Assistant Lecturer, Microbiology Department

Ejeagba O. Imo

Ejeagba Okorie Imo

Assistant Lecturer

B.Tech., MSc.



Ejeagba Okorie Imo received his Bachelor of Technology degree, B.Tech (Microbiology), M.Sc. (Environmental Health Biology) and presently, at the final stage of his P.hD program in Environmental Microbiology from the Federal University of Technology Owerri.

He worked as a lecturer in the department of Science Laboratory Technology, Temple Gate Polytechnics, Aba, before joining the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) in 2019. He is an ardent advocate of environmental health and sustainability culture. He holds the United Nations Institute for Training & Research (UNITAR) certificates on Climate Change and Human Health.  Mr Imo has written several published scientific articles in the field of environmental pollution, environmental health and biocorrosion of metals and their inhibition by plant extracts.

In his spare time, he likes to listen to spiritual songs, take a long walk or meditate on the word of God.

Academic Qualifications

  • M.Sc Environmental Health Biology  –  2005
  • B.Tech. Microbiology 2nd Class Honours (Upper Division)   –   1991

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member Nigeria Society for Microbiology
  • Member Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered), MNIM.
  • Member National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)

Course Code & Courses Assigned to Teach:

  • MCB 301 (Bacteriology)
  • MCB 305 (Introductory Virology)
  • Practical Coordinator MCB 201
  • MCB 509 (Distribution of Microbial Ecology)


  • Lecturer, Science Laboratory Technology Department  –  TEMPLE GATE POLYTECHNIC, ABA
  • Manager- Quality Assurance & Distribution, PEMACUZ (NIGERIA) LIMITED, – Affiliate of Friesland Foods WAMCO Nigeria PLC



Research Interest

My research interests centre on interactions between the microbial communities and their geochemical environment, biodeterioration of metallic and non-metallic materials and the use of microorganisms in bioremediation processes.  My recent work focuses on microbial influence corrosion of metals and biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

My research goal is to develop and apply innovations in microbiology and biotechnology in solving problems associated with environmental deterioration brought about by anthropogenic activities.


  1. Imo, E.O. and Chidiebere, A.M. (2019). Fungal influenced corrosion of aluminium in the presence of Acremonium kiliense. International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 7(2), 1-6.
  2. Imo, E.O., Orji, J.C., Nweke, C.O. and Ihejirika, C.E.  (2018). Fungal corrosion of mild steel and the application of Aframomum melegueta biomass extract as a natural source of inhibition. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 8(20) 37-49.
  3. IMO, E.O., Orji, J.C. and Nweke, C.O. (2018a). Influence of Aspergillus fumigatus on the corrosion behaviour of mild steel and aluminium. International Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 6(5), 61-69.
  4. IMO, E.O., Orji, J.C. and Nweke, C.O. (2018b). Corrosion and fungal growth-inhibiting effects of Piper guineense extracts. Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 6(2), 37-41.
  5. Imo, E.O., Ihejirika, C.E., Nweke, C.O. and Adieze, I.E. (2016). Mechanism of microbial corrosion: A review. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical sciences. 6(4), 1173-1178.
  6. Ihejirika, C.E, Nwachukwu, M.I., Njoku –Tony, R.F, Ihejirika O.C, Enwereuzoh, U.O., Imo, E.O., Obenade, M. (2014). Impact of calcium carbide waste dumpsites on soil chemical and microbial characteristics. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 2(6), 124-129.
  7. P.N. Ibegbulam-Njoku, C.C. Chijioke-Osuji and E.O. Imo (2014). Biodegradation of industrial solid wastes. British Microbiology Research Journal. 4(9), 1013-1024.
  8. Ibegbulam-Njoku, P.N, Chijioke-Osuji, C.C. and Imo, E.O. (2013). Physicochemical characteristics and biodegradation of pharmaceutical effluents. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 4(2), 29-38.
  9. Chinedu Emeka Ihejirika, Micheal Ikechukwu Nwachukwu, Linus A Nwaogu, Ihediohanma Emerebeole, Tochukwu Ezechi Ebe and Imo Ejeagba Okorie. (2012). Isolation of hydrocarbon utilizing bacteria for in-situ remediation of oil spill imparted Akwette river Estuary, Eastern Nigeria. Journal of research in conservative biology 1(1), 1-7.
  10. Nwaiwu, M.Y. and Imo, E.O. (1999). Control of foodborne fungi by essential oils from local spices in Nigeria. Acta phytopathological. 34(1-2), 91-97.