Updated: Jul 9, 2021
Professor Ndubuisi Ekekwe will be the keynote speaker at the Association of Nigerian Scholars in America (ANSA) webinar titled “Translating Academic Research into Industrial Processes and Products: Benefits, Challenges, and Opportunities” on Saturday July 10th, 2021, at 12pm - 2pm EST (5pm - 7 pm WAT)
Dr Ekekwe holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees including a PhD in engineering from Johns Hopkins University, USA. He earned an undergraduate degree from the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria.
Thus far, Prof. Ekekwe has held professorships in Carnegie Mellon University and Babcock University, and served in the United States National Science Foundation Committee. He also invented and patented a robotic system which the United States Government acquired assignee rights. While in Analog Devices Corp, he co-designed an accelerometer for the iPhone. A recipient of IGI Global “Book of the Year” award, a TED Fellow, IBM Global Entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader,
Prof. Ekekwe is also an avid entrepreneur. Since 2009, the Chairman of Fasmicro Group which controls many startups and entities has been writing in the Harvard Business Review. He was also recognized by The Guardian as one of 60 Nigerians Making “Nigerian Live Matter” on Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day (Oct 1, 2020).
We are extremely excited to meet Prof. Ekekwe and It is our hope that the seminar will provide the ANSA community and the general public with the opportunity to get diverse perspectives on career choices and multiple ways in which they can successfully apply research to industrial products and services. Are you excited too? Do not miss out!