Alexander Nwabueze AMAH


Alexander Nwabueze AMAH
Designation: Professor
Email: odunnze@gmail.com
Phone: 08069504330,
Gender: Male

Biography

Name (Surname first): ..................AMAH, Alexander Nwabueze
Date of Birth: ....................................... September 29, 1963
Place of Birth: .................................... Nise Town
Nationality: .............................................Nigerian
Permanent Home Address:........Agbana Umuazu Village, Nise.
Awka South L.G.A., Anambra State.

Correspondence Address:...........Department of Physics,
University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State.
Phone: ............................................................08069504330, 08176379330
e-mail: ............................................................odunnze@gmail.com

Marital Status: ..................................Married with four Children
Date of First Appointment & Rank: .....January 16, 1995; Assistant Lecturer
Date Appointment Confirmed:.................. January 25, 2001
Last Promoted: ...................................................October 01, 2015
Present Rank and Salary:............................ Professor/CONUASS 07 Step 10

2.EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES
(i)Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Anambra State. 2001 - 2005
(ii) Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Anambra State. 1988 - 1991
(iii)Anambra State University of Technology, Enugu
(now Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu, Enugu State).1982 - 1986
(iv)St. Michael’s Secondary School, Nimo. Anambra State 1975 – 1980
Community Primary School, Nise. Anambra State 1971 - 1975

3.QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES
(i)Ph.D in Industrial Physics with Specialization in Solid State Physics (2005).
(ii)M.Sc. in Industrial Physics with Specialization in Solid State Physics (1991).
(iii)B.Sc. 2nd Class Honours Lower Division in Industrial Physics (1986)
(iv)West African School Certificate with six (6) credits (1980).

4.SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS RECEIVED
Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria (2012)



COMPUTER LITERACY
Proficient in:
(i) MS - Word
(ii) Microsoft Excel
(iii) Power Point

CONTRIBUTION TO KNOWLEDGE
(i) ZnS has so many applications in Industries because of its peculiar properties. Capping of ZnS with different organic and inorganic compounds has produced ZnS nanoparticles with improved properties.

(ii) Sensitization and production of burnt bricks at areas where the use was not known will create job for villagers and there will be structural quantum jump because it is cost effective.

Memberships

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED
[A] Membership of Learned Societies
(i) Member, African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE)
(ii) Member, Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP)
(iii) Member, Solar energy society of Nigeria (SESN)

[B]Conference Papers, Conferences/Workshops Attended in the Last Four Years
(i) Studies on the Detection of Concealed Improvised Explosives. 41st Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) at Federal University Lafia, 8th– 12th October, 2018
(ii) Certificate of attendance and presentation of paper at the First FULafia Research Conference held at Federal University Lafia, 7th – 8th January, 2015.


(iii) Certificate of attendance and presentation of paper at the 1st International African Conference/Workshop on applications of Nanotechnology to Energy, Environment and Health held at University of Nigeria Nsukka. 23rd – 29th March, 2014.

(iv) Certificate of Achievement in Executive Training Programme on Strategic Leadership of Learning and teaching, held at Obubu Cattle Ranch Mountain Resort, Cross Rivers State. 31st July – 3rd August, 2013.

(v) Certificate of attendance at Training Workshop on Proposal Writing held at Akunza Campus, Federal University Lafia. 23rd - 25th July, 2012.

(vi) Presentation of paper “Nano Pores Surface Area Evaluation in Palm Kernel Shells and Masonia Wood Derived Activated Carbons” at the Conference of the Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (NIMACON),held at African University of Science and Technology, Abuja on 25th – 29th, 2013.

Publications

PUBLICATIONS
[A] Published Articles in Learned Journals

* indicates papers published with my Postgraduate (M.Sc. and Ph.D) students

1. O. Kalu, A. N. Amah and I. M. Echi (2019): Physiochemical Properties of Mixed Twin Clay Deposits in Awgbu used for Pottery and possible Structural Applications. Nigerian Journal of Technology(NIJOTECH). Vol. 38, No. 2: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v38i2.12

*2. Amah, A. N., Ahemen, I. and Echem, O. (2019): Effect of Mixing Ratio on the Structural Properties of Awgbu Twin Clay. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research(IJSTR), Vol. 8, Issue 1; www.ijstr.org. Pp. 70 – 86.

