Aja Ogboo Chikere

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Dr. Aja Ogboo Chikere

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, MSc in Energy Technology, MSc in Project Management, B. Eng. in Mechanical/Production Engineering, MIMechE, CEng, MEAust, CPEng, ASME, ISES, SPE, IEEE

Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Malaysia

Contact Details
Telephone : +60 85 63 0100 ext. 2424 
Facsimile : +60 85 63 0100
Location : Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 339 
Email: aja.ogboo@curtin.edu.my

Research Profile

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

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. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer December 2017. Dr. Aja obtained his PhD 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. Dr. Aja has 6-year experiences as project manager with ROKNET KONSULT, 5-year experiences as tutor in UTP, and about 10-year experience as a researcher. His research areas revolve around renewable energy, waste management and environment sustainability, sustainable development, and flow assurance.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Curtin University, Malaysia, December 2017 till date
  • Lecturer, Curtin University, Malaysia, August 2015 to November 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, August 2014 to August 2015
  • Project Manager, ROKNET KONSULT, Nigeria, December 2002 to March 2008

Fellowships, Awards, Certifications, Achievements and Appointments

  1. AUDITOR: Audit the accreditation of Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) & Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Banking) under the Malaysia Qualification Agency, Organizer, July 2018
  2. AUDITOR: Audit the accreditation of Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) & Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Banking) under the Malaysia Qualification Agency, Organizer, November 2017
  3. AUDITOR: Audit the accreditation of Doctor of Philosophy in Business under the Malaysia Qualification Agency, September 2017
  4. 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), Gold Award
  5. 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), Bronze Award
  6. Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Aja Ogboo Chikere and Khor Yin, “Invention of Co-generation to Enhance Thermal Chimney Performance” 23rd International Invention Innovation and Technology Exhibition, ITEX 2012. Gold Award

Professional Affiliation

  1. Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust, CPEng) – EA Identification No.: 5100860
  2. Institute of Mechanical Engineers (CEng, MIMechE) – Reference Number: 80202606
  3. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – Membership Number: 100715035
  4. International Solar Energy Society (ISES) – Membership Number: 1410080
  5. Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) – Membership Number: 4183867
  6. Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Membership Number: 93028284
  7. Project Management Institute (PMI) – Associate Member

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer, Solar Energy – Elsevier Publications
  • Reviewer, Applied Thermal Engineering – Elsevier Publications
  • Reviewer, Measurement – Elsevier Publications
  • Reviewer, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy – SAGE Journals Publications
  • Reviewer, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy – American Institute of Physics Publication
  • Reviewer, Energy & Fuels – American Chemical Society Publications
  • Reviewer, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association – Taylor and Francis Journal Publications
  • Reviewer, Environment, Development and Sustainability – Springer Link Publications
  • Reviewer, IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy and the Environment – IAFOR Journals Publications
  • Reviewer, Journal of Sustainability Science and Management – Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Publications

Subjects Taught

  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering Foundations: Design and Processes
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Linear Systems and Control
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Vibrations

Supervision

2 PhD(Ongoing)

1 MPhil (Completed)

20 UG (Completed) 8 UG (Ongoing)

Publications/Patents

Patents

  1. Aja Ogboo Chikere and Wong Ying Hao 2017 “Tube-Bundle Pipeline with Ribbed Insert Heating Tube” MyIPO Patent 2017, Application No: PI 2017704796; Filed – Curtin University, Malaysia
  2. Aja Ogboo Chikere, Kaminieli Moqe, Wilson Phua Yuen Zheng and Meheron Selowara Joo 2017 “Solar Chimney Power Plant with Underneath Air-Vents” MyIPO Patent 2017, Application No: PI 2017702901; Filed – Curtin University, Malaysia
  3. Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Aja Ogboo Chikere 2012 “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 2011 “Improvement to Solar Chimney Power Plant” MyIPO Patent 2011, Application No: PI 2011 001224; Filed – Universiti Teknologi Petronas

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 and M. Ramasamy, “Thermal Management of Flow Assurance Challenges in Offshore Fields – A Review,” ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences vol. 11, pp. 6415-6422, 2016. http://www.arpnjournals.org/jeas/research_papers/rp_2016/jeas_0516_4290.pdf. Impact Factor: 0.2
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

Books/Book Chapters

  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. Fiseha Mekonnen Guangul, Annissa Muhammed and Aja Ogboo Chikere “Improving Students’ Participation in Group Task” has been accepted for “ICTLHE 2018: International Conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Paris, France, 2018
  2. Mesfin Gizaw Zewge, Aja Ogboo Chikereand 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, 2018
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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

Research Grants and Consultancy Projects

  1. Curtin Malaysia Higher Degree Research (CMHDR) Grant Scholarship 2018, “Mechanical Engineering, Renewable energy system, Thermal power plants, Power generation” International PhD student. Year Awarded: 2018; Amount Awarded for Tuition: RM119,904.00; Position: Principal Investigator; Status of the Project: In progress
  2. Curtin Malaysia Higher Degree Research (CMHDR) Grant Scholarship 2018, “Mechanical Engineering, Renewable energy system, Thermal power plants, Power generation” Domestic PhD student. Year Awarded: 2018; Amount Awarded for Tuition: RM86,106.00; Position: Principal Investigator; Status of the Project: In progress
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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: Co-Investigator; Status of the Project: Completed

 

 

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