Academic Staff

  31 Jan 2017



NAME: Theo Chidiezie Chineke

Rank: Professor

Area of Specialization: Atmospheric Physics & Renewable Energy

Date of Birth: 30 August 1962

Academic Qualifications:

  • Sc (Hons) Physics 1985; Imo State University, Okigwe
  • Sc Physics 1988; University of Ibadan
  • D Physics 1993; University of Ibadan


  • Abdus Salam ICTP, Trieste-Italy
  • University of Grenoble, France
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences



  1. The only lecturer from Africa during the 20th Anniversary of the European Research Course on Atmospheres (ERCA), Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, FRANCE: Jan 23 – 25, 2012
  2. Regular Associate, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, 2001-2008.
  3. Royal Society Developing World Study Visit to the UK ( Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Nov 1, 2003 – Feb 15, 2004.
  4.  DAAD short-term research & study fellowship for foreign academics May – June 2002
  5. Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, fellowship for Training & Research in Italian Laboratories (TRIL) , 1999/2000.
  6.  Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Trieste, Italy, Associate Membership fellowship at Centres of Excellence in the South, 1996-1998.


  1.  Imo State University Owerri Representative in the National Universities Computer Network Project (NUnet): 1996-1999.
  2. Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria (RAESON): 2010-2016..
  3.  Physics Writers Series Creation: 1998-2016.
  4. Nigeria Institute of Physics: 2002-2016.


  • Solar Photovoltaics for meeting domestic and office electricity needs
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Climate Change Research
  • Atmospheric Physics Research (Air Quality, Remote Sensing)
  • ICT for improved teaching and learning





  1. Chineke, T.C. and Ezike, F.M. (2010). Political will and collaboration for electric power reform through renewable energy in Energy Policy. 38(1): 678-684. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2009.10.004 (EUROPE)
  2. Chineke, T.C. and Okoro, U.K. (2010). Application of Sayigh “Universal Formula” For Global Solar Radiation Estimation In The Niger Delta Region Of Nigeria. Renewable Energy 35(3) (March 2010) 734–739. (EUROPE)
  3. Chineke, T.C., Jagtap, S.S. and Nwofor OK (2010). West African monsoon: is the August break “breaking” in the eastern humid zone of southern Nigeria Climatic Change 103:555–570 DOI 10.1007/s10584-009-9780-2 (USA)
  4. Dike VN, Nwofor OK, Chineke CT and Okoro UK (2010). Climate Change Mitigation through decentralized solar energy option in Nigeria. International Science Research Journal 2: 27-33. (ICELAND)
  5. Edebeatu C, Chineke TC , Nwofor OK , Okoro U.K and, Mbagwu, O. (2010). PATTERNS OF TEMPERATURE VARIATION IN SOUTH WEST NIGERIA. International Science Research Journal 2: 74-77 (ICELAND)
  6. Chineke, T.C. (2011). Solar electricity potential for some African cities. Modern Energy Review 2(2): page 20-25.  (EUROPE)
  7. Dike, V.N., Chineke, T.C., Nwofor O.K. and Okoro U.K. (2011). “Evaluation of Horizontal Surface Solar Radiation Levels in Southern Nigeria”. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 3, 023101:1-11 (AIP _2011_USA)
  8. Chineke, T.C., Dr. Idinoba, M.E. and Ajayi, O.C. (2011). “Seasonal and regional evapotranspiration signatures under a changing landscape and ecosystem management in Nigeria”.  AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, Science Huβ,  ISSN: 2153 2(2): 191-204  (USA)
  9. Edebeatu, C.C., C. Chineke, O.K. Nwafor, and U.K. Okoro. 2012. “Global Warming: A Case Study of Southeast Nigeria”. Pacific Journal of Science and Technology. 13(2):144-147. (USA)
  10. Dike, V.N, Shimizu, M.H., Diallo M, Lin, Z., Nwofor O.K., and Chineke, T.C. (2014). Modelling present and future African climate using CMIP5 scenarios in HadGEM2-ES. Int.J. Climatol.(2014) ( 10.1002/joc.4084
  11. Okoro U.K., Chen W., Chineke T.C. and Nwofor O.K. (2014). RECENT MONSOON RAINFALL CHARACTERISTICS OVER THE NIGER DELTA REGION OF NIGERIA: A CASUAL LINK. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 3, No 2, 2014, 634 – 651
  12. Okoro, U.K., Chen W, Chineke C. and Nwofor O. (2014). Comparative Analysis of gridded datasets and gauge measuremenmts of rainfall in the Niger Delta Region. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences 8(7): 373-390./ DOI: 10.3923/jres.2014.373.390
  13. Chineke C, Nwachukwu R, Nwofor O, Ugboma E and Ndukwu O (2015). MUCH ADO ABOUT LITTLE: RENEWABLE ENERGY AND POLICY. Materials, Methods & Technologies: Journal of International Scientific Publications Vol 9: 123-131.
  14. Chineke C, Ugboma E, Nwachukwu R, Okoro U and Ndukwu O (2015). CULPRITS, CLIMATE CHANGE AND COPING STRATEGIES IN AFRICA. Materials, Methods & Technologies: Journal of International Scientific Publications Vol 9:132-141.
  15. Onyeuwaoma ND, Nwofor OK, Chineke TC, Eguaroje EO and Dike VN (2015). Implications of MODIS impression of aerosol loading over urban and rural settlements in Nigeria: Possible links to energy consumption patterns in the country Atmospheric Pollution Research 6(3):484‐494DOI: 10.5094/APR.2015.054.



