Full Prof. Zacheus Olaniyan Opafunso

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED

  1. PhD, Mining Engineering ((FUTA, Nigeria), 2003
  2. MSc, Mining Engineering (SDSM&T, Rapid City, SD, USA), 1986
  3. MBA (USD, Vermillion, SD, USA), 1987
  4. LL.B (Hons), NOUN, ( Abuja, Nigeria), 2016

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Explosives Applications in Mining Industries

Surface Mining

Mine Health, Safety and Environment

Mine Management, Mineral Economics and Law

 

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  1. The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria (1999 - 2003)
  2. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, SD, USA (1985 -1986) 
  3. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, USA (1986 - 1987)
  4. National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abuja, Nigeria, (2009 - 2016)

 

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

  1. Fellow: Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) – No: 05544, 2004 – date.
  2. Fellow: International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS) –  2014 – date
  3. Fellow: Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), No: M-91-0070, 2015    -   date
  4. Registered Mining Engineer: Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria    (COREN),   No: R4995, 1992 – date.
  5. Registered Mining Engineer: Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientist     (COMEG) – No: GEM 000710, 2006 – date
  6. Corporate Member:  Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) No: C-03-2601, 2003 - date.
  7. Corporate Member:  Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), No: 121284, 2009 – date.

 

AWARDS

  1. Western Nigeria and Northern Nigeria Governments Free Education, for free primary education, in old Oyo State and Kwara State;
  2. Kwara State Government, Nigeria Scholarship, for free boarding and tuition (four and half years) Secondary Education at Baptist Grammar school, Isanlu-isin, where I graduated with Division 1 in June, 1977;
  3. Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship awarded to me for M.Sc. Mining Engineering at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA; Part of the scholarship was utilized for my MBA degree at University of Vermillion, South Dakota, USA, 1985 – 1987;
  4. South Dakota School of Mines Foundation Research Institute Fellowship to the tune of $600 in 1986;
  5. South Dakota School of Mines Research Fellowship to the tune of $550 in 1987;

 ACADEMIC RANKS HELD

  1. Professor (2009 - Date)
  2. First Nigerian Professor of Mining Engineering (2009 - Date)
  3. Associate Professor (2006 - 2009)
  4. Senior Lecturer (2004 -2006)
  5. Lecturer I (2002 - 2004)
  6. Lecturer II (1998 - 2002)

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

(A) At Federal University of Technology, Akure, I have taught the following courses to B.Eng, PGD and M.Eng. Students:

(a) Engineering Related Courses:

  1. MNE 101: Introduction to Mining - B.Eng (Mining), 80 students per semester. 
  2. MNE 203 & MNE 717: Engineer-in-Society  – B.Eng & PGD  (400 students/semester)
  3. MNE 304 & MNE 711: Surface Mining – B.Eng,  PGD  (90 students/semester)
  4. MNE 306: Drilling & Blasting - B.Eng  (60 students for the semester)
  5. MNE 507 & MNE 715: Mine Environments - B.Eng & PGD (90 students/semester)
  6. MNE 809: Technology of Mechanization of Surface Mines – M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  7. MNE 815: Mine Environment & Reclamation -   M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  8. MNE 806: Applied Explosive Engineering - M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  9. MNE 780 & 880: Field Trip   -    PGD &  M. Eng (24 Students/semester)

(b): Management & Economics Related Courses: 

  1. MNE 506 & MNE 708: Mineral Economics - B.Eng & PGD  (90 students/semester)
  2. MNE 509: Mine Valuation & Planning       - B .Eng  (60 students for the semester)
  3. MNE 514 & MNE 710: Mine Management Entrepreneurship & Law - B.Eng & PGD  (90 students/semester)
  4. MNE 820: Mine Planning & Organization   - M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  5. AGY 807: Mining & Economic Geology         - M. Tech (15 students per semeste
  6. MNE 822: Mine Management & Labour Relations (Personnel Management) - M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  7. MNE 826: Health & Safety law In Mining Industries - M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  8. MNE 828: Advanced Mineral Economics - M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  9. MNE 807: Managerial Economics - M.Eng (15 Students/semester)
  10. PMT 301: Introduction to Entrepreneurship   – Coordinate this University based course.
  11. PMT 401: Operations Research I & II.
  12. PMT 505: Commercial Law.

