Research and Publications

Research

If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on it, I will spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask” – Albert Einsten

Research Interest

My primary background is in thermal power engineering, particularly as it relates to power generation, integrated hybrid energy systems, turbines, fuel cells and renewable energy systems.

In particular, my research interest spans across;

  • Analysis and Performance monitoring of Power Generating Systems
  • Gas Turbines and Jet Engine Propulsion
  • Thermal Power and Heat Transfer Systems
  • Turbines and Turbomachinery
  • Sources and Utilization of Energy
  • Renewable Energy
  • High-Temperature Fuel Cells
  • Modelling and optimisation of energy systems
  • Nanofuels
  • Artificial Intelligence

 

Publications

“To steal ideals from one person is plagiarism, to steal from many is ResearchWilson Mizner

Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Ighodaro, O., and Akhihiero, D., (July 31, 2020). “Modelling and Performance Analysis of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine.” ASME .J. Energy Resour. Technology. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4047972

 

  1. Ighodaro O.O and Egwaoje S.O (2020). “Design and Feasibility Study of a PV-Micro Hydro Off-Grid Power Generating System”. NIPES Journal of Science and Technology Research, Vol 2(1) 2020. Pp 213 -224

 

  1. P Onochie, Egware H.O, C.C Kwasi-Effah and O.O Ighodaro (2020). “Evaluating the Energy Cost Benefit of a Biomass Fired Combined Heat and Power Plant”. NIPES Journal of Science and Technology Research, Vol 2(1) 2020. Pp 174 -181

 

  1. Ighodaro O.O, Olaosebikan F and Egware H.O (2020). “Technical Analysis and Economic Assessment of a Stand Alone Solar PV/Fuel Cell Hybrid Power System.” Nigerian Journal of Engineering Science Research (NJESR), Vol 3, Issue 1, pp 27-34

 

  1. J. Onyiriuka, O.O. Ighodaro, A.O. Adelaja, D.R.E. Ewim, S. Bhattacharyya. (2019). “A numerical investigation of the heat transfer characteristics of water-based mango bark nanofluid flowing in a double-pipe heat exchanger”. Heliyon (Elsevier) 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02416

 

  1. O Asibor and Osarobo. O Ighodaro (2019). “Steady State Analysis of Nanofuel Droplet Evaporation”. International Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IJNN). Vol 15(3), pp 145 -155

 

  1. O. Ighodaro and M. Osikhuemhe (2019). “Numerical Investigation of the effect of Tyre Inflation pressure on Fuel Consumption in Automobiles.” Nigerian Journal of Technological Research (NJTR), Vol 14(2) 2019, pp 38 -47. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njtr.v14i2.5

 

  1. O. Ighodaro and M. Osikhuemhe (2019). “Thermo-Economic Analysis of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator Combined Cycle.” Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH), Vol 38(2) 2019, pp 345-350. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/njt.v38i2.10
  2. Onochie U.P, Ighodaro O.O, Kwasi-Effah C.C and Unuereokpa O.J (2019). “A Comprehensive Review on Biomass Pelleting Technology and Electricity Generation from Biomass”. NIPES Journal of Engineering Technology and Environment (NJETE). Vol 1(10) 2019, pp 38 – 49

 

  1. Onochie, U.P, Ighodaro O.O, Kwasi-Effah C.C and Otomi K.O (2018). “One dimensional Simulation of Extrusion Channel of Biomass Pelleting Machine”. Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management (JASEM). Vol 22 (8) pp 1213-1217.
  2. O Ighodaro, K. Scott and L.Xing (2017). “An Isothermal study of the Electrochemical Performance of Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells”. Journal of Power and Engineering, Vol 5, No 2, pp 97-122. https://doi.org/10.4236/jpee.2017.52006

 

  1. Onochie Uche Paul and Ighodaro Osarobo (2017). “Power Generation Potential from Fuel Pellets Developed from Oil Palm Residues.” African Journal of Renewable and Alternative Energy (AJRAE), Vol 2, No 3 (September 2017), pp 32-38

 

  1. P. Onochie, A.I. Obanor, S.A. Aliu and O.O. Ighodaro (2017). “Proximate and Ultimate Analysis of Pellets from Oil Palm Residue”. Nigerian Journal of Technology (NIJOTECH), Vol 36, No 3, (July, 2017), pp 987-990

 

  1. Onochie U.P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S.A and Ighodaro O.O (2017). “Determination of Some Thermal Characteristics of Fuel Pellets Obtained from Oil Palm Residues.” Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Vol 40, (March, 2017), pp 447-450

 

  1. Onochie U.P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S.A and Ighodaro O.O (2017). “Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of a Pelletizer for Oil Palm Residues and Other Biomass Waste Materials.” Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Vol 40, (March, 2017), pp 443-446

 

