The Department of Food Science and Technology started with the following senior staff members as at 1980/1981 when the split took place:

Prof. P. O. Ngoddy                Professor and Head of Department

Dr. Z. A. Obanu                      Senior Lecturer

Dr. N. D. Onwuka                  Senior lecturer

Dr. G. S. Ayernor                    Senior Lecturer and contract staff

Mr. T. M. Okonkwo               Graduate Assistant

Mr. C. O. A. Onyebuachi        Principal Technologist

Mrs. P. N. Mbaeyi                   Departmental Secretary

With this modest number of academic staff, the Department started and has been growing. Some of these initial members of staff have either died, retired or relocated. A few are still in the services of the Department. The Academic staff of the Department from the time of attainment of full Departmental status are profiled as below:

Name & Qualifications                                                                                         Period of Service


Dr.  Patrick O. Ngoddy                                      

B.Sc. (Calif.Poly Univ.), M.Sc.  Ph.D (Mich State Univ..), FAS, M.IFST (UK),  1980 to present

M.IFT (US),F.NIFST, COREN  Professor of Food Engineering

+Dr. Z. A. Obanu                                                                                                       1980 to 2008

B.Sc. (Nigeria),M.Sc (Reading), Ph.D (Nottingham) F.NIFST

Professor of Meat Science

*Dr. N. D. Onwuka                                                                                                   1980 to2011

B.Sc., Ph.D (Loughburough), Professor of Food Engineering/Biotechnology

*Dr. A. I. Ihekoronye                                                                                                1982 to 2008

B.S. (Phil.), M.Sc., Ph.D (Columbia), Professor of Food Chemistry


Dr. A. I. Ikeme                                                                                                          1982 to Present

B.Sc. (Nigeria), M.Sc. (Arkansas), Ph.D (Purdue)        

Professor of Livestock Products Processing  Technology, F.NIFST

Dr.  Thomas M. Okonkwo,                                                                                        1980 to Present

B.Agric.(Animal Science)(Nigeria), M.Sc. & Ph.D Food Science &Technology

(Nigeria), F.NIFST, Professor of Livestock Products Processing Technology

+Dr. N. J. Enwere                                                                                                      1982 to 2011

B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D (Nigeria) F.NIFST, Professor of food Extension

Prof. Jane C. Ani                                                                                                       1991 to present

B.Sc. Food Science & Technology (Nigeria), M.Sc. Biochemistry (ABU)

Ph.D. Food Science & Technology (Nigeria), M.NIFST. Professor of Food Chemistry.

Prof. Iroh Nkama                                                                                                       2014 to present

B.Sc. Food Science and Technology(Nigeria) M.Sc. & Ph.D Food Science

& Technology, F.NIFST. Professor of Cereal Chemistry/Technology

Mr. C. S. Bhandary (Indian Contract Staff)                                                              1983 to present

B.Sc. & M.Sc. Food Science& Technology (India), M.AFTI, M.AFSI

Reader , Fish Processing Technology

Dr. Peter O. Uvere,                                                                                                    1993 to present

  1. Sc. & M.Sc. Microbiology (Nigeria) M.Sc. & Ph.D Food Science &            

Technology (Nigeria), M.INFST, M.FADIB Senior Lecturer (Ag. Head)

Food Microbiology/Biotechnology    

*Dr. C. C. Onuoha                                                                                                    1982 to 1996

B.Sc. (Nigeria), M.Sc, Ph.D (Leeds) Food Chemistry/Biochemistry,

Senior Lecturer, M.NIFST

**Dr. G. S. Ayernor (Ghanaian Contract Staff)                                                        1981 to 1989

B.Sc. Legon, M.Sc, Ph.D (Reading), Senior Lecturer

Food Biochemistry/physical properties

**Dr. R. Peczak (Polish Contract Staff)                                                                   1982 to 1984

M.Sc. DS (Poland), Senior Lecturer, Dairy Processing Technology)

**Dr. O. Boeh-Ocansey (Ghanaian Contract Staff)                                                 1982-1985

B.Sc.(Legon), M.Sc, Ph.D (Leeds),  Senior Lecturer,  Food Engineering.

