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

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Major/Degree : GIS/Remote Sensing


MSc.: Geomatic Engineering, 2016, KNUST


BSc. : Geomatic Engineering, 2011, KNUST


A Geomatic Engineer with an excellent mastery of the application of Geoinformatics in geographic analysis, models and techniques for improved information management and decision support.



My areas of expertise include Advanced Remote Sensing, Advanced Satellite Image Processing, Land Use Land Cover Mapping, Field Data Collection, GIS, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Land Use Optimization and Allocation Model Design, Participatory Environmental Risk Assessment, Spatial Decision Support Model Design, Web Based Mapping Application, Computer Programming, Land Survey, Cadastral Survey and Engineering Survey.



My core interest is the application of Geoinformatics to contribute to a more sustainable management of natural resources through the SHEATHE project.


Opoku Gyamfi

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Major/Degree :Analytical Chemistry, 2015 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi


BSc. : Chemistry, 2012 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

I am a well-trained Environmental/Analytical Chemist who graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2013 with a Master of Science Degree in Analytical Chemistry.


I have extensive knowledge in data collection and interpretation, reporting and research skills. I possess the ability to research and consolidate information and accurately document credentials of a project for reporting purposes.


Through all these, I have learned to support and manage programmes and projects. I have a wealth of experience in heavy metal and water quality analysis. I have excellent laboratory skills.

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Eugene Ansah

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Major/Degree :: Analytical Chemistry, 2015 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi


BSc. : Chemistry, 2012 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.



I had both my undergraduate and post graduate degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and also hold a postgraduate diploma certificate in Education from University of Education, Winneba.


My research interest has been on environment and environmental pollution, which affects man and the ecosystem so as to help in their identification and ways of solving them.  I enjoy sharing knowledge acquired and also to learn more of the happenings around the world.


I am currently working as a Chemistry tutor and hope to become a Lecturer someday as well as an Environmental consultant. Being a PhD research fellow in this SHEATHE project would help me realise this dream. My hobbies include singing and listening to music.


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Michael Osei Asibbey

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Major/Degree : Planning, 2016, KNUST


BSc. : Development Planning, 2013, KNUST


I hold a B.Sc. degree in Development Planning and an MPhil degree in Planning from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). I am a development planner and policy analyst. I am a self-motivated and goal-oriented professional with skills in: field surveys, data analysis, planning, coordination, project facilitation, development plan evaluation, among others. I have considerable working experience in research with excellent skills in applying both qualitative and quantitative methods, tools and techniques in data collection, analysis and reporting. My research and professional interests are in: energy and environment, ecology and environmental management, gender mainstreaming, policy analyses, mining and the natural environment, environmental sustainability, local resource harnessing, institutional development, water and sanitation.



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Lydia Otoo Amponsah




Major/Degree : Environmental Engineering, 2015, Technical University of Denmark


BSc. : Physics, 2012, KNUST


I obtained a BSc degree from the Department of Physics, KNUST in 2012, after which I served for a year as a Teaching Assistant in the same department.  In August 2015, I graduated from Technical University of Denmark with an MSc degree in Environmental Engineering.


I have extensive skills in field-based research, laboratory analysis, quality control, data collection and data analysis. I also have some experience modeling in QSAR and PHREEQC.

As a trained Environmental Engineer, my main interest is pollution removal or mitigation from all environmental compartments - air, soil and water.  My background in physics affords me the ability to understand principles /mechanisms employed in equipment used for environmental analyses.




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Rejoice Selorm





Major/Degree : Development Policy and Planning, 2011, KNUST


BSc. : Planning, 2008, KNUST


Rejoice is a Ph.D. candidate enrolled at the Department of Planning, KNUST with particular interest in health and safety.


Prior to her enrollment, she worked for four years as a Project Administrator at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and 2 years at the office of Grants and Research both at KNUST.

She holds a Master’s degree in Development Policy and Planning and a BSc in Planning. She has broad knowledge and experience in data collection, analysis and reporting as well as project management.


Her interests coupled with her experiences will enhance her work on “Community Based Risk Assessment in Mining”.





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