PROFESSOR EKE, AKACHUKWU BEN

PROFESSOR EKE, AKACHUKWU BEN

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Biography

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A          PERSONNAL DATA

            Name:                  Eke, Akachukwu Ben  

            State of Origin:   Abia State

            Nationality:         Nigerian

            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

            Undergraduate Engineer:

(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

Ph.D. Programme

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

Project Supervision

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

                                                Cracker.                                                                       2006/2007

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

                                                Materials                                                                     2009/2010

Udokang, A.D                                    Design and Fabrication of a water melon juice

                                                Extractor                                                                     2010/2011

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

 

M.ENG. Programme.

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

                                                Ph.D. Programme

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

 

G                                                          PUBLICATIONS

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.

 

 

Technical Papers

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.

            Conference Papers

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. 

 

                        Others

(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.

J.          Extra Curriculum

            Study and teach the word of God.

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