Prof. Emeka Oguzie
|Emeka Oguzie is a Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). He received his 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. He was appointed Young Affiliate of TWAS, the World Academy of Science (2007-2012). He is Fellow of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID).
Prof. Oguzie’s research interests span the areas of Electrochemistry/Electrochemical Technology, Environmental & Occupational Hazards Management. His research group, the Electrochemistry & Materials Science Research Unit, EMRU-FUTO is known worldwide for groundbreaking research in metal corrosion and protection. He has made outstanding pioneering contributions in the development of non-toxic, environmentally friendly anticorrosion additives from biomass extracts. Prof. Oguzie has successfully graduated 23 PhD students, with over 170 publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and some patented research findings.
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), Director, Center for Research & International Development, FUTO (2015-2017), Dean, School of Environmental Sciences at FUTO (2017-2019), Center Leader, Africa Center of Excellence in Future Energies & Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS; 2019 – present) and has recently been appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Development, and Innovation. He 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).
Prof. Oguzie is the founder of the multidisciplinary Electrochemical Energy, Interfaces and Nanotechnology (EMINeNT) Research Consortium, which attracted the World Bank funding for the establishment of the Africa Center of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS) at the Federal University of Technology Owerri. He is married to Dr. Kanayo L. Oguzie and they have two sons, Chiagozie & Chizaram.