Prof. Victoria Jideani

Prof. Victoria Jideani Professor Victoria Jideani, possesses a BSc. honours degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, Nigeria (1983); MSc. degree (1993) in Food Science from the University of Leeds, Britain; a Diploma in Computer Applications from the Women Technology Centre, Leeds, Britain in 1994 and PhD in Food Microbiology at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, Nigeria (2001). Professor Jideani is the Founder and Leader of the Cereals and Legumes Biopolymers Research for Food Security (CLBRFS) group at CPUT ( Our focus is on value addition to African indigenous climate-smart grains and seeds, a means for Africa achieving food and nutrition security. Victoria has two registered patents and over 70 publications in both international and regional peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and books/book chapters. She is internationally recognized for her research contribution in cereal science, food processing, food product development, optimization and modeling of food processes. She is a professional member of the following professional bodies:

(1) Professional Natural Scientist, South Africa from 2010;
(2) South African Association of Food Technologists (SAAFoST) from 2008;
(3) Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) from 2007;
(4) European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain (ISEKI-Food Association) from 2014;
(5) Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) from 1989.