Bernadette Udochukwu


Bernadette Udochukwu
Designation: Professor
Email: bcisikwue@gmail.com
Phone: +234-803-5012663
Gender: Female

Biography

Name (Surname first):UDOCHUKWU, Bernadette Chidomnso
Formally known as ISIKWUE, Bernadette Chidomnso
Maiden name:Ezeanolue
Date and Place of Birth: June 3, 1968, Uga
Nationality:Nigerian

Permanent Home Address:St Michael’s Catholic Parish, Obodo Amigbo, Nwangele L. G. A. Imo state.

Correspondence:Department of Physics,
University of Agricultu re,
P.M.B. 2373, Makurdi, Benue State.
E-mail: bcisikwue@gmail.com
bcisikwue@yahoo.co.uk

Phone:+2348035012663, +2349027466509 and +2348053947216
Marital Status:Married

Memberships

1. Member, Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP)
2. Member, National Association of Women in Academics (NAWACS)
3. Full Individual Member, Organization of Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
4. Member, Nigerian Women in Physics.
5. Member, Nigerian Astronomical Society (NAS)
6. Member International Academy of Astronautics
7. Member American Geophysical Union (AGU)
8. Member International Heliophysical Year (IHY)
9. Life Member, Association of Nigerian Women of Academic Doctors (ANWAD)
10. Member, African Geophysical Union (AGS)

Publications

1.Moses Owoicho Audu, Agba Sixtus Terwase and Bernadette C. Isikwue (2019): Investigation of wind speed characteristics and its energy potential in Makurdi, north central, Nigeria. SN Applied Sciences (2019) 1:178 | https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-019-0189-x

2. Moses Akiishi, Bernadette Chidomnso Isikwue, Alexander Aondongu Tyovenda (2018): Determination of Geothermal Energy Sources in Masu Area Northeastern Nigeria Using Spectral Analysis of Aeromagnetic Data. International Journal of Energy and Environmental Science 2018; 3(5): 89-98
http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ijees doi: 10.11648/j.ijees.20180305.11 ISSN: 2578-9538 (Print); ISSN: 2578-9546 (Online)

3. Akiishi, M., Isikwue, B. C. and Tyovenda, A. A (2018): Mapping of Depth to Basement in Masu Area of Nigerian Sector of Chad Basin, Using Aeromagnetic and Aerogravity Data. IOSR Journal of Applied Geology and Geophysics (IOSR-JAGG) e- ISSN: 2321–0990, p-ISSN: 2321–0982.Volume 6, Issue 5 Ver. II (Sep. – Oct. 2018), PP 36-45, www.iosrjournals.org

4. Emmanuel Vezua Tikyaa, Matthias Idugba Echi, Bernadette Chidomnso Isikwue and Alexander Nwabueze Amah (2018): A Hybrid SARIMA-NARX Nonlinear Dynamics Model for Predicting Solar Radiation in Makurdi. International Journal of Mathematics and Computational Science, 4 (2): 35-47

5. E.V. Tikyaa, I.M. Echi and B.C. Isikwue (2016): Analyzing Chiotic Trends in Rainfall, Solar Radiation and Temperature Records from Some Selected States in Nigeria. Journal of the Nigerian Associatiation of Mathematical Physics, 38:249 - 262

6. I.M. Echi, E.V. Tikyaa and B.C. Isikwue (2015): Dynamics of Daily Rainfall and Temperature in Makurdi. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) 4(7): 493 – 499.
7. Audu, M. O., Isikwue, B. C. and Eweh, E. J. (2015): Evaluation of Seasonal and Annual Variations of Evapotranspiration with Climatic Parameters in Ibadan, Nigeria. Journal of Earth Sciences and Geotechnical Engineering, 5 (2) 69-79.

8. Isikwue, C. Bernadette , Audu, O. Moses, Isikwue, O. Martin.(2014):Evaluation of Evapotranspiration using FAO Penman-Monteith Method in Kano Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Technology 3(1)1:698-703

9. Audu, M. O., Isikwue, B. C., Eweh, J. E. (2014): Estimation of Seasonal and Annual Albedo of the Earth’s Atmosphere over Kano, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Applied Physics (IOSR- JAP); 6( 5) 1: 56-62, www.iosrjournals.org

10. Isikwue, B. C., Akiishi, M. and Utah, E. U. (2014): Investigation of the Seasonal Variations in the Solar Radiation Balance and Other Solar Energy Parameters in Some Cities in Nigeria, Earth Science Research; 3(2): 59- 65

