Scientists in the Department have their different individual research interest focused on both basic and applied chemistry aimed to investigate the crucial environmental problems of oil pollution persisting in the region that hosts our young University, in line with the strategic roadmap of the Federal University Otuoke for conduct of research in the key areas of Oil and Gas/Energy and environment in general.  At the moment, the Department anchors an interdisciplinary research group known as Environmental Remediation Research Group (ERRG).