The Research Groups in the University of Nigeria

 

 

The Research Groups in the University of Nigeria

 

 

1st Edition, April 2015

 

 

The Senate Research Grants Committee

2014-2015

 


 

Foreword

It is my pleasure to present the 1st edition of the University of Nigeria Research Groups. This edition contains the summaries of two hundred and six (206) Research groups that are drawn from all the academic units of the university. Many of the groups are inter/multidisciplinary. The details of each research group are available on the UNN website (www.unn.edu/research groups). I am grateful to the Senate Research Grants Committee headed by Professor Obinna Onwujekwe for their efforts in the actualisation of this initiative.

 

As widely stated by many staff members during the last UNN Strategic Planning Retreat, sustained and high level of research is the hallmark of any high ranking university in the world. The outputs from research also help to uplift the academic visibility and reputation of the university and its researchers

 

Although staff and students of UNN have been quite active in undertaking and communicating research outputs, there has not been a systematic attempt to create an institutionalised framework and enabling environment for sustainable research culture in UNN. Most research projects are personalised and so do not outlast their initiators. Moreover, without a credible institutional framework, it is difficult to attract international funding for research.

 

The Research Groups will strengthen the ability of UNN to support research and attract research funds for the different groups. In addition the existing MOUs with more than 80 international universities and MOUs that are planned will be used to link different Research Groups to different universities abroad to undertake collaborative research projects. Some Research Groups may be explicitly named on MOUs that will be signed with other universities and specific collaborative actions and support for the Research Groups built into the MOUs.

 

The administration will support the work of the different groups through the provision of resources for accessing research grants and for the communication of research findings through publications in high impact journals, mass media, UNN website, conference proceedings, policy briefs, briefing notes, social media, national and international fora.

 

Best wishes

 

 

Professor Chukwuma Benjamin Ozumba

Vice Chancellor

 

 


 

THE 206 RESEARCH GROUPS: SUMMARIES PRESENTED ALPHABETICALLY

 

  1. Acoustic Research Group

Focus: Managing sound in such a way that it helps rather than mar a human being: Speech recognition; Noise policies; Music and entertainment; Noise abatement; Noise and vibration

Coordinator: Dr Joy Oluchi Uguru (Associate Professor)

Email: joy.uguru@unn.edu.ng PHONE: 08037726055

 

  1. Advance Materials RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Basic research as well as applied research in functional Materials in the areas of applications of energy.

Coordinator: Dr. Fabian I. Ezema,

Email: fabian.ezema@unn.edu.ng      Phone:

 

  1. AFRICAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE (AHRDC)

Focus: Understanding Islam in Nigeria: Patterns of Islamic Dawah (Proselytization) in Eastern Nigeria

Coordinator: Prof. Egodi Uchendu

Email: uchendu@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 (0) 803 961 7898

 

  1. African Settlements Research Group

Focus: Developing a strong knowledge base for the advancement of African settlements.

Coordinator: Professor Joy U. Ogbazi

Email: joy.ogbazi@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234 8030504792

 

  1. Agro-allied Research Group for Business and Economic Development (ARGBED)

Focus: Dynamic trends which when critically analyzed would enhance business in the topical areas, thereby leading to economic development.

Coordinator: Prof. Ugwuonah G.E

Email: geraldine.ugwuonah@unn.edu.ng Phone: 0803 349 1228

 

  1. AGROGEOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: The usefulness of rocks and minerals in agricultural practices (agro rocks and minerals); relationship between rocks, soils and crops. Also soil contamination and pollution by potentially harmful heavy metals and phyto-remediation of heavy metal-contaminated/polluted soils.

Coordinator: Dr Smart C. Obiora

E-mail: smart.obiora@unn.edu.ng  Phone: +234 – 8035333178 +234 – 8055261178

 

  1. Alliance for Vision and Ophthalmic Research (AVOR)

Focus: The epidemiology, patho-physiology, clinical characteristics, diagnosis, therapy, prevention and economics of vitreo-retinal diseases.

Coordinator: Dr Boniface Ikenna Eze

Email: xy3165767@yahoo.com   Phone: +234 803 316 5767

 

  1. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Restorative Justice Research Group

Focus: Critically examine existing relevant laws and practice and recommend necessary reforms that can promote business investments and enhance restorative justice system in Nigeria.

Coordinator: Professor Chukwunonso Okafo

Email: chukwunonso.okafo@unn.edu.ng                  Phone:

 

  1. Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Research Group

Focus: Studies investigating concentrations of chemical toxicants e.g trace metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticide residues in food, water, soil, air and fossil fuel with the view of examining the bioaccumulation, food-chain transfer, soil-plant transfer. From these the human exposure risk and ecological risk will be evaluated. Also, developing and modifying existing analytical methods for the detection of these chemical toxicants.

Coordinator: Prof C.O.B. Okoye

Email: chukwuma.okoye@unn.edu.ng Phone: +2348034692359; +234817091706

 

  1. Anti – Diabetics Research Group (ADREG)

Focus: Ethnopharmacological survey of Nigerian flora in search of anti-diabetic activities among them. The promising ones are selected for further activity and toxicity studies. The ultimate intention of the group is to develop standardized herbal medicinal products that will be marketed to help relieve a large number of our teeming population from the menace of Diabetes.

Coordinator: Prof(Mrs) P.O.Osadebe

E-Mail: patience.osadebe@unn.edu.ng PHONE : +234-803-775-4851

 

  1. Applied Gerontology Research Group

Focus: The research to be conducted will not be limited to any particular area of Applied Gerontology. Researches in such areas as social support, physical and mental health, care-giving, retirement and pensions, gender issues etc as it relates to ageing will be carried out

Coordinator: Dr Uzoma Okoye – Email: uzoma.okoye@unn.edu.ng      Phone:

 

  1. Approved Clinical Pharmaceutical Formulations Research Group

Focus: Evaluation of all pharmaceutical dosage forms used in hospitals

Coordinator: Prof Amarauche Chukwu

Email: amarauche.chukwu@unn.edu.ng    Phone: +234 806 240 5234

 

  1. Astronomy and Astrophysics Group, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Focus: Astronomy and Astrophysics, encompassing both the observational and theoretical (computational and simulations) approaches

Coordinator: Prof. A. A. Ubachukwu

Email: augustine.ubachukwu@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 0803 773 4303

 

  1. Behaviour and Attitude Change Research Group (BARG)

Focus: Promote research, education, training, mentoring, clinical, organisational and health practice, and policy development in the area of behaviour change and psychosocial interventions.

Coordinator: Dr Ike E. Onyishi

Email:   ernest.onyishi@unn.edu.ng            Phone: 08037485355, 08182873096

  1. Bio-Energy Research Group

Focus: Various biomass materials such as food and non-food crops, photoautotrophic and heterotrophic microorganisms, agro-processing wastes, timber residues, wastewater, and other waste materials will be explored for efficient production of different forms of bio-energies.

Coordinator: Prof. James C. Ogbonna (Department of Microbiology)

Email: james.ogbonna@unn.edu.ng Phone:08037136810

 

  1. BIOETHICS RESEARCH INTEREST GROUP-UNN(BRIG-UNN)

Focus: Ethical framework for the bio-sciences; Ethical aspects of scientific and technological developments; Bioethics infrastructures and methodologies; and Public policies, law and human/animal rights.

Coordinator: DR ONOCHIE OKOYE

Email: onochie.okoye@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234-803-313-3810

 

  1. THE BIOLOGY OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: The interface of the etiology, clinical manifestations and long-term outcome of mental disorders, with molecular genetic, metabolic, neuroendocrine, neurophysiologic, immunologic, pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, neuro-cognitive and psychosocial variables – as biopsychosocial risk factors and correlates of psychopathology

Coordinator: Prof J. U. Ohaeri

Email:       judeohaeri@hotmail.com                           Phone: +2347061395991

 

  1. Biomaterials Research Group (BRG).

Focus: Design and development of metallic biomaterials for implant applications.

Coordinator: Prof Boniface Okorie

Email: Boniface.okorie@unn.edu.ng   Phone:

 

  1. Biometrics, Image Processing and Computing Research Group (BIPCRG)

Focus: Biometrics, image processing, software algorithms, software development and hardware systems geared towards solving these critical problems for national development and improved standard of living.

Coordinator: Dr. Ogechukwu N. Iloanusi

Email: Ogechukwu.iloanusi@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234-806-5836279

 

  1. Bioprocess and Renewable Energy

Focus: Optimal exploitation of microorganisms in the advancement of bioprocesses for improved reduction in production costs and increased yields. Processes for industrial scale production of useful microbial metabolites and bio-fuel from renewable resource.

Coordinator: Dr O. C. Amadi.

Email: chioma.amadi@unn.edu.ng   Phone:

 

  1. Bioresources, Renewable Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group (BREEERG)

Focus: (i) Solar and biomass energy and (ii) sustainable solid waste management, with the aim of advancing renewable energy technologies and industrial and environmental waste management.

Coordinator: Engr. Prof. W. I. Okonkwo

E-mail: ifeanyiwilfred@yahoo.com               Phone: +2348033264401

 

  1. BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SIMULATION RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Basic research in energy efficient designs and standards; energy consumption in buildings; renewable energy technology for buildings, green buildings and building simulation; building energy analysis; building energy codes and standards. There will be need for training in building simulation soft-wares for Architects.

Coordinator: Arc. Chinwe Sam-Amobi

Email:            chinwe.sam_amobi@unn.edu.ng                        Phone: +234 803 714 5003

 

  1. BLOOD TRANSFUSION MEDICINE RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: The network of transfusion involvement ranging from social science of blood donor recruitment to the scientific sophistication of blood storage and preparation protocols to clinical use of blood as well as Haemovigillance.

Coordinator:DR O.G. Ibegbulam Email: obikegodswill@yahoo.com Phone:0803439 3095

 

  1. BONE MARROW DONORS REGISTRY IN NIGERIA RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Provide a detailed estimate of haplotype frequencies across Nigeria as well as the preliminary model for the prospective volunteer unrelated donor registry and Umbilical Cord Blood (UCB) banks for the Nigerian population. Ultimately, the chances of patients (who may be in any part of the world), finding stem cell donors for their life-saving bone marrow transplantation will be improved.