*3. A. A. McAsule, A, N. Amah, I. Ahemen and F. N. Gesa (2018): Determination of Reverberation Time and Sound Pressure Level of Selected Lecture Halls in University of Agriculture, Makurdi Benue State Nigeria. Physical Science International Journal 20(2): 1 – 9

*4. C. Mbakaan, I. Ahemen, A. N. Amah, A. D. Onojah and L. Koao (2018): White Light Emitting 〖Dy〗^(3+)-Doped Amorphous 〖SiO〗_2 Nanophosphors Derived from Rice Husk. Applied Physics A: Material Science and Proceessing, 124:741, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-018-2156-6

5. Arumona, A. E. and Amah, A. N. (2018): Density Functional Theory Calculation of band Gap of Iron (II) Disulfide and Tellurium. Advanced Journal of Graduate Research (AJGR). Volume 3, Issue 1, pp. 41 – 46 (doi: https://doi.org/10.21467/ajgr.3.1.41-46)

*6. Otor, D. A., Echi, I. M. and Amah, A. N. (2018): Computational Study of Nonlinear Modulation of Wave Propagation in model media. Research Journal of Physical Sciences (Res. J. Physical Sci.) Vol. 6(2), 9 – 20

7. Ochang, M. B., Jubu, P. R., Amah, A. N., and Oche, J. L.(2018): Investigation of Thermal Properties of Fabricated Plaster of Paris – Rice Husk Ash Composite with varying Matrix – Filler Volume Fractions for Thermal Insulation Applications. American Journal of Engineering Research (AJER). www.ajer.org. Volume 7, Issue 6, pp. 215 – 222

*8. Ominyi, Daniel Sunday, Amah, Alexander Nwabueze (2017): Design and Construction of a Cycle with Power Generator Resistance as Load for Aerobic Exercise. Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering; 5(4), 56 – 62. Doi: 10.11648/j.abb.20170504.12. http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/abb

*9. Otor, D. A., Echi, I. M. and Amah, A. N. (2017): Nonlinear Modulation of Wave Propagation in Spherical Shell Model and Modified Zhang Model using Free Space Model as a Bench-Mark. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. www.jiste.org. Vol. 7, No. 3.

*10. Ngusha, T. A. and Amah, A. N. (2017): Detection Dynamics of Nitrogen based Explosive Quantities in selected Cylindrical Containers. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research (IJSTR),www.ijstr.org, Vol. 6, Issue 12.

*11. Mbah, V., Onoja, A. D., Amah, A. N. and Jubu, R. P. (2017): Preparation, Characterization and Physicochemical Properties of Silica Aerogel produced from Rice Husk. FUW Trends in Science and Technology Journal, www.ftst journal.com. Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 932 – 936

*12. Gangtak, N., Echi, I. M. and Amah, A. N. (2016): Scaling of Peak Accelerating Field in a Plasma Wakefield Acceleration Scheme Driven by positron Beam. Journal of the Association of Mathematical Physics. J. of NAMP, Vloume 38, pp. 421 – 432

*13. Amah, A. N., Ahemen, I. and Arumona, A. E. (2017): Magnetic Property (Knight Shift) Calculation of Lquid Alkali Metals using Model Pseudopotential. North Asian International Research Journal of Science, Engineering and I. T., Vol. 3, Issue 4.

*14. Ngusha, T. A. and Amah, A. N. (2016): Effect of Encapsulating Materials on Detection of Ammonium Nitrate Explosives. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics. J. of NAMP, Volume 36, No. 2. Pp. 311 – 318.

