Prof. Anthony Apeke Adimado

Emeritus Professor

Dept: Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

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His research interests span a variety of areas all of which call to play his expertise in inorganic, theoretical and analytical chemistry, and environ...~more


Professor Anthony Apeke Adimado, obtained a BSc in Chemistry from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi in June 1975; a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in October 1979; and a Postgraduate Certificate in Techniques in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, University College Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland in November1986.

He taught at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria from 1979 to 1983; later at the University of Ilorin in Nigeria from 1983 to 1985 as a Senior Lecturer in Chemistry.

He joined the KNUST in August 1985 as a Senior Lecturer and rose through the ranks to Full Professorship in Chemistry in October 2001 at KNUST. Prof Adimado retired at the statutory retirement age of sixty (60) in 2010. He then took up a post-retirement contract appointment as Professor of Chemistry at KNUST from October 2010 to July 2021.

He is a Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences; and a Distinguished Friend of Council, of the West African Examinations Council (W.A.E.C), in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Achievement of the Objects of W.A.E.C., the 2016 edition (First Ever Recipient from KNUST).

He has considerable experience in university teaching; international relations and outreach services delivery; vast institutional management experience; collaborative research and research management experience; board room experience; and Chairmanship and membership of high-profile Boards, Committees and Teams. He has also been deeply involved in the Quality Assurance Systems and issues; Governance issues at the Tertiary Education Level; Accreditation of new programmes and re-accreditation of existing programmes at the Tertiary Education Level.

Prof. Adimado consults for the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE), National Board for Professional and Technician Examination (NABPTEX) and the National Accreditation Board (NAB).

He recently chaired the Vice Chancellor’s Committee at the KNUST in the Restructuring and Rationalization of Academic Units and Programmes, Finance and Administration Units, in 2017 - 2018. This has led to some re-organisation of some Academic units in the University.

Currently, the University Council has appointed him as Chairman of the Ghana Universities Staff Superannuation Scheme (GUSSS), Management Board, KNUST with effect from 1st January 2020.

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