Staff Profile

Dr. ONOCHIE UCHE

Lecturer I
  • Faculty :
    Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Department :
    Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering
  • Official Email :
  • Alternate Email :
    onochieuche@yahoo.com
  • Google Scholar ID :
    https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=qvR1JbwAAAAJ&hl=en
  • Research Gate ID :
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Onochie_Uche_Paul
  • ORCID :
    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2274-6394


Biography

Engr. Dr. Uche P. ONOCHIE currently serves as Lecturer I at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He obtained his first degree (B.Sc.) with Second Class (Hons) Upper Division in Mechanical Engineering from Lagos State University in 2006. His Masters (MEng) and PhD Degrees, also in Mechanical Engineering, with specialization in Thermal Power Engineering, were obtained from the great University of Benin in 2015 and 2018 respectively. He is a registered Engr. with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), Member and past Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MNIMechE) Benin Branch, Member of the Nigeria Institution of Professional Engineers and Scientists (MNIPES) and also a Member of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (MRAESON). He was formerly the Ag. Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu – Alike, Ebonyi State. Engr. Dr. Onochie has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences; and also as a guest speaker in professional bodies. Some of his papers are indexed in Thompson Reuters, Scimago and Scopus Journals. He is happily married with kids.

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

S/N Publication(s)
1 Onochie U. P, Ikpeseni S. C, Igweoko A, Owamah H. I, Aluma C, Augustine C (2021): Optical Properties Of Zinc Sulphide Thin Films Coated With Aqueous Organic Dye Extract For Possible Solar And Optoelectronic Device Applications. Journal Of Electronics Materials Https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-021-08792-0 (thompson Reuters Indexed)
2 Onochie U. P, Otomi K O, Adingwupu, A. C, Ikpeseni S.C, Owamah H. I (2021): Assessment of Power Generation Potential from the Cofiring of Elaeis Guineensis Residues with Coal Pellets in a Popular Nigerian Palm Oil Research Institute. International Journal of Coal Preparation and Utilization. https://doi.org/10.1080/19392699.2021.1908272 (Thompson Reuters indexed)
3 Onochie U. P, Otomi K O, Adingwupu, A. C, Ikpeseni S.c, Owamah H. I (2021): Assessment Of Power Generation Potential From The Cofiring Of Elaeis Guineensis Residues With Coal Pellets In A Popular Nigerian Palm Oil Research Institute. International Journal Of Coal Preparation And Utilization. Https://doi.org/10.1080/19392699.2021.1908272 (thompson Reuters Indexed)
4 Onochie U. P, Onoroh Francis, Onwurah Chidi, Ofomatah Anthony Chibuzo (2021): The Effect of Elaeis Guineensis Residue on the Combustion Emission CO2 and SO2 of Coal Pellets. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 730 (2021) 012012 https://doi:10.1088/1755-1315/730/1/01201 (Scimago indexed)
5 Onoroh F, Ogbonnaya M and Onochie U. P (2021): Design of a Unique Biomass Combustion Chamber for Thermoelectric Power. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 1107 (2021). http://doi:10.1088/1757-899X/1107/1/012046 (Scopus indexed)
6 Ikpeseni S.C, Odu G. O, Owamah H.I, Onochie U. P, and Ukala D.C(2021): Thermodynamic Parameters and Adsorption Mechanism of Corrosion Inhibition in Mild Steel Using Jathropha Leaves Extract in Hydrochloric Acid. Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering (AJSE). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-021-05488-9 (Scimago & Scopus indexed)