  1. Ighodaro O.O and Aregbe O (2017). “Conceptual Design and Fabrication of a Dual Powered Self-Cleaning Marker board”. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Vol 39 (January, 2017), pp 379-384

 

  1. Ighodaro O.O and Saale G.B (2017). “Performance and Exergy Analysis of Boiler (101-B-01) System at the Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company”. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Vol 39 (January, 2017), pp 369-378

 

  1. Onochie U.P, Obanor A.I, Aliu S.A and Ighodaro O.O (2017). “Determination of Some Thermal Characteristics of Fuel Pellets Obtained from Oil Palm Residues”. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Vol 40, (March, 2017), pp 447-450

 

  1. Onochie U.P, Obanor A.I and Ighodaro O.O (2017). “Combustion performance and Durability Analysis of Biomass Fuel Pellets from Oil Palm Residues.” Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences (RJEES), Vol 2 (December, 2017), pp 500-508

 

  1. Ighodaro O and Keith S. (2017), Polarisation Modelling of an Anode Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences (RJEES), Vol 2, No 1, pp 18-31

 

  1. Ighodaro Osarobo and Akaeze Chika (2016). “Neural Network Modelling for Monitoring Petroleum Pipelines” International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa (JERA), Vol 2, pp 122-131.  https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/JERA.26.122
  2. O Egware, U.P Onochie and O.O Ighodaro (2016). “Prospects of Wind Energy for Power Generation in University of Benin” International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering, Vol 13, No. 1, pp 23-28

 

  1. Egware H.O, Ighodaro O.O and Unuareokpa O. J (2016). “Experimental Design and Fabrication of Domestic Water Heating from Solid Waste Incinerator” Journal of Civil and Environmental Systems Engineering, Vol 14, No. 1, pp 180 – 192

 

  1. Ighodaro O.O and Egware H.O (2014). “Experimental Design and Fabrication of Displacer – Type Stirling Engine for Small Scale Electricity Generation”. University of Benin Journal of Science and Technology, Vol.2, No.1, pp 96 -103
  2. Ighodaro O.O and Aburime B.A (2011). “Exergetic Appraisal of Delta IV Power Station Ughelli.” Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS). Vol 2(2), (pp 216 – 218).

 

  1. R Iyaboya, S.T Wara, A.A Erameh, F.F Asekhame and O.O Ighodaro (2011). “Energy and the Environment; Analysis of the Causes, Consequences and Remedies to Deforestation and Global Warming.” Journal of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. Vol 4, No 1: pp 42 – 47.

 

  1. O Ighodaro and E.B Agbro (2010). “Efficiency Analysis of Power Generation in Gas Turbine Plants.” International Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol 2, No 1, pp. 20-31.

 

  1. O Ighodaro (2010). “Reliability and Availability Analysis of Gas Turbine Plants.” International Journal of Engineering and Technology 2(1), (pp. 38-50), (ISSN 2141- 8756).

 

  1. Ighodaro Osarobo, Okogie Sunday and Ozakpolor Jude (2010). “Design and Modelling of a Wind Power Generating Plant.” Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol 2, December 2010 (pp 82 -92)

 

  1. R Ilaboya, A.A Erameh, O.O Ighodaro and E.Atikpo (2009). “Adsorption of Lead Ion on Granular Activated Carbon Produced from Palm Nut Chaff (PNC); Influence of Temperature on the Kinetics of the Adsorption Process.” African Journal of Sciences : Vol 10(1): pp 2277-2292

Presentations at Conferences/Seminars/Workshops/Symposia

  1. Osarobo Ighodaro and David Akhihiero (2019). Modelling and Performance Analysis of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blade, A paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the renewable and alternative energy society of Nigeria (REASON), held at the Delta state Polytechnic Ogwachukwu Nigeria. July 24 -27, 2019

 

  1. Osarobo Ighodaro (2015). Mathematical Modelling of Anode Supported Solid Oxide Fuel A paper presented at the 11th symposium for fuel cells and batteries modelling and experimental validation (MODVAL 11) held at Wintherhull, Switzerland March 17th-19th, 2014

 

  1. Osarobo Ighodaro (2014). A Two Dimensional Model of a Planar Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. A paper presented at the annual postgraduate conference of the school of chemical engineering and advanced materials at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. May 19th, 2014

 

  1. Osarobo Ighodaro and Kieth Scott (2013). Numerical Modelling of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Role of Various Cell Parameters on Performance- A poster presentation at the annual COMSOL Multiphysics users conference at Rotterdam, Netherlands. October 18th -21st, 2013

Books/Chapters in Books

  1. Unueroh U.G., Obahiagbon, K.O., Amenaghawon, N.A., Ighodaro, O.O., and Oisakede, M (2019). “Alloying” In : The Footprints of a Vice Chancellor, O Ehirobo and A.P Mamudu (Editors) pp 102-116