Cynthia N. Ibeto is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). In 2010, she obtained her PhD (Analytical Chemistry) from UNN. She was an Academic Research Fellow of the National Centre for Energy Research and Development, UNN (2008 - 2016) and worked extensively on optimization of production processes and analysis of biofuels. As an Environmental/Analytical Chemist, she has assessed a variety of emerging persistent organic pollutants and working on adding value to waste materials via bioremediation.
She is a member of the UK Research and Innovation Peer Review College and Outer International Assessment Board of Irish Research Council. She is an affiliate of the African Academy of Sciences (2021-2025) and has received a Gold Award of Excellence (2019) and Fellowship Award (2020) for significant contributions to Chemical Society of Nigeria and the Chemistry profession. She was featured as an established Chemist in programmes by Middlesex University & McGraw Hill (2021), Chem Views Magazine of Chemistry Europe (2021 & 2022) and Commonwealth Chemistry (2022).
She is a member of the International Union of Pure and applied Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria. She has served in different capacities as Vice Chairman, Enugu State Chapter - Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) (2014-2018) and Technical Secretary (Editor-in-Chief/Technical Editor) Solar Energy Society of Nigeria (2013-2017). She is the Coordinator, Women in Chemistry (Nigeria); Vice-Chairman, Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, UNN and Faculty Advisor, American Chemical Society, UNN Chapter. She has served as Chair of various Scientific Committees, attended many International Conferences, supervised several postgraduate students and co-authored over seventy publications.
Area Of Specialization:
University of Nigeria Nsukka
Bioremediation of PFAS and PAHs polluted soils.
Optimization of the production process of Biofuels and bio-fertilizers.
Human and ecological risks assessment of emerging pollutants in biological and environmental media.
1. Winner of the Prof. Kayode Adebowale National Young Scientists’ Prize for Women in Chemical Sciences (2021).
2. Poster Prize Award winner, Food & Agriculture Theme. Commonwealth Chemistry. Commonwealth Chemistry Posters –Building the Partnership (2020).
3. Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Research Mobility Grant. Research Visit to Middlesex University, London (2020).
4. Selected to represent Argon in the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists for the celebration of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) 100 and International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) (2019).
5. Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellowship, Netherlands, 2015-2017.
6. Travel Award to attend the IUPAC - 2015 (IUPAC 45th World Chemistry Congress and IUPAC 48th General Assembly) held in Busan, Korea, August 9-14, 2015.
7. Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund, Developing World Scholarship, United Kingdom, October 24, 2014.
8. National Youth Service Corps, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Merit award – In recognition and appreciation for meritorious services to UNN and Humanity, August, 2005.
LOC member, 12th NYA Conference and General Assembly