CU holds Public Lecture on Chemical Industry: An Index of the Technological Development of a Nation.

CU holds Public Lecture on Chemical Industry: An Index of the Technological Development of a Nation.

 

As manufacturing industries in the country continue to depend heavily on imported basic chemicals while neglecting the nation's abundant raw materials, the Covenant University's 19th Public Lecture will x-ray the challenges and prospects of Nigerian chemical industry on the overall socio-economic and technological development of the country.

As manufacturing industries in the country continue to depend heavily on imported basic chemicals while neglecting the nation's abundant raw materials, the Covenant University's 19th Public Lecture will x-ray the challenges and prospects of Nigerian chemical industry on the overall socio-economic and technological development of the country.

The lecture, titled, " Chemical Industry: An Index of the Technological Development of a Nation " will be delivered by a renowned Chemist, Professor Michael Adediran Mesubi, on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the University Chapel by 3 pm.

Professor Mesubi is currently the Head, Department of Chemistry, Covenant University. Before joining the faculty of the University he formerly lectured at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, where he was at onetime Dean of Faculty of Science and Chairman, Committee of Deans.

His main research interest is in the area of Coordination Chemistry with emphasis on preparation, structural and industrial application studies of coordination compounds or metal complexes. Recently, he expanded his areas of research interests to include mineral processing and development of useful industrial products from locally available raw materials.

Professor Mesubi is an active member of several learned and professional societies; notable among them are Life Member of Science Association of Nigeria (MSAN); Member of the Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (MIPAN); Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN); Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (FICCON); Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry - (Csci CChem FRSC).
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