A 27 year-old Nigerian, Eugene Chidiebere Xavier Ikejemba recorded a remarkable academic achievement in the Netherlands graduating with his PhD Degree, which he read for in just two and half years. In between working on his PhD, Dr. Eugene published seven scientific articles in high ranked journals without access to funding for his research.

Dr. Ikejemba obtained his bachelor degrees in both Computer Science and Industrial Engineering with a 4.0 out of a 4.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in both South Africa and Cyprus respectively.

Ikejemba who obtained his PhD Degree from the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, focused his research on enhancing sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. His research interest rose out of conversations with Nigeria who lost their jobs and businesses due to lack of electricity for six months.