Coordinator: Dr. Sunday Ocheni

Email: sunday.ocheni@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234-7039-222-313

 

  1. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Discover how to make the benefits of Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) available to our patients and also enable us participate in the several ongoing research protocols in the exciting field of HSCT.

Coordinator: Dr. Sunday Ocheni

Email: sunday.ocheni@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234-7039-222-313

 

  1. Breast and Prostate Cancer Awareness and Screening Initiative (BPCASI) Research Group

Focus: Effects of health awareness campaigns on breast and prostate cancers

Coordinator: Dr. Charles Ugwoke Eze

Email: ugwoke.eze@unn.edu.ng     Phone: +2348068468660

 

  1. Capital Market Studies Research Group

Focus: The relationship between the capital market and economic growth/ development both from the demand-following and supply-led hypotheses and other dynamics.

Coordinator: Prof JUJ Onwumere

Email: josaphat.onwumere@unn.edu.ng                            Phone: +2348033223250

 

  1. CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Natural products for arrhythmias and myocardial infarction and elucidation of their mechanisms of action, cardiac derived stem cells in the management of myocardial infarction, mitochondrial studies in heart failure, ion channels using isolated cells to determine the mechanisms of action of drugs in the management of arrhythmias and cardiovascular drugs development from natural sources.

Coordinator: Dr Samuel Ghasi

Email: samuel.ghasi@unn.edu.ng       Phone: 0708 859 9955

 

  1. CARIOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP (CRG)

Focus: Cariology, which is a branch of dentistry that deals with the study of dental caries. Particular focus is on: assessing the risk factors of dental caries in our environment, improving dental care and reducing the prevalence of dental caries using social.

Coordinator:                                      Dr. Linda Oge Okoye

Email: linda.okoye@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +2348068424848

 

  1. Center For Public Health and Policy Research (CPHPR)

Focus: Innovative research in public health. Collaborative studies between research groups in various fields of public health, with a purpose of improving the lives of individuals and households locally and in the developing countries. The overarching emphasis of the CPHPR is to engage in the generation and communication of research evidence in a way that helps improve population health, enhances fair financing of healthcare, and promotes the responsiveness of the health system to population needs and expectations.

Coordinator: Prof Benjamin SC Uzochukwu

Email: bscuzochukwu@gmail.com   Phone: 234-8033130050

 

  1. Centre for Technical Vocational Education, Training and Research (Cetvetar) Focus: Training programmes in different areas of TVET for youths, retirees, women, and disadvantaged groups for skill empowerment and poverty reduction; Best practices in informal, non-formal and formal TVET; advocacy/ sensitization programmes on different issues; Develop programmes for small/medium scale enterprises for optimal performance, quality assurance and global focus;.

Coordinator: Prof. E. O. Ede

E-mail: edegiwus@yahoo.com Phone: 08176287782 or 08063391691

 

  1. CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Establish correct prevalence of epilepsy in children and adolescents in our environment. Interventional studies with the goal of improving the quality of life of these patients. Research will help establish a protocol on antiepileptic drug management of childhood epilepsy in our environment.

Coordinator: Prof Ngozi Ojinnaka

E-mail: ngozi.ojinnaka@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234-8030965131

 

  1. Children and Abandonment in the Society (CAAS)

Research Focus: Plight of abandoned children in the society: Means of addressing their numerous problems; plight of the children of un-identified parents.

Coordinator: Rev. Canon Stanley N. Nweze

Email: Stanley.nweze@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08034735583, 07054167880

 

  1. CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT NUTRITION (CHAN) RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Improve our understanding of the predisposing factors, burden and preventive strategies of over and under nutrition among children and adolescents: acute and chronic malnutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity.

COORDINATOR: Dr Agozie C Ubesie

EMAIL: agozie.ubesie@unn.edu.ng PHONE: +234-07055468403

 

 

  1. Chloroquine Re-Evaluation, Optimization and Re-Integration Research Group

FOCUS: Re-evaluate chloroquine efficacy in parasitaemia clearance from the blood and body organs and tissues in all the geopolitical zones of the country and based on the findings, modify chloroquine using different approaches (drug delivery approaches, nanotechnology approaches, moiety-modification and derivatization, re-formulations etc) to improve on the delivery, effectiveness and safety of this very important anti-malarial.

CO-ORDINATOR: Professor (Mrs) P. O. Osadebe FAS, MPSN

E-Mail: patience.osadebe@unn.edu.ng  PHONE : +234-803-775-4851

 

  1. CLINICAL NURSING RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Undertake research in all aspects of clinical nursing practice in Nigeria. Also to undertake researches that will advance the international understanding and development of nursing in Nigeria as a profession and discipline

Coordinator: DR. (MRS.) AGNES N, ANARADO

Email: agnes.anarado@unn.edu.ng                             Phone: 0806 817 8477

 

  1. Clinical Surgical Research Group

Focus: Research in surgery and health service provision, specific research in surgical diseases with emphasis on process and outcomes of treatment; access to surgical services- identifying impediments and challenges.

Coordinator:           Dr Fredrick Obiefuna Ugwumba

Email: fredrick.ugwumba@unn.edu.ng                                   Phone: 08067102814

 

  1. Community Care, Save the Mother and Child Initiative Research Group

Focus: Assess and diagnose major health problems in communities particularly the safety of mothers throughout the maternity cycle and that of children within the first five years of life in rural communities

Coordinator: DR IJEOMA ONYEKACHI EHIEMERE

Email: ijeomere@yahoo.com                                 Phone: 08038653650

 

  1. Community Dentistry Research Group

Focus: Oral health promotion and education, Behavioural change strategies, Dental health economics and policy, Oral health inequalities

Coordinator: Dr Nkoli Uguru

Email: nk_uguru@yahoo.com   PHONE: 08037270308

 

  1. Comprehensive Paediatric HIV/AIDS Management (Compham) Research Group

FOCUS: Improve our understanding of the peculiarities of paediatric HIV and AIDS in Africa. Develop strategies to sustain quality paediatric HIV care: integrated paediatric HIV and decentralization of services, task shifting, nutrition and adherence improvement strategies and reproductive health challenges of HIV-infected adolescents.

COORDINATOR: Dr Agozie C Ubesie

EMAIL: agozie.ubesie@unn.edu.ng PHONE: +234-07055468403

 

  1. Consortium for Advocacy and Research (CADRE).

Focus: Internal Medicine as well as Public Health with a focus on medical research and intervention programmes designed to improve the quality of life of Nigerians.

Coordinator: Dr. Ikenna Onwuekwe

Email: ikenna.onwuekwe@unn.edu.ng Phone: +2348033424240.

  1. Consortium for Health Research and Advanced Training (CHERAT)

Focus: Excellence in human research and collaborate with other research centers and multilateral agencies in developing the best practice in research

Coordinator: Prof Rich E Umeh

Email: rich.umeh@unn.edu.ng  Phone:0803 332 4691

 

  1. Consortium of Researchers in Child Health

Focus: Implementation research on paediatric related works and transformation of research outcomes into policy and practice.

Coordinator: Dr Ughasoro Maduka D

Email: kakatitis@yahoo.co.uk      Phone: +234 806 038 8863

 

  1. CONSORTIUM RESEARCH GROUP ON SUSTAINABILITY ACCOUNTING

Focus: Sustainability Accounting, Environmental Reporting, Social Responsibility Accounting, Mining and Oil/Gas and Carbon Emission Accounting for academic and market value. Essentially three sub-groups are crystallized – Environmental Accounting with in-depth examination and analysis of issues related to climatic change adaption and Carbon Emission Accounting

CORDINATOR: Professor Uche Modum.

Email: uche.modum@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08033112285

 

  1. CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW RESEARCH GROUP

Focus:  Basic, as well as applied research in constitutional law and administrative law. Research in such areas as constitutionalism, tribunal of inquiries, electoral law, privacy rights, access to justice, etc, will be carried out.

Coordinator: Dr Miriam Chinyere Anozie

Email: Miriam.anozie@unn.edu.ng; PHONE: 08052402975

 

  1. Consumer Law and Policy Research Group

Focus: Review of Laws and Policies impacting on consumer protection and developing appropriate frameworks for consumer redress, education and representation.

Coordinator: Professor Felicia Monye

Email: Felicia.monye@unn.edu.ng; Phone: +2348034529597; +23490954221

 

  1. Coordination Chemistry Research Group

Focus: Probing the import of Chemical architecture, symmetry and tunability on stability and robustness of metal centres. This is with regard to catalytic activity, spectrophotometric   determination, hydrometallogy and environmental studies involving metal fragments.

Coordinator: Prof. P.O. Ukoha

Email: pius.ukoha@unn.edu.ng     Phone:

 

  1. CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH GROUP

Focus:  Basic, as well as applied research in criminal law, criminology and criminal justice administration. Research in such areas as resolving the delay syndrome in criminal trials, victim rights and victim support, treatment of offenders, developing fair and consistent methods of criminal dispute resolution, development of an appropriate juvenile justice system, and critical legal analysis of criminal legislation and policies, etc, will be carried out.

Coordinator: Dr Chukwunweike Anukenyi Ogbuabor

Email: chukwunweike.ogbuabor@unn.edu.ng; PHONE: 08033379239

  1. Curriculum, Instructional Materials Development and e-learning Research Group (CIMDRG)

FOCUS: Research on new development in Curriculum, technologies and methodologies in Education. Design, development and production of both conventional and electronic instructional materials. Professional development of ICT mode of instructional delivery (e-learning).

Coordinator: Prof Uchenna Mariestella Nzewi

Email: uchenna.nzewi@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234-8037-229-254

 

  1. Culture and National Integration Project

Focus: Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Understanding for Meaningful Co-existence Strategies

Coordinator: Dr. Ngozi Udengwu

Email: ngozi.udengwu@unn.edu.ng                     Phone: 08034715635

 

  1. DEPARTMENT OF MEDICAL BIOCHEMISTRY RG

Focus: Novel drug targets, epidemiology and surveillance of Neglected Tropical Diseases

Coordinator: Prof POJ Ogbunude

Email: ogbunudejim@yahoo.co.uk Phone: 08033101851

 

  1. DERMATOVENEREOLOGY(DV) RESEARCH GROUP

Research focus: To initiate, sustain and conclude research in the areas of dermatology and venereology with periodic reassessments. Our main thrust will be clinical dermatology and sexually transmitted infections. Attempts will also be made to expand the scope of activities and vary areas of concentration depending on recent advances in the fields aforementioned. We also have a strong interest in genetic basis of diseases in these fields.

Coordinator: Dr Chinwe L Onyekonwu

Email: chinwe.onyekonwu@unn.edu.ng Phone: 07031603234

 

  1. DIETARY INTERVENTION RESEARCH GROUP (DIRG)

Focus: Compare conventional dietary advice with a personalized dietary approach, as regards their effect on blood pressure and drug requirements in essential hypertension and other diseases

Coordinator: Prof. CP Chijioke

Email: chioli.chijioke@unn.edu.ng                         Phone: +2347038680668

 

  1. DIGITIZATION AND INNOVATIVE LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES (DILIS) GROUP

Focus: Studies on transforming library services through innovativeness, creativity and digitization of library and information resources.

Coordinator: Ugwuanyi, Chijioke Ferdinand

Email: chijioke.ugwuanyi@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08068593082

 

  1. DRUG DELIVERY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH UNIT (RUNDD)

Focus: Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery systems, design and performance including targeted drug delivery

Coordinator: Prof S.I. Ofoefule

E-mail: sabiofo@yahoo.com   Phone: 08037905578

  1. DRUG DELIVERY AND NANOMEDICINES RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Promote pharmaceutical researches that would translate to market and bedside

Coordinator: PROF. A. A. ATTAMA

Email: anthony.attama@unn.edu.ng                         Phone:

 

  1. DRUG DISCOVERY, DEVELOPMENT, ANALYSIS AND SURVEILLANCE GROUP (DRUG-DDAS)

FOCUS: Discovery, development, modification, analysis and surveillance of drugs and medicinal substances. The ultimate objective is to make the Department a Research giant in these areas and thus render services that will enhance visibility and strong relevance of the Department. It is hoped that the research group will contribute in no small measure to development and commercialisation of drug products and methods of analysis and drug monitoring and so contribute its quota among the bandwagon of scientists working assiduously to move Nigeria to a developed country.

Coordinator: Professor (Mrs) P. O. Osadebe FAS

E-Mail: patience.osadebe@unn.edu.ng  PHONE : +234-803-775-4851

 

  1. DRUG QUALITY ASSURANCE AND PHARMACO-ECONOMIC RESEARCH GROUP (dQAPReG)

Focus: Evaluation of current pharmaceutical products in Nigerian market for their quality; new tools for assessing pharmaceutical products available in the nation’s market; validation of available drug quality assessment tools and techniques; standardization of existing drug quality assurance tools; exploration of relationship between drug cost and drug quality and the impact of drug cost and quality on health status of Nigerian citizens

Coordinator: Professor Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim

Email: emmanuel.ibezim@unn.edu.ng Phone:+2348062328815

 

  1. DRUG-RESISTANT INFECTIONS RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Surveillance studies on some of the common infectious diseases, for which drug-resistance has been documented, studying the patterns of evolution and spread of the causative pathogens and evaluating alternative strategies for the management of drug-resistant infections.

Coordinator: Prof. (Mrs.) I. M. Ezeonu

Email: ifeoma.ezeonu@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 08037954649

 

  1. Ear Nose and Throat Economics Research Group

Focus: Economic burden and analysis of Ear Nose and Throat diseases

Coordinator: Dr James Akpe

Email: akpejames@yahoo.com        Phone: 0806 566 0285

 

  1. Eco-Hydrological Systems Research Group

Focus: Development and application of computer simulation models for the design and/or evaluation of irrigation and drainage systems, and for determination of the plant-soil-water relationships of the different ecological zones of Nigeria.

Coordinator: Engr. Prof C C Mbajiorgu

Email: constantine.mbajiorgu@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234-(0)7038680071

 

 

 

 

  1. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP (EDRG)

Focus: Economic development issues. The group shall also be involved in extensive policy-oriented researches in areas such as economic growth, poverty and inequalities reduction strategies, population and migration issues, gender and related studies, environmental economics, trade and labour issues and other areas related to development economics.

Coordinator: Dr. Ezebuilo R. Ukwueze

E-mail: ezebuilo.ukwueze@unn.edu.ng                   Phone: +234-803 572 5779

 

  1. Educational and Human Resources Development Research Group

Focus: Basic and applied research into human resources development, curriculum and pedagogy, psychometrics, teacher capacity improvement, educational environment management and public educational financing.

Coordinator: Prof. Zephrinus Chidubem Njoku

Email: zephrinus.njoku@unn.edu.ng, Phone: 08033581170

  1. EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP (ESDRG)

Focus: Basic Education, Equity in education, Access to education, Gender and education, Environment and education, Quality assurance in education, Teacher Education (at all levels), Curriculum development and implementation, Education and Community development, ICT and education, Education Policies

Coordinator: Professor Catherine Ikodiya Oreh

Email: Catherine.Oreh@unn.edu.ng   Phone:

 

  1. Educational engagement for change in personality and achievement orientation Research Group

Focus: To refocus education for entrepreneurial based learning for human capital development; increase individuals’ access to personality change and educational enhancement programmes; and apply evidence-based therapies to improve work orientation and personality of individuals in Nigeria.

Coordinator: Ngwoke, Dominic Ugwoke (Ph.D)

Email: nwegodom@yahoo.com                                       Phone: 08036571502

 

  1. EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: How to motivate and engage students for meaningful and sustainable learning; how to support students learning needs in order to help them discover their potentials and enable them to apply what they have learnt; and how to prepare students for future learning through technology literacy, information literacy and visual literacy.

Coordinator: Dr. Theresa Ofoegbu

Email: theresa.ofoegbu@unn.edu.ng                     Phone: 08063291700

 

  1. Electromechanical Devices& Systems Research Group

Focus: Motional Energy conversion systems, Electrical machines design, analysis and drives. Modelling of new and emerging special electrical machines and generators for renewable energy systems.

Coordinator: Prof. E. S. Obe

Email: simon.obe@unn.edu.ng                           Phone: 08030537642

 

  1. Energy Regulation and Policy Research Group

 

FOCUS: Regulations for the supply, transportation, trading, capacity expansion , service provision and efficient consumption of electricity; Special regulations for rural electrification; Regulations for the supply, transportation, trading, capacity expansion and consumption of gas; National, regional, state and industry sector energy policies, as well as policies specific to energy types, economic sectors or population groups; Energy supply and demand studies and projections; Trends in, constraints to, and appropriate policies for the development and promotion of identified energy markets; Energy intensities in economic sectors; Energy and Environment interaction studies and mitigation measures; and Others

Coordinator: Prof. O.C. Iloeje

E-mail:   ociloeje2000@yahoo.com Phone: 07068179288

 

  1. Entrepreneurial Computing Skills Development Research Group (ECSDRG)

Focus: Entrepreneurial sectors needing computing skills; effective methods of translating computing knowledge into practical skills; develop a pool of computing skill sets backed up with corresponding entrepreneurial know-how and drive to grow small to medium scale enterprises; develop students/youths that can grow startup computing companies with little assistances; and assist in the growth and nurturing of UNN computing enterprises.

CO-ORDINATOR:   DR(MRS) NNENNA EKPEREKA IBEZIM

Email: nnenna.ibezim@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08063279753

 

  1. Entrepreneurial Development and Sustainability Research Group

Focus: Identification of strategies for the development and sustainability of entrepreneurship by making innovations through exploring the environment for viable business opportunities.

Coordinator: Professor Chika Njideka Oguonu

Email: chika.oguonu@unn.edu.ng    Phone: 08038068240

 

  1. Environment, Agriculture and Bio-resource Management Research Group Focus: Improve the environmental quality through waste polythene recycling; Improve and increase agricultural soil for increased crop productivity in the area; Creation of job for skilled and unskilled youth populaton in the area; Supply raw materials to small scale polythene industries outside Nsukka agro-ecological zone; Supply low cost finished polythene products to the market.

Coordinator: Dr. Kevin Ikechukwu Ugwuoke

Email: kevin.ugwuoke@unn.edu.ng     Phone: 08038390086

 

  1. ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: All the different aspects of environmental pollution in Nigeria and examine their health impact in terms of human health and development index.

Coordinator: Dr RC Anakwue

Email: Raphael.Anakwue@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 234-8033343044

 

  1. Environment and Natural Resource Research Group

Focus: Research on environmental and natural resources. The broad objective is to contribute to natural resource and environmental sustainability in Nigeria through evidence based research

Coordinator: Prof A.E. Agwu

Email: ekwe.agwu@unn.edu.ng       Phone: +234-8034024251

  1. Environment, Governance and Public Policy Research Group (EGPPRG)

Focus: The roles of civil society, non-governmental organizations and Community-based organizations in environmental governance and public policy; Geo-politics of resource management and resource governance; Political economy and social sustainability of environmental resources management; Human capital development for governance and public policy making; Geographical and ecological diversity and their public policy implications; Political ecologies (urban, feminist) of environment-resources conflict, Environmental justice issues and their policy dimensions; Political economy and public policy dimensions of the Niger delta conflict; Corporate social responsibility (CSR) and conflict management in the extractive industry

COORDINATOR: Dr. Peter O. Mbah,

Email: peter.mbah@unn.edu.ng Phone: +2348035605938

 

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, PREVENTION AND MITIGATION

FOCUS: Petroleum pollution and remediation, air pollution, prevention and mitigation. The use of microorganisms (bioremediation) and higher plants (phytoremediation) to decontaminate polluted soil and water. Quantifying gaseous pollutants in the environment, especially industrial areas and screening of plants that can absorb toxic air pollutants. These plants can be grown near residential areas and polluted sites thereby preventing humans and animals from absorbing them.
Coordinator: Dr Alfreda O . Nwadinigwe

         Email: alfreda.nwadinigwe@unn.edu.ng         Phone: 08036867051

 

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILTY RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Studies and investigation on the state of our environment and ecosystem to develop and set up an environmental data base for research and development purposes.

