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Corban University

Nkem Azike

Visiting Associate Professor of Chemistry

(503) 375-7175

  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • M.S. Analytical Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Management, National Center for Technology Management; Nigeria

Dr. Azike joins Corban’s science faculty as an accomplished analytical chemistry professor with over 20 years of experience in research and broader leadership roles. After earning her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, Dr. Azike served for over 33 years at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos as both a professor and researcher.

During her time there, she also served as Head of Department for three years and Director of Applied Research and Technology Innovation for four. Additionally, she served as chair of several academic committees while conducting research on the isolation and characterization of essential oils from spices, cation exchange capacity of soils, heavy metal risks from edible plants, soils, and water, and pesticide residues in Cow peas, among other topics.

Dr. Azike has three grown children and three grandchildren, and enjoys spending her spare time baking and creating beautiful wedding and birthday cakes.

“I love the fact that I can openly talk about God, inspire my students’ personal and academic success, and pray with them before each class.”