Dr. Chika Crescence Ogueke

B Sc., M Sc., PhD.

Ogueke

Dr. Chika Crescence Ogueke

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E-mail: chikaogueke@futo.edu.ng, chikaogueke@yahoo.com

Phone no: +2348051121556

 


Academic and Professional Qualification

  • BSc., 1990, Microbiology, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
  • MSc., 1997, Industrial Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Ph.D., 2009, Industrial Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Schools Attended with Dates

  1. Santana Primary School Awo Omamma   –  1973 – 1979
  2. Government Secondary School Owerri   –  1979 – 1984
  3. Federal School of Arts and Science Aba  – 1984 – 1985
  4. University of Benin, Benin City  –  1985 – 1989
  5. Federal University of Technology, Owerri  –  1994 – 1997
  6. Federal University of Technology, Owerri  –  2004 – 2009.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology
  • Member, Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology
  • Member, American Society for Microbiology.

Publications

  1. Uzuegbu J. O., Ogueke C. C. and Eke O. S. Microbiological Quality of Frozen Fish in Owerri. Nigerian Food Journal 21: 85-88.
  2. Ogueke C. C and Aririatu L. E. Microbial And Organoleptic Changes Associated with Ugba Stored At Ambient Temperature. Nigerian Food Journal. 22: 133-140.
  3. Nwosu J. N. and Ogueke C. C. 2004. Evaluation of Sachet Water Samples in Owerri Metropolis. Nigerian Food Journal. 22: 164-170.
  4. Ogbulie J. N., Ogueke C. C. and Okorondu, S. 2004. Antibacterial Properties of cordifolia, M. fluvum, U. chamae, B. pinnatum, C. albidum and A. ciliata on  Some Hospital Isolates. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology .18: 249 – 255.
  5. Ogueke, C. C. and Ogbulie, J. N. 2005. Microbiological and Organoleptic changes associated with ‘akpu” stored at ambient temperatures. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Science. 11: 185 – 188.
  6. Ogueke, C. C., Ogbulie, J. N. and Njoku, H. O. 2006. Antimicrobial Properties and Preliminary Phytochemical Analysis of Ethanolic Extracts of Alstonia bonnie. Nigerian Journal of Microbiology. 20(2): 896 – 899.
  7. Ogbulie J. N., Ogueke, C. C. and Nwanebu, F. C. Antibacterial Properties of Uvaria chamae, Congronema latifolium, Garcinia kola, Vernonia amygdalina and Aframomium melegueta. African Journal of Biotechnology. 6(13): 1549 – 1553.
  8. Ogueke, C., Ogbulie, J. N. and Anyanwu, B. N. 2007. The Effects of Ethanolic and Boiling Water Extracts of Rootbarks and leaves of Uvaria chamae on some Hospital Isolates. Journal of American Sciences. 3(3): 68 – 73.
  9. Ogueke, C., Ogbulie, J. N., Okoli, I. C. and Anyanwu, B. N. 2007. Antimicrobial Activities and Toxicological Potentials of Crude Ethanolic extracts of Euphorbia hirta. African Journal of Biotechnology. 6 (13): 1544 – 1548.
  10. Ogueke, C. C. and Nwagwu, A. E. 2007. Comparative Study of Melon Seeds (Citrullus vulgaris) Fermented with Mixed Cultures and Pure Cultures of Bacteria Isolated From Ogiri Egusi. Life Science Journal. 4(4): 41 – 46.
  11. Ogueke, C. 2008. The Effect of Metabolites of Lactobacillus sp. in Fermented Milk on the Growth of hospital Isolates of E. coli. Life Science Journal. 5(1): 90 – 94.
  12. Okoli, C.G., Ihediohanma, N. C. and Ogueke, C.C. 2009. Microbial Quality Assessment of Industrial and Home Made Fast Food Pastries Sold in Owerri Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. 11(2): 67 – 70.
  13. Ogueke, C.C., Nwosu, J.N., Owuamanam, C.I. and Iwouno, J.O. 2010. Ugba The Fermented African Oil Bean Seeds; its Production, Chemical Composition, Preservation, Safety and Health benefits. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 13(10): 489-496.
  14. Ahaotu, N.N., Ogueke, C. C. and Ahaotu, I. 2010. Hydrolytic Enzymes of Moulds Involved in Bread Spoilage. New York Science Journal. 3(11): 27-36.