Coordinator: Prof. C. B. Chukwuali

Email: chukwuemeka.chukwuali@unn.edu.ng    Phone: 08060444440

 

  1. EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Development of a teacher professional development programme based on a differentiation model of instruction and assess the impact of the programme on teachers’ performance as indicated by students learning outcomes.

Coordinator: Professor Nkadi Onyegegbu

Email: nkadi.onyegegbu@unn.edu.ng                        Phone: +234 803 367 4495

 

  1. Faculty of ARTS Research Group 2

Focus: Arts and Humanities

Coordinator: Kevin Anenechukwu AMOKE

E-mail: kevin.amoke@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 (0)803 089 9945

 

  1. FACULTY OF ARTS RESEARCH GROUP 3

Focus: Investigation of museum resources across the length and breathe of Nigeria. Some of these museum resources or artefacts bear significant similarities which indicate tremendous historical and cultural linkages, mutual accommodations and borrowings among the numerous ethnic groups that make up modern Nigeria.

Coordinator: Dr. C. N. Ajaebili

Email:nnamdi.ajaebili@unn.edu.ng Phone:+234803 888 8653; +234 805 956 7461    

 

 

  1. FOOD AND DRUG ANALYSIS GROUP (FADA-Group)

FOCUS: Detailed analyses of food and drug substances with a view of establishing their safety/wholesomeness or otherwise. It will be a consultancy group

CO-ORDINATOR: Professor C. J. Mbah

E-Mail: chika.mbah@unn.edu.ng;   PHONE: +234-803-659-9955

 

  1. FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Prematurity, medical complications of pregnancy, obstetric health behaviour and mental health aspects of pregnancy; male involvement in family planning and cultural impediments to contraceptive uptake; menopausal morbidity including osteoporosis and reproductive cancer screening

Coordinator: Dr. Iyoke Chukwuemeka Anthony

Email: caiyoke@yahoo.co.uk   Phone: 0808 583 1167

 

  1. Fixed Point Theory and Applications Research Group

Focus: Existence of Fixed Points, Approximation of Fixed Points, and Applications of Fixed Point Theory

Coordinator: Professor Micah Okwuchukwu Osilike

Emails: micah.osilike@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 803 507 5422

 

  1. Food Composition Analysis and Public Health Nutrition Research Group Focus: Novel food resources, scourge of hidden hunger (micronutrient malnutrition) in school–aged children and in pregnant women. Special interest will be on Vitamin A, iodine, zinc, iron and copper.

Coordinator: Professor I. E. Ezeagu

Email: ikezeagu@yahoo.co.uk                 Phone: +234 803 3949541

 

  1. FOOD SECURITY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Identify and harness the agricultural potentials of Nigeria, through Multi-Disciplinary Research, with a view to contributing to the current Agricultural Transformation Agenda and ensuring food security in Nigeria.

Coordinator: Professor Michael I. Uguru

Email: michael.uguru@unn.edu.ng  Phone: +2348037723307

 

 

  1. Gender Issues and Development (Research Group)

Focus: Strategies for integration of gender in economic, social, political and human development planning strategies, evaluating cost benefit analysis as a tool for gender planning, accounting for women’s works, economics and household planning, access to and control of resources, access to credits, projects implementation and empowerment strategies, gender employment, gender and markets, institutional and social change.

Coordinator: Professor (Mrs) Regina Gwamniru Okafor

Email: regina.okafor@unn.edu.ng                                    Phone:

 

  1. GENDER & DEVELOPMENT STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Gender inequality, gender based violence, women’s work, sexuality and reproductive health issues including the need for male involvement in reproductive health; female empowerment and socio-cultural determinants of health inequities.

Coordinator: Prof. Nkoli N. Ezumah

E-mail: ezumahnk@yahoo.com Phone: 234-70-6679-1490

  1. General Education Research Group 

Focus: General issues in Education; examine the physical and psychological health dimensions; adult and childhood education issues; issues in Arts education and Social Science Education including addressing the environmental issues such as climate change through music and fine art; Vocational Teacher Education Issues including clothing and feeding of humans – babyhood  to adulthood; Psychological dimensions to educational issues such as teaching and learning problems etc

Coordinator: Prof. Elsie Chizua Umeano

Email: elsieumeano@yahoo.com Phone:

 

  1. GEODESY AND NAVIGATION RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Development of high precision, reliable and cost effective geodetic products to support surveying and mapping, navigation, timing and frequency dissemination, and geoscientific research.

Coordinator: Prof FI Okeke

E-mail: francis.okeke@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08035627286

 

  1. GEOPHYSICS/ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Studies of solar terrestrial interaction, investigating phenomena of solid earth geophysics and their relation to ionospheric geophysics. Climate change variability.

Coordinator: Prof.(Mrs.) Francisca   Nneka Okeke

E-mail: francisca.okeke@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234-8035079686

 

  1. GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS AND GIS RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: All aspects of environmental applications of GIS as well as in the development of GIS-based algorithms for data processing and analysis in order to improve the understanding of geographical phenomena. Applications developed cover the natural environment and the man-made landscape and allow mobile users to query their environment as well as monitor and track remote objects

Coordinator: Prof FI Okeke

Email: francis.okeke@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08035627286

 

  1. Global Best Practices in Nigerian Educational Assessment and Quality Assurance

Focus: Optimize the application of current global best practices in educational assessment and quality assurance at all levels of education in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general.

Coordinator: Dr Eric K.N. Nwagu  Email:                                             Phone:

 

  1. Greener Tropical Built Environment Research Group

Focus: Creating a deeper understanding of theoretical developments, policies and practices that serve the need for advancing a greener future. The group adopts an interdisciplinary approach in exploring challenging issues that require discourses and practices of privilege to the tropical environment.

Coordinator: Dr (Arc) Francis O. Uzuegbunam

Email: francis.uzuegbunam@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 8037093582

 

  1. Health Administration & Management Research Group (HAMReG)

Focus: Development of knowledge and evidence for health sector reforms

Coordinator: Dr. Enyi Etiaba

Email:       eetiaba@gmail.com Phone: 08032442695

  1. HAEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Improve our understanding of the immunobiology of haematological neoplasms; and develop better methods to help in our diagnosis and treatment of haematological cancers towards achieving better outcomes.

Coordinator: Dr Sunday Ocheni

Email: sunday.ocheni@unn.edu.ng        Phone: +234-7039-222-313

 

 

  1. Health and Society Research Group

Research Focus: Health, Public Health, Social Medicine, Development, African Society

Coordinator: Prof. Chibuzor K. Ofokansi (PhD)

Email: kenneth.ofokansi@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234-81-31245821; +234-80-59793297

 

96. HEALTH LAW AND POLICY (HLP) RESEARCH GROUP

focus: The review/analysis of national and international regulations and policies on healthcare; developing appropriate regulations and policies in the sector in line with international best practices; study the relationship between law, medicine, ethics and how they affect the Nigerian society.

Coordinator: Dr. Okechukwu Timothy Umahi

Email: timothy.umahi@unn.edu.ng Phone: 07030648141

 

  1. Health Promotion, Molecular Therapy and Rehabilitation Initiative

Focus: Literacy level and attitudes of people in Nigeria about diseases and their predisposition; incidence and prevalence of some communicable and non communicable diseases; physiological responses and effects of most equipment used in our health institutions in man and animals; public health education.

Coordinator: Dr Charles Ezema

Email:   charles.ezema@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 08037494795

 

  1. Health Policy Research Group

Focus: Health Policy and Systems Research, Health Economics and Implementation Research. It is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the initiation and conduct of biomedical, psychosocial, clinical and public health, health economics, health system and policy research to advance the frontiers of medical knowledge.

Coordinator: Prof Obinna Onwujekwe

Email: obinna.onwujekwe@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234 803 700 7771

 

  1. HERITAGE ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Identification and documentation of of endangered Architectural Monuments (cultural Heritage ) in South Eastern Nigeria. Assessment of technology and methodologies for the preservation and conservation of architectural monuments and heritage. Art history.

Coordinator: Arc. Dr. Okey Nduka

Email: okey.nduka@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 08033290542

 

 

 

 

 

  1. HISTORY, ARCHAEOLOGY AND FINE AND APPLIED ARTS RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Harnessing Museum Resources for National Integration in Nigeria; Indigenous Technology in Igboland and the Challenges of Modernity; Digital Inclusion and Engagement for Culture and Heritage Preservation in Nation Building; Museums as Resource Centres for preserving Indigenous Technology; History of Indigenous Technology in Igboland; Environmental Issues on Indigenous Technology in Igboland; Smithing, Smelting, Wood-carving, Pottery, and Traditional Conservation Techniques.

Coordinator: Dr. Nnamdi Ajaebili

Email: nnamdi.ajaebili@unn.edu.ng                             Phone: 08038888653

 

101.              Human Resource Management Policy and Research Group (HUREPORG)

Focus: Scooping studies and researches in Human resources management and human capital; Human resources policy and strategic plan design; Labour market dynamics growth and trends; Migration and remittances; Employment and recruitment advisory services; Learning and development needs assessment & approaches; Inter and intra organisational conflict and management; Workforce diversity and workplace gender issues, etc

Coordinator: Dr Vincent Onodugo

Email: Vincent.onodugo@unn.edu.ng                                 Phone: 08035487972

 

  1. Human Rights Research Group  

Focus: The role of human rights in promoting wellbeing; the interface between human rights and culture; the dichotomy between Western notions of human rights versus African human rights; the relationship between human rights and good governance; and the intersection of human rights and health.

Coordinator: Dr. Obiajulu Nnamuchi

Email: hyacinth.nnamchi@unn.edu.ng    Phone: 0811 589 7555

 

  1. Hypertension and Diabetes Research Group

Focus: All aspects of research on Hypertension and Diabetes Mellitus ranging from animal bench studies to bedside clinical investigation

Coordinator: Dr Raphael Anakwue

Email: Raphael.Anakwue@unn.edu.ng                      Phone: +234-8033343044

 

  1. Immersion-Based Technology Package Research Group

Focus: Developing a package to reduce Mother Tongue Interference in Spoken English Language.

