Nosa EgieborDr. Nosa Egiebor, Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

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Dr. Nosa O. Egiebor joined Montana Technological University as provost and executive vice chancellor on July 31, 2023. As provost and executive vice chancellor Dr. Egiebor will focus on ensuring that Montana Tech does not only fulfill its mission as a special focus institution for the State of Montana but will also be true to the strategic goals of fostering student success, developing academic programs of distinction and excellence, and building a healthy and vibrant campus community.

As chief academic officer of the university, the office of the provost will:

  1. Enhance instructional excellence,
  2. Increase enrollment at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
  3. Ensure outstanding student experience,
  4. Expand international engagement of Montana Tech,
  5. Increase faculty research productivity, and
  6. Revamp our library to be a central resource for learning and research.

We will strive to foster a more collaborative atmosphere that fully supports our most valuable resources: the students, faculty, and staff.

Professionally, Dr. Egiebor is a Chemical and Environmental Engineering professor with a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from Queen's University in Ontario, Canada. He specializes in process engineering and environmental aspects of mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. He started his academic career at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, where he was promoted to full professor, and was subsequently appointed as the U.S. Department of Energy's Samuel P. Massie Chair of Excellence Professor in Environmental Engineering, with tenure at Tuskegee University in Alabama. Serving also as program director, he led the development of the environmental engineering degree program at Tuskegee University. As an academic administrator, he has previously served as provost and executive vice president at the State University of New York – College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, NY. Before his engagement as a provost at SUNY-ESF, he was executive director of global engagement at the University of Mississippi, and before that, he was vice president for international education and research at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Dr. Egiebor is a renowned international educator and researcher who has served as visiting professor at top universities around the world, including at the Technical University of Berlin in Germany, Ankara University in Turkey, and the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Burkina Faso. He also recently completed an international academic leadership engagement as deputy vice chancellor for academic affairs and research at the University of Rwanda in Kigali. Dr. Egiebor was a U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) member between 2015 and 2018. He also previously served as the environmental engineering expert member of the National Research Council's (NRC's) Committee on Assembled Chemical Weapons Demilitarization, a congressionally mandated committee of NRC. He is presently a member of Queen's University's Council, his alma mater, in Ontario, Canada. He has received 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, advanced oxidation processes, biomass conversion for activated carbon and biochar production, carbon dioxide sequestration, hydrometallurgical processing of ores and concentrates, acid mine drainage, and the treatment of mining and milling wastes. As a researcher, he has secured over $30 million in extramural funding as grants and contracts from various national and international funding agencies. He has published over 140 scholarly and peer-reviewed articles and technical papers, and has delivered numerous lectures and oral presentations at conferences, workshops, and symposia worldwide.