BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY

INTRODUCTION
Man is often regarded as a living machine performing according to the grand design of nature, following physical principles and is amenable to various analytical considerations – a good number of which require engineering principles and practice. It is therefore pragmatic for professionals in engineering and medicine to cooperate in the emerging and potentially lucrative and exciting field of biomedical technology.

Usually ‘biomedical’ implies a greater emphasis on problems related to human health and diseases. Biomedical Technology (BMT), a synergy of Biotechnology and Medical Technology, involves the applications of biological and medical engineering in solving problems related to man. BMT is concerned with the theory, design and production of biomedical systems, components and devices used in the basic levels of health care, viz. Preventive, Therapeutic and Rehabilitative. Therefore, Biomedical Technology involves the application of science, engineering and technological principles to the area of biological or living systems related to health and diseases.

Biomedical Technology is the modern application of biomedical engineering which involves the design, analysis and synthesis of healthy human systems or its components in health care and promotion. The Design component is the general planning of a system; Analysis is the study of a system by examining its parts and their relationship; while Synthesis is the combination of separate things or subsystems to form a system or complete whole. It is based on the understanding of pure sciences like mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology with medicine.

Biomedical Engineering and Technology, which is the focus of our Departmental programme, is the melting pot of all engineering disciplines applicable to biology and medicine. Our programme is mainly concerned with the synthesis of appropriately relevant aspects of all engineering disciplines in tackling preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative challenges in Medicine. For instance, the students are trained on how to basically employ the principles and practice of Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Nuclear and Mechanotronics Engineering in the scientific study and resolution of medical problems.

For instance, Clinical Engineering, a specialty in Biomedical Technology, involves scientific measurements, developments of devices and interaction with relevant aspects of clinical practice. A graduate of Clinical Engineering and Technology naturally becomes an interface between the various medical equipments and the patient under the management and supervision of the Clinician.

The functional activities of our graduates of Biomedical Engineering and Technology include medical device design, fabrication and testing; prosthetics fabrication; ergonomics and human factors monitoring; physiological functions monitoring; home health care technology development; biomedical informatics; functional imaging and tomography; biomaterial, including drug development with biocompatibility; artificial tissue and organ fabrication; cell and biomolecule-based sensors and therapeutics; gene therapy development; biomedical microsystems and management.

Despite the diversity of Biomedical Engineering and Technology, its scope is changing rapidly with advances in Biology, Medicine and Technology. Meanwhile, our pioneering Nigeria’s degree programme is primarily concerned with health care equipment maintenance, installation, testing, research and development for optimal health care delivery. It is inculcates the fundamentals of physico-chemical interactions of life with a view to solve varied health problems through biomedical research and engineering.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME
The programme is designed for the training of students on how to efficiently synergize the basic knowledge of biology and medicine with those of physical sciences and engineering in order to design, fabricate, maintain and repair biomedical devices and also improve local technologies in healthcare and promotion through biomedical research and development. The graduates are equipped to function as professionals and entrepreneurs.

AIM AND OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The aim of the B. Tech. programme in Biomedical Technology is to produce graduates equipped with fundamental knowledge of relevant sciences, medicine and engineering principles and skills in order to carry out basic design, fabrication and management of biomedical devices and solve technological problems in medicine, healthcare and safety through their professional service, entrepreneurialship, research and development.
The Objectives of the Programme include:
1.    To train students in the relevant fundamental areas of the biological, medical, physical, and engineering sciences in addition to the applications of  biomaterials, biomedical safety, clinical and rehabilitation engineering and technologies in order to design, manufacture, test and maintain biomedical devices or materials for overall healthcare delivery.
2.    To inculcate in undergraduate students the basic sound knowledge on theory, design and production of biomedical systems, components, drugs or devices used in health management and rehabilitation.
3.    To produce graduates with sufficient basic training and skills to complement other professionals in the broad field of biomedical services and engineering technology. 
4.    To equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills required for biomedical research and indigenous technological development.
5.    To produce graduates who are versatile to work in all biomedical establishments and have the prerequisite entrepreneurial skills and in-training work experience to be self – employed.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
The prerequisites for admission into the five (5)-year B. Tech. degree programme in Biomedical Technology are as follows:

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Entry Requirements
In addition to the departmentally approved minimum cut-off score in UTME (with combination subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English only), the candidate must have WAEC WASC or SSCE or NECO results with at least credit passes in five (5) relevant subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English, at not more than two (2) sittings in the West African School Certificate or in the Senior Secondary Certificate or National Examination Council examinations.

