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Interest Includes: Waste management and control. Air, water and soil quality assessment,human exposure to contaminants and risk characterization . Advanced waste water treatment using agro- waste materials.
Synthesis and characterization of coordinate compounds for drugs and industrial development and that of inorganic materials for the future.
Undergraduate Qualifications
• Higher National Diploma: Chemistry 1986 • Post Graduate Diploma; Science Tech.: Chemistry. 1996• Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) 2000• Certificate in Computer Literacy 2007
Postgraduate Qualifications
• Master of Technology: Chemical Tech. (Anal – Chem/Instrumention) 1998• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Industrial Chemistry 2005
Professional Qualifications
1. Member, Chemical Society of Nigeria 2. Member, Solar Energy of Nigeria 3. Professional Member, Institute of Charted Chemist of Nigeria 4 Chartered Member, waste Management Society of Nigeria
Books Published
)V.I. Onwukeme,C.J. Anarado. V. Okafor, C.J. Onyema, J.I. Ekwueme, E.C. Ohaekenyem &U. Ofora. (2014) Fundamentals of Chemistry. Immaculate Pub. Enugu, Nigeria.

(2)T.U. Onuegbu; V.I Onwukeme &, P.E. Omuko (2008); Basic General Inorganic Chemistry, A Straight Forward Approach Chivicson Geo-Exp Pub Nigeria) Lawrence Olusegun Ajala , Valentine Ifenna Onwukeme Chihurumnnya, OlaOji and Maria –Regina Chekwube Ejiaghan (2020) Sustainable Utilization of Rice Husk Activated Charcoalas Waste Water Decontaminant ebook ; ISBN :98-93-90149-53-7 DOI; 10.9734/bpi/nips/v2.( Print) ISBN978-93-90149-54-4
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Publications
(1)Ajiwe, V.I E, Okeke C.A., Ogbuagu, J.O., Ojukwu, U.O.& Onwukeme, V.I.(1998). Characterization and Application of Oils Extracted from Canerium, Scheweinfurttii, Vitex Doniana and Xylopia Aethiopica Fruit/Seed. Bioresource Technology 64, 249-252.

(2)Onwukeme, V.I. Eboatu A.N & .Iloghalu, F., (2007).Utilization of Scrap Sachet Water Bag and Corn Cobs. As Fibres for The Production of Ceiling Sheets, Anachem Journal Vol. (1), 10-16.

(3)Onwukeme, V.I. Eboatu A.N. Okoye P.A.C.&, Arinze R.U (2007); Green Product Design, A Stratagem For Solid Waste Management in Nigeria. Anachem Journal. Vol. 1(2), 148-153.

(4)Onwukeme V.I.., Eboatu A.N.. Okoye P.A.C. & Okeke C.O. (2008) Formulation of Poultry Feeds, using Some Waste Materials; Cassava Peels, Plantain Peels, Groundnut Shells, Ikogho, A Multi-Disciplinary Journal, Vol. 5(1), 35-42.

(5) Onwukeme V.I.. , Eboatu A.N., Okoye P.A.C.,& Chine A.A. (2008); Production and Characterization of Interlocking Tiles from Scrap Tyres, Ceramics, Cullets and Cement Composites Anachem Journal Vol. 2(2) 313-320.

(6)Onwukeme V.I. Eboatu, A.N. & Obiuchendu E.C. (2009); Characterization of Nigerian Lauric Coconut oil Biodiesel Produced Through NaOH Catalysed Transesterification process. African Journal of Sciences, (10) 1; 2474-2482.

7)Onwukeme V.I. Chine A.A& Arinze R..U. (2008); Quality Assessment of Borehole water in Nkpo, Anambra State.Nigeria Anachem journal Vol 3(1) 429-433.

(8)Onwukeme, V.I..& Chine A.A. (2008); Indoor Sulphur dioxide Concentration in Sites Located at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Eke Awka Market, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria, using Palme’s Diffusion Tube, Anachem journal Vol.3 (2) 519-521.

(9)Chine A.A, Onwukeme, V. I. Okoye P.A.C, & Obiuchendu E.C.(2008). Environmental Exposure to Lead Due to Exhaust Fumes form Vehicular Movements, A case Study of Awka Metropolis, Anachem Journal Vol3(2)564-571

(10 Onwukeme, V.I. and Obiuchendu E.C. (2009); The use of Carbon Monoxide Concentration as a measure of gradient of occupational exposure to traffic related air pollution in Awka, Anambra State Nigeria, World Journal of Biotechnology (10) 1; 1644-1649.

(11)Obiuchendu, E.C. Ebuatu, A.N. & Onwukeme, V.I (2008) Thermal Characteristics of Some Tropical Timbers used in Building Construction Anachem Journal Vol. 3(2)512-576.

