Professor Chimezie Anyakora holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry from University of Nigeria Nsukka. He holds a master’s degree and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Lagos. Over these years he has attended various short courses to enhance his capacity as an academic. Among these are Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations from Harvard Kennedy School in Boston and USAID/Federal Rules and Regulations: Grant and Cooperative Agreements from Inside NGO in Washington DC.
He taught at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lagos for over a decade. During his time at the University of Lagos he was a member of various ad hoc and standing committees in the University. He served at the University Postgraduate board, central timetable committee, admission committee, examination malpractice committee and many others. He was part of the international transition team for the African University of Science and Technology Abuja where he worked with other colleagues across the world to craft a strategy for the University. He has served on the editorial boards and as a reviewer of many international journals across the world.
He is seasoned scientist who has an extensive experience in analytical techniques and has applied this in solving numerous problems in food and pharmaceutical and environmental sector. He has also been involved in Public Health and Medicine Quality research. He has supervised over twenty-five PhD and masters students and published scores of papers in the field of analytical and pharmaceutical chemistry. He was named the University of Lagos researcher of the year in 2009 among many other awards. He has presented numerous scientific papers in many international conferences across the world.