*15. Pannan Isa Kyesmen, Audu, Onoja and Alexander Nwabueze Amah (2016): Fullerenes Synthesis by Combined Resistive Heating and Arc Discharge Techniques. SpringerPlus20165:1323. DOI: 10.1186/s40064-016-2994-7

*16. B. A. Atsuwe, G. A. Igwue and A. N. Amah (2016): Analysis and Simulation of Eight-Order Active-R Band Pass Filter using Biquadratic Topology. International Journal of Advance Research and Innovation (ITARI). Vol.4, Issue 4, 596 - 599


*17. Kyesman, P. I., Onoja, A. D. and Amah, A. N. (2015): Fullerenes Synthesis using Fabricated Arc Discharge System with Relatively Large Chamber Size. IOSR Journal of Applied Physics (IOSR-JAP), Volume 7, Issue 6 Ver. 1, pp. 77 – 83

18. Kalu, O., Amah, A. N. and Mbah, M. A. (2015): Structural and Optoelectronic Properties of ZnS Nanoparticles exposed to Organic and Inorganic Capping Agents. FuLafia Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 101 - 106


*19. Abutu, A. Nathan, Audu, D. Onoja and Alexander N. Amah (2015):
Influence of PVA and PVP on Crystals and Optical Properties of Europium Doped Strontium Aluminate Nanoparticles. American Journal of EngineeringResearch (AJER). www.ajer.org. Volume 4,Issue 4, pp.85 – 91.


*20.T. I. Imalerio, A. N. Amah, and A. D. Onoja (2014): Capacitance and Impedance Evaluations in Coconut Shells and Rice Husks Derived Activated Carbon Electrode. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. www.iiste.org. Vol. 4, No. 16.

*21.T. I. Imalerio, A. N. Amah and A. D. Onoja (2014): Nano Pores Surface Area Evaluation in Wood Derived Activated Carbons. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. www.iiste.org. Vol. 4, No. 15.Pp. 95 – 100.

*22. Amah, A. N. Ahemen, I and Atsuwe, B. (2014): A Comparison of Higher-OrderActive Band- Pass R-Filter Response with Equivalent Band-Pass RC-Filter Response at Varying Q-factors. Circuits and Systems. Vol. 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/cs.2014 .510025. 229-237.

*23.T.I. Imalerio, A. N. Amah, D. A. Onoja (2014): Facile use of a Storage Oscilloscope and Function Generator in the Implimentation of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy. Nigerian Journal of Physics. www.nipng.org. Vol. 25 (1). Pp. 149 – 153.

*24.Igwue, G. A., Amah, A.N., and Atsuwe, B. A.(2014): Implementation of a Sixth Order Active Band-Pass R-Filter.International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (www.ijser.com). Vol. 5, Issue 4. Pp. 1598-1603

25. Ahemen, I., Dilip, K. De and Amah, A. N.(2014): A Review of Solid State White Light Emitting Diode and its Potentials for Replacing Conventional Lighting Technologies in Developing Countries. Applied Physics Research. Vol. 6, No. 2. http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/apr.v6n2p. Pp. 63 – 76

26.Ahemen, I., Amah A. N., Attah, Daniel B. E. and Fasasi, A. Y (2014): Spherical Nanoparticles of Eu3+-doped ZnS Semiconductor Synthesized from ZnO Nanorods Precursor. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 4(1): 7-15 DOI: 10.5923/j.nn.20140401.02.

*27. O. Kalu, I.M. Echi, A.N. Amah (2013): Studies on the Effects of Capping Agents onStructural and Optoelectronic Properties of ZnS Nanoparticles. Nigerian Journalof Physics.www.nipng. org.Vol. 24. pp. 96 – 101.

*28. Amah, A. N., Onoja, A. D. and Akpagher, R. I. (2013): Synthesis and Optical Characterization of Zn1-xMgxS: Eu Nanoparticles.Turkish Journal of Physics. (http//journals. Tubitak.gov tr/physics/ 37: 289-295, doi: 10.3906/fiz-1208-6

*29.Echi, I. M., Amah, A. N. and Anthony, E. (2013): Regular and Chaotic Motions in Henon – Heiles like Hamiltonian. Turkish Journal of Physics. (http//journals. Tubitak.gov tr/physics/37: 380-386, doi: 10.3906/fiz-1208-5

*30. Ahemen, I. Amah, A. N. and Kalu, O. (2013): Passivative Effect of Polyethylene-Glycol and CarboxylmethlyCellulose as Capping Agents on Particle Size of ZnS Nanoparticles. Advances in Physics Theories and Applicaions.( www.iiste.org). Vol. 21. Pp. 9 – 17.