 

(B) As a Visiting Associate Professor/ Visiting Professor at University of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana, (2007 & 2017),  I taught and still teach the following courses to B.Sc (Engineering) students:

  1. MN 451: Economic Development and Planning – B.Sc (Mining, Electrical, Mechanical, Mineral, Geomatic and Geological Engineering, 240 students for 1st semester, 2007.
  2. MN 459: Operations Research - B.Sc (Electrical, Mechanical, Geomatic and Geological Engineering,* 160 students for 1st semester in 2007,
  3. MN 459:  Operations Research - B.Sc (Electrical, Mechanical, Geomatic, Geological, Petroleum and Environmental Safety   Engineering, 380 students for 1st semester, 2017.
  4. MN 461:  Principles of Economics - B.Sc (Mining, Electrical, Mechanical, Mineral and Geological Engineering, 210 students for 1st semester, 2007.
  5. MN454: Business Entrepreneurship – B.Sc (Mining, Electrical, Mechanical, Mineral, Geomatic and Geological Engineering, 240 students for 2nd semester, 2007.
  6. MN 458: Principles of Management – B.Sc (Mining, Mineral, Geomatic and Geological Engineering, 160 students for 2nd semester, 2007.
  7. MN 372: Underground Mining System – B.Sc Mining Engineering, 46 students, 2nd semester, 2018.

 (C) At the National Open University of Nigeria, Akure Study Centre (Part-Time Lecture/Facilitator) for the following courses for MBA & PGD students:

  1. MBA 701: Production & Operations Management (05 students)
  2. MBA 723: Human Resources Management (05 students)
  3. MBA 721: Microeconomics (05 students)
  4. BHM 663: Strategic Planning and Management in Local Government- PGD (05 students).
  5. BHM 665: Industrial Relations (03 students).

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH

1.   6 PhD Students produced to date

2.   25 M. Eng Students produced to date

3.   MBA 12 Students produced to date

4.   PGD 25 Postgraduate Diploma Students produced to date

5.   B.Eng 65 Undergraduate students produced to date

 

OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE

1.   PGD/PG Coordinator - Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) & Post Graduate (PG) programme, Mining Engineering Department (MNE), FUTA, 1st August, 2001 – 31 st July, 2005.

2.   Delivered the 89th Inaugural Lecture of The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, titled “EXPLOSIVES: F0R WAR OR PEACE” on 10th October, 2017.

 

RESEARCH CONDUCTED AND GRANT/CONSULTANCY ATTRACTED

a.   1986 - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Mining Foundation RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP. Amount ($600). To Study: "Physical and Economic Feasibility of High Wall Reduction of Surface Mines in the Black Hills"

b.   1987 - South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Mining and Mineral Resources RESEARCH INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP. Amount ($550). To Study: "Physical and Economic Feasibility of High Wall Reduction of Surface Mines in the Black Hills"

c.   2001 - Federal University of Technology, Akure RESEARCH GRANT. Amount (N50, 000). To Study: "Evaluation of Selected Tropical Plant Materials as Sources of Carbon for the Production of Explosive for Dimension Stone Production".

d.   Sector Consultant (Solid Mineral Sector of the Master Plan project) - Aug, 2001 -    Dec, 2004 ($150,000).

Client- Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Port-Harcourt, Nigeria. The work involved the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) & Geographic Information System (GIS) software to determine the location and evaluate the potentials of solid Mineral deposits in Niger Delta area of Nigeria. This was done for the purpose of preparing a Comprehensive master plan in the solid mineral sector for the rapid development of the Oil Producing Niger Delta States of Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross-River, Delta, Edo, Imo, Ondo and Rivers State. There were twenty-six sectors (26) in the study

e.   Consultant - Development of a Financing Strategy Appropriate to the needs of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Africa - Aug, 2004 - Feb, 2005 .

