A PERSONNAL DATA
Name: Eke, Akachukwu Ben
State of Origin: Abia State
Marital Status: Married
Present Status: Professor
Department: Agricultural & Bio-Resources Engineering
B EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
B.1. Educational Institutional attended and Academic Qualifications (with dates)
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; PhD ( Agric. Engrg; Processing/storage) 2003
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; M.Sc ( Agric. Engineering) 1992
University of Nigeria, Nsukka; B Engr ( Agric. Engineering ) 1986
Item High School, Item West African School Certificate 1979
Umunnato Central School, Apuana Item; First School Leaving Certificate 1973
B.2. Certificate Courses
1 Certificate of participation. 18th International Conference and 38th AGM Umudike 2017; Umuahia, Abia State, Nigeria. 2017
2 Certificate of participation. International Conference on Agricultural Engineering “ Agricultural Mechanization: A Veritable Component of Agricultural Transformation Agenda’’ NIAE; Akwa Ibom State E-Library, Nigeria 2013
3. Nigeria Certificate in Training Workshop for Niger Delta State and 24 Federal. Universities on the use of NNPC sponsored skill ‘’G’’ Technical and Vocational training Equipment; (Fed. Poly. Nekede) (2008)
4. Certificate in Solar Drying Technology for Agriculture and Industry; (UNN) (1995)
5. Certificate in Farmers Participatory for Research and Development; (IITA) (1992)
C WORK EXPERIENCE
Establishment Position Duration
Imo River Basin and Rural Development, (SIWES)
Authority, Agbala, Owerri, Imo State Undergraduate Engineer May-Oct 1985
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria NYSC
Graduate Engineer 1986-1987
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Assistant Research Fellow (Temporary Appointment) 1987 –1991
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Assistant Research Fellow 1991 – 1995 (permanent Appointment)
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Research Fellow II 1995 – 2000
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Confirmation of App. 1998
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Research Fellow I 2000 – 2005
Micheal Okpara University of
Agriculture, Umudike. Senior Lecturer 2005- 2013
Micheal Okpara University of
Agriculture, Umudike. Associate Professor 2013-2016
Micheal Okpara University of
Agriculture, Umudike. Professor 2016- Date
C.1 Work Description
(SIWES), Worked in all engineering sections of the Institute ( Workshop practice, land preparation and harvest field operations, processing and storage of agricultural products, livestock keeping, vehicle repairs and maintenance, etc.)
Graduate Assistance Engineer: (NYSC)
Tutorial/ Practical: Handled Tutorial classes, Laboratory and Workshop Practical.
Executed Projects: Designed and developed gas burner for grain dryer. (1987)
Research Assistance, (Temporary Appointment);
Tutorial/ Practical: Handled Tutorial classes, Laboratory and Workshop practical
Courses Taught/ Being Taught at undergraduate Level: (B. Engr. – Agric. Eng.)
AGEN 314, Workshop Practice, 300 L (1998-1999)
AGEN 421, Processing and properties of Agricultural Materials 400L. (1998-2001)
AGEN 521, Processing and storage of Agricultural Product 500L. (1998 -2005.)
