Nosa O. Egiebor | Environmental Resources Engineering | SUNY-ESF
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Nosa O. EgieborProfessor and Special Adviser on International Education

Nosa Egiebor

425 Baker Lab
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210


Dr. Nosa Egiebor is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Resource Engineering. He has previously served as the Provost and Executive Vice President of the university. A registered Professional Engineer, he received his PhD in Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Egiebor has held faculty and senior academic administration positions in Canada and the United States for over 30 years. He started his post PhD academic career at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada where he attained the rank of Full Professor. He was subsequently served as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Chair Professor, as the Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence in Environmental Engineering with tenure at Tuskegee University, Alabama. Serving also as Director, he led the development of the environmental engineering degree program at Tuskegee University. He also served the same university as Vice President for International Education & Research between 2011 and 2014.

From 2014 to 2017, he was Chief International Officer (SIO) and Executive Director of Global Engagement at the University of Mississippi. He is an internationally renowned educator and researcher, and has served as a Visiting Professor in top international universities, including the Technical University of Berlin in Germany, Ankara University in Turkey, and the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Burkina Faso. Dr. Egiebor also served as a member of U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) between 2015 and 2018. He is a life member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineer (AIChE), and the recipient of numerous national and international professional awards, including the U.S. Department of Energy award for Outstanding Research & Educational Accomplishments, the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship Award in Germany, and the U.S. Fulbright Scholar award, amongst others.

Dr. Egiebor’s research interests include; industrial water and wastewater treatment, trace contaminant analysis in drinking water and food products, advanced oxidation processes, biomass conversion for activated carbon and biofuel production, CO2 sequestration and capture; solidification for low level radioactive waste treatment, acid mine drainage, and the treatment of mining and milling wastes. Dr. Egiebor has secured more than $30 million in extramural funding as grants and contracts from numerous funding agencies, both nationally and internationally. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and delivered numerous invited lectures and oral presentations at national and international conferences.

His undergraduate and graduate teaching interests include the following;

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Science & Engineering.
  • Industrial Pollution and Abatement Processes
  • Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Advanced Environmental Chemistry.
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Principles of Mineral Processing
  • Hydrometallurgy
  • Solidification and Nuclear Wastes Management
  • Environmental biotechnology

Dr. Egiebor is a passionate advocate for comprehensive internationalization of higher education, and he views global engagement as an effective platform for preparing students to be global leaders in the 21st century. His hobbies include traveling, the outdoors, soccer, and working-out in the gym.