Direct Entry Requirements:
a.    Joint University Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) requirements as approved by FUTO.
b.    Advanced General Certificate of Examination (A’ Level) with HSC/GCE/A/Level credit passes in two relevant subjects, with SC/GCE O/Level Credit passes in Mathematics and three other subjects listed above in not more than two sittings
c.    First degrees with at least second class lower division in medical science or engineering are eligible for admission as determined by the University Senate.
d.    Holders of the accredited Ordinary National Diploma (OND) certificate at Upper Credit level pass are eligible for admission into the 2nd year (200level) programme of the Department.
e.    Holders of accredited Higher National Diploma (HND) (electrical and electronics engineering, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering) at Upper Credit level pass are eligible for admission into the 3rd year (300 level) programme of the Department, provided in addition to fulfilling the requirements above
In addition to fulfilling the requirements stated above, the candidates must hold five relevant credit passes in O’ level subjects, including Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English, at not more than two sittings; and met with prevailing JAMB Direct entry requirements.

Inter-University Transfer
Applicants should possess a minimum of CGPA of 3.5 on 5-point scale in Biomedical Engineering or Technology from reputable Universities.

N.B: All candidates before any admission must satisfy all the conditions as approved by the National Universities Commission or Senate of the University.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES OF THE GRADUATES
The graduates of this programme will reasonably fill in the gaps existing in all biomedical technology establishments and markets, even as self employed. Career opportunities exist in the following options of biomedical technology:
1.    Biomedical Instrumentation Technology
2.    Clinical Engineering
3.    Biomedical Informatics Technology
4.    Biomedical Rehabilitation Technology
5.    Biopharmaceutical Technology
6.    Genetic Engineering
7.    Tissue Engineering
8.    Biomedical Technology Education and Research
9.    Biomedical Equipment Marketing and Installations
10.    Biomedical Equipment Maintenance and Repair
11.    Biomedical Equipment Management

BRIEF HISTORY OF BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME
In line with FUTO mandate in health care, the programme curriculum for Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Technology was developed by a team of experts drawn from the School of Health Technology; School of Engineering and Engineering Technology; School of Science; Nigerian Institute of Biomedical Engineering and other stakeholders.

FUTO pioneered the Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.) degree programme in Biomedical Technology in Nigeria, perhaps in sub-Saharan Africa with Physiotherapeutic Technology in 2003/2004. The programme was changed to Physiokinetics and Biomedical Technology in 2007/2008; and to the current Biomedical Technology in 2009/2010, as enthusiastically recommended by the National Universities Commission following an accreditation exercise.  

The Department had her first batch of relevant academic staff in 2005 with a Medical Biochemist, Dr. C.G. Osuagwu as the pioneer Ag. Head of Department; and Dr. S.C. Iwuji as the first Examination/ Time Table Officer for about 6 years. Professor G.C. Okoye, a visiting Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Bioengineering from University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, took over the headship of the Department from 2008 to 2010 session. Dr C.G. Osuagwu held the position again in 2011 before leaving for his sabbatical leave. Dr. G.I.N. Ndubuka, a Senior Pathologist headed the Department till August, 2017. The 4th Ag Head of Department, Dr. S.C. Iwuji, a Physio-pharmacologist, was appointed by the 7th substantive Vice Chancellor, Prof F.C. Eze in July 2017.

Some graduates of the Department are undergoing higher degree programmes (M.Sc. and Ph.D) in renowned Universities within and outside the country. Most of the graduates are employed in the health care sector because of dearth of Biomedical Engineering Technologists. Some are gainfully employed as Research / Training Officers or Marketing Reps of biomedical equipment manufacturing and/ installation companies. Others are into allied private enterprises.

HUMAN RESOURCES
The list below contains experts specially involved in the peculiar training of students of the programme. The students also take courses from all relevant schools and units of the University viz. Biological Science, Physical Science, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health Technology, Basic Medical Science, General Studies, Entrepreneurial and SIWES. Hence, a lot of human and material resources are involved in biomedical engineering technology.

