Dr. Fabian Uchenna Ugwuona

Dr. Fabian Uchenna Ugwuona


Room 228 -CAFST Complex

Brief Profile/ Work Experience

Assistant Lecturer – 2006 – 2009 (NSUK);
Lecturer II – 2009 – 2012 (NSUK)
Lecturer I – 2012 – 2015 (NSUK)
Senior Lecturer – 2015 – Date (2021)

Educational Background / Academic / Professional Qualifications

CPS, ovoko-Ulo, BSS, Ovoko, UNN

FSLC, WASC, B. Sc, M. SC, M. Sc, PhD

Professional Memberships

Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)
Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (SESN)

Areas of Expertise

Food processing and preservation

Research Interests

Plant products development
Plant process development
Development of gluten-free goods
Food fortification and enrichment in plant foods
Antimicrobial actibities of herbs and spices in foods
Antioxidant activities of herbs and spices in foods

Student Education/ Courses Taught

FST 314 – Food Analysis, 2016 – 2018
FST 326 – Physical Properties of Food, 2016 – 2018
FST 314 – Food Analysis, 2016 – 2018
FST 414 – Food Quality Evaluation and Control, 2017 –2018
FST 515 – Processing of Miscellaneous Foods, 2019 to Date
FST 521 – Nutritional Evaluation of Food, – 2017 – Date
FST 814 – Engineering Properties of Food, 2016 – Date…
FST 832 – Advanced Thermodynamics, 2016 – Date
FST 843 – Food Toxicology, 2017- Date
FST 824 – Advanced Food Chemistry II, 2016 – 2019
FST 325 – Postharvest Physiology and Technology, 2021 -Date
FST 845 – Food Biochemistry, 2017 – Date
FST 825 – Chemometrics, Biochem & Biotech methods, 2017 – Date
FST 916 – Food Enzymology and Proteomics, 2019 – Date
FST 918 – Thermal processing of Food, 2019 – Date


1. Anthony N. Ukom, Faith C. Egejuru,  Philippa C. Ojimelukwe and  Fabian U. Ugwuona (2020). Effect of Plant Ash on Nutrient Quality and Antioxidant Activity of African Yam Bean Seed Porridge in Relation to Cooking Time. Food and Nutrition Sciences 11: 591-602
2. Ukom, A. N.  Okereke, I. O.  and  Ugwuona, F. U.   (2019). Physicochemical Properties and Antioxidant Activities of honey from Southern Nigeria. Journal of Chemical  Society of  Nigeria. 44 ( 6): 1044 -1055.
3. Nwamaka A. Obeta1, Chika E. Otuu1, Fabian U. Ugwuona and Evangeline S.Peter  (2020 ). Processing Treatments of Beniseed (Sesamum indicum Lin) on Nutrients, Anti-Nutrients Composition and Functional Properties of Flour.
4.  Ugwuona Fabian, U., Ani Jane, C., Onwuzuruike, Uzochukwu A., Ndife Joel and Ukom Anthony, N. (2019).   Antioxidant Activities of Four Commonly Connsumed Indigenous Spices of Nigeria as Affected by Extracting Solvents.
5. Ugwuona Fabian, Ani Jane, Uzochukwu Onwuzuruike*, Ukom Anthony, and Ndife Joel (2019). Antioxidant properties of Ethiopian pepper in scavenging1, 1-Diphenyl Picryl-2-hydrazyl radical and in suppressing rancidity in African breadfruit during storage. International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, 4 (4): 94-98.
6. Ndife J., Ogbonna, J., Okwunodulu I. N. and Ugwuona F.U  (2019). Comparative quality evaluation of selected traditional processed palm oils (Elaeis guineensis jacq) from south-East Nigeria. International Journal of  Agriculture, Environment and Bioresearch, 5 (03): 145 – 156.
7. Ugwuona, F. U., Onweluzo, J. C. and Ojimelukwe P. C. (2019). African nutmeg (Monodora myristica) possesses antioxidant properties and can preserve African breadfruit (Treculia africana) seed and flour. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health, 3(6): 44 – 50.
8. Ugwuona, F. U., Ojimelukwe, P. C. and Uger, M. N. (2019). Quality characteristics of shortcake biscuit produced from wheat flour using sprouted jack bean flour and jackbean protein concentrate as composites. International Journal of Food and Allied Sciences, 4(1): 6 – 11
9. Ndife, J., Nwokedi, C. U. and Ugwuona, F. U. (2019). Optimization of malting and saccharification in the production malt beverage from maize. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and Environment, 15 (1): 134 – 141.
10. Ugwuona, F. U., Alozie, E. N. and Okoye, R. T. (2018). Effect of African breadfruit seed flour addition on quality characteristics of bread. Nigerian Journal of Home Economics, 6(2):129 – 136.
11. Ugwuona, F. U. Odu, J. N. and Alozie, E. N.(2018). Physicochemical and functional properties of seed flours of fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) Cultivated in South-South and South-East Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Home Economics, 6 (2):  306 – 313.
12. Nife, J, Abdulkadir, K and Ugwuona, F (2018). Quality evaluation of stored tilapia fish (oreochromis niloticus) pretreated with different spices. Journal of  sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 17 (1): 198 – 211.
13. Ugwuona, F. U., Asogwa, S. I., Okakpu, C. J. and Aidamenbor, R. O. (2017).  Comparative evaluation of five formulated maize-soybean complementary  foods and a commercial complementary food. Journal of Sustainable  Agriculture and The Environment, 17(1): 43 – 61.
14. Ugwuona, F. U., Ani, J. C. and Ndife, J. (2017). Evaluation of Antioxidant  Properties of Monodora tenuifolia on cooked pork and beef. Nigerian Food  Journal, 35(2): 53 – 61.
15. Ugwuona, F.U., Obeta, N.A., Ejinkeonye, U.B. and Aliyu, S. A. (2018).  Production and quality evaluation of soy milk yoghurt. The Nigerian Journal  of Nutrition Sciences, 39 (1): 134 – 140.
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18. Fabian Uchenna Ugwuona and Nwamaka, A. Obeta (2016). Quality characteristics of  breads fortified with sesame seed. Global Journal of Medical Research (L): Nutrition and Food Science, 16 (2): 21-26.
19. Ugwuona, F. U. and J. C. Onweluzo, J. C. (2016). Antifeedant effects of black pepper  (Piper guineense: Schum and Thonn) oil against Sitophilus zeamais Herbtst and  Tribolium castaneum Motsch in African breadfruit seeds during storage. Nigerian Journal of Entomology, 32: 32-39.
20. Obeta, N. A., Ugwuona, F. U. and Edward, Q. A. (2016)  Effect of processing on hemagglutinin activity of lectin extract from selected green vegetables (Vernonia amygdalina, Gnetum africanum, Petrocarpus syauxil and Telifera occidentalis). African Journal of Food Science Research, 4 (2):011-017
21. Ugwuona, F. U. and Onweluzo, J. C. (2015). Nutrient Composition of some Commonly Consumed Indigenous Spices of Nigeria. NSUK Journal of  Science and Technology, 5(2):102-107.
