The federal government has appointed a renowned South African based professor of Chemical and Process Engineering, Mr Sunny Iyuke, as new principal and Chief Executive Officer of Petroleum Training Institution, Effurun.
Until his appointment, he was the Head of School of Chemical & Metallurgical Engineering of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has produced several patents in nanotechnology locally and internationally including World Intellectual Property Organization of International Bureau.
Prof. Iyuke is a registered Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa and a Chartered Engineer with UK Engineering Council, London. He is also the vice president of Council of the South African Institution of Chemical Engineers. He is one of the top nanotechnologists in South Africa.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Mr Brown Ukanefemoni, who confirmed the development said Prof. Iyuke replaces Mrs. Emily E. Arhagba who had been on acting capacity.
The new principal, it was gathered will officially assume office Wednesday.