Client - Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, Abuja, Nigeria (through Centre for Research and Development, the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

      The work involved the development a financing strategy that is appropriate to the needs of artisanal and small-scale mining in Africa. The actual work done included:

  1. Literature review to identify financing issues of artisanal and small-scale miring in Africa.
  2. Field visits and primary data collection in Nigeria to identify the scopes and types of artisanal and small-scale mining in Nigeria and the relevant financing issues (investment capital and working capital for production, processing and marketing etc). I was the team leader that visited South-West Nigeria States of Oyo, Ogun, Kwara and Osun.
  3. Field visits and primary data collection in Nigeria to establish financing sources and instruments that are currently available from which the artisanal and small-scale mining may benefit.
  4. Development of a special tailor-made financing strategy for artisanal and small -scale mining operators in Nigeria, which may be applicable to the rest of Africa.

f.    Consultant - Mineral Commodity and Market Fundamentals for Solid Minerals in Nigeria - Nov, 2005 - Jan, 2006.     

Client - Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals Development, Abuja, Nigeria (through Centre for Research and Development, Federal University of Technology, Akure.

g.   Chief Consultant - Investigation on the Causes and Reduction of  Vibration at the Granite Quarry of Atlor Nigeria Limited, KM7, Akure-Owo Road, Akure, Ondo State,  28th June - 31st July, 2007. 

Client - Atlor Nigeria Limited, 5, Ikale Street, Ijapo Estate, Akure, Ondo State,   Nigeria.

h.   2006 - Centre for Research and Development (CERAD) multi-disciplinary research, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.  Amount (N250, 000). To Study:  The Impact of Exploration and Mining of Solid Minerals on Agro-Mining Communities in   Nigeria".

i.    2009 - Federal University of Technology, Akure RESEARCH GRANT. Amount (N1,330,400). To study "Evaluation of Drillability Characteristics of Selected Rocks in South Western Nigeria for Predicting Bit Wear"

j.    2010 -  Atlor Nigeria Limited, 5, Ikale Street, Ijapo Estate, Akure, Ondo State, RESEARCH GRANT. Amount (N65,000, 1st  Phase)To " Study and determine the appropriate deposit for aggregate production along Iyamoye - Igbagun - Alu - Ife Olukotun - Ponyan - Jege Road in Kogi State, Nigeria.

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

1.      Owolabi A.O, Z.O. Opafunso & L. Lajide (2017) : Radiogenic Characterization of wastes and Soil around Cassiterites Mine Sites, Plateau States, Nigeria, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, UK, (Accepted for Publication).

2.      Owolabi A.O, Z.O. Opafunso & L.Lajide (2017): Geochemical Evaluation of Wastes and Soil Samples around Cassiterite Mine sites in Plateau State, Nigeria, International Journal of Science and Technology, UK, Vol 6, No 5, pp 808-817.

3.      Owolabi A.O. & Z.O. Opafunso (2017): Quality Assessment of Water Bodies in Selected Mining Communities of Plateau State, Nigeria, Archives of Current Research International, Science domain International, Malaysia, Vol 7 No1, pp1-7.

4.      Opafunso, Z. O. & O.C. Alaba (2016): Effectiveness of Mitigation Measures of Lead Poisoning in Sunke Community, Zamfara State, Nigeria, Nigerian Mining Journal, Vol 14, No 1, pp12-20 (50% Contribution).

5.      Adepoju O.O., Z.O. Opafunso, & A.F. Lawal (2017): Influence of Performance Appraisal on Quality of Service Delivery: A case of Primary Health Care Facilities, SouthWestern Nigeria, Journal of Business and Management, Vol 19 No3, pp 73-81.

6.      Opafunso, Z. O. & O.T Okhankhule (2014): An assessment of the Impact of Government Intervention Projects on Poverty  Alleviation/Reduction in Ekiti state, Nigeria, Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, MCSER publishing, Rome, Italy. Vol 5, No 4, pp 273 – 281. (60% Contribution).

