SHEATHE: Xenobiotic substances and heavy metals in the environment – a threat to health, ecosystems and development in Ghana

Marian Asantewah Nkansah










Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana


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PhD (Environmental Chemistry), University of Bergen, Hordaland Norway: 2012

MSc. (Environmental Chemistry) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana: 2005

BSc. Honours (Chemistry) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi-Ghana: 2002


Scientific Focus Areas

Research attention is in the study of levels, fate and interaction of inorganic (heavy metals) and organic (PAHs, POPs) contaminants in water, food, soil, air and other environmental matrices.



Marian has nearly a decade of university teaching and research. 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 KNUST and assessor for staff promotion of the Methodist University College of Ghana. She is also a Reviewer for the Journal of Science and Technology (JUST), KNUST-Kumasi and the Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Freising- Germany. She is Director and co-founder of TGI, a charity organization.


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