Mrs. Nnenna Cynthia Ariakpomu (Nee Unamma)

Mrs. Nnenna Cynthia Ariakpomu (Nee Unamma)
Assistant Lecturer
Room 213D – CAFST Complex
Two-time 500L Academic Adviser
Research and Knowledge Transfer in Food Science and Technology (including industrial relevance)
ICT Liaison and Help Desk Officer – CAFST
Freelance consultant in food plant setups, product and process optimisation and quality management

Assistant Lecturer (500 Level Academic Advisor)
Dept. of Food Sci. and Tech., Michael Okpara University of Agric, Abia State (Nigeria)

NPD Team Project Manager – Food Quality and Innovation
School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds, (United Kingdom)

Graduate Assistant (500 level Academic Adviser)
Dept. of Food Sci. and Tech., Michael Okpara University of Agric, Abia State (Nigeria)

Teaching Assistant (National Youth Service Scheme)
Dept. of Food Sci. and Tech., University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State (Nigeria)

Nigerian Breweries (AMA)Plc. (HEINEKEN OpCo.), Enugu State (Nigeria)

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MSc. Food Quality and Innovation – University of Leeds, United Kingdom (2018)
BSc. Food Science and Technology – Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (2014)
WASSCE/NECO – Federal Government Girls’ College, Umuahia (2008)

ICDL Certification – Cyber Security, Presentation, Online Collaboration, and ICT in Education (2021)

Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST)
Institute of Food Science and Technology, UK (IFST)
Product Innovation
Food Packaging
Sensory Science
Consumer Research (House of Quality)
Stage-Gate Approach in Product Development
ICT in Education
Quality Management
Food innovation for; Value-added products from farm to fork,
Managing diet-related metabolic syndromes,
Successful market launch of designed products.
FST 314 – Food Analysis
FST 321 – Fundamentals of Food Processing
FST 326 – Physical Properties of Foods
FST 327 – Sensory Evaluation of Foods
FST 411 – Food Process Plant Design
FST 514 – Dairy Science and Technology
Power Point/Seminar Presentation Skills
1. N.E. Obasi, N.C. Unamma and G.E. Nwofia (2014) Effect of dry heat pre-treatment (Toasting) on the cooking time of cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp). Nigerian Food Journal 12/2014; 32(2):16-24. DOI: 10.1016/S0189-7241(15)30113-2   
2. Amuzie, N.N., Obasi, N. E. and Unamma, N. C. (2017) Physicochemical and pasting properties of starch extracted from four improved cassava varieties. Research Journal of Food Science and Quality Control 3(1):9-20.
Challenges of Expanding the Global Market for Processed Nigerian Food Products. 12th Dr. Isaac Adebayo Akinrele Students’ Merit Award Essay and Best Thesis (2009/2010)