The idea to set up a model research and training centre supported by the private sector and focused on research and training for sustainable developments in Nigeria started when three Nigerians met in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, in August 2010.
The three Nigerians were Dr. Edu Inam of the Department of Chemistry University of Uyo, Dr. Francis Folusho then a Post Doctoral Scholar at New England Biolab Boston, and Mr. Julius Akinyemi, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. The meeting was facilitated by Mrs. Valerie Edozie of Schlumberger Nigeria Limited.
Dr. Edu Inam is a fellow of Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Programme and continues to enjoy close association with the Schlumberger Family.[/one_half] [one_half_last][special_text tagname=”h2″ pattern=”yes” color=”” font_size=”” font_weight=”default” font=”default” margin_top=”30″ margin_bottom=”50″ align=”left”] [/special_text]After extensive deliberations by the trio, Dr. Inam had the mandate of getting approval from the University of Uyo to host as well as key into this idea which had already turned into a vision.
Dr. Ime Obot and Dr. Joseph Essien, very well-respected research scientists in the University of Uyo, came on board to strengthen the technical aspects while Dr. Utibe Aluyi, retail pharmacists, USA was co-opted to expand linkages in USA.
After several bureaucratic procedures, the senate of the University of Uyo at its’ 82nd meeting held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 approved the establishment of International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR) in line with the ideas developed by the founding team.[/one_half_last] [special_text tagname=”h2″ pattern=”yes” color=”” font_size=”” font_weight=”default” font=”default” margin_top=”30″ margin_bottom=”50″ align=”left”]Our Team[/special_text] [table id=2 /] [table id=12 /] [table id=4 /] [table id=3 /]