Prof. Nathaniel Owusu Boadi is a full Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He earned his Bachelor of Science (BSc. Hons) in Chemistry, Master of Science (MSc.) in Environmental Chemistry, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Inorganic Chemistry degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Boadi is a seasoned researcher and scholar with an impressive track record in chemistry. He previously worked as a research fellow at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, from July 2011 to December 2013, where he was a beneficiary of the Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Awards grant. During his tenure at the University of Manchester, he worked under the supervision of the late Prof. Paul O'Brien, FRS, CBE. His research focused on novel single-source routes to synthesizing lead chalcogenide nanoparticles and thin films.
Prof. Boadi's research interests revolve around synthesizing metal-organic complexes, metal chalcogenide semiconducting nanoparticles, and thin films. He is also deeply invested in studying water quality, food contaminants, heavy metal toxicity, and persistent organic pollutants in environmental matrices.
Prof. Boadi's achievements extend beyond his research interests, as he has held several notable positions. He previously served as the head of the Department of Chemistry at KNUST and the immediate past National Secretary of the Ghana Science Association. From September 2015 to August 2019, he served as the Kumasi branch president of the GSA. Furthermore, he chaired the 9th KNUST Summer School and is the current Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN) Ghana hub administrator.