Emmanuel Chukwudalu, Ohaekenyem was born on April 14th, 1988 in Anambra State, Nigeria. He received his BSc. Degree in Pure and Industrial Chemistry (First Class Honours) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 2011. Graduating with First Class Honours, he received a lecturing position to teach Chemistry in a University after his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2013. His research focuses on synthesis of macrocycles with an eye on new drug development and alternative energy. As a master student, Emmanuel synthesized sets of novel 1, 10 – phenathroline based macrocycles and their complexes; which showed anti-microbial activities against bacteria and fungi and photocatalytic potentials. Being research oriented, he enrolled in a PhD program where he is focused on providing cure to different cancer diseases using new complexes of Tetraaza-macrocycles. He has about eight publication and four conference papers.
As a way to get involve with new trends in research and also contribute to science world, he joined scientific associations such as American Chemical Society (ACS), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), International Younger Chemist Network (IYCN)/Social Media Team and International Research and Development Institute (IRDI). He has communicated his research findings to science audiences in ACS Nigeria chapter, IRDI and Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN). He has showed high level of commitment and diligence in his research haven been mentored and coached by several professors within his field. In 2010, he spent six months in research institute learning research methods and its etiquette. He served as president of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Family and Community Reorientation (FACOR) component in 2012, during which he aided in dissemination, sensitization and education of his community towards the then MDGs. He equally was among the Council of Leaders in charge of corps members’ affair in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Emmanuel is a passionate scholar geared towards addressing the health and energy challenges of the world. In other to increase academic drives and opportunities for Chemical Science students, he formed part of the pioneers that established the ACS international student chapter. Emmanuel is happily married.