Research

RESEARCH FUNDS

The TETFund’s intervention in Research was designed to stimulate the culture of serious research in our tertiary institutions. This is with a view to enable scholars and researchers generate results that should be turned into marketable inventions. The TETFund research awards are of two types namely, National Research Fund (NRF) and Institution Based Research (IBR) with different modalities for selection and awards. The National Research Fund Committee of TETFund administers the NRF which has a funding limit of fifty million Naira (N50,000,000.00) whereas the IBR which has a funding limit of two million Naira (N2,000,000.00) maximum per project is handled by the respective Institutions.

 

NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND (NRF)

This was introduced to encourage academics undertake cutting edge research relevant to critical sectors of the National economy.

 

RE: TETFUND NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND (NRF) INTERVENTION: DISBURSEMENT UNDER 2nd BATCH (TETFUND/NRF/UNN/NSUKKA/STI/VOL./B2.20.9 of 16th February, 2015)

 

Project titled: “On the Origin of 6.4 KEV Line from the Galactic Ridge X-Ray Emission”

Lead Researcher: Dr. Romanus Nwachukwu Eze

Project Code: (TETF/DESS/NRF/UNN/20/9/STI/VOL.I).

 

Institution based research (IBR)

Disbursement of Funds for Institution-Based Research Grant

RE: YEAR 2012 TETFUND RESEARCH PROJECTS (RP) INTERVENTION: RELEASE OF FUNDS 3rd BATCH RP DISBURSEMENT (TETFUND/DESS/UNI/NSUKKA/RP/VOL.II of February 11, 2015)

 

  1. i) Lead Researcher: Dr Maduka Donatus Ughasoro

Title: “A randomized controlled Trail of Ursodexycholic Acid as Adjuvant Therapy for Neonatal Jaundice” (TETFUND/DESS/UNI/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. II, dated February 11, 2015)

 

RE: YEAR 2012 TETFUND RESEARCH PROJECTS (RP) INTERVENTION: RELEASE OF FUNDS 4TH BATCH RP DISBURSEMENT (TETFUND/DESS/UNI/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. IV of March 6, 2015)

 

  1. ii) Lead Researcher: Dr Maduka Donatus Ughasoro

Title: “Validation of New Anemia Screen for Community Detection of Childhood Anemia”

(TETFUND/DESS/UNI/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. IV, dated March 6,, 2015)

 

RE: YEAR 2012 TETFUND RESEARCH PROJECTS (RP) INTERVENTION: RELEASE OF FUNDS 5TH BATCH RP DISBURSEMENT (TETFUND/DESS/UNN/NSUKA/RP/VOL.VI of July 7, 2015)

 

  1. i) Lead Researcher: NWAGHA, Theresa

Title:  “Evaluating the Correction between Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms(SNPs) of           Glycoprotein IB Gene and Severity of Vasco-Occlusive Crisis in SCA Patients”

( TETFUND/DESS/UNN/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. VI of July 7, 2015)

 

  1. ii) Lead Researcher: MADU, Anazoeze

Title: “Assessing Relationship between the Severity of Sickle Cell Anaemia and           Expression of Genes Encoding Fatty Acid Desaturases (FADS)1&2”

(TETFUND/DESS/UNN/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. VI of July 7, 2015)

 

iii) Lead Researcher:  Pharm. OGBONNA, John D.N.

Title: “Development and Evaluation of Biopolymer Hybrids for Pharmaceutical & Food Applications” Three (3) Nos. disbursements vide; (TETFUND/DESS/UNN/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. VI of July 7, 2015)

 

RE: YEARS 2012- 2014 (MERGED) TETFUND RESEARCH PROJECT (RP) INTERVENTION: RELEASE OF FUNDS 6TH BATCH RP DISBURSEMENT 

(TETFUND/DESS/UNN/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. VI of September 30, 2015) as follows:

 

  • Title: “Utilization of Agro-Industrial Wastes for Poultry Feeding”

Lead Researcher: Prof. EZEKWE Arinze G.

 

  • Title: “Integration of Conventional and Molecular breeding for Improvement of Aroma and Pro-Vitamin of Nigerian Pepper (capsicum annuum) Genotypes”

Lead Researcher:  Dr. ABU Ngozi Eucharia

 

  • Title: Dietary Phytochemical Index of Traditional Diets: Relationship with Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDS) Prevelence in South-East Nigerian          Households and Development of Effective Nutrition Education Programme          towards NCDS Reduction

Lead Researcher:  UDENTA, E.A.

 

  • Title: Study of Different Crate Types for Adaption in Safe Handling and Transportation of Tomatoes in Nigeria Farms/Marker

Lead Researcher:  Dr. ANI, Ozoemena

 

  • Title: A Study of the Sukur Cultural Landscape and its Implications to Tourism Development in Nigeria

Lead Researcher:  Dr. OKONKWO Emeka

 

  • Title: Patterns of Islamic Dawah (Proselytization) in Eastern Nigeria

Lead Researcher:  Prof. UCHENDU Egodi

 

  • Title: “Development and Evaluation of Biopolymer Hybrids for Pharmaceutical          &Food Applications”

 

Lead Researcher:  Dr. ONWUSI, Chukwudi Ogbonnaya

  • Title: Development of a Technology for Microalgae Biodiesel Production in Nigeria

Lead Researcher:  Prof. OGBONNA, James C.

 

  • Title: Microbiology Processes for Valorization of Cassava Process Waste Stream

Lead Researcher:  Prof. UGWUANYI Jerry

 

  • Title: Appraisal of Drop in Waste Table in Nsukka Town: Implication on Older          Boreholes

Lead Researcher:  Dr.  ONWUKA O.S.

 

  • Title: Emotional Self-Regulation as Predicator of Self-Esteem and Academic Self- Efficiency of in-school Visually Impaired Student

Lead Researcher:  Prof. EZE Uche

 

  • Title: Design, Construction, Testing and Simulation of Optimized Solid Absorption Solar Refrigerator

Lead Researcher:  Prof.  ENIBE, S.O.

 

  • Title: Development of an Energy Efficient Oil Palm Fruit Boiler

Lead Researcher:  MR. AKPAN, P.U.

 

  • Title: Process Design of a Small/Medium Scale Municipal Solid Waste Power Plant for some Nigerian Cities/Towns

Lead Researcher:  Dr. UME, Joshua Ifeanyichukwu

 

  • Title: Benchmarking Energy Consumption to Determine Energy Savings Potentials in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Lead Researcher:  Prof. UNACHUKWU, Godwin. O

 

  • Title: Geospatial Analysis of Noise Pollution in Enugu Metropolis: Mapping, Distribution and Evaluation of Risk and Impacts on Public Health

Lead Researcher:  Dr. ANEJIONU Obinna

 

  • Title: Examining Knowledge, Attitude and Practice towards Food Labels among Consumers in Enugu State, Nigeria – A Baseline Survey

Lead Researcher:  Prof. MONYE, Felicia

 

  • Title: Strengthening the Capital Market through Effective Jurisdiction of the Investments and Securities Tribunal in Capital Market Disputes

Lead Researcher:  Prof. NNONA, Chukwuemeka

 

  • Title: Irab; Anti-Adhesion Activity is Independent of Antigenic Variability in erythrocytes infected by Plasmodiumlfalciparum

Lead Researcher:  UDEINYA, Iroka J.

 

  • Title: Trends and Determinant of the Geographic and Sectoral Profile of the Nigerian          Pharmacist Workforce: 2004 – 2014

Lead Researcher:  Dr. UBAKA, Chukwuemeka Michael

 

  • Title: Efficacy Trial of the Combination of Secnidazole and Diminazene Aceturate in the Treatment of Late Stage Experimental Trypanosoma B. Brucei Infection and       the Influence of Secnidazole on the Pharmacokinetics of Diminazene Aceturate in         Dogs

Lead Researcher:  Dr. EKE, I.G.

 

  • Title: Antimicrobial Residue in Foods of Animal Origin in Enugu State, South-East, Nigeria

Lead Researcher:  Prof.  ANAGA, A.O.

 

  • Title: Isolation and Characterization of the Trypanocidal Agent in Azadirachita Indica and its Combination with Diminezene in Experimental Trypanosomosis          Chemotherapy

Lead Researcher:  Dr. OMOJA V.

