Academic Staff

  26 Apr 2017

Solomon Nnanna Umeham








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An exceptionally driven, award winning and globally published professor with a wealth of knowledge within environmental biology. A professional with extensive senior management experience, having held key roles including Director within a leading university as well as the successful delivery of an inaugural lecture in 2014. An individual who excels in research, administration and department management as well as playing a pivotal role within numerous panels and scientific groups. Current Dean of the Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences.


  • Extensive teaching experience
  • Departmental/Faculty management
  • Administration
  • Extensive global experience




  • Environmental biology expertise
  • Extensive research experience
  • Delivery of lectures
  • Panels and scientific group participation

DATE OF BIRTH: 02-01-1955




1985 – Date                 Abia State University, Uturu and Board Appointments

2016 – Till date            Chairman/Member NUC Adhoc accreditation panels

2013 – 2015                 Member, Governing Council, Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, Yobe State

2011-2013                   Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Education

2009-2011             Dean, Faculty of Biological and Physical Sciences

2007 – 2009                 Director, Institute for Arts and Science

2005 – 2007                 Head of Department of Animal and Environmental Biology

2002 – 2004                 Head of Department of Zoology

1997-2000                   Dean, Student Affairs

1996-2000             University Mace Bearer / Member, Board of Directors Federal Office of Statistics (2000)

1995-1997                   Coordinator, School of Biological Sciences / Member Board of Directors Abia palm (nig.)LTD

1995 -1997                  Liaison Officer, Sandwich Programme



Key Achievements:

  • Successfully continues to progress within the university, gaining numerous promotions and educational Expertise.
  • Continually achieves excellent results, this included the delivery of an inaugural lecture titledWater is life, water is death and ultimate resource in June 2014


Additional Experience

1980 -1985      Lake Chad Research Institute Maiduguri

1978-1979       N.Y.S.C


Key Achievements

  • ABOS fellowship, University of Ghent, Belgium 1992
  • Commonwealth academic fellowship. Brunei University, Uxbridge, UK 2004/2005
  • Abia State University Long service award 2006
  • NAASS Coordinator of the year award 1997
  • Rotaract’s Award of an outstanding performance as Dean of Student affairs 1999
  • SUG, Dean of the Year Award 1999
  • FAYA award 1999
  • Life Senior fellow -llya Imobraska 2004
  • Joint association of Science students-Fatherly role award 2009
  • Student union Government (SUG)-Most outstanding Dean award 2009/2010
  • Honorary Rotarian award 2010
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria

Papers Read

Read numerous papers in national and global conferences including, The phytoplankton productivity and some physico-chemical parameters of Aba River, Quick biomonitors of pollution and oil spillage. Tensions and strategies of conflict management in the management of Nigerian University students



Achieved the publication of numerous books, over 100 peer reviewed journal articles, this has included entry into The African Journal of Applied Zoology, The Journal of Environmental and Toxicology, A Journal of the Environment, Journal of Health and Visual Sciences, The Journal of Applied Sciences, World Journal of Biotechnology, Standard Biology Practical Manual, A Biology Text for University Freshmen, Readings in ecology and College Biology



Attended numerous workshops including Niger Delta Environmental and Social Study Group Strategic Impact Assessment Workshop and Association of Aquatic Sciences of Nigeria 24/25 Annual International Conference and Workshop

Editorship of Scientific Journals

Science Research, Science Alert, Asian Journal of Fineries and Aquatic Sciences, Editor-in Chief Science, Editor-in-Chief-Journal of Environment, Science and Technology (JEST), TETFUND assisted, Chief Editor-Journal of Medical and Biological Sciences.



2004 – 2005    Bio-monitoring of Pollution and Oil Spillage – Institute for the Environment, Brunei Uxbridge

2002                Environmental Impact Assessment Training – Practitioners Course – Shell Petroleum

1992               ABOS Fellowship in Lake Management – University of Gent Belgium

1990                           Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Flame Photometer, Auto-Analyzer and Vapodest Certificate

1988 -1992     PhD Zoology “Hydrobiology” – University of Port Harcourt

1985               MSc Hydrobiology and Fisheries Biology – University of Port Harcourt

1978               BSc (Honours) Zoology – University of Nigeria

1972               W.A.S.C. – Government Secondary School Afikpo

Federal Republic of Nigeria Industrial Training Fund Workshop on Strategic Planning

Seminar on Wealth Creation through Entrepreneurship

Pilgrim Certificate-Jerusalem Pilgrim

Mount Sinai/ Monastery of St. Catherine Certificate



Professional memberships: Fisheries Society of Nigeria, Nigerian Society of Aquatic Sciences, New York Academy of science, Research Board of Advisors, The American Biographic Institute, Nigerian Institute for Biomedical Engineering, CSFP Alumni Association.

Interests: Fish culture, aquatic ecology and pollution studies, wild life, plankton, physico-chemical hydrology and paleolimnology.