ENGR. DR. OBI, PATRICK IFEANYI

ENGR. DR. OBI, PATRICK IFEANYI

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Biography

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PERSONAL INFORMATION:

 

NAME:                                              ENGR. DR. OBI, PATRICK I. FNSE

SEX:                                                   MALE

MARITAL STATUS:                      MARRIED

NUMBER OF CHILDREN:           FOUR

NATIONALITY:                              NIGERIAN

STATE OF ORIGIN:                       ANAMBRA

CONTACT ADRESS:                     ELECTRICAL/ ELECTRONIC ENG.

                                                            DEPT. MOUAU. UMUDIKE          

PRESENT POST:                            Senior Lecturer/ Head of Department

E-MAIL ADDRESS:                        obi.patrick@mouau.edu.ng

 

EDUCATIONAL  QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D (Electrical Engineering),Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli (2014)

M.Eng. Degree (Electrical Engineering),Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (2005)           

PGD. (Distinction), (Elect/Elect Engr.), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka (2001)

HND (Upper Credit) (Elect/Elect), Institute of Management and Technology,

Enugu (1985)                                                                         

All Hallows Seminary Onitsha (1979)     WASC

 

 

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP:

Fellow Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) Reg. No. 15,498

Registered Engineer with COREN, Reg. No. 12,671

Member Nigerian Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers (mnieee)

Member Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers No. 90297517 (mieee)

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

  1. LECTURING:

 

    Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli (COOU) (Fmr: ANSU)

·         Assistant Lecturer                         2005 - 2006

·         Lecturer II                         2006 – 2009

·         Lecturer I                           2009 – 2014

·         Senior Lecturer                 2014 – 2015

·         Senior Lecturer                 2015 – Till date (MOUAU).

 

OTHERS

2.  Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli (COOU) (Fmr. ANSU)

·         Technologist 11                 2005

3. Westron Engineering,  Ajaokuta Electrification Site.

    Position: Site Supervisor

4. United Biochemical Industries Limited, Onitsha

    Position: Maintenance Engineer (1989-1999)

    Job Description: Maintenance and Repairs of Electronic Circuits,

   Power Circuits control Panels and Electro-Pneumatic Circuits.

   Position: Production / Installation Engineer (1999-2001).

   Job Description: Production, Management, Plant Installation, Plant maintenance and

   Repairs.

5. Nkytonia Nigeria Limited, Onitsha

    Position: Principal Consultant (2001-2005)

    Job Description: Design and Installation of Electrical/Mechanical Infrastructure in

    Industrial/Residential Buildings.

 

PUBLIC OFFICES AND POSITIONS HELD:

1.        Comm. for Housing and Urban Dev. Anambra State 2012 – 2014

2.        Chairman Anambra State Tenders’ Board 2012 - 2014 

3.        Local Government Transition Committee Chairman 2007 

4.        Board Member Anambra State Environmental Sanitation Agency (2007- 2009)

5.        Member Ekwusigo LGA Boundary Committee (2009 – date)

6.        Member ANSU Committee on Pre-Science Program 2007/2008.

7.        Member Faculty of Engineering Students’ Crisis Investigation Committee 2008/2009.

8.        Chairman Faculty Examination Malpractice Committee 2008- 2012 ANSU

9.        Financial Secretary Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Onitsha branch 2007-2012

10.    Public Relations Officer Nigerian Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers (NIEEE) Anambra State Chapter 2006 – 2012.

11.    Registered Inspector of COREN Onitsha Inspectorate 2009 - 2014.

12.    Secretary General Ozubulu Development Union (ODU) 2012 – 2015.

13.    Member Students Disciplinary Committee ANSU Uli, 2014 – 2015

14.    College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) Representative in the College Board of CAFST, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike 2015 – Date.

15.    Elect/Elect. Departmental Coordinator of Post Graduate Programs MOUAU 2016.

16.    Member Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) Admissions Board 2016

17.    Acting Head of Department Electrical/Electronic Engineering Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike Nov. 2016 till date.

18.    Associate Dean College of Engineering and Engineering Technology CEET MOUAU 2017.

 

PUBLICATIONS/PAPERS:

JOURNAL ARTICLES.

