Damaris Okafor is a Food Scientist and Technologist and an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Imo State Nigeria.
She had her first degree BSc. Honours degree in Food Science and Technology from Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria and MSc. from Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria in 2003 and 2012 respectively. She has about 3 years of teaching experience in the tertiary Institution. During this period, she supervised more than 7 undergraduate research projects.
She has served as a Project Assistant for Cassava Value Chain Analysis Expert for Kogi State Staple Crop Processing Zone (SCPZ) of Kogi State, Nigeria sponsored by Africa Development Bank (AFDB) in 2013.
She has also served as a member of various committees in the University Community
Academic and Professional Qualification
- BSc. Honours degree in Food Science and Technology, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria, in 2003
- MSc, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, in 2012
Membership of professional bodies
- Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (Member).
- Nutrition Society of Nigeria (Member).
- Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW Formerly TWOWS) (Member FUTO Chapter).
- Financial Secretary and member of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology Owerri zone in 2012- date.
- Member and Chairman Publicity on the Local Organizing Committee of the 39th Annual Conference/ AGM (Owerri 2015) of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST).
- Beverage Technology
- Brewing Science
- Enzymes in Biotechnology
- Food Safety
- Value Chain Addition
- Enzyme Hydrolysis and Molecular Breakdown in Foods
- Food Safety Management
- Food Commodity Value Chain Development
- Exogenous Enzyme Application Technology
- Soy/Legumes Cell Wall Enzymic Degradation Optimization.
- She has more than 3years of teaching experience in the tertiary institution.
- She has supervised more than 7 undergraduate students.