Professor, Chemistry Department

Prof Emeka E. Oguzie

Prof Emeka Emmanuel Oguzie

Professor

Professor of ElectroChemistry and Materials Research
B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Email: emeka.oguzie@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Emeka Emmanuel Oguzie is a Professor of Chemistry at the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) and leads the multidisciplinary Electrochemistry and Materials Science Research Unit (EMRU: www.emru-futo.com).  He holds a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Pure Chemistry from the University of Nigeria Nsukka, M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology Owerri and PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Calabar. He was a visiting (CAS-TWAS) postdoctoral research fellow (2006-2007) and TWAS-UNESCO Associate (2008-2011) at the State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection, Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang China.

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE: Emeka Oguzie has been a lead lecturer and researcher in FUTO since 2004

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Prof. Oguzie’s research interests span the areas of Electrochemistry/Electrochemical Technology; Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics; Catalysis/Nano-catalysis and also Environmental & occupational hazards management.  His research group; the Electrochemistry & Materials Science Research Unit, EMRU-FUTO (www.emru-futo.com) is known worldwide for groundbreaking research in metal corrosion and protection. He has made outstanding pioneering contributions towards unravelling the mechanism of action of biomass extracts, by means of quantum chemical computations and has over 100 publications in high impact academic journals and his publications have received over 4,000 citations. He has also made several presentations at national and international conferences.  Prof. Oguzie has successfully graduated over 12 PhD students and several MSc students.

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Research Interest
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Prof. Oguzie has held several administrative positions in the University including; Associate Dean, School of Science, FUTO (2008 – 2012); Member, University Senate (2008 – Present); Head, Department of Environmental Technology, FUTO (2013 – 2015).  He is currently The Dean of School of Environmental Sciences, FUTO.

  • Lecturer and Researcher undergraduate courses
  • Lecturer and Research Postgraduate courses
  • Lecturer and Researcher Masters students
  • Lecturer and researcher PhD students

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Electrochemistry and Corrosion
  • Material Characterization
  • Materials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Advanced materials

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