7 Stephen Nnamchi, Muhamad Mustafa Mundu, Onyinyechi Nnamchi, U. P Onochie, Zaid Oluwadurotimi Jagun (2021): Differential Modelling and Simulation of Solar Power Potential: A Helio-Application of Bihamonic Model. Modelling Earth Systems and Environment Journal. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-021-01232-2 (Scimago & Scopus indexed)
8 Egware H.O, Onochie U. P, Itoje H (2020): Effect of Incorporating Fogging Inlet Air Cooling System: A Case Study of Ihovbor Thermal Power Plant, Benin City. International Journal of Ambient Energy (IJAE). https://doi.org/10.1080/01430750.2020.1722231 (Thompson Reuters indexed)
9 Obilikpa S. C, Onochie U. P, Nweze C. S, Kalu B, and Anazodo K. I (2020): Design and Numerical Simulation of a Novel High-Speed Multi-Degrees of Freedom Piezoelectric positioner. Journal of Applied Science and Engineering (JASE). http://dx.doi.org/10.6180/jase.202106_24(3).0016, Vol. 24, No 3, Pg. 407-414 (Scimago & Scopus indexed)
10 Otomi O.K, Onochie U.P, Obanor A.I (2019): Steady State Analysis of Heat Transfer in a Fully Buried Crude Oil Pipeline. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Volume 146 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118893 (Thompson Reuters indexed)
11 Ajieh M. U, Ogbomida T. E, Onochie U. P, Akingba O, Kubeyinje B. F, Orerome O. R and Ogbonmwan S. M (2019): Design and construction of fixed dome digester for biogas production using cow dung and water hyacinth. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 14(1), pp. 15-25, January 2019
12 Onochie U. P, Orhorhoro E.K, Oyiboruona P.E (2018): Economic Potential and Benefits of Sawdust in Nigeria. International Journal of Research Publications Volume-9, Issue-1, July 2018. pp. 345- 358
13 Ajieh U.M, Onochie U. P, Kubeyinje B.F, Orerome R.T, Akingba O (2016):Biogas Production from a Blend of Water Hyacinth (Eichhorniacrassipes Martius) SolmsLaubach (Pontederiaceae) and Cattle Rumen Waste (Dung). International Journal of Renewable Energy and Environment (IJREE) Volume 2, pp. 32-41
14 Onochie U. P, Aliu S. A (2016): Economic Analysis on Power Generation from Oil Palm Residues: A Case Study of NIFOR. International Journal of Renewable Energy and Environment (IJREE) Volume 2, pp. 208-216
15 Ebunilo P.O, Orhorhoro E. K, Oboh V, Onochie U. P (2016): Effect Of Temperature On Biogas Yields Using South-South Nigeria As A Case Study. International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (IJTEEE) Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 50, ISSN 2347-4289
16 Egware H.O, Onochie U. P, Ighodaro O.O (2016): Prospects of Wind Energy for Power Generation in University of Benin. International Journal of Thermal & Environmental Engineering Volume 13, No.1, pp. 23-28
17 Onochie U. P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S. A (2015): Electricity Crisis in Nigeria: The Way Forward. American Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (AJRSE)Vol. 1, No. 4, 2015, pp. 180-186
18 Onochie U. P, Egware H.O and Eyakwanor T.O (2015): The Nigeria Power Sector (Opportunities and Challenges). Journal of Multi-disciplinary Engineering Science and Technology (JMEST) Vol. 2, Pp 494-502.
19 Onochie U. P, Itoje H. J, Itabor N, Akhator P.E, Ojariafe G.A (2015): Calorific Value of Palm Oil Residues for Energy Utilisation. International Journal of Engineering Innovation & Research (JEIR) Volume 4, Issue 4, ISSN: 2277 – 5668.
20 Onochie U. P, Aliu S. A, Itabor N, Damisah L.E, Eyakwanor T.O (2015): A Review on the use of Biomass Energy for Electricity Generation: Environmental Impact on Climate. International Journal of Engineering Science and Research Technology (IJESRT). Volume 4, Issue 9, ISSN: 2277-9655.
