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Mike Agbesi Acheampong

Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Kumasi Polytechnic


 Engr. Prof. M. A. Acheampong was born on 21 October 1969 in Kumasi, Ghana. He is an Environmental/Chemical Engineer by training and has blended this background with expertise in Environmental Biotechnology. He obtained his B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) and M.Sc. (Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation) degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana in 1996 and 2005, respectively. In October 2013, he obtained a joint PhD degree in Environmental/Chemical Engineering from the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education and the Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Engr. Prof. Acheampong worked for Unilever (Ghana) Limited (1996), Nestlé (Ghana) Limited (1997 - 1998), Premier Distribution Agency and Demax investments (1998 - May 2003) before joining Kumasi Polytechnic in May 2003 as a Senior Instructor in the department of Chemical Engineering. Through hard work and dedication to duty, he became a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in 2005 and 2011, respectively. He was appointed on promotion to Associate Professor (Department of Chemical Engineering) in 2014.

Research Interest

  1. Environmental/Chemical Engineering 2. Chemical Products Development 3. Water and Wastewater Treatment 4. Environmental Biotechnology


  • 4) Aboagye-Larbi H, Acheampong MA, Kyei SK. The Potential Health Hazards Associated with Waste Scavenging in Ghana: A case Study of Three Selected Dumpsite in Tema Metropolis. International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology 2014; 2(10):199-209.

  • 3) Acheampong MA, Ansa EDO, Woode MY, Awuah E. Biosorption of Pb(II) onto Cocos nucifera shell and Moringa Oleifera seeds. Chemical Engineering Communications 2015;202: 946-953.

  • 1) Acheampong MA, Ansa EDO. Physico-Chemical and Bacteriological Characteristics of Sachet Drinking Water Sold Within the Polytechnic Community in Kumasi, Ghana. International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (2015).

  • 2) Kyei SK, Acheampong MA, Aboagye-Larbi H. Quality Analysis of Borehole Water from Selected Hostel around Kumasi Polytechnic Campus, Ghana. International Journal of Advanced Research 2014 2(12):906-913.

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