Coordinator: Prof. F.A. Okwo;

E-mail: fred.okwo@unn.edu.ng  Phone: +234(0)8037291021; +234(0)8025360777

 

 

  1. IMPROVING THE PRODCTIVITY OF THE NIGERIAN POULTRY INDUSTRY

Focus: Understanding possible diseases that are seriously affecting egg production in Nigerian chicken layer farms

Coordinator: Prof J O A Okoye

Email:                 Phone: 08063530116

 

 

 

  1. Information Literacy for Community Development Research Group

Focus: Examine various ways in which information Literacy can be used in fostering cross-cultural understanding among individuals. Much of societal problems today are as a result of failure of human beings to appreciate each other in terms of differences in culture, religion, ideology etc.

Coordinator: Dr. E.D Chigbu

E-mail: emma.chigbu@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 08036542660

 

  1. INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (IKM) RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Global accessibility of the indigenous knowledge of our University system; Global accessibility of the cultures of our people or Igbo communities; Development of indigenous knowledge repository in the university library system; Managing indigenous knowledge   in the university library; Creating documentaries on the cultures of selected Igbo communities for global accessibility.

Coordinator: Dr. C. I. Ugwu

Email: cyprian.ugwu@unn.edu.ng, Phone: 08030612017

 

  1. INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, POWER SEMI-CONDUCTOR DEVICES & NEW ENERGY RESEARCH SYSTEMS GROUP

Focus: Power Electronics, Electric Drives, Renewable Energy systems and power conversion.

Coordinator: Prof. Marcel U. Agu

Email: marcel.agu@unn.edu.ng                     Phone: 08137748212

 

  1. INITIATIVE FOR GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP (IGDRG)

Focus: Identify key developmental areas that require sustainability especially in Nigeria and Africa, analyse their problem(s), and proffer solutions to them using innovative and creative ideas derived from evidence-based research.

Coordinator: Professor (Mrs.) Stella I. Madueme

Email: stella.madueme@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 806 557 6512

 

  1. Inorganic Pharmaceuticals Research Group

Focus: Insight into design of novel ligands and metal complexes and probing the dynamics of their interactions in vivo and in vitro. The aim is to discover new pharmaceutics: antifungals, antivirals, anticancer etc.

Coordinator: Prof. P.O. Ukoha

Email: pius.ukoha@unn.edu.ng   Phone:

 

 

  1. INNOVATIONS IN TVET RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: TVET systems innovation, programme delivery and best practices in skills development/ Training in formal and non-formal settings; Emerging occupations for evolution of novel training programmes; Boundaries/innovations in Greening TVET curriculum accross TVET institutions; TVET policy analysis and dialogue with stakeholders.

Coordinator: Prof. Emmanuel Osinem

Email: emma.osinem@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 08060925921

 

 

 

 

  1. Integrated Rural Development Research Group ( IRDRG )

Focus: The research group is an interdisciplinary group of the Centre for Rural Development and Cooperatives of the University, focusing on the rural sector and the concerns for rural development.

Coordinator: Prof CJ Arene

E-mail: cJarene@yahoo.com; Phone:

 

  1. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Introductory and advanced intellectual property (IP) and technology law. Scrutiny of policies affecting intellectual property and technology law in Nigeria. Protection of copyright, inventions, products, trademarks, creative works and designs to the global policy surrounding the law. It will look into positioning Nigeria for the promotion of National development – Agriculture, Employment, Health care, pharmaceuticals, compulsory license and how they affect the Nigerian society.

Coordinator: Dr. Okechukwu Timothy Umahi

Email: timothy.umahi@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 07030648141

 

  1. International Medical Research Network (IMRN)

Focus: A multi-disciplinary research organization that seeks to promote quality research activities in medical sciences

Coordinator: Dr. Nelson .I. Oguanobi

Email: nelson.oguanobi@unn.edu.ng       Phone: 08033738753

 

  1. Knowledge Generation and Dissemination Research Group (KGDRG)

Focus: Generate knowledge around issues sounding various factors that affect the processes of teaching and learning at all level of education. The issues include Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Pedagogy, Administration, Supervision, Curriculum Implementation, Instructional materials (Design and usage, Gender, ICT usage in teaching and learning, Special/Inclusive Education. We are also interested in knowledge dissemination in form of capacity building through workshops, seminars and Symposia

Coordinator: Prof. Kamoru O. Usman

Email: Kamoru.usman@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +2348057377864

 

  1. Land and Environmental Valuation Research Group

Focus: Land taxation; Compensation; Environmental damages; Sustainable Real Estate Development; Economics of sustainability; Green value initiatives; Property market and socio-economic development; Wetland valuation

Coordinator: Dr. Idu R Egbenta

Email: idu.egbenta@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 08026213069

 

  1. Landscape Conservation and Tourism Research Group (LaCTRG)

Focus: Archaeological Excavations, Cultural Resource Management, Dating of Archaeological Findings, Heritage Tourism Planning and Development, Social and Environmental Impact Assessment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Archaeology, Archaeology and Tourism Sites Mapping, Archaeological Reconnaissance, Site Management and Sustainability.

Coordinator: Prof PU Okpoko

Email: patrick.okpoko@unn.edu.ng Phone: 2348069359951

 

 

  1. Law and Policy on Climate Change

Focus: Issues on legal and policy considerations on climate change

Coordinator: Prof IP Enemo

Email: ifeoma.enemo@unn.edu.ng    Phone: +234 806 349 5409

 

  1. Lipid and Lipoprotein Research Group,

Focus: Investigation of different aspects of lipid and lipoprotein studies ranging from nutritional, industrial, medical, biotechnological and metabolic considerations.

Coordinator: Prof. Obi U. Njoku

Email: obynjoku203@yahoo.com    Phone: +2348038264257

 

  1. LIVESTOCK DISEASE RESEARCH GROUP (LDRG)

Focus: Diagnostics, Epidemiology, Pathology, Chemotherapy and Prevention/Control of Bacterial, Viral, Fungal and Parasitic Diseases of Farm Animals.

Coordinator: Prof S. V. O.Shoyinka

E-mail: vincent.shoyinka@unn.edu.ng Phone: +2348037770472

 

  1. LOW VISION RESEARCH INITIATIVE-UNN(LVRI-UNN)

Focus: Conduct scientific enquiry into the causes, risk factors, types, consequences/implications (physical, functional, psychological), management/rehabilitation of low vision, as well as the models of service delivery in Nigeria.

Coordinator: DR.ONOCHIE OKOYE

Email: onochie.okoye@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234 0803 313 3810

 

  1. MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF E-WASTE-BASED ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION Research Group

Focus: Studies on minimization of the health inconveniences, expenses and life tolls attendant upon indoor air pollution based on accumulation of toxic out-of-use electrical and electronic products kept in homes and offices in Nigeria

Coordinator: Dr. O.C. Eneh Email:                 Phone:

 

  1. MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Explore the application and determine the impact of management techniques, strategies, processes and procedures on organizational development.

Coordinator: Professor Chika Oguonu

Email: chika.oguonu@unn.edu.ng Phone + 2348038068240

 

  1. MARINE and COASTAL STUDIES

Focus:  Studies on numerous challenges in Marine and Oceonagraphic activities in Nigeria and subsequently make Nigeria more visible on the global information map of coastal nations. Research will include but not limited to Study of tides, ocean waves, sea level fluctuations, Determination and correlation of Chart Datum at different tidal stations along the Nigerian coastline and estuaries and evaluation of near-shore sea bed topography.

Coordinator: Professor Oliver Chinagorom Ojinnaka

Email:  oliver.ojinnaka@unn.edu.ng PHONE: 234-7031323460, 08055640174

 

 

 

  1. Marketing Management RG

Focus: The marketing needs of entrepreneurs in Nigeria encapsulated in the activities of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) as well as multinational firms’ (MNCs) issues which impinge on these development agents – small businesses.

Coordinator: Prof. Justie O. Nnabuko

Email: justitia.nnabuko@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08033425193

 

  1. MECHATRONICS RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Identify and harness the potentials of mechatronics philosophy in developing products and processes with maximum possible local content for advancing the economy of Nigeria, through mechatronics research and development.

Coordinator: Engr. Dr. Ozoemena Ani

Email: ozoemena.ani@unn.edu.ng                                Phone: +234-81-715-803-81

 

  1. MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP PROPOSAL

FOCUS: Establishment of normative anthropometric values using various methods that will form baseline data; Identification and improvement of health culture and domestic health care practices of identified groups of people; risk and protective dimensions of human behavior, cultural norms and social institutions; preventative health and harm reduction practices; Identification and improvement of the range of factors driving health, nutrition and health care; use and interpretation of pharmaceuticals and forms of biotechnology; disease distribution and health disparity; the ecology of infectious and vector borne diseases, chronic diseases and states of malnutrition, and violence

Coordinator: PROF OBIKILI E NEBEUWA

Email: enobikili@gmail.com                                              Phone: +234 803 382 7987

  1. MEDICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Enhancement of the quality of medical education amongst medical schools in Africa

Coordinator: Dr ANYANWU G EMEKA

Email: emeka.anyanwu@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08036765433

 

  1. Medical Imaging Practice and Quality Improvement Research Group

Focus: Development of criteria for characterizing and assessing medical image quality; Total quality management assessment and improvement strategies; Quality service optimization and monitoring; Practice audit; Development of new imaging techniques etc.

Coordinator: Prof KK Agwu

Email:   Kenneth.agwu@unn.edu.ng                  Phone: 08038972387

 

  1. Mental Health Economics

Focus: Health economics and policy issues on mental health

Coordinator: Dr Paul Odinka

Email: paul.odinka@unn.edu.ng             Phone: 0803 341 6727

 

  1. Microfinance and Small Business Development Research Group

Focus: The impact of microfinance credits on the performance of small businesses in Nigeria

Coordinator: Prof JUJ Onwumere

Email: josaphat.onwumere@unn.edu.ng                                          Phone:

 

  1. Migration, Remittances and Economic Welfare Research Group

Focus: Migration and remittances from Nigeria – migration incidence, migrant destinations, characteristics of migrants and remittances from migrants.