7.      Alaba, O.C. & Z.O Opafunso (2016): Environmental Assessment of Lead Contaminated Site from Artisanal Gold Mining in Bagega Community, Zamfara State, Nigeria, Archives of Current Research International, Science Domain Publishers, UK, Vol 5 No 4, pp 1-9 (40% Contribution).

8.      Melodi M. M & Z.O Opafunso (2013): Estimation of Production and Revenue Development in Granite Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Using Markovian Model, Journal of Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences, New York, New York, Vol 4 No3, pp 506 -512, (40% Contribution).

9.      Opafunso, Z. O. & O.T Okhankhule (2014): Motivation as a Factor Responsible for Entrepreneurial Growth in Nigeria. A case study of Export Logistics Limited, Akure, Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, MCSER publishing, Rome, Italy. Vol 5, No 4, pp 166 – 173, (60% Contribution).

10.    Opafunso, Z. O. & O.C. Alaba (2016): Development of Environmental Data Screening Software for Assessing Environmental Pollution and Human Health Risk, Nigerian Mining Journal, Vol 14, No 1, pp1-11. (50% Contribution).

11.    Ojeniyi, S.O, Olatunji K and Opafunso, Z. O. (2010): Heavy Metals Concentration in Soil of Mines Areas in Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, Journal of Soil Society of Nigeria, Vol 20 No 1, pp 177-181. (40% Contribution).

12.    Melodi M.M & Z.O Opafunso (2013): An Assessment of Gender mix of Manpower in Granite Artisanal and Small Scale Mining, Southwest Nigeria, Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Netherlands, Vol 13 No 7, pp 191 – 198, (40% Contribution).

13.    Opafunso, Z. O. and I.I Ozigis (2009):  Dimension Stone Drilling Pattern Design, Equipment and Performance, Journal of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Jos, Nigeria. Vol. 12, Nos I & II, pp 114-121. (50% Contribution).

14.    Ojeniyi S.O, Opafunso, Z. O. and O. Afolabi (2010): Chemical Analysis of Soil and Crops at Itakpe Iron Mine Area, Kogi State, Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Soil Science, Journal of Soil Society of Nigeria, Vol 20 No 1, pp 172-176. (40% Contribution).

15.    Opafunso Z.O., Agyei G and T.B Afeni (2012): Reclamation Scheme to Ensure Good Mining and Mineral Processing Practices in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria, Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Netherlands, Vol 4 No 5 pp 492-499. (50% Contribution).

16.    Okhankhule O.T & Z.O Opafunso (2013): Causes and Consequences of Rural – Urban migration in Nigeria. A case study of Ogun waterside Local Government Area of Ogun state, Nigeria, British Journal of Art and social sciences, British Journal publishing Inc, London, Vol 16 No 1, pp 185 – 194, (40% Contribution).

17.    Adewuyi B. O, J.O. Omotoyinbo and Z.O. Opafunso (2008): Effects of Heat Treatment on Deformation Characteristics of Medium Carbon Steel (Rst37), Journal of Applied Sciences & Technology, Accra, Ghana, Vol. 13, Nos 1 & 2, pp 81-85. (30% Contribution).

18.    Opafunso, Z. O., Ozigis I.I and Adetunde, I.A (2009):  Pneumatic and   Hydraulic Systems in Coal Fluidized Bed Combustor, American Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Science Publications, New York, USA, Vol. 2 No 1 pp 88-95. (40% Contribution).

19.    Adewuyi B.O, Olasehinde A. and Opafunso, Z. O. (2007): Effects of Pack Carburizing and Pack Nitriding on the Mechanical Properties of Locally Produced Steel Using Soot and Bitter Cassava Leaf (Manihot Exculenta), International Journal of Engineering, West Benga, India, Vol. 1. No 3, pp 223-233. (30% Contribution).