Name                    Qualification                    Rank                    Field of specialization
Prof. G. C. Okoye    MB.BS, M.Sc., Ph.D    Professor    Bioengineering and Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr. G. I. N. Ndubuka    M.Sc., Ph.D    Reader    Pathology, Bioinstrumentation &Tissue Engineering
Dr. C. G. Osuagwu    M.Sc., Ph.D    Reader    Medical Biochemistry
Dr. P. C. Njoku    M.Sc., Ph.D    Reader    Electronics and Biomedical Engineering
Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi M. Igboh    M.Sc., Ph.D    Reader    Chemistry and Chemical Pathology
Dr. C. E. Orji     M.Sc., Ph.D    Reader     Medical Physics
Dr. S.C. Iwuji    M.Sc., Ph.D    Senior Lecturer & Ag.HOD    Physiology and Safety Pharmacology
Dr. J. Daniel    M.Sc., Ph.D    Senior Lecturer    Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation medicine
Engr. (Dr. M. S.)  Nwakaudu.     M.Sc., Ph.D    Senior Lecturer    Chemical & Polymer Engineering
Dr. C. K. Enenebeaku    M.Sc., Ph.D    Senior Lecturer    Chemistry
Dr. C. S. Alisi    M.Sc., Ph.D    Senior Lecturer    Medical Biochemistry
Dr. K. I. Nkumah – Udah    B. Eng., MB.BS, M.Sc. Ph.D in view    Lecturer I    Biomedical Electronics and Instrumentation, Bioinformatics
Dr. (Sr.) T. Anele    MB.BS    Lecturer I    Medical Imaging and Biosafety
Engr. T. O. Azeez    B. Tech, M.Eng.,
Ph.D in view    Lecturer I    Biomaterials, Chemical Engineering and Biomechanics
Engr. (Dr.) N. C. Iheaturu    B. Eng. M.Sc., Ph.D    Lecturer II    Biomaterial and Polymer Engineering
Engr. K. O. Ejeta    B.Sc., M. Eng., Ph.D in view    Lecturer II    Chemical Engineering and Biomaterials
Dr. I. C. Iwu    M.Sc., Ph.D    Lecturer I    Organic Chemistry
Engr. Okozi Samuel    B.Sc., M.Sc.,
Ph.D in view    Lecturer II    Electrical and Electronics
Mr. S. Uzoechi    B. Tech, M.Sc., Ph.D in view    Assistant Lecturer    Tissue Engineering
Ms. A. Banigo    B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D in view    Assistant Lecturer    Clinical Engineering
Mr. W.C.    Okafor    B. Sc., M. Sc., Ph.D in view    Assistant Lecturer    Tissue Engineering
Ms. C.C. Okey- Mbata     B. Sc., M. Sc., Ph.D in view    Assistant Lecturer    Biomedical Engineering
Mr. E. C. Nwosu    B. Tech, M.Sc. Ph.D in view    Graduate Assistant     Bioengineering

Technical Staff

Name                                       Rank
Mr. C. Onyekokwu, B.Sc.         Senior Laboratory Instrumentation Technologist
Mr. M.O. Mbah, FCBN            Principal Medical Instrumentation
Mr. R. Nwacha, B.MLS            Laboratory Technologist
Mrs. J. C. N. Chinaeke             Technologist I
Mrs. A. Imoh                              Laboratory Assistant Technologist.









100 Level

1st Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE I BIO 101/103
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I CHM 101
WORKSHOP PRACTICE I ENG 101
ENGINEERING DRAWING ENG 103
INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH FRN 101
USE OF ENGLISH I GST 101
INTRODUCTION TO IGBO GRAMMAR IGB 101
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I MTH 101
GENERAL PHYSICS I PHY 101
2nd Semester
Course Code Unit
BIOLOGY FOR AGRICULTURE AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE II BIO 102/104
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II CHM 102
ENGINEERING DRAWING II ENG 104
FRENCH LANGUAGE II FRN 102
SOCIAL SCIENCE I GST 108
SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY GST 110
IGBO LANGUAGE II IGB 102
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II MTH 102
GENERAL PHYSICS II PHY 102

200 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

300 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

400 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

500 Level

1st Semester
2nd Semester

Dr. Ndubuka Gideon Ihebuzo Nnanta

Reader

Contact Information
gideon.ndubuka@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Thirty-three years in four Universities in Nigeria. Participate in professional activities involving training, teaching and delivering of papers at conferences and training programmes of all the professional bodies mentioned

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D in Dermatopathology; Diploma in Tissue Engineering
  • Member, Council of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Member, International federation for medical and Biological Engineering
  • Fellow, College of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
  • Member, African Union for Biomedical Engineering and Science.

Publications

Published in international and national journals having not less than 35 papers by this year.

Research archive

  1. Female Disease, particularly of the breast and skin
  2. Tissue Engineering of Internal organs and Chondrocytes.
  3. Clinical Engineering – involving Radio pathology

Dr. Iwuji Samuel Chidi

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information
samueliwuji@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Dr. S.C. Iwuji was the pioneer Acting Head, Department of Human and Applied Physiology in School of Basic Medical Science (SBMS) and before heading the Department of Biomedical Technology.
He studied basic medical sciences at the University of Port Harcourt and University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he obtained B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Physiology and Pharmacology. He had some relevant professional training in Public Health, Science Lab. Tech., Environmental Health, Biomedical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the College of Biomedical Engineering and Technology of Nigeria (FCBN) and the National Secretary of Association of Biomedical Engineers and Technologists of Nigeria. He is an affiliate Member International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering; African Union for Biomedical Engineering and Science and The Physiological Society.
He played pioneering roles in the development of School of Health Technology and School of Basic Medical Science as a Head of Department, a Coordinator and as a Member of most Committees in the Schools. He presented the 11th SOHT FUTO Lecture Series and later chaired the Lecture Series Committee till 2016/2017.
He has over 33 relevant publications. He a community leader and holds positions in many organizations.

