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CV Chukwu Onu

Chukwu Onu

Education – degree, discipline, institution, year
• Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown (1990)
• M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Academic experience – institution, rank, title (chair, coordinator, etc. if appropriate), when (e.g., 2002-2007), full-time or part-time
• 2001 to Present – Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
• 1995 to 2000 – Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Southern University
• 1991 to 1995 – Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Southern University
• 1989 to 1990 – Instructor, West Virginia University, Morgantown
• 1987 to 1990 – Research Assistant, West Virginia University, Morgantown
• 1983 to 1986 – Assistant Professor, Norwalk State Technical College, Norwalk, Connecticut
• 1982 to 1983 – Senior Lecturer, College of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Non-academic experience – company or entity, title, brief description of position, when (e.g., 2008-2012), full-time or part-time
• 1979 to 1981 – Research and Development Engineer, GCA Corporation, Chicago, Illinois
• 1977 to 1979 – Design and Manufacturing Engineer, Zenith Radio Corporation, Glenview, Illinois
• 1973 to 1975 – Principal Engineer, Department of Public Works, Nigeria

Current membership in professional organizations
• American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
• American Society for Environmental Sciences
• Environment and Water Resources Institute

Honors and awards
• Appointed to the State of Louisiana Oil Spill Research and Development Program Review Board
• Awarded Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Faculty Fellowship by the U.S. DOE
• Awarded the Iraj Zandi Award by the International Conference of Solid Waste Technology and Management – Contribution to the field of solid waste technology and management (2010)
• Appointed to the State of Louisiana Oil Spill Research and Development Program Review Board by the Office of the Governor (1996)
• Appointed to the National Student Essay Competition Committee of the American Society of Environmental Engineers (1996)
• Awarded the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Faculty Fellowship by U.S. DOE to participate in radioactive waste characterization at Yucca Mountains.

Service activities (within and outside of the institution)
• Chair of the Civil Engineering Curriculum Committee
• Member of Civil Engineering Department Tenure and Promotion Committee
• Chairman – Engineering Week Activities Committee
• ABET Self-Study Committee
• Chairman – Civil Engineering Department Council
• Civil Engineering Catalog and Curriculum Committee
• ASCE Student Chapter Faculty Advisor

Briefly list the most important publications and presentations from the past five years – title, co-authors if any, where published and/or presented, date of publication or presentation
• “Sustainable Solid Waste Management: Case Study about Nigeria,” International Journal of Solid Waste Management – In print; Also presented at the 18th International Solid Waste Technology and Management Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (2003)
• Onu, C. “Water and Wastewater Analysis Laboratory Manual”, CPID 451291 published by XanEdu Inc., 2013.

Briefly list the most recent professional development activities
• NSF Proposal Review Panel, Washington, D.C. (2005)
• Participated in the Second ASCE Faculty Advisors Training Workshop, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia (2002)
• Participated in the first ASCE Faculty Advisor Training Workshop, ASCE Headquarters, Reston, Virginia, (2001)
• Participated in the College of Engineering Council of Visitors, Fifth Strategic Planning Retreat (2002)