Tuskegee University Chair
Dr. Nosa O. Egiebor, P.E.

Before accepting the position of Dr. Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence in Environmental Engineering at Tuskegee University, Dr. Egiebor was a professor of Mineral and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. He received his PhD in Mineral Process and Reaction Engineering from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada with specialization in the environmental aspects of mineral and energy resource production and utilization. In 1996, he accepted the United States Department of Energy Professorial Chair of Excellence in Environmental Science & Engineering at Tuskegee University in Alabama, USA, a position he holds till today.
 
Professor Egiebor has authored or co-authored over 120 scholarly publications in journals, books, and technical reports, and he is the recipient of a United States patent award. He has also received several international scholarly awards, such as the Alexander von Humboldt Award in Germany, the United States Fulbright Fellowship award, and the U.S. Department of Energy award for outstanding research and educational accomplishments. He is a registered professional engineer (PE) and a member of several professional associations.


Since 1996, Dr. Egiebor has secured over 14 million dollars in external research and scholarly activities funding. His research interests include: environmental biotechnology, mineral and energy industry hazardous waste treatment, characterization of repository materials for high level radioactive waste disposal, industrial wastewater treatment by supercritical fluid technology, acid mine drainage, column flotation, flocculation and coagulation, and desulfurization of solid carbonaceous fuels. Dr. Egiebor also has research experience in coal conversion, catalysis and Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, and precious metal hydrometallurgy. His research has been funded by a variety of public and private agencies, some of the agencies include the US Department of Energy; NASA; Office of Naval Research (ONR); USAID; Lockheed Martins; Shell, Amoco, ABITIBI-PRICE, NSERC Canada, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada (EMR), Alberta Environmental Research Trust (AERT), Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA), and NATO.Dr. Egiebor is an Associate Editor for the Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, and a reader and reviewer for several international granting agencies including the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and the Australian Research Council (ARC). He is also a technical reviewer for several scholarly journals including, Energy & Fuels (an ACS Journal), and Metallurgical and Materials Transactions (a journal of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society or TMS), and is an associate editor for Developments in Chemical Engineering & Mineral Processing (an Australian Journal). He has also consulted for several national and international organizations including Esso Resources Ltd. of Canada, Abitibi-Price Inc., Amoco Petroleum Development Company, Shell, and GTZ Eschbome of Germany


 

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