THE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, FUTO

 

Prof. Emeka E. Oguzie<br />Director,<br />Center for Research and International Development

Prof. Emeka E. Oguzie
Director,
Center for Research and International Development

Emeka Emmanuel Oguzie is a Professor of Chemistry at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) and leads the multidisciplinary Electrochemistry and Materials Science Research Unit (EMRU: www.emru-futo.com). He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Pure Chemistry from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Calabar. He was a visiting (CAS-TWAS) postdoctoral research fellow (2006-2007) and TWAS-UNESCO Associate (2008-2011) at the State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang China.

Prof. Oguzie’s research interests span the areas of Electrochemistry/Electrochemical Technology; Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics; Catalysis/Nanocatalysis and also Environmental & occupational hazards management. His research group; the Electrochemistry & Materials Science Research Unit, EMRU-FUTO (www.emru-futo.com) is known worldwide for groundbreaking research in metal corrosion and protection. He has made outstanding pioneering contributions towards unraveling the mechanism of action of biomass extracts, by means of quantum chemical computations and has over 100 publications in high impact academic journals and his publications have received over 4,000 citations. He has also made several presentations at national and international conferences.  Prof. Oguzie has successfully graduated over 12 Ph.D students.

Prof. Oguzie has garnered some experience working in industry, having been engaged as Research Advisor (Health, Safety & Environment) Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (2012 – 2013). He belongs to various professional associations and was a pioneer TWAS Young Affiliate (2007 – 2012).

Prof. Oguzie has held several administrative positions in the University including; Associate Dean, School of Science, FUTO (2008 – 2012); Member, University Senate (2008 – Present); Head, Department of Environmental Technology, FUTO (2013 – 2015). He is currently Director, Center for Research & International Development, FUTO.