ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

  • Programmes

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences currently runs two programmes leading to the award of Bachelor of Science Degrees in the following:

  • B. Sc Earth Science
  • B. Sc Environmental Sciences

Under the Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science programme, students are introduced to the Earth. It encompasses all aspects involved in the study of the earth including surface land forms and features, the movement of water, the role of climate, formation of soils and vegetation, plate tectonics and processes in the earth’s interior. Its many branches, including hydrogeology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics among others are taught. Students are also introduced to environmental sciences and the application of GIS and remote sensing.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science programme trains students to be environmentally conscious in all the aspects of development. The program is designed to prepare students to find practical and innovative approaches to solving environmental issues in general with specific emphasis on the environmental challenges confronting developing countries such as land degradation, pollution, urbanisation and sanitation relating to population growth, management of natural resources including water among others. They are also introduced to GIS and remote sensing.

  • Facilities

The Department makes use of it’s Geology Lab. Students of the Department have access to the many Laboratories in the various departments on the Campus as well as other outside facilities. Plans are also in place to acquire state of the art equipment to augment the existing ones.

  • Vision

The vision of the Department is to be a centre of excellence in Research in the earth and environmental sciences. This means supporting the research needs of industry, training well rounded environmentally conscious students and providing consultancy services to the expanding earth and environmental sciences industry in the country and sub-region.

  • Objectives

The objective of the programmes is to apply all the sciences of the Earth in solving pertinent developmental problems, specifically developing/training students who can plan, design and manage our environment and natural resources.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF

Dr. Emmanuel Arhin

SENIOR LECTURER

Dr. Ing. Boateng Ampadu

SENIOR LECTURER

Ing. Maxwell Anim-Gyampo

SENIOR LECTURER

Ing. Musah Saeed Zango

SENIOR LECTURER

Dr. Nang Biyogue Douti

LECTURER

Steve Ampofo

LECTURER

Samuel Abanyie

LECTURER

Melvin-Guy Adonadaga

LECTURER

Emmanuel A. Opoku

LECTURER

Charles Casmed Amadu

ASSISTANT LECTURER

Belinda S. Berdie

ASSISTANT LECTURER

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Evelyn Damabayi

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

 

STAFF PROFILE

 

Name: Dr. Ing. Boateng Ampadu

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: 024 812 9800

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

PhD (Environmental Science)

Lancaster University, UK

2008

M. Sc (Water Resources Engineering)

University of Dar es Salam, Tanzania

1998

B. Sc (Agric Engineering)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

1991

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Climate variability and hydrological impact across tropical Ghana, Hydrological modelling, Estimation of trend and cycles in long term Environmental Data, Assessment of Infiltration Characteristics of Soils, Impact of continuous cropping on the soil physical environment, Assessment of Water Quality and Waste Management.

ON GOING RESEARCH

  1. Mapping infiltration capacity of soil in Tornu and Vea Irrigation project fields.
  2. Data Based Mechanistic (DBM) modelling of Environmental Systems.
  3. Assessment of some of the physical properties of Soil in Tono and Vea.
  4. Assessment of impact of climate variability on livelihood.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Environmental Modelling
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Catchment Hydrology
  • Hydrological Processes
  • Environmental physics
  • Programming for Environmental Scientists
  • Soil and Water Pollution

