NWACHUKWU, OLAYINKA IBIWUMI

NWACHUKWU, OLAYINKA  IBIWUMI

SENIOR LECTURER

Biography

 A. PERSONAL DATA

Name:           NWACHUKWU, Olayinka Ibiwumi

Nationality:    Nigerian
Date of Assumption of Duty in MOUAU:    October 15, 2001

Status on 1st Appointment:               Lecturer II

Present Status:           Senior Lecturer

Date of last promotion:         October 1, 2010

B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

1. Educational Institutions Attended (with dates):

INSTITUTION                                                                                DATES           

University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom                          2004 –2007    

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria                                 1985 –1988

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria                                 1978 – 1983

 

2. Academic/Professional Qualification (with dates):

- Ph. D Soil Science, 2007

- MSc. Soil Science, 1988

- B. Agric., 1983

3. Certificate Courses:

Diploma in Computer and Statistical Packages, Federal Polytechnic Bida, 2000

 

C. AWARDS / PRIZES RECEIVED

    Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship, United Kingdom. January 2004 to April 2007
    Winner, student paper competition for the Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, USA. May, 2007
    TETFUND Overseas Training grant, April – July, 2012
    Kirkhouse Trust (UK) Travel grant 2012
    West African Rice Development Association (WARDA) award for outstanding performance at the Training on Statistical Analysis for Agricultural Research, ICRISAT Sahelian Centre, Niamey, Niger Republic, January, 1992

 

D. WORK EXPERIENCE

    Senior Lecturer, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2010- date
    Lecturer I, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2007 – 2010
    Lecturer II, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 2001- 2007
    Lecturer, Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Nigeria. June 1995 – September 2001
    Research Officer I, National Cereals Research Institute, Badeggi, Nigeria. February 1990 – May 1995
    Junior Research Fellow, Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Ibadan, Nigeria, September 1988 – January, 1990

 

Teaching and Research activities

i.                    Teaching

Teaching of courses in soil pollution; soil fertility and plant nutrition at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and the supervision of student projects

 

ii.                  Research

Completed Research

    Impact of industrial wastes on soil and the environment in Abia State
    Effect of seasonal stage on variations in nutrient levels in soils under three land use types
    Heavy metal and PAH contaminant deposits in saltmarshes along the River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland
    Remediation of heavy metal contaminated soils, soil acidity impacts on oilseed crops, micronutrient requirements of tomato and sugarcane
    Impact of erosion on physical and chemical soil properties in Abia State, Nigeria

 

On- going Research

    Effect of tin mining activities on soil properties and heavy metal levels in soils and crops in host communities in Ebonyi State
    Bio remediation of tin mine impacted soils using indigenous fungi

 

 

E. Other Academic/Research experience

·         Visiting scientist, Scottish Universities Environmental Research Center, United Kingdom, April – July, 2012

·         Associate Editor, Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 2014 to date

·         Examination Officer, Department of Soil Science and Meteorology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. September 2008 till March 2012

 

 

F. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

·         Ag. Head of Department, Department of Soil Science and Meteorology, December 2012 to date

·         CCSS College Rep in Senate, January 2017 - date

·         Curriculum development for undergraduate and postgraduate diploma courses

·         Development and production of a laboratory manual for soil and plant analyses in the department of Soil Science and Meteorology, MOUAU

 

G. MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES

·         Chairman, Departmental Committee on Institutional accreditation, 2012

·         Chairperson, Committee for development of Undergraduate programme in Meteorology

·         Member, MOUAU Soil Science and Environmental Management research group, with full participation in on-going research projects, 2007 - date

 

H. COMMUNITY SERVICE /MEMBERSHIP OF OUTSIDE BODIES

·         Protem President, OWSD-Umudike Chapter, January 2016- date

·         Vice Chairman, Organization for Total Women Development (OTWOD), a registered Community Based Organization 2010- date

·         Financial Secretary,  Chapel of Revelation, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike      2012-2015

·         Music Director, Chapel of Revelation, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike            2015 – date

 

I. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

    British Society of Soil Science
    Soil Science Society of Nigeria
    Organization for Women in Science in the Developing World (OWSD)

J. PROPOSALS WRITTEN AND ACCEPTED

·         Sampling and analytical techniques for determination of PAHs in river and estuarine sediments. . Funded by TETFUND, Federal Government of Nigeria, 2012

    Impact of industrial wastes on soil and the environment in Abia State. Funded by TETFUND, Federal Government of Nigeria, 2011

·         Workshop on ‘Writing Manuscripts for publication’- Funded by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, April 2009

·         Micronutrient requirement of Sugarcane. Funded by Nigerian Sugar Company, Bacita, 1991-1994

 

K. PUBLICATIONS

 