  15. Ogueke, C. C., Owuamanam, C. I., Ihediohanma, N. C. and Iwouno, J. O. 2010. Probiotics and Prebiotics: Unfolding Prospects for Better Human Health. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 9(9): 833-843.
  16. Ogueke, C. C., Chikwendu, C. I., Iwouno, J. O. and Ogbulie, J. N. 2010. Effect Of Crude Ethanol Extract Of Nauclea Latifolia On Some Clinical Isolates Of Food Importance And Its Toxicological Potentials. New York Science Journal. 3(9): 97-105.
  17. Owuamanam, C. I., Ogueke, C. C., Achinewhu, S. C. and Barmalaa, I. S. 2011. Quality Characteristics of Gari as Affected by Preferment Liquor, Temperature and Duration of Fermentation. American Journal of Food Technology. 6(5): 374-384.
  18. Nwosu, J. N., Ogueke, C. C., Owuamanam, C. I. and Onuegbu, N. 2011. The effect of storage conditions on the proximate and rheological properties of soup thickener Brachystegia Eurycoma (Achi). Report and Opinion. 3 (5): 52 – 58.
  19. Ahaotu, I., Ogueke, C. C., Owuamanam, C. I., Ahaotu, N. N. and Nwosu, J. N. 2011. Protein improvement in gari by the use of pure cultures of microorganisms involved in the natural fermentation process. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. 14 (20): 933 – 938.
  20. Ahaotu, I., Ogueke, C. C., Owuamanam, C. I., Ahaotu, N. N. and Nwosu, J. N. 2011. Use of bacteria that produce linamarase in cassava processing for ‘gari’. Nigerian Food Journal. 29 (2): 49 – 58.
  21. Nwosu, J. N., Ayozie, C., Ogueke, C. C. and Kabuo, N. O. 2012. The effect of storage conditions on the proximate and rheological/functional properties of soup thickeners ‘Ofo’ (Detarium microcarpum). International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development. 15 (1): 878 – 885.
  22. Nwosu, J. N., Owuamanam, C. I., Onuegbu, N., Ogueke, C. C. and Ojukwu, M. 2012. The antinutritional properties of African Yam Bean (Sphenostylis sternocarpa) as affected by chemical treatment. International Journal of Life Sciences. 1 (3): 79 – 86.
  23. Ogueke, C.C., Owuamanam, C.I., Peter-Ikechukwu, A. I. and Ahaotu, I. 2013. Free and attached cells of Bacillus subtilis as starters for production of a soup flavouring (“ogiri egusi”). Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. 9(1): 103 – 110.
  24. Ogueke, C. C., Okoli, A. I., Owuamanam, C. I. and Nwosu, J. N. 2013. Fermentation of melon seeds for “Ogiri egusi” as affected by fermentation variables using Bacillus subtilis. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology. 9(4): 279 – 288.
  25. Ahaotu, I., Ogueke, C. C., Owuamanam, C. I., Ahaotu, N. N. and Nwosu, J. N. 2013. Fermentation of underwatered cassava pulp by linamarase producing microorganisms: effect on the nutritional composition and residual cyanide. American Journal of Food and Nutrition. 3(1): 1 – 8.
  26. Ogueke, C. C., Ehirim, C., Owuamanam, C. I., Ahaotu, I. and Olawuni, A. I. 2013. Quality characteristics and HCN in gari as affected by fermentation variables. International Journal of Life Sciences. 2 (1): 21 – 28.
  27. Ogueke, C. C., Okoli, A. I., Owuamanam,  I.,  Peter – Ikechukwu, A. and Iwouno, J. O. 2013. Production of a soup condiment (ogiri ugu) from fluted pumpkin seeds using Bacillus subtilis. International Journal of Life Sciences. 2 (3): 113 – 120.
  28. Owuamanam, C. Edom, T. A., Ogueke, C. C., Iwouno, J. O. and Olawuni, A. I. 2013. Quality characteristics of some tropical legume flour for steamed paste ( moin moin) production as affected by seed sprouting. Asian Journal of Biological Sciences. 6(8): 347 – 355.
  29. Owuamanam, C. I., Okolue, B., Nwosu, J. N., Ogueke, C. C. and Tobor, R. 2013. Thermal treatment effects on the calcium oxalate and mineral contents of Xanthosoma atrovirens (ede ocha), a cocoyam species. International Journal of Life Sciences. 2 (2): 68 – 73.
  30. Owuamanam, C. I., Iwuoha, C. I., Onuegbu, N. C., Ogueke, C. C. and Nwosu, J. N. 2013. Quality characteristics of processed flours from trifoliate yam (Dioscorea dumetorum) as influenced by steeping and boiling in varying concentrations of trona solution over time. American Journal of Food Technology. 8 (3): 162 – 172.
