Led by Charley Driscoll, EMPOWER is a team of over 50 people, including the leadership team, affiliated faculty, staff, graduate students, and external advisors. Browse our full directory below, which includes the leadership team and our graduate student trainees, or check out the information about our affiliated faculty and external advisors.
Shaidu Nuru ShabanPhD, Earth Sciences
Shaidu was born in Tanzania and he is Tanzanian by citizenship. The nature of loving rocks and minerals was the major influence on his career path. He graduated from the University of Dar es salaam with a BSc. in Geology with honours. Four years later, he decided to specialise in petroleum geology, graduating with an MSc. in Petroleum Geoscience (Exploration) from the University of Manchester, UK. Since August 2018, Shaidu has been a PhD student and Graduate Assistant at Syracuse University, researching the East African Rift Lake Lake Tanganyika in the Earth Sciences department.