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School of Computing Science and Engineering

Dr Vincent Chiduziem Uzomah

Lecturer in Civil (Water) Engineering


I joined the University of Salford as a lecturer in Civil (Water) Engineering in 2016. Prior to this, I was a part-time lecturer at the University from 2015 to 2016. My teaching experience has spanned across different academic levels including being: a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Nigeria from 1990 to 1999, and a teacher of Physics in an outstanding school in Bradford, UK.

My lecturing career started after my graduation in B.Sc. (Hons) (First Class) in Agric/Environmental Engineering and M.Sc. (74% weighted average) in Soil & Water Conservation Engineering.

I have executed some consultancy projects including: the design of storm water drainage systems for the Federal Polytechnic Community Bauchi; the development of trickle irrigation systems using local raw materials; water quality assessment and its corresponding public health implications; and the assessment of atmospheric deposition of pollutants in an oil flaring region.

I have received some outstanding academic scholarships/awards such as: Graduate Teaching Assistantship/PhD Studentship from the University of Salford; Chevenings/Rothmans/University of Leeds Scholarship for the study of M.Sc. in Public Health/Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds; and Nigerian Federal Government Postgraduate Scholarship for the study of M.Sc. in Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


Teaching responsibilities:

Water & Waste Water Treatment – (MEng Civil Engineering students)

Civil Engineering Mathematics 1 - (BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering students, BEng (Hons) / MEng Civil Engineering students, and BEng (Hons) / MEng Civil and Architectural Engineering students)Case Studies in Environmental Engineering (co-lecturing) – (BSc (Hons), BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students)

Design of Highway Drainage Structures / Transport Infrastructure Design & Analysis (co-lecturing) – (MEng Civil Engineering; MSc/PgDip Transport Engineering and Planning)

Research Interests

Research interests include:

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems:

Urban tree species interactions with nearby road structures.

Water Resources and Wastewater Treatment Technologies.

Flood mitigations.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Salford, UK.

PGCAP (Postgraduate Cert. in Academic Practice), University of Salford, UK.

M.Sc. in Public Health/Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK.

M.Sc. (74% Weighted Average) Soil & Water Conservation Engineering, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

B.Sc. (Hons), First Class in Agric/Environmental Engineering, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

Member, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers.

FHEA (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK).



Miklas Scholz, Vincent C. Uzomah, and Furat A.M. Al-Faraj. (2016). Potential tree species for use in urban areas in temperate and oceanic climates. Heliyon 2, Elsevier (2016) e00154.


Uzomah, V. C., Scholz, M. & Al-Faraj, F. A. M. (2015). Assessment of tree damage to permeable pavements and other urban structures. Journal of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. (Under review).

V. Uzomah, M. Scholz and S. Almuktar. (2014). Rapid expert tool for different professions based on estimated ecosystem variables for retrofitting of drainage systems. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Vol. 44, March 2014, pp. 1–14.

M. Scholz, V. C. Uzomah, S.A.A.A.N. Almuktar and J. Radet-Taligot (2013) Selecting Sustainable Drainage Structures Based on Ecosystem Service Variables Estimated by Different Stakeholder Groups. Water. vol. 5, pp.1741-1759.

M. Scholz and V. C. Uzomah. (2013). Rapid decision support tool based on novel ecosystem service variables for retrofitting of permeable pavement systems in the presence of trees. Journal of Sci. of the Total Environment. vol. 458. pp. 486-498.

V. C. Uzomah and M. Scholz (2002) “Water Availability Assessment and Corresponding Public Health Implications for a Rural Area in Nigeria.” J.CIWEM. Vol. 16 pp.296 – 299.

V. C. Uzomah and A. Y. Sangodoyin. (2000). “Rainwater Chemistry As Influenced by Atmospheric Deposition of Pollutants in Southern Nigeria”. International Journal of Environmental Management and Health. Volume 11, Number 2. pp. 149 - 156.

Conference papers presented:

Uzomah, V. and Scholz, M. (2015). Tree Characteristics and Their Impact on the Retrofitting of Sustainable Drainage Systems and Road Structures. The 5th World Sustainability Forum (7-9 Sept. 2015), Basel, Switzerland, p. 109.

V. C. Uzomah (2013) “Rapid decision support tool based on novel ecosystem service variables for retrofitting of permeable pavement systems in the presence of trees”. SPARC 2013.

V. C. Uzomah (2013) "Rapid Decision Support Pollution Control Tool Based on Novel Ecosystem Service Variables for Retrofitting of Sustainable Drainage Systems Including Wetlands and Ponds". 5th International Symposium on Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control (WETPOL), China, 2013.

V. C. Uzomah (2013) "Clogging of Vertical-flow Constructed Wetlands Treating Urban Wastewater". 5th International Symposium on Wetland Pollutant Dynamics and Control (WETPOL), 2013.

V. C. Uzomah and L. Ahmed, (1999). “Water Availability Assessment in the Rural Areas of Nigeria”. Paper presented at the 1999 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers held at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi.

V. C. Uzomah and J. B. Saiki (1998). “Physical and chemical Characteristics of Open Shallow Well-Water in Bauchi, Nigeria: An Abattoir Impact Assessment”. Proceedings of National Conference of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers) held at Lagos.

G. N. Udom and V. C. Uzomah (1997) “Studies on Some Physical Properties of the Irrigated Soils in Bauchi State of Nigeria”. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, held at the Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto..

V. C. Uzomah, P.O. Odugbenro and F. Ipadiola. (1996). “Project Planning, Scheduling and Control in an Environment of Hyper- Inflation: A case study of the Central Administration Block of the University of Agriculture Abeokuta”. Proceedings of the Maiden edition of National Engineering Conference, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Nigeria.