Journal Articles

1.      *Oyewole O.I and Aduayi E.A. (1992). Evaluation of the Growth and Quality of the ‘Ife Plum’ Tomato as affected by Boron and Calcium Fertilization. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 15(2), 199-209   www.tandfonline.com

*Maiden name

2.      Nwachukwu, Ike and Nwachukwu, O. I., (2000). Women and Agriculture: A study of Women’s Access to Agricultural Technology in the Central Zone of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Gender and Development, 1(2), 135-139

3.      Nwachukwu, Ike and Nwachukwu, O. I. (2001). Status of Researcher-Farmer Interaction In the Development of a Rice Processing Technology in Niger State and F.C.T., Nigeria. Polymath Journal, 2(1), 25-27

4.      Nwachukwu, O. I. (2001). Awareness Study of Agricultural Mechanization Levels in Some Local Government Areas of Niger State, Nigeria. Polymath Journal, 2(1), 28-30

5.      Nwachukwu, O. I. (2002). A survey of the boron status of some soils in the rainforest and guinea savanna zones of Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 4(1), 97 – 101  www.mouau.edu.ng/journals

6.      Nwachukwu, O. I. (2003). Comparative Effectiveness of Water, Calgon and Sodium Hydroxide in Soil Dispersion under two Mechanical Agitation Methods. Nigeria Agricultural Journal, 34, 19-26  www.asn/naj

7.      Nwachukwu, O. I. (2003). Determination of Boron, Manganese and Zinc Requirement of Sugarcane at Badeggi, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, 13, 34 – 41   www.soilsnigeria.net/journals

8.      Nwachukwu, O. I. (2008). Contaminant source as factor of soil heavy metal   toxicity and bioavailabilty to plants. Environmental Research Journal, 2(6),     322-326   www.medwelljournals.com

9.      Nwachukwu, O. I. and Pulford, I. D. (2008). Comparative effectiveness of selected adsorbant materials as potential amendments for the remediation of lead-, copper- and zinc-contaminated soil. Soil Use and Management 24, 199-207  www.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1

10.    Nwachukwu, O. I. and Muoneke, C. O. (2009). Effect of contact time on the capacity of adsorptive materials for metal sorption in solution. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, 19(2), 60-70   www.soilsnigeria.net/journals

11.              Nwachukwu, O. I. and Pulford, I. D. (2009). Soil metal immobilization and ryegrass uptake of lead, copper and zinc as affected by application of organic materials as soil amendments in a short-term greenhouse trial. Soil Use and Management, 25, 159-167  www.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1

12.              Nwachukwu O. I. and Agbede, O. O. (2009). Plant bioaccumulation and root-to-shoot transport of metals in a mine waste contaminated soil. Production Agriculture and Technology, 5 (2), 309 – 319  www.patnsukjournal.net

13.              Nwachukwu O. I., Nyamali F. O. and Okpan-Kanu, U. (2010). Effect of municipal and sewage dumping on contaminant levels in soil and groundwater at Umuahia and Aba, Nigeria.  Nigerian Journal of Soil Science 20 (2), 70 – 75 www.soilsnigeria.net/journals

14.               Nwachukwu, O. I. and Pulford, I. D. (2011). Microbial respiration as an indication of metal toxicity in contaminated organic materials and soil. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 185, 1140 – 1147 www.elsevier.com/jhazmat

15.              Nwachukwu, O. I., Ngwu, N. E. and Achumba, C. (2011). Characterization and Evaluation of Selected Nigerian Agricultural by- products for Copper and Zinc sorption. Journal of Environmental Sciences and Resource Management, 3, 103 – 109  www.cenresin.org

16.              Nwachukwu, O. I. and Ikeadigh, M. C. (2012). Water use efficiency and nutrient uptake of maize as affected by organic and inorganic fertilizer. Production Agriculture and Technology, 8 (1), 199-208  www.patnsukjournal.net

17.              Nwachukwu, O. I., Nyong, A. E. and Opara, U. D. (2012). Effect of manures and ash on soil properties, yield and nutrient uptake of Amaranthus in an Ultisol of South East Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, 22 (2), 70 - 78 www.soilsnigeria.net/journals

18.              Uwanuruochi, A O and Nwachukwu, O. I. (2012). Impact of erosion on selected soil structural indices of four Local Government Areas of Abia State, Nigeria. Production Agriculture and Technology, 8 (2), 127 – 133 www.patnsukjournal.net

 19.    Nwachukwu, O. I. and Uwanuruochi, A. O. (2012). Selected fertility indices of topsoil impacted by early stage erosion in four Local Government Areas of Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 10 (2), 1-13  http:dx.doi.org/10.4314/jafs.v10i2.1

 20.    Nwachukwu, O. I. (2013) Extractant suitability and soil type effects on extraction of total heavy metals in soil. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 14 (1-2), 38-48  www.mouau.edu.ng/journals

