EDU J. INAM, is currently a Reader in Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, and the Director, International Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), University of Uyo, Uyo. She is also the immediate past Acting Director, Centre for Research and Development, University of Uyo. She has over twenty years’ experience in teaching and research across three continents including Africa, Asia and Europe., and has worked as a consultant for World Bank and United Nations Development Program sponsored projects in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
She obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Loughborough University, United Kingdom in 2005 and then proceeded to United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan for two professional courses in International Co-operation and Development, and Environmental Change: Managing Risks in 2006. In 2007 Dr. Inam obtained Korean Government postdoctoral Fellowship tenable at International Environmental Research Center, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. While in Korea she obtained Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Scholarship which enabled her to continue her research for additional two years. She is also a commonwealth professional fellow and a regional expert on Global Chemicals Outlook working with United Nations Environment Programme
She Joined ACS in 2014 and pioneered the setting up of ACS Nigeria International Chemical Sciences Chapter which was chartered in 2015. She has contributed tremendously to the successful functioning of ACS Nigeria Chapter through implementing various programmes including the Abuja Chemistry Festival in 2015, the Global Innovation Imperative in 2015, The ACS Nigeria Chapter Symposium Series now in its 6th year, The Project SEED programme and the University of Uyo ACS Student chapter. Dr Inam is a member of the Environment division as her expertise is in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry.
Her major research interest is in developing simple technologies towards improving the quality of life of rural community as well as ensuring environmental sustainability. She has been involved in an international collaborative research on climate change impact on water quality in South East Asia and currently collaborating with the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre Germany and Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom to promote sustainable chemistry and renewable energy globally. She was the lead of a pilot biogas waste to energy project in Oboh-Annang, Akwa Ibom State. Dr Inam was appointed the National Co-ordinator for the Global Experiment for the International Year of Chemistry 2011 by Chemical Society of Nigeria, and as a Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Alumnae, she has been involved with the Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED) project in Nigeria. She is the Chair elect American Chemical Society Nigeria International Chemical Science Chapter
She has authored/co-authored 60 research articles and 2 book chapters including 7 technical reports, 4 edited books, and 4 conference proceedings. She has 30 conference papers presented locally and at international conferences. She has supervised 25 master’s students and 5 PhDs. She has attracted to her research group grants worth over 50million naira and over 100million naira to the University of Uyo.