Rowland Ugochukwu AZIKE

Igbinedion University Okada

Rowland Ugochukwu AZIKE

Associate Professor

COLLEGE: Engineering

DEPARTMENT: Chemical Engineering

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Corrosion control, Chemical reaction engineering, Environmental engineering, Drilling fluid, Mud engineering, and renewable energy.

RESEARCH INTEREST:  Corrosion control, Reaction engineering, Chemical Engineering Process design, Process Modeling, and Simulation.

AWARD AND HONOUR: BSc. Biochemistry, 1997, PGD. Chemical Engineering, 2001, M. Eng. Chemical Engineering, 2006, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2016.

AFFILIATION: Member, Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers (NShE) Member, Nigerian society of Engineers (NSE)

Google Scholar:


Dr. Azike Rowland Ugochukwu, a reader with specialization in Reaction Engineering, Corrosion and Environmental control and have interest in Application of software to Chemical Engineering Design, Process Design and Analysis, is a Nigerian, holder of PhD degree from University, of Benin, has fourteen (14) years cognate experience in the Private University as a teacher, a researcher, manager, and an administrator and seven (7) years’ experience in industry as a researcher, manager, and a consultant. He is a member of two professional bodies NSE and NSChE.
Presently, in the employ of Igbinedion University, Okada as Associate Professor/Reader in the department of Chemical /Petroleum Engineering and Ag. Dean in the College of Engineering. His duties was basically lecturing apart from administrative responsibilities. He rose through the rank from Lecturer II to associate professorship in Chemical Engineering. He had served in various committees in the past and currently serving in capacity as a chairman or member of a committee in the university and college, such as Accreditation committee, Appointment and Promotion Committee (A&PC), New Programme Committee, to mention but a few. He has experience in the use of Computer software like HYSYS, ChemCAD, PROII to solve Chemical Engineering Design and Simulation problems and using Pipesim to solve pipeline and facility problems and Reservoir simulations

He was also Environmental Compliance Manager in Thermosteel Nigeria limited, Effurun, where he gained industrial experience in Consultancy, Analytical Laboratory services, Environmental Compliance Analysis, Writing Reports on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Post Impact Assessment (PIA), Quality Control and Quality Assurance Analysis and Technical Report Writing.
He has over 20 publication in national and international journals and had supervised over 25 undergraduate projects, two Master’s degree and currently supervising two PhD thesis.
He had served as a Resource Person on two occasion in COREN accreditation in public universities.

Rowland is married with children and a lover of reading, writing, sports and farming.


  • Ph.D
  • M.Sc
  • BSc