Rev. Engr. Chidozie Nwakaire hails from Osumenyi in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State. He holds a Bachellor's Degree in Civil Engineering (BEng. with First Class Honours) From Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka in 2010. He obtained a Master of Science degree and the Diploma of Imperial College in Transport and Sustainable Development (MSc and DIC with Distinction) from Imperial College London, United Kingdom in 2015. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Highway and Transportation Engineering at the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is a clergyman in the Diocese of Awka (Anglican Communion). He was the Examination Officer for the Department of Civil Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, from 2016 to 2019. Twice he has been awarded the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Scholarship for Staff Development. He is a passionate teacher and researcher. His research interests include: Highway Pavement Materials, Sustainable Infrastructures, Transport demand modelling, Traffic Engineering and operations.
Undergraduate Qualifications
B.Eng (First Class Hons)
Postgraduate Qualifications
MSc & DIC (Distinction)
Professional Qualifications
Reg. COREN
Books Published
1. Nwakaire, C. M., Yap, S. P., Onn, C. C., Yuen, C.W. (2020). Application of Recycled Concrete Aggregates in Flexible Pavements. Chapter in Book " Recycled Aggregates: Materials and Uses", Nova Science Publisher.
2. Nwakaire, Chidozie (2011), Zealots Of Academic Excellence, Amaka Dreams Nigeria Ltd.,Awka.

Publications
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Nwakaire, C. M., Yap, S. P., Onn, C. C., Yuen, C. W., & Ibrahim, H. A. (2020). Utilisation of recycled concrete aggregates for sustainable highway pavement applications; a review. Construction and Building Materials, 235, 117444.
2. Nwakaire, C. M., Yap, S. P., Yuen, C. W., Onn, C. C., Koting, S. & Babalghaith, A.M. (2020). Laboratory study on recycled concrete aggregate based asphalt mixtures for sustainable flexible pavement surfacing. Journal of Cleaner Production, 262, 121462.
3. Nwakaire, C. M., Onn, C. C., Yap, S.P., Yuen, C.W., Onodagu, P.D. (2020). Urban Heat Island Studies with Emphasis on Urban Pavements; a review. Sustainable Cities and Society, 63, 102476.
4. Nwakaire, Chidozie M., Chuku, Destiny E., Udemba, Jonathan N. (2017). The Challenges and Possible Remedies to Poor Pedestrian Safety Considerations along and across Nigerian Busy Roads. MEDCRAVE Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol 2, Iss. 1, pp. 1-7.
5. Nwakaire, Chidozie Madu, and Chukwu, Joshua Chinagorom (2016). Traffic Assessment for Pavement Structural Design using RN 29, LR 1132, and HD 26/Part 1. American Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 47-52, doi: 10.11648/j.ajtte.20160104.12.

6. Nwakaire, Chidozie Madu., Chukwu, Joshua Chinagorom, and Udemba, Jonathan Nwachukwu (2016). Influence of Spatial Variation in Subgrade Properties on the Design of Highway Flexible Pavements. American Journal of Applied Scientific Research. Vol. 2, No. 6, pp. 65-74, doi: 10.11648/j.ajasr.20160206.16.

7. Aginam, C.H., Nwakaire, C., and Onah, B.C. (2016) Quarry Dust as a Partial Replacement of Coarse Aggregates in Concrete Production. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering. Vol.13, Issue 1. 65-75.

8. Nwakaire, C.M. and Keirstead, J. (2015) Assessing the Sustainability of Meat Transport Mode Choices in Abattoir Logistics Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol 10, No 20. 1-8.

9. Nwakaire, C.M., Nwaiwu, C.M.O., Aginam, C.H. (2015) Equivalent Blows Approach to the Calibration of a Minicompactor for Laboratory Use. IISTE Journal of Civil and Environmental Research. Vol 7, Issue 8. 63-74.

10. Aginam C.H, Nwakaire, C. and Nwajuaku, A.I. (2015) Engineering Properties of Lateritic Soils from Anambra Central Zone, Nigeria. International Journal of Soft Computing and Engineering. Vol 4, Issue 6. 1-6.

11. Aginam C.H, Chidolue, C.A., and Nwakaire, C. (2014) Geotechnical Properties of Lateritic Soils from Northern Zone of Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering Research and Development. Vol 10, Issue 12. 23-29.

12. Aginam C.H, Chidolue, C.A., and Nwakaire, C. (2013) Investigating the Effects of Coarse Aggregate Types on the Compressive Strength of Concrete. International Journal of Engineering and Applications. Vol 3, Issue 4. 1140 – 1144.

13. Aginam C.H, Umenwaliri, S.N. and Nwakaire, C. (2013) Influence of Mix Design Methods on the Compressive Strength of Concrete. Asian Research Publishing Network (ARPN) Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol 8, Number 6. 438-444.

14. Aginam C.H, Onodagu, P.D. and Nwakaire, C. (2013) Breadfruit Stem Ash as a Partial Replacement of Cement in Sandcrete Block Making. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications. Vol 3, Issue 4. 60-65.

15. Mahmoud, H., Belel, Z.A, and Nwakaire, C. (2012) Groundnut Shell Ash as a Partial Replacement of Cement in Sandcrete Blocks Production. International Journal of Development and Sustainability. Vol 1, Number 3. 1026-1032.

CONFERENCE PAPERS
1. Chidozie M. Nwakaire, Chidebele, E. Ukomadu and Obinna, L. Hampo (2018). Investigation into the Effectiveness of Biodegradable Fibres as Subgrade Stabilizers. Proceedings of International Conference of the Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, 13th to 14th August.
2. Nwakaire,C.M, Chukwu, C.J. and Udemba, J.N. (2018). Spatial Variation in Subgrade Properties along Onitsha Enugu Expressway . Proceedings of International Conference of the Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, 13th to 14th August.
3. Chidozie, M. Nwakaire, (2018). Characterization of Rice Husk Ash as a Pozzolan and its Utilization Potential in Highway Construction. Proceedings of International Conference of the Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, 13th to 14th August.
4. Chidozie, M. Nwakaire, and Joshua, C. Chukwu (2016). Daily Variation in Traffic Characteristics at the Main Entrance of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. Proceedings of International Conference of the Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, 6th to 7th September. Pp. 301 – 309.
5. Chidozie, M. Nwakaire, Anthony, A. Ezenwamma, and Destiny, E. Chuku (2016). The Need for Improved Pedestrian Safety Considerations along and across Nigerian Busy Roads. Proceedings of International Conference of the Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, 6th to 7th September. Pp. 439 – 448.
6. Chidozie, M. Nwakaire, Chukwurah, H. Aginam, and Destiny, E. Chuku (2016). A Review of the Nigerian Practice on Road Construction with Lateritic Soil. Proceedings of International Conference of the Faculty of Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, 6th to 7th September. Pp. 578 -588.
7. Nwaiwu, C.M.O. and Nwakaire, C.M. (2014) Calibration of a Mini-Compactor for Laboratory Use. A Paper presented at the National Conference of Engineering for Sustainable Development. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria.
8. Ezeagu C.A., Nwakaire, C.M. and Nzeakor, K. (2014) Effect of Cost on the Compressive Strength of Concrete. A Paper presented at the National Conference of Engineering for Sustainable Development. Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Nigeria.