Aja Ogboo Chikere

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Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere
Professional Member: IMechE, EAust, ASME, ISES, SPE, IEEE

PhD (Mech. Eng.), MSc. (Energy Tech.), MSc. (Project Management), BEng. (Mech. Eng.) 
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone : +60 85 443939
ext. 2424 
Facsimile : +60 85 443837
Location : Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 339 
Email: aja.ogboo@curtin.edu.my

Background

Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere joined Curtin University, Malaysia in August 2015 as lecturer with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science. Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere obtained his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia. He holds MSc. in Energy Technology from University Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), MSc. in Project Management from Curtin University and BEng. in Mechanical/Production Engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria. Dr. Aja is currently Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council of United Kingdom and Engineers Australia. He holds Professional Memberships with Institution of Mechanical Engineers, IMechE, Institution of Engineers Australia, IEAust, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Solar Energy Society (ISES), Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He has one-year working experiences as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Crude Oil Research Center, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS after his PhD. Dr. Aja has 6-year experiences as project manager with ROKNET KONSULT, 5-year experiences as tutor in UTP, and over 8-year experience as a researcher. His passion drive is in the areas of renewable energy, waste management and environment sustainability, sustainable development, and flow assurance.

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh Perak, Malaysia
  • Master of Science in Energy Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Master of Science in Project Management, Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical/Production Engineering from Enugu University of Science and Technology, Enugu, Nigeria.

Research Interests

  • Renewable energy systems (Solar thermal, Wind, Geothermal)
  • Thermo-fluid (Convection and Radiation Heat Transfer)
  • Waste Heat Recovery (Production of power from low grade heat)
  • Power plant and power generation
  • Flow assurance
  • Waste Management

Employment History

  • August 2015 – present: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering & Science, Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia
  • August 2014 to August 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, Crude Oil Fouling Research Center, Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • July 2009 to March 2014: Graduate Assistant/Graduate Research Assistant Mechanical Engineering Department Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia
  • March 2004 to March 2008: Project Manager, ROKNET KONSULT, Maryland Enugu, Nigeria
  • December 2002 to March 2004: Site Engineer, ROKNET KONSULT, Maryland Enugu, Nigeria

Professional Associations

  • Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust, CPEng)
  • Institute of Mechanical Engineers (CEng, MIMechE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – Associate Member

Research Grants Received

  1. Move towards technology-driven concept-based learning Funding Body: Curtin Sarawak Teaching Innovation Project (CSTIP); Year Awarded: 2017; Amount Awarded: RM2,000.00; Position: Co-Investigator; Status of the Project: Completed
  2. Thermal and Total Performance Enhancement of Inclined Solar Chimney Power Plant Using Underneath Air-vent and Thermal Storage Medium. Funding Body: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia under the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). Grant Reference Code: FRGS/1/2016/TK07/CURTIN/03/3); Year Awarded: 2016 to 2018: Amount Awarded: RM97,200.00; Position: Principal Investigator; Status of the Project: In progress
  3. Novel Approach for Energy Recovery of the Wasted Flue Gases by Solar-Flue Chimney. Funding Body: Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia under the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). Grant Reference Code: FRGS/2/2010/TK/UTP/03/4; Year Awarded: 2010 to 2012; Amount Awarded: RM51,600; Position: PhD Researcher; Status of the Project: Completed

 Awards

  • Aja Ogboo Chikere, Meheron Selowara Joo, Yin Siong Daniel Tie, Uraia Rokovonovono Moceleka “Integrated Solar Chimney with Flue Gas Induced Vortex for Electrical Power Generation” 10th Innovation Technology Expo (InTEX 2017), Invention Gold Award
  • Aja Ogboo Chikere, Wilson Phua Yuen Zheng, Meheron Selowara Joo, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Palanichamy C., Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim “Performance Enhancement of Inclined Solar Chimney Power Plant Using Underneath Air-Vents” 10th Innovation Technology Expo (InTEX 2017), Invention Bronze Award
  • ITEX 2012 Gold Medal Award – “Invention of Co-generation to Enhance Thermal Chimney Performance” presented in the 23rd International Invention Innovation and Technology Exhibition, by Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Aja Ogboo Chikere and Khor Yin Yin
  • ACSSSR 2011 Best Paper Award –On the natural convection heat transfer in the casing annulus of oil wells” presented at the ASEAN Conference on Scientific and Social Science Research, (ACSSSR), Penang, Malaysia. 2011 by Mohammad Amin Shoushtari, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Aja Ogboo Chikere and Sonny Irawan

