Dr. Samuel Chidi Iwuji

Samuel Chidi Iwuji           PhD.,

FCBN, M.Sc. B.Sc., Human Physiology,

M.Sc., Pharmacology; HND, D.PH. E.H.O.

samueliwuji@futo.edu.ng

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  • Academic Staff

    Professor
    Prof. G. C. Okoye

    Reader
    Dr. G. I. N. Ndubuka
    Dr. C. G. Osuagwu
    Dr. P. C. Njoku
    Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi M. Igboh
    Dr. C. E. Orji

    Senior Lecturer
    Dr. S. C. Iwuji    Ag.HOD
    Dr. J. Daniel
    Engr. (Dr.) M. S.  Nwakaudu
    Dr. C. K. Enenebeaku
    Dr. C. S. Alisi

    Lecturer I
    Dr. K. I. Nkumah–Udah
    Dr. (Sr.) T. Anele
    Engr. T. O. Azeez

    Lecturer II
    Engr. (Dr.) N. C. Iheaturu
    Engr. K. O. Ejeta
    Dr. I. C. Iwu
    Engr. Okozi Samuel

    Assistant Lecturer
    Mr. S. Uzoechi
    Ms. A. Banigo
    Mr. W.C. Okafor
    Ms. C. C. Okey- Mbata

    Graduate Assistant
    Mr. E. C. Nwosu

  • Technical Staff

    ♣  Mr. C. Onyekokwu, (Senior Laboratory Instrumentation Technologist)
    ♣  Mr. M. O. Mbah,  (Principal Medical Instrumentation)
    ♣  Mr. R. Nwacha, (Laboratory Technologist)
    ♣  Mrs. J. C. N. Chinaeke, (Technologist I)
    ♣  Mrs. A. Imoh, (Laboratory Assistant Technologist)

Dr Sam Iwuji is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). He studied biomedical sciences with PhD, M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees from University of Port Harcourt and University of Lagos, Nigeria. He majors in Physiology and Pharmacology. He also had final professional diplomas in Public Health, Science Laboratory Technology, Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Health. He is a Fellow of the College of Biomedical Engineering of Nigeria (FCBN) and Council Member, Nigerian Institute of Biomedical Engineering (NIBE).

His main research interest is to explain the functional characteristics and mechanisms of the human systems and the Pharmacodynamics of phytochemicals or environmental pollutants. His works tackle some Sub-Saharan Africa health problems associated with ignorance, environmental pollution and changing lifestyles. He works are useful in diabetes, drug, environmental and infectious diseases management.

Sam had published 4 relevant books and over 30 papers in renowned journals with several conference papers/ abstracts. He is also a journal papers reviewer.

Dr. Iwuji is a former National General Secretary of the National Association of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (NABET); an Associate of Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) and Nigerian Institute for Science Technology (NIST); an Environmental Health Officer. He is also a member of the Physiological Society of Nigeria (PSN) with some International affiliations.

He has served on several committees in the University and is holding the position of Acting Head of Department since 2016.

Dr. Iwuji has been a resource person for National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN); College of Biomedical Engineering and Technology of Nigeria (CBET); Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON) Abuja; FUTO Centre for Continuing Education (CCE), etc.

His flair in writing, research and farming (especially aquaculture) is now enterprising.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc., 2001, Human Physiology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  • M.Sc., 2003, Pharmacology, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
  • M.Sc., 2010, Human Physiology, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Area of Specialization

Dr. Iwuji is currently a Senior Lecturer and Acting Head in the Department of Biomedical Technology (BMT). He coordinated the postgraduate programme of BMT till 2016 when he was appointed to head the current Department of Human and Applied Physiology in School of Basic Medical Science (SBMS). He was the first BMT Examination/ Timetable Officer/Staff Adviser for about six years. He was a former Coordinator BMT Continuing Education programme and for School of Health Technology (SOHT) Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme.
He teaches/coordinates physiological and pharmacological courses since 2004. He has supervised more than thirty students’ projects; including M.Sc. works. He has been very active in academic curricula development of programmes in SOHT and SBMS

Honours

  • Award of Excellence by Nigerian Institute for Biomedical Engineering (NIBE) Students, FUTO, on November 18, 2009.

Membership of professional bodies

He is a Biomedical Scientist and Fellow of the College of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (CBET). He is also a consultant in Environmental Health and Safety, licensed by the Environmental Health Officers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON). He was the first Environmental Health Officer (EHO) / Field Supervisor (Temporary) in Imo State Environmental Protection Agency, Owerri from 1993 – 1995 before leaving for further education.   

