Biography of Prof. Igwe Charles Arizechukwu (UNN VC)

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Biography of Prof. Igwe Charles Arizechukwu (UNN VC)

Biography of Prof. Igwe Charles Arizechukwu (UNN VC)


Biography of Prof. Igwe Charles Arizechukwu (UNN VC)

 Department:Soil Science
 Designation :Professor

Biography :

Name: Igwe, Charles Arizechukwu

Designation/Position Professor

Place and State of Birth: Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Date of Birth: August 23, 1958

Sex: Male

Permanent Home Address: #3 Oguguo Nwosu Street, Off Arthur Eze Road Awka

Correspondence Address: Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria Nsukka, NIGERIA.

Phone: +234-803-5408495

E-mail:, or

Marital Status: Married with 4 children

Charles Arizechukwu Igwe, a Professor of Soil Science was born at Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria on August 23, 1958. He holds a PhD, M.Sc. and B Agric degrees in Soil Science from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He also obtained Postgraduate Diploma in Soil Science from Agricultural University, Norway, Ås. He was Head of Department; Associate Dean of Faculty; Dean of Faculty and Directors of Centres at various times. Charles was Visiting Researcher/Professor in Universities located in Germany, Japan, Norway, Italy and France. He is a member, University Governing Council and has supervised Undergraduates, Masters and many PhD students in his discipline. He is an External Examiner and Professorial Assessor in many Nigerian and European Universities.

Professor Igwe’s research focuses on the contributions of organic and mineral colloids in stability of tropical soils. He contributed significantly in the knowledge of stability of unstable tropical soils which undergo catastrophic soil erosion with intensive tropical rainfall. In the face of Global Climate Change, he expanded the scope of his research to include the “Carbon sequestration in tropical soils”. In his search to unravel inherent soil factors influencing erodibility (K) factor of erosion models, he published some pioneering works on soil colloidal-dispersion. He is author/co-author of many peer-reviewed articles in reputable Journals of Soil/Environmental Sciences.

He is a NORAD Fellow; Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Germany; Regular Associate, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy; Fellow, Japanese Society for Promotion of Science; Winner, University of Nigeria Vice-Chancellor’s Faculty and University Prizes 1992/93; Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering; participant in German DAAD/DIES Deans Course 2009.

Charles attracted scientific equipment donations to the University from AvH in 2001 and 2010 He is a two times recipient of Research Grant from Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Professor Igwe is married with 4 children.


B.Agric. (Soil Science) – 1984 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

M.Sc. (Soil Science) – 1988 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Postgrad. Diploma (Soil Sci.) – 1990 Agricultural University, Norway, Ås

Ph.D. (Soil Science) – 1994 University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria

Working Experience:

Soil Surveyor 1987 – 1991

Lecturer II 1991 – 1994.

Lecturer I 1994 – 1997.

Senior Lecturer 1997 – 2003

Professor 2003 – Date


Administrative Records at University of Nigeria

Member, University of Nigeria, Senate (2003-Date)
Head, Department of Soil Science (2005-2008)
Associate Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (2006-2008)
Dean, Faculty of Agriculture (2008-2010)
Director, External Studies Unit ( 2009–Date)
Member, University of Nigeria Governing Council (2013-Date)
Member, Appointment & Promotion Committee (Academics) (2013-Date)
Member, Tenders Board, University of Nigeria,Gov. Council (2013-Date)
Director, University Advancement Centre  (2014-Date)
Member, UNN Transition Committee on IGR (2014)
Member, UNN Transition Committee on Municipal Services (2014)

Lectures on the following Courses;
Principles of Soil Science
Climatology and Biogeography
Soil Chemistry & Mineralogy
Soil & Water Conservation
Soil Physics
Irrigation & Drainage
Soil Genesis & Classification
Advanced Soil Chemistry & Mineralogy

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