EAE 422, Seminar, 400L. (2005-2006)
EAE 419, Engineering Properties of Biomaterials, 400L (2005-2006)
EAE 413, Farm power 1; 400L (2005-2007)
PPF 514, Food Engineering; 500L, (2005-2007)
EAE 513, Solar Energy Application in Agricultural Engineering; 500L, (2005 – 2010)
EAE 523, Farm Transportation and Ergonomics; 500L, (2005-2010)
FDE 313, Unit operation in Food Processing, 300L, (2010 -2011)
AGE 411, Handling of Agricultural Materials 400L, (2010-2011)
AGE 512, Engineering Properties of Bio Agricultural Materials, 500L (2010-2011)
AGE 523, Processing and Drying of Agricultural materials 500L, (2010-2011)
AGE 529, Refrigeration Preservation and Storage, 500L, (2010-2011)
AGE 544, Solar Energy Engineering and Application, 500L (2010-2011)
BFE 513, Solar Energy Application in Agricultural Engineering, 500L (2012-date)
ABE 523, Farm Transportation and Ergonomics, 500L, (2011-date)
ABE 415, Engineering Properties and handling of Biomaterials, 400L (2011- 2014)
AGE 314, Farm/ Rural Electrification, 300L, (2010 – 2012)
AGE 415, Design of agricultural and food Machines, 400 (2010 – 2012)
AGE 510, Alternative Energy systems engineering 500L, (2011 – 2012)
GNT 221 Entrepreneurial Studies (2016 - Date)
GNT 311 Business Development and Management (2016 – Date)
M. Eng. Programme
AGEN 718, Principles and Application of Ergonomics, 2001 – 2005
AGEN 737, Handling and storage of Agricultural products. 2003-2005
BFE 821; Advanced Theory of Grain Drying. 2011
ABE 812, Advanced Principles and Application of Ergonomics 2011 -2012
APS 712, Advanced Materials Handling 2012 to 2014
APM 824, Energy Sources and Utilization in Agricultural Processes. 2012 to date
ABE 812, Advanced Principles and Application of Ergonomics 2014 to date
BFE 813 Advanced Solar Energy Engineering 2013 to date
BFE 821 Crop Drying Systems/Theory of Grain Drying 2017 to date
FST 718, Advance Fluid mechanics; PhD (FST), 2006 – 2007
ABE 913 Seminar 2017 to date
APM 913 Principles of Ergonomics 2017 to date
ABE 923 Bioresources Engineering 2017 to date
BFE 921 Crop Drying Systems/Theory of Grain Drying 2017 to date
Supervised Undergraduate Projects:
Name of candidate Title of projects Session
Mofoke, A.L.E Design and Laboratory Evaluation of medium
Scale Solar Dryer 1996/1997
Omolosho O.L Construction and Testing of low maintenance
Solar Water Pump 1997/1998
Etumnu M.I Design and Fabrication of a suitable Palm
Kernel oil Extractor 1997/1998
Gende, J.N. Design construction and Evaluation of the
Effect of Wind speed on Direct Mode Solar Dryer 1997/1998
Ajie, C.O Development and performance Evaluation of a
Manually Operated Pineapple Juice Extractor 1998/1999
Abubakar, A.A Preservation of vegetable using IAR- Samaru
Hybrid small scale Solar Dryer. 1998/1999
Nwaodu, A.I Design construction and evaluation of a
Popcorn popper 1998/1999
Ikwu, F Analysis of Polythene as transparent top
Cover for solar dryer 1998/1999
Aliyu, O.B Determination of optimum Solar Dryer
Air Plenum and sliced Thickness of tomato
For Solar Drying 1999/2000
Buhari, T.K Determination of Optimum Sliced Thickness
Of Tomato for Solar Drying 2000/2001
Martins, J. Determination of Optimum Sliced Thickness
Of Tomato by Ecoli Test. 2000/2001
Okopi, A.G Design fabrication and performance evaluation
Of a Rice Destoner 2002/2003
Yekini, M. S. Determination of Ascorbic Acid Content of
Dried tomato Using Solar Dryer 2003/2004
Chukwuemeka, S. Design ad Construction of a model
Winner for processing Rice in Nigeria 2005/2006
Ali, M.N Design and Fabrication of a palm kernel
Egdu, C. Design and fabrication of a palm Kernel
Shell separator 2006/2007
Ejebe, C.K Design and Fabrication of prototype Natural
Convention Solar Maize Dryers with and without
Thermal storage Collectors 2007/2008
Oleh, S.O. Determination of some selected physical
Mechanical and aerodynamic properties of
African Breadfruit (Treculia Africana) 2007/2008
Nwamo, J.O Comparative Analysis of Solar Thermal Storage
Udokang, A.D Design and Fabrication of a water melon juice
Jackson, E.E Vinegar production from Cocoyam by Fermentation. 2010/2011
Udoh, I.A Development of a Table Mounted Device for
Cracking the shell of periwinkles 2010/2011
Acholoun, E. I Evaluation of Solar Energy Thermal Storage
System with Rockbed 2011/2012
James, A.E Effect of wind on the efficiency of solar Okra Dryer. 2011/2012
Okonkwo, H. O. Effect of Air Plenum on Solar Dryer Performance 2012/2013
Dick, C. W. Drying Kinetic of Selected Food Crops ( Cooking Banana, Tomato and Okra). 2013/2014
Onyewuenyi, O. S. Development and Evaluation of Briquetting Machine for Grass Energy Utilization. 2014/2015
Udensi, N. K. Development and Evaluation of Passive Cabinet Solar Dryer Primed with Solar Cell 2014/2015
Nwachukwu, C. C. Development and Performance Evaluation of a motorized Periwinkle cracking Machine. 2014/ 2015
OHIMOR, E. O. Modeling and Optimization of Bioethanol Production Process from Lignocellulosic Material 2016/2017
C.2 Executed Projects
Evaluated medium scale forced convection solar dryers, (1991)
Evaluated medium scale forced convection fossil fuel fired dryer, (1991)
Developed large scale natural mud solar dryers with water colour transparent polythene as the top cover material, (1991)
Evaluated medium scale forced convection hybrid dryer (1992)
Organized training for rural farmers on the use of natural convection solar dryers for drying agricultural products in Jere, Kaduna State, New- Wusa and Kwaka, Niger state. Funded by IDRC (1991)
Organized training for rural farmerzs on the use of natural convection solar dryer for drying Tomatoes, Okro, Pepper and other vegetables in Hunkuyi and Marabadanja, Kaduna State. Under Food Foundation U.S.A (1993)
Organized training Workshop to Technology tools and Processes for Rural Women, sponsored by commonwealth office London, U.K held at IAR/ABU, Sep.,/Nov., 1995
Organized training for women Groups in seven Local Government Area of Kaduna and Niger States on the use and Maintenance of IAR developed Food processing equipment (Multipurpose Grinders, Solar Dryers and Oil extractors) by IAR/ UNICEF Kaduna Zone collaboration. April, 1996
Team Leader on survey for determination of Solar crop dryer Needs of Farmer in Mayo Belwa L.G.A Adamawa State, and Lau L.G.A Taraba state using Rural Rapid Appraisal (RRA) Technology. Sponsored by UNICEF Kano Zone. 3rd -30th Nov. 1994.
Team Leader; Field work on installation, training women of solar group on the use and maintenance vegetable/fruit dryers and other agricultural processing equipment in Ikara, Birnin-Gwari, Jama’a Jaba Agaie, Shiror and Magama L.G.A Kaduna and Niger states. Sponsored by UNICEF Kaduna State. April-May 1995.
Team Leader; on IAR/UNICEF Kaduna Zone collaboration on performance evaluation of equipment installed for Woman Group in Village in Kaduna State and Niger State. (1996)
Team Leader on Design and Fabrication of forced convection fossil fuel large scale ginger (Multi-Purpose) Dryer and Ginger Splinting Machine. Held at National Crop Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike, June- July, 1996.
Fabricated and Evaluation Solar Dryer that used rocked heat storage system as Solar Collector. (1998)
Developed a Solar Thermal Water Pump, (1998)
Evaluated Manually Operated Pineapple Juice Extractor, (1999)
Developed Electrically operated popcorn Popper, (1999)
Organized Training on the use and Maintenance of Groundnut oil, Rice Processing and Weaving Equipment to communities in eight Local Government Area of Kano State. Sponsored by UNDP Kano Office. July – August, 2001.
Developed a model for Solar Dryer Size- configurations, (2003)
Evaluated a Rice Destoner, ( 2003).
Developed Multipurpose Fossil Fuel Fired Forced Convection dryer, ( 2004).
