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 Dr. Amechi Nwankwegu | Frehwater eutrophication | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Amechi S. Nwankwegu, with a Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering from Hohai University, China, is a dedicated researcher specializing in environmental biotechnology and ecology. His expertise spans microbial degradation of hydrocarbons, freshwater eutrophication, and algal bloom management. As a Postdoctoral Fellow at Southwest University, Chongqing, he has published extensively on topics related to ecosystem sustainability and climate change impacts on aquatic environments. Dr. Nwankwegu is an active member of several international academic bodies and has received prestigious awards recognizing his contributions to environmental science. He is committed to advancing sustainable solutions through innovative research and collaborative efforts globally.



🎓 Education

Ph.D. in Environmental Science & Engineering Hohai University, Nanjing, China 2017-2021. M.Sc. in Environmental Microbiology Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria 2013-2014. B.Sc. in Microbiology (First Class Honours)
Tansian University, Nigeria 2007-2011

💼Work Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow Southwest University, Chongqing, China 2021 – 2024. Laboratory Assistant
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria 2015-2016 Assisted professor as Master’s degree mentor. Mathematics Tutor
Okorma Community Secondary School, Nigeria 2012 – 2013 Tutored senior secondary 1 and 2 students

📑Research Areas

Environmental biotechnology and ecology. Air-Soil-Water-environment protection and sustainability, climate change/biotic and abiotic stressors. Freshwater eutrophication, phytoplankton ecology, nutrient limitation, and algal bloom management. Molecular biology and modeling biodegradation of hydrocarbons. Microbial degradation of hydrocarbons. Microbial cell immobilization. Remediation of petroleum and heavy metal contaminated water and soil

🏢Association/Professional Bodies

Organization of African Academic Doctors (2019-present). Nigerian Society for Microbiology (2015-present). American Society for Microbiology (Outreach member, 2010-present). Applied Microbiology International (AMI) (Full member, 2015-present). Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology (FADIB) (2015-present). Association of Nigerians in Nanjing (ANN), China (2017-present)


Publications Top Notes 📝

  • Article 1

    • Title: Metabolites dynamics exacerbated by external nutrients inputs into a Ceratium hirundinella-dominated bloom in the Pengxi River, Three Gorges Reservoir, China
    • Journal: Aquatic Toxicology
    • Year: 2023-05
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2023.106507
    • Contributors: Amechi S. Nwankwegu; Lei Zhang; Deti Xie; Okugbe E. Ohore; Yiping Li; Guanglang Yang; Xuexing Yao; Zenghui Song; Qing Yang

    Article 2

    • Title: Ecological mechanisms of sedimental microbial biodiversity shift and the role of antimicrobial resistance genes in modulating microbial turnover
    • Journal: Journal of Environmental Management
    • Year: 2023-01
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2022.116547
    • Contributors: Okugbe Ebiotubo Ohore; Yuwen Wang; Yunjie Wei; Edmond Sanganyado; Muhammad Shafiq; Xiaoyang Jiao; Amechi S. Nwankwegu; Wenhua Liu; Zhen Wang

    Article 3

    • Title: Storm and floods increase the duration and extent of phosphorus limitation on algal blooms in a tributary of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China
    • Journal: Journal of Hydrology
    • Year: 2022
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127562
    • EID: 2-s2.0-85124181977
    • Contributors: Li, Y.; Huang, Y.; Ji, D.; Cheng, Y.; Nwankwegu, A.S.; Paerl, H.W.; Tang, C.; Yang, Z.; Zhao, X.; Chen, Y. et al.

    Article 4

    • Title: The Daily Dynamics of Algal Blooms: A Case Study in a Tributary of Three Gorges Reservoir
    • Source: SSRN
    • Year: 2022
    • EID: 2-s2.0-85123336717
    • Part of ISSN: 15565068
    • Contributors: Zhang, L.; Tan, B.; Hu, P.; Niu, X.; Zhang, X.; Liu, J.; Nwankwegu, A.S.; Frenken, T.; Hamilton, P.B.; Haffner, G.D.

    Article 5

    • Title: Tracking the influence of antibiotics, antibiotic resistomes, and salinity gradient in modulating microbial community assemblage of surface water and the ecological consequences
    • Journal: Chemosphere
    • Year: 2022-10
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.135428
    • Contributors: Okugbe Ebiotubo Ohore; Yunjie Wei; Yuwen Wang; Amechi S. Nwankwegu; Zhen Wang

    Article 6

    • Title: Variabilities in autumn cyanobacterial responses to ecosystem external enrichments based on nutrient addition bioassay in Pengxi River, Three Gorges Reservoir, China
    • Journal: Environmental Pollution
    • Year: 2022-06
    • DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2022.119103
    • Contributors: Amechi S. Nwankwegu; Lei Zhang; Deti Xie; Yiping Li


Amechi Nwankwegu | Frehwater eutrophication | Best Researcher Award