Ugochukwu Michael Ikegwu

Credentials: B.Eng. (Hons) Chemical Engineering, Landmark University, Nigeria; M.Sc. Chemical Engineering – University of The Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Position title: CBE Graduate Student (co-advised with Prof. Victor Zavala)


Phone: he/him/his

EH 2009


Ugo was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2017 at Landmark University, Nigeria, and obtained his master’s degree in Chemical engineering in South Africa. His interest in the valorization of waste from the chemical engineering industry with a concentration in molecular systems, machine learning, and optimization led to him joining the Van Lehn and Zavala groups in the Fall of 2022. Ugo has a great passion for soccer and enjoys volunteering for programs promoting access to education.