Dr. Olufunso O. Abosede.

Brief History of the Department

The Department of Chemistry (formerly Chemical Sciences) is one of the foundation Departments of the Federal University Otuoke, established in the Faculty of Science in 2011 with a total of seventeen pioneer students and four Academic Staff. The Department has since steadily progressed in staffing, student enrolment profile, facility acquisition and many other factors that create enabling environment for academic excellence. Currently, there twenty-three (23) academic staff, fifteen (15) technical staff and six (6) administrative staff. The Department is presently running a 4-year programme that leads to the award of Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. The pioneer HOD was Professor I.M. Adekunle who handed over to Dr. S.A. Uzoekwe in October 2015. The current Head of Department, Dr Olufunso Abosede took over the leadership of the Department with effect from September 14, 2021. The BSc. Chemistry programme in the Department of Chemistry offers traditional sub-disciplines of chemistry namely organic, inorganic, physical, industrial, analytical and environmental chemistry. Being located in the Niger Delta Region, the Department also offers petroleum chemistry and in line with global demands in pollution reduction at source for eco-solution, the Department offers green chemistry.

Staff list in the Department

Name Area of Specialization Area of Interest
Prof. Iheoma M. Adekunle Analytical-Environmental Chemistry Remediation of petroleum-hydrocarbon-polluted soil
Dr. Olufunso O. Abosede Inorganic Chemistry Syntheses, characterization and biological applications of transition metal complexes and co-crystals of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Crystallography education
Prof. Aiyebaemi I. Spiff OON Natural  Products: Organic  Chemistry Heterocyclic Chemistry
Prof. Eno O. Ekanem Analytical instrumentation, pesticide and phytoremediation, modeling Environmental pollution and modelling, chemometric design and pesticide residue evaluation
Prof. Victor U. Okojie Analytical/Environmental Chemistry Applications of chemical principles in solving problems in the total environment
Dr. Stephen A. Uzoekwe Analytical-Environmental Chemistry Environmental Chemistry- Climate Change & Air Quality Study
Dr. Akens Hamilton-Amachree Analytical Chemistry Photochemical analyses of extracts of underutilized plants of the Niger Delta
Dr. Azibaola Kesiye Inengite Analytical/Environmental Chemistry Environmental Assessment/Monitoring
Dr. Seimokumo Angaye Organic Chemistry
Dr. Nkem B. Iroha Physical Chemistry Electrochemistry, Corrosion Sciences. Computational Chemistry and Material Chemistry.
Dr. Augustine A. Chokor Environmental Chemistry Pollution studies and remediation technologies
Dr. Richard A. Ukpe Environmental Chemistry Use of nanoparticles in remediation of polluted water Heavy metal content in soil. Land/aquatic animals Resource recovery as in corrosion control
Dr. Taye T. Alawode Organic Chemistry Isolation and characterization of potential drug candidates from herbal plants used in Nigerian traditional medicine. Development of an expert system for Computer Assisted Structural Elucidation of Natural Products
Dr. Babatunde T. Ogunyemi Physical/Computational Chemistry Computational modelling, characterisation and ducking study of organic/inorganic compounds for electronic/opto-electronic and corrosion inhibitions applications  and drug design.
Dr. Paschal O. Iniaghe Analytical-Environmental Chemistry Solid Waste Management and Recycling: Conversion of wastes into other useful products Environmental Pollution Assessment: Contamination of water, soil and biota Quality Monitoring of Processed Foods/ Food Products: Metals, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pesticide residue in food  
Mr.Edet Odowko Organic Chemistry Natural Products Chemistry
Mr. Afeex. T Gbajabiamila Industrial-Inorganic Chemistry; Nanotechnology and Sustainable Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Environmental Engineering and Technology. Development, characterization and applications of bimetallic supported CNTs; Wastewater treatment with Silver oxides/graphene/CNT porous materials; Experiment/Process Optimization design
Isaac U. Isaac ANALYTICAL/ ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Research Interests/Current Studies: 1, Application of innovative, eco-friendly and sustainable techniques in remediating and restoring contaminated environmental matrices 2. Environmental auditing, investigation and Toxicological assessment 3.Waste-to-wealth creation techniques and development 4. Marine Pollution and safety studies.