Profile – Martin A.N Anikwe

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Martin A.N Anikwe

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Soil Scientist


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Professor Martin Atu Ngozika Anikwe M.Sc,Ph.D FSSN.
Martin Atu Ngozika Anikwe completed his Masters Degree programme in the then Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management, ESUT in 1993. He was subsequently employed as an Assistant Lecturer in the same Department in September 1994. He later obtained a Ph.D in Soil Physics and Conservation from Department of Soil Science, University of Nigeria Nsukka in 2000. In 2007, Martin rose through the ranks to the position of a Professor of Soil Science of Enugu State University of Science and Technology.

Professor Anikwe has served meritoriously in many capacities as an energetic and industrious teacher and a researcher. He served as Head of Department of Agronomy and Ecological Management from 2000-2006, Director of Consultancy Services of this University from 2007-2011, Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Enugu State from 2011-2013, Executive Director ESUT Trust Fund. He is currently serving as Dean, Faculty of Agriculture ESUT.
At the Faculty and Senate of this University, he has at various times served as a Member or Chairman of various Committees. Prof. Martin Atu Ngozika Anikwe was the 20th inaugural lecturer of Enugu State University of Science and Technology and is a distinguished soil scientist and professional member of many professional association/bodies both at national and international levels. He is currently the youngest Fellow of Soil Science Society of Nigeria, where he currently serves as National Financial Secretary. He is also a member of International Union of Soil Science and International Erosion Control Association. He has so many achievements to his credit.
Professor Martin Atu Ngozika Anikwe is an outstanding member of the academia who has distinguished himself in the field of Soil Science as a teacher and researcher par excellence. He has made contributions that will be useful for agronomists, practicing soil scientists, students, environmentalists, and other professionals working with soils to enable them contribute, using standard procedures, to the development of framework or indexing procedure that can be easily modified for different soils and used to enumerate dynamic soil quality ratings, determine trends in those ratings, and thus be used to quantify the effect of soil and crop management decisions.
He is 52 years old, married to Mrs. Maureen Anikwe and the marriage is blessed with four children.

Research Areas:

  • Soil physics and conservation
  • Agronomy
  • Environmental Soil Science

Current N-related Projects:

  • Plant growth promoting bacteria inoculants
  • Biological N fixation
  • Agricultural intensification using legumes and pulses