BRIEF CITATION ON ENGR. PROF. RHODA HABOR GUMUS
Engr. Prof. Rhoda Habor Gumus, born in Koroama town, Gbarain Clan of Bayelsa State, on 21 July, 1953, is a Professor of Chemical Engineering with the Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State. She holds an H.N.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from College of Science and Technology (1980), Masters of Technology (M.Tech) in Chemical Engineering from Rivers State University of Science and Technology (now Rivers State University) Port Harcourt (1988) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Loughborough University, Loughborough, U.K (2005).
Engr. Prof. Rhoda Gumus has published widely in leading journals in the field of Chemical engineering with key interest in; (i) Activated carbon using novel local materials for oil spill clean-up. (ii) Study of packed bed tubular reactor for CO2 reforming of methane. (iii) Modeling, simulation and design of modular refinery (iv) Reactor design for adsorption purposes
Engr. Prof. Rhoda Gumus has supervised over 40 undergraduate students and over 20 Post Graduate students both Masters and PhD in River State University of Science and Technology, Niger Delta University and University of Uyo.
Engr. Prof. Gumus is affiliated to several professional bodies; namely;
Nigerian Society of Engineers; Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers; Society of Petroleum Engineers; Registered Engineer, Council for the Registration of Engineering.
Prof. Gumus has held several positions and member of various committees in her career, they include; Departmental Examination Officer, RS/UST, Port Harcourt (1993 – 1995); Departmental Seminar Coordinator, RS/UST, Port Harcourt (1994 – 2001); Department Coordinator CEP, RS/UST, Port Harcourt (1997 – 1999); Member: Faculty Board of Engineering, NDU, Wilberforce Island (2006 – Date); Member: Faculty of Engr. Research Committee, NDU, Wilberforce Island (2007 – 2009); Member: Committee of Modification of Rules & Guidelines, NDU (2007); Member: Faculty Academic Content Review Committee, NDU (2007); Member: Post – Graduate School Board, NDU (2011 – 2013); Ag. Head of Department of Chemical/Petroleum Engineering, NDU (2009 – 2015); Member: Faculty Appraisal Committee, NDU (2009 – Date); Member: COREN, Accreditation team to FUPRE, Warri (2014); Member: COREN, Accreditation team to Madonna University, Enugu (2015); Member: COREN, Accreditation team to Uniport, Port Harcourt (2017); Chairperson, NDU Portable Water Project (2013-2017); Ag. Dean, Faculty of Engineering, NDU (2015-2017); Member: Departmental Chemical Process Design Team, (2019 – Date).
In 2001, She was awarded with the Bayelsa state Fellowship Award while in December 2020, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Yenagoa Branch found her worthy to be awarded having distinguished herself in her career and contributions towards development of society and Engineering. Also, in 2021, the Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN) Yenagoa Chapter awarded her with an award as the first female Professor of Chemical Engineering in Bayelsa State.
Engr. Prof. Rhoda Habor Gumus is a Pastor with Greater Evangelism World Crusade, Ministry and she is blessed with wonderful Children.