Onyedika Igbokwe


  • KY16 9TS

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

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.

Projects from former institutions

Previously, I have worked on the diagenetic history of carbonate rocks in different depositional environments and field characterization of regional important fault zones, e.g., Carboneras fault (Spain), Latemar faults (Italy) etc. Also, I have understudied the impact of fault zones on the properties of deep geothermal carbonate reservoir units (e.g., Devonian of NRW., Germany) using different GIS tools.

Teaching activity

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


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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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