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Mr. AKAKURU OZIOMA

Assistant Lecturer
Pure and Applied Chemistry
akakuruudo@unical.edu.ng

Mr O.U. Akakuru obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria in 2008. He also obtained a Master of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria in 2012. He then joined the University of Calabar, Nigeria as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry. In 2017, he was awarded the CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship for a Doctorate Degree at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Mr O.U. Akakuru has also published over 25 chemistry-related articles in both international and local journals.

Akakuru, O.U., Louis, H., Oyebanji, O.O., Ita, B.I, Amos, P.I. and Philip, M. (2018). Utility of nanomedicine for cancer traetment. Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology, 9(1): 1-6.


Akakuru, O.U., Louis, H., Amos, P.I., Akakuru, O.C., Nosike, E.I. and Ogulewe, E.F. (2018). The chemistry of chitin and chitosan justifying their nanomedical utilities. Biochemistry and Pharmacology, 7(1): 1-6.


Louis, H., Akakuru, O.U., Linus, M.N., Innocent, J. and Amos, P.I. (2018). Qualitative and Quantitative phytochemical analyses of Sclerocarya birrea and Sterculia setigera in Kem and Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. American Journal of Biomedical Research, 6(1): 1-10.


Isiuku, B.O., Ojike, C.A., Akakuru, O.U. and Ibe, F.C. (2018). Fixed-bed adsorptive removal of metanil yellow from simulated wastewater in a fixed-bed column by nitric acid-treated-H3PO4-activated carbon (NATPAAC) from oil palm fruit mesocarpfibre. World News of Natural Sciences, 17: 157-172.


Ita, B.I., Louis, H., Akakuru, O.U., Magu, T.O., Joseph, I., Tchoua, P., Amos, P.I., Effiong, I. and Nzeata, N.A. (2018). Bound state solutions of the Schrödinger equation for the more general exponential screened coulomb potential plus Yukawa (MGESCY) potential using Nikiforov-Uvarov method. Journal of Quantum Information Science, 8:24-45.


Maitera O.N., Louis H., Barminas, J.T., Akakuru, O.U. and Boro, G. (2018). Synthesis and characterization of some metal complexes using herbal flavonoids. Natural Products Chemistry and Research, 6(3): 1-14.


Amos, P.I., Louis, H., Amusan, O.O. Akakuru, O.U., Adeleye, A.T., Magu, T.O., Anumah, A. and Hamzat, A.T. (2018). Recent advances in the use of carbonyl compounds as avtive components in organic-based batteries. Journal of Advanced Electrochemistry, 4(1): 172-176.


Maitera O.N., Louis H., Emmanuel, Y.Y., Akakuru, O.U. and Nosike, E.I. (2018). Air Quality Index of CO and NO2 in Ambient Air of Jemita/Yola Metropolis, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Advances in Analytical Chemistry, 8(1): 1-5.


Louis, H., Ita, B.I., Amos, P.I., Akakuru, O.U., Orosun, M.M., Nzeata-Ibe, N.A. and Philip, M. (2018). Bound state solutions of Klein-Gordon equation with Manning-Rosen plus a Class of Yukawa potential using Pekeris-Like approximation of the coulomb term and parametric Nikiforov-Uvarov.  International Journal of Chemical and Physical Sciences, 7(1): 33-37.


Magu, T.O., Ita, B.I., Amos, P.I., Akakuru, O.U., Ikeuba, A.I. and Louis, H. (2018). Solutions of the Relativistic and Non-Relativistic Wave Equations with 𝑙𝑙 ≠ 0 for Modified Hylleraas Plus Attractive Radial Molecular Potential using Nikiforov-Uvarov Method. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: B Chemistry, 18(2): 1-6.


Louis, H., Ita, B.I., Amos, P.I., Akakuru, O.U., Orosun, M.M., Nzeata-Ibe, N.A. and Philip, M. (2018). Analytic Spin and Pseudospin Solutions to the Dirac equation for the Manning-Rosen plus Eckart potential and Yukawa-like tensor interaction. International Journal of Chemical and Physical Sciences, 7(1): 38-47.


Amos, P.I., Ita, B.I., Louis, H., Akakuru O.U., Nzeata-Ibe, N.A., Ikeuba, A.I., MAgu, T.O. and Udez, C.L. (2018). Exact Solution to the Schrodinger Equation with ManningRosen Potential Via WKB Approximation Method. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: A Physics and Space Science, 18(3): 35-38.


