The Center Leader, Africa Center of Excellence in Oilfield Chemicals Research (ACE-CEFOR), University of Port Harcourt, Prof. Ogbonna Joel has been elected the new Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Port Harcourt. Prof. Joel was announced as Dean, after a keenly contested election for the office.
Prof. Joel is a Chemical/Petrochemical Engineer and presently the African Regional Representative of National Registry of Environmental Professionals (USA). He has 18 years’ experience in various aspects of global best practice in laboratory management and research protocols in oil field chemicals, acquired at the Halliburton Research Centre, Duncan, USA and Halliburton Energy Services, Nigeria, where he served in various Senior Management capacities from Technology Manager to Scientific Advisor, before joining the academia.
Prof. Joel has served as Head of Department, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, University of Port Harcourt. He is a Subject expert in sustainability principles to Management of environmental issues and pollution control, in the Oil and Gas Industry.