OMATETE, Dr. Oritsegbemi Ola

BSE, MSE, MPA, Ph.D, chemical engineer, born October 17, 1939, Ugborodo (Escravos), Warri, Delta State; married Cecilia Muenwa Dowe 1966, three sons; Education: First Baptist School, Sapele, 1945-53, Government College, Ughelli, 1953-60, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, 1961 -66, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1966- 71; Career: Appointed Quality Control Of ficer, Allied Chemical Company, Edgewater, New Jersey, USA, 1962; Research Assistant, Socony Mobil Oil Company, Paulsbovo, New Jersey, USA, 1963; Process Engineer, Esso Research and Engineering, Florham Park, New Jersey, USA, 1964; Manager-intraining, Esso West Africa Incorporated, La gos, 1965; Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Calilorisia, Berkeley, USA, 1967-71; Post-doctoral/Research Engineer, University of California, Berkeley, USA., 1971-72; Lecturer II, Department ofChemi cal Engineering, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, 1972- 74; Lecturer I, Department of Chemical En gineering, University of Lagos, 1974-77; Senior Lecturer, 1977-85; appointed Asso ciate Professor of Cheinical Engineering., since 1985; Visiting Research Scientist, Uni versity of California, Berkely, 1976-77: Leader, Nigerian Board ofTechnical Educa tion Chemical Engineering Team in the ac creditation exercise to The Federal Polytech nic, Bida, 1980;meenber, The Federal Poly technic Governing Council, Bida, since 1984; Leader, Nigerian Board ofTechnical Educa tion Chemical Team in the accreditation ex ercise to Ima State College of Technology, Owerri, 1985; External Examiner, Depart ment ofChemical Engineering, University of Benin, 1984,1985,1986; Entemal Examiner, Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, 1985,1986; member, Technical Com mittee of the Standards Organisation of Ni geria (SON) for Rubber Liquefied Petroleum Gases (LPG) Cylinder; Consultant, Oak Ridge National Laboratory/ UT Knoxville, 1986, 1987, member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, since 1967, member, Nigeria Scclety of Chemical Engineers, 1973; Registered Engineers, Council ofReg istered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN), 1974;member,Nigeria Society of Engineers 1980; member, University of Lagos Sports Council, 1981-82; member, American Cheinical Society, 1982; fellow, Nigerian Society of chemical Engineers, 1986; Pub lication: Over 20 articles in national and in ternational learned journals; Hobbies: lawn tennis, table tennis, swimming, current af fairs; Official Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos; Home: 7 Ozolua Road, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos; Telephone: 01-820-251.
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