Publications

  • (i)Ofuya, Z.M. and Iwuji, S.C. (2002). The Growth Pattern of Infants (0-12 Months) In a Rural area of River State, Nigeria. J. Appl. Sci. Environ. Mgt. 6 (1) 87-90.

  • (i)S.C. Iwuji, K. I. Nkuma-Udah, G.O. Adeoye, N.G. Iwuji, G. C. Iwueke and I. M. Siminialayi (2010). Insecticidal Efficacy of Lambda-cyhalothrin, Cyfluthrin, Citrus Sp. Peel oil And Platostoma Sp. Leaf Extract on Anopheles Mosquitoes. Intl. J. Nat. & Appl. Sc.6 (3): 317-320.


  • (i)Iwuji, S.C., Ekeh, N.G., Agbaje, E.O. and Siminialayi, I. M. (2009). Hepatic Safety of Enantia chlorantha used as Antimalarial: An Animal Study. Afr. J. Med. Phy. Biomed. Engr. & Sc. 1, 71 – 74.


  • (i)Iwuji, S. C., Nwafor, A., Adienbo, O. M., Egwurugwu, J., Iwuji, N.G. and Oodo, O.M. (2010). Hypoglycaemic Potential of Aqueous Leaf Extract of Vernonia amygdalina: An animal study. Afr. J. Med. Phy., Biomed. Eng. & Sc. 2: 9 – 13.


  • (i)Iwuji, S. C., Nkuma-Udah, K.I., Onwuchekwa, A. I., Onuoha, C. K., Osuji, H.A. and Okoye, G. C. (2010). Design of a Digital cardiotachometer. Afr. J. Med. Phy. Biomed. Engr. & Sc.2: 134-137.


  • (i)Adienbo, O.M, Nwafor, A. and Iwuji, S. (2011). Effects Of Aqueous Fruit Extract Of Xylopia Aethiopica On Reproductive Hormones In Male Guinea Pigs. Global J. Pure & Appl. Sc. 17. (2): 137-139.


  • (i)J. N. Egwurugwu, N. N. Obaji, C. S.Ufearo, O. J. Olorunfemi, O. M. Adienbo, R. C. Uchefuna, S.C. Iwuji, B. Chinko, And E. Akpan (2009). The Effects Of Crude Extracts Of Pterocarpus Soyauxii On The Hematology Of Albino Wistar Rats. Intl J. Nat. & Appl. Sc. 5 (4): 361-364.


  • (n)Iwuji, S.C., Ekeh, N.G and Agbaje, E.O. (2007). Haematological Effects of Antimalarial Enantia chlorantha Using Animal Model. J. Med. Res. Tech. 4. (2).


  • (n)Ekeh, N.G., Adeoye, G.O. and Iwuji, S.C. (2008). The insecticidal effectiveness of pyrethroids and orange peels for malaria vector control. J. Med. Res. Tech. 5 (1): 3-8.


  • (so)J.N. Egwurugwu, A. Nwafor, C.P.R.Chike, C.S. Ufearo, R.C. Uchefuna, S.C. Iwuji, J.E. Okwara and E.A.Alagwu (2011). The relationship between body mass index, semen and sex hormones in adult males. Nig. J. Physiol. Sc. 26 (1): 29-34.


  • (sc)Iwuji, S.C., Adeoye, G.O., Iwuji, N.G., Lamina, S., Opara, K.N. and Iwueke, G.C. (2010). Comparison of the Knockdown Effects of Citrus sp. And Platostoma sp. Extracts For Safer Malarial Vector Control. J. Health Sc. & Tech. 1: 17-22.


  • (sc)Azeez, T.O., Lamina, S and Iwuji, S.C. (2010). Correlation of cardio-respiratory fitness and gait parameters of young undergraduate subjects. J. Health Sc. & Tech.1: 140-146.

Research archive

  • Environmental and Systems Physiology
  • Safety and Ethnopharmacology
  • Environmental and Physiological Impact Assessments

Working Experience

  • Departmental Examination Officer, 2005
  • Departmental Time Table Officer, 2005
  • Member, academic programmes development committees
  • Member, undergraduate and postgraduate studies committees
  • Staff Adviser to Students’ Bodies in the Department, 2005
  • Member and State Coordinator, Nigerian Institute for Biomedical Engineering (NIBE), affiliated to International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering (IFMBE).
  • Resource person, Centre for Continuing Education, FUTO.
  • Resource person/consultant, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria (EHORECON).
  • Resource person, NIBE professional courses.
  • Guest lecturer, School of Nursing, Mbano Imo State.
 
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