Dr. Akeem Gbenga Amuda


Lecturer I


Civil Engineering


Block A, Room 303


Dr Akeem Amuda joined the Department of Civil Engineering of Nile University in 2019. He taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses in Geotechnical Engineering and related fields. His primary research interests included the Offshore Geotechnics, Improvement of Expansive and collapsible soils, Physical Modelling, Embankment and Hydraulic Structures and Sustainable Engineering. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Malaysia Sarawak in 2019. At the University of Malaysia Sarawak, Akeem was a ZGS Graduate Research Fellow and a Research Assistant at the Centre of Research Excellence Construction on Peat Soils. Dr Akeem held the 2019 Highest Publication Award for Faculty of Engineering Nile University and served on the editorial board and reviewer of academic publications. Dr Akeem has extensive experience in building and infrastructural construction for Government Agencies and Private firms. He has been involved in many construction projects which include the CBN state Office, Federal Court of Appeal Complex, Dams and Highway Construction. He is a member of Professional Bodies which include NSE, COREN, and ICE (UK)

Recent Publications (Articles, Books, Book Chapters/Sections, Proceedings, etc.)

Journal Articles
Unoi, D.N.D., Hasan, A., Amuda, A. G., Sahdi, F. (2021). Compressibility Behaviour of Sapric Peat in Double Drainage Constant Rate of Strain (CRS) Test. Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA 52 (1). (Scopus, ESCI)
Sanusi, A., Ndububa, E.E., Amuda, A. G., Mambo A. D, Mohammed A, Mohammed I. (2020). Properties of Fine Aggregates in Abuja and Environs. Journal of Civil Engineering (NICE) 12(1), 22-35
Mohammad A., Mambo A. D, Amuda, A. G., Dayyabu A., Mogbo O., Kulmedov B., Sanusi A., Mohammed A. (2020). Analysis and Design of an Underground Reinforced Concrete Water Reservoir at Nile University. Journal of Civil Engineering (NICE) 12(2)
Amuda, A. G., Hasan, A., Sahdi, F., & Taib, S. N. L. (2019). A Laboratory Miniature Full-flow Penetrometer System for Peat. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. (SCI, Scopus, ICE Publisher)
Amuda, A. G., Sahdi, F., Hasan, A., Taib, S. N. L., Boylan, N., & Mohamad, A. (2019). Measurement of Amorphous Peat Shear Strength in the Direct Shear Box at High Displacement Rates. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 37(2), 1059-1072. (Scopus, ESCI, Springer Publisher)
Amuda, A. G., Hasan, A., Unoi, D.N.D., & Taib, S. N. L. (2019). Strength and Compressibility Characteristics of Amorphous Tropical Peat. Journal of GeoEngineering, 14(2), 85-96 (Scopus, ESCI)
Amuda, A. G., Hasan, A., Sahdi, F., & Taib, S. N. L. (2018). Variable penetration rate testing for shear strength of peat–a review. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 1-13. (Scopus, ESCI, Taylor & Francis)
Amuda, A. G., Adedokun, T. A., Uche, O. A. U., & Amuda, A. K. (2014). Engineering geological Characterization of Basement Rocks for Construction Aggregates: A Case Study of Kajuru Area Kaduna, Nigeria. Civil and Environmental Research, 6(12).
Amuda, A. G., Uche, O. A. U., & Amuda, A. K. (2014). Physicomechanical Characterization of Basement Rocks for Construction Aggregate: A Case Study of Kajuru Area, Kaduna, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 11(6), 46-51.


Conference Papers
Amuda A.G., Uche O.A.U., Amuda A.K. An Investigation into the Factors Controlling Engineering Properties of Laterite Bedrock: A Case Study of Sokoto Town (International Conference on Sciences, Engineering & Environmental Technology. 2011).
Amuda, A.K., Andongma, W.T., Gajere, J.N. and Amuda A.G. Multi Fractal Analysis for Threshold Determination in Hydrothermally Altered Images around Dutsen Danbakoshi, Northwestern Nigeria. (35th International Geological Congress Symposia, 2016)
Amuda A.G., Hasan A., Sahdi F., Taib S.N.L. Microstructure of Amorphous Tropical Peat (International UNIMAS Engineering Conference, EnCon, 2018).
Mambo A., Amuda A.G., Dayyabu A., Mogbo O., Sanusi A. Investigating the performance of stabilized laterite block as an alternative walling units for Abuja. 15th International Conference on Electronics Computer and Computation, ICCECO, 2019
Dayyabu A., Lawal A., Mambo A., Amuda A.G., Mohammed A. Estimation of Three-Wheeler Passenger Unit (PCU) Using Headway Method Case Study of Abuja Nigeria. 15th International Conference on Electronics Computer and Computation, ICCECO, 2019

Courses/Modules Taught


• CVE 302 – Soil Mechanics I
• CVE 303 – Engineering Geology
• CVE 411 – Soil Mechanics II
• CVE 513 – Geotechnical Engineering I
• CVE 526 – Geotechnical Engineering II


• CVE 708 – Civil Engineering Practice
• CVE 821 – Geoinformatics in Transportation Engineering
• CVE 808 – Advanced Foundation Engineering
• CVE 828 – Embankment and Dams
• CVE 832 – Advanced soil Analysis for Highway and Airfields