1.       Enemuo F., Ohia, C. C. and Obi, P. I. (2007) “Concepts in Wind Turbine’s Production and Storage” International   Journal of Electrical and Telecommunication System Research” (Electroscope) Vol.2, No.2,  pp. 55-70.

 

2.       Obi, P.I. and Ezechukwu O. A. (2009) “Concepts of Electrical Safety in Homes and Work places” International Journal of Technical and Vocational Education (IJTVE), Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 94 – 101.

 

3.       Ezechukwu, A, O. and  Obi, P. I. (2009) “Assessment of Protection and Control Gears of Large Turbo Generator (above 2000Mw) Under  Stress Condition. ----- a Review.” Journal of Applied Sciences Vol.12, No. 2, pp 8573 – 8583. 

 

4.       Obi, P. I. (2012) “Ethics and Business Integrity Management in Engineering Infrastructure and Procurement.” International Journal of Technical and Vocational Education (IJTVE), Vol. 1. No.2, pp 43-51.

 

5.       Obi, P.I and Offor K.J. (2012) “Power Flow and Contingency Assessment of the Existing 330kV Nigerian Power Grid to Cope with the Proposed increase in Power generation in 2014” International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT), Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 1 – 9.

 

6.       Okonkwo, I.I.,Obi,P. I., Chidolue G.C., Okeke, S.S.N. (2012) “Symbolic Simulation by Nodal Method of Effective Branch Current Source”. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research Vol. 3, Issue 10, pp, 1-7.

 

7.       Obi, P.I., Offor K.J., Chidolue, G. C. (2013) “Reliable and Efficient Power supply in Nigeria through National Integrated Power Projects and Independent Power Projects : A case study of Onitsha Metropolis”  International Journal of Advance Research Technology (IJOART) Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp 421 - 427.

 

8.       Okonkwo I.I., Obi, P.I, Chidolue G.C and Okeke SSN (2012) “Symbolic Simulation by Mesh Method of Effective Branch Voltage Source” International Journal of Scientific and Technological Research (IJSTR). Vol. 1 Issue 8, pp 95 – 101.

 

9.       Okonkwo, I.I, Obi, P.I, Chidolue, G.C., Offor, K.J (2012) “Symbolic Simulation by Nodal Method of Complementary Circuitry” International Journal of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Systems (IJEECS) Vol. 10. Issue; I, PP 599-605.

 

10.   Okonkwo, I.I. Obi, P.I., Chidolue, G.C. Okeke, S.S.N. (2012) “Symbolic Simulation by Mesh Method of Complementary Circuitry” International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications (IJERA) Vol. 2, Issue 5, PP. 356-363.

 

11.   Offor, Kennedy, Obi, P. I., Nwadike, Kenny T, Okonkwo, I. I, (2013) “Structured Network Design and Implementation for a Small Office (Home Office) – Tutorial/Report” International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT), Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 1342 – 1347.

 

12.   Obi, P. I., Ulasi, J. A., Offor, K. J. Chidolue, G. C. (2013) “Improving Electric Power Quality in Nigerian Existing 330kV 28 Bus Electric Power System using Static Var Compensator System”  International Journal of Engineering Research and Technology (IJERT), Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp.1060 – 1066.

 

13. Obi, P. I. (2014) “Technical Report Writing and presentation:  A Necessary Tool for

        Effective Engineering Practice and technological advancement”. International Journal of

        Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER), Vol 5, Issue 5, pp 1299-1305.

 

14. Omorogiuwa .E. and Obi, P. I. (2014) “Modeling of Underground Cables for High

      Voltage Transmission” International Journal of Engineering and Science (IJES) Vol. 3,

       Issue 12, pp. 57-67.

15. Anumaka, M. C., Offor, J. K., Nwabueze, C. A., Obi, P. I., (2014) “Techno-economic

      Feasibility of Biothanol Production for Fossil Feul-fired Generating Plant in Nigeria”

      African Journal of Education, Science and Technology (AJEST). Vol. 1, No. 4, pp 121-

      126.

16. Ifeagwu, E. N., Obi, P. I., Okafor, C. J., Okafor, C. S. and Igwe, J. I. (2015)

      “Performance Evaluation of Rake Receiver in CDMA20001X Mobile Cellular Radio

       Network” International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology (IJEIT). Vol.

