|Professor Faraday F. Osasere Orumwense has been appointed as the 9th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin.
Professor Orumwense was born on 20th June, 1954. He attended Western Boys High School, Benin City for his Post Primary education, and obtained his National Diploma in Civil Engineering from the then Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in 1975. Thereafter, he proceeded to England, United Kingdom, where he obtained his undergraduate and Post-graduate degrees from University of Staffordshire and University of Leeds.
Professor Orumwense started his working career as Lecturer II at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 1983, and joined the services of University of Benin as Senior Lecturer in January, 1992. He rose through the ranks and was elevated to the position of a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University in October, 2001.
As an erudite scholar, Professor Orumwense has to his credit forty-five well researched books, as well as, articles in reputable local and international journals, including chapters in books.
As a researcher, Professor Orumwense has successfully executed six research projects, while six others are on-going. Among these projects are: Design of paper/book embossing machine (Hot Stamper); The effect of Thermal Cycling on the behavior of low carbon steel; The study of Mechanical properties and carbon steel; The study of mechanical properties and microstructure of copper addition on Aluminum Alloy; and Characterization and Development of Asbestos- Free Brake Pad using Snail shell and Robber Seed Husk.
Professor Orumwense, a member of the Special marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, and former Rector of Edo State Institute of Technology and Management, Usen, is a proud member of seven learned local and international societies including COREN.
Professor Orumwense who had the rare privilege of having obtained his National Diploma and all his degrees as recipient of Federal Government scholarship, is happily married with children.
The appointment of the new Vice Chancellor which takes effect from 1st December, 2014 was made by Governing Council of the University ably led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Council, Senator Dickson Bob.