Welcome To Our Department

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry home page. The Department of Chemistry is one of the founding Departments of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. It is the largest Department in the Faculty of Science with current staff strength of eleven professors and over twenty five other PhD Faculties in different branches of Chemistry, viz, Organic, Physical, Inorganic, Analytical and Applied/Industrial Chemistry options.  The Department is committed to excellent teaching and research at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Our curriculum continues to adapt to the current developments in the vast world of chemistry and we strive to groom students who are seasoned enough to fit into a globally competitive work environment.

The Department is located in the Physical Sciences Building popularly called White House and has made significant contribution in the nation over its 60 year history. The Department has a proud yearly publication output of over 60 peer-reviewed scientific Journal articles across the different branches of Chemistry. As part of our research collaborative efforts the Department is currently involved in building linkages with a number of Universities around the world. Presently, our student population is over 400 hundred at undergraduate levels and over 50 at postgraduate level.

Olumuyiwa S. Falade, PhD.

Professor and Head of Department (HOD)


Entrepreneurship Workshop

November 10, 2021

A 4-day seminar and training workshop on “Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Chemists”. Date: 16…