  31. Nwosu, J. N., Ojukwu, M., Ogueke, C. C., Ahaotu, I. and Owuamanam, C. I. 2013. The antinutritional properties and ease of dehulling on the proximate composition of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) as affected by malting. International Journal of Life Sciences. 2 (2): 60 – 67.
  32. Ogueke, C., Owuamanam, C. I., Peter-Ikechukwu, A. I., Iwouno, J. O. and Ahaotu, N. 2013. Castor seed fermentation using free and attached cells of Bacillus subtilis for production of a soup flavouring. International Journal of Life Sciences. 2 (3): 150 – 155.
  33. Ogueke, C., Owuamanam, C. I. and Ezekiel, J. I. 2014. Assessment of drinking water quality within a university community in Owerri, Nigeria. American Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Research. 1(1): 1 – 6.
  34. Ezejiofor, T. I. N., Enebaku, U. E. and Ogueke, C. 2014. Waste to wealth-value recovery from agro-food processing wastes using biotechnology: a review. British Biotechnology Journal. 4(4): 418 – 481.
  35. Ogueke, C., Owuamanam, C. I., Olawuni, I., Iwouno, J. O. and Peter-Ikechukwu, A. I. 2014. Addition of inulin and manganese chloride increased antibacterial metabolites in yoghurt. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition. 13(1): 12 – 16.
  36. Nwosu, J. N., Udeozor, L. O., Ogueke, C. C., Onuegbu, N., Omeire, G. C. and Egbueri, I. S. 2014. Extraction and utilization of pectin from Purple Star-Apple (Chrysophyllum cainito) and African Star-Apple (Chrysophyllum delevoyi) in jam production. Austin Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. 1 (1): 1 – 6.
  37. Nwosu, J. N., Onuegbu, N. C., Ogueke, C. C., Kabuo, N. O. and Omeire, G. C. 2014. Acceptability of moin-moin produced from blends of African yam bean (Sphenostylis stenocarpa) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata). International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences. 3 (5): 996 – 1004.
  38. Ogueke, C. C., Uwaleke, J., Owuamanam, C. I. and Okolue, B. 2014. Antimicrobial activities of Alstonia boonei stem bark, a Nigerian traditional medicinal plant. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 4(Suppl 2): S957-S962.
  39. Owuamanam, C. I., Ogueke, C., Iwouno, J. and Edom, T. Use of seed sprouting in modification of food nutrients and pasting profile of tropical legume flours. Nigerian Food Journal. 32(1): 117 – 125.
  40. Ojukwu, M., Osuji, C. M., Ogueke, C. C. and Ahaotu, N. N. 2015. Microbial profile of soymilk whey/pineapple juice blend. Econicon Journal of Nutrition. 1 (3): 155 – 163.
  41. Ogueke, C. C., Anosike, F. and Owuamanam, C. I. 2015. Prediction of amino nitrogen during ugba (Pentaclethra macrophylla) production under different fermentation variables: A response surface approach. Nigerian Food Journal. 33 (1): 61 – 66.
  42. Owuamanam, C. I., Ogueke, C. C., Ihediohanma, N. C., Omeire, G. C. and Omeni, C. O. 2015. Blending of Acetylated Cassava Starch, Cassava Flour and Wheat Flour for Composite in Bread Making. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology. 10(6): 1-9.
  43. Ogueke, C.C., Agunwah, I.M. and Owuamanam, C.I. 2015. Evaluation of the antimicrobial activities and biopreservative potentials of Alstonia boonei stem bark and Euphorbia hirta leaves crude extracts in minced meat. Nigerian Food Journal. 33 (2): 58 – 68.
  44. Ogueke, C.C., Owuamanam, C.I., Onyedinma, C., Iroanya, A., Bede, E.N. and Nwachukwu, I.N. 2016. Antibacterial activity, phytochemical properties and mineral content of Áju Mbaise’decoction: a liquid extract administered to nursing mothers. Nigerian Journal of Nutritional Sciences. 37 (1): 114 – 121.
  45. Owuamanam, C. I., Obeleagu, S. O., Ogueke, C. C. and Nwakaudu, A. A. 2016. Modelling the pasting properties of Brachystegia eurycoma (Achi) flour as influenced by sodium chloride and palm oil. Nigerian Food Journal. 34 (1): 45 – 54.

