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Thomas I. Imalerio B.Sc, M.Sc, PhD
Senior Lecturer

Thomas Ivie Imalerio was born on May 10th 1962 at Igueben town headquarters of Igueben Local Government Area of Edo State.  He attended both primary and secondary school within the local government area.

After working for two years as a Senior Laboratory Assistant at the then National Steel Development Authority (NSDA) in Jos Plateau state, Thomas moved higher to obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. Physics) in 1986 from the University of Jos.   After the mandatory one year of National service in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo in 1987, he embarked on Medical and Science Equipment maintenance training and practice as a business venture under  Gamma Instruments Limited. This exercise involved -   Study of design principles, some fabrications and maintenance of a wide range of Medical Diagnostic and Laboratory  Equipment --  Incubators, Ovens, Centrifuges, Microscopes, Colorimeters, Spectrophotometers, Electrophoresis systems, pH/conductivity meters,  Flame Analysers, AAS, Oscilloscopes, Function Generators, Medical Electro-cardiograph (ECG) machines  DC/AC Power  Inverters etc.

In 2005, he obtained a Master of Science (M.Sc. Applied Physics) with a specialisation in Biophysics from the University of Jos. Between 2004 and 2008; he was an assistant lecturer in Medical Instrumentation at the Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology Jos.

He assumed duty as a Research Fellow 11 at Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHESTCO), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) in 2008.  He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy, (PhD) in Engineering Physics from The University of Agriculture Makurdi in 2015. Currently, he occupies the position of Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at the Research Institute and Senior Lecturer at Veritas University in visiting capacity.

Thomas is married with four (4) Children. Hobbies include   Basic Science Experimental Activities and seeking Spiritual Knowledge.

