Prof Joseph O. Odigure has been appointed as the Registrar of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) effective March, 2019.
He takes over from Engr. Wapa Kamila Maliki who served two terms as Registrar of COREN from March 2013- March 2019.
Until his new appointment, Odigure was a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Federal University of Technology Minna.
He was born on October 2, 1959 at Onitsha and attended the Belarus National University of Technology, Minsk, where he obtained M.Sc with Distinction in Chemical Technology of Binding Materials and refractories, non-metallic compounds, 1986 as best graduating student, and PhD, Technical Sciences, 1990.
Prof Odigure is a registered engineer and a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials as well as Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering.
His working career started at the Federal University of Technology, Minna where he did his one year compulsory National Youth Service in 1990 and was later employed as lecturer 1 in 1991 rising to the rank of Professor of Chemical Engineering Department in the same university.
Prof Odigure is an administrator of repute and has served in various administrative and managerial capacities in the public and private universities and various national and international committees. He was twice elected Dean of School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the Foundation Coordinator/Dean, School of Information and Communication Technology, Foundation Director, Centre for Open Distance and eLearning, all at Federal University of Technology, Minna.
He has over 100 authored and co-authored patents, research journal articles, books and conferences proceedings and serves as referee to various local and international journals. He is widely cited in his area of research.