11. Isikwue, B. C., Akiishi, M. and Utah, E. U. (2014): Investigation of Radiation Energy balance
in some selected cities in Nigeria, IOSR Journal of Applied Physics (IOSR-JAP)6(2): 21-27 www.iosrjournals.org
12. Isikwue, B. C., Aiji, A. A. and Echi, I. M. (2014): Preliminary Investigation of the Attenuation of Solar Radation in the Atmosphere over Makurdi, Nigeria, Journal of Advances in Physics 4 (1): 392 – 396
13. Audu, M.O. and Isikwue, B.C. (2014): Estimation of the Albedo of the Earth’s Atmosphere at Makurdi, Nigeria, International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research, 3(4):375 – 380.
14. Audu, Moses Owoicho, Bernadette Isikwue (2014):Variational Trends in the Concentration of Greenhouse Gases and its Impacts on the Global Climate, International Journal of Science and Technology, 3 (3): 146 – 152.
15. Francisca N. Okeke, Esther A. Hanson, Eucharia C. Okoro, Isikwue B. C. and Oby J. Ugonabo (2013): Formation and identification of counter electrojet (CEJ). International Journal of Physical Sciences, 8(15): 604-612

16. Isikwue, B. C., Ameh, M. E. and Utah, E. Y (2013): Analysis of rainfall variability over some cities in Nigeria using Harmonic Analysis technique, Nigerian Journal of Physics 24:16 – 24.

17. Isikwue, B. C., Kwen, Y. A. and Chamegh, T.M. (2013): Variations in the Tropospheric Surface Refractivity over Makurdi, Nigeria. Research Journal of Earth and Planetary Sciences. 3(2) 50 – 59.

18. Bernadette Isikwue, Salisu Dandy1. and Moses Audu (2013): Testing the Performance of Some Empirical Models for Estimating Global Solar Radiation Over Makurdi, Nigeria. Journal of Natural Sciences Research 3(5) 165-170, www.iiste.org

19. Isikwue, B. C., Ikoyo, A. H. and Utah, E.U. (2013): Analysis of Rainfall rates and Attenuations for line – of –sight ehf / shf radio communication links over Makurdi, Nigeria. Research Journal of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 3(2) 60 – 74.

20. Isikwue, B. C., Ameh, M. E. and Utah, E. U.,(2012): Validity of the Harmonic analysis of monthly Rainfall variability in Makurdi, Nigeria. World Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 4(2):189-195
20. Isikwue, B. C., Ameh, M. E. and Utah, E. U.,(2012): Validity of the Harmonic analysis of monthly Rainfall variability in Makurdi, Nigeria. World Journal of Applied Science and Technology, 4(2):189-195

21. Ibeh, G. F, Eke V.O.C and Isikwue B.C (2012):Theoritical and Artificial Neural Network computation and Analysis of global solar radiation at Enugu with atmospheric parameter. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 2(10): 1-5, www.iiste.org

22. Isikwue, B. C., Odiaka, C. H. and Utah, E. U. (2012): Estimation of the Diffuse fraction of Solar Radiation for Makurdi, Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology (ISSN 2221-8386) 2(2): 1- 4 http://www.ijsat.com

23. Isikwue, B. C., Audu, M. O. and Utah, E. U.(2012): Empirical Models for Estimating Diffuse fraction of Solar Radiation over Makurdi, Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology (ISSN 2221-8386) 2(2): 5- 10, http://www.ijsat.com

24. 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 Physics & Space Science (USA), 12 (1) 58 – 61

25. Bernadette C. Isikwue and Francisca N. Okeke (2012): Influence of AAM – LOD on the lower stratospheric Ozone transport over Lagos – Nigeria. Turkey Journal of Physics vol. 36, 1 – 9, doi: 10.3906 / fiz- 1105- 7.

26. B. C. Isikwue, O. I. Agada1, E. U. Utah and F. N. Okeke (2011) : Application of Harmonic Analysis in the Preliminary Prediction of Air Temperature over Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria
British Journal of Environment & Climate Change 1(3): 53-65, (SCIENCEDOMAIN) international www.sciencedomain.org

27. B. C. Isikwue, O. Tsutsu, E. U. Utah and F. N. Okeke (2011): Preliminary Study on the Estimation of Horizontal Dilution Potential of Air Pollutants over Some Cities in Nigeria Using Wind Data. Physical Review & Research International, 1(3): 61-73.
28. Isikwue, B.C.; Agada, P. O. and Okeke, F. N. (2010): The Contributions of the Solar Activity Indices on the Stratospheric Ozone Variations in Nigeria. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS) 1(2):132-138.jeteas.scholarlinkresearch.org

29. Isikwue, B. C., Tsutsu O. O. and Utah E. U. (2010): Estimation of horizontal pollution potential and mean ground level concentrations of air pollutants from an elevated source over Makurdi, Nigeria using wind data. International Journal of the Physical Sciences, 5(15):2402-2410.