 21.    Nwachukwu, O. I. (2013). Selected heavy metal deposits and profile age of an estuarine sediment profile. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment, 14 (1-2), 49-58   www.mouau.edu.ng/journals

 22.  Nwachukwu, O. I., Odoemelam, L. E., and Muoneke, C. O. (2015). Quality of groundwater in the vicinity of two industries in Abia State, Nigeria International Journal of Advanced Research, 3 (9), 326 – 333 www.journalijar.com

 23.    Igwe, A. C. and Nwachukwu, O. I. (2016). Soil health, our health: Effect of paint effluent on the heavy metal content of Okra. Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, 26, 68-77    www.soilsnigeria.net/journals

 24.   Nwachukwu, O. I. and Nwachukwu, Ike (2016). Soil research in Nigeria- response to local challenges or bandwagon effect of global trends? Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, 26,123-137   www.soilsnigeria.net/journals

 25.  Igwe, A. C. and Nwachukwu, O. I. (2016). Phyto- extraction of metals from paint effluent contaminated soil using indigenous food and non food crops. Nigerian Journal of Soil and Environmental Research, Volume 13, 146 – 155  www.njser.com

 26.  Nwachukwu, O. I., Onwuka, M. I. and Osodeke, V. E. (2016). Effect of industrial wastes on soil chemical properties and heavy metal levels in the vicinity of two factories in Abia State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Soil and Environmental Research. Accepted for publication, Volume 14 (2).

 

 

Conference Proceedings

 

27.  Nwachukwu, O. I., Mackinnon, G., Pulford, I. D. And Mackenzie, A. B., (2013). Legacy trends in heavy metal pollution in a saltmarsh sediment profile in the Clyde Estuary, Scotland, UK.  Proceedings of the Soil Science Society of America Conference held in Tampa, Florida, Nov 3-6, 2013. https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/meetings/download/pdf/2013am/81722Published Online  20/12/2013

28.  Nwachukwu, O. I., Igwe, A. C. and Chilekezi, C. (2014). An overview of techniques for remediation of the contaminated soil environment: implications for applicability and sustainability in Nigeria. Proceedings of the maiden Engineering conference held at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, 7-9th May, 2014, pp 194 – 203

29.  Nwachukwu, O. I. and Ubakanma, C. P. (2015). Microbial respiration in two heavy metal enriched soils- an indication of the efficacy of microorganisms as biomonitors of ecotoxicity. Proceedings of National conference of Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) held at FUT, Akure, November 2 - 4, 2015, pages 580 – 585

https://drive.google.com/file/d/OB1NTEFFTdOoISGRhcWZuODVtZU0/view?usp=driveweb_

 30.  Nwachukwu, O. I. and Igwe, A. C. (2016). Degraded environments and the food we eat- proximate analysis of Okra, Maize and Telfairia grown in industrially contaminated soil. Proceedings of the Society for Community and Communication Development Research (SCCDR) Conference, Michael Okpara University of Agric, Umudike, August 16 -18, 2016; 235- 239

 

 

Technical Report

31. Obakin, F. O., Nwachukwu, O. I. and Wada, A. C. (1991). Improved Package for Sugarcane Production. In: National AERLS Training Manual, pp 50 - 67

 

Books

32.  Nwachukwu Ike and Nwachukwu, O. I. (2012). Guidelines to writing research Projects, Lambhouse Publishers, Umuahia

33.  Nwachukwu, O. I. (2013). More than manures and mulches: Organic materials and the remediation of metal contaminated soil. Lap- Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, 332p

 

Book Chapters

34. Isirimah, N. O., Igwe, C., Ikpe, F. N. and Nwachukwu, O. I. (2010). Soil Biological Properties, Cycles and Processes In: Introductory Soil Chemistry and Biology for Agriculture and Biotechnology. Isirimah, N. O., Dickson, A. A. and Ikpe, F. N. eds, 218 - 233

35. Nwachukwu, O. I. and Onwuka, M. I. (2011). Land Degradation and the Food Crisis:Causes, Impact and Soil Conservation efforts in Nigeria. In: Nwachukwu Ike and Ekwe, K. C. eds, ‘Globalization and Rural Development in Nigeria’. MOUAU,     

      pp 231-258

 

L. RECENT CONFERENCES / WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS ATTENDED :

    40th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, University of Calabar, 14th – 17th March, 2016
    National conference of Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD,  FUT, Akure, November 2 - 4, 2015
    Soil Science Society of America Conference, Tampa, Florida, 3rd – 6th November, 2013
    2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological, Soil Science, Agronomy, and Crop Science Society of America,             Houston, Texas, 5- 9   October, 2008

 

M. EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Organizing academic and motivational seminars/workshops, sewing, reading, travelling and attending scientific conferences