Dr Cynthia Nkolika Ibeto is a Senior lecturer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. She graduated with a BSc. Degree (Industrial Chemistry) from University of Ibadan in 2004. In 2007 and 2010 she obtained her MSc. and PhD. (both in Analytical Chemistry) from University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).
She was an Academic Research Fellow of the National Centre for Energy Research and Development, UNN (September, 2008 to April, 2016) and has worked extensively on the optimization of production processes and analysis of biofuels especially biogas and biodiesel. Her research area is in the field of Environmental/Analytical Chemistry. She has assessed a variety of persistent organic pollutants in the environment especially soil and is currently working on adding value to waste materials. Her focus is on the use of these materials (biomass ash and digestate) as soil conditioners specifically for bioremediation. She has received a number of Scholarships/awards/travel grants notably Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund, Developing World Scholarship 2014 and Schlumberger Faculty for the Future Fellowship award 2016/2017, for her research.
Dr. Ibeto is passionate about inspiring and engaging girls and women in chemistry. She has strived to achieve this as the Coordinator of Women in Chemistry (Nigeria) and the Vice-Chairman of Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD-UNN Chapter). Her efforts have led to the organization of several training workshops, meetings and seminars for female Chemists in Nigeria.