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

S/NNameAppointmentArea of Specialization
1.Prof. Iheoma M. AdekunleFresh AppointmentAnalytical and Environmental Chemistry
2.Prof. Eno O. EkanemTransfer of AppointmentAnalytical Chemistry
3.Prof. Stephen A. UzoekweFresh AppointmentAnalytical-Environmental Chemistry
4.Dr. Akens Hamilton-AmachreeTransfer of AppointmentIndustrial-Organic Chemistry
5.Dr. Olufunso O. AbosedeFresh AppointmentInorganic Chemistry
6.Dr. Nkem B. IrohaFresh AppointmentPhysical Chemistry
7.Dr. Augustine A. ChokorFresh AppointmentEnvironmental Chemistry
8.Dr. Richard A. UkpeFresh AppointmentEnvironmental Chemistry
9.Dr. Taye T. AlawodeFresh AppointmentOrganic Chemistry
10.Dr. Babatunde T. OgunyemiFresh AppointmentPhysical/Computational Chemistry
11.Dr. Paschal O. IniagheFresh AppointmentAnalytical-Environmental Chemistry
12.Dr. Ogunyemi O. OderinloFresh AppointmentMedicinal Chemistry
13.Mr. Edet O. OdokwoFresh AppointmentOrganic Chemistry
14.Mr. Isaac U. IsaacFresh AppointmentAnalytical Chemistry
15.Mr. Anthony A. SangoremiFresh AppointmentAnalytical Chemistry
16.Mr. Afeez T. GbajabiamilaFresh AppointmentIndustrial Chemistry
17.Ms. Nancy A. MaduekeFresh AppointmentIndustrial Chemistry
18Mr. Temitope M. BamideleFresh AppointmentPhysical Chemistry
19.Prof. Aiyebaemi I. SpiffContractOrganic Chemistry
20.Prof. Victor U. OkojieAdjunctInorganic Chemistry
21.Dr. Seimokumo AngayeContractOrganic Chemistry
22.Dr. NnaemekaNgobiriAdjunctPhysical Chemistry
23.Prof. Azibaola K. InnengiteAdjunctEnvironmental Chemistry