Prof. Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu

prof mafoDean, School of Sciences / Ag. Head, Department of Chemical Sciences

E-mail: emmanuel_jp@yahoo.com     Cell #: +233-200144345

Education

2012-2013 Sponsored Research Scientist, Chemical Crystallography Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford-U.K

2001-2003 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry & Biotechnology, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo-Japan

2005          Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University,  Starkville-Mississippi State, U.S.A

2006           Research Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle-Washington State, U.S.A

May, 2006-July 2006, Trainee Scientist, Managing Harzardous Chemicals and Compressed Gas Safety, Department of Environmental Health and Safety, University of Washington, Seattle-Washington State, U.S.A

1998-2001   Doctor of Engineering (D.Eng) Chemical Science (Chemical Crystallography) Faculty of Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture &Technology, Tokyo-Japan.

Topic:          Structural Studies on Supramolecular Systems of Non-Chiral Surfactant

Molecules With (R)-(+)-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol and Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol 

1993-1995   M.Sc Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Transkei, South-Africa.

Topic:       Host/Guest Interactions in The Thiourea Inclusion Complexes

1982-1987 B.Sc(Hons) Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ife, Ife-Nigeria.

                Topic:        Production of Soap From Local Raw Materials

1977-1982  O’ Level Certificate (WAEC) Tema Secondary School, Tema-Ghana

Employment

August, 2014-present, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani-Ghana

August, 2014-present, Dean, School of Sciences,  University of Energy and  Natural Resources, Sunyani-Ghana

August, 2014-present, Acting, Head of Chemical Sciences, University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani-Ghana

January, 2012-2014,    Acting Dean of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Cape Coast, whenever the Dean left the university or country.

February, 2011-2014,  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast-Ghana

January, 2010-January, 2011  Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Cape Coast, Cape   Coast-Ghana

September, 2007-January, 2010, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman

February, 2007-May, 2007, Visiting Consultant, Department of Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

January, 2006-April, 2006, Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, Shoreline Community College, Shoreline-Washington State, U.S.A

2004-2005,  Senior Scientific Officer, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Accra-Ghana

2004-2005, Part-Time Lecturer: Structural Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana, Legon-Ghana

April 2001-Sept. 2001, Visiting Researcher, Department. of Chemistry & Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo-Japan

February 1995, Visiting Lecturer, Institute. of Material Science, Tohoku University, Sendai-Japan

1st Nov. 1997-31st March, 1998, Scientific Researcher, Department of Biotechnology Tokyo University of Agriculture & Technology, Tokyo-Japan

1993-1997, Junior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Transkei , Umtata- South Africa                   

1992, Chemist Assayor, Gold and other Minerals Assaying Laboratory, S.G.S Laboratories (GH) Ltd, Accra-Ghana

1989-1991, Expatriate Chemistry teacher, Science Department, Linda Secondary School, Livingstone-Zambia

1987-1989, Head of Soap Production Unit, Industrial Chemistry Division, Ghana National Service, Legon-Ghana

Awards and Scholarships

2001 Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Award to Pursue Post Doctoral Research Studies in  University of Tokyo-Japan :

Award value: 396,000 yen/month x 2 years

1997 MONBUSHO Scholarship For Young Scientist to Pursue Doctoral Program in nTokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Tokyo-Japan

Award value: 186,500 yen/month x 4 years

1995  International  Conference on Crystal Growth (ICCG) Young Scientist Award for Crystal Growth Conference in The Hague, Holland

Award value: 650 Dutch Guilders

1994  International Union of Crystallographers (IUCr) Young Scientist Award for Organic Crystal Chemistry Conference in Poland

Award value: US$ 450

1994   IUCr Young Scientist Award for X-Ray Crystal Structure Determination

Summer School in University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A

Award value: US$ 1,500

1995   Molecular Graphics and Modeling Society (MGMS) Young Scientist Award for Molecular Modeling Course in York University, U.K

Award value: 350 pounds sterling

Membership of Professional Societies

Synchrotron Radiation Users Group in Diamond, UK

International Union of Crystallographers

Japan Chemical Society

Japan Crystallographers Society

Materials Research Society of Japan

Ghana Science Association

Ghana Chemical Society

Administrative Experience and Service

(a)    University of Energy and Natural Resources

(i) Member of University Council                              (2015-..)

