Prof. Emeka Oguzie | Electrochemical Energy | Excellence in Research |ūüŹÜ

Federal University of Technology Owerr, Nigeria 

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Emeka Emmanuel Oguzie began his academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Pure Chemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1995. He then pursued a Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry at the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, focusing on research in invisible ink. His academic trajectory culminated in a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Calabar in 2006, where his research focused on membrane separation.

Professional Endeavors

His professional career is marked by significant leadership roles and contributions in academia and industry. Notably, he served as a Research Advisor for Health, Safety, and Environment at Shell Petroleum Development Company in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, from 2012 to 2013. His academic appointments at the Federal University of Technology Owerri include positions such as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Development, and Innovation, Dean of the School of Environmental Sciences, Director of the Center for Research & International Development, and Head of the Department of Environmental Technology.

Contributions and Research Focus

His research interests encompass electrochemistry, materials science, and environmental studies. His work includes investigations into corrosion phenomena in aqueous environments, development of corrosion inhibitors from biomass extracts, modeling materials behavior using computational methods, membrane separation processes, electrokinetic remediation of contaminated environments, and biogas/biofuel production.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his career, Dr. Oguzie has garnered international recognition for his contributions to science and engineering. He was awarded prestigious fellowships such as the CAS-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship, TWAS Young Affiliate, and TWAS-UNESCO Associate. His research achievements were acknowledged by being listed as one of the World's Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University in 2020 and among the Top 100 Scientists in 2007 by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.

Impact and Influence

His impact extends beyond his academic achievements. He established the Electrochemical Energy, Interfaces, and Nanotechnology (EMINeNT) Research Consortium, securing a substantial World Bank grant for the Africa Center of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS). His collaborative efforts have attracted funding from global institutions like the ERASMUS Inter-Institutional Fund and the Global Challenges Research Fund, fostering international research collaborations.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Head of the Electrochemistry and Materials Science Research Unit at Federal University of Technology Owerri, His continues to lead groundbreaking research initiatives, supervise Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and contribute significantly to the academic and scientific communities through his publications, lectures, and professional engagements. His legacy lies in his commitment to advancing knowledge in electrochemistry, materials science, and environmental sustainability, shaping future generations of researchers and engineers.

Citations

A total of 11864 citations for his publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of his research within the academic community.

  • Citations¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 11864
  • h-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 55
  • i10-index¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 138

Notable Publications 

Corrosion inhibition of aluminium in acidic and alkaline media by Sansevieria trifasciata extract
EE Oguzie
(3),2007

Corrosion inhibition and adsorption behavior of methionine on mild steel in sulfuric acid and synergistic effect of iodide ion
EE Oguzie, Y Li, FH Wang
(1),2007

Evaluation of the inhibitive effect of some plant extracts on the acid corrosion of mild steel
EE Oguzie
2010

Studies on the inhibitive effect of Occimum viridis extract on the acid corrosion of mild steel
EE Oguzie
(2-3), 2006

Gum arabic as a potential corrosion inhibitor for aluminium in alkaline medium and its adsorption characteristics
SA Umoren, IB Obot, EE Ebenso, PC Okafor, O Ogbobe, EE Oguzie
(5), 2006

Unmasking chloride attack on the passive film of metals
B Zhang, J Wang, B Wu, XW Guo, YJ Wang, D Chen, YC Zhang, K Du, ...
(1), 2018

Adsorption and corrosion-inhibiting effect of Dacryodis edulis extract on low-carbon-steel corrosion in acidic media
EE Oguzie, CK Enenebeaku, CO Akalezi, SC Okoro, AA Ayuk, EN Ejike
(1), 2010

Evaluation of the inhibitory effect of methylene blue dye on the corrosion of aluminium in hydrochloric acid
EE Oguzie, BN Okolue, EE Ebenso, GN Onuoha, AI Onuchukwu
(2-3), 2004

Inhibition of mild steel corrosion in sulphuric acid using indigo dye and synergistic halide additives
EE Oguzie, C Unaegbu, CN Ogukwe, BN Okolue, AI Onuchukwu
(2-3), 2004

Emeka Oguzie | Electrochemical Energy | Excellence in Research

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