Team Leader on the project Development of Multi- purpose active and passive solar dryers for drying bio-materials. Sponsored by MOUAU.DRD, 2007- 2010
Development of Mechanized Active fossil Fuel Fish Smoker-Dryer. Sponsored by MOUAU. DURA, 2013-2015
C.3. Administrative Responsibilities with Dates
Acting Programme Leader ; Agricultural Mechanization, Institute for agricultural Research. ABU/Zaria. March 29- April 11, 2004
Acting Programme Leader; Agricultural Mechanization, Institute for Agricultural Research. ABU/Zaria, 22nd to 23rd Nov. 2004
Assistant Faculty of Engineering Examination Officer II, Faculty of Engineering ABU/Zaria, Oct 21. 2004- May 31, 2005
College Representative in Senate, CEET; 2006 to 2007
Deputy Dean, CEET; July. 2006 to Feb. 2007
Acting Head of Department, Agricultural Engineering, CEET; Sep, 2006 to Sep., 2008
Acting Dean, CEET; Sept. 2008 to Nov. 2009.
Acting Head of Department, Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, CEET; Dec.2012 to Dec 2014
Deputy Director Centre of Entrepreneurship Development MOUAU Dec. 2015 to Dec.2017
Head of Department, Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, CEET; January 2017 to Dec.2017
Dean CEET: Dec.2017 to Date
C.3.0 Sabbatical Leave Work Experience in University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria. 2010/2011
D MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES/BODIES
Secretary; Sub –committee in charge of machine prototypes and tools for Regional Workshop on the Role of Woman in agriculture with focus on Farm Tools and Related Technologies in commonwealth Africa, held in IAR/ABU- Zaria 8th – 13th Nov. 1993
L.O.C. Member, Resource person and the Chairman of a sub-committee on CONSEC/IAR Training Programme on Technology Tools and Processes for Women (IAR/ABU – Zaria/ Commonwealth, U.K) Held in IAR/ABU- Zaria. Sept. – Nov. 2005
Chairman, Departmental Board Meeting, 2006 to 2008
Chairman, College Board Meeting, 2008 to 2009
Senate Ceremonials Committee for 2nd Convocation, 17th Feb. 2007; Member
Honorary Degrees Committee for 3rd Convocation, Feb. 2009; Member
Committee on Task Force for NUC Accreditation of CEET; 2007/ 2008; Member
University Appraisal Committee, (UAC); 2008/2009; Member
Committee of Deans and Directors, (CDD); 2008/2009; member
Central Admission Committee (CAC); 2008/2009; Member
Continuing Education Centre (CEC); 2008/2009; Member
MOUAU Extension Centre, (MEC); 2008/2010; Member
University- Wide Task Team for certification of Teaching Research Equipment. Supplied by Contractors ( Finlab. Nig. Ltd, Kleson Nig. Ltd, Chemisciences, Nig. Ltd and Cosa Nig. Ltd); 2009/2010; member
Task Force Committee on Education Trust Fund; 2009/2010; Member
Chairman, Committee on Review of Department Course Curriculum ; Feb. to March 2010
Committee on Review of Departmental Course Curriculum; Dec.2010- Jan. 2011.
Chairman, Departmental Board Meeting, Dec. 2012 to 2014
Chairman, SWEP, CEET, MOUAU 2014 to Date
E Service to Relevant Public Bodies
Public Body Position and Nature of Job Date
Apuanu Item Christian Association President; Gospel of peace 2009 – Date
Item Christian Association Vice President 2009- 2011
Greater Item For Christ Crusade Chairman L.O.C 2009 – 2011
Item Christian Association National Financial Secretary 2011 – 2015
Item Christian Association Nat. Gen. Sec. 2015-Date
Agricultural Mechanization Conference, MOUAU Financial Secretary 2016 to Date
F. Membership of Professional Bodies
Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Fellow (MNIAE) R. N. 439
Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) R.N. 10,688
Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, (COREN) R. N. 15,179
American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (MASABE) R. N. 1,036,309
Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Fellow (FNIAE)- F116
1 Eke, A. B. and Suleiman, M. L. (2001). Special Focus on Technologies Towards Women Empowerment; Savanna Journal of Agricultural Mechanization. 3(1):69-71.