21 Onochie U. P, Madagwu L. O, Kwasi-Effah C. C, Ighodaro O. O, Kubeynje B. F, Akingba O. O, Damisah L. E, Aluma C. C (2022): Energy Audit of a Solar Panel Manufacturing Plant: A Case Study of Naseni Solar Panel Plant, Karshi, Abuja Journal of Energy Technology and Environment Vol. 4(1) 2022 pp. 83-104
22 Onochie U.P, Obilikpa S.C, Onwurah C, Kwasi-Effah C.C, Itabor N.A, Damisah L. E, Akingba O. O (2021): Design, Modelling, Simulation, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of a Portable Foot Operated Dispenser. NIPES Journal of Science and Technology Research 3(4) 2021 pp.245 – 258
23 Onochie U. P, Egware O. H, Onoroh F, Otomi O. K And Onwurah C (2021): Effect Of Elaeis Guineensis Biomass Residues On The Production Of Coal Pellets Nigerian Research Journal Of Engineering And Environmental Sciences (rjees). 6(1) 2021 Pp. 76-86
24 Aliu S. A, Onochie U. P, Obilikpa S. C Onoroh F, Kwasi-Effah C.C, Egware H. O (2021): Thermoelectric Power Generation for Rural Communities in Nigeria Using Waste Heat from Palm Kernel Shell Pellets. Journal of Energy Technology and Environment 3(2) 2021 pp. 118-127
25 Onoroh F, Ogbonnaya M and Onochie U. P (2021): Mathematical Modelling of Heat and Mass Transfer in a Roof Type Solar Distillation System. Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH). Vol. 40, No. 2, 2021, 2021, pp. 261–268.
26 Onoroh F, Ogbonnaya M and Onochie U. P (2020): Transient Thermal Response of Switches and Heat Sink in H-bridge Configuration DC-AC Converter". Journal of Research and Innovations in Engineering (JORIE). Volume 5, Number 2, 2020 ISSN: 2659-1790
27 Adama K. K, Onochie U.P, Gbeinzi E, Aluyo E. O, Audu T. O. K(2020): Production, Characterization and application of Ternary Phase Diagrams for the Purification of Biodiesel Produced from Tropical Almond Seed Oil. Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH). Vol. 39, No. 4 October 2020, pp. 1066 – 1075
28 Onochie U. P, Aliu S. A, Nosegbe U, Adama K. K. (2020): Comparative Study and Experimental Analysis of Pellets from Biomass Sawdust and Rice Husk. Journal of Advances in Sciences and Engineering (JASE)3 (2020) 85 – 90
29 Aliu S. A, Onochie U.P, Adama K. K, Erokare T. E (2020): Characterization and Evaluation of Energy Potential and Combustion Emissions of Tropical Wood Wastes at Sawmill Dumpsites. Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences (RJEES) 5(1) 2020 pp. 340-353
30 Onochie U.P, Egware H.O, and C.C Kwasi-Effah, O.O Ighodaro (2020): Evaluating the Energy Cost Benefit of a Biomass Fired Combined Heat and Power Plant. Journal of Science and Technology Research (JSTR) 2(1) 2020 pp. 167-174
31 Onoroh F, Ogbonnaya M and Onochie U. P (2020): Modelling and Simulation of the Effect of Moisture Content and Ambient Temperature on Gas Turbine Power Plant Performance in Ughelli, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH)Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2020, pp. 182 – 188
32 Onochie U. P, Ighodaro O.O, Kwasi-Effah C.C, Unuereopka O.J (2019): A Comprehensive Review on Biomass Pelleting Technology and Electricity Generation from Biomass. Journal of Energy Technology and Environment 1(1) 2019 pp. 38-49