       4, Issue 10, pp. 177-181.

17. Ifeagwu, E. N., Obi, P. I., Ejiofor, H. C., Okoro, C. K. (2015) “Analysis of Base Station

      Adaptive Antenna Array Performance in CDMA2000X Mobile Radio Network”

      International Journal of omputer Science Trends and Tecnology (IJCST). Vol. 3, Issue 3,

       pp. 114-122.

18. Iloh, J. P. I., Obi, P. I., Mbachu, C. B. (2015) “Replacement of Conventional Current

     Transformers in Injection Substation using Rogowski Coils” Umudike Journal of

      Engineering and Technology, (UJET). Vol. 1 No. 1 pp 126-130.

19. Obi Patrick, Nwabueze Chris, Iloh John Paul, and Benjamin Ezikel. (2015)  Evaluation

      of Main Causes of ConsumersDissatisfaction with Electric Power Supply in Nigeria

      using Fault Tree Analysis: A case study of Asaba 33kV Feeder” International Journal of 

     Innovative Research Science Engineering and Technology. Vol. 4 Issue 7 pp 6262 – 6270 20.Obi, P. I. and Iloh, J. P. I. (2015) “Comparative Analysis of Electric Power Generation

      and Demand Forecast in Nigeria” American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER).

      Vol. 4, Issue 12, pp. 156 – 160.

21. Obi, P. I., Iloh, J. P. I., and Oforma, C. (2015) “Fault Analysis of Nnewi Power Injection

      Substation Using Phase Component Method” Umudike Journal of

      Engineering and Technology (UJET). Vol. 1 No. 2 pp. 93 – 105.

22. Obi, P. I., Iloh, J. P. I. (2016) “Evaluating the Effect of Various Faults on Transient

       Stability Using A Single-Machine Equivalent (SIME)”. American Journal of

       Engineering Research (AJER). Vol. 5  , Issue 1 , pp. 12 – 20.

23. Obasi,R. U., Obi, P. I., and Chidolue, G. C. (2016) “Effects of MATLAB and Simulink

       in Engineering Education: A Case Study of Transient Analysis of Direct-Current

       Machines. International Journal of Innovative Research in Engineering and Management

       (IJIREM)  Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp 108 – 112.

24. Obi, P. I. and Iloh, J. P. (2016) “Various Types of Insulators Used in Power System for

      Safe Operations of Transmission Lines” International Journal of Innovative Engineering,

      Technology and Science (IJIETS). Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 20-27.

25. Iloh, J. P. I. and Obi, P. I. (2016). “Analysis of Nigeria’s Power Generation Statistics

      from June to December 2015” International Journal of Innovative Engineering,

      Technology and Science (IJIETS). Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 95-101.

26. Obi, P. I., Emeghara,C. M. and Onwuka, I. K. (2016) “Load Demand Pattern For

      Domestic and Commercial Consumers in Enugu City from 2013-2014” Umudike Journal

      of Engineering and Technology (UJET). Vol. 2. No. 1, pp. 129 – 136.

27. Chukwuedozie N. Ezema, Patrick I. Obi and Chukwuebuka N. Umezinwa (2016)

     “Solving Electric Power Transmission Line Faults Using Hybrid Artificial Neural

       Network Modules” American Journal of Computer and Engineering (AJCE). Vol. 1

       Issue 1 No pp 1 – 25.

28. Oputa, Osita, Patrick I. Obi and Ifeanyichukwu K. Onwuka (2017) “Induction Motor

      Starting Analysis and Start Aided Device Comparism using ETAP” European Journal of

      Engineering Research and Science (EJERS) Vol. 2, No 7, pp 1 -7.

29. Ezema, C. N., Iloh, J. P. I., and Obi, P. I. (2017) “Analysis of Distance Protection for

      EHV Transmission Lines Using Artificial Neural Network” International of Engineering,

      Business and Management (IJEBM). Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 1-14.

30. Osita, Oputa, Obi, P. I., U. O. Orji (2018) “Comparative Cost Analysis of a Fueled

      Power Generator and Fuel-Less Power Generator” NIEEE Journal of Research and

      Innovative Technology. Vol. 1, No. 1. pp 64 – 71.