Coordinator: Dr Chukwuma Agu

Email: chukwumagu@gmail.com   Phone: +234 803 598 0798

 

 

  1. Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Research Group

FOCUS: Mechanisms related to the origin and fate of chemicals in the environment and changes induced by toxicants in humans, animals, and plants; and environmental impact assessment.

Coordinator: Prof. Elvis N. Shu

Email: elvis.shu@unn.edu.ng; Phone: +234 803 317 0257

 

 

  1. Monetary and Fiscal Policies and Economic Growth Study Group

Focus: the roles monetary and fiscal policies play in fostering economic growth and development

Coordinator: Prof JUJ Onwumere

Email: josaphat.onwumere@unn.edu.ng                             Phone: +2348033223250

 

  1. NANOMATERIALS, THIN FILM & RENEWABLE ENERGY RG

Focus: Basic research as well as applied research in the areas of applications of nanomaterials and thin films for energy, health and environment.

Coordinators: Prof R.U. Osuji and Prof. C.M.I. Okoye

Email: chukwuemeka.okoye@unn.edu.ng       Phone: 0703 876 6990

 

  1. NANO RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Basic nanoscience and nanotechnology research as well as applied research in the areas of applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology to energy, health and environment.

Coordinator: Dr. Fabian I. Ezema

Email: fabian.ezema@unn.edu.ng                                                          Phone:

 

  1. National Peace and Security RG

Focus: The imperativeness of linguistic option to national peace & security: The linguistic option in stemming the tides of insecurity in Nigeria to ensure a peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians.

Coordinator: Dr. Babarinde, Olusanmi

Email: olusanmi.babarinde@unn.edu.ng                                              Phone:

 

  1. NATURAL PRODUCTS RESEARCH GROUP (NAPREG)

Focus: Development of drugs from natural products; Screen medicinal plants and other natural products for possible pharmacological activity; Fractionate, isolate and characterize plant secondary metabolites responsible for pharmacological effects or activity; Chemically produce lead compounds for new drug molecule; Develop new drugs that will be effective as anti-infectives, antimalarials, antidiabetics, antiepileptics, analgesics and immune stimulation;

Coordinator: Professor Peter A. Akah

Email: peter.akah@unn.edu.ng                           Phone: +234 803 775 0231

 

 

  1. NATURAL SCIENCE RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Basic research as well as applied research in the areas of applications of energy and environment

Coordinator: Dr. Julie Agwu

Email: Julie.agwu@unn.edu.ng                                                              Phone:

 

  1. NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES GROUP (NEGTRODIS-Group)

FOCUS: Targeted drug discovery, development and delivery in addition to approved non-drug strategies. Certain diseases such as trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis etc have remained endemic in the tropics and as a result do not receive adequate research attention globally. They have consequently being described as Neglected Tropical Diseases.

CO-ORDINATOR: Pharm (Dr). E. O. Omeje

E-Mail: edwin.omeje@unn.edu.ng; PHONE : +234-803-549-5441

  1. NEONATAL SURGERY MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH TEAM

Focus: Improving the quality of care and long term outcome for newborn babies undergoing surgery in Nigeria. We hope to develop evidence-based policies and guidelines for neonatal surgery in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

Coordinator: Dr. Sebastian O Ekenze

Email: sebastian.ekenze@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 0803 777 3831

 

  1. Non Formal Education Research Group

Focus: Developing programmes, delivery strategies, learning environment and best practices for high-quality Non Formal Education programmes. Training and skills development of out-of -school youths. Access to education and quality assurance in non formal education programmes.

Coordinator: Prof. Stella Nwizu

E-mail: stella.nwizu@unn.edu.ng                        Phone– +2348038684405

 

  1. Oncology Research Group

Focus: All levels of research on breast, prostate, cervical, colorectal and liver cancers, lymphomas, leukemia and soft tissue sarcomas from the molecular biology of these cancers to the gene environment interaction that is propelling their increasing incidence in our environment. The changing epidemiology of these cancers, their primary prevention, treatment and outcomes. Drug trials, impact of newer modalities of care. Use of alternative methods for cancer treatment and the impact of infectious agents like HIV, HPV etc. on the development and sustenance of these cancers in our environment.

Coordinator: Prof Emma Ezeome

Email: emmanuel.ezeome@unn.edu.ng                       Phone: 0703 520 4799

 

  1. Optoelectronics and Renewable Energy Research Group

Focus: Optoelectronics and renewable energy and development of optoelectronic devices and systems that will add value to science and technology and national development.

Coordinator: Engr Professor O.U. Oparaku

E-mail: ogbonna.oparaku@unn.edu.ng     Phone: +2348038926351

 

 

 

 

  1. ORGANIC SYNTHESIS/MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Applications of classical and modern organic synthetic methodologies in the synthesis and functionalization/derivatization of novel phenothiazine, phenoxazine and sulphonamide motifs; Structure activity relationship studies of newly synthesized derivatives; Isolation, purification, structural elucidation and total synthesis of bioactive components from plant material

Coordinator: Prof. U C Okoro

Email: uchechukwu.okoro@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08038995403

 

  1. Organization, Industry, Environment and Society Research Group

Focus: Social Welfare, Social Policy, African Society

Coordinator: Nnanna Onuoha Arukwe (PhD)

Email: nnanna.arukwe@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234813 444 0183

 

  1. Oral Health Research Group

Focus: Building and strengthening research capacity in oral health for effective prevention and management of oral disease.

Coordinator: Dr Christopher I Udoye

Email: Christopher.udoye@unn.edu.ng   PHONE: 08037519722

 

  1. Orthopaedic and Trauma Research Group

Focus: Clinical management, basic sciences, pathology and epidemiology of orthopaedic and trauma conditions among Nigerians.

Coordinator: Dr Okey Onwuasoigwe

Email:   okechukwu.onwuasoigwe@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +234 8037086727

 

  1. PAEDIATRIC ONCOLOGY MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Molecular biological properties, tropical factors in aetiology, and challenges of managing paediatric solid tumors in Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries. Effects of environmental factors, nutrition, malaria endemicity, and delayed presentation on the behavior of these tumours. Evaluate the factors that affect response to and outcome of treatment, and to proffer possible solutions to treatment challenges.

Coordinator: Dr. Sebastian O Ekenze

Email: sebastian.ekenze@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 0803 777 3831

 

  1. PHARMACEUTICAL EXCIPIENTS DISCOVERY Research Group (PEDReG)

Focus: Harness the rich pharmaceutical raw materials potentials of the biodiversity; modify the existing pharmaceutical excipients from plant, animal and mineral sources to yield superior functions; use molecular modeling to discover new pharmaceutical excipients; study physic-chemical and physicotechnical properties of existing pharmaceutical excipients; document existing pharmaceutical excipients; Studies on pharmaceutical raw materials; sustain interest of young researchers on the development of alternative raw materials for the pharmaceutical sector; Standardize existing pharmaceutical excipients

Coordinator: Professor Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim

Email: Emmanuel.ibezim@unn.edu.ng                                      Phone: 0806 232 8815

 

 

  1. PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND PHYTOMEDICINES FORMULATION RG

FOCUS: To isolate new bioactive molecules from natural sources; develop standardized herbal products as a new drug candidates or Positive Health promoters; create an enriched repository of chemical maker compounds by isolating a large number of molecules to be used for chemoprofiling of the medicinal plants/formulations containing them and develop Standard Operating Procedures for standardization of single/polyherbal formulations.

Coordinators: Prof. Christopher O. Ezugwu and Dr. (Mrs.) Uchenna E. Odoh

Email:   Christopher.ezugwu@unn.edu.ng,   uchenna.odoh@unn.edu.ng

Phone: +2348037786689                          +2348063831237

 

  1. PLANT TISSUE CULTURE AND MICROPROPAGATION GROUP

Focus: Micropropagation for mass production of selected underutilized forest species with high nutritional and medicinal properties for domestication and improvement to boost food security; identification, characterization and selection of ornamental plant species suited for specific soil types and their mass propagation for environmental stability and aesthetics; and work out suitable protocols for ex situ germplasm conservation of threatened economically important plant species.

Coordinator: Prof. C. E. A. Okezie

E-mail: carl.okezie @unn.edu.ng             Phone: +2348036868629

 

  1. POPULATION-ENVIRONMENT-DEVELOPMENT RG (PEDRG)

Focus: Exploration of linkages between population and environment and effects of the linkages in the context of post-2015 development agendas in Nigeria and Africa

Coordinator: Prof I.A. Madu

Email: ignatius.madu@unn.edu.ng     Phone: +2348037321468

 

  1. POSTHARVEST TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH GROUP (PTERG)

Focus: Characterization of important and major Nigerian agricultural and bioresources raw products, development of value-addition processes, and development and patenting of postharvest technologies for the products

Coordinator: Engr. S.L. Ezeoha

Email:                                                Phone:

 

  1. Poverty, Power Relations and Social Justice (PPRSJ) Research Group

Focus: Poverty and income/wealth distribution; inequality and inclusiveness; post 2015 agenda (Sustainable Development Goals); vulnerability; as well as participation in governance and development process.

Coordinator: Onyukwu E. Onyukwu

Email: onyukwu.onyukwu@unn.edu.ng   Phone:

 

  1. Probiotics, Prebiotics and Synbiotics Research Group.

Focus: Application of probiotics, prebiotics and synbiotics in animal health and production. Determination of these biotherapeutic modes of action, optimum levels of supplementation and best routes of administration in different animal models.

Coordinator: Dr. Chuka Ezema

Email: chuka.ezema@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 07060721739

 

 

 

  1. Public Health and Environmental Sustainability Research Group

Focus: Quality of drinking water, soil and other environmental issues to ensure good public health of the people. Environmental sustainability including public enlightenment talks to sensitize people on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH program) for improved health and achievement of other millennium Development Goals.

Coordinator: Dr. (Mrs.) Petra Obioma NNAMANI

Email: petra.nnamani@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08036963979

 

  1. PUBLIC HEALTH AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Emerging and re-emerging diseases; Chemical and drug residues in meat and meat products; Environmental toxicology – heavy metals in water sources, food and food sources; Influence of substandard and fake drugs in human and animal health; Health Education

Coordinator: Prof. A.O. Anaga

Email: aruh.anaga@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234-80-59793297

 

 

  1. PUBLIC SECTOR REFORMS RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Engender pragmatic Reforms through research in the civil services at all the tiers and levels of government including public enterprises and agencies. Also, human resource management, human capital development, performance management, programme management, productivity and service delivery.

