AKENS HAMILTON-AMACHREE (PhD)
Dr. Akens Hamilton-Amachree studied Analytical Chemistry at the Rivers State University. She is an Associate Professor and was the Pioneer Ag. Director of Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES). She is currently the Director, Academic Planning of the University. She has participated in several national and international workshops, trainings and conferences. She is a member of Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN).
Dr Hamilton-Amachree has undertaken several research projects in the extraction, analyses and industrial application of bioactive compounds. Her current research is on Extraction Optimisation of Phytochemicals from by-products of selected plants growing abundantly in the low land rain forests of the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Green Technologies such as Ultra Sound (Sonicator) extraction and Microwave Assisted extraction are being explored. Her research also involves the use of hyphenated analytical techniques such as UPLC-MS, GC-MS and UV-Vis Spectroscopy in the analyses of the resultant complex plant matrices.