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Adomako, T. and Ampadu, B. (2015). The Impact of Agricultural Practices on the Environmental Sustainability in Ghana. A Review. Journal of Sustainable Development. (Accepted)
  2. Ampadu, B., Chappell, N. A. and Tych, W., (2015). Data Based Mechanistic modelling optimal utilisation of raingauge data for rainfall-riverflow modelling of sparsely gauged tropical basin in Ghana. Journal of Mathematical Theory and Modelling. (In Press)
  3. Ampofo, S., Kumi, E. and Ampadu, B. (2015). Investigating Solid Waste Management in the Bolgatanga Municipality of Upper East Region, Ghana. Journal of Environment and Pollution. 4 (3): 27-41. Doi:10.5539/ep.v4n3p27
  4. Ampofo, S., Ampadu, B. and Abanyie, S. K. (2015). Land Cover Change Patterns in the Volta Gorge Area, Ghana: Interpretations from satellite Imagery. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 5 (4): 71 - 82.
  5. Ampadu, B., Akurugu, B., Zango, M. S. Abanyie, S.K. and Ampofo, S. (2015). Impact of a Dam on livelihood of surrounding communities: A case study of Vea Dam,Upper East Region, Ghana Journal of Environment and Earth Science 5 (4): 20-25
  6. Abdul-Rahman, I., Freeman, L. and Ampadu, B. (2015). Investigating Soil and Water Contamination of Trace Metals in Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, Ghana. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science. 5(4): 217-226, DOI: 10.9734/IJPSS/2015/14136
  7. Kasei, R.A., Amissigo, B, and Ampadu, B. (2014). The Nexus of changing climate and impacts on rainfed water supply and fresh water availability for Densu Basin and parts of Accra - Ghana, West Africa. Journal of Environment and Earth Science 4 (20), 84-96
  8. Kasei, R.A, Ampadu, B., and Yelevu, S. (2014). Impacts of Climate Variability on Food Security in Northern Ghana. Journal of Earth Science and Geotechnical Engineering. 4 (3), 47-59
  9. Kasei, R. A., Amissigo, B. and Ampadu, B. (2014) Climate Downscaling over Densu Basin and Nexus on Hydrology in Ghana, Using RegCM4, In: Basins Methods of Formation, Ongoing Developments and Emerging Challenges, Edited by Jianwen Yang, Nova Science Publishers, New York. ISBN: 978-1-63117-082 pp134-146
  10. Zango, M. S., Anim-Gyampo, M. and Ampadu, B. (2014) Assessment of Groundwater Sustainability in the Bawku Municipality of Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development 7 (3) , 59 - 70, Doi:10.5539/jsd.v7n3p59
  11. Anim-Gyampo, M. Zango, M. S., and Ampadu, B. (2014). Assessment of Drinking water Quality of Groundwaters in Bunpkurugu - Yunyo District of Ghana. Journal of Environment and Pollution. 3 (3) : 1-13, DOI:10.5539/ep.v3n3p1
  12. Ampadu, B., Chappell, N. A. and Tych, W. (2014). DHR modelling of Cycles in Rainfall and Riverflow across Ghana. LAP Lambert Academic Publishers, Germany. ISBN: 978-3-659-49515-1, 117pp
  13. Kasei, R. A., Anim-Gyampo, and Ampadu, B. (2013). Accelerating Socio-Economic Development in Northern Ghana through Climate Change Adaptation. Proceedings of UDS-ICIER 7th Harmattan School, Tamale. pp 17-60 ISBN: 9964-92-353-8
  14. Kasei, R. A., Ampadu, B. and Sapanbil, G. S. (2013). Relationship between rainfall- runoff on the White Volta River at Pwalugu of the Volta Basin in Ghana. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. 3 (11): 92-99
  15. Ampadu, B., Chappell, N. A. and Kasei, R. A. (2013) Rainfall-riverflow modelling approaches: Making a choice of Data-based Mechanistic (DBM) modelling approach for data limited catchments: A Review. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 7 ( 2): 2571- 2580
  16. Asiedu, E. K., Ampadu, B., Bonsu M. and Abunyewa, A. (2013) Hydrological and Physical Changes of Soils under Ccocoa plantations of different ages during the dry season in the transition zone of Ghana. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 3 (7): 52 - 58
  17. Ampadu, B., Chappell, N. A. and Tych, W. (2013) Data-Based Mechanistic modelling of rainfall to riverflow of large nested tropical rainforest catchments in Ghana. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 7 ( 2): 2195-2201
  18. Zango, M. S., Anim-Gyampo, M. and Ampadu, B. (2013). Health risks of heavy metals in selected food crops cultivated in small-scale gold-mining areas in Wassa- Amenfi-West District of Ghana. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. 3 (5) : 96 - 105
  19. Kasei, R.A., Amissigo, B. and Ampadu, B. (2012) Modelling in the Semi Arid Volta Basin of West Africa In:"Water Resources Management and Modelling" edited by Purna Nayak, ISBN 978-953-51-0246-5, InTech pp 65-86.
  20. Asiedu, E. K., Agyarko, K., Kotei, R., Amponsah, E. K. and Ampadu, B. (2010). Seed Characteristics, Seed Germination and Seedling Performance of Hybrid Cocoa as Influenced by Pod size. Gh. J.Sc. Agric. Edu 1(1): 88-95.
  21. Kasei, R., Ampadu, B., Derbile, E. K, and Bernd Diekkrüger (2010). Modelling and Indigenous Knowledge for Drought Detection and adaptation for Increased Agricultural Productivity in Northern Ghana. Jour. Sustainability Science, In press
  22. Kasei, R. A, Derbile, E. K., and Ampadu, B. (2010). Drying trend in the Volta Basin and policy implications for adaptation BHS 2010: Role of Hydrology in Managing Consequences of a Changing Global Environment, Proceedings of the Third International Symposium of the British Hydrological Society, Newcastle, UK 19th-23rd July, ISBN: 1 903741 17 3. 2010
  23. Ampadu, B., Chappell, N. A. and Tych, W. and Chotai, A. (2006). Climate Variability and Hydrological Impact across Tropical Ghana. Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Conference Paper, UK.

 

Name: Dr. Emmanuel Arhin

Job Title: Senior Lecturer /Head of Department

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

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Telephone: +233 24 288 0826; +233 50 016 8546

EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/Qualification

Educational Institution

Award Year

PhD

University of Leicester, UK

2013

MPhil (Mineral Exploration)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

2005

BSc (Geol. Eng)

University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

1987

Area of Research Interest

As discovery rate of world-class mineral deposits continues to decline, increased attention is being focused on geochemical exploration methods designed for regolith-dominated terrains. My current research interest is to determine the processes of formation of regolith materials and their suitability as geochemical sample media in various climatic regimes (savannah, rainforest and arid regions) and regolith-landform settings (ferruginous, relict, erosion and depositional regimes). Research in these fields to detect mineral under cover is ‘Understanding geochemical exploration in regolith-dominated terrains using key knowledge of regolith: its formation and processes for an effective mineral exploration’

Why is the world spending so much in health care? Other research using the knowledge of trace elements geochemistry will focus on Medical Geology and this will be geared towards the understanding of geological processes that influence human exposure to specific elements (such as arsenic, fluorine, cadmium, selenium, iodine, lead etc.). This research aims at highlighting the human health effects ensuing from excessive and deficient exposure to naturally occurring elements and human introduced hazardous elements in the environment.

ONGOING PROJECTS

  1. Assessing exposure and pathways of mercury (Hg) and arsenic (As) at Talensi District of Upper East Region.
  2. Adding economic value to Bongo rock resources to alleviate poverty( Principal investigator in collaborative research between Earth and Environmental Sciences Department of Faculty of Applied Sciences and Bongo District Assembly (2015- ongoing)

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Regolith Geology
  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Exploration Geochemistry
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Principles of Geochemistry
  • Exploration Geochemistry

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

i. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Special Publications.

  1. Arhin, E., Boadi, S., and Esoah, M. C. (2015). Identifying pathfinder elements from termite mound samples for gold exploration in regolith complex terrain of the Lawra belt, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences, vol. 109, p. 143-153, Elsevier Publication.
  2. Arhin, E., Zango, M. S., and Boansi, O. (2015). Trace element geochemistry of a reused illicit mine area for an agricultural purpose in Nadowli District of NW Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Medicine and Health Science, vol. 4, p. 33-40, Whites Science Publishing, UK.
  3. Arhin, E., Boansi, A. O., and Zango, M. S. (2015). Trace elements distributions at Datoko-Shega artisanal mining site, northern Ghana. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, vol. 37, no 2, ISSN: 0269-4042, DOI 10.1007/s 10653-10653-015-9705-0, Springer.
  4. Arhin, E., Zango, M. S., and Ruerrger, R. K. (2015). Laterite sampling preparation for gold exploration survey at Western Burkina Faso, northern extension of the Lawra Belt. Journal of Geography and Geology, vol. 4 (1), p. 1-10. PAK Publishing Group.
  5. Nude, P. M, Arhin, E, Yidana, S. M, Foli, G. and Dowuona, G. N. N. 2014. Geochemical Dispersion of Elements and Their Correlation with Gold in the Regolith at the Tetteh Prospect of the Chirano Gold Mines in the Sefwi Belt of the Birimian, Southwestern Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Earth Science, ISSN 2224-3216 (paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online), vol. 4, No. 9
  6. Affam, M., and Arhin, E., 2013. Lack of exploration success in northern Ghana: Problems and solutions. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, vol. 5, issue 8, p. 440-448, ISSN: 2041-0484, e-ISSN: 2041-0492.
  7. Nude, P. M., Arhin E., and Foli, G., 2013. Use of multi-media sampling as integrated approach to surficial geochemical sampling for gold in regional reconnaissance surveys in parts of the Ashanti belt, Southwest Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, vol. 5(1), p. 18-25, ISSN: 2041-0484, e-ISSN 2041-0492.
  8. Affam, M., and Arhin, E., 2013. Lack of exploration success in northern Ghana: Problems and solutions. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, vol. 5, issue 8, p. 440-448, ISSN: 2041-0484, e-ISSN: 2041-0492.
  9. Nude, P. M., Arhin E., and Foli, G., 2013. Use of multi-media sampling as integrated approach to surficial geochemical sampling for gold in regional reconnaissance surveys in parts of the Ashanti belt, Southwest Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, vol. 5(1), p. 18-25, ISSN: 2041-0484, e-ISSN 2041-0492.
  10. Nude, P. M., Asigri, J. M., Yidana, S. M., Arhin, E., Foli, G., Kutu, J. M., 2012. Identifying pathfinder elements for gold in multi-element soil geochemical data for the Wa-Lawra belt, northwest Ghana: A multivariate statistical approach. International Journal of Geosciences, vol. 3, p. 62-70, doi: 10.4236/ijg.2012.31008 (http://www. scirp.org/journal/ijg.
  11. Affam, M., Arhin, E., and Asamoah, D. N., 2012. Source of endemic fluorosis attributed to igneous granitoids in northern Ghana: A case study “2nd Umat International Biennial Mining and Mineral Conference”, p. 242-248.
  12. Arhin E. and Nude P.M., 2010. Use of Termitaria in surficial geochemical surveys: evidence for -125 µm size fractions as the appropriate media for gold exploration in northern Ghana. Journal of Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment and Analysis, Geological Society Publication, vol. 10, no.4; p. 401-406.
  13. Nude P. and Arhin E., 2009. Overbank sediments as appropriate geochemical sample media in regional stream sediment surveys for gold exploration in the savannah regions of northern Ghana, Journal of Geochemical Exploration, vol. 103, p. 50-56.
  14. Arhin E. and Nude P.M., 2009. Significance of regolith mapping and its implication for gold exploration in northern Ghana: a case study at Tinga and Kunche. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment and Analysis, Geological Society of London, vol. 9, p. 63-69.
  15. Arhin, E., and Affam, M., 2009: Fluoride in groundwater and its implication in West Gonja district of Ghana. Ghana Mining Journal, vol. 11, p. 47-52.
  16. Affam M., and Arhin E., 2005. Termite mound- A supplementary geochemical gold sampling medium in regolith complex terrains. Ghana Mining Journal, vol. 8, p. 10-15.
  17. Dzigbodi Adjimah and Arhin E., 1993: The state alluvial gold exploration in Ghana-. Journal of the University of Science and Technology, p 82-87, Publishers, University printing press.