**Dr. Babuchowski (Polish Contract Staff)                                                              1982 to 1985

Food microbiology

Dr. Peter I. Akubor                                                                                                    2011 to present B.Sc. & M.Sc. Food Science & Technology, (UAM) Ph.D Food Science &

Technology (Nigeria), M.NIFST, Senior Lecturer,  Food Chemistry

Dr. Gabriel I. Okafor                                                                                                 2006 to present B.Sc., M.Sc. & Ph.D Food Science &Technology (Odessa), M.NIFST

Senior lecturer , Food Engineering

Dr. John I. Eze                                                                                                           1993 to present    

B.Sc., M.Sc. & Ph.D Food Science & Technology (Nigeria) F.SESN, M.NIFST

Senior Lecturer, Food Engineering

Dr. (Mrs.) Ifeoma E. Nwaoha                                                                                    2005 to present B.Sc. Microbiology (Nigeria), M.Sc. Food Science & Technology (Nigeria) & Ph.D

Food Microbiology (Nigeria ) M.NIFSTLecturer 1, Food Microbiology/ Biotechnology

Dr. (Mrs.) E. O. U. Uzodinma                                                                                   2009 to present. B.Sc. Chemistry (Nigeria) M.Sc. & Ph.D Food Science & Technology (Nigeria),

M.NIFST  Lecturer 1, Food Chemistry

Mrs. E. O. Onwurafor                                                                                               2011 to present B.Sc. & M.Sc. Food Science & Technology (Nigeria), M.NIFST

Lecturer11, Food Chemistry

Miss Peace C. Akah                                                                                                   2007 to present B.Sc. Food Science & Technology (FUTO)         M.Sc. Food Science & Technology

 (Nigeria) M.NIFT, Lecturer 11Fruits and Vegetable Processing Technology

Mrs. E. Omah                                                                                                            2007 to present

B.Sc. Food Science & Technology (ESUST) M.Sc. Food Science &

Technology (Nigeria), M.NIFST  Lecturer 11 Cereal Processing

Mrs. Racheal C. Eze                                                                                                  2012 to present B.Sc. Food Science & Technology (Nigeria), Graduate Assistant


Miss Chinenye Azuka                                                                                                2012 to present B.Sc Food Science & Technology (Nigeria), Graduate Assistant


+Mr. C. O. A. Onyebuashi  F. I. M. T. (London) ,Chief Technologist                     1980 to 1998

*Mr. A. J. O. Nwankwo, HND, Chief Technologist                                                 1983 to 2010   

+Mr. U. M. Kalu, Technologist                                                                                 1986 to 2001

Mr. Clifford Ezeugwu, HND, Technologist   1                                                        2007 to present

Miss Christiana Idoko, HND, Technologist   1                                                        2007 to present

Senior Technical Staff

*Mr. C. C. Diarua, Chief Technical Officer                                                                1983 to 2010

*Mr. M. Ejike, Chief laboratory Supervisor                                                                1980 to 2006

*Mr. C. K. Nnanna, Chief laboratory Supervisor                                                       1980 to 2010

*Miss N. Osondu, Chief Laboratory Supervisor                                                        1980 to2011

Senior Administrative Staff

+Mrs. P. N. Mbeyi, Departmental Secretary                                                              1980 to 1982

*Mr. H. M. I. Ihebi, Departmental Secretary                                                             1982 to 1993

*J. P. N. Nwabueze, Secretary                                                                                    1983 to 2003

*Mr. S. A. Ugwuoke                                                                                                  1998 to 2005

*Mrs. G. O. Ugwuoke                                                                                                1993 to 1997

*Mr. S. C. Ngwu                                                                                                        1995 to 1997

Mr. I. N.  Ibe                                                                                                               2005 to 2006

Mr. S. O. Omeje                                                                                                          2011 to present

Junior Technical

Miss Agnes Anene                                                                                                    2008 to present 

Mr. Melvin Menakaya                                                                                              2008 to present

Mr. Timothy Okonkwo                                                                                            2008 to present

Mr. Chuba Bosah                                                                                                      2008 to present

Junior Administrative Staff

*Mrs. G. Munonye

Mrs. E. Ugwuanyi

Mrs. Patience Aliga                                                                                                 2008 to present