Dr. Ogugua Charles Aworh
Based in Nigeria
Dr. Ogugua Charles Aworh is a retired George Coumantaros Distinguished Professor, Department of Food Technology, University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria; President of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST); Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS); and Chairman of the Technical Advisory Group of Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). He obtained B.Sc. (Hons) from UI (1973); MS (1976) and Ph.D. (1978) in Food Science and Technology from Cornell University, USA. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), former Chairman of NIFST Body of Fellows (2008-2013), pioneer Chairman of the Multidisciplinary Central Research Laboratory, UI, (2008-2014), and served three-terms as Head of Department of Food Technology, UI. A recipient of several prestigious international research fellowships including the Royal Society/Nuffield Foundation Fellowship, the Canadian International Development Agency/Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Fellowship and the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Professor Aworh was at various times visiting Research Fellow/Professor at: the Procter Department of Food Science, University of Leeds, UK; the Department of Food Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; and the Department of Biotechnology and the Institute of Technical Biocatalysis, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany. Professor Aworh has world-wide experience in food research, consultancy and public service and was a full-time consultant in sustainable community development to Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, Warri (1999-2000). He is currently a mentor for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and for the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) young scientists.