 Professional Activities

  • Editorial Board Member of Transport Management, EnPress Publisher, 14701 Myford Road, Suite B-1, Tustin, CA 92780, United States
  • Accreditation Audit Panel Member, 2017: Doctor of Philosophy (Business), Curtin University, Malaysia
  • Accreditation Audit Panel Member, 2017: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) & Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Banking), Curtin University, Malaysia
  • MYREN Workshop Facilitator 2015, Green Technology Working Group, Malaysia Research & Education Network
  • Reviewer to 8 International Journals:
    • Solar Energy (Elsevier Journal – ISSN: 0038-092X)
    • Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (AIP Journal – ISSN: 1941-7012)
    • Applied Thermal Engineering (Elsevier Journal – ISSN: 1359-4311)
    • Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy (IMechE Journal – ISSN: 0957-6509)
    • Energy & Fuels (American Chemical Society Journal – ISSN 0887-0624)
    • Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (Taylor and Francis Journal)
    • Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, IMEKO, (Elsevier Journal – ISSN: 0263-2241)
    • IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, IJSEE, (ISSN: 2187-0632)

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

  1. Move towards technology-driven concept-based learning Funding Body: Curtin Sarawak Teaching Innovation Project (CSTIP); Year Awarded: 2017; Amount Awarded: RM2,000.00; Position: Co-Investigator; Status of the Project: In progress
  2. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Meheron Selowara Joo, and Patrick Okwudiri Ukwuaku “Personality Test Effect on Team Selection and Students’ Performance” In proceedings of International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Language, Literature & Linguistics (ICT4L), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2017
  3. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Meheron Selowara Joo, and Patrick Okwudiri Ukwuaku “Impact of Engineering Final Year Project Research Method on Student’s Development in Knowledge Construction” In proceedings of International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Language, Literature & Linguistics (ICT4L), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2017

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES AND PUBLICATIONS

Patent Filed
  1. Aja Ogboo Chikere and Wong Ying Hao “Tube-Bundle Pipeline with Ribbed Insert Heating Tube” MyIPO Patent 2017, Application No: PI 2017704796
  2. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Kaminieli Moqe, Wilson Phua Yuen Zheng and Meheron Selowara Joo “Solar Chimney Power Plant with Underneath Air-Vents” MyIPO Patent 2017, Application No: PI 2017702901
  3. Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Aja Ogboo Chikere “Solar Chimney with Cogen” MyIPO Patent 2012, Application No: PI 2012 002176.
  4. Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Seow Lee Lee, Aja Ogboo Chikere and Khor Yin Yin “Improvement to Solar Chimney Power Plant” MyIPO Patent 2011, Application No: PI 2011 001224.
Journals
  1. Al-Kayiem, Hussain H., Sreejaya K. V. and Ogboo Chikere Aja. 2018, “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of the Influence of Inlet Configuration on the Performance of a Roof Top Solar Chimney” Energy and Buildings – Vol. 159, pp 89-98; doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.10.063 . Impact Factor: 4.067, 5-Year Impact Factor: 4.599
  2. Dalton Sunday Oseghale, Ahmad, F.M., and Aja Ogboo Chikere (2017) Status Evaluation of Palm Oil Waste Management Sustainability in Malaysia: OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Ontario International Development Agency, ISSN 1923-6654 (print) ISSN 1923-6662 (online) oidaijsd.com
  3. Al-Kayiem, Hussain H., and Ogboo Chikere Aja. 2016. “Historic and recent progress in solar chimney power plant enhancing technologies.” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 58:1269-1292; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2015.12.331. Impact Factor: 6.798, 5-Year Impact Factor: 7.896
  4. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim “Analytical Investigation of Collector Optimal Tilt Angle – A Case Study of Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. Vol.5, Issue 6, 2013. E-ISSN: 1941-7012. http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/journal/jrse/5/6/10.1063/1.4829434. Impact Factor: 1.51.
  5. Aja Ogboo Chikere and Hussain H. Al-Kayiem “Review of Municipal Solid Waste Management Options in Malaysia cum Recommendation for Sustainable Waste to Energy Option” Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. ISSN 1438-4957. 2013. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10163-013-0220-z. 2015 Impact Factor: 1.604
  6. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Oseghale Sunday Dalton and Hussain H. Al-Kayiem “Review and status evaluation of municipal solid waste management practices in Malaysia” The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management. ISSN: 10881697. Vol. 40, Iss. 3, pp 215-232 2014. http://solidwaste.metapress.com/content/t047347132554672/. 2015 Impact Factor: 0.14
  7. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim “Review on the Enhancement Techniques and Introduction of an Alternate Enhancement Technique of Solar Chimney Power Plant”. Journal of Applied Science, vol. 11, pp. 1877-1884, 2011. http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2011.1877.1884
Book Chapter
  1. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Mesfin Gizaw Zewge and Meheron Selowara Joo “Overview of Hazardous Waste Management Status in Malaysia” in Management of Hazardous Wastes, InTech Open Science, 2016, ISBN: 978-953-51-4764-0. Index in the Book Citation Index in Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI) and BIOSIS Previews (Thomson Reuters).
Conferences
  1. Mesfin Gizaw Zewge, Aja Ogboo Chikere and Abdulwehab A. Ibrahim. 2018, “Numerical Modelling of Performance on Batch Blade Savonius Turbine Using ANSYS” In proceedings of ASET 2018 First Multi Conference on Advances in Science and Engineering Technology – Renewable and Sustainable Energy International Conference, Dubai 6th to 7th February 2018
  2. Wilson Phua Yuen Zheng and Aja Ogboo Chikere “Review of Solar Chimney Power Plant Simulation and Modelling Approaches” Paper accepted in the One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference (OCPC 2017)
  3. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Pavitri Apparavoo, Henry Elochukwu Okafor and Raoof Gholami Mian Poshteh “Early Kick Detection Using Artificial Neural Network” In the Proceeding of the 3rd International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC2017)
  4. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Wong Ying Hao and Mahmood Anwar “Numerical Investigation of Heat Transfer Enhancement in Ribbed Heating Tube of a Tube Bundle Pipeline System” In the Proceeding of the 3rd International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC2017)
  5. Aja Ogboo Chikere and Joshua Song Hua Shun “Effect of Fogging Nozzle Design on Cooling Effectiveness of Air Fogging” In the Proceeding of the 3rd International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC2017)
  6. Dalton Sunday Oseghale, Ahmad, F.M., and Aja Ogboo Chikere (2017) A Review on the Status of the Environmental Management System (EMS) For Palm Oil Industry in Malaysia, in the proceeding of Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE 2017)
  7. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim (2016) “Thermal Diffusion Performance of a Diffuser by various Guide Vanes configurations” in the proceeding of the UTP-UMP Symposium on Energy Systems (SES 2016)
  8. Dalton Sunday Oseghale, Fariz Mohamed Ahmad and Ogboo Chikere Aja, “Oil Palm Waste to Energy – A Comparative Overview of Malaysia Experiences and Similar Potentials in Nigeria” Canadian International Conference on Agriculture & Fisheries, AgriFish 2015.
  9. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim “Experimental Investigation on the Effect of Wind Speed and Wind direction on Solar Chimney Power Plant” In proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability (Sustainable City 2013) Putrajaya, Malaysia, 2013, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Volume 179, 2nd Volume, 2013, Pages 945-955. http://www.witpress.com/elibrary/wit-transactions-on-ecology-and-the-environment/179/25273
  10. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim “CFD Simulation and Analysis of Thermal Diffuser for High Temperature Flue Gases”. In proceedings of International Renewable Energy and Environment Conference (IREEC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2011.
  11. Mohammad Amin Shoushtari, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Aja Ogboo Chikere and Sonny Irawan “On the natural convection heat transfer in the casing annulus of oil wells” In proceedings of ASEAN Conference on Scientific and Social Science Research, (ACSSSR), Penang, Malaysia. 2011 – Best Paper Award.
  12. Sreejaya K.V., Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, and Aja Ogboo Chikere “CFD Simulation and Analysis of the Inlet Shapes Effect on Air Velocity in a Roof Top Solar Chimney Passage” In proceedings of International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAAE), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2011.
  13. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim “Thermal Field Study and Analysis in Hybrid Solar Flue Gas Chimney Power Plant” In proceedings of National Postgraduate conference (NPC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2011
  14. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Nowshad Amin, M. A. Alghoul, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem “Design of an Intelligent Dual-axis Solar Tracking Device for Solar System Usage” 3rd Curtin University of Technology Science and Engineering International Conference (CUTSE), Miri Sarawak, Malaysia. Pp 705-714, 2011.
  15. Oseghale Sunday Dalton and Aja Ogboo Chikere, “Towards a Cleaner Environment: A study on the Potential Utilization of Solid Waste as Fertilizer and Energy Sources in Malaysia” 3rd Curtin University of Technology Science and Engineering International Conference (CUTSE), Miri Sarawak, Malaysia. Pp 715-719, 2011
  16. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem and Zainal Ambri Abdul Karim “Review on the Enhancement Techniques and a Novel Alternate of Solar Chimney Power Plant”. In proceedings of International Conference on Plant Equipment and Reliability (ICPER), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2010

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