Deputy Director

Dr Alexander Iheanyichukwu Opara

Dr Alexander Iheanyichukwu Opara

Deputy Director

Brief Biography

Dr Alexander Iheanyichukwu Opara is a researcher/lecturer at the Department of Geology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. He is currently a Reader in the Department of Geology and the Deputy Director of the Institute of Erosion Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.  He holds a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Geosciences (Applied Geophysics option) from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri Nigeria obtained in 1997. He obtained his M.Sc and PhD in 2003 and 2008 respectively. While his Master’s degree was in the same university, his PhD was obtained from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He joined Federal University of Technology, Owerri, in 2002 as a Graduate Assistant. Dr A. I. Opara is highly proficient in the interpretation of Potential field data and other software used in the oil and gas industry such as; Logic, Vel2pre, Sipmap, etc. He is a registered member of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG), Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG), Nigerian Association of Hydro Geologist (NAH) and Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE). His current research interest includes basin analysis/reservoir characterization, overpressure studies/basin modelling, remote sensing/GIS application in Spatio-temporal studies, meteorology/atmospheric pollution, rock physics, geothermal studies, etc. Dr Opara has published extensively in both local and international Journals.

B.Tech, M.Sc(FUTO); Ph.D(UNN)        
Email: alexander.opara@futo.edu.ng
Phone: +234-8033884315