31.Eze, S., Ugwu, E. I., Amah, A. N. and Agbo, P. E. (2013): Theoretical Analysis of the Influence of the Thermal Diffusivity of Ceramic Tile on the Thermal Energy Distribution. Communications in Applied Sciences. Volume 1, Number 2, 210-229.

*32. Amah, A. N., Echi, I. M. and Kalu, O. (2012): Influence of Polyvinyl Alcohol and Alpha-Methacrylic Acid as Capping Agents on Particle Size of ZnS Nanoparticles. Applied Physics Research; Vol. 4, No. 4. www.ccsenet.org/aprhttp://dx.doi.org/10.5539/apr.v4n4p26.

*33.Echi, I. M; Amah, A. N. and Anthony, E. (2012): Simulationof Hamiltonian Function for Contaminant Fluid Flow. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics. www.tnamp.org. Vol. 21, pp121-134.

*34. Onojah, A., Ayomanor, B. O. and Amah, A. N (2012): Comparative Studies of Silicon from Rice Husk Ash and Natural Quartz. American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. Science hub, http://www.scihub.org/AJSIR, doi:10.5251/ajsir.2012.3.3.146.149

*35. Ahemen, I., Akpagher, I. R. and Amah, A. N. (2012): The Efficacy of LightEmitting Diode (LED) Lamps used in Rural Communities of Nigeria. Journal of Energy and Environmental Research(EER), Vol. 2, No. 1, www.ccsenet.org/eer.http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/eer.v2n1p121.

36. Amah, A. N., Echi, I. M. and Ahemen, I. (2012): Application of APW Pseudopotential Form Factor in the Calculation of Liquid Metal Resistivity. International Journal of Pure and Applied Physics (IJPAP).Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 113-117
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*37. Anyebe, E. A., Onoja, A. D. and Amah, A. N. (2012): Enhancement of ZnS:Mn2+ Nanoparticle Photoluminescence by Sodium Hexametaphosphate. International journal of Semiconductor Science and Technology (IJSST). Volume 3, Number 1, pp. 33-36.

38.Isikwue, B. C., Amah, A. N. and Agada, P. O. (2012): Empirical Model for the Estimation of Global Solar Radiation in Makurdi, Nigeria. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research in Physics and Space Science (GJSFR).Volume 12, Issue 1, Version 1.0.

*39.Anyebe, E. A., Onoja, D. A., Amah, A. N (2012): Effect of Mn Doping on the Photoluminescence of ZnS Nanocrystals. International journal of Pure andApplied Physics (IJPAP).Vol.8, No. 1, pp. 1-4.

40.Onoja, A., Amah, A. N., and Echi, I. M. (2012): Polymorphs of Crystalline Silicafrom Rice Husk Ash. Journal of basic physical research. www.jbasicphyres-unizik.org. Vol. 3, pp. 73-75.

*41. Amah, A. N., Kur, A. and Ahemen, I. (2011): Chemophysical Characterization of Clay Soil used for Manufacturing Burnt Bricks in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Journal of Engineering and applied Science (JEAS). Volume 7, Nos. 1&2, pp. 93-95.

*42.Anyebe, E. A., Onoja, A. D. and Amah, A. N. (2010): Optical Characterization of Photoluminescent Sodium Hexa Meta Phosphate Passivated ZnS:Mn Nanocrystals. International Journal of Science and Technological Research. Vol. 7, Numbers 1&2, pp. 179-182.

43.Nwokoye, A. O. C., Ezeonu, S. O., and Amah, A. N. (2008): Functions and Importance of Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) with a Constant Output Voltage. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (JEAS). Vol. 4, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 58-61.

