International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Dr. Rufus Sha'ato Ideas Activities
  • Dr., Chemical Society of Nigeria - CSN
    Makurdi Airport (MDI), Gboko-Makurdi Rd, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • Email
    Tel +234 803 619 6970
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Chemical Society of Nigeria - CSN
    Department of Chemistry and Centre for Agrochemical Technology, Univeresity of Agriculture Makurdi
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I am a Nigerian Chartered Chemist (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria -ICCON- a Member of the Chemical Society of Nigeria, CSN and American Chemical Society) and Academic teaching and doing research in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry. I am currently serving as Acting National Secretary of CSN. My interest in IYC is a combination the personal and corporate: I am thrilled that Chemistry has received this recognition and that my national society (CSN) is leveraging on it to bring into focus the role chemistry is playing and could further play in our national life/economy. I am hoping that more young will make the choice to pursue a career in chemistry.