20.    Opafunso, Z. O. and B. Adebayo (2008): Blast-hole Cuttings: An Indicator of Drill Bit Wear in Quarries, European Journal of Scientific Research, EuroJournals Publishing, Inc Netherlands, pp 721- 736. (50% Contribution).

21.    Opafunso, Z. O. and J.O. Okunlola (2007): A Study of the Forest and Aquatic Ecology in the Bitumen Belt of Ogun State, Nigeria, Journal of Science & Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana,  Vol. 27 No 3 pp 57 – 71. (60% Contribution).

22.    Opafunso, Z.O,  M.M. Melodi and T.B. Afeni (2007): Comparative Cost Analyses of the Use of Dynacord, Black Powder and Diamond Wire in the Production of Dimensional Stone Block, Journal of Engineering Research and Technology, Vol. 2, No 2 pp 63-67. (40% Contribution).

23.    Opafunso, Z. O. and O.O Onyemaobi (2006): Determination of the Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Charcoal Samples used for Explosive Production, Journal of Nigerian Society of Engineers: NSE Technical Transactions, Vol. 41 No 2 pp 71-87. (80% Contribution).

24.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2007): Evaluation of Solid Mineral Potential of Niger Delta Area of Nigeria, Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies, Texas, USA, Vol. 26 No 3 pp 154-177. (100% Contribution).

25.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2006): Suitability of Charcoal from Selected Tropical plants for the Production of Blasting Black Powder, Journal of Science & Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, Vol.26. No 2 pp 48-55. (100% Contribution).

26.    Opafunso, Z. O. and T.B. Afeni (2005): Interpretation of ‘’Wenner Sounding’’ in Geophysical Investigation of Groundwater Resources at Supare Akoko, Ondo State. Journal of Research & Production, Vol. 7 No 3 pp 156-168. (50% Contribution).

27.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2006): Review of the performance of Thiosulphate Leaching Agent in the Recovery of Low Grade Gold Ore, International Research Journal in Engineering, Science & Technology, Vol. 3 No 1 pp 65-68. (100% Contribution).

28.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2005): Environmental Impacts of Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria, African Journal of Environmental Pollution & Health. Vol. 4 No 1, pp 52-61. (100% Contribution).

29.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2005): Control of Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria: Current Concerns and Measures, African Journal of Environmental Pollution & Health, Vol. 4 No 1, pp 6-12. (100% Contribution).

30.    Opafunso, Z. O. and O.O Onyemaobi (2005): Improved Method of Charcoal Production for Home Use and Explosive Production, International Research Journal in Engineering, Science & Technology, Vol 2 No 1. pp 8-17. (80% Contribution).

31.    Ajaka E.O and Z.O. Opafunso (2004): Analysis of Loading and Haulage Operations in Surface Mines, Global Journal of Mechanical Engineering. Vol. 5. No 1 pp 42-47. (20% Contribution).

32.    Opafunso, Z. O. and O.O Onyemaobi (2005): Computer Based Blast Design for Block Production in Dimensional Stone Quarries, International Research Journal in Engineering, Science & Technology, Vol 2 No 1. pp 160-168. (80% Contribution).

33.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2004): Natural Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria, Journal of Science & Technology Research, Vol 3 No 2. pp 49-55 (100% Contribution).

34.    Opafunso, Z. O. and E.O Ajaka (2003): Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) to Solid Mineral Resources Information Management, Pakistan Journal of Science & Industrial Research, Karachi, Pakistan, Vol. 47 No 3. pp 240-246. (80% Contribution).

35.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2004): Appraisal of Government Policies on Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria. Journal of Research & Production, Vol 5. No 2. pp 70-80. (100% Contribution).

36.    Opafunso, Z. O; O.O Onyemaobi and L. Lajide (2003): Determination of the Heating Values of Charcoal Samples Used for Explosive Production, Natural and Applied Science Journal, Vol 5. No 2. pp 65-74 (60% Contribution).

