Dr. Cosmas Chinedu Uche

Dr. Cosmas Chinedu Uche

Lecturer II

BSc., MSc., PhD
Email: cosmas.uche@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Uche Cosmas C. (PhD), a TWAS scholar was born in Nigeria and received his B.Tech. and MSc degrees from Environmental Technology Department, Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, under the tutelage of distinguished Professor Leslie F. Petrik of the Environmental and Nano Sciences (ENS) Research group. He is well-focused, committed, zealous, meticulous and passionate about environmental sustainability. His study focuses on environmental/green chemistry and pollution control technologies, with present emphasis on waste valourisation and nanomaterial synthesis for remediation applications. To this end, his interest is to contribute to carrying out long-term environmental and nanoscience related research leading to fundamental discoveries through novel processes. His research findings have been communicated in some scientific events across the globe.

Dr. Uche is a seasoned academic. His exceptional skills made the Department of Science and Technology of South Africa, through the National Research Foundation (NRF) and iThemba Labs to award him a fellowship to participate in an educational programme as part of the South Africa-Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) bilateral agreement at JINR, Dubna, Russia. His exceptional performance and collaborations established during the visit led to a follow-up invitation by JINR team. Consequently, Dr. Uche was awarded an NRF-JINR travel grant in October 2017 for a research visit at the Nanoscience Centre of the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions to work closely with Prof Alexander Naechev, Director of the Unit, in areas of biomaterial electrospinning.

Dr. Uche has served and still serving in various administrative capacities in the University.  He is the Examinations officer of the Department of Environmental Management (2021 till date). He also serving in dual capacity as the ICT coordinator of the School of Environmental Sciences (2022 till date) and the Department of Environmental Management (2022 till date). Dr. Uche is passionate about developing ideas to assist students love for chemistry and Environmental protection by promoting active engagement in the learning process. He was actively involved in developing the 30% core curriculum minimum academic standards (CCMAS) requested by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for upgrade of Universities’ curriculum, for the Department of Environmental Management. In this process, he contributed in incorporating a range of research-based topics to grapple with the modern realities in sustainable studies. Currently, he is a faculty member in the African centre of excellence in future energies and electrochemical systems (ACE-FUELS) (2022 till date) and also the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (CE-sPESS), World Bank centres of excellence domiciled at Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

His brilliance, charisma, inventiveness, humaneness, discipline and sound work and professional ethics have endeared him to many in different spheres of life.

Dr. Uche is a member of various scientific bodies such as Society of Toxicology (SOT), USA; Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK; South Africa Chemical Institute (SACI); Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) among others. He is married with children.