Prof. Emmanuel Ibezim is our personality for August
Emmanuel Chinedum Ibezim is a professor of Pharmaceutics at the University Of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Enugu State.
Born on 16 January, 1964, Ibezim attended Amaimo High School, Ikeduru, Imo State, where he obtained the West African Senior School Certificate, before proceeding to UNN the same year for his B.Pharm programme (1980-1985). He returned to the same institution in 1987 for his M.Pharm and, later, his PhD in Physical Pharmaceutics (1990-1995).
Prior to his meritorious career in the academia, Prof. Ibezim had worked with various other organisations and institutions, including: General Hospital, Owerri as pupil pharmacist (1985-1986); Chanpharm, Jos, superintendent pharmacist (1986-1987); Jomaf Pharmacy, Kaduna, superintendent pharmacist (1987-1989); Akukris Pharmacy, Nsukka, part-time superintendent pharmacist; and Science Laboratory Training Scheme, UNN, part-time lecturer (1996-1998).
He is a member of several learned societies and associations, including: Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Nigerian Association of Academic Pharmacists (NAAP), Nigerian Society of Pharmacognosy (NSP), Foundation for African Development Through International Biotechnology, Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association (associate member), Association of Carbohydrate Chemists of India (associate member), New York Academy of Sciences, Third World Academy of Sciences (Fellow), World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and and International Council of Science Editors (CSE).
His numerous awards comprise: Nominee for 1000 Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century, American Biographical Institute (2002); mention in Marqui’s Who is Who in American Science and Technology (1998), post doctoral fellowship award, Central Drug Research Institute Lucknow, India (1998/1999); mention in Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century (2001); research fellowship award to Institute of Macromolecules, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2000); and Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria (2008).
Ibezim has authored and co-authored several publications, and is presently editor-in-chief, Journal of Pharmaceutical and Allied Sciences; editor, Proceedings of the Mandatory Continuing Professional Education for Practising Pharmacists; editor-in-chief, Nigerian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research; editorial assistant, African Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Development; editorial board member, Journal of Catholic Nurses of Nigeria, among others.
Married with five children, his hobbies include writing and reading of Christian literature, play-acting, singing and playing of musical equipment.