33 Onochie U. P, Ighodaro O.O, Kwasi-Effah C.C and Otomi K.O (2018): One Dimensional Simulation of the Extrusion Channel of a Biomass Pelleting Machine. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management (JASEM) Vol. 22 (8) August 2018. pp. 1213 –1217
34 Egware O. H, Onochie U. P and Otomi O.K (2018): Heat Transfer and Performance Analysis of a Fabricated Biomass Fired Oven. Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences (RJEES). Volume 3 (1) June 2018. pp. 192-197
35 Aliu S. A, Onochie U.P, Itabor N.A. and Adingwupu A.C. (2018): Energy Audit of a Flour Mill Plant: A Case Study of Crown Flour Mill Plc. Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences (RJEES). Volume 3(1). June 2018. pp. 345-358
36 Otomi O.K, Obanor A. I and Onochie U.P (2018): Analytical Study of the Effect of Preheating Crude Oil in a Buried Crude Oil Pipeline. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (JNAMP). Volume 44. Jan. 2018. pp. 285-294
37 Onochie U. P, Ighodaro O. O (2017): Power Generation Potential from Fuel Pellets Developed from Oil Palm Residues. African Journal of Renewable and Alternative Energy (AJRAE). Vol.2 NO.3. September 2017. Pp. 32-38
38 Aliu S. A, Onochie U. P (2017): Characterization of Wood Waste Samples in Benin Metropolis. African Journal of Renewable and Alternative Energy (AJRAE). Vol.2 NO.3. September 2017. Pp. 39-44
39 Onochie U. P, Obanor A.I, Ighodaro O.O (2017): Combustion Performance and Durability Analysis of Biomass Fuel Pellets from Oil Palm Residues. Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences (RJEES) Volume 2 (2). December 2017, pp.500-508.
40 Onochie U. P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S. A, Ighodaro O.O (2017): Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of Pellet Making Machine for Oil Palm Residues and other Biomass Materials. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (JNAMP) Volume 40, March 2017, pp. 443-446.
41 Onochie U. P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S. A, Ighodaro O.O (2017): Determination of some Thermal Characteristics of Fuel Pellets obtained from Oil Palm Residues. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (JNAMP) Volume 40, March 2017, pp. 447-450.
42 Onochie U. P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S. A, Ighodaro O.O (2017):Proximate and Ultimate Analysis obtained from Fuel Pellets produced from Oil Palm Residues.Nigeria Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH) Volume.36, No.3, July 2017, pp. 987-990
43 Ajieh U.M, Onochie U. P (2017): Combustion Performance Analysis of Panicum Maximum Jacq and Pennisetum Purpureum Shumach as Energy Feedstock. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (JNAMP) Volume 41, May 2017, pp. 347-350.
44 Onochie U. P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S. A (2016): Design of Oil Palm Residues Briquette Making Machine. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (JNAMP) Volume 33, January 2016, pp. 407-416.
45 Onochie U. P, Obanor A.I (2016): Oil Palm Residues as Alternative Energy Source. Journal of the Nigeria Association of Mathematical Physics (JNAMP) Volume 33, January 2016, pp. 417-422.
46 Onochie U. P, Ofomatah A. C, Onwurah C, Toypine A. A, Akingba O. O, Kubeyinje B. F, Aluma C.c, Alozie C (2022): Assessment Of The Calorific Value, Proximate And Ultimate Analysis Of Biomass Waste Resources In Ebonyi State, Nigeria. A Paper Presented @ 5th International Conference/training Workshop On Energy For Sustainable Development In Africa Held From 17th – 19th May, 2022 At The Ncerd, University Of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State (conference Paper)
47 Onochie U. P, Obilikpa S.c, Mbam S. O, Okafor A. C, Ekpe F.a, Olughu D. S (2021): Design And Construction Of An Automated 500w Solar Photovoltaic Energy Generator For Sustainable And Eco-friendly Rural Communities. A Paper Presented At The Ae-funai Research Fair And Exhibition @ The Old Library Complex, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike, Held On The 7th December, 2021.(Conference paper)
48 Onochie U. P, Onwurah C, Obilikpa S.C, Ani O. E, Kwasi-Effah C, C, Okoroafor S. P, Isaac-Uzaye V. U (2021): Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of a Foot Operated Water, Soap and Sanitizer Dispenser. A paper presented at the 1st International Conference Organized by the Nigerian Institution of Professional Engineers and Scientists (NIPES) @ the Faculty of Engineering Hall, University of Benin, Benin City, held on the 7th – 8th October, 2021 (Conference paper)
49 Onochie U. P (2021): Recent Development and Emerging Trends in Science and Technology towards a Systematic Change in Sustainable Development and Ecologically Smart Future. A keynote paper presented at the 1st International Conference Organized by the Nigerian Institution of Professional Engineers and Scientists (NIPES) @ the Faculty of Engineering Hall, University of Benin, Benin City, held on the 7th – 8th October, 2021 (Conference paper)
50 Onochie U. P, Onoroh Francis, Onwurah Chidi, Ofomatah Anthony Chibuzo (2020): The Effect of Elaeis Guineensis Residue on the Combustion Emission CO2 and SO2 of Coal Pellets. A Paper presented @ 4th International Conference/Training Workshop on Energy for Sustainable Development in Africa held from 11th – 13th November, 2020 at the NCERD, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. (Conference paper)
51 Onochie U.P, Adama K. K, Gbeinzi E, Onwurah C (2019): Study and Development of a Food Waste Homogenizer. A Paper presented @ 1stBiennial International Engineering Conference on Engineering and Technology: A Driver for Sustainable Development. Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI BEC) on 15th – 18th May, 2019 (Conference paper)
52 Adama K. K, Onochie U.P, Gbeinzi E, Aluyo E. O, Audu T. O. K (2019): Production, Characterization and application of Ternary Phase Diagrams for the Purification of Biodiesel Produced from Tropical Almond Seed Oil at Temperature of 20oC and 30oC. A Paper presented @ 9th Annual and International Conference on Renewable & Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON) held from 25th – 27th July, 2019 at the Delta State Polythenic, Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State (Conference paper)
53 Obanor A.I, Onochie U.P, Egware H.O Ighodaro O.O (2017): “Design, Fabrication and Performance Analysis of a Biomass Fired Steam Generator” A paper presented at the 7th Annual and International Conference on Renewable & Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON) held from 26th – 29nd April, 2017 at the Federal University of Technology Akure, Ondo State and published in the African Journal of Renewable and Alternative Energy (AJRAE). Vol. 2. No. 2. June 2017. pp 1-5 (Conference paper)
54 Obanor A.I, Aliu S.A, Onochie U.P, Ogbemudia O (2016): Thermal Conductivity of Agricultural Crop Residues. A paper presented at the 6th Annual and International Conference on Renewable & Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON) held from 20th – 22nd April, 2016 at the National Centre for Energy Research and Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. (Conference paper)
55 Itoje H. J, Onochie U. P, Egware H. O, Onoroh F (2016): Thermoelectric Power Generation for Portable Mobile Electronic Devices. A paper presented at the 6thAnnual and International Conference on Renewable & Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON) held from 20th – 22nd April, 2016 at the National Centre for Energy Research and Development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State. (Conference paper)
56 Onochie U. P, Itoje H. J, Egware H. O (2015): The Nigeria Renewable Energy Resources and Potentials: A paper presented at the 5th Annual and International Conference on Renewable & Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON) in conjunction with Gregory University, from 17th-20th June, 2015 in Uturu, Abia State. (Conference paper)
57 Stanley Obilikpa, Uche Onochie, Chinyere Nweze , Chinomso Nwoziri , Bright Kalu , Ken-Basil Anazodo and Chima Nweke (2021): The Major Mechanisms for Efficient Hybrid Energy Harvesting: Overview and Recent Developments Asian Review of Mechanical Engineering ISSN: 2249-6289 Vol.10 No.2, 2021, pp.10-23 © The Research Publication, www.trp.org.in DOI: https://doi.org/10.51983/arme-2021.10.2.3136