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FUTO Professor Is Now The Best Natural Scientist In Nigeria

The best natural scientist in Nigeria according to the 2021 edition of AD Scientific Index ranking is Emeka Emmanuel Oguzie, a professor of Physical Chemistry in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). The cerebral don was born on October 1, 1972 and had his Bachelor of Science in Pure Chemistry from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1995. He proceeded to FUTO for Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry which he concluded in 1998. The following year, he joined the services of FUTO as a Graduate Assistant before proceeding to the University of Calabar for his PhD in Physical Chemistry. He rose though the ranks became the Dean of the School of Environmental Sciences in FUTO from 2017 to 2019. Professor Oguzie who heads the Electrochemistry and Materials Science Research Unit of FUTO (EMRU-FUTO) has his research focus on Corrosion Electrochemistry. 

His scholarly publications. have generated 8751 citations giving him H and i10 indices of 49 and 106 respectively. He is currently the most productive and the 5th most productive researcher in Nigeria. This makes him one of the two natural scientists listed among the ten most productive researchers in Nigeria.

The second best natural scientist in Nigeria is Nnabuk Okon Eddy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN). This professor of Physical/Computational Chemistry was born on December 25, 1971. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of Calabar in 2008. Professor Okon's publications have generated 5692 citations.This gives him H and i10 indices of 44 and 102 respectively. He is currently the 5th most productive scientist in UNN and the 10th in Nigeria. 

Altogether, there are four natural scientists among the top 20 researchers in Nigeria. Professor Valentine Ayobore Aletor, a Professor of Agricultural Biochemistry in the Federal University of Technology, Akure is third among the natural scientists. Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale who is the current Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration) in the University of Ibadan is the 4th natural scientist in the list. 

Charles Chidume (African University of Science and Technology Abuja), Isaac Lare Animasaun (Federal University of Technology, Akure) and Peter C. Okafor (University of Calabar) occupy the 5th, 6th and 7th positions respectively. Other highly rated natural scientists are Lukman O. Olasunkanmi of the bafemi Awolowo University (8th), Olayide Lawal from Federal University, Oye Ekiti (9th) and Olugbenga Solomon Bello from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (10th).

Source of Data: AD Scientific Index

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