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Dr. Raphael Afonja

Raphael Afonja, Ph.D. 

Professor of Environmental Mission
Environmental Design & Mitigation Specialist
International Experience: Ireland, Jamaica, Nigeria, United Kingdom, Benin

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • Masters of Business Administration, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM
  • Master of Science, Environmental Engineering, The City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science, The City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, The City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Associate of Science, Engineering Science, The City University of New York, New York, NY
  • Associate of Science, Computer Science, The City University of New York, New York, NY

 

Professional Licenses & Designations

  • Registered Civil Engineer (R. Engr.), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (R. 33, 248)
  • Registered Environmental Professional (REP), National Registry of Environmental Professionals (REP-165005)
  • Certified Environmental Professional (CEP), Academy Board of Certified Environmental Professional (CEP-1725)
  • Certified Environmental and Safety Compliance Officer (CESCO), National Registry of Environmental Professionals (CESCO-165006)

 

Professional Certifications

  • Environmental Contracting, US Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Facilities Engineering Level I & Level II, Defense Acquisition University, United States Department of Defense
  • Environmental Impact Analysis Process, Us Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Six Sigma Training, Defense Acquisition University, United States Department of Defense
  • OSHA 40-Hours HAZWOPER Certification, 360Training School

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Environmental Science Research Methods
  • Energy & Environment
  • Environmental Issues
  • Waste: Sources, Reduction, & Remediation
  • Environmental Risk & Disaster

 

Academic Experiences

  • Lecturer, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Adjunct Professor, Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Adjunct Professor, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
  • Adjunct Professor, Sowela Technical Community College, Lake Charles, LA
  • Dean, School of Industrial Technology, Sowela Technical Community College, Lake Charles, LA
  • Visiting Professor, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

 

Professional Experiences

  • Volunteer CEO/Board Member, Innovative Community Assistance to Restore and Empower
  • Senior Consultant, Gamut Engineering and Technology Services, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Program/Project Manager, U.S. Air Force 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron
  • Senior Research Engineer/Contractor, City of Grand Forks, Grand Forks, ND
  • Water Treatment Specialist, United States Army

 

Presentations

  • Afonja R. 2016. Conventional Treatment Scenario Utilizing Lime Softening, Recarbonation, Ozone, Biologically Active Carbon (BAC) Filtration to Treat Surface Water With High Organics and Sulfate Content. Water Treatment Plant, City of Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Afonja R. 2016. Annual Groundwater Investigation and Monitoring at Air Force Bombing Range. Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
  • Afonja R. 2016. Investigation of Potential Impacts to Soil and ground Water as Result of Seven Solid Waste Management Units. Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
  • Afonja R. 2015. Phase I Resource Conservation Recovery Act Facility Investigation at Melrose Bombing Range. Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
  • Afonja R, Erickson M. 2014. An Investigation into Preventing/Mitigating Irreversible Fouling Tendencies in Reverse Osmosis Membranes Through Pilot Testing. Grand Forks Water Treatment Plant, North Dakota
  • Zach A, Erickson M, Afonja R. 2014. Potential Drought Conditions Prompt UF and RO Pilot Study on High Organic Surface Water. Conference Presentation at Membrane Technology Conference
  • Afonja R. 2014. Investigation and Remediation of Hazardous Waste Sites due Historical Disposal Activities at Military Installations. United States Air Force
  • Afonja R. 2014. Corrective Action and Remediation at Sites Solid Waste Management Units 111 and 112. Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico
  • Afonja R. 2016. Modeling Pore Fluid Chemistry in Accretionary Wedge Sediments – New Interpretation of ODP Data. Geological Society of America, Albany, New York
  • Afonja R. Meta-Synthesis and Mathematical Modeling of Reverse Osmosis System Performance During Surface Water Treatment Conference, 2015 at Geological Society of America, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Afonja R. Applying Artificial Neural Platform to Evaluate the Removal of TOC/Turbidity in a Combined Pretreatment Process During Surface Water Treatment. Scholarly Forum Presentation, 2015 at University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Afonja R. An Epistemological Map of the Research Front on Global Warming: A bibliometric analysis of published literatures during 2002 – 2011. Conference Presentation at North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization, Milwaukee
  • Afonja R. Preventing/Mitigation Irreversible RO Membranes Fouling Tendencies Caused by DNOM & CM during Surface Waters Treatment. Conference Presentation, 2014 at Geological Society of America, Vancouver, Canada

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Corporate Member (ASCE-9908317)
  • Nigeria Society of Engineers - Corporate Member (NSE-38612)
  • Associations of Deans and Directors (Current Member)
  • Association of American Colleges & Universities (Current Member)
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education (Current Member)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (Current Member)
  • Nigeria Society of Engineers (Current Member)
  • International Economic Development Council (Current Member)
  • Project Management Institute (Current Member)
  • National Defense Industrial Association (Current Member)
  • Environmental & Water Resources Institute (Current Member)
  • American Water Works Association (Current Member)

 

Academic Service

  • Academic Master Planning Committee (AMPC) – Kingsborough Community College - CUNY, NY
  • Institution Effectiveness Committee (IEC) – SOWELA Technical Community College, LA
  • College and Programmatic Accreditation Committee (CPAC) – SOWELA Technical Community College, LA
  • Commencement Task Force (CTF) – SOWELA Technical Community College, LA
  • Chancellor’s Salary Task Force (STF) – SOWELA Technical Community College, LA
  • Quality Enhancement Plan Executive Committee – SOWELA Technical Community College, LA
  • Chamber SWLA Education and Workforce Committee – City of Lake Charles, LA

 

Honors & Recognition

  • U.S. Army National Defense Service Medal, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • U.S. Army Service Ribbon, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • U.S. Army Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • U.S. Army Sharpshooter Qualification Badge, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Distinguish Honor Graduate, US Army Quartermaster School
  • Doctoral Fellowship Award, City of Grand Forks, North Dakota

 

Languages

  • Yoruba, native fluency
  • English, native fluency
  • Hausa, intermediate fluency