Two Graduate Research Assistants at International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), University of Uyo, recently participated in the 2019 Postgraduate Summer School on Green Chemistry.
The Summer School was organised by the Interdivisional Committee on Green Chemistry for Sustainable Development (ICGCSD) of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) in collaboration with the Tanzanian Chemical Society (TCS).
The event was held at University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on May 12 - 19, 2019. Mr. Nnanake-Abasi Offiong during his plenary lecture highlighted the key research initiatives of the centre and drew the attention of key participants of the event to the plan to build a dedicated laboratory for green chemistry. He also mentioned that the idea was among top 14 start-up case studies in the field that was identified and showcased by the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) during a UN co-sponsored workshop in Germany in 2017. On the other hand, Mr. Shaibu Solomon Eneojo, who is also a Lecturer II in the Department of Chemistry, presented his research on the use of Murraya koenigii as a green feedstock for the biosynthesis of nanoscale manganese and its application in adsorption and antimicrobial studies. Both participants were awarded full travel grants to attend the event by UNEP and IUPAC.
The invitation and participation of the participants illuminate the drive and commitment of ICEESR towards productive research for a sustainable future in line with global trends.