Olugbenga Akin Ige, PhD

Professor of Geology
Geochemistry & Hydrogeology Specialist
International Experience: Western Nigeria, USA

 

Education

  • Ph.D in Geology, Ife, Nigeria
  • Masters of Arts, Teaching, William Paterson University, USA
  • Master of Science, Mineral Exploration, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Bachelor of Science, Geology, Ibadan, Nigeria

 

Professional Licenses / Certification

  • The Online Professor Program Certification
  • Certified Teacher of Earth and General Science with Advanced Standing, New Jersey

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology

 

Academic Experiences

  • Professor of Geology, Middlesex County College, Edison, New Jersey
  • Adjunct Professor, Kean University, New Jersey
  • Adjunct Professor, Bergen Community College, New Jersey
  • Professor of Geology, Head of Geology Department, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-akoko, Nigeria
  • Professor of Geology, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Preacher, Nigeria & USA
  • Professor & Director, National History Museum, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

 

Research Projects & Publications

  • A.B. Babalola, O. A. Ige, Th. Rehren, and S.K. McIntosh  2018"“The glass crucibles from Ile-Ife, Nigeria” Journal of African Archaeology 16, 1-29
  • Ogundiran A and Ige O. A 2016  “Our Ancestors Were Material Scientists”: Archaeological and Geochemical Evidence for Indigenous Yoruba Glass Technology.  Journal of Black Studies 1–2   
  • Ige, O. A. 2015, Teaching strategies that improve understanding of physical sciences among urban middle school students: a focus on exploration through hands-on experiments. Unpublished MAT Thesis, William Paterson University p32
  • Ige, O. A. and Oyawale O 2013, Prospects for Titanium Mineralization in the Mafic Ultramafic Rocks of Ife-Ilesa area of Southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology Vol 49 no1 pp 41-52
  • Ige O. A. 2013, Yoruba Iron Metallurgy: Raw materials, routine and rituals The World of Iron Jane Humphris, Thilo Rehren (eds) London, Archetype Publications 2013 ISBN: 9781904982975
  • Ige O. A. 2013, Yoruba Iron Metallurgy: Raw materials, routine and rituals The World of Iron Jane Humphris, Thilo Rehren (eds) London, Archetype Publications 2013 ISBN: 9781904982975
  • Ige, O. A. 2010. Characterization and preservation of glass beads from Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria. ICOM-CC Interim Meeting. Corning Glass Museum pp63-.74
  • Ige O. A. 2009. Ancient Glass making in Ile-Ife, southern Nigeria AIVH Annales des 18 Congre’ 2009, pp. 525-529.
  • Ige O. A. and Swanson S. E.2008 Provenance studies of Esie sculptural soapstone from southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Archaeological science    vol. 35, no6, pp. 1553-1565
  • Rehren, Th., Charlton,M., Chirikure,S., Humphris,J., Ige, O. A., Veldhuijzen,H.A. 2007. Decisions set in slag: the human factor in African iron smelting. in LaNiece,S., Hook,D.R., Craddock,P.T. (ed.) Metals and Mines - Studies in Archaeometallurgy. London: Archetype/British Museum, 211-218. ISBN: 9781904982197
  • Lankton W. J., Ige O. A. and Rehren Th 2006. Early primary glass production in southern Nigeria. Journal of African Archaeology,  4: 111-138 .
  • Lankton W. J., Ige O. A. and Rehren Th 2006. Early primary glass production in southern Nigeria. Journal of African Archaeology,  4: 111-138 .
  • Ige O.A., Olabanji S.O and Ceccato 2006. PIXE analysis of muscovites from tourmaline bearing pegmatites in southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 268 : 47-51
  • Ige O.A, Durotoye B, and Oluyemi E.A 2005. Mineralogy and geochemistry of lateritic profiles on ultramafic rock bodies around Mokuro in Ile-Ife, southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Mining and Geology  41  11-18
  • Onabajo O and Ige O. A. 2005. Mineralogy and raw material characterization of Esie stone sculptures. Ife Journal of Science 7:113-118.
  • Olabanji S. O., Ige O. A, Mazzoli, C, Ceccato, D, Akintunde J, Buoso, M, De Poli M), Moschini, G. 2005. Quantitative elemental analysis of an industrial mineral talc, using accelerator-based analytical technique Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B,  240: 327-332.
  • Olabanji S. O., Ige ,  O. A, Mazzoli, C, Ceccato, D, Ajayi E. O. B, Buoso, M, De Poli M, Moschini, G. 2005. Accelerator-based analytical technique in the evaluation of some Nigeria's natural minerals: Fluorite, tourmaline and topaz .Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B  .240: 350-355.
  • Ige, O.A. & Rehren, Th. 2003 Black sand and ironstone: iron smelting in Modakeke, Ife, Southwestern Nigeria. A Journal of the Institute of Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies, London 23:15-20 .
  • Ige, O.A., Okrusch, M; Schussler U; Schmadicke E, and Cook, N. J 1998. The metamorphic mafic-ultramafic rocks of Ife-Ilesa Schist Belt, SW Nigeria. African Journal of Geology.  26: 593-618.
  • Asubiojo O. I. and Ige .O. A. 1992 Rare earth element patterns in ultramafic rocks of the Schist of belt of Southwestern Nigeria by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. Journal of  Radioanalytical Chemistry .158:193-200.
  • Ige, O.A and Asubiojo, O.  1991. Trace element geochemistry and petrogenesis of some metaultramafites in the Apomu and Ife-Ilesa areas. Chemical Geology, 91:19-32.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Geological Society of America
  • American Federation of Teachers