Nathaniel Umukoro

Nathaniel UmukoroIn existographies, Nathaniel Umukoro (1977-) (CR:2) is a Nigerian political scientist, noted for his application of thermodynamics to social conflict management (2003) and to border security, migration, and strategic studies (2016). [4]

Overview
In 2003, Umukoro completed his MS thesis on “Thermodynamics: Application of its Principles to Conflict Diagnosis, Management and Resolution in the Niĝer Delta of Nigeria” (see: human thermodynamics dissertations).

In 2016, Umukoro, in his “Thermodynamics: Application of its Principles to the Effects of Cross-Border Migration and Boko Haram Crisis on Security Challenges in Africa”, citing the socio-thermodynamics theories of Ingo Muller, among others, attempted to look at the "Boko Haram" problem, e.g. talked about by Ayaan Ali, in terms of thermodynamics, via the key terms: heat transfer, thermal equilibrium, exothermic reaction, and entropy, wherein he digresses on concepts such as "conflict energy", "conflict temperature", and "conflict explosion". [2]

Education
Umukoro completed a BS in local government management, in c.2001, at University of Benin, Nigeria; an MS, in 2003, with a dissertation on “Thermodynamics: Application of its Principles to Conflict Diagnosis, Management and Resolution in the Niĝer Delta of Nigeria”, in the in humanitarian and refugee studies department of University of Ibadan, Nigeria; an MA in 2010 with a dissertation on “Environmental Scarcity and Violent Conflicts in the Niĝer Delta”, and a PhD in 2015 with a thesis on “Regime Type, Human Rights Violations and Conflict Escalation in Nigeria’s Niĝer Delta”, the latter two both at the in the Peace and Conflict Studies Department at University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Umukoro, in 2016, was associated with the Department of Political Science of Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. In 2019, Umukoro was the senior lecturer and head of the political science department at Edo University, Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria. [2]

Quotes | By
The following are quotes by Umukoro:

Ingo Muller introduced the concept of “socio-thermodynamics” which focuses on the study of racial divisions and separations in society, which can be understood from a phase-diagram perspective (Müller, 2002). Rees and Wackernagel (1996) also used the principles of thermodynamics to explain why cities cannot be sustainable. Similarly, Peon-Escalante and colleagues (2007) used the entropy conception thermodynamics to study organization development and change. Garcia-Gonzalez (2011) also used the principles of thermodynamics to study how problems created by the economic system in industrialized countries can be confronted. The successful application of the principles of thermodynamics in the social sciences made Jitao Wang (2009) conclude that ‘achievement of thermodynamics has influence not only on natural sciences, but also on social sciences and philosophy’.”
— Nathaniel Umukoro (2016), “Thermodynamics: Application of its Principles to the Effects of Cross-Border Migration and Boko Haram Crisis on Security Challenges in Africa” [3]

References
1. Umukoro, Nathaniel. (2016). “Thermodynamics: Application of its Principles to the Effects of Cross-Border Migration and Boko Haram Crisis on Security Challenges in Africa” (pdf) (abs), Journal of Applied Security Research, 11(1):44-60.
2. Nathaniel Umukoro (cv) – Academia.edu.
3. (a) Umukoro, Nathaniel. (2016). “Thermodynamics: Application of its Principles to the Effects of Cross-Border Migration and Boko Haram Crisis on Security Challenges in Africa” (pdf) (abs), Journal of Applied Security Research, 11(1):44-60.
(b) Muller, Ingo. (2002). “Socio-thermodynamics: Integration and Segregation in a Population”, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 14:384-404.
(c) Rees, William. and Wackernagel, Mathis. (1996). Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth (thermodynamics, 5+ pgs). New Society Publishers.
(d) Peon-Escalante, Ignacio, Tejeida, R, & Badillo-Pina, Isais (2007). “Entropy and Emergence in Organizations Under a Turbulent Environment” (pdf), 51st Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Systems Sciences (TOC). Tokyo, Japan, Aug 5-10.
(e) Garcia-Gonzalez, J. (2011). “Degrowth and Sustainability Analyzed from the Perspective of Thermodynamics of Irreversible Processes.” Journal of US-China Public Administration, 8(12), 1425–1436.
(f) Wang, Jitao. (2009). “Modern thermodynamics: New Concepts based on the Second Law of thermodynamics” (Ѻ), Progress in Natural Science, 19(1), 125–135.
4. Nathaniel Umukoro (existography) (Apr 2019) – Hmolpedia attachment.

External links
Nathaniel Umukoro (faculty) – Edo University Iyamho.

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