Dr.Ema Michael Abraham

Head Of Department,Physics/Geology/Geophysics

Ema Michael Abraham is a lecturer in the Department of Physics/Geology/Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Nigeria. His research interests are in Hydrogeophysics, Environmental Geophysics, Potential Field Methods (gravity and magnetics), Electrical Resistivity, Seismic Interferometry, modeling and integration of these methods for optimum results. He is a member of the Nigerian mining and geosciences society (NMGS) and Society of Exploration Geophysicist (SEG).

Educational History:

University of Benin, (Ph.D. Geophysics/Exploration Geophysics, 2016)

Ahmadu Bello University, (MSc. Applied Geophysics, 2011)

Obafemi Awolowo University, (Diploma, Information Technology, 2005)

University of Uyo, (BSc (Hons) Physics, 2004)

Teaching Accomplishments

  • Geomathematics
  • Introduction to earth physics
  • Remote sensing and geographic information system
  • Gravity and Magnetic Prospecting Methods
  • Geophysical Data Processing
  • Engineering and Groundwater Geophysics
  • Geophysical Field Methods and Instrumental Analysis
  • Tectonophysics
  • Electrical & Electromagnetic Methods

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

  • Hydrogeophysics
  • Environmental Geophysics
  • Seismic Interferometry
  • Geoelectrical Imaging
  • Potential fields methods integration
  • Near surface geophysics
  • Geophysical Data Processing


Ema M. Abraham and Owens M. Alile (2019). Modelling Subsurface Geologic Structures at Ikogosi Geothermal Field, Southwestern Nigeria, using Gravity, Magnetics, and Seismic Interferometry Techniques (2019). Journal of Geophysics and Engineering (2019) 16, 729–741. https://academic.oup.com/jge/advance-article-abstract/doi/10.1093/jge/gxz034/5531815.


Ema Abraham, Onyekachi Itumoh, Chibuzo Chukwu, Onwe Rock (2018). Geothermal Energy Reconnaissance of Southeastern Nigeria from Analysis of Aeromagnetic and Gravity Data. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 176: 22 – 36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-018-2028-1


Chukwu, C.G., Udensi, E.E., Abraham, E. M., Ekwe, A.C., Selemo, A.O. (2018). Geothermal Energy Potential from Analysis of Aeromagnetic Data of Part of the Niger-Delta Basin, Southern Nigeria. Energy, 143: 846 – 853. doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2017.11.040


Ema M. Abraham, Daniel A. Mbarah, Ndidiamaka N. Eluwa. (2018). Mapping Geological Structures Controlling Mineralization in Enyigba Area, South Eastern Nigeria, using Magnetic Inversion Technique. International Journal of Mining Science, 4, Issue 3, PP 31-39. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20431/2454-9460.0403004


Onwe Mkpuma Rock, Nwankwo G. I., Ema M. Abraham, Emberga T. T. (2018). A geographic information system (gis) based land suitability analysis and Characterization for industrial siting in abakaliki area, southeastern nigeria. Inter. J. Development Res., 8(5): 20206-20209


Abraham, E. M., Nkitnam, E. E., (2017). Review of geothermal energy research in Nigeria: the geosciences front. Int J. Earth Sci Geophys 2017, 3:015.


Rock, O. M., Omonona, V. O., Abraham, E. M. (2017). Exploring and Reserve Estimation for Industrial Mineral Potential in Parts of Calabar Area (Ewen/Iwuru/Agbangana Axis) Southern Nigeria. J. Geology & Geophysics, 6(6): 317. DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000317

Abraham, E. M., Obande, E. G.,  Mbazor, C., Chibuzo, G. C. and Mkpuma, R. O. (2015). Estimating depth to the bottom of magnetic sources at Wikki Warm Spring region, northeast Nigeria using fractal distribution of sources approach. Turkish Journal of Earth Sci. 24: 1 – 19. DOI: 10.3906/yer-1407-12


Abraham, E. M., Lawal, K. M., Ekwe, A. C., Alile, O., Murana, K. A., Lawal, A. A., 2014. Spectral analysis of aeromagnetic data for geothermal energy investigation of Ikogosi warm spring – Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria. Geothermal Energy 2:6. 1-21. DOI: 10.1186/s40517-014-0006-0


Abraham, E. M., Lawal, K. M., Ekwe, A. C., Alile, O., Murana, K. A., Lawal, A. A., (2014). Reply to discussion on ‘Spectral analysis of aeromagnetic data for geothermal energy investigation of Ikogosi warm spring – Ekiti State, southwestern Nigeria’. Geothermal Energy 2:18. 1-5. DOI https://doi.org/10.1186/s40517-014-0018-9


Alile, O.M., Aigbogun C.O., Enoma, N., Abraham, E. M., Ighodalo, J.E. (2017). 2D and 3D Electrical resistivity tomography (ert) Investigation of mineral deposits in Amahor, Edo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Research Journal of Engineering and Environmental Sciences 2(1): 215-231


Rock Onwe Mkpuma, Nwankwor G. I., Ahiarakwem C. O., Onwe I. M., Ema Michael Abraham, Nwogugu Roland (2016). Flood Vulnerable Area Assessment of Abakaliki Metropolis South-eastern Nigeria.   Inter. J. Engin. Res. & Appl., 6(10): 32 – 41.


