Prof. Inyang is currently the Duke Energy Distinguished Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science, and Professor of Earth Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA. He is also the Pro-term Chancellor and Board Chair of African Continental University Systems (ACUS) Initiative, Abuja, Nigeria. Prof. Inyang has made more than two decades of technical and policy contributions to regional and global sustainable development as an educator/administrator, researcher, government official and corporate leader. He is a former President of the African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria and Founding Director (2002–2009) of the Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems (GIEES) at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. In 2008, he was a finalist for the position of United Nations UnderSecretary-General and Rector of United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan.