Academic Qualifications and Institutions
Ph.D Mathematics. 1984: The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, USA.
M. Sc. (Mathematics), 1984: The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, USA.
M. Sc. (Mathematics), 1977: Queen’s University Kingston, Ontarior, CANADA.
B. Sc. (Mathematics), 1973: University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA.
Research Interest: Nonlinear Functional Analysis, Nonlinear Operator Theory,
Differential Equations, Nonlinear Optimization, Nonlinear Integral Equation.
A. African University of Science & Technology (AUST), Abuja, Nigeria
2018 (Nov.) - Present: Acting President.
2013 - Present: Vice President (Academic).
May, 2009 - Present: Director, Mathematics Institute & Head, Department of Pure & Applied Mathematics.
Feb. 14, 2010 - Jan. 02, 2012 : Acting President & Interim Provost.
May 1, 2009 - Feb. 21, 2010 : Interim Provost & Chief Academic Ocer.
B. International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
Jan. 1, 1993 - August, 2009 : Co-ordinator, DICTP (Mathematics).
March 1, 1992 - Dec. 1992 : Acting Co-ordinator, DICTP (Mathematics).
Professor has taught the following courses severally at UNN, ICTP and AUST:
Mathematical Analysis, Metric Space Topology, Functional Analysis, Nonlinear Operator Theory,
Geometry of Banach spaces, Nonlinear Iterative Methods and Hammerstein integral equations.
B. Postgraduate Supervision
Professor Chidume has supervised 18 (eighteen) Ph.D. theses in Mathematics. 6 (six) of his former
students whose Ph.D. theses he supervised are now Full Professors. They are: Professor Habtu Zegeye (Ethiopian), Botswana; Professor A.N. Eke, UNN; Professor M.O. Osilike, UNN; our own
Professor Chika Moore, NAU; Professor Eric U. Ofoedu, NAU; Professor Bashir Ali, BUK.
While at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) of UNESCO and IAEA, Professor Chidume supervised 61 (sixty one) Postgraduate (Post M.Sc.) theses in Mathematics for students from the following 16 (sixteen) countries: Cameroon; Egypt; Ethiopia; Ghana; Indonesia; Iran; Kenya; Morocco; Nepal; Nigeria; P.R. Congo; Senegal; Somalia; Syria; Sudan; and Vietnam.
May, 2009 - Present: Research Mathematician; Director, Mathematics Institute, AUST.
Jan. 1, 1993 - August, 2009 : Resident Research Scientist (Mathematician) - (ICTP of UNESCO
1995 - Present: Founder and Director, FORSINA (Forum for Studies in Nonlinear Analysis)