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 post graduate 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/ Time table 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 Lambdacyhalothrin, 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). Insecticidal effectiveness of pyrethroids and orange peels for malarial 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 Knock down 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.

Engr. Dr. Azeez Oladimeji Taofik

Lecturer I

Contact Information
azeez.taofik@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Microbial Production of Glycol from Cheese Whey Using Klebsiella spp with the application of chemical reaction engineering and optimization using response surface methodology.
Development of a Model for Predicting Diffusivity of PAHS during Biodegradation in a Saturated Porous Medium by the application of chemical reaction engineering principles and Fick’s first law.
Exercise and pregnancy, and cardiorespiratory fitness research with the application on human Biomechanics.
The use of natural fillers and fibers for the reinforcement of polymer matrices with the study of mechanical properties of the composites for sustainable development and quality improvement.
In-vitro analysis of medicinal potential of plant extracts on microbes causes infectious disease.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • Ph.D. (Chemical Eng), NnamdiAzikwe University            2017
  • M. Eng. (Chemical Eng), University of Benin            2008   
  • B. Tech. (Hon) (Chemical Eng), Ladoke Akintola Univ. of Tech,      2001
  • General Health, Safety and Environment Course             2014
  • HSE Competence Development Training            2014

Honours

  • Oyo State Post Graduate Scholarship Award (2007-3008)

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Institution of Chemical Engineering (MIChemE) “99887377”       
  • Member, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS)
  • Member, Dental Informatics Online Community    (DIOC)       
  • Member, Information Resources Centre    (IRC)                       
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)“22769”                   
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (MNSChE)               
  • Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) R. 19,523