37.    Opafunso, Z. O; O.O Onyemaobi and L. Lajide (2003): Sieve Analyses of Charcoal Used for Explosive Production, Nigerian Journal of Technological Development, Vol 3. No 2.pp 117-125. (60% Contribution).

38.    Opafunso, Z. O. and Adewuyi B.O (2003): Evaluation of the Effects of Oil Spillage on the Standard of Living in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigerian Journal of Technological Development, Vol 3. No 2 pp 74-79 (50% Contribution).

39.    Opafunso, Z. O., O. Ojo and M.O Obi (2003): Computer Based Determination of Explosive Parameters for Blast Design in Dimensional Stone Quarries, Journal of Science & Technology Research, Vol. 2. No.2. pp 56-62. (60% Contribution).

40.    Opafunso, Z. O., O.O Onyemaobi and L. Lajide (2003): Review of Thiorea Performance as Alternative Leaching Agent to Cyanide for the Recovery of Low Grade Ore, Interworld Journal of Science & Technology, Vol.2 No 1. pp 251-261. (60% Contribution).

41.    Opafunso, Z. O. and Apena G.A (2002): Environmental Effects of Oil Spillage on Rural Communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State”, Journal of Environmental Extension, Vol 3 No1, pp 12-15. (80% Contribution).

42.    Adewuyi B.O and Z. O. Opafunso (2003): Effect of Kerosine on Tailing Flotation in the Separation Process of Quartz from Osu Gold Waste, Journal of Environmnetal, Pollution and Health,  Vol. 1 No 2, pp 8-13.  (50% Contribution).

43.    Opafunso, Z. O. and Adewuyi B.O (2002): Evaluation of the Grade of Cassiterite Reserve at Sabon Gida Kanar, Plateau State, Nigeria, Hestab Journal, Vol 1. No 1, pp 7 -13. (50% Contribution).

44.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2002): Comparative Chemical Analyses of Factory and Quarry Dust in the Production of Cement, Journal of Industrial Chemistry, Vol. 1 No 3, pp. 37 - 47. (100% Contribution).

45.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2002): Computer Based Open Pit Mine Design for the Extraction of Gold from Low Grade Ore, Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 9 No 3, pp. 54 – 62. (100% Contribution).

46.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2002): Application of Pincock Software Model in Gold Mining Economics, Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 9 No 3, pp. 73 –82. (100% Contribution).

47.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2002): Analyses of the Effects of Variation in Drill-Hole Inclinations and Depths on Quarrying Operations, Journal of Engineering Applications, Vol. 3 No 1, pp 9 –15. (100% Contribution).

48.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2002): Evaluation of Briquette Coking Coke Produced from Low Grade Coal for the Manufacture of Glass, Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 9 No 1, pp. 24 – 29. (100% Contribution).

49.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2002): Design of a Stable Overburden Heap in Feldspar Open Pit Mine, Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 9 No 1, pp. 65 – 75. (100% Contribution).

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

50.    Opafunso Z.O, O.C. Alaba and G. Agyei (2018): Health Risk Assessment Model for Lead Contaminated Sites in Bagega Community, Zamfara State, Nigeria; 54th international Conference of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences (NMGS), KANO 2018, held at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, from 18th - 23rd March, 2018.

51.    Agyei G.,  Z.O. Opafunso and K. W Yameo (2018): Comparative Analyses of the Return on Investment of 2013 and 2015 Mineral Policy reforms in Burkina Faso, 54th international Conference of Nigerian Mining and Geosciences (NMGS), KANO 2018, held at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, from 18th - 23rd March, 2018.

52.    Opafunso Z.O, G.E Adegbenro, O.G, Eniowo & A.O. Opafunso (2017): Analyses of Government Education Intervention Projects on Poverty Alleviation in Ondo State, Nigeria, International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship, held at Ghana Technology University College, Tesano, Ghana, in collaboration with Coventry University, UK, from 12-14th June, 2017 p 43.