Coordinator: Professor Fab. O. Onah,

Email: fab.onah@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08037791088

 

 

  1. Quality Assurance in Knowledge Management & Dissemination

Focus: Current practices in cataloguing, classification & indexing in online environment.

Coordinator: Imo, Nwabuisi Thomas

Email: nwabuisi.imo@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08062199926.

 

  1. QUALITY PREGNANCY AND CHILD NURSING CARE OUTCOMES RG

Focus: Improvement of pregnancy, perinatal and child health outcomes and reduction in maternal and child morbidity and mortality; research and nursing intervention programmes that are evidence-based especially for the low-income, medically and socially at-risk pregnant and parenting women, fathers, under-five children and other stakeholders.

Coordinator: Dr Eunice Nwonu

Email: eunice.nwonu@unn.edu.ng; Phone: +2348034996332

 

 

  1. Radiation and Environmental Science Research Group

FOCUS: Researches in radiation sciences, Radiation exposure monitoring in homes, offices and environment, EMF surveys, Radiological equipment inspections and certification, Radiation workplace reviews, Radiological health management, Radon testing, Environmental protection and management, Radiation and environmental impact assessment.

Coordinator: Dr. Mark C. Okeji

E-mail: markokeji@yahoo.com     Phone: +2348039472126.

 

  1. Radiation Protection Research Group

Focus: investigate sources, practices and devices of over-exposure of the population to radiation and recommend solutions based on local resources.

Coordinator: Prof KK Agwu

Email:   Kenneth.agwu@unn.edu.ng                 Phone: 08038972387

 

  1. Real Estate and Land Policy Research Group

Focus: Operation of land and property markets, real estate development appraisal and land and housing policy. Impact of land and housing markets or policy on broader development processes particularly for enhancing urban and rural land use sustainability. Market-based fundamentals such as valuation, land administration and emerging areas of research in real estate finance and investment appraisal.

Coordinator: Prof Joseph U Ogbuefi

Email: joseph.ogbuefi@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 08063468767

 

  1. Religion and Gender Education Research Group

Focus: Gender issues in religion and educational processes to effect positive behavioral, attitudinal and policy changes in the academia and in the society. Gender-based violence by examining gender issues and stereotypes using contextual Christian Religious Studies

Coordinator: Dr. Rose Uchem

Email address: rose.uchem@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 08034718951

 

  1. Reproductive Medicine Research Group (Rmrg)

Focus: Determine the effect of environmental chemical exposure, climate, microbes, metabolic and endocrine factors on reproductive functions including gametogenesis, fertilization, preimplantation embryo development, and implantation. Others area include, the impact of these variables on the etiopthogenesis of unexplained infertility, male infertility/aging spermatozoa, recurrent miscarriages, congenital abnormalities, oocyte atresia and menopause.

Coordinator: Professor Uchenna Nwagha

E mail: uchenna.nwagha@unn.edu.ng Phone: +2348033128233

 

 

  1. Research in Construction and Technology Group

FOCUS: Basic research in building systems and materials. Sustainable construction and project management and control.

Coordinator: Associate Prof. Chendo, I G.

Email: ikebueze.chend@unn.edu.ng    Phone: 07031662509

 

  1. Researchers for Contemporary Issues in The Business Circle. (RCIBC).

Focus: Challenging trends and dynamic changes that spring up in the business and economic scenes

Coordinator: Dr. Ogbo Ann

Email: ann.ogbo@unn.edu.ng                              Phone: 08036686027

 

  1. Researchers on ICTs in Higher Education in Africa (RICTHE Africa)

Focus: Adoption of e-learning or ICTs in education by higher education institutions (HEIs) in Nigeria and the rest of Africa

Coordinator: Chris Prince Udochukwu Njọkụ

Email: udochukwu.njoku@unn.edu.ng Phone:

 

  1. Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering Group

Focus: Electric Power Systems Analysis, Power System protection, power system reliability and control, high voltage engineering

Coordinator: Ven. Engr. Prof. T. C. Madueme

Email: theophilus.madueme@unn.edu.ng        Phone: 0803 661 6197

  1. Pre-clinical Research Group

Focus: Offers laboratory-based drug screening and assay development to quickly identify drug candidates and targets for further development

Coordinator: Prof Elvis Shu

Email: elvis.shu@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234 803 317 0257

 

 

  1. Reinforced Polymer Composite Research Group

Focus: Characterization and modeling of reinforced composites for energy, automobile and low building materials applications including: Glass fiber reinforced plastics; Natural fiber reinforced polymer composites; Carbon fiber reinforced composites; Carbon nanotubes; Hybrid fiber reinforced composites.

Coordinator:           Prof. S.O Edelugo

Email: sylvester.edelugo@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +2348037463298

 

  1. RELIGION AND GENDER EDUCATION RESEARCH GROUP
    Focus:
    Create awareness of gender issues in religion and educational processes to effect positive behavioral, attitudinal and policy changes in the academia and in the society. Contribute to eradicating gender-based violence by addressing core gender issues and stereotypes using contextual Christian Religious Studies

Coordinator: Dr. Rose Uchem
Email: rose.uchem@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08034718951

 

  1. REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH GROUP (RSRG)

FOCUS: Development of methods to analyze data in different spatial and temporal scales (ground-based, airborne, and satellite) leading to numerous forms of Remote Sensing applications, such as in agriculture, solid mineral exploration, hydrocarbon exploration, topographic mapping, Land Use and Land Cover Mapping, Disaster Mapping Management, Renewable Energy, Population Census, Forestry, and many others.

Coordinator: Prof FI Okeke

E-mail: francis.okeke@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08035627286

 

  1. Renewable and Alternative Energy Research Group

FOCUS: Renewable, Alternative and Non-conventional Energy Resources & Technologies including: Solar drying/heating/power generation; Wind energy resources and technologies; Small-scale hydro energy systems; Biofuels (solids, liquids and gases) and their conversion technologies; Indirect Energy Supply through more efficient energy conversion, supply and consumption systems and methods; Biowastes to Energy conversion; Energy conservation; Energy Storage; Hybrid Conventional and Non-conventional Energy Systems; Environmentally Hazardous emission control technologies related to energy supply, transportation and consumption; Energy and Environment interactions; Others

Coordinator: Prof. O.C. Iloeje

E-mail:   ociloeje2000@yahoo.com Phone: 07068179288

  1. REPRODUCTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAMMING RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: To understand the mechanisms by which maternal perinatal nutritional perturbations program the development of the offspring phenotype with particular emphasis on the development and functioning of the reproductive system and the gut-brain nutrient sensing pathway.

Coordinator: Dr Eghosa E. IYARE

Email: eghosa.iyare@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +2348052820041

 

  1. Rescue of Endangered Folk Music Heritage of Nigeria

Focus: High value placed on folk music by Nigerian societies and Africa as a background to the critical issues

Coordinator: Prof. Christian Onyeji

Email: Christian.onyeji@unn.edu.ng      Phone: +234 7038314235

 

  1. Research group for the study of endocrine disorders, diabetes and obesity (RESEDO)

Focus : Evaluate the community burden of diabetes especially among the south Easterners; evaluate the characteristics people living with diabetes; evaluate the status of glycaemic control and determinants of poor glycaeic control and outcomes among people living with diabetes; evaluate in details the determinants of poor control identified above, and their linkage with lifestyle and genetic characteristics; recommend solutions towards improving diabetes outcomes; proffer strategies for diabetes prevention among the people.

Coordinator: Dr. C. I. Okafor

E-mail: glochris2@yahoo.com  Phone:  08033279108

 

 

  1. SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Research collaboration; Research productivity and visibility; Building of institutional repositories; Digital library services; Journal Impact factor analysis

Coordinator: Ezema, Jonas Ifeanyichukwu

Email: ifeanyi.ezema@unn.edu.ng   Phone:

 

 

  1. Sickle Cell Disease Research Group (SCDRG)

Focus: Genetics and molecular biology research in Sickle Cell Disease

Coordinator: Professor Iheanyi Okpala

E-mail: iheanyi.okpala@unn.edu.ng                               Phone: 0802 545 3354

 

 

  1. SLAVE STUDIES RESEARCH GROUP (SSRG)

Focus: Impediments to integration of peoples of slave decent among the Igbo, Contributions of slaves to Igbo economy in ancient times, Slaves as agents of political stability among some Igbo communities, Slave labour and creation of monuments and tangible heritages, Slave routes and slave trade mechanics, Sign language among slave merchants, Slave trade and the establishment of bonds of unity and friendship among the Igbo, Slave revolts in Igboland, Knowledge systems held by slaves only in certain communities and why, Igbo slave and the introduction of tattooing in the diasporas.

Coordinator: Prof ON Njoku

Email: njokuka2000@yahoo.com                                   Phone:+ 2348035484436

  1. SMARTER CITY RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Smarter city research group intends to embarked on research activities on the following areas; Energy, water, waste, urban renewal, City Management, climatic changes, econometric restructuring, environment, infrastructural developments, Transportation management, Land use management and Administration, Natural resources management, Impacts assessment and auditing.

Co-ordinator: Prof. Smart Ndubuisi Uchegbu

Email: smart.uchegbu@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08033425686

 

 

  1. Social and Sustainability Marketing Research Group

Focus: Studies on the application of marketing principles in combating social causes like drug abuse, human trafficking, kidnapping and environmental abuse, corruption, terrorism, etc. Mainstreaming marketing as a sustainable development tool.