Publications

  • Owabor C. N., Agarry S. E. and Azeez T. O. (2010). Development of a Transport Model for the Microbial Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Saturated Porous Medium. Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics (J of NAMP). Vol. 16, pp.317-324. (AJOL )
  • Azeez T. O., Lamina S. and Iwuji S.C. (2010). Correlates of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Gait Parameters in Young Undergraduate Subjects. SOHT Journal of Health Sciences and Technology. Vol.1, pp. 140-146. (FUTO, Nigeria).
    Lamina S., Azeez T.O., Subramanian M. and Ayana A. M. (2010).Ergogenic Controversies of Socio-Cultural African Herbs: A review study on Khat (Catha edulis) and Cola nut (Cola spp). SOHT Journal of Health Sciences and Technology. Vol.1, pp. 68-78. (FUTO, Nigeria).
  • Lamina S., Musa D.I., Hanif S., and Azeez T.O. (2010).Exercise and pregnancy: A review study. SOHT Journal of Health Sciences and Technology. Vol. 1, pp. 55-62. (FUTO, Nigeria).
  • Azeez, Taofik Oladimeji (2011). Kinetics of Microbial Production of 2, 3-Butanediol from Cheese Whey Using Klebsiella Pneumonia. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 177-183. (Singapore).
  • Azeez T. Oladimeji, OwaborC. N. and Nwacha R.(2012).Kinetics of degradation of anthracene by the activity of Corynebacteria sp and Pseudomonas putida in contaminated water. International Journal of Chemical Sciences and applications (IJCHSA). Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 314-322. (ICV: 63.88, India).
  • Azeez, Taofik Oladimeji (2012).Biodegradation of pyrene using Corynebacteria sp and Pseudomonas putida in contaminated water. International Journal of Biotechnology Research. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 31-38. (Journal series, India).
  • Azeez, T. O., Olaitan S. A., Atuanya, C. U., Onukwuli, D. O., Akagu, C. C. and Menkiti, M. C. (2013).  Effect of filler weight fraction on the mechanical properties of Bambara groundnut (okpa) husk polyethylene composite. International Journal of Current Research (IJCR). Vol. 5, Issue, 07, pp.1714-1717. ((SJIF: 7.086, ICV: 6.24, QIF: 3.52,  India)
  • Olaitan, S.A., Azeez, T.O., Atuanya, C.U., Onukwuli, O.D., Officha, M.C. and Menkiti M. C. (2013). Effect of mahogany filler on mechanical properties of reinforced polyethylene matrix, Academic Research International (AR int), Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 284-292.(ICV: 63.27, GIF: 0.761, Pakistan).
  • Oladimeji T. Azeez, Kennedy O. Ejeta, Frank O. Ehigiator, and Gerald E. Nwakamma. (2013). Effects of Antioxidants on the Oxidative Stability of Vegetable Oil at Elevated Temperature. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST). Vol. 3, No. 5, pp. 107-115. (ICR IF: 1.36, USA).
  • Azeez, T. O., Onukwuli O. D., Araromi, D. O., Arinkoola, A. O., Salam, K. K., Iwuji, S. C.,  Ejeta, K. O.,  Dawodu, B. F., Ayinde, K. A, Nwacha, R. and Azeez, F. O. (2013). Optimization of Bioremediation of Cheese Whey with the Activity of K. Pneumonia Using Response Surface Methodology. International Journal of Science and Emerging Technology with Latest Trends (IJSETT). Vol.11 Issue 1, pp. 10-21. (ISRA JIF: 1.742, India).
  • Atuanya, C.U., Olaitan, S.A., Azeez, T.O., Akagu, C. C., Onukwuli, O. D. and Menkiti M. C. (2013). Effect of rice husk filler on mechanical properties of polyethylene matrix composite. International Journal of Current Research and Review (IJCRR). Vol. 5, Issue 15, pp. 111-118. (ICV: 71.54, SJIF: 4.016, Scopemed, India).
  • Iwuji C.S.,Nwafor, A., Azeez, T. O., Nwosu, E. C., Nwaokoro, J. C., Egwurugwu, J., Danladi, N. B. (2013). Nutritional and Electrolyte Values of Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Chaya) leaves consumed in Niger Delta, Nigeria. American Journal of PharmTech Research (AJPTR), Vol 3, Issue 6, pp. 1-11.  (IF; 0.9832, G IF: 0.876, IBI IF: 3.59, IFJ: 2.57, India) 
  • Azeez T. O., Arinkoola A.O., Salam K. K. and Nwakaudu M.S. (2014). Diffusivity and Kinetics Model for Biodegradation of PAHs in a Saturated Porous Matrix. Journal of Emerging Treads in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Vol. 5,Issue 1, pp.62- 69. (IF: 3.024,  University of Newcastle, United Kingdom)
  • Azeez T. O., Owabor C. N., Nwakaudu M. S. and Usondu N. F. (2015). Optimization of biodegradation of anthracene by Corynebacterium sp and Pseudomonas putida. International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research (IJESR), Vol. 3, Issue 5, pp. 34 – 47. (SJIF: 5.9, USA).
  • Azeez T. O., Owabor C. N., Nwakaudu M. S. and Opebiyi S. (2015). Proxy model for optimization of biodegradation of pyrene by Corynebacterium sp andPseudomonas putida. International Journal of Current Research and Review, Vol. 7, Issue 22, pp. 29 -37.(ICV: 71.54, SJIF: 4.016, Scopemed, India).
  • Walter P. E., Azeez T. O., Onukwuli O. D. and Atuanya C. U. (2016). Effects of chemical surface modifications on combretum dolichopetalum fiber for sustainable applications. International Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research (IJESR), Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 81 – 96. (SJIF: 6.66, USA).
  • Azeez T. O., Walter P. E., Onukwuli O. D. and Menkiti M. C. (2016). Optimization of chemical treatments of combretum dolichopetalum fiber for sustainable applications. Academic Research International, Vol. 7, (1), pp. 22 – 27. (ICV: 63.27, GIF: 0.761, Pakistan).
  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2016). Effect of chemical agents on morphology, tensile properties and water diffusion behaviour of hibiscus sabdariffa fibers, Chemical and Process Engineering Research, Vol. 42, pp.76 - 83. (ICV; 5.51, USA)
  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2016). Modified food gum (cissus populnea) fibers: Microstructural behaviour, physico – mechanical Properties and kinetics of water absorption. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 11, no. 17, pp. 10656 – 10663. (GIF: 0.765, SJR IF: 0.202, Pakistan, SCOPUS Index)
  • Iwuji S.C., Egenonu C. A., Ndubuka G.I.N., Azeez T. O., Ekezie J., Dozie, I.N.S. and Ohadoma S. C. (2016). Phytochemical constituents and antibacterial activities of aqueous and hydromethanolic leaf extracts of chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius), FUTOJNLS,Vol.2, Issue 1, pp. 195 – 204. (FUTO, Nigeria)
  • Banigo A. T and Azeez T. O. (2016). Effect of magnesium ions on phosphoinositide – 3 – kinase C2βC2 domain. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 1223 – 1228. (SJR IF: 0.135, India)
  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2017). Effect of Chemically Modified Cissus Populnea Fibers on Mechanical, Microstructural and Physical Properties of Cissus populnea/High Density Polyethylene Composites. Engineering Journal, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 25 – 42. (SJR IF: 0.225, SCOPUS Index).
  • Ejeta K. O., Dolor G. A., Ndubuka G. I., Nkuma-Udah K. I., Azeez T. O., Odugwu O. (2017) Impact of Nanotechnology in Nigeria: A Short Survey. International Journal of Biosensors and Bioelectronics.Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 1 - 5. DOI: 10.15406/ijbsbe.2017.02.00035
  • Azeez T. O. and Onukwuli D. O. (2017).Improving the unsaturated polyester matrix through commingled with chemically treated Cissus populnea fibers. Transylvanian Review, Vol. 25, Issue 16, pp. 4137 - 4150. (Thompson Reuter JCR IF: 0.045; SCOPUS Index, Romalia).
  • Banigo A. T and Azeez T. O. (2017). Recombinant Phosphoinositide-3-Kinase C2β C2 Domain Molecules. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research, (Accepted)(SJR IF: 0.135, India).
  • Azeez T. O. and Banigo A. T. (In - press). Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Family: Identification, classification and function in human therapeutic issues – Review. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics. (Singapore).