Louis, H., Ikeuba, A.I., Ita, B.I., Amos, P.I., Magu, T.O., Akakuru, O.U. and Nzeata, N.A. (2018). Energy spectrum of the K-state solutions of the Dirac equation for modified Eckart plus Inverse Square Potential Model in the presence of spin and pseudo-spin symmetry within the framework of Nikifarov-Uvarov method. Physical Science International Journal, 17(4): 1-8.


Akakuru, O. U and Isiuku, B.O. (2017). Chitosan hydrogels and their glutaraldehyde-crosslinked counterparts as potential drug release and tissue engineering systems - synthesis, characterization, swelling kinetics and mechanism. Journal of Physical Chemistry and Biophysics, 7(3): 1-7.


Akakuru, O. U., Magu, T. O., Louis, H., Maitera, O.N., Fidelis, T.T. and Bisong, E.A. (2017). Comparative study of some heavy metal concentrations in coconut fluid and milk obtained from Taraba, Imo and Adamawa States, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific Research Publications, 7(3): 138-140.


Hitler, L., Ita, B.I., Akakuru, O.U., Magu, T.O., Joseph, I. and Isa, P.A. (2017). Radial Solution of the S-Wave Schrodinger Equation with Kratzer Plus Modified Deng-Fan Potential Under the Framework of Nikifarov-Uvarov Method. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, 3(4): 97-100.


Opara, C.I., Louis, H., Japari, J., Oyebanji, O.O., Akakuru, O.U. and Tonny, N.M. (2017). Phytochemical screening and corrosion inhibition of the ethanolic leave extracts of Gardenia aqualla Stapf & Hutch in 1 M H2SO4 acid solution. American Journal of Applied Chemistry, 6(1): 1-5.


Dass, P.M., Louis, H., Mikytsabu, A.A. and Akakuru, O.U. (2017). Sorption of Pb2+, Co2+ and Cr2+ using Cissus populneastem bark powder as bio-sorbent. Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 4(4): 1-4.


Louis, H., Maraga, T.N., Israt, A., Ahmed, S., Kibaba, P.W., Okoth, J.O. and Akakuru, O.U. (2017). Mechanism, of biophysicochemical interactions and cellular uptake at the nano-bio interface: a review. European Journal of Biophysics, 5(4): 66-78.


Okpako, E.C., Louis, H., Magu, T.O., Akwo, J.K., Akakuru, O.U. and Bisong, E.A. (2017). Phytochemical screening and proximate nutritional analysis of brown leaves of Indian almond (Terminalia catappa L.). International Journal of Scientific Research Publications, 7(3): 141-144.


Magu, T.O., Bassey, V.M., Nyong, B.E., Obono, O.E., Nzeata-Ibe, N.A. and Akakuru, O.U. (2017). Inhibition studies of Spondias mombin L. in 0.1 M HCl solution on mild steel and verification of a new temperature coefficient of inhibition efficiency equation for adsorption mechanism elucidation. World News of Natural Sciences, 8: 15-26.


Maitera, O.N., Louis, H., Dass, P.M., Akakuru, O.U. and Joshua, Y. (2017). Production and characterization of biodiesel from coconut extract (Cocos nucifera). World News of Natural Sciences, 9: 62-70.


Fidelis, T.T., Louis, H.M., Barminas, J.T., Ansa, E.B., Bisong, E.A., Akakuru, O.U. and Philip, M. (2015).  Synthesis of trimethylol urea composite from alkali treated tea waste fibre: water uptake profile.  International Journal of Science and Technology, 3(9):221-229. www.theijst.com


Fidelis, T.T., Louis, H.M., Barminas, J.T., Bisong, E.A., Ansa, E.B., Akakuru, O.U., and Philip, M. (2015). Synthesis of trimethylol urea composite from alkali treated tea waste fibre: thermal behaviour. International Journal of Science and Technology, 3(9): 214-220. www.theijst.com


Okolo, P.O., Akakuru, O.U., Osuoji, O.U. and Jideonwo, A. (2013) Studies on the properties of chitosan-    starch beads and their application as drug release materials. Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 6(1): 118-126.


Akakuru, O.C., Maduka, E.C. and Akakuru, O.U. (2013). Hydro geochemical characterization of surface water sources in Owerri Capital Territory, Southeastern Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Applied Geology and Geophysics, 1(2): 16-22.


Isiuku, B.O. and Akakuru, O.U. (2013). Effect of pH on the adsorption of 2,4-dichlorophenol on carbon from palm fibre. Nigerian Journal of Applied Science, 31: 170-173.

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