53.    Opafunso Z.O., G.E. Adegbenro, O.A. Opafunso & O.G. Eniowo (2017): The Effects of Public sector Health Care Intervention Projects on Poverty Alleviation in Ondo State, Nigeria, 10th Occupational Therapy Group International Congress,  held at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana from 10th – 13th September, 2017.

54.    Opafunso Z.O., & O.C. Alaba (2017): Occupational Health Hazard of Artisanal Gold Mining in Bagega Community, Zamfara State, Nigeria, 10th Occupational Therapy Group International Congress, held at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana from 10th – 13th September, 2017.

55.    Opafunso Z.O. and O.C. Alaba (2016): Comparative Analysis of Lead Pollution before and after Remediation in Tugar Guru Community, Zamfara State, Nigeria, 4th UMaT, Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference,  Tarkwa, Ghana, pp 116-122.

56.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2011):  “Technical Approach in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Miining (ASGM) in Nigeria, including Suggestions on best Practices with Appropriate Examples”, Proceedings of the Regional Multi-Stakeholder Workshop: Anglophone West Africa Sub-Regional Action Planning on Mercury Use in Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining by UNEP/Fed Govt of Nigeria, Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja Lagos, Nigeria 8th – 10th June, 2011, (100% Contribution).

57.    Opafunso, Z. O. and Adedeji A.O (2011): “Reordering Nigerian Value System: The Role of Managers in Tertiary Educational Institutions” Proceedings of Global Conference on Innovations in Management & Doctoral Symposium, City University of London, London, 21st - 22nd July, 2011. (50% Contribution).

58.    Opafunso, Z. O. (2011): “Mining and Environment: Managing The Emerging Challenging”  A lead paper presented during the 11th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers at Arewa House, Rabah Road, Kaduna on 24th November, 2011. (100% Contribution).

59.    Ola-Omole, O.O, Opafunso, Z. O. and Adewuyi B.O (2010): “Effects of Collectors Produced from Selected Tropical Plants on the Recovery of Galena Concentrate”, Proceedings of the first biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th – 7th 4August, 2010, pp 264-280. (40% Contribution).

60.    Opafunso, Z. O. and Oniyide, G.O (2010):  “Environmental Effect of Oil Spillage in Bomu Community, Rivers State, Nigeria”, Proceedings of the first biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th – 7th August, 2010, pp 664-680,. (50% Contribution).

61.    Opafunso, Z.O. and Daodu, O. A (2010):  “Environmental and Socio-Economic Effects of Mining Activities in Selected Agro-Mining Communities in Nigeria” Proceedings of the first biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th – 7th August, 2010, pp 578-602. (50% Contribution).

62.    Owolabi A.O and  Opafunso, Z. O. (2009): “Effects of the Inclusion of Stone Dust on the Compressive Strenght of Concrete”,  Proceedings of International Conference on Research and Development, Universite National Du Benin, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 24th -27th November, 2009, Vol. 2 No. 15, pp 23 – 27, (50% Contribution).

63.    Owolabi A.O and  Opafunso, Z. O. (2009): “Effects of the Inclusion of Itakpe Iron Ore Tailings on the Compressive Strenght of Concrete”, Proceedings of International Conference on Research and Development, Universite National Du Benin, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 24th -27th November, 2009, Vol. 2 No 16, pp 25 – 28, (50% Contribution).

64.    Opafunso, Z.O., Agyei G and T.B. Afeni (2009): “An Integrated Reclamation Scheme to Ensure Good Mining and Mineral Processing Practices in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria”, 3rd Mining Congress (Geosciecias 2009, III Convention Cubana de Ciencias de la Tierra, 16 al 20 de Marzo, III Congresss Cubano de Mineria – MINERIA 2009), La Habana, Cuba. (MIN4 P62), 16th – 20th March, 2009, pp 1-12 (60% Contribution).