ii. Book Published

  1. Arhin, E, 2013. Regolith Geochemistry and Hidden Deposits. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-659-59183-9, 269 PP.

iii. Book chapter

  1. Arhin, E., and Zango, M. S., 2013. Geophagy: implications of unknowingly ingesting arsenic- a case study in selected areas of Ghana, p. 181-196. In: Arsenic: sources, environmental impact, toxicity and human health- a medical geology perspective. ISBN: 978-1-62081-320-1, e-ISBN: 978-1-62081-351-5, NOVA Publications, USA, 372 pp.

iv. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Special Publications Under Review (for 2015).

  1. Arhin, E ., Zango, M. S., and Boadi, S. Is regolith mapping crucial for non-alluvial small scale gold projects in Ghana? Submitted to Ghana Mining Journal (GMJ) on 19th July, 2015.
  2. Arhin, E ., Jenkin, G.R.T., Cunningham, D and Nude, P. M. Regolith landscape evolution of the Lawra Belt of Ghana and mineral exploration implications. Submitted to Journal of African Earth Science, Elsevier on 20th July, 2015.
  3. Arhin, E ., Jenkin, G.R.T., Cunningham, D and Nude, P. M. Regolith mapping of deeply weathered terrain in savannah regions of the Birimian Lawra Greenstone Belt, Ghana. Submitted to Journal of Geochemical Exploration, Elsevier on 24th May, 2015.
  4. Arhin, E ., and Zango, M. S. Unravelling regolith material types using Mg/Al and K/Al plot to support field regolith identification in the savannah regions of NW Ghana, West Africa. Submitted to Journal of African Earth Science, Elsevier on 11th July, 2015.
  5. Arhin E., and Zango, M. S. Determination of trace elements and their concentrations in clay-balls: problem of geophagia practice in Ghana. Submitted to Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Springer on 1st June, 2015.

 

Name: Ing. Maxwell Anim-Gyampo

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 24 148 1854

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

M. Sc (Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

2004

B.Sc (Geological Engineering)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

2001

ONGOING PROJECTS

  • Development of low-cost technology for removal of fluoride in Groundwater using locally available materials.
  • Groundwater resource and sustainable agriculture.
  • Investigations into the use of sand-dams as adaptation to climate change and sustainable agriculture.
  • Contaminant sources to groundwater reservoirs in Ghana.
  • Groundwater vulnerability studies of Atankwidi in North-eastern Ghana.
  • Climate change and groundwater sustainability.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Engineering Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Groundwater Geochemistry
  • Historical Geology
  • Structural Geology
  • Groundwater Geology

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Yinti, B.B., Anim-Gyampo, M. & Braima, M.M. (2014). Household Perspective of Plastic Waste Management in Urban Ghana: A Case Study of the Bolgatanga Municipality. Global Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health Sciences, Vol 3(2), pp. 18-26.
  2. Zango, M.S., Anim-Gyampo, M. and Ampadu, B. (2014). Assessment of Groundwater Sustainability in the Bawku East Municipality of Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 7 No.3, 2014. Doi: 10: 5539/jsd.v7n3p59 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v7.n3p59.
  3. Anim-Gyampo, M., Zango, M.S. and Ampadu, B. (2014). Assessment of Drinking Water Quality of Groundwaters in Bunkpurugu-Yunyo District of Ghana. Journal of Environment and Pollution, Vol 3, No. 3, 2014. doi:10.5539/ep.v3n3p1 URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v3n3p1.
  4. Kasei, R. A. Anim-Gyampo, M. and Ampadu, B., (2013). Accelerating Socio-economic Development in Northern Ghana through Climate Change Adaptation. Proceedings of UDS-ICEIR 7th Harmattan School, Tamale, Ghana.
  5. Zango, M.S., Anim-Gyampo, M. and Ampadu, B. (2013). Health Risks of Heavy Metals in selected Food Crops cultivated in Small-scale Gold-mining Areas in Wassa-Amenfi-West District of Ghana. IISTE-Journal of Natural Resources Research, Vol. 3, No. 5, 2013: ISSN: 2225-0921(online), pp. 96-105
  6. Anim-Gyampo , M., Kumi, M. and Zango, M.S. (2013). Heavy Metals Concentrations in some selected Fish Species in Tono Irrigation Reservoir in Navrongo, Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Earth Science, Vol. 3, No.1, 2013, pp.109-119.
  7. Anim-Gyampo M., Zango, M.S. and Apori, N. (2012). “ The Origin of Fluoride in Groundwaters of the Paleozoic Sedimentary Formations of Ghana- A Preliminary Study in Gushiegu District”. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Vol. 4, Issue 5, pp.546-552.
  8. Anornu, G.K., Kabo-bah, A.T. and Anim-Gyampo, M. (2012). Evaluation of Groundwater Vulnerability in the Densu River Basin of Ghana. American Journal of Human Ecology, Vol. 1. No. 3, 2012, pp.79-86
  9. Anim-Gyampo, M., Anornu, G. and Raymond Kasei, R.A. (2012 ). “Prediction of Groundwater Over-abstraction- The safe yield Approach.-A Case Study of Kasena-Nankana District in UE Region of Ghana”. Research Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 19; pp. 3775-3782.
  10. Apori, N., Anim-Gyampo, M. and Nyame, F.K. (2012). “Heavy Metal Concentration in Drinking water sources affected by dredge mine operations of a gold mining company in Ghana”. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp.633-639.
  11. Anim-Gyampo, M., Apori N. and Kumi, M. (2012). Assessment of Heavy Metals in Waste-water Irrigated lettuce in Ghana: The Case of Tamale Municipality. Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 5 No. 11; 2012. doi:10.5539/jsd.v5n11p93; URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v5n11p93.
  12. Apori, N., Sam-Quarcoo, D. and Anim-Gyampo, M. (2012). Preliminary Studies on Bioconcentration of Heavy Metals in Nile Tilapia from Tono Irrigation Dam. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(23): pp.5040-5047.

 

Name: Ing. Musah Saeed Zango

Job Title: Senior Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 24 406 5083

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

M. Sc (Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

2005

B. Sc (Geological Engineering)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

2001

ONGOING PROJECTS

  • Social and economic consequences of floodway fringe development based on current urban-zoning policies.
  • The effect of modified land use zoning policies on urban flood management.
  • Investigation into land-ownership policies as the affect urban flood management.
  • Social sustainability of mineral industry in Ghana.
  • Geochemical evaluations of some trace metals in sediments of Kwabrafo Stream in Obuasi.
  • Water consumption trend in tertiary institutions in Ghana: A case study in Valley View University and Kumasi Polytechnic
  • Accident statistics and trend in the quarry: A case study in Pwalugu Upper Quarry.
  • The effects of graveyards on groundwater quality.
  • The socio-economic impacts of the oil find in Ghana on the lives of the people of Western Region
  • Biogas utilization in hospitality industries.

