Professor Lucian Obinna CHUKWU, the current Director, Academic Planning Unit, emerged the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Management Services) in an election conducted at the meeting of the Senate held on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Professor Chukwu is a specialist on Ecotoxicology and Environmental Risk / Impact Assessment Strategies and Integrated Coastal Area Management. He was trained at the University of Lagos where he obtained his doctorate degree in Ecosystem Health and Pollution Management and later proceeded to the Coastal Resources Institute, University of Rhode Island, USA for his post doctoral training in Integrated Coastal Management. He has been teaching at the University of Lagos for over thirty years.
He has served the University meritoriously in several capacities including: immediate past Director, Quality Assurance and SERVICOM Unit; former Member, Governing Council; former Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies and former Head, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos Nigeria.
Outside the University of Lagos, he has been a Consultant to many national and international bilateral and multilateral agencies including: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Experts Group on Environment and Development in West and Central Africa; Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO Ocean Data and Information Network in Africa (ODINAFRICA) Project; United Nations Pool of Experts of the Regular Process for Global Reporting and Assessment of the State of the Marine Environment. He has participated in key projects in developing frameworks for coastal resilience and watershed management in coastal ecosystems in Nigeria.
Professor Chukwu has also had Visiting Fellowship programmes at Harvard University Massachusetts Boston USA; Darden Business School University of Virgina USA; University of South Australia Adelaide Australia; University of Newcastle, Australia, and Sochoow University, China. He has participated and served as resource person in several national and international conferences, workshops and training programmes in Europe, North America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.
He belongs to several professional associations and is a Fellow of Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation (FEnv) and Fellow of West African Society of Toxicology (FWASOT).
He is happily married with children.
His appointment, when approved, is for two (2) years and takes effect from Wednesday, April 28, 2021 to Thursday, April 27, 2023.