(12 Onwukeme V.I., Ilo E.O. & Chine A.A.(2010) Studies of life Breweries and Ibeto Battery Effluent Discharge in Anambra state, Nigeria Ikogho, A-multi-Disciplinary Journal vol.8:55-61.

(13) Onwukeme V.I., Nwako P.M., Obumselu O.F, Chine A.A. & Animoke A.V. (2010); Palm Pressed fibre and Cement Composites for Ceiling Sheet Production.African Journal Science vol.11 ; 2595-2598.

(14 ) Onwukeme V.I, Chine A.A. & Ilo E.O.(2009); Phyotochemical and Antimicrobial Activity Screening of Nigerian Solarium melongena leaves Ikogho – A multi – Disciplinary Journal vol.6.:44-53

(15 ) Onwukeme V.I, Obiuchendu E.C. Nwako P.M. & Obumselu O.F.(2010). Studies of Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Activity Screening of Musa paradisiacal (plantain leaves) African Journal Sciences vol.11(11) 2491-2499.

(16) Onwukeme VI, Nwako PM & Ilo E O (2010),Physiochemical and Corrosion characteristics of groundwater in Ahocol Phase 111 Oganiru Estate, Awka, Nigeria.World Journal of Biotechnology. Vol 11(1);1657-1661

(17)Nwako P.M., Onwukeme V. I.,,Ajiwe V. I. E. & Onwumelu H .A.(2010); Effect of Coconut shell powder as filler in Flexible Polyether Foam, Journal of Science, Engr. And Tech.Vol.17(3):9750-9759

(18 ) Onwukeme V. I. Nwako P. M. Okoyo A. C. & Obumselu,O. F.(2010); Studies of Indor NO2 in Offices Located at Nnamdi Azikiwe University,Awka and Shops at Awka Market ,Anambra State,Nigeria, Using Palmes Diffusion Tube.World Journal of BiotechnologyVol. 11(1):1736-1741

(19) Onwukeme V .I..& Nwako P. M.(2009); Biodiesel Production –A Review, Anachem Journal Vol4(1)728 – 737

(20) Onwukeme V. I.,, Nwako P. M. &Obiuchendu E.C. (2009).Proximate Analysis and Antinutritive Content of Vigna unguiculata, Anachem Journal Vol4(1)741-744

(21) Onwukeme,V. I. & Okoye A.C.(2010); Cycling of Heavy Metal in Soil/Sediments in Onitsha Metropolis,Nigeria, Journal of Applied SciencesVol. 13(3);9215-9222

(22) Mgbemena M. N., Obiuchendu E.C, & ,Onwukeme, V. I.(2011);Heavy Metal Pollution of Water Sediments and Plants in Aba River Abia-State, Nigeria ,Journal of Basic Physical Research.vol.2(1);18-24

(23.) Onwukeme V. I., Omuku P.M. Onwumelu H.A. & Ekemezie P. N.(2011); Studies of Tensile Strength and Interactions of Cow Horn/Bone and Polystyrene Polymer Composites, World Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 12(1) 1828-1836

(24). Onwukeme V.I.,. Onwumelu H. A. Ekemezie P. N. & Obiuchendu , E.C.(2011); Biogas Generation from Cow dung by Codigeston with Colopoganium mucanoides weed, African Journal of Sciences Vol.12(1);2712-2721

(25). Onwumelu H.A., Omuku, P.E., .Onwukeme, V.I. & Ekemezie P. N(2011); Potential of water Hyacinth for Phytoremediation of polluted Aquatic Environment,Journal of Basic Physical Research Vol2(1):70-74

(26 )Onwumelu H.A., Omuku P.E., Onwukeme V.I., & Ekemezie ,P.N .(2011); Fractionation studies of Palm oil and Palm Kernel oil, Journal of Scientific and Industrial studies, Vol 9(1);70-73

(27). Onwukeme V.I., Omuku P.E. & Nwako P.M.(2011); Extraction and Characterization of Dialium guineense and Hura crepitan Seed Oils For Industrial Application, World Journal of Biotechnology Vol 12(1);1782-1788

(28)Onwumelu H.A. Omuku P.E. Nwako P. M. Onwukeme V.I.& Ekemezie P. N. (2011);Production of Suitable Binder from local Raw Material for Subsequent Paint Formulation J. Sc. Engr. And Technology Vol 18(2);10178-10187

(29).Onwukeme V.I., & Omuku P.E.(2011);Studies on Preliminary Phytochemical and Antimicrobial Screening of the Leaf Extract of Anthocheisita djalonensis ,African Journal of Sciences Vol12(1);2876-2883

(30).Onwumelu H.A. ,Omuko P.E. & Onwukeme V.I.(.2011);Extraction and Analysis of Brachstigia oil possibly Suitable as a Technical oil ,Journal of Applied Sciences Vol14(2)9892-9899

(31)Onwukeme V.I., P.M. Nwako & C .T. Onyema (2011),Characterization of Canerium Scheweinfutti Biodesiel Produced Through Sodium hydroxide Catalysed Transesterification Process. Journal of Applied sciences 14(3):10128-10133.

