Father GODFREY NZAMUJO, O.P., was born in Kano, Nigeria in 1950. He obtained his B.A. in Modern Philosophy and Mathematics, his M.A. in Theology (Creation-Centered/Evolution Option) and his PH.D. in Economic Philosophy. He further obtained a Higher Diploma in Systems Engineering as well as a M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, and a PH.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Service from the University of California at Irvine. He is currently a PH.D. Candidate in Management Science at the International Institute for Advanced Studies.
Father Nzamujo has been the Director of the Songhai Centre, Benin since 1984. He has also been a Research Fellow/Professor at the University of California, Irvine, Associate Pastor, St Nicholas Catholic Church, Laguna Hills, California, and Assist Professor of Engineering at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California.
His expertise in Engineering includes: electro-optical devices, digital systems-micro-electronics, micro-computer systems, discrete Mathematics and Symbolic Logic and digital image processing.
His expertise in Biological Sciences includes: ecology and microbiology, microbiology and soil fertilization, natural systems and energy pathway in water sub-systems, and mycology and its usefulness in African ecosystems – economic perspectives, Mushroom-laboratory culture and production.
His expertise in Development includes: integrated systems and tropical farming systems- their socio-economic perspectives and institutional economics-social engineering in post colonial Africa. Father Nzamujo expertise in Spirituality include its relevance in psychological and social development
His present research interests include: sustainable agriculture in the tropics and the corresponding institutional framework, renewable energy-biogas and interest in rural energy development, microbiology and soil fertilization-Bacillus Lateresporus and Rhyzobia-moisture, temperature; microbiological environment and nutritive elements in integrated soil fertility management and, energy partway in water bodies-mining nutrient-energy sinks in urban and peri urban waste water bodies.
Father Nzamujo is the recipient of many honors and awards including membership of the U.N. Independent Commission on â€œAfrica and the Challenges for the Third Millenniumâ€, the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger (co-winner with President Rawlings of Ghana), Jesuit Honors Award and, the Engineering Honors Award (California).