DVC Administration

THE DEPUTY VICE CHANCELLOR

Prof. Iwekumo E. Agbozu

THE DEPUTY VICE
CHANCELLOR

Prof. Iwekumo E. Agbozu is a professor of environmental chemistry and waste management. He received his B,Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He started his lecturing career in the Department of Chemical Science, Niger Delta University, Nigeria in 2002 and in 2008 he proceeded to Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE).

He was the former Dean, College of Science of the University and at the moment on leave of absence to University of Africa, Toru-Orua as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) for a second term. An astute university administrator and scholar, Prof Agbozu has published several works on persistent organic pollutants, inorganic pollutants, and the use of waste materials as tools in addressing pollutants in the environment. He has contributed immensely to quality assessment in several universities in the country and that of University of South Africa.

Prof. Iwekumo E. Agbozu

Prof. Agbozu belongs to several professional bodies. He is a fellow Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON) and fellow Institute of Oil and Gas Research and Hydrocarbon Studies. Other professional bodies’ membership include American Chemical Society, Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM-UK), Waste Managers Association of Nigeria (WAMASON), Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Environmental Management Association of Nigeria (EMAN) among others. He has participated in several international workshops, trainings and exhibitions on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, waste management and environmental monitoring in virtually all the continents.

Prof Agbozu has served as an international consultant on environment to the World Bank and Canadian government sponsored projects. And back home, he is a household name in environmental consultancy. He has offered consultancy services to power infrastructure, oil and gas operations, manufacturing sector and intervention agencies across the six geopolitical zones in the country for more than two (2) decades now. Also, he has served as either Chairman or member of several EIA Panel Reviews organized by the Federal Ministry of
Environment.

In recognition of his contributions to the field of environmental science, His Excellency Honourable Seriake Henry Dickson, the then Governor of Bayelsa State, appointed him as a Member, Bayelsa State Committee on Environment between August 2012 and February 2016. Also, he has served as guest lecturer on environmental issues and sustainable development in several fora. He was the recipient of “2018 Environmental Stewardship Award” presented by Environment Outreach Magazine-Nigerian foremost Magazine on Environment.

At present, he sits on the governing council of Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON) representing South South zone.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
1. Waste to Wealth research, where materials considered to be wastes have been used to address environmental pollution problems;
2. Toxicological studies of inorganic pollutants such as heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants (PAHs, PCBs and OCPs) in various environmental segments and biota.
3. Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Assessment studies

Prof. Iwekumo E. Agbozu is a professor of environmental chemistry and waste management. He received his B,Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He started his lecturing career in the Department of Chemical Science, Niger Delta University, Nigeria in 2002 and in 2008 he proceeded to Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE).

He was the former Dean, College of Science of the University and at the moment on leave of absence to University of Africa, Toru-Orua as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) for a second term. An astute university administrator and scholar, Prof Agbozu has published several works on persistent organic pollutants, inorganic pollutants, and the use of waste materials as tools in addressing pollutants in the environment. He has contributed immensely to quality assessment in several universities in the country and that of University of South Africa.

Prof. Agbozu belongs to several professional bodies. He is a fellow Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON) and fellow Institute of Oil and Gas Research and Hydrocarbon Studies. Other professional bodies’ membership include American Chemical Society, Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM-UK), Waste Managers Association of Nigeria (WAMASON), Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Environmental Management Association of Nigeria (EMAN) among others. He has participated in several international workshops, trainings and exhibitions on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy, waste management and environmental monitoring in virtually all the continents.

Prof Agbozu has served as an international consultant on environment to the World Bank and Canadian government sponsored projects. And back home, he is a household name in environmental consultancy. He has offered consultancy services to power infrastructure, oil and gas operations, manufacturing sector and intervention agencies across the six geopolitical zones in the country for more than two (2) decades now. Also, he has served as either Chairman or member of several EIA Panel Reviews organized by the Federal Ministry of
Environment.

In recognition of his contributions to the field of environmental science, His Excellency Honourable Seriake Henry Dickson, the then Governor of Bayelsa State, appointed him as a Member, Bayelsa State Committee on Environment between August 2012 and February 2016. Also, he has served as guest lecturer on environmental issues and sustainable development in several fora. He was the recipient of “2018 Environmental Stewardship Award” presented by Environment Outreach Magazine-Nigerian foremost Magazine on Environment.

At present, he sits on the governing council of Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON) representing South South zone.

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS
1. Waste to Wealth research, where materials considered to be wastes have been used to address environmental pollution problems;
2. Toxicological studies of inorganic pollutants such as heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants (PAHs, PCBs and OCPs) in various environmental segments and biota.
3. Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Assessment studies.