22. Ugwuona, F.U., Ishiwu, C.N. and Olaiya, F.A. (2015). Effect of added fermented jackbean flour and jackbean protein concentrate on the quality of shortbread biscuit. NSUK Journal of Science and Technology, 5 (1): 154-159.
23. Charlse M. Anikweze,  Fabian, U. Ugwuona and  Gloria, U.  Anikweze  (2015). The Potential of solar dryer for large scale preservation of  staple food crops in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria. American International Journal of Research in Formal, Applied and Natural Sciences, 11 (1): 13-17.
24. Ugwuona, F.U and Shailong C.N. (2014). Consumption, utilization and nutrient composition of spices consumed in North  Central Nigeria. NSUK Journal of Science and Technology 4(1&2):  72-80.
25. Ugwuona  Fabian, U. and Suwaba  Sunday (2013). Effects of  defatted  jack bean flour and jack bean protein concentrate on physicochemical and sensory properties of bread. Nigerian Food Journal, 31 (2): 25 – 32
26. Ugwuona Fabian,  U. and Onweluzo Jane, C (2013).. Assessment of antioxidant  properties of tamarind fruit pulp and its effect on  storage stability of African bread fruit seed dhal and flour.  Nigerian Food Journal, 31(2): 41 -47
27. Ijeomah, A.U., Ugwuona, F.U. and Ibrahim, Y. (2012). Nutrient  composition  of three commonly consumed indigenous vegetables  of North-Central Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and  Environment,  8(1): 17 – 21
28. Ijeomah, A.U., Ugwuona, F.U. and Abdullahi, H. (2012). Phytochemical  composition and antioxidant properties of  Hibiscus sabdariffa and Moringa  oleifera. Nigerian Journal of Agriculture, Food and  Environment, 8(1): 10 – 16
29.  Ugwuona, F.U., Ogara, J.I and Awogbenja, M.D, (2012).  Chemical and Sensory quality of cakes formulated with wheat soybean and cassava flours. Indian Journal of Life Sciences,1(2): 1-6.
30. Ugwuona, F.U., Awogbenja, M.D and Ogara, J.I (2012). Quality evaluation of soy-acha mixes for infant feeding. Indian Journal of Scientific Research, 3(1): 43 – 50
31. Awogbenja, D, M. and Ugwuona, F.U. (2012). Nutrient and phytochemical composition of some commonly consumed traditional dishes  of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Production Agriculture and Technology (Faculty of Agriculture, NSUK Journal), 8(1): 30-39.
32. Ugwuona Fabian and Abe Abigail, B.  (2011). Development and quality evaluation of soy-sorghum, sesame-sorghum and sorghum-based weaning foods. NSUK  Journal of Science and Technology(Journal of Nasarawa State University, Keffi) 1(1&2): 68-74.
33. Ugwuona F.U. and Ikonoh, J.F. (2011). Development and evaluation  of  physicochemical and sensory quality of nonwheat corn  butter cakes. NSUK Journal of Science and Technology 1(1&2): 82-86.
34. Anikweze, G.U and Ugwuona, F.U (2011). Plastics in Food Packaging and   Environmental Issues. Journal of Home Economics   Research, 14: 141-150. 
35. Ugwuona, F.U and Shailong C.N. (2010). Chemical composition and sensory properties of pigeon pea-rice pap for weaning infants. Journal of Home Economics Research,13: 65-73.
36. Ugwuona, F.U. ( 2010). Effect of Piper extract on pork stability.Journal of food processing and preservation, 34(2): 235-246
37. Ugwuona, F.U. (2009). Chemical and sensory evaluation of soyFortified cassava-wheat  biscuit. Agro-science (Journal of Faculty of Agriculture, UNN), 8(1):55 – 59.
38. Ugwuona, F.U. (2008) Antimicrobial properties of spice extracts from Piper guineerse and Xylopia aethiopica  fruits. Production Agriculture and Technology (Journal of Faculty of Agriculture, NSUK), 4(2):152 – 160.
39.  Ugwuona, F.U. and Ihekoronye, A.I. (2007) Antioxidant properties of Xylopia flavours in ground pork. Production Agriculture and Technology {Journal of Faculty of Agriculture, Nasarawa State University,Keffi (NSUK)}, 4(2): 66 – 78
40. Obeta, N. A., Ugwuona, F. U.,  Uchegbu, N. N. and Oguamanam, C. S. 2021).Environmental Effects on Physicochemical Compositions, Microbial Load and Heavy Metal Content of Retailed Cut Fruits in Nsukka Main Market Enugu, Nigeria. Asian Food Science Journal 20(2): 80-91, 2021
41. Ugwuona, F.U. (2011). Nutrient Composition and sensory quality of soy-sorghum complementary blends fortified with Mango Mesocarp for infant  feeding. Journal of Home Economics Research, 14: 132-140.
42. Alao, J.I. and Ugwuona, F.U. (2011). Processing, preservation and  storage of  non-timber forest products in Nigeria pp415-458, In: A.A.,  Aiyeloja  and H.H., Ijeoma (eds.), Book of Reading in Forestry, Wildlife  Management  and  Fisheries, 1076pp.