(ii) Chairman, Business Development Committee    (2014-present)

(iii) Member of Academic Board                                (2014-present)

(iv) Member of Graduate School Board                    (2014-present)

(v)  Chairman of School of Sciences Board                (2014-present)

(vi)  Member of Inter Schools Appointment and Promotion Committee

(vii)  Chairman, Centre of Excellence Committee  (2014-present

(viii) Chairman, Procurement Evaluation Board  (2014-present)

(ix)    Academic Counsellor, Level 100 students          (2014-present)

 

(b)     University of Cape Coast

(i) Member of Academic Board                (2010-2014)

(ii) Member of Graduate School Board   (2012-2014)

(iii) Member of Finance Committee (Short term, 2013)

(iv)  Member of School of Physical Sciences Appointment and Promotion

Committee                                           (2010-2014)

(v)    Academic Counsellor, Level 500 students     (2010-2013)

(vi)   Internal Examiner for Ph.D/M.Phil Thesis: (2011-2013)

(vii)  Internal/External Assessor for Senior Staff Promotions (2010-2013)

(c)    International

Reviewer, Journal of Molecular Structure, (2011)

                    Invited Lectures

  • Comparing lattice Parameters Among Isostructural Molecular Crystals.

                       Presented in Department of Crystallography, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A (1994)

  • The Relationship Among Guest-Thiourea Isostructural Compounds-The EA

                       Index. Presented in Crystal Physics Department of Institute of Materials Research in

                        Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (1996)

  • Measures of Lattice Distortion  in Thiourea Inclusion Complexes: Presented

in Department of Biotechnology, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan    (1997)

  • Structural Studies on Supramolecular Systems of Non-Chiral Surfactant Molecules With (R)-(+)-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol and Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol. Presented in Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo, Japan    (2001)
  • Separation of Chiral and Racemic Drugs: Presented in Department of Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman   (2007)
  • The Entrapment of Non-planar Aromatic Molecules by Lipid Bilayer System:

Presented in Department of Chemistry, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman

(2007)

  • Crystallography: The Pathway for Ghana’s Development and Advancement   in Pharmaceutical, Medical, Chemical and Material Science Research Breakthroughs; Presented at Rotary Club 9100 meeting at La Pleasure Beach Hotel, Ghana    (2013)

  Research Interest

Model Systems for Separation Science, Drug Design and Discovery,  Chemistry, Chemical Crystallography, Liquid Crystals Studies Applications, Host-Guest Chemistry, Supramolecular  Chemistry

 

 Conferences/Symposiums Attended

 * XXIII International Union of Crystallography Congress held in Montreal, Canada  (2014)

  * XXVII European Crystallography Conference held in Warwick, UK (2013)

* XXI International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State held in Oxford, UK (2013)

 * XXVII European Crystallography Conference held in Bergen, Norway (2013)

* XXII International Union of Crystallography Congress held in Madrid, Spain (2011)

 * International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry Stellenbosch, South-Africa (2009)

* XXI International Union of Crystallography Congress held in Osaka, Japan (2008)

* XX International Union of Crystallography Congress held in Florence, Italy (2005)

* XIII International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry Notre Dame, Indiana, U.S.A (2004)

* Asia Crystallography Association (AsCA) ’03/Crystal-23 Conference in Broome, Australia (2003)

* The 14th Symposium of The Materials Research Society of Japan in Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo-Japan (2002)

*  XII International Symposium on Supramolecular Chemistry, in Eilat, Israel (2002)

*  XIX Congress and General Assembly of The International Union of Crystallography, Geneva, Switzerland (2002) 

* NRC Summer School on Neutron Scattering, Canada Atomic  Energy Center, Chalk River Canada (2002)

*  Japan Chemical Society Conference held in Chiba Prefecture, Japan (2000)

*  Japan Crystallographers Society Conference in Tokyo Institute of Technology,  Yokohama, Japan (1998)

 *  International Symposium on SILK and NMR in Tokyo University of &  Technology, Tokyo, Japan (1998)

* A.C.A/IUCr X-Ray Crystal Structure Determination Summer School, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, U.S.A (1994)

 *  IUCr 9th Symposium on Organic Crystal Chemistry in Poznan, Poland (1994)

 * ICCG XI International Conference on Crystal Growth in The Hague, Holland (1995)

 *  ICCG IX International Summer School on Crystal Growth on Crystal Growth in Papendal, Holland (1995)

*  British Molecular Graphics Society Short Course on Molecular Modelling held in University of York, York, U.K (1995)

* South Africa Molecular Modelling Course in University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg,  South-Africa (1993) * XVII International Union of Crystallography Congress held in Seattle, U.S.A (1996)

 

List of Selected Publications

1.      The Molecular Complexes of Monoalkylammonium Bromide Salts with (R)-(+)-1,1’-Bi-2-Naphthol; E. Marfo-Owusu, K. Noguchi and K. Okuyama, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 338, pp. 47-59 (2000).