Subjects Taught

  • Introduction to Earth Science
  • Environmental Geology
  • Basic Geology
  • Advanced Mineral Economics and Evaluation
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydrology and Drainage
  • Hydrological Processes

SELECTED PUBLICATION

  1. Arhin, E., Boansi, A.O. and Zango, M. S. (2015). Trace elements distribution at Datoko-Shega artisanal mining site, northern Ghana. Environmental Geochemistry and Health (Official Journal of the Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health), Vol. 37 (3), ISSN 0269-4042 DOI 10.1007/s10653-015-9705-0.
  2. Arhin, E., Zango, M.S. and Boansi, A. O. (2015). Trace element geochemistry of a reused illicit mine area for an agricultural purpose in Nadowli District of NW Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Medicine and Health Science, Vol. 4, 33-40.
  3. Ampadu, B., Akurugu, B.A., Zango, M.S., Abanyie, S.K and Ampofo, S. (2015). Assessing the Impact of a Dam on the Livelihood of Surrounding Communities: A Case Study of Vea Dam in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Journal of Environment and Earth Science.5 (4), 20-25.
  4. Arhin, E; Zango, M S. and Rene, K. R. (2015). Laterite sampling preparation for gold exploration survey at western Burkina Faso, northern extension of the Lawra belt. International Journal of Geography and Geology, 4(1): 1-10.
  5. Zango, M. S., Anim-Gyampo, M. and Ampadu, B. (2014). Assessment of Groundwater Sustainability in the Bawku East Municipality of Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development; 7 (3). doi:10.5539/jsd.v7n3p59 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v7n3p59: 59-70.
  6. Anim-Gyampo, M., Zango, M. S. and Ampadu, B. (2014). Assessment of Drinking Water Quality of Groundwaters in Bunpkurugu-Yunyo District of Ghana. Journal of Environment and Pollution; 3(3) doi:10.5539/ep.v3n3p1 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ep.v3n3p1: 1-13.
  7. Ntinforo, A., Adazabra, A.N. and Zango, M.S. (2013). Preliminary Assessment of Water Quality Conditions of Abandoned Mine Paddock for Conversion into a Micro Irrigation Facility. International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology; 2 (9): 1-7
  8. Zango, M.S., Anim-Gyampo, M. and Ampadu, B. (2013). Health Risks of Metals in selected Food Crops in Small-scale Gold-mining Areas in Wassa-Amenfi-West District of Ghana. Journal of Natural Sciences Research; 3(5): 96-105.
  9. Anim-Gyampo, M., Kumi, M. and Zango, M. S. (2013). Heavy Metals Concentrations in some selected Fish Species in Tono Irrigation Reservoir in Navrongo, Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Earth Science; 3 (1): 109-119.
  10. Arhin, E. and Zango, M. S. (2013). Geophagy: Implications of Unknowingly Ingesting Arsenic- A case study in selected areas in Ghana. (Book Chapter in) Arsenic- Sources, Environmental Impact, Toxicity and Human Health- A Medical Geology Perspective. “ Chemistry Research and Applications”. Edited by Andrea Mosotti; Nova Science publishers, Inc. New York. ISBN: 978-1-62081-351-5. pp181-196.
  11. Anim-Gyampo, M., Zango, M. S. and Ntiforo, A. (2012). The Origin of Fluoride in Groundwaters of the Paleozoic Sedimentary Formations of Ghana- A Preliminary Study in Gushiegu District”. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences; 4 (5): 546-552.
  12. Anornu, G. K., Kortatsi, B. K. and Zango, M. S. (2009). Evaluation of Groundwater resources potential in Ejisu-Juaben District of Ghana. Africa Journal of Environmental Science and Technology; 3 (10): 332-340.

 

Name: Mr. Steve Ampofo

Job Title: Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 23 452 1359

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

MSc (Geo-Information Science for Natural Resource Management)

University of Twente, Netherlands and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

2008

BSc (Geography and Resource Development)

University of Ghana, Legon

2000

ONGOING PROJECTS

  • Landscape changes and fragmentation analysis in a guinea savannah ecosystem: Case study of Talensi and Nabdam Districts of the Upper East Region, Ghana.
  • The Nexus of population change, agricultural expansion and landscape fragmentation in the Volta gorge area, Ghana
  • The negative impacts of poor solid waste management on livelihoods in Walewale, West Mamprusi District, Ghana.
  • Municipal solid waste segregation among households in the Obuasi Municipality; A comparative study of willingness in urban and peri-urban communities

Subjects Taught

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Principles of Remote Sensing
  • Basic Environmental Science
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Law
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Natural Resource Management

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ampofo, S., Ampadu, B. & Abanyie, S. (2015). Landcover change patterns in the Volta gorge area, Ghana: Interpretations from satellite imagery. Journal of Natural Sciences Research, 5(4), 71-82.
  2. Ampadu, B., Akurugu, B. A., Zango, M. S., Abanyie, S., & Ampofo, S. (2015). Assessing the impact of a dam on the livelihood of surrounding communities: A case study of Vea dam in the Upper East Region, Ghana. Journal of Environment and Earth Sciences, 5(4).
  3. Ampofo, S., Kumi, E. and Ampadu, B. (2015). Investigating Solid Waste Management in the Bolgatanga Municipality of Upper East Region, Ghana. Journal of Environment and Pollution. 4 (3): 27-41. Doi:10.5539/ep.v4n3p27 