2 Eke, A. B., EL Okene, A. M. I., Suleiman, M. L., Mudiare, O. I. and Alegdejo, M.D. (2002). Performance Evaluation of some Vegetable Solar Dryers. Savanna Journal of Agric. Mech. 4(1);1- 6
3 Simonyan, K. J. and Eke, A. B. (2010). Cleaning Loss Characteristics of a Conventional Stationary Rasp bar Sorghum Thresher. Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology. Vol 18 (1): 40 - 50. Published by the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers.
4 Ehiem, J. C, Simonyan, K.J and Eke, A.B. (2011). Some physical properties of bitter kolar (Garcinia Kolar). The Niger Agric. Journal – ASN. 42(1):209-215
5 Eke, A.B (2011). Predicted of optimum angle of inclination for flat plate solar collector in Zaria, Nigeria. CIGR.13(4): Vol. 13 No 4
6 Eke, A.B. and Arinze, E. A. (2011). Natural convention mud type solar dryers for rural farmers. Nigerian Journal of Technological Development. 8(2):92-106.
7 Eke, A.B. (2012) Development of direct mode nature convention solar dryer for high moisture content crops. American Journal of Agriculture Science, Engineering and Technology. 1(2):11-26
8 Igboekwe, M.U., Eke, A .B., Adama,J.C. and Ihekweaba, G. (2012). The use of vertical Electrical sounding (VES) in the Evaluation of Erosion in Abia state University, Uturu and Environs. The pacific Journal of science and Techonology 13 (2): 509-520
9 Simonyan, K.J., Ehiem, J.C., Eke, A.B., Adama, J.C. and Okpara, D.A. (2013). Some physical properties of ginger varieties. Journal of Applied Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria. 5(1):73-79
10 Eke, A.B. (2013). Development of small scale direct mode natural convention solar dryer for Tomato, Okra and Carrot. International Journal of Engineering and Technology 3(2):199-204
11 Eke, A.B. (2013). Identification of Suitable Materials for solar Thermal Collector in Rural Area of Zaria Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering and Technology 3(2):199-204
12 Igboekwe, M.U., Eke, A. B., Emeka, C. Chris,C.C and Ihekweaba,G. (2013) Geophysical Assessment and Ground Water Quality in Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State. The pacific Journal of Science and Technology, 14(2):565-575
13 Eke, A.B. (2014).Investigation of low cost solar collector for drying vegetables in rural areas. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal Vol.16 No1 pp 118-125
14 Eke, A. B. and Simonyan, K. J. (2014). Development of small scale direct mode passive solar dryers for effective drying of tomato. Journal of Applied Agricultural Research 6(1) 111-119.
15 Eke, A. B. ( 2014). Evaluation of Polythene as Solar Thermal Collector Top Cover Material. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment. 15(1)167-178.
16 Simonyan, K.J; Eke, A.B., Adama, J.C., Ehiem, J. C., Onwuka, U.N., Iheke, A.R., Nwankwojike, B. N. and Okpara, D. A. (2014). Design and Development of a Motorized Ginger Rhizomes Splitting Machine. Journal of Applied Agricultural Research. Vol 6(1):121-130. Published by the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria.
17 Simonyan, K.J; Eke, A. B., Adama, J. C., Ehiem, J. C. and Okpara, D. A. (2014). Performance Evaluation of Motorized Ginger Rhizomes Splitting Machine. AMA 45(3)22-27. Summer.
18 Eke, A. B. and Ehiem, J. C. (2015) Effect of loading orientation on some mechanical Characteristics of periwinkle varieties. Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology. 1(1):55-64.
19 Ohimor, E. O., Ndirika, V. I.O. , Eke, A. B. and Nsidibe-Obong, E. M. (2016). Bioethanol production from corn stover using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 7(8):290-293.
20 Eke, A. B. and Onyenekwe, P. C.(2016). Effect of Solar and Open Sun Drying on the Microbial Loads and some Nutrients of Tomato. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment. Accepted for publication
21 Eke. A. B. (2016). Development and Performance evaluation of a medium scale direct mode passive solar dryer for farmers in Nigeria. Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology (UJET). 2(2):41-49
22 Ohimor, E. O., Ndirika, V. I. O., Eke, A. B. and Nsidibe-Obong, E. M. (2016) Bioethanol production from corn stover using Saccharomyces cerevisiae. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 7(8) 290-293.
23 Ndukwu, M. C., Bennamoun, L., Abam, F. I., Eke, A. B. and Ukoha, D. (2017). Energy and Exergy analysis of a solar dryer integrated with sodium sulfate decahydrate and sodium chloride as thermal storage medium. ELSEVIER; Renewable Energy 113(2017):1182-1192
Peer Reviewed Proceedings
24 Eke, A.B. (1996). Solar Dryer Fabrication and Drying Technique. Proceedings of Commonwealth Training programme on Technology, Tools and Processes for Women. IAR/ABU-Zaria, Nigeria. 18th September to 14th October, pp 122-131
25 Eke, A.B and Maigida, D. N, (1996). Groundnut Oil Extraction: Tool and process. Proceedings of Commonwealth Training Programme on Technology Tools and Processes for women. IAR/ABU-Zaria, Nigeria. 18th September to 14th October, pp 144-151.
26 Eke, A.B, Suleimon, M.L, El-Okene, Misari, S.M and Alegbejo, M.D. (2003). Evaluation of Various Designs of IAR –Samaru Free Convection Solar Dryer with and without Thermal Storage. Proceedings of Nigerian Drying Symposium. Held at Faculty of Engineering, University of Port –Harcourt 1 (1): 209-221.
27 Eke, A.B, Suliemon, M.L, Okene, A.I and Misari, S.M; (2003). Evaluation of Various Designs of IAR- \Samaru Multi-Purpose Forced Convection Dryers. Proceedings of the First Nigerian Drying Symposium. UNIPORT, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 21st to 23rd October. Pp223-230
28 Simonyan, K.J and Eke A.B. (2009) Cleaning Loss Characteristics of a Convectional Stationary Rasp-bar Sorghum thresher. Proceedings of the 3rd West African Society of Agricultural Engineering, Ile-ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Pp176-182
29. Eke, A.B. and Arinze, E.A. (2010). Evaluation of mud solar dryers. Book of proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers. Enugu, Enugu state, Nigeria. Pp450-459
30 Gyuse, E.T, Simonyan, K.J, Oluokun, A.A and Eke, A.B. (2010). Rheological properties of groundnut past. Book of the proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Nigeria Institution of Agricultural Engineers. Enugu, Anugu State, Nigeria. Pp467-471
31 Eke, A.B. and Simonyan, K.J (2012). Development and evaluation of small scale direct mode passive solar tomato dryers. Proceedings of International Conference of Agricultural Engineering CIGR Ageng. Valencia, Spain
32 Eke, A.B. and Alonge, A. F (2012). Medium scale direct mode natural convention solar tomato dryers for Nigeria farmers. Proceedings of International Conference of Agricultural Engineering. CIGR Ageng. Valencia, Spain
33 Eke, A.B. and Omodamiro, O. (2012). Development of small Scale Direct Mode Natural Convection Solar Dryer for Fruits and Vegetables. INCOSOL.
34 Eke,A.B. and Onwe,D.N (2014). Effect of wind flow on the performance of passive solar dryer for Akwa Ibiom State, Nigeria. Proceedings of MAIDEN Engineering Conference CEET MOUAU (EDMANS 2014) May 7-9. Pp180-186.
35 Eke, A. B. (2016). Prediction of optimum angle of inclination for flat plate solar collector in Abia State, Nigeria. Book of Proceedings of the Conference on Agricultural Mechanization in Nigeria (AGMEN). ABE, CEET, MOUAU.
