MY RESEARCH

I am a lover of knowledge. I can evidence this with four facts. The first is that I named my daughter Sophia which is literally translated to wisdom. The second fact is that I have conducted academic research and published them in high impact journals so that anyone can read and benefit from the results I generated. I have also written some books and gave speeches as a means of sharing my ideas with others. Finally, my quest to share my ideas with others so that they can improve their creativity and analytical skills.

RESUME/ CURRICULUM VITAE

CHUKWUMA OGBONNAYA

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering,

The University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Tel: +447438503799; +447378656865.

Email: chukwuma.ogbonnaya@manchester.ac.uk

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES:

2018-Date        TheUniversity of Manchester, UK

2013-2014        The University of Warwick, United Kingdom

2010-2011        Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto

2001-2005        Federal University of Technology, Owerri

1994-2000        Government Secondary School, Afikpo

1989-1994        Anike Primary School, Onicha

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES:

Ongoing          PhD in Mechanical Engineering

2014                 Masters of Science, Manufacturing Systems Engineering

2011                 Postgraduate Diploma in Education

2005                 Bachelors in Engineering, Polymer and Textile Engineering

2000                 West African Senior School Examination

1994                 First School Leaving Certificate

WORKING EXPERIENCES:

2018 – date       Postgraduate Researcher/Teaching Assistant, The University of Manchester, UK.

2018 – date       PhD Tutor, The Brilliant Club, United Kingdom

2015 – date       Alex EkwuemeFederal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State: Lecturer II,        Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

2015 – 2016      Fidelity Bank Plc, Nigeria: Relationship Officer (Assistant Banking Executive)

2014 – 2015      Big Bear Confectionery, United Kingdom: Production Operative

2008 – 2013      Fidelity Bank Plc, Nigeria: Relationship Officer (Executive Trainee)

2004                 Harmony Foam Nig Ltd: Undergraduate internship (4th Year)

2002                 Starline Nigeria Ltd: Undergraduate internship (2nd Year)

RESEARCH PROFILE PAGES

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=TPaNQhgAAAAJ&hl=en

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4756-6485

SCOPUS ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57208485278

Mendeley: https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/chukwuma-ogbonnaya/

UoM PURE: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/chukwuma.ogbonnaya.html

PHD PUBLICATIONS/OUTPUTS:

2020   Ogbonnaya C, Turan A, Abeykoon C. Robust code-based modeling approach for advanced photovoltaics of the future. Sol Energy 2020;199:521–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2020.02.043

2019   Ogbonnaya C, Turan A, Abeykoon C. Numerical integration of solar, electrical and thermal exergies of photovoltaic module: A novel thermophotovoltaic model. Sol Energy 2019;185:298–306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2019.04.058

2019  The current and emerging renewable energy technologies for power generation in Nigeria: A review. Therm Sci Eng Prog 2019;13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tsep.2019.100390.

2019   Ogbonnaya C, Turan A, Abeykoon C. Novel thermodynamic efficiency indices for choosing an optimal location for large-scale photovoltaic power generation. J Clean Prod 2019:119405. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119405

2019   Ogbonnaya C, Turan A, Abeykoon C. Energy and exergy efficiencies enhancement analysis of integrated photovoltaic-based energy systems. J Energy Storage 2019;26. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.est.2019.101029

2019   Ogbonnaya C, Turan A, Abeykoon C. Novel Code-Based Modeling approach for photovoltaic

power generation. Proc 2019 MACE PGR Conf 2019:24–6.

2019   Ogbonnaya C, Turan A, Abeykoon C. Modularisation integrated photovoltaic-fuel cell system for remote power application. Proceedings of the 2nd Industry 4.0 Academia Summit, 9 -11 April, 2019, Manchester.

ACADEMIC THESIS/DISSERTATIONS

2014     Manufacturing Electrical Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites (Warwick MSc Thesis)

2011     Factors Influencing Career Choices in Senior Secondary Schools in Onicha Local  Government Area of Ebonyi State ( PGDE Thesis)

2005     Design and Fabrication of Two-roll Mill for compounding of Rubber (Bachelors thesis)

2005     Polymer Modified Bitumen for road construction (Bachelors Seminar)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS AND INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS:

2018     Letting go (Novel). Just Fiction: Germany. ISBN13: 9786137405963.

2016     Personal Financial Management using ELF Model. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing: Germany. ISBN13: 9783330011472

2011    The Scholarship Handbook for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Postdoctoral studies within and outside Nigeria (Publisher: Pearl Onesimus International, Abakaliki)

HONOURS/DISTINCTIONS:

2020     Honourable mention Finalist (5th Position), Doctoral Researchers Award (DRA), UK

2018     Winner of University of Manchester Library’s OpenCon2018 award

2017     PhD Overseas scholarship award, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Nigeria.

2013     Ebonyi State Overseas Masters Scholarship award

2003     Federal Government Undergraduate Scholarship award

MEDIA COVERAGE/FEATURE

 2018 A new world of possibilities – reflecting on Opencon2018. https://blog.research-plus.library.manchester.ac.uk/2018/12/12/a-new-world-of-possibilities-reflecting-on-opencon2018/

2019   Advances in Engineering special feature: https://advanceseng.com/solar-electrical-thermal-exergies-photovoltaic-module-novel-thermophotovoltaic-module/

2020  PV-Magazine special feature: https://www.pv-magazine.com/2020/02/26/code-based-modeling-for-pv-of-the-future/

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • Fellow, Advanced Higher Education Academy (FHEA), United Kingdom (2020).
  • Fellow/CMC, Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants (2020).
  • Member, International Solar Energy Society (ISES) (2019)
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) ( 2017)
  • Member, Institute of Polymer Engineers (IPE) (2017)
  • Polymer Institute of Nigeria (PIN) (2017)
  • Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) (2008)

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

Writing, Motivational Speaking, Music and Volunteering.

VOLUNTEER/ SERVICES TO HUMANITY:

2020 – date  Onicha Education and Training Foundation

2018 – date   Engineering Social Responsibility Fellow, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

2018 – date   STEM Ambassador, Transpennine Group, United Kingdom 

2018 – date   The Brilliant Club (widening participation PhD Tutor)

2017   Chairman, Departmental Welfare, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Nigeria.

2015     Authored a strategic document for my community titled “ Anike Education and Training Foundation”. This is guiding the community on how training, scholarships and entrepreneurship can be modeled, planned and Implemented.

2014     Volunteer at The Bridge, Coventry, UK to assist the homeless.

2011     Youth President, House of Kings and Priests, Abakaliki

2007     National Youth Services Corp (Physics Teacher)

2007     Zonal Music Director, Nigerian Christian Corpers Fellowship,  Okitipupa, Ondo State

2007     Zonal Coordinator, NIM-NYSC Programme, Okitipupa zone.

2003     Assistant Music Director, All Saints Chapel FUTO, Nigeria

2003     Assistant Secretary, Association of Polymer and Textile Engineering Students

REFERENCES:

Dr Adel Nasser

PhD Main Supervisor

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering,

The University of Manchester,

United Kingdom.

a.g.nasser@manchester.ac.uk

Dr. Chamil Abeykoon

PhD Second Supervisor

Aerospace Research Institute, School of Materials,

The University of Manchester,

United Kingdom.

chamil.abeykoon@manchester.ac.uk