PROFILE OF ENGR. PROF. JOSEPH TAGBO NWABANNE
Prof. Joseph Tagbo Nwabanne was born at Nteje in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. He attended Christ the King College, Onitsha from 1976 to 1981. He graduated from Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH), Enugu in 1986 with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Chemical Engineering. Prof. Nwabanne obtained M.Sc degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Lagos in 1989. In 2010, he obtained a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Awka.
He started his working career with Banex Industries LTD, Lagos (manufacturers of Banex paints and plastics) as a Chemical Engineer and rose to the position of Production. He started working for Michelin Nig. Limited (manufacturers of Michelin Tyres) in 1990 as production supervisor. In 2006, he got employed by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka as Lecturer 2. He rose through the ranks to become Professor in October 1, 2018
Prof. Nwabanne has served the University in various capacities. He has served as a member of various committees. He was Deputy Director, International Collaboration and Linkages from 2012 to 2014; Vice Chairman, Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) Board from 2016 to 2018; Deputy Director, Transparency/Discipline and monitoring from 2019 till date; Head of Department of Chemical Engineering from 2012 to 2016; Postgraduate Coordinator, Faculty of Engineering from 2015 till 2019 and Sub Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies from 2015 till 2019. He is currently the Dean of Faculty of Engineering. He has more than 100 publications in both Local and International Journals. His research interest is in Environmental Chemical Engineering, Raw Materials Processing and Development and Renewable Energy (biofuel, biodiesel and bioethanol). He is a member of Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers (NSChE) and Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and Fellow, Institute of Polymer Engineers. He is a COREN registered Engineer. He is married with five children