31. Obi, P. I., Oputa, O., Okeke, C., Onwuka, I. K., and Akpan, A. E. (2018) “Evaluating

      Protective System’s Reliability Using Current Transformer Burden Rating” Nigerian

      Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences Vol. 3 (1), pp. 148 – 153.

32. P. I., Obi, O. Oputa, C. A. Okeke, G. C. Diyoke and I. K. Onwuka (2018) “Quantitative

      Comparison of Direct Current Shunt and Series Motor Speed Control Methods”

      European Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EJECE). Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 8-

      13.

33. Obi, P. I., Anerobi, P, and Emeghara, M. C. (2018) “Analysis of Transmission Line Faults:  A case study of Enugu New-Haven 132/33kV Transmission Line” International Journal of Trends in Research and Development. Vol. 5(4), ISSN 2394 – 9333, pp. 560 – 565.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PAPERS:

34. Obi, P. I., Ezechukwu O.A., and Onudiora, M. A. (2008) “Modeling Artificial Neural

     Network to Daily Peak Load Forecasting of Nigerian Electricity Markets”. Proceedings

     of the Nigeria Institution of Electrical/Electronic Engineering (ICEPT 2008) pp 136-142.

35. Nwabueze, C. A. and Obi, P. I. (2012) “Harvesting Energy from Humans for Ultra Low

      Power Devices” Proceedings of the Nigeria Institution of Electrical/Electronic

      Engineering (ICEPT 2012), pp 24-28.

36. Omorogiuwa Eseosa  and Obi, P. I. (2012) “Using Genetic Algorithm for

      Loss Minimization and DG Placement” Proceedings of Faculty of Engineering Anambra

      State University 1st International Conference on Engineering Adaptation and Policy

      Reforms for Industrial Development (ICEAPR 2012) pp 51- 58.

37. Falomuwa, A. I., Ohia, C. C., Obi, P. I., and Nwabueze, C. N. (2014) “An  Indigenous

      Heart Pulse Detector” Proceedings of Faculty of Engineering Anambra State University

      2nd International Conference on Engineering Adaptation and Policy Reforms for

      Industrial Development (ICEAPR 2014)  pp 8- 15.

38. Ulasi, A. J., Obi, P. I., and Nwabueze, C. A. (2014) “Foundation Mathematics to Support

       the Study and Practice of Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Undergraduate

       studies: A Review. Proceedings of Faculty of Engineering Anambra State University 2nd

       International Conference on Engineering Adaptation and Policy Reforms for Industrial

       Development (ICEAPR 2014) pp 80- 84.

39. Obi, P.I., Chidolue G.C., A. J. Ulasi and Okonkwo I.I (2014) “Protection and Control of

      Power System”.  Proceedings of the Maiden National Engineering Conference of the

      College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Michael Okpara University of

      Agriculture, Umudike, pp. 6-17.

40. Obi, P. I., Orioha, Morgan and Emeghara, M. C. (2016) “Analysis of Average Hourly

       Load in Umuahia, Abia State Nigeria” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference

       Exhibition on Power and Telecommunications (ICEPT 2016) pp 1 – 7

41. Obi, P. I., Iloh, J. P. I., Ulasi, A. J. and Emeghara, M. C. (2017) “Decentralized Power

       Supply for Electric Power Improvement in African Economies: A case of Nigeria Power

       Sector” Proceedings of Faculty of  Engineering Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu

       University 3rd International Conference on Engineering  Adaptation and Policy Reforms

       for Industrial   Development  (ICEAPR 2017)  pp 9 - 17.

42. Obi, P. I., Osita Oputa and Emeghara, M, C. (2017) “Differential Protection of Power

       Transformer – A case study of Ubakala 7.5 MVA Injection Substation” Proceedings of

       Faculty of  Engineering Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University 3rd International

       Conference on Engineering  Adaptation and Policy Reforms for Industrial 

       Development  (ICEAPR 2017)  pp 133 - 139.

43. Obi, P. I., Emeghara, M. C. and Oputa Osita (2017) “Dynamic Modeling of Circuit

      Breaker Transient Recovery Voltage” IEEE International conference NIGERCON

      2017 held at FUTO Owerri 7th – 10th Nov. 2017

44. Okoro, C. K., Okoro, O. I. , Obi, P. I. (2017) “Effect of Variation of Moment of Inertia

      on the Dynamic Performance of three and five phase Induction motors” Book of

      Abstracts 2017 Technical Proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Engineers Annual

      General Conference (AGM) Abuja 2017 pp. 54.

