Prof. Kwabena Ofori-Kwakye


Dept: Pharmaceutics
1st Floor, Room C101, Tackie Building
Department of Pharmaceutics
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Kumasi, Ghana

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Research Areas/Interests

Drug delivery; Formulation and drug design; Tableting and film coating technology; Quality evaluation of drugs; Development of herbal medicinal produc...~more


Kwabena Ofori-Kwakye is a Professor of Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery in the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from KNUST, Kumasi; an MSc Pharmaceutical Technology (with distinction) from Kings College, University of London, UK; and a PhD in Pharmaceutics from Manchester University, UK.  He has held administrative positions in the University as head of department (pharmaceutics) and vice-dean (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences & School of Graduate Studies). Prof. Ofori-Kwakye is a Commonwealth Scholar and a recipient of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) award. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics & Nutri-Cosmetics, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany; and Visiting Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Madonna University, Elele, Rivers State, Nigeria.

He has served as external examiner in the Department of Pharmacy, Central University, Accra; and the Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho. He has also been an external assessor/reviewer for academic staff promotion and grant applications for several universities, including University of Ghana, Legon, Central University, Accra, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has supervised many PhD, MPhil and MSC research projects and acted as reviewer for numerous international peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Open Access Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (OAJPR), African Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacy and the African Journal of Microbiology Research. He has attended many conferences, workshops, management and leadership courses in countries such as Nigeria, Ethiopia, South Africa, United Kingdom and Germany. 

Prof. Ofori-Kwakye is a registered Pharmacist and member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana. He is a foundation Fellow of the Ghana College of Pharmacists; and member of the Institute of Pharmacy Management, UK; and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.


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