Professor Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe was born on 7th April, 1958 in Umucha Amuda Isuochi, Abia State, Nigeria.
Prof. Iwe studied at the University of Nigeria Nsukka where he obtained a Bachelors (Honors) degree and PhD in Food Science and Technology. He also obtained a Master of Science degree from the University of Ibadan in Food Technology. His PhD research took him as far as the Wageningin Agricultural University, The Netherlands, through a World Bank/NUC sponsorship. He took up lectureship job at the University of Jos, Makurdi Campus (now University of Agriculture, Makurdi) in 1985 and rose to the rank of a Senior Lecturer in 1997, before joining the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike in AD 2000. He has been a Professor since 2003.
MEMBERSHIP OF BODIES
Prof. Iwe is a Premier (Professional) member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Chicago, USA, and International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), member of the Nigerian Soybean Association, and a Professional member of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN). He is an Internationally Certified Food Scientist (CFS), and an Alumnus of the Haggai Institute, USA, from where he obtained an Advanced Leadership Certificate in Evangelism and Christian Leadership. He is currently The National President of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST).
Prof. Madu O. Iwe has served in many capacities and committees of Universities. He left University of Agriculture, Makurdi as a Deputy Dean of College of Food Technology. He has served as an Ag. Head of the Department of Food Science and Technology, Dean of the College of Food Processing and Storage Technology of the Michael Okpara University and first Academic Dean of Student Affairs of the University for six years and a Deputy ViceChancellor. He is a resource person on Soybean Utilization, resource person on UNICEF Household Food Security, and was a member of Benue State Committee on Vitamin A deficiency control. He was a resource person for the 1st Abia State Council of Health and Development Policy Plan, 17th-19th December, 2003. Consultant to NICCUS Industries Ltd, Onitsha, 2004-2009. Advised on the establishment of analytical laboratories in the industry, made recommendations on recruitment of staff and advised on processing lines. Prof Madu O. Iwe was a member of the TETFUND Technical Advisory Group (TAG) of TETFUND Book Development Committee (2009-2017), and was a Board member of the SHEDA Science and Technology in the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (20132015). 5. PUBLICATIONS As an academic of repute, Prof. Iwe has to his credit a large volume of journal articles in the field of Food Science and Technology, published in Nigeria, Africa, Europe and America, as well as other book titles including the Science and Technology of Soybean; Handbook of Sensory Evaluation and Current Trends in Sensory Evaluation of Foods. He has contributed several relevant chapters in textbooks. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Food Journal (2007-2010), an official publication of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST), and of course he is a member of NIFST Council.
Prof. Madu O. Iwe is married to Dr. Nkechi, a Deputy Director in Federal Ministry of Defence. They are blessed with three married children, one son and three grandchildren.