44. Amah, A. N., Isikwue B. C. and Nwokoye, A. O. C. (2006): Effect of Urbanization on the Water Table at Awka North L.G.A. of Anambra State. ‘Mgbakwu Case Study. Journal of Research in Physical Sciences (JRPS). Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 17- 23

45. Echi, I. M., Amah, A. N. and Onoja, A. (2006): Effect of Space Charge Equilibrium Fields on Electron Orbits in Free Electron Laser in Wiggler and Axial Guide Magnetic Fields. The Journal of Information, Communication and Computing Technologies (JICCOTECH). Vol.2, Issue 1, pp. 151-155

46.Amah, A. N., Echi, I. M. and Onoja, A. D. (2005): Electronic Energy Bands Calculation for Aluminum Metal using ‘Model Pseudopotential’. Natural and Applied Sciences Journal. Vol. 6, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 1-12.

47.Echi, I. M. and Amah, A. N. (2004): Chaotic Dynamics of the Birkott – Shaw Dynamical System. Annals of Research in Nigeria (Science and Technology Series). Vol. 4, pp. 35 – 40.

48. Amah, A. N. and Echi, I. M. (2001): Determination of Contact Area of Spherical Solids and Pressure Variation on the Contact Area. Natural and Applied Sciences Journal. Vol. 4, Nos. 1 and 2, pp. 36 – 42.

8. MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED
[A] Membership of Learned Societies
(i) Member, African Network for Solar Energy (ANSOLE)
(ii) Member, Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP)
(iii) Member, Solar energy society of Nigeria (SESN)

[B]Conference Papers, Conferences/Workshops Attended in the Last Four Years
(i) Studies on the Detection of Concealed Improvised Explosives. 41st Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) at Federal University Lafia, 8th– 12th October, 2018
(ii) Certificate of attendance and presentation of paper at the First FULafia Research Conference held at Federal University Lafia, 7th – 8th January, 2015.


(iii) Certificate of attendance and presentation of paper at the 1st International African Conference/Workshop on applications of Nanotechnology to Energy, Environment and Health held at University of Nigeria Nsukka. 23rd – 29th March, 2014.

(iv) Certificate of Achievement in Executive Training Programme on Strategic Leadership of Learning and teaching, held at Obubu Cattle Ranch Mountain Resort, Cross Rivers State. 31st July – 3rd August, 2013.

(v) Certificate of attendance at Training Workshop on Proposal Writing held at Akunza Campus, Federal University Lafia. 23rd - 25th July, 2012.

(vi) Presentation of paper “Nano Pores Surface Area Evaluation in Palm Kernel Shells and Masonia Wood Derived Activated Carbons” at the Conference of the Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (NIMACON),held at African University of Science and Technology, Abuja on 25th – 29th, 2013.

Specializations

Physics

Research Archive

[A] Current Research
(i)Characterization of Nigerian Clays.
(ii) Power generation through Nanoparticles.

[B] Extension
Awgbu town in Orumba North L.G.A. of Anambra State has enough clay deposits at Ngene – Agu site and research has shown that the clay is good for structural development. Effort is ongoing to extend the use of Awgbu clay to produce burnt bricks for structural development in Anambra State just like it is being done in Benue State.

Responsibilities

TEACHING/COGNATE EXPERIENCE WITH DATES

[A] Teaching Experience
(i) Professor Department of Physics,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2015 - Date

(ii) Associate Professor Department of Physics,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2012- 2015

(iii) Senior Lecturer Department of Physics,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi2006-2012

(iv) Lecturer 1 Department of Physics,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2001-2006

(v) Lecturer 11 Department of Physics,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi. 1998-2001

(vi) Assistant Lecturer Department of Physics,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1995-1998

(vii) Part-time Lecturer Department of Science Education,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2004-2012

(viii) Part-time Lecturer Department of Remedial and General Studies, University of Agriculture, Makurdi 1995-2009

[B] Cognate Experience

(i) Associate Professor Department of Physics,
Federal University Lafia (Sabatical) 2012- 2013

(ii) Visiting Lecturer Department of Physics,
Benue State University, Makurdi 2006-2018

(iii) Teacher (Master 1) Anambra State Education Commission,
Awka. 1988 - 1995

(iv) Lecturer (NYSC) Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna 1986 - 1987

(v) Physics Laboratory Assistant Anambra State Education Commission,
Awka. 1980-1982

[C] Students Projects, Thesis Supervised/Under Supervision