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Engr. Prof. Emenike Chinedozi Ejiogu

Appointment of Professor Ejiogu as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Emenike Chinedozi Ejiogu
Engr. Prof. Emenike Chinedozi Ejiogu

Following a very competitive but fair election process, Professor Emenike Chinedozi Ejiogu has been appointment Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1 August 2022 to July 2024.

Amongst other responsibilities, in this role Professor Ejiogu will provide strategic leadership, planning and coordination for the Faculty of Engineering, and for driving continuing excellence in research and education.  He will be the chief administrative officer to the Faculty of Engineering, chairs the Faculty Board, represents the Faculty on the Senate Executive Board and is a member of the University’s Leadership Team.

Engr. Prof. Emenike Chinedozi Ejiogu was educated at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, for the degrees of B.Eng (June 1987) and M.Eng (March 1990), before proceeding for his PhD studies in April 1990, at the Department of Electronic Engineering, National Shinshu University, Nagano-city, Japan, on Japanese Government Ministry of Education Scholarship. Prof. Ejiogu obtained his PhD (Power Devices and Energy Systems), in March 1994.

He has held various positions in the Japanese academia and industrial sector, from April 1994 till present, including, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu-city, Japan (Sept 1997 – Sept 2001) , Chief Research and Product Development Engineer, E-Tec Co. Ltd (Oct 2001 – Dec 2005), Director of Technology, Energy & Environmental Inc, Osaka, Japan (2005-2008), Research Professor, Mirai Denchi/MicroSilitron Inc. Laboratory, High Tech Research Centre, Ritsumeikan University, Japan (2007-2013) and Executive Director (Industrial Technology and Innovation), Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (NCCIJ), Tokyo, Japan (2017- Present).

In June 2011, he was appointed a Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Prof. Ejiogu has since served the university in various positions, such as, the Head of Department of Electrical Engineering (August 2013-July 2016), the Executive Chairman, the Board of the University of Nigeria Water Resources Management Services Limited (2017-2018), Board Member, University of Nigeria Lion Science Park (2018-Present). Chairman, Electrical Sub-Committee of the University Municipal Services Committee (2018-Present). Engr. Prof. Ejiogu is the Executive Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor on Special Projects (2018-Present). He is the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Industrial Electronics, Power Devices and New Energy Systems (LIEPNES), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (July 2011 – Present). Engr. Prof. E.C. Ejiogu is also a Visiting Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg, South Africa (2020 – Present).

In 2018, Prof. Ejiogu led a multidisciplinary group of academic and non-academic staff of the University of Nigeria to write a proposal that merited the award of a World Bank Centre of Excellence. This research grant is worth US $6m (six millions USD), and is the highest of such awards in the history of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Centre is named the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Power and Energy Development (ACE-SPED), and Engr. Prof. Ejiogu is the pioneer Director/Centre Leader of the Centre.

Prof. Ejiogu belongs to several professional organizations, such as the New York Academy of Sciences, USA (1996-Present), Institute of Electrical Engineers, Japan (IEEJ) (1994-Present), the European Power Electronics Association (EPE) (1997-present), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA (1992-present), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE) (2017-present). He is a registered Engineer of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), since 2011.

Engr. Prof. Ejiogu has numerous publications in reputable international journals and conferences and has trained numerous master’s and PhD students, both in Japan and in Nigeria. He also has local and international patents in new energy devices and systems. His areas of expertise and research include industrial and innovative electronics, power devices and new energy systems.