(32)Arinze R.U., Eboatu ,A.N. Okoye, P.A.C, & Onwukeme V.I..(2011) Esterblishing Polymer-Polymer Interaction By Means Of TM Studies, Nigerian Journal of Polymer Science and Technology 7(1):79-84

(33).0nwukeme V.I., & Mgbemena M.N. (2012), Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Fish Samples from Aba River, Abia State Nigeria, as Indicator of Human Dietary Exposure to Toxic Substances, International Journal of Chemistry, India. Vol.22(3):191-196

(34).Obumselu ,F..O.,I.O. Okeruru ,V.I. Onwukeme, T.U.Onuegbu & R..C..Eze(2011). Phytochemical and Antibacterial analysis of the leaf extract of Ricinus communis. Journal of Basic Physical Research 2(2)68-72

(35). Mgbemena M..N., Onwukeme V.I.& E.C. Obiuchendu(2012); Heavy Metal in Dust Samples from Aba Abia State, Nigeria, Using Car Wind Screen as Inert Passive Collector, International Journal of Applied Chemistry i() Vol 3(1) 53-56.

(36).Onwukeme V.I., P.,M. Nwako, Mgbemena M.N. & Onuora M.U.(2014);Dietary Exposure to Heavy Metals Via Consumption of some Vegetables,and Parts of Cow meat by Adult Population in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology JESTFT Vol. 8:1-6

.(37)Onwukeme V. I & Ajala L .O. (2012) ,Fractionation of Some Metals In The Flood Plain Soil In Awka,Anambra State Nigeria;.International Journal of Plant,Animal,and Environmental Sciences 2(3): 163-168

(38)OnwukemeV.I., Onwumelu H.A., Nwako P.M. & Mgbemena M.N, (2012) Assessment of GroundWater Resources Quality in Lagos State, Nigeria and Its Potentials To Encrustation and Corrosivity; International Journal Of Chemistry India Vol.22 (3):173-180

(39) Ajal L.O...& Onwukeme V. I. .(2012), Trace metal Speciation in Floodplain Soil in Enugu Metropolis, Nigeria, Journal of Applied Chemistry,1(6) :09-13 .

(40)Onwukeme V.I. .Anarado C..J .& Ajala L. O.(2013), Partitioning of Some Trace Metals In Flood Plain Soil in Onitsha,Nigeria.,International Journal of Applied Chemistry4(1):19-25 .

(41)L.O. Ajala. V.I. Onwukeme &M.N .Mgbemena (2014) Speciation of Some Trace Metals in Floodplain Soil of Eke-Mgbom,Afikpo, Nigeria. American Chemical Science Journal vol 4(6):963-974

(42)Onwukeme, V. I. & Etienajirhevwe, O.F. (2014); Determination of levels of Inorganic Gaseous Contaminants In Warri and Effurun Environment Delta State Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management 7(6) :619-627.

(43)Onwukeme V. I.. & Etienajirhevwe, F.O.(2014)Determination of levels of VOCs In Warri and Effurun Environment, Delta State Nigeria. International Journal of Environment Studies IAccepted2015)

(44)Onwukeme V. I.., Obiuchendu E.C. & Onuoha ,M.U.(2014); Dietary Exposure to Heavy Metals Via Consumption of Some Fruit Juice and Carbohydrate Food By Adult In Awka, Nigeria ..Middle East Journal of Scientific Research 22(1)39-44 DOI;105829

(46)Niyi Asegbeloyin, Oguejiofor Ujam Ngige Chizoba Onwukeme Valentine I & Groutso Tania (2014);Synthesis and Structure of N-I-E[6-METHYL-2,4-DIOXO—2H-PYRAN-3(4H)-YLIDENEETHYL]BENZENESULFONOHYDRAZIDE. Acta Crystallography. E70: 01179-01180.

(47)Onwukeme V.I.,. Amalu, E.U. & Obiuchendu E.U. (2015); Mobility and Bioavailability of Lead In Soil and Water Samples From Mines In Abakaliki Ebonyi State Nigeria ..Int. J. of Environ .Sciences Vol5(4) 1841-1850.

