Dr Munonye Charles Chetenna

Uli Campus

Dr Munonye Charles Chetenna

Senior Lecturer

Teaching & Research Interest

Thermal comfort, Low carbon building


Dr Munonye is a graduate of architecture from the University of Nigeria (BSc Arch) and Abia State University (MSc Arch). He also holds a diploma in Project Management from the University of Winnipeg, Canada. A registered member of Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON), he is a proficient teacher with experience in private practice and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.

He also holds a Ph.D. (Arch) degree from the University of Salford, the United Kingdom with research interests focused on how occupants interact with their buildings; with a particular interest in thermal comfort in free-running buildings. Dr Munonye is a two-time H.R. Steward Scholarship recipient, 2012 and 2013, from the University of Winnipeg for outstanding academic performance. He has held many leadership positions within and outside the University.

He worked as a Property Assessment Officer with Manitoba Municipal Council and an Electoral Officer with the Manitoba Government, Canada. Dr Munonye is married to Dr (Mrs) Jane Munonye and they are blessed with children.         


  • 1983 : BSc (Arch), University of Nigeria
  • 1990 : MSc (Arch) Abia State University, Uturu, Okigwe
  • 2014 : Diploma (Proj. Mgmt.) University of Winnipeg Canada
  • 2020 : Ph.D (Arch), University of Salford, United Kingdom


  • Evaluating the perception of thermal environment in naturally ventilated schools in a warm and humid climate in Nigeria, Building Serv. Eng. Res. Tech (SAGE) 0(0), pp. 1-21. DOI: 10.1177/0143624420911148.
  • The influence of seasonal variation on comfort temperature in school buildings in the warm and humid climate. Open Access DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1106753 Vol 7.No 9, 1 - 13
  • Influence of environmental facilities on residents’ satisfaction in private housing estates in Enugu, Nigeria, Inter’ Journ’ of Creative Research Thoughts, 8 (6), 1681-1688
  • An Overview of Affordable Low-Cost Housing in Nigeria; a Case for Stabilised Compressed Earth Block (SCEB), International Journal of Innovative Science and Research Technology;5 (6), 1023-1028.
  • Investigating the comfort temperature for school children in a warm and humid climate of Imo State, Nigeria COOU African Journal of Environmental Research, 2(1), pp. 76-89.
  • Adaptive thermal comfort evaluation of typical public primary school classrooms in Imo State, Nigeria, African Journal of Environmental Research, 1(1), pp.11-24.
  • Assessing thermal comfort in relation to building designs: case study of naturally ventilated studio classrooms in a warm and humid climate, Academic Journal of Science, 08 (01), pp. 121-132.
  • Cost Reduction in Housing Delivery in the use of Local Building Materials in Nigeria, International Journal of Arts and Science; Business Management Studies, Vol 03(02): 463 – 472.
  • Rating the components of indoor environmental quality in student’s classrooms in warm and humid climate, Uli Nigeria, African Journal of Environmental Research 1(2) pp. 118-129.
  • Use of Local Building Materials for Construction: An Antidote to Rising Cost of Building Construction in Nigeria. Reiko International Journal of Science and Technology Research, Vol. 8 (2)
  • Thermal Comfort Conditions in Public Primary School Buildings in Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Contemporary Research, Vol.7.No 1. October, 2017.
  • Adaptation as key to Reduced Energy use in Nigerian Classrooms. Africa Social and Educational Journal Vol. 7. No 1.
  • The Role of Architects in National Infrastructural Development: A case for Housing Maintenance. Architects Colloquium, March .2009; Theme: Architecture and the Nigerian Development Agenda 11 at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja.
  • Determining temperature tolerance for children in naturally ventilated classrooms in warm and humid climate of Imo State Nigeria. Accepted for publication by Science and Technology for the Built Environment.
  • Assessing thermal performance in two classroom building types in warm and humid Imo State, Nigeria. Accepted for publication by Nigerian Journal of technological development
  • Determining diurnal variation in comfort temperature in school buildings in the warm and humid climate. Int’ Journal of Pathology and Adaptation.


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