    Book (Teaching area):
  • Lamina, S., Azeez, T. O. and Okoronkwo, C. (2012). Human Biomechanics: Basics and Applied. FUTO Book Shop Ltd and Tropical Publishers Nigeria, Nigeria.

Research archive

  • Biomechanics
  • Environmental
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Chemical Reaction Kinetics
  • Natural fibers-Polymer Composites
  • Phytomedicine/ Biopharmaconosys

Responsibilities

Teaching:
Biomechanics
Biomaterials
Thermofluid for Health Professionals
Transport Phenomena
Bioprocess Technology
Biopharmaceutical Technology

Working Experience

  • Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2014-Till date).
  • Lecturer I, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2010-2013).
    Assistant Lecturer, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (2009-2010).
  • Science Teacher, Oyo State Post Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission, 2005-2009
  • Production Manager, Anu-Olu Soap Nig. Limited, LAUTECH Area,     2003-2005
  • Premier Pace College, Uromi, Edo State. NYSC (Teaching),        2002-2003
  • Bond Chemical Industries Nig. Limited, Awe, Oyo, Oyo State. (SIWES)     1999-2000.
  • Production of Drugs: Liquid and solid production;
    Quality Assurance of Drugs: Good Manufacturing Practice, Quality Control and
    Inspection. Industrial Training, St. Mary’s Joint Hospital, Amaigbo, Imo State, Nigeria, June – November 2002

Engr. Ejeta Kennedy O

Lecturer I

Contact Information
kennedy.ejeta@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Engineer K. O Ejeta, a Fellow of College of Biomedical Engineering and Technology teaches Students of Biomedical Technology and Health professionals  application of engineering principles to biological system with research interest in Biomedical materials, nanomaterials and Tissue engineering.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc(Hons) 1994, Biochemistry, University of Calabar, Calabar Nigeria.
  • PGD 2005, Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • M.Eng 2007, Chemical Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria

Area of Specialization

He has 10 years experience in industrial research and Lecturer, Dept. of Biomedical Tech., Federal University of  Technology Owerri, from  2009 to–Date.
Taught courses included Bioengineering materials, Genetic and Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Telemetry and Biomedical Devices Design and Manufacturing.

Honours

Recepient of Mobil Scholarship for undergraduate Studies, TETFUND scholarship for PhD

