Lecturer in Civil Engineering
School of Engineering
Nkiru teaches Structural Analysis and Advanced Structural Engineering for our Civil Engineering team and supervises undergraduate projects in Civil Engineering. Nkiru has expertise in structural design, geotechnics and soil-structure interactions and she is currently undergoing a PhD research in sustainable soil improvement techniques. She is also involved in the CIRCLE project, which is a part of the France (Channel) England Programme.
As a research staff, Nkiru contributes her experience in concrete technology and highway engineering to the CIRCLE (Concrete solution dRaining for the Climate Environment) project under the France(Channel)England Programme. She has published in the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology and currently supervising lab-based undergraduate dissertations. As part of her interest in problem-based learning, Nkiru supported students on a field trip to Constructionarium where she provided a practical platform for them to apply their theoretical knowledge and gain hands on construction experience.
Nkiru was a Civil Engineering graduate consultant for the Nigerian Government in 2016. She was responsible for monitoring ongoing civil engineering projects in different zones of the federation, vetting consultants’ work drawings and project progress reports from various contractors. Nkiru was also actively involved in road construction projects and building construction projects during her undergraduate and graduate roles in the industry. In 2016, Nkiru participated in the committee for review of basic rates and re-evaluated ongoing contracts on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Power Works and Housing, Nigeria.
She supported undergraduate Civil Engineering students to Constructionarium, where they engaged in real-life construction projects to consolidate their acquired theoretical knowledge.
She is a PhD student researching a sustainable approach to soil stabilization. Nkiru has presented at the International Conference on Soil Stabilization Techniques and Technologies (2019) in Ontario, Canada and, is currently supervising undergraduate projects. As part of her continued professional development, Nkiru attained PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certifications.
- MSc Civil Engineering, Coventry University, 2016
- B.Eng. Structural Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State Nigeria, 2012
- President's NYSC Honours Award, 2014
- Structural Design
- Soil-Structure Interaction
- Project Management
- Institution of Civil Engineers
This research seeks to demonstrate the relevance and application of fractal theory in soil stabilization. It explores the relationship between soil particle mass distribution and the performance of soil when stabilized with cement. The concept of fractal geometry is adopted to identify how the distribution of soil particles influences geotechnical properties when stabilized. The outcome of this research could provide a suitable means of reducing cement usage in soil stabilization by modifying the fractal dimension of the soil before stabilization.
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- Full list of publications and articles on CLoK
- CIRCLE (Concrete solution dRaining for the Climate Environment) PROJECT Nkiru is also involved in the CIRCLE project, which aims to provide innovative solutions to the environmental risk of flooding and pollution of natural environments
- International Conference on Soil Stabilization Techniques and Technologies (2019) in Ontario, Canada