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • Federal University of Technology Owerri- Imo State, 2004, Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng), Polymer & Textile Engineering, Second Class Honours Upper Division.
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri- Imo State, 2010, Master of Science (M.Sc), Polymer Science and Engineering.

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Polymer Composites; Compounding of Natural Fillers and Plastics.
  • Drilling fluids; Corrosion Control using Polymers
  • Diffusion and Sorption Characteristics of Polymers and their Blends in Solvents, etc.

Experiences

  • Lucuson Chemical Industry and Allied products, Onitsha: Three months exposure in Paint Production as Trainee Engineer on Industrial attachment [SIWES], July 2001 – Sept 2001.
  • Gasfa Chemical Industry Nig Ltd, Obosi: Six months industrial practice in Foam Production, as a Trainee Engineer on Industrial attachment [SIWES], (July 2002 – December 2002)
  • Government Secondary School, Kebbe, Sokoto State: One year Auxiliary Teacher of Introductory Technology and Mathematics during NYSC. (Sept 2004 – August 2005)
  • Gogo Chemical Industry and Allied Product Nig Ltd, Obosi: Production Engineer Personnel in the Foam Production. (Sept 2005 – February 2009)
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri: Graduate Assistant in Polymer and Textile Engineering Department (From March 2009 – August 2010)
  • Federal University of Technology, Owerri: Assistant Lecturer in Polymer and Textile Engineering Department (From August 2010 –Till date).

Other Experiences

  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers ( 26405
  • Member, Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN)

Publication

  • Effect of Rice-Husk on Some Mechanical and End-use Properties of Low density Polyethylene. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigerian (JOTEN). Vol 16 No 1. Pp. 102-108, 2011. Authors: Nwanonenyi, S.C and Ohanuzue, C.B.C
  • Diffusion and Sorption Properties of Benzene through Linear Low Density Polyethylene/Polypropylene Blends. Journal of Technology and Education in Nigerian (JOTEN). Vol 16. No 2, pp. 68-76, 2011. Author: Nwanonenyi, S.C
  • Biodegradable Polymer Drilling Mud prepared from Guinea Corn. Journal of Brewing and Distilling. Vol. 3 (1). PP 6-14, February, 2012. Author: C.O. Chike-Onyegbula, O. Ogbobe, and S.C Nwanonenyi.
  • Analysis of Mechanical Properties of Low density Polyethylene/ Rice Husk Composite using Micro Mathematical Model Equations. IOSR Journal of Engineering, Vol. 2(3) pp.399-407, March 2012. Authors; Nwanonenyi, S.C and Obidiegwu, M.U.
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INNOCENT OKECHI ARUKALAM

Lecturer

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Academic/Professional Qualification

  • B.Eng. (Polymer and Textile Engineering)(Second Class Honours Upper Division, 2.1) 2007
  • MSc. (Polymer Science and Engineering)Federal University of Technology, Owerri 2010
  • 2010 till date PhD. Polymer Science (in view)Federal University of Technology, Owerri

Research Interests

  • Applications of Polymer Materials
  • Polymer Materials Characterization

Experiences

  • 2009 till date Academic Staff, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • June 2008-Feb. 2009 Mathematics and Physics Teacher, Anna Memorial Comprehensive Secondary School, Ihitte Isi Mbieri, Mbaitoli, LGA, Imo State.
  • March 2007-Feb. 2008 Mathematics Teacher (NYSC), Government Day Secondary School Gummi, Zamfara State.

Profile

Date of Birth: 25th May, 1980
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Christianity
State/Nationality: Imo/Nigeria

Publication

  • I.O. Arukalam and I.C. Madufor, (2010), “Influence of Temperature on the Transport behaviour of Aromatic Solvents through Calcite-Filled Low Density Polyethylene Composites” Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (www.ajol.info/journals/joten), Vol.15, No.1, 68-71.
  • I.O. Arukalam and I.C. Madufor, (2010), “Effect of Filler Loading on the Molecular Movement of benzene and Toluene through Calcite-Filled Low Density Polyethylene Composite” Journal of Technology and Education in Nigeria (www.ajol.info/journals/joten), Vol.15, No.2, 24-28
  • I.O. Arukalam and I.C. Madufor, (2011), “Effects of Filler Loading on Some Mechanical Properties of Calcite-Filled Low Density Polyethylenecomposites” International Journal of Academic Research, Vol.3 No. 5. Part I, 195-198.
  • I.O. Arukalam And I.C. Madufor, (2011), “The Influence of Penetrant Size on the Molecular Transport of Aromatic Solvents through Calcite-Filled Low Density Polyethylene Composites” International Journal of Academic Research, Vol.3 No. 5. Part I, 199-203.
  • I.O. Arukalam and I.C. Madufor, (2011), “Micromechanical Models for Analysis and Comparison with Low Some Mechanical Properties of Calcite-Filled Low Density Polyethylene” International Journal of Academic Research, Vol.3 No. 5. Part II, 379-383.