45. Okoro, C. K., Okoro, O. I. and Obi, P. I. (2017) “Dynamic Modeling of the Performance

      of a Five phase AC Voltage Controller under R-L Load” Book of Abstracts 2017

      Technical Proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Engineers Annual

      General Conference (AGM) Abuja 2017 pp. 94.

 

 

UNPUBLISHED THESIS AND DISSERTATION:

 

1.   Obi, P. I., (2005) “Stability Study of a machine connected to Infinite Bus” (Masters

     Degree Thesis).

2.   Obi, P. I. (2014) “Load Flow and Multi – Machine Technique of Enhancing Stability of

       330kV Nigeria Interconnected Power System” PhD Dissertation.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT SEMINARS:

1.      Obi, P.I., Ohia, C.C., “Wind Turbine: Rural Electrification and Electrical Integration”. Paper presented at Nigerian Society of Engineers’ South East Forum held at Umuahia, Nov. 2008.

 

2.      Obi, P. I. “Poor maintenance culture of government infrastructure –a case of  PHCN Plc. Seminar Paper presented to Nigerian Society of Engineers at their 2009 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

3.      Obi, P. I., “Career Development – The need for Technical Education” (Seminar Paper presented to Ozubulu Students Union of Enugu State University, Enugu during their 2007/2008 Cultural day.

 

 

TECHNICAL REPORT:

1.   Enhancing Housing Delivery in Anambra State: An overview of Problems and

      Prospects. A report submitted to the Anambra State Government Transition

      Committee Feb., 2015.  

 

 

 PAPERS REVIEWED:

1.   Contingency Studies of Eastern Grid Network Using Neplan for Umudike Journal of

     Engineering and Technology (UJET) maiden publication 2015.

2.   Power Factor Improvement in an Industrial System for Umudike Journal of Engineering

      and Technology (UJET) maiden publication 2015.

3.   Optimal Allocation of Distributed Generation with Harmonics Consideration UJET 0049

      2017.

4.  Modeling and Simulation Of A Micro Grid UJET 0066 2018.

5.   Towards Enhancing Power System Operation Through Hybrid Compensation Technique

     UJET 0091 2018.

 

 

BOOKS

1.   Nwosu, A. W. and Obi, P. I. Introduction to Power System: First Edition,

      Publishers –   Malik Enterprises  Nigeria, 2005.

2.   Nwosu, A. W. and Obi, P. I. Electrical Power and Machines: Second Edition 2009,

      Chinecherem press, 2009.

 

 

LIST OF POSTGRADUATE MASTER’S STUDENTS THAT HAVE GRADUATED UNDER MY SUPERVISION, AT THE CHUKWUEMEKA ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY, ULI

 

S/N

NAME

TITLE OF THESIS

REG. NO.

DATE

(i)

Anyanor, Kingsley

Optimization of Induction Motor Efficiency Using Saturable Inductance.

2011112007

2016

(ii)

Chijindu, Augustine

Application of Compensated Automatic Voltage Regulator in enhancing Stability in

Power Generation.

 

2011112009

2016

(iii)

Ofoma, Chinedu S.

Fault Analysis in Electric Power Distribution System: A case study of Nnewi

Distribution, System.

 

2012112020

2016

(iv)

Nnodimele, Victor A.

Transient stability Fault analysis of a Machine connected to Infinite busbar using Modified Humpage Technique.

 

2011112004

2016

 

 

PRESENT EMPLOYER:

Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

 

HOBBIES:

Reading, Lawn Tennis and Scrabble

REFEREES:

1. Engr. Dr. Ezechukwu, Augustus Oseloka fnse

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

 

2. Very Rev. Fr. Theo Odukwe

Parish Priest All Saints Catholic Church

Nkpor , Idemili North LGA, Anambra State.

 

3. Engr. Dr. Nwabueze, C. A. fnieee

     Associate Professor of Electronics & Communication Engineering

     Dept. of Elect/Elect. Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

     Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Uli.