Name: Mr. Charles Casmed Amadu

Job Title: Assistant Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P.O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 24 401 4943

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/Qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

PhD candidate

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

 

MSc (Geological Engineering)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

2006

Diploma (Geological Engineering)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

1994

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Application of Geochemistry in Mineral Exploration
  • Application of Geophysics in Mineral exploration
  • Application of Geophysics in groundwater exploration
  • Geologic field mapping
  • Geostatistical characterisation of sub-surface heterogeneity
  • Modelling of contaminant transport in fractured rocks

Subjects Taught

  • Physical Geology
  • Crystallography and Mineralogy
  • Mineral Economics and Evaluation
  • Mathematics for Geoscientists
  • Petroleum Exploration
  • Mining Geology

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

TECHNICAL REPORTS

  1. Casmed, A., Tony, A. (2011). Report on Regolith Mapping of the Tasiast Tenement Area, North-western Mauritania.
  2. Casmed, A. (2010). Baseline Environmental Study Report for Morondo Project Area, North-western Cote d’Ivoire
  3. Woods, S., Robinson, S.; Casmed, A. (2006). In-House Report. Grade Control Mark-up and Selective Mining Procedures for Tarkwa Gold Mine.
  4. Casmed, A. (2005). Geostatistical Mineral Resource Estimation of part of Block 1, KMS, Obuasi Mine - A Case Study. MSc. Thesis, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, (Unpublished), 129pp.
  5. Casmed, A. (2003). Gold mineralisation at Prestea Goldfields, Ghana. (Unpublished), 55pp.
  6. Casmed, A. (2001). Technical Report. ‘Report on mining activities at the Kubi Project. Internal Nevsun Resources Ltd Report, (Unpublished), 64pp.
  7. Claude, A., Norman, R. B.; Bakari, M.; Casmed, A.; and Cyria, K. (2000). StructuralControls, on gold mineralisation of the Tabakoto deposit, Mali, (Unpublished), 85pp.
  8. Nielsen, B., Norman, R. B.; Casmed, A.; Allen, J. and Stanley, B. (1999). Final report on exploration activities on the Kubi Project, (Unpublished), 306pp.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

  • Casmed, A ., Geostatistical Mineral Resource Estimation of part of Block 1, KMS, Obuasi Mine - A Case Study.
  • Casmed, A. and Owusu, S., Application of Inverse Distance Weighting (IDW) method to Resource Estimation at Goldfields, Tarkwa Mine.
  • Casmed, A . and Gawu, S. K. Z., Structural geology and waste disposal practices within the Accra-Tema area. Implications for groundwater pollution vulnerability.
  • Casmed, A., and Nimo, F., Fracture characterisation using surface geological mapping and geophysical methods. A case study of the crystalline basement rocks of the Accra-Tema area, southeast, Ghana.

  

Name: Mr. Samuel Abanyie

Job Title: Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 20 931 1396

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

MSc (Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation)

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

2004

BSc (Geology and Chemistry)

University of Ghana, Legon

1997

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Climate change and Groundwater monitoring.
  • Rainwater harvesting in Northern Ghana: An alternative water supply
  • Small Town water systems/mechanized water schemes in Northern Ghana: operation and maintenance challenges.
  • Monitoring quality of Groundwater in Ghana.
  • Groundwater exploration/prospecting in the Voltaian Supergroup: Challenges and the how to improve access to potable water in the Northern Region of Ghana.

Subjects Taught

  • Statistics for Scientists
  • Principles of Geophysics
  • Water Supply, Sanitation and Diseases
  • Mining Environmental Management
  • Hydrogeology
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Optical Mineralogy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ampadu, B., Akurugu, B.A., Zango, M.S., Abanyie, S.K., Ampofo, S. Assessing the Impact of a Dam on the Livelihood of Surrounding Communities: A Case Study of Vea Dam in the Upper East Region of Ghana Journal of Environment and Earth Science, Vol 5, No. 4 2015.
  2. Ampofo, S., Ampadu, B. and Abanyie, S.K. Landcover Change Patterns in the Volta Gorge Area, Ghana: Interpretations from Satellite Imagery by Journal of Natural Sciences Research, Vol 5, No. 4 2015.

