iDixcover Achiever: Lady bags PhD from a Prestigious US University

Lady bags PhD from a Prestigious US University

A beautiful Lady named Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu has earned her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of California, United States.

Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu who hailed from Nigeria had an outstanding academic journey, securing admission for her Bachelor’s degree at  Howard University, Washington DC at the age of 14.

She eventually earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the age of 18 and immediately won a Master’s and PhD scholarship to study Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. Despite her exceptional academic achievements, Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu does not describe herself as a genius.

“I have always been somewhat academically gifted. But, I would not describe myself as a genius. I just found the right information and made use of it. My parents are also instrumental to that. My mum would look for information and act on it,” she told Punch.

Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu finally earned her PhD in Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering in 2022 at the young age of 22. Celebrating her achievement on LinkedIn, she stated that her PhD was the most stressful and challenging thing she has ever put herself through.

“With all sincerity, this Ph.D. journey was THE most stressful and challenging thing I have EVER put myself through. They say when you do a Ph.D. you learn to fail….they ain’t never told a lie for real y’all,” she said.

“Applying for a postgraduate/masters/phd scholarship opens you to several amazing and exceptional opportunities, you can apply for these study scholarships and also become a scholarship recipient today” Check out for some opportunities below


  1. iDixcover Achiever: Meet the young boy who gain admission to study in a prestigious university abroad
  2. World Bank Paid Internship Program 2022/2023 for young professionals 
  3. Nnamdi Azikiwe International African Student Fellowship 2022 at Michigan State University 
  4. Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2023/2024

Nkechinyere Chidi-Ogbolu thanked her friends, family and mentors who were supportive of her throughout her journey. She listed her achievements along the road.

“I had a first-authored paper that has been cited over 100 times. I presented my work in multiple conferences and workshops alongside people that I look up to and admire in my field. I completed two internships and a master’s during my Ph.D. and still finished under the average time to completion (5.1 years).”

“Defended my Ph.D. at 22 as I wanted. I had multiple job offers for next steps (results on that later). Overall, this was certainly a rewarding experience. I’ve added to my friends for life collection and I am so excited for what’s next for all of us,” she said.

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