Introduction

 What on earth is not Chemistry? This question captures the multi-faceted nature of chemistry in our environment.  The air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the minerals we explore and exploit are all chemicals.  A degree programme in chemistry thus affords the student a central role in the well-being of humans and animals, as well as in the interaction with other disciplines of science.The Department of Chemistry was established in the early 70’s as one of the pioneer departments in the then Rivers State College of Science and Technology. The Department initially prepared students for the General Certificate in Education (G.C.E.) at the advanced level and the University Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination. Later, the Diploma Certificate in Chemistry was added to the existing programmes.

Philosophy

 The Department of Chemistry, like its fellow science and applied science departments, is able to provide a basis for students to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of the discipline, and also in Chemical Technology. They are thus able to acquire expertise in the application of such principles. The training is supplemented with courses in Physics, Mathematics, Biology and other Foundation Studies such as History, Philosophy, Computer Studies etc. 

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Academic Staff List

S/NO

NAME

ABRIDGED QUALIFICATION

DESIGNATION

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

RESEARCH INTEREST

1

Prof. S. I. Nwankwo

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor

Inorganic Chemistry

Lattice Energies of solids and thermochemistry of solutions and complexes

2

Prof. V.O.T. Omuaru

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Synthesis of organic/medicinal compounds

3

Dr. G. K. Fekarurhobo

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Reader

Organic

Photochemistry

Light-induced synthesis & degradation of compounds & materials.

4

Dr. (Mrs.) F. G. Obomanu

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Ag. H.O.D

Snr. Lecturer

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Medicinal plants; environmental organic pollutants and synthesis

5

Dr. I. F. Oruambo

B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D.

Snr. Lecturer

Biochemistry

Environmental Toxicology & carcinogenesis (Biochemical mechanisms)

6

Dr. I. R. Jack

B.Sc., Ph.D.

Snr. Lecturer

Organic Chemistry

Natural products

7

Dr. P. U. Adiukwu

B.Sc., M.Sc. Ph.D.

Snr. Lecturer

Anal. Chemistry/ Inorganic

Co-ordination Chemistry; utilization of Agricultural wastes; water treatment

8

Dr. C.C Obunwo

B.Sc. M.Phil Ph.D

Snr. Lecturer 

Environmental Analytical Chemistry 

Heavy metal levels & their removal in the environment

9

Dr. (Mrs.) K. O. Orubite

B.Sc. M.Sc.

Ph.D.

Snr. Lecturer

Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry

Corrosion Studies

10

Mr. N. Boisa

B.Sc., M.Phil & MRes.

Lecturer I

Anal. Chemistry & Environmental Science

Organic synthesis & photodegradation of pollutants

11

Mr. F. U. Igwe

B.Sc. M.Sc.

Lecturer I

Biochemistry

Environmental Toxicology/Molecular Biology

12

Mrs. A. Hamilton-Amachree

B.Sc. M.Sc.

Lecturer I

Polymer Chemistry

Azo dye and pigment chemistry

13

Mr. A. P. Bagshaw

B.Sc., M.Phil

Lecturer II

Anal. Chemistry

Electrochemistry; Environmental Chemistry

14

Mrs. C. Ogunka- Nnoka

B.Sc. M.Sc.

Asst. Lecturer

Biochemistry

Nutrition / Toxicology

15

Mrs. G. A Cookey

B.Sc. , M.Sc

Asst. Lecturer

Physical Chemistry

Adsorption of surfactant layers at mica-water interface

16

Mr.  J. Konne

B.Sc., M.Sc.

Asst. Lecturer

Inorganic/

Material Chemistry

Synthesis of LiFePO4nanowires from Biopolymers