Marian Asantewah Nkansah is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, where she obtained her BSc. and MSc. degrees. She holds a PhD in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Bergen-Norway.
Marian’s research spans 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) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in different environmental matrices. She has quite a number of peer reviewed articles and books to her credit.
Marian has received training in Science Diplomacy and Science Advice for Policy. She has been on both national and international platforms where science is discussed for better public understanding. She is a thought leader and motivational speaker.
Marian is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Affiliate of IUPAC.
She is also a member of the Global Young Academy (GYA), and was an Executive Member from 2019-2020. She is an affiliate of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), a member of the Ghana Young Academy and fellow of the Next Einstein’s Forum (NEF). She is a member of the Women in STEM Ghana group and is committed to the mentorship of younger females in their pursuit of STEM fields, and serves as a role model for young girls at the basic level of their education. She enjoys teaching, storytelling, travelling and hiking.