Nosa O. Egiebor | Environmental Resources Engineering | SUNY-ESF
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Nosa O. EgieborSpecial Assistant to the President for International Educational Programs

Nosa Egiebor

206 Bray Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-6509 | 315-470-6510

Dr. Nosa Egiebor is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Resource Engineering, and he currently also serves as the Provost and Executive Vice President of the college. A registered Professional Engineer, he received his PhD in Chemical-Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University in 1985. Dr Egiebor has held faculty and academic administration positions in Canada and the United States for over 33 years. He started his post PhD academic career at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada where he served for 11 years and achieved the rank of full Professor in 1993. In 1996, he was named the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) endowed Professor, as the Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence in Environmental Engineering, at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Serving also as Director, he led the development of the environmental engineering degree program at Tuskegee University. He subsequently served the same university as Vice President for International Education & Research between 2011 and 2014.

Dr. Egiebor has also previously served as Chair of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at the U.A. Whitaker College of Engineering at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL, as well as Senior International Officer (SIO) and Executive Director of Global Engagement at the University of Mississippi. He is internationally renowned as an 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 is currently a member of U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), where he serves in the Environmental Engineering Committee. He is a life member of 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. Over the past 20 years, he has secured more than $25 million in extramural funding as grants and contracts from numerous funding agencies, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Egiebor has published over 120 scholarly articles and delivered numerous invited lectures and oral presentations at national and international conferences.

diagram of water treatment plantHis 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 functional leaders in the global economy of the 21st century. His hobbies include traveling, the outdoors, soccer, and working-out in the gym.