  1. Chineke, T.C., Nwofor, O.K. and Okoro U.K. (2010). Optimal benefits of utilising renewable energy technologies across Africa and the CIBS quadrangle. Bayero Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences 3(1): 142-146. (NIGERIA)
  2. Nwokocha C.O. and Chineke, T.C. (2010). Development of solar radiation maps for Nigeria using Photovoltaic Geographic Information System (PVGIS). Advances in Science & Tech, 4 (1): 54-61. (NIGERIA)
  3. Chineke T.C. and Dike V.N. (2010). Correlation of PVGIS data with other solar radiation estimates in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. International Jour. Nat & Applied Sciences 6(2): 173-180. (NIGERIA)
  4. Chineke, T.C. and Olemeforo, P. (2010). Modeling using dryness index to predict evapotranspiration in a sub-saharan environment. Agric and Food Sciences 8 (2): 11-24.  (NIGERIA).
  5. Onyeuwaoma N.D., Ogungbenro O.A., Nwofor O. Chineke T.C., Okoro, U.K., Dike V.N., Yesufu, T.K. and Chidi E. Akujor. The Increasing Carbon (IV) Oxide Emissions from Fossil-Based Energy: Possible Reduction by a Simple Mechanism. Advances in Science and Tech Volume 5 Number 1S (August 2011) pg 103-107.  (NIGERIA)
  6. Onyeuwaoma N.D., Eguaroje E.O., Nwofor, O.K., Chineke T.C., Yesufu T.K., Iloh, I.L., Ige W.J., Eze G.C., Dike, V.N. Mohammed S.O. and Ogungbenro A.O. (2012). Weather Modification Visa vie Cloud Overseeding: An African Perspective. Advances in Science and Tech. 6 Number 1S (August 2012) pg 131-135. (NIGERIA)
  7. Dike V.N., Nwofor O.K, Chineke T.C. (2011). “Nature of Black Carbon Aerosol Emission in Nigeria” Advances in Science and Technology (Special Issues on Climate Change) 6(1S):124-131
  8. Chineke, T.C., Nwankwo, C., Obilonu A. and Chiemeka, I. (2012). Global solar radiation potentials for photovoltaic applications in Imo State, Nigeria. Sciencia Journal 1:70-79 (
  9. Okoro, U.K., Chineke C., Nwofor O. and Chen W. (2014). Trends in atmospheric Circulations associated with recent West African Monsoon rainfall. Proc, Nigeria Institute of Physics 2014: 444-460.