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Chimere Alozie, BS '18, helped investigate microbial pollution in Western New York beaches as part of a summer UB RENEW project.

Chimere Alozie, BS '18, hopes his research can help build a sustainable future for him and the world's skyscrapers.

Chimere Alozie was born in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Nigeria as a teenager.

“I claim both countries, depending on where I am and who asks,” says Alozie, who chose to attend UB to study civil engineering. This past summer, he was one of a group of UB undergraduates investigating microbial pollution at Western New York beaches. UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water), an institute that focuses on the social and economic ramifications of complex energy and environmental issues, funded the project.

He was thankful for a donor-funded scholarship he received, which helped him support himself while gaining valuable research experience. Alozie, who says he is most interested in skyscraper construction, hopes to someday work at a firm with a sustainable development focus.