Prof. Mobolaji Ebenezer Aluko is a Professor of Chemical Engineering, and the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Otuoke in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He was appointed to the position in February 2011 and completed a single five-year term successfully in February 2016. During that period, he presided over the growth of the university from virgin territory (200 hectares) to two campuses (a Main Campus and a Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Center), over sixty new completed and ongoing buildings, almost two-thousand students and over one thousand five-hundred staff, with all twelve initial academic programmes being accredited by the National Universities Commission in November 2015. Prior to his Vice-Chancellorship, Prof. Aluko worked as a professor of Chemical Engineering at Howard University, Washington, DC, rising in 1984 from Assistant Professor through Associate Professor (1988) and then full Professor (1994). He was Chair of its Chemical Engineering Department from 1994-2002, and director of Howard’s ECSEL (Engineering Coalition of Schools for Excellence and Leadership) program from 1991 to 2002. An indigene of Ekiti State, Nigeria with dual Nigerian/American citizenship, Bolaji received a BSc degree (First-Class, Chemical Engineering) from the University of Ife (Nigeria; now OAU) in 1976. He also attended Imperial College, London (MSc, DIC; 1978) and the University of California, Santa Barbara (PhD, 1983); and did post-doctoral work at State University of New York, Buffalo (1984). He had sabbatical teaching and research stints at various times at the University of Washington, (Seattle; Materials Science Department, 1992); the University of Maryland (College Park; Chemical Engineering, 1993), and the University of Ado-Ekiti (Nigeria; Mechanical Engineering Department. 2002). His research areas are mathematical modeling, reactor engineering, materials, energy systems, information technology, and education pedagogy, where he has published several research papers in refereed journals. He received a US patent in coal cleaning technology in 2000. He has been Lead Consultant and Coordinator of the Linkages of Experts and Academics in the Diaspora (LEAD) Program at the National Universities Commission (NUC) in Nigeria; Principal Academic Consultant and Member of the Board of AfriHUB (Nig.) Ltd., a ICT resource provider for universities in Nigeria; Energy and Climate Change Consultant for Triple-E Systems, President/CEO of Alondex Applied Technology Systems Ltd., and Director of Acoca Medical Services Ltd., a Health Management and Consultancy outfit. He is currently Vice-President (Administration) of American Hospital Limited, and President/Vice-Chancellor Pro-Tem of the proposed private American University of Medical Sciences (AuMedSc), Abuja. Bolaji is married to Remi (nee Ilugbusi) and has five children.