Faculty of Science Dean
Professor Daniel K. Asiedu, Dean of Science
Daniel Asiedu is an Associate Professor of Geology specializing in sedimentary geology and geochemistry, with particular interest in provenance of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks. He has about 12 years’ university teaching and research experience and has undertaken several extension activities mostly in the areas of education, research and consultancy services. He holds a BSc (Ghana), MSc (Okayama), and PhD (Okayama) degrees in Geology. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Offshore Prospecting.
He was appointed as lecturer at the Department of Geology (now Earth Science), University of Ghana, in 1998, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2001 and to Associate Professor in 2006. Before joining the University of Ghana he worked with the Ghana Geological Survey Department, from 1988 to 1998, as a Geologist. His administrative experience in the University of Ghana includes being the Head of the Earth Science Department (Aug. 2005-Feb. 2008) Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Science (Mar. 2008- Jul. 2010) and Dean of Science (Aug. 2010 to Date). He also serves in several boards and committees of the University of Ghana.
Professor Asiedu teaches several courses (largely in the areas of sedimentary geology and geochemistry) at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has supervised over 100 undergraduate (BSc) and over 20 postgraduate (MSc, MPhil and PhD) students’ research projects in the University of Ghana. His current research activities focus on three main areas: (1) petrology and geochemistry of siliciclastic sedimentary rocks; (2) geochemistry and petrogenesis of igneous rocks, and (3) hydrochemical and water quality studies in sedimentary and crystalline basement rocks. Research activities in these areas have resulted in over 40 peer reviewed publications. He has also attended over 20 local and international conferences where findings of his research were presented.
In recognition of his commitment to academic, research and administrative excellence, he has won several awards/fellowships, notably, Merit Award and Citation (2010), awarded by Geology Students’ Association of the University of Ghana (GEOLSA), JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (2003–2005), awarded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002–2003), awarded by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, MONBUSHO Scholarship (1993–1998) awarded by Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, and, Trainee Fellowship (1991), awarded by Japan International Cooperation Agency.