Membership of professional bodies

Member of the NIBE, NSChE, NSE

Publications

1. S.C Uzoechi, K.O. Ejeta, G,COkoye, G.I. Ndubuka, P.U Agbasi and B.I. Nkem (2015). ‘Directing Chondrogenesis of Primary Chondrocytes by Exposure to Glucose concentrations’, J. Biomat.& biomed. Eng. 24: 30 – 42. Available online @ www.scientic .net
2. S.C. Uzoechi, G.C Okoye, K.O. Ejeta, B.I. Nkem and G.I Ndubuka (2014). ‘Effect of Strontium Enhanced Calcium Phosphate Coating on In Vitro Behaviour of Human Mesenchymal stem Cell (hMSC)’, J. Biomat. & biomed. Eng. 21:35-44. Available online @ www. Scientic.net
3. Azeez T,O., Ejeta K.O., Ehigiator F and Nwakamma G.E. (2013). ‘Effects of Antioxiants on the Oxidative Stability of Vegetable Oil at Elevated Temperature’, Int. J ApplSci& Tech. 3(5): 107 – 115.
4. K.O. Ejeta, G.I. Ndubuka, and G Donor (2013).‘Achieving Wider Access to Clean water in Sub-sahara Africa through Technology Utilization’, Int, J. Res. &Adv in Biosci. 3 (1): 5 – 9.
5. IwujiSc, Nwafor A, Egwurugwu J, Ejeta K, and Akpan U (2013). ‘Comparative Characterization of the Phytomedicinal Constituents of Cridocolusaconititfolus Leaf Extract’, American J. pharm. Tech. 3(1):779-784.
6. IwujiSc, Nwafor A, Egwurugwu J., Ejeta K, and Akpan U. (2013). ‘Comparative characterization of the Phytomedicinal Constituents of Cridocolusaconitifolus Leaf Extract’, American J. Pharm. Tech 3(1): 779-784.
7. Azeez T.O., Onukwuli O.D., Ararumi D.O., Salami K.K, Iwuji S.C., Ejeta K.O., Dawodu B.F., Nwacha R and Azeez F.O. (2013). ‘Optimization of Bioremedication of Cheese Whey with the Activities of K. pneumonia using Response Surface Methodology’, Int. J. Sci&Ener Tech. with Latest trends 11(1):10-21.
8. K.O Ejeta, G.A Dolor and I Amadi (2012). ‘Design and Fabrication of An Ultraviolet (UV) radiation Disinfection System for Domestic Water Treatment as a means of improving healthcare in developing Countries’, Int. J. Med. Sci Research

Research archive

  • Biomedical Material Research
  • Nanomaterials Research
  • Tissue Engineering Research

Working Experience

 

  • Quality Assurance Officer 1995
  • Research officer 1996 – 2000
  • Project Officer 2007 -2009

Mr. Okafor chimaobi wilson

Lecturer I

Contact Information
email@example.com

Biography

Mr. Okafor has a B.Sc. Human Anatomy from the University of Port Harcourt and M.Sc. Biomedical Technology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, where he majored in Tissue Engineering. He also obtained other Professional Certifications in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) from the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP-SPDC), and Biomedical Engineering from the Nigerian Institute of Biomedical Engineers (NIBE).
He is a Lecturer in the Department with research interests in Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Engineering, and Rehabilitative Medicine. His several research articles had been published in reputable Journals, while others are in-view.
He is involved in various social activities directed at human capacity development, fostering unity and peace, and health activities directed at health improvement in the environment. Presently, he is the Secretary General of the National Youth Fellowship of the Light Intercessors Charismatic Ministries. He is a sports man and a music lover.

Academic and Professional Qualification

2013        General Health, Safety & Environment Course (Level 1/2)        
2013        HSE Competence Development Course (Level 3)
2013        HSE Training on Practical First Aid Course               
2013        Intensive Professional Course in Foundation Biomedical Engineering II                 College of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (CBET)

Publications

1) Gideon IhebuzoNdubuka,  Wilson ChimaobiOkafor, EkezieJervas, Iwuji Samuel Chidi, OkekeChukwubuikeUdoka, OsuchukwuIkechukwu Williams (2015). Protective Effect of Immature Coconut Water on Hepatocytes against Carbon tetrachloride-induced Liver Damage in Wister Rats. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Vol. 4 Issue 12. ISSN (Online): 2319-7064, http://www.ijsr.netINDEXED.

2) Wilson ChimaobiOkafor, Innocent Edibamode, EkezieJervas, Iwuji Samuel, OkekeChukwubuikeUdoka, Greg Iwuoha, OsuchukwuIkechukwu Williams (2015). Alternative Wound Healing Effects of Coconut Oil Extract Using Wistar Rats. International Journal of Medicine and Health Professional Research, 2(2), 43-50. ISSN: 2394-7403.

3) Okafor CW, Ekezie J, Ndubuka GI, Ezejiofor TIN (2016). Immature Coconut Water: A Renal Protective Agent in Wistar Rats. Int J AnatAppl Physiol. 2(2), 26-31
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4) Wilson ChimaobiOkafor, Ndubuka Gideon Ihebuzo, EkezieJervas, Samuel Iwuji, OkekeChukwubuikeUdoka, Osuchukwu Williams (2016). Effect of Immature Coconut Water on HepatocyteCyto-archiarchitecture Against Carbon Tetrachloride-induced Liver Damage in WistarRats. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) 15(7)60-65.

5) Ndubuka GIN, Ekezie  J, Ngwogu KO, Nkuma-Udah KI ,Okafor W. (2016).TheClinicopathologicCharactersandActivitySurveyofSuddenDeathofInfantsinaDepressedEconomy:South-asternNigeriaExperience.IndianJournalofForensicandCommunityMedicine,July-September2016;3(3):201-208.