2.      Hexyltrimethylammonium Bromide Inclusion Complex With Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol; E. Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama and K. Noguchi, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst.,339, pp. 73-82 (2000)

3.      The Hexadecyltrimehylammonium Chloride Inclusion Complex with Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol;  E.Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama and K. Noguchi, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst.,348,pp. 227-237 (2000)

4.   The Crystal Structures of 1:1 Molecular Complexes of Monoalkyltrimethylammonium Halides with Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol; E.Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama, and K. Noguchi, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst.,399,pp. 29-42 (2003)

5.   The Crystal Structure of 1:2 Molecular Complex of Octyltrimethylammonium Bromide With (R)-(+)-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol; E.Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama, and K. Noguchi, Mol.Cryst.Liq. Cryst., 399,pp. 61-68 (2003)

6.  The 1:1 Inclusion Complex of Octyltrimethylammonium Bromide with Rac-1,1’-Bi-2- naphthol; E.Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama, and K. Noguchi, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 404,pp. 85-93, (2003)

7.   A New Urea Gelator: Incorporation of Intra- and Intermolecular Hydrogen Bonding for Stable Self-Assembly; Kazuhiro  Yabuuchi, Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu and Takashi Kato, Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry., 1(19), 3464-3469 (2003)  (Cover page)

8.  The Crystal and Molecular Structure of 2:1 Complex of Tetradecyltrimethylammonium Bromide with Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol; E.Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama, and K. Noguchi, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 428, pp.1-12 (2005)

9.   Crystal Packing and Hydrogen-Bonding Studies: The Crystal and Molecular Structures of the Non-Hydrate and Hydrate Forms of 2,6-Di(propanoylamino)pyridine. E.Marfo-Owusu and T. Kato . Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 452,pp. 35-46 (2006)

10. Mesogenic Behavior of (4-alkoxybenzylideneamino)bromo, (4-alkoxybenzylideneamino) benzenethiols, and benzenethiolatonickel Complexes of the Thiols. R.M Moutloali, J.Darkwa and E. Marfo-Owusu. Liq.Cryst., 33, 3, pp. 321-326 (2006)

11.The Influence of Hydrogen Bonding on Generation and Stabilization of Self-Assembled Layered Structure of -[4-(trans-4-pentylcyclohexyl)phenoxy] hexane-1,2-diol, E.Marfo-Owusu, Musafumi Yoshio and T. Kato, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 490,pp. 43-51 (2008)

12.The Isomorphous Packing Structures of Dodecyltrimethylammonium Halides Complexes with Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol, E.Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama, and K. Noguchi Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 493,pp. 44-56 (2008)

13. The Crystal Structure of Decyltrimethylammonium Chloride with Rac-1,1’-Bi-2-naphthol, E.Marfo-Owusu, K. Okuyama, and K. Noguchi, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 515,pp. 97-106 (2009)

 14. 1,5-Dimethoxynaphthalene., Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu, Amber L. Thompson., Acta. Cryst. E69, o1655-o1658 (2013)

15. Crystal Structure of a Short Alkyl Chain Pyridine-Based Bisurea Compound: The Effects of Alkyl Chain length in a Supramolecule Module., Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu, Kazuhiro Yabuuchi, Takashi Kato, J. Watkin., Japan Soc. Anal. Chem. X-ray Struc. Anal. 29, 49-50 (2013)

16. Crystal Structure of a 1:1 Non-Proton –Transfer Hydrogen-Bonded Complex of Zwitterionic Quinaldic Acid with Chloranilic Acid Hydrate Adduct. Emmanuel Marfo_Owusu, Amber L. Thompson., Japan Soc. Anal. Chem. X-ray Struc. Anal. 30, 55-56 (2014)

17. The Crystal structure of Entrapped 8-Hydroxyquinoline Molecules in an Interleaved Hydrogen Bonded zigzag Channel of Sulfamethoxazole Molecules. Emmanuel Marfo_Owusu, Amber L. Thompson., Japan Soc. Anal. Chem. X-ray Struc. Anal. 30, 50-51 (2014)

18. The Crystal Structure of Benzinidazole Complex with Chloranilic Acid Complex with Chloranilic Acid hydrate Adduct. Emmanuel Marfo_Owusu, Amber L.Thompson., Japan Soc. Anal. Chem. X-ray Struc. Anal. 30, 47-48 (2014)

19. The Molecular and Crystal Structure of 3,5-Dimethylpyrazole with Chloranilic Acid Adduct. Emmanuel Marfo_Owusu, Amber  L. Thompson., Japan Soc. Anal. Chem. X-ray Struc. Anal.30, 45-46 (2014)

20. The Effects of Molecular Conformation and Chain Length in Complexes of Tetra-n- alkylammonium Halide with Nonplanar Aromatic Molecule. Emmanuel Marfo-Owusu, Amber L. Thompson, Mol.Cryst.Liq.Cryst., 607, pp. 50-59 (2015)

Collaboration(s)

  • Chemical Crystallography Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford-U.K