Professor Chigozie Israel-Cookey is a Distinguished Professor of Theoretical Physics at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Nigeria since 2010. He attended Rivers State University (formally, Rivers State University of Science and Technology) Port Harcourt, Nigeria where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (1987), Master of Philosophy (1992) and Doctor of Philosophy (2003) both in Theoretical Physics. He is a member of Nigerian Institute of Physics (NIP).

He is the current Director, Information and Communication Technology Centre. He served severally as the Head, Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science (2006 -2015) and Department of Physics (2017 - 2019); and in other University Committees.

 Professor Israel-Cookey began his academic career at the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria as a  Graduate Assistant in 1988 and rose to the rank of Lecturer II in 1997. He joined and  has been in the services of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt since 1997.

Professor Israel-Cookey’s area of research covers  the field of Magnetohydrodynamic fluid flows and stability; Mathematical Modelling and Computational Physics. He has written, authored, co-authored and published several articles in learned journals and presented papers in local and international conferences and workshops.

Professor Chigozie is happily married to Gladys,  and the marriage is blessed with three lovely children.