65.    Temeng V.A, Opafunso, Z. O. and Agyei G (2009): “The Impact of Social Corporate Responsibility in the Ghana Mining Industries with reference to AnglGold Ashanti Limited, Obuasi, Ashanti region of Ghana”, 3rd Mining Congress (Geosciecias 2009, III Convention Cubana de Ciencias de la Tierra, 16 al 20 de Marzo, III Congresss Cubano de Mineria – MINERIA 2009), La Habana, Cuba. (MIN4 P60), 16th – 20th March, 2009, pp 1-15, (40% Contribution).

 

RECORD OF SERVICE

1.      Visiting Professor, Mining Engineering Department, UMaT, Tarkwa (Sept 2017 - date)

2.      Director, Industrial Training, Vice Chancellor Office, FUTA, Nigeria, (August 2013 – July 2017).

3.      Dean, School of Management Technology (SMAT), FUTA, Nigeria Oct 2010 – Jul 2013).

4.      Sub- Dean (Associate Dean) – School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET), The Federal University of Technology, (FUTA), Akure, 1st December.  2000 – 30th November, 2002.

5.      Head of Mining Engineering Department, FUTA (Aug 2005 – July 2007 & Aug 2010 – Oct 2013), FUTA, Nigeria.

6.      Congregation Representative in Senate (Academic Board), FUTA. (2003 -2005)

7.      Member, University Senate (Academic **Board), FUTA, (Aug 2005 – July, 2007) & March 2009 – date.

8.      Member, UMaT Academic Board (Sept 2017 – date).

9.      General Manager/CEO: Luglaco Ltd, a Subsidiary of Oluwa Glass Company Plc, Igbokoda, Dec. 1992 – Sept; 1998.

10.    Member, FUTA University Appointment & Promotion Committee (Oct 2010 – July, 2013).

11.    Sector Consultant – Solid Minerals, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Port Harcourt (Aug, 2001 - Dec, 2004).

12.    Consultant - Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Abuja, Nigeria; for the Development of a Financing Strategy Appropriate to the needs of Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in Africa  (Aug, 2004 - Feb, 2005). 

13.    Consultant - Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Abuja, Nigeria, for Mineral Commodity and Market Fundamentals for Solid Minerals in Nigeria – (Nov, 2005 - Jan, 2006.

14.    Consultant - Atlor Nigeria Limited, KM7, Akure-Owo Road, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria; for the Investigation on the Causes and Reduction of  Vibration at the Granite Quarry  (28th June - 31st July, 2007).

 

OTHER ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Member, International Organizing Committee (IOC), UMaT Biennial Mining and Mineral Conference, Tarkwa, Ghana (2012 – date).
  2. Editor-in-Chief, FUTA Journal of Engineering & Engineering Technology (FUTA JEET), Akure, Nigeria (2010 – 2013).
  3. Editor, Journal of Engineering and Earth Sciences (JEES), The Federal       Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, December, (2005 - date).
  4. External Examiner: Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences (NIMG), Jos, Nigeria (2012 – date).
  5. External Examiner: Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun-Warri, Delta State, Nigeria (2006 – date).
  6. External Examiner: Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Abuja, Nigeria.    The duty includes assessing Aptitude Test for the Award of M.Sc degree Overseas Scholarship to deserving Nigerian Students. (2005 – 2008).
  7. External Examiner: Department of Mining Engineering, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa (UMaT), Ghana. (2011 - 2014, 2015 – 2018).
  8. YouWin! Mentor: Nominated by Federal Government of Nigeria to serve as a Mentor in the YouWin! Mentoring Programme for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions, (2012 – 2017).
  9. Member, NAB Accreditation Team (2010): Appointed by National Accreditation Board of Ghana to accredit B.Sc & M.Sc Programmes in Ghana (Monday, 22nd February to Friday, 26th February, 2010).
  10. Chairman, National University Commission (NUC) Accreditation Team to University of Jos - Department of Mining Engineering –Resource Accreditation (June 2014).
  11. Chairman, NCHE Accreditation Team (2017): Appointed by Namibia National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) as the Chairman for the Accreditation of newly established Namibia University of Science and technology (NUST), Windhoek, Namibia  (9th – 11th March, 2017).