Kelechi Jude Uwakwe  (克莱奇)

State Key Laboratory of Catalysis

Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS

Zhongshan Road 457, Dalian 116023, China

Tel.: +86-411-84379350

E-mail: kelechibenard@gmail.com

Education Background

2018.09 – Present    Ph.D., State key laboratory of catalysis, Dalian institute of chemical physics

2014.06 – 2016.08   M.Sc. Physical Chemistry, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

2008.01 – 2012.03   B.Sc. Chemistry, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

Awards and Honors

2018 CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship Programme awardee, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)

Research Interests

1. Computational studies involving the electrocatalysis of 2D materials and the corrosion inhibition of metals

2. Molecular Dynamic Simulation, Density Functional Theory (DFT) and Semi Empirical Calculations

Software and Tools

Materials Studio, Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP), ChemSketch, WebMO, Atomic Simulation Environment (ASE), Python Programming Language


Movie, Music and Travelling


10.  K.J. Uwakwe*, A.I. Obike

Mechanism of inhibition of some imidazoline derivatives on iron surface using computational chemistry approach

J. Mater. Environ. Sci. 2018, 9, 2201


9. A.I. Obike*, P.C. Okafor, K.J. Uwakwe, X. Jiang, D. Qu

The inhibition of CO2 corrosion of L360 mild steel in 3.5 % NaCl solution by imidazoline derivatives

Int. J. Corros. Scale Inhib. 2018, 7, 318

DOI: 10.17675/2305-6894-2018-7-3-3

8.  Anthony Obike*, Jude Igwe, Chigbundu Emeruwa, Kelechi Uwakwe, Christopher Aghalibe

Diffusion-Chemisorption and pseudo second-order kinetic models for heavy metal removal from aqueous solutions using modified and unmodified oil palm fruit fibre

Chemical Science International Journal 2018, 23, 1

DOI: 10.9734/CSJI/2018/41459

7. Obike, A.I*, Igwe, J.C, Emeruwa, C.N, Uwakwe, K.J

Equilibrium and kinetic studies of Cu (II), Cd (II), Pb (II) and Fe (II) adsorption from aqueous solution using cocoa (Theobroma cacao) pod husk

J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Manage 2018, 22, 182

DOI: 10.4314/jasem.v22i2.5

6. A.I. Obike*, K.J. Uwakwe, M.C. Ebeagwu, P.C. Okafor, E.C. Ogili

Thermodynamic and kinetic studies of powerful eco friendly green inhibitors; costus afer, uvaria chamae and xylopia aethiopia for the control of mild steel corrosion in HCl solution

J Phys Chem Biophys 2018, 8, 264

DOI: 10.4172/2161-0398.1000264

5. Kelechi J. Uwakwe*, Anthony I. Obike

Computational chemistry studies on the adsorption/corrosion inhibitive potential of 2-(2-heptadecyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-yl) ethan-1-ol on iron surface at different temperatures

International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry 2017, 15, 1

DOI: 10.9734/IRJPAC/2017/37402

4. Obike, A.I*, Ikenga, C.L, Uwakwe, K.J, Nwoke, N.O

Inhibitive action and adsorption characteristics of alternanthera bettzickiana extracts on the corrosion of mild steel in acidic media

International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry 2017, 15, 1

DOI: 10.9734/IRJPAC/2017/38165

3. Kelechi Uwakwe*, Anthony Obike, Louis Hitler

Theoretical approach to the corrosion inhibition of some imidazoline derivatives on iron surface using molecular dynamic simulations and quantum chemical calculations

Int J Sci Res. 2017, 6, 1489

DOI: 10.21275/12091701

2. Fidelis Abeng*, Magdalene Ikpi, Kelechi Uwakwe, George Ikpi

Corrosion inhibition and adsorption characteristics of API 5L X-52 steel by an antibiotic drug in HCl solution

International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry 2017, 15, 1

DOI: 10.9734/IRJPAC/2017/337782

1. K.J. Uwakwe*, P.C. Okafor, A.I. Obike, A.I. Ikeuba

Molecular dynamic simulation and quantum chemical calculations for the adsorption of some imidazoline derivatives on iron surface

Global J. Pure Appl. Sci. 2017, 23, 69

DOI: 10.4314/gjpas.v23i1.8

Conference Article

1. K.J. Uwakwe*, P.C. Okafor

Quantum chemical studies on the efficiency of 2-hydroxyethylethylendiamine and diethylenetriamine as corrosion inhibitors

Proceedings of the 39th Annual International Conference, Exhibition, Workshop and General Meeting of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN). 2016, Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Nigeria.