American Chemical Society (ACS)

Nigeria International Chemical Sciences Chapter

3rd Annual Symposium Series

Theme: Sustainable Chemistry: Eco-Innovation for Equitable Societies and Industries

Date: March 4-7, 2018

Venue: Le Meridien Hotel & Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Keynote Speaker: Austine Igbuku, Environment Manager, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC)

Other Invited Speakers:

Bob Talling, Renotech Oy, Turku, FINLAND

Friedrich Barth, International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3), GERMANY

Guest of Honour:

Prof. Nse Udo Essien, Honourable Commissioner, Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Science & Technology

Call for Abstracts

Extended Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 3o, 2018


  1. Chemicals monitoring and risk assessment for safer environment
  2. Materials for cleaner energy and environment
  3. Sustainable industrial processes through green synthetic chemistry and catalysis
  4. Waste valorization for energy and nutrient recovery
  5. New phyto- and agro-chemicals for sustainable agriculture and health

Introduction: Achieving safer environment and cleaner energy through efficient and cost-effective processes, products and services are greatly desirable considering the quest for sustainability. Sustainable management of our natural resources are vital for economic and social development. We invite interested participants from academia, industry and government to join the discussions on the theme of this meeting which is highly multi-disciplinary.

Participation: This programme invites participants from the academia, industry, research institutes, government ministries and departments, Non-governmental organisation, small and medium enterprises and all interested in green products and services. Students (undergraduate and postgraduate) may submit abstracts in any field of chemistry for the Poster Presentations.

Programme Objective:

  • To initiate a process to give sustainable chemistry start-ups a voice, including at relevant international meetings and conferences;
  • To establish an informal sustainable chemistry start-up network in Nigeria and establish collaborations with international networks; and
  • To facilitate information exchange and the provision of mutual support among sustainable chemistry entrepreneurs and researchers.

Abstract Submission: Abstracts (250 words maximum) should be submitted as an e-mail attachment to and copy

Registration: Registration will be open on abstracts acceptance and can also be done on-site.

ACS members  -N10,000

Students  -N2,500

Others   -N12,000

Other Key Programmes:

-Students Research Poster Session (jointly organised by UNIUYO ACS Student Chapter and IYCN)

(this session is open to BSc, MSc and PhD students)

-Global Chemists Code of Ethics (GCCE) Workshop –Dr. Nnemeka Edith Ihegwagu

-Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award (sponsored by IYCN)

-First Year Undergraduate Orientation Seminar (organised by UNIUYO ACS Student Chapter)


Dr. Atim S. Johnson

LOC Chair, Department of Chemistry, University of Uyo; E-mail:

Prof. Joshua A. Obaleye

Chairman, ACS Nigeria International Chemical Sciences Chapter

Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin; E-mail:;

Dr. Edu J. Inam

Secretary, ACS Nigeria International Chemical Sciences Chapter

Department of Chemistry, University of Uyo; E-mail:

Nnanake-Abasi O. Offiong

LOC Secretary

Department of Chemistry, University of Uyo, Uyo; E-mail:, Tel: +2348029197335

Further enquiries on visa, exhibition, sponsorship, advertisement, accommodation and withdrawals should be directed to the LOC contacts on or before January 30, 2018.

Download this PDF for the final flyer and accommodation arrangements.