Chidiebere IgwebuikeCountry of origin: Nigeria Currently in: France, Nantes General field of specialization: Engineering sciences
Degrees2017 Master Engineering sciences2012 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Current Research Activities
RENEWABLE ENERGY (BIOFUEL FROM ALGAE AND LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS): We are working on the production of bioethanol from algal biomass and lignocellulosic feedstock biomass that are easily sourced, and which presents rich compositions and have the possibilities of scaling-up, and industrialization. Characterization of selected feedstock biomass for the determination of the carbohydrate, protein, lipids contents, etc. are to be carried out, and also, different pretreatment approaches are to be performed on these biomasses to achieve optimal sugar production and lignin-rich solid. The resultant sugars are to be fermented by suitable microorganisms such as bacteria, yeast, and fungi to maximize ethanol production. Also, valorization of resultant solid-waste from both pretreatment and fermentation steps, including treatment of post-fermentation liquid phase before discharging into the environment are to be taken into consideration and tested.
Workshop and Conference Attended2018 Abuja, Nigeria The 17th Nigerian International Materials Congress (NIMACON)2015 Abuja, Nigeria Annual African University of Science and Technology International Conference on Technology (AUSTECH)2015 Abuja, Nigeria Workshop on Biomaterials organized by Pan African School of Materials at the African University of Science and Technology.
Presentation given2018Aluminosilicate Geopolymer Natural Fiber Reinforced Composite with Paper ID: 160 in the Proceedings of the 17th Nigerian International Materials Congress (NIMACON), 2018.FCT, AbujaEvent: The 17th Annual International Conference of the Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (MSN)2018Effects of Bio-cyanide Carbonitriding on Wear Resistance of Mining Tools with Paper ID: 174 in the Proceedings of the 17th Nigerian International Materials Congress (NIMACON), 2018.FCT, AbujaEvent: The 17th Annual International Conference of the Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria (MSN)
Other AwardsOct 2019Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas ScholarshipPetroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Ph.D. scholarship award for Doctoral studies in FranceFeb 2015African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) ScholarshipACBF scholarship award for Master degree in African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja, Nigeria.Jan 2016World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence project – Pan African Materials Institute (PAMI) ScholarshipMasters ThesisNov 2018Certificate of Meritorious ServiceAs Member Conference Organizing Committee (COC) of the Nigerian International Materials Congress (NIMACON), Abuja.