University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Dr. Cosmas Ngozichukwu AnyanwuTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Cosmas Anyanwu holds a PhD (Agric. & Bioresources Engineering) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and MSc (Chem. Engineering) from University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria. He is an Associate Professor in the of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering and Head of the Renewable and New Energy Systems Programme of the World Bank funded ACE-Impact Project (ACE-SPED) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is an experienced Renewable Energy Professional, Certified Stove Testing Expert and Lead expert in several national and international renewable energy projects. He has served as a renewable energy consultant to the German International Co-operation Agency (GIZ), International Centre for Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED), ECOWAS, as well as many other renowned agencies. He is also involved in development of professional short courses for capacity building in the energy sector. His research interests are in Bioenergy, Waste-2-Wealth, Solar Thermal technologies, as well as energy modelling.
Dr. Patrick Udeme-obong AkpanTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Patrick U. Akpan has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (specializing in Power Plant Engineering) from the Energy Efficiency Centre of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, an MSc in Process Systems Engineering (specializing in Energy Systems and Thermal processes) from Cranfield University United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nigeria. He is a Senior Lecturer with the department of Mechanical Engineering and the African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED). He is the Chairman, Faculty of Engineering Digital Education Committee. His responsibilities as the Faculty Committee Chairman includes: (a) creating awareness for the adaptation of digital education in the faculty, (b) training faculty and encouraging the mainstreaming of emerging solutions for digital education in teaching and learning, (c) Liaising with the University’s ICT unit on the maximum use of all the available resources on digital education to the faculty. His expertise covers the design, modelling and thermal performance evaluation and optimisation of conventional & renewable energy & power systems. His expertise also covers energy systems integration, audit, management, and deployment. Dr. Akpan has authored/co-authored several scholarly publications in top engineering journals. He is an Associate Editor of the Nijotech, and he also reviews papers for Scientific and Engineering Journals such as Energy Conversion and Management, Energy, and Nijotech. He has gained proficiency in the use of different engineering software in his previous and current research projects. These include: Python, Ansys Fluent, MATLAB, WANDA Transient, Excel, System Advisor Model, Virtual Plant, EPANET etc. His spoken and written English language skills are good. Dr. Akpan has received several awards namely: African Energy Indaba Top Innovator Award (2017), Eskom Energy Efficiency Doctoral Bursary Award (2016-2019), TWAS-NRF Doctoral Fellowship Award (2016-2018), NNPC/ESSO Exploration Foreign Post- Graduate Scholarship (2010-2011), Exxon Mobil Producing Nigeria Limited Undergraduate Scholarship (2002-2006). His previous and present membership of professional bodies include: African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN Membership No: R50714), and South African National Energy Association (SANEA).
Professor Emenike EjioguTransforming Energy Access
Engr. Prof. Emenike Ejiogu holds BEng. (Electrical Eng.) and MEng (Electrical Eng.) degrees from the University of Nigeria obtained respectively in 1987 and 1990. He arrived out his Post-Graduate Research & PhD Studies (under Japanese Government Ministry of Education, MOMBUSHO, Scholarship) leading to a PhD degree in 1994 specialising in Power Devices & Systems Engineering at the National Shinshu University, Nagano-city, Japan. He has variously held the positions of Assistant Professor: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, BKC, Kusatsu-city Japan (Sept 1997 – Sept 2001); Associate Research Fellow: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, BKC, Kusatsu-city Japan (Oct 2001 – Present); Chief Research & Products Development Engineer, E-Tec Co. Ltd, Osaka, Japan (Oct 2001.- Dec 2005); Director of Technology, Energy & Environmental Technology Inc., Osaka, Japan (Dec 2005. – 2008); Representative Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MicroSilitron Inc., Laboratory, Biwako Campus, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu-city, Japan (April 2007 – 2009); Research Professor, Mirai Denchi/Microsilitron Inc Labaratory, High Tech Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu-shi, Shiga-ken, Japan (2007 – 2013); Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State (July 2011 – Present); Departmental PG Representative, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2011-2013); Lead Investigator, Laboratory of Industrial Electronics, Power Devices & New Energy Systems (LIEPNES), Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Oct 2011 – Present). He is currently the Diretor of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), as well as the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Professor Cosmas OgbukaTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Cosmas Uchenna OGBUKA, a Professor of Electrical Engineering, holds the following degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria Nsukka: B.Eng. (First Class Honors), M.Eng. (Distinction) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) obtained in 2004, 2009, and 2014 respectively. His research interests include (i) Electric Drives: Development of new and energy-efficient control methods for electric machines in domestic and industrial drives including applications in Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. (ii) Power Electronic Converters: Development and control of power electronic converters for diverse applications, including in renewable energy systems. (iii) Power Electronics Applications and Control of Electric Power Systems: Development of power electronic applications and advanced control methods for conventional and emerging electric power systems. He is an International Faculty Fellow of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA and had also undertaken a postdoctoral research visit at the Chair of Electrical Drives and Actuators (EAA) Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen Germany. He was the Director of the Computer Communications Centre of the University of Nigeria (2018-2022). He is a Fellow, The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), Academic Programmes Coordinator, World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), University of Nigeria Nsukka, Academic Coordinator, Centre of Competence in Digital Education (C-CoDE), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (M&E), World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Professor Godwin UnachukwuTransforming Energy Access
Professor Unachukwu, Godwin Ogechi holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Energy & Power Option) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; MEng Fuel & Energy Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State and BSc (Industrial Chemistry) from the University of Nigeria. Professor Unachukwu also holds certificates in Energy Management and Cleaner Production in Small and Medium Scale Industries from the University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands; International Energy Policy; Financing Renewable Energy Projects (online courses), Berth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and Energy Efficiency in Industry, Commerce and Buildings from RENAC Berlin Germany. He was a former Acting Director, Energy Commission of Nigeria, National Centre for Energy Research and Development (NCERD), University of Nigeria Nsukka and presently the Deputy Director, Institute of Climate Change Studies, Energy and Environment (ICCSEE), University of Nigeria; Research Team Lead, Renewable Energy, Waste to Energy Conversion and Energy Conservation and Head of Programme, Energy Policy, Regulation and Management Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Professor Unachukwu is a member of Solar Energy Society of Nigeria and the Nigeria National Committee of World Energy Congress. He has research interests in the areas of Energy Management, Efficiency, Energy Policy, Climate change and energy conversion systems.
Professor Cajethan NwosuTransforming Energy Access
Professor Cajethan Maduabuchi Nwosu is currently the Head, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He obtained his B.Eng., M.Eng. and PhD degrees from the University of Nigeria in 1994, 2004 and 2015 respectively. Since 2005, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering with effect from 2018. In 2007, he undertook three-month pre-doctoral research on Wind/Solar Hybrid Power System and Renewable Energy Resources at the University of Technology, Delft (TU-Delft), the Netherlands. Engr. Prof. C. M. Nwosu has written two books and has published over fifty articles both in local and internationally reputable journals. He is the executive Vice-chairman of Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), Nsukka chapter. He is the editor of Newsletter of The Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (NIEEE) Nsukka Chapter. He is the Applied Research Coordinator, World Bank African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a member of Power Electronics Society of Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (PES IEEE). He is an editorial board member to (i) World Science Journal of Engineering Applications (ii) International Journal of Research Innovations in Electrical Engineering (IJRIEE). He is the Research Lead of Alternative Electrical Power and Energy Conversion (AEP & EC) Research Group Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He has been a member of several University of Nigeria and Faculty committees including University of Nigeria Intra-Africa Mobility Scholarships Project; Faculty of Engineering Consultancy Committee; Secretary, Carnegie-Africa in Diaspora Train the Trainer Programme, Faculty of Engineering; Chairman, Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association (NUESA) Staff Adviser; Secretary, Committee on Maiden Homecoming and Awards 2015 of the Department of Electrical Engineering; Synergy between University of Nigeria Nsukka and Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC). His areas of research interests include power electronic converters, electrical drives, automatic controls and renewable energy technologies.
Dr. Ojike OnyekwereTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Onyekwere Ojike holds a PhD degree (Engineering) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka with research interest as Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, waste to Energy conversion, Biomass/Biogas Production, Energy Policy and Environment. He is presently a Senior Lecturer in Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering of University of Nigeria Nsukka and holds a parallel appointment with Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Development (ACE-SPED). Presently, he is the Technology Transfer Officer of ACE-SPED. He is a team member of Nigerian Deep decarbonisation Pathways (DDP) project for development of Nigerian long term low emission development strategies (LT-LEDS) and part several grants on renewable energy in the university. He has several international research publications on renewable energy applications and has equally participated in many professional conferences and workshops in the area. He was a researcher with National Centre for Energy research and development, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Dr. Joy EnehTransforming Energy Access
Dr. Joy Nnenna Eneh holds a PhD in Computer and Control Engineering (Nnamdi Azikiwe University Akwa). She is a COREN registered Engineer and a member of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (MNSE). She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and on parallel appointment as a senior lecturer at the African Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), UNN. She is currently the postgraduate coordinator in the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, UNN. She is the current chairman of the Chartered Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Enugu chapter. She has authored many articles in highly reputable journals. Her research interests are in the areas of Computer and Control Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Machine learning, and Renewable Energy among others.
Dr. Uche OgbuefiTransforming Energy Access
Engr. Uche. C. Ogbuefi holds a PhD, in Electrical Power Systems from University of Nigeria, M.Eng in Electrical Engineering from River State University of Science and Technology Port-Harcourt, B.Eng in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from University of Port Harcourt. She holds a Higher National Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering and a Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering from RUST PH, Nigeria. She worked with many companies before she joined the academic world as a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria Nsukka. She is Head of Program for Power Engineering in Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED) UNN. She is the Vice Chairman of NSE Nsukka branch and APWEN gender inclusive. She is a corporate member of the Nigeria Society of Engineer (NSE), a COREN registered Engineer and also a member of Association of Professional Women in Engineering (APWEN). Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG). She has over 40 articles published in both local and international journals and conference proceedings. She has also authored and co-authored some book chapters. Her research interest include Electric Power Systems and Control; Optimisation; Fault Analysis; Renewable Energy Sources, Technology and Integration; automation. Her hobbies include: Reading, Sports, Listening to Classical Music and Traveling. She is one of the trained C-code experts in the institution, (i.e. Centre for Competency in Digital Education). She is also a team member in student mentorship, training empowerment with particular attention to female gender.