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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Nigeria International Chemical Sciences Chapter
8th Annual Symposium 2023
  Date:  June 4 – 8, 2023
Venue:  Ibom E-Library Conference Centre, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

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Innovation in Chemical Sciences: From Discovery to Commercialization

Symposium Brief:

The revenue from the global chemical industry has been recently estimated at about 4 trillion US dollars. This record only shows the extent to which chemists can drive their ideas from laboratories into marketable products and services. As the global chemistry enterprise keeps expanding, creativity and innovation in research and development are the key drivers to meeting the ever-growing demands of the society. Today, more than ever, the world is faced with myriad of problems that require the application of chemistry as solutions. The 2023 Symposium of the ACS Nigeria Chapter is planned to offer a platform for chemists to discuss latest trends in innovative chemical research, ways to design and drive commercializeable products and how to foster collaborations to realize the needs of chemists in a rapidly growing and changing industry.

The ACS Nigeria Annual Symposium 2023 will be held in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State in the southern part of the country. In recent years, Akwa Ibom State has been a hub for investors in the country given its position as having the highest crude oil and gas reserves and rapid economic developments such as the regional airport and deep seaport projects of the state government. The state is home of six universities and over 4 polytechnics. Akwa Ibom State is the cleanest state in Nigeria having received the “Cleanest State Award” in the country in 2021. The proposed conference venue is the state-of-the-art e-library conference center, located in the heart of the city, will provide green ambience and comfortable meeting facilities of international standards for members and all expected attendees.

We have carefully selected internationally renowned chemists as keynote speaker and plenary lecturers. With this, the symposium is expected to meet its purpose for an international platform for robust deliberations and knowledge sharing.

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Javier García-Martínez
Department of Inorganic Chemistry,
University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain;

& President, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC);
& Co-Editor of the book “Chemistry Entrepreneurship” published by Wiley. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9783527819867

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Saviour A. Umoren
Interdisciplinary Research Center for Advanced Materials,
King Fahd University of Petroleum, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Professor Ruth O. Adelagun
Department of Chemical Sciences,
Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria

Symposium Sub-themes and Sessions:

  • Organic, natural products, pharmaceutical and medicinal chemistry

Session Organiser(s): Faith M. Akwi (s211206296@mandela.ac.za); Sampson D. Umoh (prof.umohs@gmail.com); Oluwatosin Y. Audu (s226229432@mandela.ac.za)

  • Inorganic chemistry and catalysis

Session Organiser(s): Thompson Izuagie (thompson.izuagie@ssu.edu.ng); Hadiza A. Ari (haari@noun.edu.ng); Abdulbasit A. Aliyu (abdulbasit.a@ksu.edu.ng); Usoro A. Ekpoudo (usoroekpoudo@gmail.com)

  • Chemical and molecular biology

Session Organiser(s): Diana O. Odey (odianaodey@gmail.com); Okon G. Okon (okonokon@aksu.edu.ng); Emmanuella E. Oyo-Ita (oyoitaemmanuella@gmail.com); Emmanuel C. Ohaekenyem (ec.ohaekenyem@unizik.edu.ng); Samuel Ekundayo (samuelekundayo08@gmail.com)

  • Physical, theoretical and computational chemistry

Session Organiser(s): Emmanuel E. Etim (etim@fuwukari.edu.ng); Louis M. Hitler (louismuzong@gmail.com); Collins O. Edet (collinsokonedet@crutech.edu.ng)

  • Materials, polymer, petroleum and industrial chemistry

Session Organiser(s): Moses M. Solomon (moses.solomon@covenantuniversity.edu.ng); Ubong J. Etim (uje4sure2010@yahoo.com); Inime I. Udoh (udoh15b@alum.imr.ac.cn); Godwin J. Udoh (godwinjudo@aksu.edu.ng)

  • Green, renewable, environmental and sustainable chemistry

Session Organiser(s): Abisola O. Egbedina (ao.egbedina@ui.edu.ng); Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong (no.offiong@topfaith.edu.ng); Thomas O. Magu (thomas.magu@unical.edu.ng)

  • Food, agricultural and engineering chemistry

Session Organiser: John B. Edet (john.edet@strath.ac.uk)

  • Analytical and forensic chemistry / Regulatory science

Session Organiser: Olatunde Durowoju (Olatunde.Durowoju@univen.ac.za)

  • Chemistry education

Session Organiser(s): Anyanime Akpan (anyanimeakpan@aksu.edu.ng); Felicia I. Umanah (umanah.felicia@yahoo.com); Aniefiok Udoh (aniefiokiniobong19@gmail.com); Akwaowo Inyangudoh (akwaowoinyangudoh20@gmail.com)

  • Nanochemistry and technology

Session Organiser: Solomon E. Shaibu (shaibusolomon@uniuyo.edu.ng)

[Download Symposium Flyer Here (PDF | PNG)]

Early Career Scientists and Students Workshop

Topic:  Climbing the Science Career Ladder: Initiation, Propagation, Impact and Legacy

Lead Speaker: Prof. Nsikak U. Benson
Department of Chemistry, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

Confirmed Panelists:

Dr. Edmond Sanganyado
Northumbria University, Newcastle, United Kingdom & President, Zimbabwe Young Academy of Sciences

Dr. Sadhna Mathura
School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

The early career scientists’ workshop will also feature other lectures and poster sessions. Interested participants who wish to participate at the workshop should send an email to Dr. Nnanake-Abasi Offiong (no.offiong@topfaith.edu.ng) and copy Dr. Oluseun Elizabeth Popoola (oluseun.popoola@yabatech.edu.ng). Abstracts should not be more than 200 words. To submit abstract please, click on the following link here. If you encounter technical challenges, please send an email to symposium@acsnigeria.org or contact +2348030619718 via WhatsApp.



[Workshop flyer can be downloaded here]



The Local Organizing Committee invites submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts should not be more than 200 words. To submit abstract please, click on the following link here. If you encounter technical challenges, please send an email to symposium@acsnigeria.org or contact +2348030619718 via WhatsApp.


  • July 30, 2022 – First announcement/abstract submission begins
  • September 1, 2022 – Early bird registration begins
  • December 31, 2022 – Notification of abstract acceptance begins
  • April 15, 2023 – Deadline for submission of abstracts
  • March 15, 2023 – Early bird registration ends/late registration begins
  • June 4, 2023 – Arrival of participants
  • June 5-6, 2023 – Opening ceremony & other symposium activities
  • June 7, 2023 – Tour/departure for on-site attendees
  • June 8, 2023 – Online meetings for Virtual Technical Sessions


Registration formation has been announced and communicated. Click the link below to begin.

Symposium Contacts:

E-mail: symposium@acsnigeria.org: +2348030619718

Travel Support for Early Career Chemists

There are plans for funding support for selected early career chemists in Africa. Check back for updates on the application procedure.

The following grant opportunities may be explored to attend the symposium:

  1. RSC Researcher Development and Travel Grants: Deadline: March 31, 2023. Value: Up to GBP 250. For eligibility and application procedure: https://www.rsc.org/prizes-funding/funding/find-funding/researcher-development-travel-grant/?utm_campaign=m_impact_rdg&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social_paid&utm_content=tgroup_all+cgoal_funding_application


    1. JMESR Conference Travel Grant [Download Flyer]. Deadline: April 10, 2023. Value: Up to NGN 100,000. For eligibility and application procedure: https://bit.ly/3T5UBaH
  1. ACS Nigeria FACES Travel Grant 2023 [Download Flyer]. Deadline: April 10, 2023. Value: to be determined. For eligibility and application procedure: https://bit.ly/42i8OFH