Even among intellectuals, they are special ones like Professor Hilary Inyang, born November 8, 1959. Professor Inyang was a precocious child, whose academic qualities were spotted quite early in life. Today, he has built a legacy of excellence as an academic, with his teaching career cutting across the globe, from the United States to Brazil, Japan, Korea, India, Canada, Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia, Botswana, United Arab Emirates and China. He attended the Nigerian Christian Secondary School, Ukpom, Abak, Akwa Ibom State and won a Shell-British Petroleum scholarship in 1977, to the University of Calabar where he received a B.Sc. in Geology in 1981. Professor Inyang holds a Ph.D. with a double major in Geotechnical Engineering and Materials, and a minor in Mineral Resources from Iowa State University; an M.S. and B.S. in Civil Engineering from North Dakota State University, USA.
He was awarded Nigerias highest honour for academic accomplishment, the Nigerian National Order of Merit in 2013 and is the first black person to be endowed as a distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering in the United States. Professor Inyang also holds the distinction of being the first African immigrant to Chair a Committee of the congressionally mandated National Science Advisory body of a US agency. He has authored and co-authored more than 260 research articles, book chapters, and federal design manuals. He was the President of the International Society for Environmental Geotechnology (ISEG) and leads the Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction (GADR). He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Energy Engineering of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an associate editor/editorial board member of 27 refereed international journals. In 2008 he contested for and became a finalist for the position of United Nations Under Secretary-General and Rector of United Nations University in Tokyo.
He served as Vice Chancellor of Botswana International University of Science and technology (BIUST), Palapye, Botswana. He is a Fellow of African Academy of Science, Fellows of the Geological Society of London among many others.

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  • Arc Nya-Etok Ezekiel,
    Posted September 16, 2020 5:30 am 0Likes

    I respect and honor you sir!

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