Chinyere Ada Madu joined the services of the Federal University of TechnologyOwerri, Nigeria (FUTO) in 1998 as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Physics and rose to the rank of Professor in 2016. She has a PhD in Physics from FUTO. Her area of specialization is in Theoretical Solid State Physics while her primary research interests are in Electronic Structure Calculations and Renewable Energy.
She was a member of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Research Group (RAERG) that got the World Step-B research grant for Renewable Energy based research in FUTO. She is also a member of the multidisciplinary Electrochemical Energy, Interfaces and Nanotechnology (EMINeNT) Research group that midwifed the World Bank-funded Africa Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems ACE-FUELS. She is a fellow of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Society of Nigeria.
Prof Madu has been a member of the University Senate from 2011 till date. She has at various times served the University as Deputy Director, Centre for Continuing Education(2011 – 2012); Acting Director, Centre for Continuing Education (2012 -2014); Acting Director, Institute for Women , Gender and Development Studies (2016-2017) and currently as the Head, Department of Physics (2017 – Date) and Deputy Centre Leader, ACE-FUELS (2019-Date).
She has published widely in both local and international journals and has attended many local and international conferences and workshops.
Chinyere is a devout Christian and is married to Engr Greg Madu and the marriage is blessed with six children.