Spotlight on Graduate Student Norbert Okolie

Norbert Okolie

Norbert Okechukwu Okolie was born in Kaduna, Nigeria and completed his undergraduate studies in Glass Technology at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 2004. He obtained his MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Georgi Chernev where he worked on the synthesis of bioactive glasses for dentistry.

He joined UNH in August 2016 for a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering and is a member of Prof. Gonghu Li's group where he currently works on the synthesis of nitrogen doped semiconductors for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2

Norbert enjoys spending time with his family and close friends and is passionate about teaching and an avid lover of art, animated movies and music (if the beat is right and the lyrics are tight).