Prof. Evans Adei obtained his B. Sc. (Hons.) and M. Phil. degrees in chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Irvine, in theoretical chemistry as a Fulbright Scholar under the tutelage of Prof. Warren J. Hehre, one of the pioneers of computational chemistry.
Evans Adei joined the Department of Chemistry as Assistant Lecturer in 1985 and rose through the ranks to become Professor of Chemistry. He was Head of the Department in 2000 – 2002 and 2005 – 2007.
He won a Teaching and Learning Innovation (TALIF) grant in 2006 to set up the Theoretical and Computational Chemistry Centre at KNUST. He also won the Royal Society – Leverhulme grant (2012 – 2015) and the Royal Society – DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative award (2015 – 2020) to carry out collaborative research with researchers at the University College London, Cardiff University, the University of Botswana, the University of Namibia and the University of Johannesburg.
His research interests span computational organometallic chemistry, computational organic chemistry and computational materials chemistry.