A Professor of Biochemical and Environmental Toxicology, Covenant University (CU), Ota, Prof. Emmanuel Ndubisi Maduagwu has been elected a Fellow of the prestigious Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS).
The lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences got the information in a letter signed by the Executive Secretary of the Academy, Dr. Oladoyin Odubanjo.
Prof. Emmanuel Maduagwu
The letter read in part, “I am delighted to inform you that at the end of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Academy of Science held at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) Yaba, Lagos, on the 29th of January 2015, you were elected a Fellow of the Academy. Please accept my warm congratulations.”
In a chat with Media and Corporate Affairs, Professor Maduagwu said that the Fellowship is something any young Scientist looks forward to along their career path. He added that, “It is a good recognition of my efforts in the area of science.”
When asked what the Fellowship meant to him and the University, he said, “Apart from standing shoulder-to-shoulder with my colleagues, it means that we have a Fellow of the Academy of Science in Covenant University. This will bring up the profile of the University, particularly for ‘Vision 10: 2022’,” he explained.
Professor Maduagwu who joined Covenant University in 2014, also believed that the Fellowship would boost accreditation of the programmes in the Biological Sciences, thereby increasing admissions quota for the programmes, particularly at the postgraduate levels.
The Professor of Biochemical and Environmental Toxicology is also a fellow and member of many local and international learned societies, including: Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Biology; Fellow, Malawian Society of Food and Chemical Safety; Fellow, Nigerian Society of Food and Chemical Toxicology; Member, Royal Society of Chemistry, London; Member, American College of Toxicology, Washington D.C; and Nigerian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, among others.
Prof. Maduagwu was promoted to a full Professor in 1989. He had published over 70 first class scholarly and original research articles in well known and reputable peer-reviewed international scientific journals, and almost entirely on the metabolism of foreign chemicals and the interaction of food toxicology, the environment, and carcinogenesis.
“I have successfully supervised the Master degree dissertation and Doctoral theses of many postgraduate students in the field of Biochemical and Environmental Toxicology. Three of my Ph. D. students have since become Professors,” he explained.