Dr Chikwendu Njoku Okereke is a Geophysicist, author and co-author of a geoscience text and several journal publications in geophysics.
He was educated at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. He began his research career at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri before he became a Reader. He teaches several courses in Geophysics, Remote Sensing, Data Processing and Geophysical Instrumentation. He was appointed the Acting Head of Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics in the School of Environmental Sciences on July 1, 2015. He was appointed the acting Head of Department of Science Laboratory Technology in the School of Physical Sciences on July 1, 2018.
Chikwendu has been a member of the Boards of the School of Physical Sciences and School of Environmental Sciences, Departmental Board (Geology) and Departmental Board(Surveying and Geoinformatics). He is also a member of the following professional bodies, namely, Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH) and Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP).