The Sheathe


About Us

Our research interests

SDGs Contribution

The Sheathe Group is an environmental analytical chemistry research group in the Department of Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Our research focuses on studying how contaminants behave in the environment. We use field studies, experiments, and simulations to understand their movement and effects. By identifying processes that amplify contaminant exposure, we aim to better understand their impact on the environment

Our research supports multiple SDGs by studying chemical contaminants in the environment. This helps inform policies, practices, and partnerships for environmental sustainability, human health protection, and responsible consumption

Principal Investigator, Sheathe Group

Prof. Godfred Darko is an environmental analytical chemist with research interests in sample preparation, bioaccessibility of metals and xenobiotic substances, environmental monitoring, contamination assessment and remediation. He has supervised several research on environmental monitoring and remediation of contaminated sites in Africa.

Recent Publication:                             Published:

Workers perception of and coping with the health risks of informal electronic waste recycling in Ghana

Matt Dodd

Jesper Leth Bak

Marian Asantewah Nkansah

Peiyue Li

Frank Wania

Sylvana Rudith King

Vera Fitzsimmons-Thoss

Enock Dankyi

Peter Borgen Sorensen

Alice Rayim Wendé Naré

Emmanuel Amponsah


Dr Michael K. Laryea

Dr Eugene Ansah

Dr Opoku Gyamfi


Current Ph.D students


Funding Agencies

Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada

Principal Investigator