 

  • Title: Mapping of Fracture Zone and their Respective Load Bearing Capacity in          University of Nigeria and its Environs

Lead Researcher:  Dr. IGWE, O.

 

 

RE: YEAR 2014 TETFUND RESEARCH PROJECT (RP) INTERVENTION: RELEASE OF FUNDS 7TH BATCH RP DISBURSEMENT 

(TETFUND/DESS/UNI/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. V of January 5, 2016) as follow:

 

  • Title: “Utilization Improving Fingerling Survivability and Growth of clarias            gariepinus through low Cost Diet Supplement with Probiotic”

Lead Researcher: Dr. EZEMA Chuka

 

  • Title: “Formulation and Evaluation of Transdermal Semi-Solid Nanostructural Lipid          Carrier for Delivery of the Antimalarial Drug Artemether”

Lead Researcher: Dr. NNAMANI, Petra Obioma

 

  • Title: “The Impact of Social Entrepreneurship on Sustainability of Business          Development in Nigeria”

Lead Researcher: Rev. Fr. Dr. IGWE Anthony A.

 

  • Title: “Development of Crime Statistics in Nigeria”

Lead Researcher: EJIOFOR, S.C.

 

  • Title: “The Management Challenges of Sustaining Competitive Advantage through Innovation in a Business Environment”

Lead Researcher: Dr. OGBO, Ann I.

 

  • Title: “The Applicability of Sensitivity Analysis in the Viability Appraisal of Commercial Property Investment in South-Eastern Nigeria”

Lead Researcher: NNAMANI, Obinna

 

  • Title: “Towards Universal Coverage: Access to Essential Medicines for Major          Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases in the Nigerian National Health        Insurance Scheme (NHIS)”

Lead Researcher: Dr. UGURU, Nkolika P.

 

  • Title: “Rescue of Endangered Folk Music Heritage of Nigeria: Library of Folk Music          of Nigeria Project”

Lead Researcher: Prof. ONYEJI, C.

 

  • Title: “Instructors Perception and Institutional Support Infrastructure on the use of          Technology in Language  Teaching”

Lead Researcher: Dr. MBAH Evelyn E.

 

  • Title:  “Genotoxic Assessment of Some Commonly used Agricultural pesticides          (chlorpyrifos, butachlor and atrazine) in African Catfish clariash glarias using          micronucleus and Nuclear Lesion Assay”

Lead Researcher: Dr. NWANI, Christopher Didigwu

 

  • Title:  “New Angular Phenoxazines for treatment of Candida and Aspergillus- Fungal      Diseases”

Lead Researcher: Dr. EZEOKONKWO, M.A.

 

  • Title:  “Stemming the Tide of Microfinance bank Failures in Nigeria for Sustainable         Microbusiness Development: A Pilot Study of Enugu State”

Lead Researcher: Prof. ONWUMERE, J.U.J

 

  • Title:  “Effects Of Eight Weeks Arobic Exercise Programme on Co-Reactive Protein And         Lipid Profile of Type 2 Diabetes Patients In University of Nigeria Teaching   Hospital, Enugu”

Lead Researcher: Dr. EZEMA, Charles I.

 

  • Title:  “Malaria in Pregnancy and Impact of Health Education on Ownership and Use of           Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Bed Nets and Impact of Health Education among         Pregnant Women in Selected Rural Communities in Enugu State, Nigeria.”

Lead Researcher: Dr. EHIEMERE, Ijeoma O.

 

  • Title:  “Effect of on-the-Job Education and Monitoring on Nurses’ Knowledge and use      of NANDA-I, INC and NOC in Documenting Nursing Care in Tertiary          Institutions,          South East Nigeria.”

Lead Researcher: Dr. NWONU Eunice I

 

  • Title:  “Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles using vernonia amygdalina (bitter leaf) and    gongronema latifolium (utazi leaf) for antibacterial and Mosquito Larvicidal Activities”

Lead Researcher: Prof. EZEMA Fabian I.

 

  • Title:  “Revisiting Privatization in  Nigeria through the Eyes of Workers in Two Recently     Privatized Enterprises: A Study of Former NITEL and PHCN”

Lead Researcher: Dr. ARUKWE, Nnanna Onuoha

 

  • Title:  “Development of an Optimal Ticketing Customer Service Delivery System”

Lead Researcher: Dr. ARUKWE Nnanna Onuoha

 

  • Title:  “Environmental and Health Impact of Cooking Stove in Enugu State”

Lead Researcher: Prof. ICHOKU, H.I.

