Prof. Okechukwu Festus Prince Ukwuoma

Prof. Okechukwu Festus Prince Ukwuoma




Engr. Professor. Festus Prince Okechukwu Ukwuoma is a COREN Registered Engineer, Fellow of Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineer, Certified Master Project Manager and a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Project Management Technology in the Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri. Professor Ukwuoma was a onetime Head of Department in the Department of Project Management Technology, Associate Dean of the School of Management Technology, FUTO and at the moment the Director General of the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM), Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife Osun State, Nigeria.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • B.Sc. (Honours) (Second Class) Chemical Engineering University of Ife. August 30, 1982.
  • M.Sc Chemical Engineering, University of Ife, November 27, 1985.
  • PhD. Chemical Engineering (Project Management), Enugu State University of Science and Technology, July 13, 1999.
  • COREN Registration 2000.


  • Imo State Scholarship (1978 – 1982)
  • Merit Award of National Association of Imo State Students by ESUT Enugu Chapter (1992)
  • Merit Award for Outstanding Services by Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers ESUT Students’ Chapter (1994)
  • Merit Award of Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineering by ESUT Students’ Chapter of NSChE (1998)
  • Merit Award for Selfless Service to Mankind and NAISS by the National Association of Imo State Students (NAISS). (2001)
  • Academic Noble International Award by the Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria (2010).

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHE)
  • Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • Member, Environmental Management Association of Nigeria (EMAN)
  • COREN Registered Engineer
  • Member, New York Academy of Society
  • Director Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. (Feb., 2000 – Feb. 2001)
  • Research Fellow, (Sabbatical Employment) National Center for Technology Management, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile –Ife. (Jan. 1998 – Jan 1999)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Chemical Engineering, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. (Feb. 1984-Sept. 1985)
  • Process Engineer, Faro Bottling Company, Yola, (NYSC). (1982-1983)
  • COREN Registration 2000.


  • Prince Okechukwu Ukwuoma, Benedict Amade, Enoch Ifeanyichukwu Moghalu (2013): The Management of Research and Development (R&D) for Commercialization in Nigeria, Vol. 1 (3), pp 477-497
  • Akhionbare, W.N., Ukwuoma, O. and Akhionbare, S.M.O.(2010): Environmental Impacts Analysis of a Water Supply Project – The Case of Ikpoba River Dam Waterworks, Benin City, Nigeria; Journal of Applied Sciences Research, Vol.6(12), pp.2081-2084.
  • Adu, Ukwuoma,n, V., and Ukwuoma , O. (2009): The Application of Value Engineering for Construction Projects in Nigeria; Journal of Environmental Design, Vol. 4 (1 &2), 34
  • Ukwuoma, O. and Ononuju, C.N. (2008): Can a Project Audit Rescue a Runaway Project; Journal of Industry, Business, and Economic Research (JIBER), Vol.13(1), pp.309-322.
  • Ukwuoma, O. (2008): Synthesis of A4 Zeolite from Calcined Nigerian Kaolinitic Clays, Journal of Raw Materials Research, Vol.5(1&2), pp.66-73.
  • Igbokwe,P.K and .O.Ukwuoma (2008): Safety Evaluation of the Industrial Environment for the Improvement of Occupational Health, Nigerian Journal of Engineering Management, Vol. 9(1) pp.13-17.
  • Ukwuoma, O and C.N.Ononuju (2007): On the Application of Optimal Control Theory to Research and Development (R&D) Projects Management, Journal of Industry, Business and Economic Research; Vol.12 (1), pp. 311-327.
  • Ukwuoma, O. (2005): Bringing Order out Chaotic Project—Change Management; Journal of Industry, Business and Economic Research, Vol. 9(1), pp 53-68.
  • Ukwuoma, O. (2005): Competing Factors in R&D Projects Management, Journal of Engineering Research and Development, Vol. 2 (2), pp 15-20
  • Ukwuoma, O. and D.C. Nwosu (2003): Comparative Analysis of Consumer Products (Toilet Soaps) Journal of Scientific and Industrial Studies, Vol. 1 (2), pp 17-20
  • Ukwuoma, O. (2002): Comparative Study of Liquid Products derived from Hydrotreating of Nigerian Tar Sand Bitumen, Petroleum Science & Technology; Vol. (5&6), pp 525-534
  • Ukwuoma, O. (2000): Human Resources Issues in R&D. Projects Management, Journal of Industry, Business and Economic Research, Vol. 2 (2), pp 884-893
  • Ukwuoma, O. (2000) Production of Formed-Coke from Nigerian Sub-Bituminous Coal, Journal NSChE, Vol. 19 (1&2), pp 76-80
  • Ukwuoma, O. and Ademodi, B. (1999): The Effects of Temperature and Shear Rate on the Apparent Viscosity of Nigerian Oil Sand Bitumen; Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 60, pp 95-101
  • Ukwuoma, O. (1999): Study of Composition of Nigerian Tar Sand Bitumen: Petroleum Science & Technology Vol. 17 (Issues 1 & 2), pp 57-65
  • Onukwuli, O.D., Ukwuoma. O. Aneke, L. E. and Igbokwe, P.K. (1995): Production of Activated Clay for Bleaching of Palm Oil; NSChE Vol. 14 (1&2), pp 28-34
  • Ukwuoma, O. (1993): Production of Synthetic Fuels from Nigerian Tar Sand Bitumen; Fuel Science & Technology International, Vol. 11 (11), pp 1629-1635
  • Oshinowo, T., Ademodi, B., Ukwuoma, F.O. and Sanni, S.A: (1992): Upgraded Liguid Hydrocarbons from Non-Catalytic Thermal Hydrocracking of Bitumen from Nigeria Tar sand; J. NSChE, Vol. 11 (1 & 2), pp 81-90.

Research archive

  • Project Design and Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Chemical Process
  • Environmental Management

Working Experience

  • Head, Department of Project Management Technology, Federal University , Owerri. (Jul. 2011- Date)
  • Associate Dean, School of Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Owerri. (Mar. 2008- Jun.2011)
  • Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Project Management, FUTO, Owerri. (Oct. 2006-Oct.2009)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Project Management Technology, FUTO, Owerri. (Jan, 2003 – 2006)
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, ESUT, Enugu. (Oct. 1993-Jan. 2003)
  • Lecturer I, Department of Chemical Engineering, ESUT, Enugu. (Oct. 1990 – Oct. 1993)
  • Lecturer II, Department of Chemical Engineering, Enugu State University of Science & Technology. (Dec. 1987-Oct.1990)
  • Lecturer and Ag. Head Department of Chemical Engineering & Metallurgy, Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri. (Nov. 1985-Nov. 1987).

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