Food Science And Technology
University of Nigeria
NKAMA IRO, Professor of Food Science and Technology, University of Nigeria, Food Scientist, Educator; Born in Calabar, Nigeria, December 26, 1950; Son of Elder Gabriel Iro and Mrs. Gloria Ude (Uguba) Nkama; Married to Late Chiudo Ugonma, July 5, 1986; Children: Nkechinyere (Ude), Ikenna (Iro), Osinachi, Oluchi, Kelechi (Agha). Education: WASC & A- Level, Mary Knoll College Ogoja & Izi High School Abakaliki, 1965-1973,? B.Sc, University of Nigeria, 1981; PhD, University of Leeds, 1986. Graduate Assistant University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1982-1986, Lecturer II, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria 1986-1988, Lecturer I University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1988-1990, Senior Lecturer University of Maiduguri, Nigeria 1990-1999, Reader University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, 1999-2002, Professor Nigeria, 2002-; Head of Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Maiduguri,? 1996-2002, Member of University Senate, 1996, Consultant to Raw? Material Research and Development Council, Nigeria, 1991, member of National Committee on Food and Nutrition, Abuja 1999. Editor in Chief, Journal of Arid Agriculture, 1997-2008; Coordinator, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office 2007 – 2012, University of Maiduguri; Contributor of over 120 articles to professional journals, Fellow United Nation University, 1993; Scholar Commonwealth Academic Staff, 1983. Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Member Institute of Food Science and Technology, U.K, member Institute of Food Technologist, USA; Member American Association of Cereal Chemists. Presbyterian. Avocations: athletics, boxing, football, lawn tennis. Home: Amaekwu Village Unwana, Afikpo Nigeria.? Office: Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Travels: United Kingdom. United States, India, Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, and Niger. Participated in several national and International funded research projects. Supervisor to several M.SC and PhD students. Attended over 50 conferences, seminars and workshops.