 

  • Title: “Achieving Universal Financial Risk Protection: A Political and Economic          Analysis in Enugu State, Nigeria”

Lead Researcher: OKOLI, Chijioke I. 

 

  • Title: “A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention to Scale up the use of          Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy by Pregnant Women          Utilizing Primary health Centres in Enugu Urban”

Lead Researcher: Dr. IYOKE, C.A.

 

  • Title: “Cassava Food Consumption: Implication for Iodine Nutrition in Primary School       Children in selected Local Governments in Enugu State”

Lead Researcher: Prof. EZEAGU, I.E.

 

  • Title: “Full Genome Sequencing of Rabies Virus Isolated from Apparently Healthy Dogs      in South-Eastern Nigeria”

Lead Researcher: DR. EZE, Ukamaka Uchenna

 

24) Title: Development of Transdermal Patches for the Delivery of Chloropheniramine in Infants using Hypromellose and Cassava Starch Composite Polymers”

Lead Researcher: Dr. AGUBATA O. C

 

25) Title: “Development of Agronomic Protocol for the Preservation of Some Endangered      Horticultural Species of South Eastern Nigeria”.

Lead Researcher: Prof. UGURU, Michel I.

 

26) Title “Molecular Charactarization and Antimicrobial Resistance of Listeria Monocytogenes Isolated from Foods of Animal Origin and human in Enugu State, South-East, Nigeria”.

Lead Researcher: Dr. OKORIE-KANU O.J.

                                                                  

RE: YEAR 2015 TETFUND RESEARCH PROJECTS (RP) INTERVENTION: RELEASE OF FUNDS 8TH BATCH RP DISBURSEMENT 

(TETFUND/DESS/UNN/NSUKKA/RP/VOL. VIII of April 12, 2016) as follow:

 

  • Title: “Improving the growth performance and milk yield of muturu cattle through cross breeding”

Lead Researcher:  Prof. Arinze G. Ezekwe

 

  • Title: Deployment of an e-infrastructure for academic research

Lead Researcher:  Dr. Collins N. Udanor

 

  • Title: Cardioprotective effects of piperazine citrate on isoproterrenol-induced myocardial infarction in rats: biochemical, electrocardiographic and histopathological evidence

Lead Researcher:  Dr. Samuel Ghasi

 

  • Title: The burden of diabetes mellitus on patients attending the diabetic clinic in University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Nigeria

Lead Researcher:  Dr. Raphael Anakwue

 

  • Title: Phytomediation potentials of some plants growing within a lead-zinc mining community in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Lead Researcher:  Prof. Elvis N. Shu

 

  • Title: Wound healing properties of cream and ointment formulations of Ocimum gratissimum leaf and stem bark extract and their fractions

Lead Researcher:  Prof. Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim

 

  • Title: “Development of the measurement and motion control system for soil Bin Test Facility”

Lead Researcher: Engr. Dr. Ozoemena, Ani

 

  • Title: “Building a human value university community – A research into the link between the Sathya Sai education in human values and improved undergraduates ethical behaviour”

Lead Researcher: Engr. Prof. Egbeke Aja.

 

  • Title: “Flammability index characterization and development of flame retardant biofiber polymer composites”

Lead Researcher:  Engr. Prof. S. O. Edelugo

 

  • Title: Isolation and characterization of naturally occurring bioactive compounds of Starchytarpheta jamaicensis (L) Vahl (Verbennacea) with glucose lowering properties for the treatment of diabetes and its associated complications

Lead Researcher:  Dr. (Mrs) Uchenna E. Odoh

 

  • Title: “Isolation and characterization of agents from leaf extract and active fractions of Lannea barteri that could limit the progression of vascular-related diabetes mellitus

Lead Researcher:  Mrs Mbaoji Florence Nwakaego

 

  • Title: Physiological responses to Garcinia kola (kolaviron) in wistar albino rats

Lead Researcher:  Dr. Ezema, Charles Ikechukwu