Dr. (Mrs.) Akens Hamilton-Amachree
Dr Akens Hamilton-Amachree holds a B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry (1985) from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, an M.Sc. in Pure and Industrial Chemistry (1992) from the University of Port Harcourt and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry (2010) from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt.
Dr Hamilton-Amachree started her career with the Rivers State Schools Board, Port Harcourt in 1987 and went on to take up a lecturing position in the Chemistry Department of Rivers State University of Science and Technology from 1996 to 2012. She subsequently joined the Chemistry Department, Federal University Otuoke as a pioneer academic staff in August 2012 and rose to the rank of Associate Professor of Photochemistry in 2019. She is currently the Director, Academic Planning. In addition to teaching, research and community service, she is also actively involved in several university administrative duties at the departmental, faculty and Committee levels and has held the following positions: Pioneer Ag. Director of Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES), (2015-2017), Coordinator, Department of Science Education (2016-2018), Member, University Curriculum Committee, Member (2018-date), University Ceremonial Committee(2013-date), and currently, Director, Academic Planning.
Dr Hamilton-Amachree is a member of a number of professional bodies including Chemical Society of Nigeria and Science Association of Nigeria.
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 UPLC-MS, GC-MS and UV-Vis Spectroscopy in the analyses of the resultant complex plant matrices