(48) M.N. Mgbemena, G.O.Ogbodo, N.A. Okonkwo & V.I Onwukeme (2014);Physicochemical Assessment of Borehole Water In Ovim Isukwuato LGA, Abia State ,Nigeria Journal of Scientific Research (IOSR JAC ) vol. 7 :31-33

(49) Onwukeme V. I.,Obijiofor O. C.,Asomugha ,R.N. & Okafor F. A.(2015);Impact of Cooking Methods on the Levels of PAHS in Chcken Meat in Awka ,Nigeria .Journal of Environmental Science,Toxicology and Food Technology JESTFT ISSN2319-2402.
(50)V.I. Onwukeme, O. C. Obijiofor & B. I. Tabugbo (2015) Comparative Study of the Influence of iGrilling Height on the Concentration of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Toxic Metals In Grilled Food, International Journal of Sciences and Technology 5(8)425-431 U.K..
(51)V.I.Onwukeme,,O.F.Otienajirhevwe & B. K. Mokabia. (2017),Production of Biogas From Cow Dung,Weeds and Domestic Wastes, Ethiopian journal of Environmental studies and Management 10(4) 482-491.
(52)E.C,Ohaekenyem, ,,V.I.Onwukeme, F.B. OKoye& C.T.Onyema (2016)Tetraaza microcyclic Complexes:Synthesis , Antibacterial and Antifungal studies. .JOURNAL OF Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, 8(8):24---254. CODEN USA:JCPRES.

(53) V.I. Onwukeme R.N.Asomugha V.U,Onwukwalu & O.C. Obijiofor (2016) :Srategic Survey of the Levels ofPolycyclicAromaticHydrocarbon(PAHS)andsomeToxicMetalsinSediments,Adiatinafulica,Tympantoosfuscatus Dandrobrachiata of Epic Creek,Yenagoa Local Government Area,Bayelsa State Nigeria.Accepted Oct.,2016.IdosI Journal .


(54) I. O. Okeruru, C. T. Onyema, V. I. Onwukeme & C. M. Ezeh (2017) Assessment of Phytochemical, Proximate and Elemental Composition of Pteracarpus soyauxii(0ha) Leaves, American Journal of Analytical Chemistry 8(1) ,406-415(55)Chigozie John Anarado, Charity EBere Anarado, Benjamin Chimezie Izuaghachukwu , Ugochukwu Michael Ogu ,Amarachi Maduka, Chinyere Ijeamaka Egwuatu and Valentine Ifenna Onwukeme (2019)Quality of Potable Water Available to the Residents of Anambra State ,Nigeria . Natural Resourses 10;395-434 ISSN Online 2158-7086 (56) Onwukeme Valentine Ifenna and Etienajirhevwe Omonigho Frank( 2020).Comparative Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) at Flow Stations in Delta State, Nigeria. World Journal of Applied Chemistry 5(1);6-12 doi;10.11648.wjac. 20200501.12 ISSN;263-5966print;2637-5982 (Online)
(57) Victor Chukwuemeka Eze, Valentine Onwukeme Ifenna and Christian Ebere Enyoh (2020 )Pollution Status ,Ecological and Human Health Risk of Heavy Metals in Soil from Selected Active Dumpsites in Southeastern, Nigeria Using Energy Dispersive X-ray SpectrometerInternational Journal of Environmemntal Analytical Chemistry DOI ;10.1080/03067319.2020.172778 issn (Print) (Online) Journal http.//www.tandfonline.com/lioi/geac20
(58) Lawrence Olusegun Ajala , Valentine Ifenna Onwukeme Chihurumnnya, OlaOji and Maria –Regina Chekwube Ejiaghan (2020) Sustainable Utilization of Rice Husk Activated Charcoalas Waste Water Decontaminant ebook ; ISBN :98-93-90149-53-7 DOI; 10.9734/bpi/nips/v2.( Print) ISBN978-93-90149-54-4
(59)Valentine Ifenna Onwukeme and Omonigho Frank Etienajiirhevwe (2020) Determination of Metal Concentration in Air ,Soil and Water Samples at Some Selected Flow Stations in Delta State, NigeriaAmerican Journal of Physical Chemistry 9(1) 9-15 DOI 10.11618/jajpc.202000901.12 ISSN ,2327-2430 (Print); ISSN; 2327-2449(Online)
Previous Employment
1. Auxiliary Teacher; Agulu Grammar School, Agulu 1980-1981
2. Lab Technician: (Industrial Attachment 1982) NNPC Warri 1982-1983
3. Quality Control Officer: Agbara Plastic Industrial, Lagos 1986-1987
4. Principal Officer: Anambra State Post Primary School Service
Commission, Awka 1987-2005