6) Ndubuka GIN, Jervas E, NgwoguKO, Okafor WC, Nkuma-Udah KI, IwujiSC, KO Ejeta,CI Kamanu, Ezejiofor TIN, FaithW. The Occurrence of Uterine Benign Disease and their Histomorphologic Characters. J Foren Path 2: 107.

7) Ndubuka GIN, Ekezie J, Okafor WC, Samuel Uzoechi, Iwuji SC, Worgu Faith, Nkuma-Udah KL, Ngwogu KO and Chikezie JN. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology Aided by Skinfold Caliper in the Diagnosis of Lymphoadenopathy in the Tropics 201 7, 2 ( ): 00012 1

PAPERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION
8)Ekezie J, Ndubuka G.I.N, Okafor C.W, Osuchukwu W. Histocyto-architectural changes of Wistar Rat’s Kidney exposed to Young Coconut Water before and after induction with Carbon tetrachloride. Academia Anotomica International.Manuscript number AATI_30_16.

Working Experience

2012-2014         O’neal Incorporation
            Human Resources and Business Development Personnel
2010/201         National Youth Service Corps (NYSC)
            Model High School Zaki-biam, Benue State (NYSC)
        Biology Teacher
2010/2011        Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)                        Residential Officer & Presiding Officer
2010-2011        Atapka School of Health Technology Zaki-biam, Benue State
        Basic Medical Sciences Course Coordinator   
2010-2011         Kunya School of Health Technology Zaki-biam, Benue State
        Basic Medical Sciences Course Coordinator


Ms. Tamunonengiofori Banigo Alma

Assistant Lecturer

Contact Information
alma.banigo@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Ms. Banigo Alma Tamunonengiofori is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Biomedical Technology. She obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree in Plant Science and Biotechnology, major (Plant Biotechnology) from University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and M.Sc. Degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Bedfordshire, UK. Her research areas include Biotechnology, Biomaterials, Tissue engineering, Biodegradable drug delivering polymers and a touch of Bioinformatics.
She is also interested in mentorship, S.T.E.M and gender equality. She is an active member of Nigerian Institute for Biomedical Engineering (NIBE), Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, Biotechnology society and many more. She has served as the secretary of registration committees of the local organizing committees for the 1st and 2nd International Congress on Health Sciences and Technology, SOHT, FUTO and NIBE South East Zone Local Seminar, Owerri. She has publications in both international and national journals. In addition to her academic pursuit, she has voluntarily taught Biology and French in Rotary Club Centre District 9141, Port Harcourt during holiday lessons; acted as a resource person and guest speaker in some issues related to mentorship and gender equality.

Honours

The Department of Life Science Award, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Publications

1.    Banigo A. T. and Azeez T. O. (2016). Effect of Magnesium ions on Phosphoinositide-3-Kinase C2β C2 Domain. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research.8 (8): 1223- 1228.

2.    Azeez T. O. and Banigo A. T. (In press). Phosphoinositide 3-Kinase Family: Identification, classification and function in human therapeutic issues –Review. International Journal of Bioscience, Biochemistry and Bioinformatics.

3.    Azeez, T. O., Onukwuli, D. O., Nwabanne, J. T. and Banigo, A. T. (In press). Cissuspopulneafiber - unsaturated polyester composites: Mechanical properties and interfacial adhesion. Alexandria Engineering Journal.
   
4.    Banigo A. T. and Azeez T. O. Recombinant Phosphoinositide-3-Kinase C2β C2 Domain Molecules. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (Accepted).

5.    Azeez, T. O. and Banigo, A. T. (In press).Therapeutic Effect of Aqueous – Methanolic Extract of Acanthospermumhispidium on Plasmodium falciparum infected albino rats. African Journal of Biomedical Research.

6.    Banigo A. T.,Azeez T. O. and Ezelote J. C. (In press). Girl-Child and Women: Education and Empowerment for Sustainable Development. Journal of Poverty, Investment and Development.

7.    Ezelote, J. C., Adinma, E. D, Banigo, A. T. and Azeez, T. O.Domestic Violence: Health and Social Implication – Review.International Journal of Translational-Medical Research and Public Health(Accepted).

Research archive

  • Use of genetic engineering technique for proper diagnosis of human diseases
  • Development of a digital electronic stethoscope

Working Experience

2015-till date         Assistant Lecturer
Department of Biomedical Engineering, SOHT, FUTO       
2015-till date        2013/2014 Biomedical Technology Students Class Adviser
2015-till date        An Interim Librarian of the Department of Biomedical Technology

HONOURS
2013        The Department of Life Science Award, University of Bedfordshire, UK.