Prof. William Otoo Ellis


Dept: Food Science and Technology
Department of Food Science,
College of Science,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,
Private Mail bag,
Kumasi, Ghana.

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Research Areas/Interests

Applied Microbiology and Quality Assurance (Food Analysis) Food Product Development and Packaging Food Toxicology and Epidemiology (Mycotoxin an...~more


Professor Ellis is an accomplished researcher and academic of international repute, with his research interest spanning Applied Microbiology and Quality Assurance; Food Product Development and Packaging and Food Toxicology and Epidemiology. He has more than 27 years of experience working in academia and relating to organizations and civil society. Of these, more than 10 years have been at the higher echelons of higher education management, serving as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor respectively, showing leadership in nurturing the next generation. He has taught and continue to teach, supervise and mentor students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In the area of research, he has supervised several undergraduate student projects; about 60 Masters theses and 13 PhD dissertations. Prof. Ellis is research active and has several scholarly publications to his credit. He currently has more than 160 publications including peer reviewed journal articles; refereed conference publications; technical reports; book chapters and manuals. He has mounted several exhibitions with Research colleagues on new food products at national fairs and, attended many national and international conferences and workshops making presentations. He has worked on several national and internationally funded projects with grants from several institutions including USAID, IDRC, NIH, UNESCO, IFAD, DfID, World Bank, African Academy of Sciences and Mastercard foundation. During his tenure as Vice-Chancellor of KNUST, he brought significant positive changes to the business of the University. These included efficiency in decentralization of the University governance structure; integrating quality assurance into all operations of the University; efficiency in student engagements; automation in the operations of the University; establishment of four satellite campuses; initiating the community impact program (CIP); improving national and international visibility and networking: As an individual, he is hardworking, results oriented, humble and principled, a Minister with the Church of Pentecost and pleasant to work with.


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