Coordinator:                Prof. Justie O. Nnabuko

Email: justitia.nnabuko@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08033425193

 

  1. Social Policy, Welfare and Society Research Group

Focus: Social Welfare, Social Policy, African Society

Coordinator: Samuel Chinedu Ejiofor (PhD)

E-mail: ejorsamchi@yahoo.com Mobile Phone: +234 803 736 5795

 

185.              SOCIAL WELFARE RESEARCH GROUP (SoWeRG)

FOCUS: Too strengthen social security, health financing, income distribution and inequality policies and Programmes through research and training

Coordinator: Rev. Fr. (Prof) H.E. Ichoku

Email: hichoku@yahoo.com Phone: +234-805-702-8180

 

  1. Soil Physics and Water Management (SOPWAM) Research Group

Focus: Prediction of consistency limits of soils from texture and organic matter concentration; Erodibility of some southeastern Nigeria soils; Impact of selected herbicides on soil structural properties and crop performance; Soil moisture accretion and depletion patterns in profiles of three soils at the onset of rainy and dry seasons; Measurements of upper limit of available water and calibrations from laboratory measurements and soil physical properties; Effects of selected tillage systems on soil carbon sequestration and crop performance in the derived savanna

Coordinator: Dr. S.E. Obalum

Email:   sunday.obalum@unn.edu.ng    Phone: +234-803-968-8755

 

  1. Strategic Accounting Issues in Global Accounting (SAIGA) Research Group

Focus: Strategic accounting in the developing economies of the African states: Corporate Governance and International audit assurance, International corporate social Responsibility, Ethics related issues in Accounting reports/Auditing, International Tax related issues and influence of culture on strategic Accounting.

Coordinator: Dr S. E. Emengini

Email: emeka.emengini@unn.edu.ng Phone no: 08067101560

 

 

  1. SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Motivating users to quit; Cessation interventions and effectiveness; Cross‐cutting issues in substance abuse control; Monitoring compliance with Substance Abuse Prevention laws; E‐cigarettes, waterpipe and dokha: practices and impacts; Barriers and strategies for building capacity; Mass media and advocacy strategies, etc

Coordinator: Dr (Mrs) Evelyn N. Nwagu

Email: evelyn.nwagu@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08139707903; 08053953858

 

  1. Sustainable Building Research Group

Focus: In-depth experimental and theoretical analysis of the thermal design of buildings; develop architectural design tools to facilitate the inclusion of energy efficiency throughout the design phase of buildings that will lead to reduction of water use, energy and carbon emissions; investigation of day to day behaviour of building occupants in-order to improve the effectiveness of building use and design and improvement of environmentally sustainable technologies; development of prototype and test sustainable building technologies and design for both commercial and residential buildings.

Coordinator: Arc. Dr F. O. Uzuegbunam

Email: francis.uzuegbunam@unn.edu.ng         Phone: 08037093582

 

  1. Sustainable   Development Solutions Research Group (SDSRG)

Focus: Sustainable development solutions agenda at local, national and international levels. Development challenges such as: Education; Agriculture; Health; Gender; Water; Sustainable Energy; Environment

Coordinator: Professor Grace Chibiko Offorma

Email: grace.offorma@unn.edu.ng   Phone: 08038188983

 

  1. SUSTAINABLE HABITAT RESEARCH GROUP

Focus: Urban Housing and design, Sustainable housing development, Slum settlements, Urban renewal and human settlements.

Coordinator: Arc. L. C. Chineme

Email: Louis.chineme@unn.edu.ng        Phone: 07060784445

 

  1. Sustainable Infrastructure and Construction Engineering Research

Focus: Construction Engineering and Management; Transportation; Water and Environmental Systems; Smart and Intelligent Buildings; Infrastructure Procurement Systems (e.g. PPP, PFI, BOOT etc); Advanced ICT and Intelligent Systems in Civil Engineering and Construction; Innovative Construction Materials and Processes; Critical Infrastructure Systems Security and Vulnerability Analysis

Coordinator: Engr. Prof. UGWU Onuegbu Okoronkwo

Email: onuegbu.ugwu@unn.edu.ng     Phone: 07036362852

 

  1. Sustainable Land Use and Conservation Initiatives (SLUCI)

Focus: Identification and inventory of land degradational processes and conservation measures; Identification of sustainable land use systems; Soil management for sustainable agricultural production; Industrial land use and impact on environment ; Increasing Crop and animal Porduction towards ensuring food security

Coordinator: Professor Charles L,A, Asadu

Email: charlesasadu@yahoo.com    Phone: Phone: 07030617380

  1. Sustainable Security and Land Development in Nigeria (SSLDN)

FOCUS: To identify vulnerability, persistent insecurity and conflict factors over lands in communities of Nigeria so as to determine sustainable policy actions and responses that will ensure sustainable development. Evolving sustainability in the resolution and development of conflict effected lands in communities of southeastern Nigeria.

Coordinator: Prof FI Okeke

E-mail: francis.okeke@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08035627286

 

  1. Surplus people in Universities Research Group

Focus: Examine ways that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) will be used to enhance the participation of students with special needs in higher education in Nigeria.

Coordinator:            Dr Ifeoma R. Echezona

E-mail:                        ifeoma.echezona@unn.edu.ng Phone:                        08077131730.

 

  1. TELECOMMUNICATION RESEARCH GROUP

FOCUS: Understanding and competently analyzing the ever evolving telecommunication technologies; adapting the technologies to the local environment; local telecommunication specialized software and hardware; industry-University collaborations intended to provide solutions to industry based research problems.

Coordinator: Professor ANI, Cosmas Ikechukwu

Email: cosmas.ani@unn.edu.ng     Phone:

 

  1. The Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Care (3PC) Research Group

FOCUS: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Utilization Studies; Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research; Health Service Research and Pharmacy Practice; Pharmacy Education

Coordinator: Dr Ubaka Chukwuemeka Michael

Email: pharmubk@yahoo.com Phone: +234 8038246913

 

  1. The Post-2015 Development Framework For Action in Sexual and Reproductive Health And Rights (SRHR)

Focus: Health system performance, health and health equity. The new Global development framework – advancing social, political and gender justice within the targets and indicators

Coordinators: Prof. Josephine Nkiru-edna Alumanah and Prof. Veronica Ifeyinwa OKEKE

E.mail: josephine.alumanah@unn.edu.ng   :              verookeke@yahoo.com

Phone:     +234 8033931050                                :               +234 8037770508

 

  1. The Psycho-Sociological, Counseling and Special Needs Research Group

Focus: The processes and factors associated with human development and learning, the theories that explain them and their application to teaching and learning. Successful teaching requires the understanding of the different areas of human development (physical, intellectual, social, emotional, language moral and personality development), the factors that hinder or promote successful development and how development in one area affect the other areas.

Coordinator: Professor Uche Eze

Email: uchechi.eze@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08036867032

 

 

 

  1. The Visual Culture and Heritage Research Group

Focus: All aspects of culture that rely on visuality. Often, visual culture deals with the interaction between popular and “low” cultural forms, media and communications, and “high” art, design, and architecture. Heritage, on the other hand, refers to something or values handed down from the past.

Coordinator: Dr Chuu Krydz IKWUEMESI

Email: chukrydz@gmail.com        Phone:

 

  1. Traffic and Transportation Planning Research Group

Focus: Developing efficient and effective strategies towards improving traffic and transportation system in Nigeria

Co-ordinator: Dr Maxwell Umunna Nwachukwu

E-mail: maxwell.nwachukwu@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08052812171

 

  1. Transdisciplinary African Studies Research Group

Research Focus: African Studies; Area Studies

Coordinator: Nnanna Onuoha Arukwe (PhD)

Email: nnanna.arukwe@unn.edu.ng Phone: +234813 444 0183

 

  1. Veterinary Antimicrobial Resistance Research Group (VET-ARRG)

Focus: Basic research involving (i) monitoring antimicrobial resistance in pathogenic, zoonotic and commensal bacteria/fungi from food animals and animal products and companion animals in Nigeria, (ii) elucidating possible mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, (iii) identifying key factors promoting the development and spread of AMR in livestock and poultry in Nigeria.

Coordinator: Prof. K.F. Chah

E-mail: kennedy.chah@unn.edu.ng       Phone: +2348060926059

 

  1. Veterinary Clinical Research Group

Focus: Animal health; Animal diseases therapy, prevention and control; Drugs; vaccines and surgical techniques development and trials; Focus on trypanosomosis combination treatment trials; Intensive animal protein production from unusual sources; Safety of animal products; Epizootiology of animal diseases.

Coordinator: Prof. J. I. Ihedioha

Email: john.ihedioha@unn.edu.ng Phone:+2348051369936

 

  1. Violence Against Women (VAW) Research Group

Focus: The research will review and analyse the issues of Violence Against Women (VAW) in all ramifications: reasons for the rampant cases; the nature of the perpetrators; why it proliferates; the prevention and management strategies in place to check-mate future occurrences; the role of families, neighbours, communities and the government. This will be with the view of finding out the preventive measures and the intervention (immediate response) to help the victim, and to formulate a policy framework for the integration of human rights.

Coordinators: Prof. Josephine Nkiru-edna Alumanah: Prof. Veronica Ifeyinwa OKEKE

E.mail: josephine.alumanah@unn.edu.ng  and verookeke@yahoo.com

Phone:     +234 8033931050                                :               +234 8037770508

 

 

  1. Women’s Health Research Initiative (WHRI)

Focus: Review and Analysis of issues that affect women’s health, which is hinged on an avalanche of empirical and anecdotal statements in many areas that directly and indirectly relate to women’s health which can generate research interest resulting in evidence-based results that should enrich the existing body of knowledge or be isolated for independent research in new fields.

Coordinator: Dr EP Ezenkwele

Email: ezi.ezenkwele@unn.edu.ng                         Phone: +234-803-808-5375

 

 

  1. Water and Public Health Research Group (WPHRG)

Focus: Water, public health and development through multidisciplinary approaches

Coordinator: Dr Vincent N. Chigor

E-mail: vincent.chigor@unn.edu.ng   Phone: +2348035010306

 

  1. Women and Children in Law and Development Research Group

Focus: Issues relating to legal rights and development as they affect women and children globally.

Coordinator: Prof IP Enemo

Email: ifeoma.enemo@unn.edu.ng    Phone: +234 806 349 5409

 

  1. Youth-Friendly Reproductive Health Research Group

Focus: Identification of the reproductive health needs of undergraduates and provision of youth-friendly reproductive health services for them based on the identified needs. Also, other issues relating to adolescents’ reproductive health.

Coordinator: Mrs Amelia Ngozi ODO

Email: ngozi.odo@unn.edu.ng Phone: 08064649495