Engr. Prof. S. E. Agarry

Brief History of the Department

The Faculty of Engineering was established in 2016/2017 academic session to run Chemical Engineering programme with other five engineering programmes leading to the award of a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) degree. At the start of the Chemical Engineering programme, it was administered or housed in the Department of Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Engineering. In 2016/2017 academic session, the Chemical Engineering programme started with 72 students, one (1) academic staff (Assistant Lecturer) and one (1) technologist who has presently converted to an academic staff and now a lecturer II) as the pioneer members of staff. Engr. Dr. Erewari Ukohua (Lecturer I and a Civil Engineer) was appointed as the pioneer coordinator of the department and was later succeeded by Engr. Julie Mamukuyomi in 2018/2019 academic session. In 2019/2020 academic session, the administration of Chemical Engineering programme was separated from the Department of Chemical, Petroleum and Gas Engineering and now administered in its own department-Department of Chemical Engineering. Engr. Prof. Abiola John Kehinde who is on contract with the university was appointed as the pioneer Head of Department (HOD) in February 2021. The present HOD in the person of Engr. Prof. Samuel Enahoro Agarry who is on sabbatical with the university was appointed in December 2021. The manpower capacity of the department has kept on improving with increased staff strength. The department currently has a staff strength of fifteen (15) core chemical engineering academic staff, four (4) technical staff, and four (4) administrative staff. The academic staff comprises of Professors (contract, sabbatical, and adjunct), Senior Lecturers (tenure and sabbatical), Lecturer 1, Lecturer II, and Assistant Lecturer, respectively. The administrative office of the department is located in the Faculty of Engineering building complex. Adjacent to the administrative building is another building that consists of lecture rooms for students and offices for academic staff. The department presently uses its own laboratory and Faculty workshop facilities for the training of its student. The department shall produce its first set of graduates in this current 2020/2021 academic session.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Department is to gain and maintain a reputation as a nationally and globally recognized department that advances the frontiers of knowledge through theoretical and practical activity in chemical engineering which challenges the students to attain the maximum levels of intellectual and personal growth as well as sustainable development that are relevant to national and global development.  


Mission Statement

Our mission is to generate, develop and disseminate high quality broad-based chemical engineering education such that our students possesses the right attitude, relevant knowledge and skills needed to become national and global leaders in engineering industry and academia as well as to achieve the objectives of self-reliance and industrialization.



Chemical Engineering applies basic principles in Chemical, Physical and Biological Sciences to the development, design, fabrication and construction, operations, control and management of plants for the processing of raw materials to obtain useful products for human utilization. Therefore, the Chemical Engineering programme is tailored towards providing a sound, high quality broad-based knowledge of engineering principles and total development of the student with relevant skills, ethical standards and required character/attitude coupled with high practical and innovative ability to address national and global modern problems and challenges of technological, environmental, safety and economic interest by making the department to be a world-class centre of excellence in Chemical Engineering education. To this end, recognizing the nature and needs of our contemporary society and the drive towards self-sustaining technological advancement, our educational training at the undergraduate level covers the areas of specialization like Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Petrochemical/Reservoir Engineering, Process Economics and Design, Reaction Engineering, Separation Processes/Unit Operations, Transport Phenomena, and Thermodynamics. These are all designed to provide the educational training and skills necessary for understanding, planning, designing, operating and maintaining the various processes and operations involved in the modern Chemical, Biochemical, Food, Petroleum/Petrochemical, Polymer, Material and Environmental Industries.



The major objective of the Chemical Engineering programme is to produce high quality, qualified and competent Chemical Engineering graduates that can shoulder a broad spectrum of engineering responsibilities, play leading roles in their field and capable of being job-creators instead of job-seekers. The specific objectives are to: 

(i) develop students’ competence in the basic principles of science, engineering and economics (SEE) which are professional in rigour and highly practical in training that underlie the operations of chemical, biological and extractive – industry technologies;

(ii) produce graduates that can rise to the challenges of a developing economy in the context of technological, environmental, social, safety and economic requirements with high engineering academic standard coupled with adequate practical experience and aided with Information, Communication and Technology (ICT)  and sufficient knowledge in general studies, economics and management; 

(iii) produce graduates with the capacity to set up and operate small scale units of their own so that they can be self-employed;

(iv) establish a platform for University-Industry collaborative research and development.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Department of Chemical Engineering may expect good employment opportunity in the following areas:

  1. Petroleum industry
  2. Petroleum refineries
  3. Petrochemical plants
  4. Soap and detergent industries
  5. Paint industries
  6. Plastic processing plants
  7. Pharmaceutical industries
  8. Food and agro-allied industries
  9. Research organizations
  10. Technical sales
  11. Engineering consultancy
  12. Metallurgical industries. .
  13. Environmental consultancy


List of Academic Staff in the Department of Chemical Engineering





Name of Staff






Engr. Prof. Enahoro Samuel AGARRY


Biochemical Engineering/Bioenvironmental Engineering



Engr. Prof. Abiola John KEHINDE




Engr. Prof. Awajiogak  Anthony UJILE


Mass Transfer/

Environmental Engineering/



Engr. Prof. (Mrs.)  Gumus RHODA


Modeling/Design of Chemical Reactor


Engr. Prof. Zekieni Robert YELEBE


Waste and Environmental Management/

Biochemical Engineering


Engr. Dr. Blessing .E. EBOIBI


Renewable Energy/Reaction Kinetics


Engr. Dr. Adepoju Tunde FOLUNSHO


Biochemical Engineering/Reaction Engineering







Engr. Dr. (Mrs.) Eruni Philip UKU


Biochemical Engineering


Engr. Engr.Ebinimi GBEINZI


Gas Processing Process/Safety Management


Engr. (Mrs.) Ruth Eniyepade EMBERRU


Separation processes/Process Simulation and Optimization


Engr. (Mrs.) Esther  Chioma Udochukwu


Process Simulation and Optimization/Environmental Engineering


Engr. Adianimovie SAKWE


Environmental/Energy Engineering


Engr. Blessing AMABOGHA


Process Engineering/Environmental Engineering


Mr. Wilfred ADAKA