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Nkiru Ibeakuzie

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.