36 R.N Kaul, M.A. Ali, D.N. Maigida, K. Meagher, C.N Asota, P.C. Onyenekwe, Eke, A. B. and T.K. Atala (1994).Technology for Rural Women. IAR-FORD FOUNDATION PROJECT. Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
37 Kaul, R.N, Ali, A., Eke, A.B., Meagher, K. and Maigida, D.N (1995). Report on Pre- Technology survey of Lau Local Government Area, Taraba State. IAR/ ABU Project on Technology for Rural Women, In collaboration with UNICEF, Zone D. June
38 Kaul, R.N., Ali, A., Eke, A.B., Meagher, K. and Maigida, D.N (1995).Report on Pre- Technology survey of Mayo Belwa Local Government Area, Adamawa State. IAR/ ABU Project on technology for Rural Women, in collaboration with UNICEF, Zone D. June
39 Eke, A.B, Ifenkwe, G.E., Igboekwe, M.U., Ekwenye, U.N and Obasi, N. (2010). Technical Report on the Project Titled Solar Dryers for Processing Agricultural Products. Engineering, Information and Technology (EIT/07/01). A project Sponsored by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, through Directorate of Research and Development.
40 Igboekwe. M.U., Eke, A.B., Adama, J.C and Ihekweaba,G. (2010). Technical Report on the Project Titled The use of electrical resistivity methods in the evaluation of erosion at a site in Abia State. Engineering, Information and Technology (EIT/07/04). Sponsored by DRD/ MOUA/ Umudike.
41 Eke, A. B., Simonyan, K. J., Onwuka, G. I., OLorunshola, O., James, J. C. and O. Y. Osemedua, O. Y.(2015). Technical Report on the Project Titled Development of Mechanized Active Fossil Fuel Fish Smoker-Dryer. Engineering, Information and Technology (EIT). A project Sponsored by Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, through Directorate of Research and Development.
42 Arinze E.A., Adefila, S.S., Eke, A.B. and Akani, O.A (1990). Experimental Evaluation of Various Designs of Free Convection Solar Crop Dryer with and without thermal storage. Paper presented at the National Conference of the NSAE, Held at University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria. 12th to 15th September
43 Eke. A.B. (1992) Technical and Economics Consideration in Selecting Farm Machinery for Agriculture Production. A paper presented on Agricultural Investments Consultants Held at the department of Agricultural Economics, IAR/ABU Zaria, Nigeria. 5th to 9th April.
44 Eke, A.B, Onyenekwe, P.C, Asota, C.N and Kaul, R.N (1995). Effect of Field Solar and Traditional open sun drying on the Microbial Loads and some Nutrients of Tomato. Paper presented at the National Conference of the NSAE, held at Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. 4th to 28th April.
45 Eke, A.B. (1995). Identification of Appropriate Rural Women Projects. Paper presented at National Workshop on Strategies for Reaching Rural women. Held at NAERLS, ABU- Zaria, Nigeria. 23th to 27th October.
46 Eke, A.B, Onyenekwe, P.C and Kaul, R.N (1995). Experimental Evaluation of Solar and Traditional sun Drying on Microbial Loads and some Nutrient of Tomato. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on the Implementation of Renewable and Alternative Energy Technologies. Held at NCERD, UNN, Nigeria. 4th to 8th December.
47 Eke, A.B (1996). Solar Crop Drying, Drying Technique and Photovoltaic Cells Production, The Challenge of the Hour. Paper presented at Seminar on Tech- Innovation. Held at Auditorium of Commerce and Industries, Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. 16th to 17th April.
48 Eke, A.B, El-Okene, A.M.I., Suleiman, M.L. and Gende, J.N (1999). Evaluation of the Effect of Wind on Natural Conference of the NIAE a Division of the NSE. Held at Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi Nigeria. 7th to 11th September.
49 Eke, A.B., El-Okene, A.M.A, Suleimon, M.L and Mofoke, A. (1999) Design of Wind Enhance Natural Convection Solar Dryer. Paper presented at the National Conference of the NIAE a Division of the Nigeria Society of Engineers. Held at Federal Polytechnic Bauchi. Nigeria. 7th to 11th September.
50. Eke, A.B., El-Okene, A.M.I, Suleimon, M.L and Alegbejo, M.D (2000) Preservation of some High Moisture Content Vegetable Using Solar Dryer. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference of HORTSON. Held at IAR/ ABU. Zaria. Nigeria. 28th May to 1st June.
H Conferences/ Workshop/ Seminars Attended
2nd International Conference on the ‘’ Implementation of Renewable and Alternative Energy Technologies’’ CRAET ‘ 95. Held at NCERD. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 4th to 8th December 1995.
13th Annual Conference of Nigeria Society of Agricultural Engineers. Held at NAERLS, ABU, Zaria, 27th to 29 September, 1989.
National Conference of ‘’ Agricultural Investments Consultants’’ Held at Department Agricultural Economics, IAR/ABU- Zaria. 5th to 9th April, 1992.
National Conference of Nigeria Society of Agricultural Engineers. Held at Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. 17th to 20th September, 1992
National Conference of Nigeria Society of Agricultural Engineers. Held at Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. 24th to 28th April, 1995
21st National Conference of Nigeria Institution of Agricultural Engineers ( A Division of Nigeria Society of Engineers) Held at Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Nigeria. 7th to 11th September. 1999
18th National Conference of Horticultural Society of Nigeria, (HORTSON – 200). Held at IAR/ABU- Zaria, Nigeria. 28th May to 1st June, 2000
1st Nigerian Drying Symposium. Held at University of Port-Harcourt. Nigeria. 21st to 23rd October, 2003
25th Annual Conference of Nigeria Institution of Agricultural Engineers. Held at Idide hotel, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State, Nigeria. January, 2006
18th Engineering Assembly (COREN). Held at International Conference Centre, Abuja, 11th to 12th August, 2009.
10th International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers. Enugu, Unugu state, Nigeria. (2010)
7th International CIGR Technical Symposium ‘’ Innovating the food value chain ‘’ Incorporating 2nd International Conference on Postharvest Technology and Quality Management. Held at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. 25th to 29th November, 2012
International Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, Uyo Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. (2013).
MAIDEN Engineering Conference College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, MOUA, Umudike. Abia State Nigeria. (EDMANS 2014)
Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE). the Institution’s 38th Annual General Meeting and 18th International Conference hosted by MOUA3 rd to 6 th October, 2017.
(i) Innovation / Awards
1. Innovation: The use of water- colour polythene as solar dryer top cover
2. Award: NYSC Kaduna State Merit Award
3. Book: The Wages of Sin is Death, published by Naphtali Prints Nig. Ltd
(ii) Unpublished Papers (Degree Thesis)
1. Eke, A.B (1986) Design of Firing for UNN/DAE Gari Frying Machine Prototype. B.Eng (Agric. Eng), Thesis. Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Nigeria. Nsukka. Nigeria. September.
2. Eke, A.B. (1992). Experimental Performance Evaluation of Laboratory and Field Solar and Hybrid Crop Dryers. Ms.C Thesis. Department of Agricultural Engineering Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. January
3. Eke, A.B (2003) Performance Evaluation of Natural Convection Solar Dryer for Sliced Tomato. Phd. Thesis. Department of Agricultural Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, August.
(iii) Unpublished Papers (NYSC Special Project Thesis)
Eke, A.B (1987) Design and Construction of Grain Dryer Burner. NYSC special Project. Department of Agricultural Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Nigeria September.
(iv) Names and Addresses of Referees
1. Engr (Prof.) V.I.O Ndirika
Department of Agricultural Engineering, CEET, MOUAU, Nigeria.
2. Engr. (Prof.) C.O Akubuo.
Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka,Nigeria
3. Engr. (Prof.) I. O. Okoro.
Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, CEET, MOUAU, Nigeria.
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