Reviewer to Referred Journals

  • Reviewer, Food Research International.
  • Reviewer, FUTO Journal of Science, a publication of the School of Science, Federal  University of Technology (FUTO), Owerri, Nigeria.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research.
  • Reviewer, Nigerian Food Journal.
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Biotechnology and Food Science
  • Associate Editor, Science Alert journals
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Food Science

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • 1995 – 1999.  – Reagan Remedies Ltd. Owerri, Nigeria. (Microbiologist)
  • 1995 – 2002.  – Reagan Remedies Ltd. Owerri, Nigeria. (Microbiologist/Quality Control Manager)

Full-time post masters teaching

  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. January 2002 – September 2005.
  • Lecturer II, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October 2005 – September 2008.
  • Lecturer I, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October 2008 – September 2011.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October 2011 – September 2014.
  • Reader, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. October 2014 – Date.

Professional experience in industry

  • Reagan Remedies Ltd. Owerri, Nigeria. (Microbiologist). 1995 – 1999.
  • Reagan Remedies Ltd. Owerri, Nigeria. (Microbiologist/Quality Control Manager). 1995 – 2002.

Consultancy services;

  1. Quality evaluation of commercial rice in Owerri, Nigeria between 2007 and 2009 for Consumer Protection Council, Imo State, Nigeria.
  2. Establishment of honey processing unit from 2007 to 2009, with Food Science and Technology (FST) Research Consultative Team, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
  3. Development of pilot bakery plant from 2008 to 2009, with FST Research Consultative Team, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
  4. Consultant and Resource person with Nathfloy Consult Ltd for USAID on Cowpea Processing and Plant Maintenance Training in Kano and Minna, Niger State, Nigeria (September 2009).
  5. Consultant and Resource person with Nathfloy Consult Ltd for USAID on Rice Processing and Plant Maintenance Training in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria (February 2010).

Sabbatical leave;

  1. Research Advisor, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, Port Harcourt, Nigeria – November 2013 to October 2014.

CONFERENCE AND LEARNED SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

Conferences Attended

  • 26th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society for Microbiology held in Uyo, Nigeria. 14th – 19th July 2002.

Papers Presented: Antibacterial potentials of Garcinia kola, Aframomum meleguetta, Congronema latifolium, Vernonia amygdalina and Uvaria chamae.

  • 26th Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) held in Owerri, Nigeria. November 4 – 8, 2002.
  • 31st Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology held in Abuja, Nigeria. October 22 – 25, 2007.

Papers Presented: 1. The effect of metabolites of Lactobacillus sp. in fermented milk on the growth of hospital isolates of E. coli.

Papers Presented: 2. Physico-chemical properties of cassava flour as affected by steeping in sodium chloride solution before milling.

  • 34th Annual Conference of NIFST held in Port Harcourt, October 18 – 22, 2010.

Paper Presented: Functional Properties of Wheat/Malted and Unmalted Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour) Composite for Bread Production.

  • 35th Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology held in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria, October 10 – 14, 2011.

Paper presented: Use of linamarase producing bacteria in gari processing.

  • 38th Annual Conference of NIFST held in Lagos, Lagos State, October 13 – 15, 2014.

Paper Presented: Effect of relative humidity and layers of leaves on amino nitrogen production; A response surface approach.

  • 39th Annual Conference of NIFST held in Owerri, Imo State, October 13 – 16, 2015.

Paper Presented: Alstonia boonei and Euphorbia hirta crude extracts can extend the shelf life of minced meat.

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

  • Deputy Director, Centre for Research and International Development (CRID), Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), Imo State, Nigeria. 2015 to Date.
  • Member, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology Board of Studies (FUTO). 2002 – Present.
  • Member, Department of Food Science and Technology Board of Studies (FUTO). 2002 – Present.
  • Member, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology Examination Malpractice Committee, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria. 2004 – 2006.
  • Member, University Results Vetting Committee (FUTO). 2015 to date.
  • Academic Adviser to Undergraduates in Department of Food Science and Technology, FUTO. 2002 – 2010.
  • Departmental Examinations and Time Table Officer. 2010 – 2013.
  • Departmental Postgraduate Seminar Coordinator. April, 2013 – October, 2013.
  • Departmental Staff adviser to the National Association of Food Science and Technology Students (Federal University of Technology Owerri Chapter), 2014 to Date.
  • Departmental Undergraduate Project Coordinator 2015 to Date.

AWARDS

Best Researcher Award 2011, Department of Food Science and Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

  • Secretary, Amaigbo Town Union, Owerri Branch, Imo State, Nigeria.2006 – 2012.
  • Secretary, Umuezeobolo Development Union, Owerri Branch, Imo State, Nigeria.1995 – 2005.
  • Financial Secretary, Catholic Men Organization, St. Mark’s Station, Maria Assumpta Cathedral Parish, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria. 2009 – 2015.
  • Member, University of Benin Alumni Association. 1990 – Present.
  • Member, FUTO Alumni Association. 1998 – Present.
  • Member, Government Secondary School Owerri Old Boys Association. 1985 – Present.

REFEREES

  • Professor (Mrs) A. Uzomah
    The Editor In Chief
    Nigerian Food Journal
  • Professor (Mrs.) J. N. Nwosu
    Head, Department of Food Science and Technology
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.
  • Professor E. E. Anyanwu
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    School of Engineering and Engineering Technology
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria.

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