 

Name: Dr. Nang Biyogue Douti

Job Title: Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 20 850 4279

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/Qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

PhD

University of Ghana

 

MPhil (Environmental Science)

Chiekh Anta Diop University, Senegal

2000

MSc (Environmental Science)

University of Lome, (Togo)

1995

BSc (Natural Sciences)

University of Lome, (Togo)

1994

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Impacts of Therapeutic plants exploitation on plant biodiversity conservation in the forest savannah zone of northern Ghana: A case study in the Kasena Nankana Districts of Ghana.
  • Environmental education and sanitation challenges in Ghana: A case study in Bolgatanga District in Northern Ghana.
  • Impacts of human activities on soil nitrogen store and storage potential in forest ecosystems: a case study in the natural forest savannah zone in northern Ghana.
  • Human driven deforestation activities impacts on soil porosity and structure: A case study in the natural forest savannah zone in northern Ghana.

Subjects Taught

  • Solid and Hazardous Waste management
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Air and Noise Pollution
  • Occupation Hazards and Safety
  • Research Methods

MANUSCRIPTS READY FOR PUBLICATION

  • Assessment of the impacts of therapeutic plants exploitation on plant biodiversity conservation in the forest ˗ savanna zone of northern ghana: a case study in the Kasena ˗ Nankana Districts of Ghana.
  • Forest composition and productivity changes as affected by human activities in the natural forest˗ savanna zone in Northern Ghana.
  • Impacts of anthropogenic activities on soil carbon store and storage potential of the natural forest ˗ savanna zone in Northern Ghana.
  • Effects of anthropogenic activities on physical and chemical composition in soil: a case study in three forest ˗ savanna zones in Northern Ghana.
  • Impacts of human activities on soil nitrogen store and storage potential in forest ecosystem: a case study in the natural forest˗savanna zone in Northern Ghana.
  • Assessment of environmental education and sanitation challenges in Ghana: a case study in Bolgatanga District in Northern Ghana.

 

Name: Miss Belinda S. Berdie

Job Title: Assistant Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P.O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 24 315 5271

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

M. Phil (Geology)

University of Ghana

2014

B. Sc (Earth Science)

University for Development Studies, Ghana

2008

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Geochemical baselines for soils in the Lawra Birimian Belt.
  • Rock resource mapping in Bongo District for Ornamental stones and construction aggregates.

 

Name: Mr. Melvin-Guy Adonadaga

Job Title: Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences,

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo.

Telephone: +233 20 875 4276

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EDUCATION/ DEGREES

Academic qualification

Educational Institution

Award Year

B. Sc

University of Cape Coast

2000

M. Sc (Environmental Science)

KNUST

2006

PhD Candidate (Biotechnology for water treatment and process engineering)

BTU, Germany

2013 ~

Area of Research Interest

Destruction of water sources due largely to anthropogenic factors has affected both the quantity and quality of this resource, sometimes with detrimental effects on humans. This is more worrying in the case of Sub-Saharan Africa where climate change effects have resulted in a reduction in the amount of rainfall and an increase in wastewater reuse. My research interest is in contributing knowledge towards improving the quality of this limiting resource for the maintenance of a healthy society and environment.

Subjects Taught

  • Pollution Science
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Air Pollution
  • Environmental Biology
  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Pollution Monitoring and Management
  • Environmental Microbiology

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Adonadaga, M.G. (2015). Effect of Dissolved Oxygen Concentration on Morphology and Settleability of Activated Sludge Flocs. Journal of Applied & Environmental Microbiology 3 (2) 31-37.
  2. Adonadaga, M.G. (2014). Climate Change Effects and Implications for Wastewater Treatment Options in Ghana. JEES, 4, 9-16.
  3. Obiri-Danso, K., Adonadaga, M.G., Hogarh, J.N. (2011). Effect of Agrochemical Use on the Drinking Water Quality of Agogo, a Tomato Growing Community in Ashanti Akim, Ghana. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol, 86, 71-77.

 

Name: Emmanuela A. Opoku

Job Title: Lecturer

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone:

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/Qualification

Educational institution

Award year

PhD Candidate

University of North Texas

 

MPhil

Cambridge

 

B.Sc

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Floods and droughts in northeast Ghana as a result of climate change and their impacts on food security and livelihood issues for farmers, particularly women farmers
  • Gender and climate change
  • Environmental legislation and environmental ethics

Subjects taught

  • Environmental Legislation and Education
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Population and Resource use

 

 

Administrative staff

Name: Miss Evelyn Dambayi

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Address: Faculty of Applied Sciences

P. O. Box 24, Navrongo

Telephone: +233 24 488 5680

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EDUCATION/DEGREES

Course/qualification

Educational Institution

Award year

HND (Secretaryship & Management studies

Bolgatanga Polytechnic

2011