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Shallsuku Philip


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Philip Shallsuku is a professor of Petroleum Chemistry, American University of Nigeria, Yola.

He obtained a Ph. D degree in the area of Polymer Chemistry and Technology from Moscow State Textile University, Russia (formerly Moscow Textile/Polymer Institute).

Was a post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Have many years of experience in teaching, supervision, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Worked at various institutions including University of Maiduguri, Borno State, University of Swaziland, South Africa, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria, University of Agriculture and Benue State University, Makurdi, Baze University, Abuja, and Plateau State University, Bokkos.

Have published over 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, and three (3) books and book chapters with many citations, in addition to about 100 papers in national and international conference proceedings.

A member of professional bodies, including New York Academy of Sciences, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria, Chemical Society of Nigeria and American Association for Advancement of Science, Polymer Institute of Nigeria, and American Chemical Society. Held positions of responsibility, among which are Head of Chemistry Department (HOD/Chair) Baze University Abuja, Head of Petrochemicals Department, National Research Institute for Chemical Technology, Zaria and Dean, Faculty of Science, Plateau State University, Bokkos. Recently nominated as Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (IMC).

Outstanding contributions to the chemical sciences and technology have been recognized as invited speakers in Uganda by the Research and Development Forum (RANDFORUM) for Science-led Development in Africa. Research grants/awards include that of Raw Materials Research and Development Council (Abuja), American Chemical Society (ACS) Petroleum Research Fund, UNIDO, and Elf Oil Company (Collaborative Research). Have been on the team for Global Environmental Monitoring Systems (GEMS/Water Station in Nigeria, funded by WHO/UNEP), through the former Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) of Nigeria (Now Federal Ministry of Environment).

In addition, a low-cost de-fluoridation technology was developed through collaboration with the Centre for Developing Countries, the Technical University of Denmark for possible implementation in rural water supply in Adamawa State to address the problem of teeth mottling.

Currently, a reviewer for several Scientific Journals, including Physical Science International Journal (India and UK) and Editor of conference proceedings.

  • Nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • Dendrimers as a potential platform in nanotechnology
  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of dendrimer modified nanomaterials.
  • Nanotechnology for oil field applications tailored towards game-changing technology.
  • Nanoscale metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and zeolite imidazole frameworks (ZiFs) and their applications for carbon dioxide capture and photocatalytic conversion into valuable products (mitigation of climate change).
  • Reticular chemistry
  • Green chemistry and solar-driven chemistry
CHE 121 – General Chemistry II
PCE 310 – Petroleum Science
CHE 324 – Industrial Chemical Technology


Laboratory studies and field evaluation of some water-soluble copolymers for enhanced oil recovery in the Gulf of Guinea offshore Niger-Delta, Nigeria, Devon Science, Vol. 14, 2016.

Transesterification of cottonseed oil to biodiesel using nanoparticles of bentonite clay catalyzed reaction: JEA, Vol.10, No. 2, 2018.

Modification and evaluation of the potential of Nigerian bentonite clays as catalysts support for upgrading heavy crude oil and bitumen; JCMEP, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018.

Application of Nanoparticles of Nigerian bentonite clays in pyrolysis of mixed plastic wastes for production of liquid fuels, JEA, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2019.

Development of High-Performance Polymer Membranes for Hydrogen Separation and Purification in Petroleum Refineries in Nigeria; International Journal of Creativity and Technical Development; Volume 4, No.2, 2020

Development of organoclays from Nigerian bentonite deposits and their evaluation for application in High pressure/high-temperature drilling fluids. IJSER Volume 10, Issue 9, September 2019 Edition. (2019).


Book title: Modification of Nigerian Bentonite clays and Applications in Petroleum Industry.

Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers, 2020, Berlin, Germany.

Principles and Potential Applications of Nanotechnology in Developing Countries.

Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers, 2021, Berlin, Germany. (In print).

  • Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON)
  • New York Academy of Sciences, U. S. A.
  • American Association for Advancement of Science
  • American Chemical Society
  • Polymer Institute of Nigeria
  • Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers
  • Chemical Society of Nigeria
  • Third World Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow Institute of Management Consultants, Nigeria


American University of Nigeria
98 Lamido Zubairu Way
Yola Township bypass
PMB 2250, Yola
Adamawa State, Nigeria
Tel: +234 805-200-2962