Dr. Reuben Mfon Umoh was appointed the Director of Engineering on 14th December, 2016. Until his appointment he was a Deputy Director (Training) in the Petroleum and Natural Gas Processing Department (PNGPD). He holds a B.sc degree in Chemical and Petroleum Technology from Federal University, Owerri, an M.sc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lagos and a PhD degree from Robert Gordon University, Abarden, Scotland, United Kingdom. His research work on Gas-to-Liquids Technology earned him the PhD degree. His research interest is in process integration and Membrane Technology, Gas Separation, Gas-to-Liquids Technology, synthetic fuels, Nanotechnology. He specializes in conversion of natural gas to liquid hydrocarbon fuels and oxygenates using catalytic membrane reactors. His research work has earned him a British patent, USA patent and world patent (WIPO).
He has authored many Public outputs attended seminars both locally and internationally.
Dr. Umoh is a member of the following professional bodies.
The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE).
The Nigeria Society of Chemical Engineers (NSCHE).
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) International.
American Chemical Society (ACS).
Fellow, Institute of Policy Management Development.