30. B.C. Isikwue and F.N. Okeke (2009): Effects of Some Atmospheric Parameterson the Dynamics of Lower Stratospheric Ozone in the Low Latitude. The Pacific Journal of Science and Technology, USA. http://www.akamaiuniversity.us/PJST.htm, 10(1): 686– 692

31. M.O Isikwue; S.B Onoja and B.C Isikwue (2009): Variations in Certain Climatic Parameters and Implications for Agricultural in Makurdi (Benue State), Nigeria. Advanced Materials Research, 62-64: 234-238 http://www.scientific.net Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
32. Agbo, G. A, Ibeh, G.F, Eke V.O.C and Isikwue B.C (2012): Annual Estimation of Global Solar radiation of Uyo with relative humidity using Artificial Neural Network, International Journal of Advancement in Physical Science, Pan-African Book Co. 2(1): 85-89
33. Ibe G.F., Agbo G. A., Anyigor S. and Isikwue B. C. (2012): Artificial neural network and empirical models for the correlation of annual average global solar radiation with maximum temperature at Uyo, Nigeria. Schorlars Research Library: Archives of Applied Science Research 4(3):1223 – 1226, www.scholarsresearchlibrary.com

34. B.C. Isikwue and F.N. Okeke (2009): Infuence of AAM – LOD and ETSP on the Lower Stratospheric Ozone Transport in the tropics. Nigerian Journal of Space Research (NJSR) 6: 41 – 52. www.cbss-online.com

35. Isikwue, B.C., Isikwue, M.O., and Danduwa, T.F (2009): Assessment of Radionuclide Concentrations in some Public Water in use in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State, Nigeria. Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment (JFERW), University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Nigeria, 1(1): 99- 106.

36. B. C., Isikwue,; F. N. Okeke, and O. J. Ugonabo (2007) : The Influence of El – NINO Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on Ozone Variation in the Lagos Area of Nigeria. Nigerian Journal on Space Research 3: 68 – 77. www.cbss-online.com

37. Amah, A.N.; Isikwue, B.C. and Nwokoye, A. O. C. (2006): Effect of Urbanization on the water Table at Awka North Local Government of Anambra State: Mgbakwu Case Study. International Research and Development Institute Journals,(Journal of Research in Physical Sciences) 2 (3):17-21

38. Chiawa, M. A., Eguda, S. O. and Isikwue, B.C. (2004): An Application of Stepwise Method of Linear Regression to the flow rate of Sulphate of Ammonia. Science Forum (Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences), 1 (1): 131 –141, Bauchi – Nigeria.

39. Isikwue, B.C., and Ochu, A.O. (2004): Science Education for National Development: A case of Physics and Agricultural Education in Benue State. Annals of Research in Nigeria (Science and Technology series). 4: 3 -9. Makurdi, Nigeria.

40. Isikwue, B.C. (2002): Groundroll Suppression by (F-K) Filtering. Annals of Research in Nigeria (Science and Technology Series). 2: 31 – 38, Makurd, Nigeria.
41. Isikwue, B.C., and Ochu, A.O. (2000): Reassessing Science Education Curriculum in Nigeria for Development: A Policy Implication. African Journal of Research in Education, Development African Consortium, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 1 (2):155 – 160.

Specializations

Atmospheric Physics

Research Archive

1. B. C. Isikwue, and E. J. Eweh (2015): Basics in Vibrations and Waves. Gesnewx Press Ltd, Jos
Nigeria. ISBN: 978-978-51661-4-7
2. Bernadette Isikwue (2011): Solar Dynamic Effects on Stratospheric Ozone Variations in the Tropics, LAP LAMbert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co.KG Dudweiler Land str, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8443-1442-7

Responsibilities

1.Head of Department of Physics and Member of the University Senate, Univ. of Agric. Makurdi 2014 – 2018
2.Largely responsible for obtaining full NUC accreditation for BSc Physics(Hons) and BSc Industrial Physics (Hons) Programs in the Univ. of Agric. Makurdi in December, 2014
3. Post graduate coordinator, Physics Department, Univ. of Agric. Makurdi, 2012 - 2014
4. Chairperson, College Examination Misconduct Committee, College of Science, Univ. of Agric.
Makurdi, 2010 - 2012
5. Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, 1993/94 sessions - date.
6. Member, Departmental Staff Appraisal committee 2010 - date
7. Departmental Examination Officer, Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Makurdi – 1996/97 – 1997/98 session.
9. Secretary to the Departmental Board, Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Makurdi - 1996/97 – 1997/98 session.
10. Largely Responsible for Drawing Curriculum for B.Sc. Industrial Physics, in the Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Makurdi 2002/2001 sessions.
11. Secretary Curriculum Committee for Undergraduate Programs, Physics Department, University of Agriculture, Makurdi (2005)
12. College Representative, University of Agriculture Library board Meetings 2004 - 2006
13. Member ad-hoc Committee for review of under graduate and Post graduate Academic Programs, Department of Physics, University of Agriculture, Makurdi – 2004.
14. Member, Committee for review of Undergraduate practical manuals, Dept. of Physics University of Agriculture Makurdi, -2006.
15. Coordinator undergraduate programmes, Physics Department, UAM, 2006 - 2013
16. UAM representative in the Collaborating programme between , Nigerian Environmental and Climatic observing Programme (NECOP) between with Centre for Atmospheric Research, Anyingba ( for NARSDA) and UAM
17. Member University Senate, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria.