Academic Staff

  16 Jan 2017

Okoronkwo, Monday Uchenna



Name: Okoronkwo, Monday Uchenna

BSc (First class honours, Uturu Nigeria), PhD (Aberdeen)

Telephone:    +234(0)8183541027


Address: Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Abia State University Uturu, PMB 2000 Uturu                     Abia State, Nigeria

Area of Specialization: Inorganic Chemistry

Research Interests: Inorganic materials (Cement, Ceramics, and Glass); Energy (Catalysis, Biofuels)                                              and  Environment (waste management)

Current Research areas:

  • Modeling of phase development in complex cement hydrate systems
  • Formulation and characterization of alternative “low carbon” cements
  • Immobilization/stabilisation of wastes

Contribution to Journals:

  1. U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2016). Compatibility of hydrogarnet, Ca3Al2(SiO4)x(OH)4(3-x), with sulfate and carbonate-bearing cement phases: 5 – 85 °C. Cement and Concrete Research 83: 86-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2016.01.013
  2. U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2016). Stability of strätlingite in the CASH system. Materials and Structures. DOI: 10.1617/s11527-015-0789-x
  3. U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2015). Strätlingite: compatibility with sulfate and carbonate cement phases. Materials and Structures. DOI:10.1617/s11527-015-0740-1
  4. A. Galadima, L. Leke, A. Ismaila, S. Sani, I. Abdullahi, M.U. Okoronkwo (2014). Production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Range Alkanes from n-Octane via Catalytic Hydroconversion. International Journal of Chemical and Process Engineering Research 19:20-24. ISSN (Online)2225-0913
  5. Ibe, C. C. Jacobs, C. Imo, K. U. Osuocha and M. U. Okoronkwo (2014). Evaluation of the Antioxidant Activities of Psidium guajava and Aloe vera. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 4(3): 397-406. ISSN: 2231-2919
  6. G Igbum, L. Leke , M.U Okoronkwo, A. Eboka and C.A Nwadinigwe (2013). Evaluation Of Fuel Properties From Free Fatty Acid Compositions Of Methyl Esters Obtained From Four Tropical Virgin Oils. International Journal of Applied Chemistry 9 (1) 37-49. ISSN 0973-1792.
  7. G. Igbum, L. Leke, S. Ande, M. U. Okoronkwo and C. A. Nwadinigwe (2012). Effects of Transesterification Variables on the Characteristics of the Methyl Esters Obtained from Four Virgin Tropical Seed Oils in Nigeria. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry. 2(4): 230-246 ISSN: 2231-3443
  8. U. Okoronkwo, A. Galadima, L. Leke (2012) Advances in Biodiesel synthesis: from past to present. Elixir Appl. Chem. 43: 6924-6945. ISSN 2229-712X
  9. Galadima, M.U. Okoronkwo, D.G. Mustapha and L. Leke (2012). Petrol in Nigeria: a fuel or a killer? “Is shift to hydroisomerisation not overdue?” Elixir International journal of Pollution. 43: 6893-6897 ISSN 2229-712X
  10. G. Igbuma, L. Leke, M. U. Okoronkwo and A. Galadima (2012). Polymerization kinetics of clay filled epoxy resin surface coatings. Elixir Appl. Chem. 44 : 7246-725 ISSN 2229-712X
  11. Leke, J. Aboi , H. T. Dekaa , B.A. Ikyenge, S. Ande and M. U. Okoronkwo (2012). Adsorption Kinetics of Pb(II) and Zn(II) ions unto Carbonized Groundnut Shells and Maize cobs. European Journal of Scientific Research, 84(3): 388-397 ISSN 1450-216X
  12. Leke, R. A. Onaji, A. Galadima, M.U. Okoronkwo (2012). Phytochemical Screening and Anti-Microbial Activity Studies of the Root Extract of Anthocleista Djalonensis (Cabbage Tree). International Journal of Chemistry; 4 (4): 37-44 ISSN 1916-9698

Contribution to Textbook:

  1. Galadima, A. and Okoronkwo, M.U. (2011). Biogas and Biodiesel: Science and Economics. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany. ISBN:  978-3-8465-9523-7

Conference proceedings and posters:

  1. U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2015). The lime-alumina-silica-water system: implications for the long-term durability of cement-steel composites. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC 2015), Beijing, China.
  2. U. Okoro1nkwo, F.P. Glasser (2015). Phase development in the Na2O-CaO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O system. Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC 2015), Beijing, China
  3. U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2015) Phase development in cement hydrate systems: 20 – 85 °C. Proceedings of the Spring Meeting of the Nanocem Consortium, Aarhus, Denmark
  4. U. Okoronkwo (2014). Phase development in cement hydrate systems: understanding the implication of “greening” cement. CSID-NRG University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United kingdom
  5. U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2014). High replacement levels of supplementary materials in cement: implication on durability of cement-steel composites cured at ~20 ℃. Royal Society of Chemistry, Joliot-Curie Conference, Edinburgh UK
  6. U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2013). Phase development in the lime alumina silica water system at elevated temperature. Proceedings of the 33rd Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

M.U. Okoronkwo, F.P. Glasser (2012) Phase development in the CaO – Al2O3 – SiO2 –H2O system: 20 – 85 °C. Proceedings of the 24th Full Meeting of the Nanocem Consortium, Vienna, Austria

Professional affiliations:

  • Royal Society of Chemistry
  • American Chemical Society
  • Energy Institute
  • Society of Petroleum Engineer
  • Institute of Corrosion
  • American Concrete Institute

Peer Reviewer for:

  • Materials and Structures
  • Elixir International Journal of Applied Chemistry
  • International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology
  • World Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences