Dr Onyedika  Igbokwe

Dr Onyedika Igbokwe

Associate Lecturer in Geoscience & GIS

Researcher profile

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2022: Associate Lecturer, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews

2016- 2022: Research Associate (Wiss. Mitarbeiter), Institute for Geology, Mineralogy and Geophysics (IGMG), Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany

2014 - : Asst. Lecturer, Department of Physics, Geophysics and Geology
Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike-Ikwo, Nigeria

2005-2009: Exploration Geologist, Hampoc-AG Ltd, FCT Abuja, Nigeria


PhD, Structural and Carbonate geology, Ruhr Unversity Bochum, Germany

MSc Geoscience - "Resources and Energy", Ruhr Unversity Bochum, Germany

Joint MSc Geospatial Technologies - University of Muenster (WWU), Germany, Universitat Juame I (UJI), Castellion, Spain and Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Portugal

MSc Water and Environmental Management, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

BSc Geology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka


ES3003   GIS and Spatial Analysis for Earth Scientists

ID5011   Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management

ES1002   Earth's Resource Challenges

ES 5302  Core to Crust Ore genesis

Research areas

I'm a structural / data geologist with many years of experience working (and teaching) in different structural and exploration (outcrops) terrains with all forms of geoscientific data, including remote sensing, drone imagery, geomechanical/numerical data, microstructural data etc., for fault and/fracture network characterization. In particular, my research utilizes GIS tools and remote sensing to study the interaction of fracture networks in diverse rocks, fracture topology, flow in fractures under changing stress conditions, and geomechanical simulations of fracture networks.

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