  1. Journal Publications:
    1. T.I. Imalerio,  O.A. Babalola. N. O. Alu, G.O. Oyerinde, A.C. Egba, S.C. Okenu,  P. O. Oketa  (2021): Preparation of a simple Electrochemical Voltammetry implementation system. Journal of Natural Science Research (JNSR), 12. (18). 22-27.
    2. Imalerio T.I., G. O. Oyerinde,  T.A. Adetula, N.O. Alu, O.A. Babalola and A.A. Sallau (2019). Electrochemical Investigation of the effect of activated coconut shells in the negative plate of lead carbon battery. Journal of Natural Sciences research (JNSR).9 (20): 60 - 65.
    3. G.O. Oyerinde1, T.A. Adetula, O.I. Alabi, B.O. Akogwu, J.A. Bwamba, T.I. Imalerio, O.A. Babalola (2018). Rainfall Analysis and Variation over  Ecological Zones in Nigeria . International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology. 7(12).
    4. T.I. Imalerio#1, G. O. Oyerinde,  T.A. Adetula   N.O. Alu and O.A. Babalola.: Pollution–Free Recycling of Electroactive Mass from Used Lead Acid Batteries – under processing
    5. T.I. Imalerio,  G. O. Oyerinde, A. Isa,  A. Egba, B. A. Atobor,   S. Ja’afaru,  O.A. Babalola. (2016). Proportional Integral - Derivative (PID) Temperature Control of a Bacteria Incubation Chamber. Nigerian Journal of Science (NJS),2 (50) : 14 – 18.
    6. Imalerio, T.I., Amah, A. N., Onoja, D.A. (2014). Facile use of a Storage Oscilloscope and Function Generator in the implementation of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.  Nigerian Journal of Physics (NJP), 25(1):149 – 153.
    7. Imalerio, T.I., Amah, A.N., Onoja, D.A. (2014). Capacitance and Impedance evaluation in Coconut  shells and Rice Husk derived activated carbon electrodes. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. JNSR.  4 (16):104-108.
    8. Imalerio, T.I.,   Amah, A.N., Onoja, D.A. Oberafo, A.A. (2014). Nano Pores Surface Area Evaluation in Palm kernel shells and Masonia wood derived Activated Carbons. Journal of Natural Sciences Research JNSR.  4 (1): 95-100.
    9. Alu Noble O., Oberafo Anthony A., Iwok Uwana U., Adama Kenneth K., Imalerio Thomas I. (2014). Low temperature direct-write fabrication of radio frequency identification circuit and antenna structures on polymer substrates. International Journal of materials science and applications. 3(3):84-57. 
    10. Imalerio, T.I., Onoja, D.A.,  Oberafo, A.A. (2013). Electronic Prevention of ‘Low-Voltage-Load-Disconnect-Cycling’ in Battery driven Systems.  International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences. 16 (1): 03 - 08.
    11. Olopade, M. A., Awobode, A.M., Awe, O.E., Imalerio, T.I. (2013). Structural and optical characteristics of sol gel spin-coated nanocrystalline cds thin film. International Journal of Research and Reviews in Applied Sciences 15(1): 16 – 21.
    12. Imalerio, T.I., Ike, E.E.,  Akande,  S.F.A. (2009).   Development of an Electronic Measurement circuit for Cardiac Potentials.  Nigerian Journal of Physics 21(1): 64 – 70.
  2. Conference Presentations:
    1. T.I. Imalerio, G. O. Oyerinde,  T.A. Adetula   N.O. Alu,  O.A. Babalola :  Cyclic Voltammetry Investigation of Lead - Carbon Battery Electrodes prepared from recycled Lead - Acid battery materials.. Research paper presented at the 41st Annual conference of the Nigerian Institute of Physics. Federal University Lafia., Nigeria. 8th to 12th October 2018.
    2. T.I. Imalerio, G. O. Oyerinde,  T.A. Adetula   N.O. Alu,  O.A. Babalola :  Performance of Desulfurized Electroactive Mass from Used Lead Acid Batteries. Report presented at the 3rd African Nano Conference / Workshop at the University of Nigeria. 15th -19th July 2018.
    3. Imalerio T.I., Oyerinde G. O., Babalola O.A., Sallau A.A. Development of an    Electronic Cyclic Voltammetry Implementation system. Report  presented at the 40th Annual conference of the  Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP) @ the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State.   (20  -  25) th   November 2017.
    4. T.I. Imalerio,  G. O. Oyerinde, A. Isa,  A. Egba, B. A. Atobor,   S. Ja’afaru,  O.A. Babalola Proportional - Integral - Derivative (PID) Temperature Control of a Culture Incubator Chamber. Presented at the 50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary Conference of  Science Association of Nigeria (SAN) 24th- 28thApril 2016,  @  The University of Abuja, Nigeria
    5. Imalerio, T.I., Amah, A. N.,  Onoja, D.A. Facile use of a Storage Oscilloscope and Function Generator in the implementation of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy.  Presented at the 37th annual National Conf. of NIP at Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu ,Ile Ife. Oct.  2014
    6. Imalerio, T.I., Amah, A. N.,  Onoja, D.A.  Capacitance and impedance evaluations in coconut shells and rice husks derived activated carbon electrodes.  Presented at the 1st African International conference / workshop on applications of Nanotechnology to Energy, Health and Environment. PAA, University of Nigeria Nsukka. March  2013. 
    7. Imalerio, T.I., Amah, A. N., Onoja, D.A., Oberafo, A.A. (2013). Nano Pores Surface Area   Evaluation in Palm kernel shells and Masonia wood derived Activated Carbons.  Presented at the 12th Int.  annual Conf. of MSN at the African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Nov. 2013.
    8. Imalerio T.I., Alu N., Oberafo A.A.,   Zebaze - Kana M.G.   Preparation  and measurement of  specific nano surface area values of biomass derived    Activated  Carbons.   10th Annual Nigerian Materials Congress. EMDI Akure, Nig. Nov. 2011.
    9. Noble A., Zebaze - Kana M G.,   Oberafo A.A., Imalerio T.I. (2011). Improved performance of a dye solar cell co – sensitized with delonix regia and carica papaya extracts.  10th Annual Nigerian Materials Congress, EMDI Akure, Nig. Nov. 2011.
    10. M.G. Zebaze Kana, D.O. Olalekan, A.A. Oberafo, T. I. Imalerio, U.U. Iwok  (2011): Effects of scanning electron microsope parameters on the image resolution of Aluminium, Silicon and glass samples; Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP)  conference, Ile-Ife.  2011.
    11. Imalerio T.I., Alu N., Oberafo A.A.,   Zebaze - Kana M.G.   (2011). Preparation and measurement of  specific nano surface area values of biomass derived    Activated  Carbons.   Paper presented at the 10th Annual Nigerian Materials Congress at EMDI Akure, Nig. Nov. 21-24. 2011.
  3. Workshops and training programmes attended:
    1. 1st International African Conference / Workshop on the applications of Nanotechnology  to Energy, Environment and Health. UNN (23 – 29)th) March 2014
    2. A 2 – Day National Workshop on Biodiesel from Jatropha Curcas: Role of Biofuel Policy on Sustainable Energy Development in Nigeria. Abuja (25 – 26)th September 2012.
    3. Carl Zeiss Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), EVO Operators Course, Cambridge United Kingdom. (25 – 29)th  Jan. 2010.
    4. Workshop on Sustainable Energy Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, Abuja (19/20th May 2009). 
    5. Training seminar on Digital Electronics Primer with Practical Applications by Project Development Institute (PRODA) Enugu (23/24th June, 2008).
    6. Advanced Management Training / Workshop by Founiks Services ltd.  Abuja (19/20th June 2008).
  4. Special skills.
    1. Operation  of Potentiostats used  in  Electrochemical studies ( Battery development research - Cyclic Voltammetry,  Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy … )
    2. Use of Proteus Electronic Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
    3.  Use of Mikro C  IDE  and  Arduino hardware and software’s  for Microcontroller embedded systems   development.
    4. Proficiency in the use of Carl Zeiss MA10 Scanning  Electron Microscope,  Keithley Source meter,  Programmable heating  systems and Digital Storage Oscilloscopes.
    5. Installations and Maintenance of Research laboratories and Medical  Equipment.
    6. Design and Fabrications of basic Research and Teaching  equipment.

 

  1. Ongoing project(s)
    1. Research specialization: -   (Engineering Physics) Electronics and Energy Storage Materials.
    2. Development of alternative process flow for the Recycling of Lead Acid Batteries and study of the role of carbon in performance enhancement of Carbon Enhanced Lead Acid Batteries (CELAB).
    3. Development of Data Acquisition and Laboratory Process Control Electronics through the application of   programmable microcontrollers.
  2. Membership of Professional Associations.
    1. Member Physics Society of Nigeria (PSN).
    2. Member Materials Society of Nigeria (MSN).