Ugochukwu Ikegwu is a graduate student (Ph.D.) in Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “No challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change” and “at present, we are stealing the future and calling it GDP.” This captures the crux of his interest in the energy sector; analyzing and reengineering the energy infrastructures, developing new technologies, studying existing policies and the economics to aid efficient energy transition. He completed his B.Eng. degree in Chemical Engineering from Landmark University, Nigeria, in 2017, and his M.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 2021, both with distinctions. Upon his M.Sc. completion, his research birthed an energy consulting firm called Enviroenerg solutions in South Africa, where he served as a director and principal process engineer before joining UW-Madison. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess, soccer and having engaging conversations about humanity. He looks forward to the rewarding experience and knowledge to be gained from the EAP program.