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Nkansah Marian Asantewah

Affiliateship: 2016 - 2020

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Chemical Sciences


Nkansah’s research interests span a wide range of fields including finding solutions to environmental problems associated with levels and fate of toxic substances like heavy/trace metals, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and petrochemicals in food, water, soil, rocks, sediments and the interaction of these pollutants with each other in the environment.

Dr Nkansah has nearly a decade of university teaching and research experience. She has published widely in the area of heavy metals and PAHs in the environment. She collaborates with Scientists in Bern -Switzerland and Bergen-Norway. She is a two time beneficiary of SPIRE a grant instituted by the University of Bergen for collaborators in the South. She serves as a thesis assessor for the School of Graduate Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and assessor for staff promotion of the Methodist University College of Ghana among other bodies. She is also a reviewer for academic journals including the Journal of Science and Technology, KNUST and the Journal of Hazardous Materials.  She is a Member of the Council of Convocation of KNUST and the Director of ‘The Gaudete Institute’, a charity organisation. Dr Nkansah teaches practical chemistry, nuclear/radiochemistry, chemistry and society, and petroleum chemistry (a course she introduced).