Elijah E. Nkitnam, Ema M. Abraham, Ifeanyi Obihan, Joseph O. Osumeje, Bisan Yabuwat, Cyril G. Afuwai, Collins C. C., K. M. Lawal, and Chibuike N. N. (2015).  Schlumberger Resistivity Soundings for Groundwater Exploration: A Case Study of Kajuru Area of Northern Nigerian Basement Complex. Global J. Engineering Sci. & Res. Man., 2(10): 6 – 14.


Owens Monday Alile and Ema Michael Abraham (2015). Three-Dimensional Geoelectrical Imaging of the Subsurface Structure of University of Benin – Edo State Nigeria. Advances in Applied Science Res., 6(11): 85 – 93.


Ikechukwu Ogeze Ukeje, Ema Michael Abraham, Ndukwe Chinyere, (2015). Effects of leadership influence on labour management relations: case study of Ebonyi State University, southeastern Nigeria. Inter. J. Adv. Res. & Tech., 4(7): 44 – 50.


Comfort Ema Michael, Ogbonnaya Uzo Osuoji, Ema Michael Abraham, Owens Monday Alile, Imaobong Udousoro, (2015). Quality of roof harvested rainwater in Akwa Ibom State, southern Nigeria. Inter. J. Sci. & Engr. Res., 6(8): 824 – 833.


Onwe Mkpuma Rock, Nwankwo G. I., Ema Michael Abraham (2015). Groundwater characterization and impacts on health and environment in Abakaliki area and environs, Southeastern Nigeria.  Inter J. Sci. & Engr. Res. 6(3): 2229 – 5518.


Abraham, E. M., Alile, Owens and K. A. Murana, 2014, Structural mapping of Ikogosi Warm Spring area using aeromagnetic derivatives and Euler depth estimates. Inter. J. Res. Nat. Appl. Sci.; 3(2): 15-20


Murana, K. A., Sule, P., Ahmed, A.L, Girigisu, S and Abraham, E. M., 2014, Subsurface Stratification And Aquifer Characterization Of Federal College Of Education (Technical), Gusau using Geoelectric Method. IOSR J. Applied Geology and Geophysics, 2(6): 11-23.


Abraham, E. M., Lawal, K. M. and Akaolisa, C. C. Z., 2012, Magnetic analysis to determine the permeability of a geothermal reservoir: Case study of the Ikogosi Warm Spring area, Ekiti, southwestern Nigeria. Nigerian J. Physics, Vol. 23(1): 121 – 131.


Abraham, E. M., Lawal, K. M. and A. A. Lawal, 2011, Interpretation of aeromagnetic data for geothermal energy investigation of Ikogosi Warm Spring, Ekiti State, South Western Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific Research, 1(2): 103-118.


Abraham, E. M., Lawal, K. M., Ahmed, A. L. and Chii E. C., 2011, Application of analytic signal technique to investigate the geothermal potential of Ikogosi warm spring in Ekiti area, southwestern Nigeria. ADSU Journal of Scientific Research, 1: 9 – 21.


Murana, K. A., Sule, P., Ahmed, A. L., Abraham, E. M. and E. G. Obande, 2011, Subsurface Stratigraphic mapping using geoelectric method and its impact on development in Federal College of Education (Technical), Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria. NAFTA 62 (11-12) 389-395 (2011)


Abraham, E. M., Itumoh, O. (2019). Geothermal Reconnaissance of Southeastern Nigeria from Analysis of Aeromagnetic Data: Trends and Applications in Science and Engineering. In book: Fractional Derivatives with Mittag-Leffler Kernel; On Significant Applications of Geophysical Methods. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01656-2_9


Abraham, Ema, 2012, Interpretation of aeromagnetic data for geothermal energy:  Investigation of Ikogosi Warm Spring, Ekiti State, South Western Nigeria. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. Germany.


Staff Information
Campus Address
Department of Physics/Geology/Geophysics Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike, Ikwo, P. M. B. 1010 Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
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