UCL Department of Chemical Engineering


Black History Month - Vome Aghoghovbia

29 October 2020

To celebrate Black History Month this October 2020, UCL Chemical Engineering will be displaying a series of posts online from our current and past black students and staff, highlighting their aspirations and achievements.

Vome Aghoghovbia

Meet Vome Aghoghovbia - Writer, Energy Consultant and Chemical Engineering Alumni (2015).

For Black History Month, we asked Vome to answer the following questions: 

Who inspired you?

Growing up in Nigeria, I developed a deep interest in the proper management of natural resources, especially in Africa. My father encouraged me to do work experience in various industries. My work experience was at ExxonMobil and I have since had a passion for the energy industry.

What is the biggest challenge that you have had to face?

The biggest challenge I faced was leaving my first job at Deloitte after graduating. This led to loss of income and a change in lifestyle. 

What achievement are you most proud of? 

I am most proud of my writing career. Also, my final year research project won the First Prize for the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Young Engineers Award for Technical Breakthrough. 

What quote inspires you?

"If you are uniquely gifted in your work, you will rise and be promoted. You won’t be held back—you’ll stand before kings!" - Proverbs 22:29