NTIC Alumnus Excel in Robotics Engineering
26 year old NTIC Alumnus, Chinemelu Ezeh tells of his challenges, thrives and breakthroughs in Robotics Engineering as he gives a peek into world of integration of Electronics, Electrical, Computing, Mechanical and Material Engineering, dealing with designs, manufacturing and use of robots for control, sensory feedback and information processing.
Now pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Assistive Robotics from the University College London, Chinemelu is currently working to develop novel control interfaces for sharing control between a wheelchair user and a smart wheelchair.
Chinemelu knack for the sciences has always shone through right from his days as a student at Nigerian Tulip International Colleges Abuja School.
In an interview with Chinemelu, he credits his parents for their hands-on approach in raising him and NTIC for their pragmatic and science orientation which drilled into him the requisite foundation that has helped in thus far in excelling in the sciences.
Being one of the outstanding students in his set, he garnered awards and prizes like they were pieces of cake. He bagged the 1st runner-up in Abuja, in both instances in the Junior and Senior categories of the Cowbell Mathematics Competition, and later emerged as Bronze medalist, Infomatrix Computer Olympiad held in Romania in 2006. He also helped programme the robot for the project that won silver in the Informatrix competition. In 2007, he emerged Silver Medalist at the Science and English Fair, in Turkey, while in 2008, he placed 7th place in the Nigerian National Mathematics Olympiad.
It was therefore no surprise that Chinemelu passed his WAEC/SSCE in flying colours in 2008, and also scored 90 per cent for his Advanced level studies at the Cambridge Arts and Science, Canterbury United Kingdom, as the best graduating student, and the only student to be accepted into Imperial College in London (ICL), from his set.
We are proud of Chinemelu Ezeh for being a worthy ambassador of Nigerian Tulip International Colleges and Nigeria at large.