Dr. M. Dodd's environmental research in Ghana
School of Environment and Sustainability Prof. Matt Dodd recently visited the Department of Chemistry at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana - Nov. 27 to Dec. 11, 2015. Dodd is an environmental analytical chemist with research interests in metal speciation and bioaccessibility, air quality monitoring, soil toxicity testing, persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and contaminated sites assessment and remediation.
During the two-weeks, Dodd worked with the environmental analytical faculty taking samples across Kumasi for bioaccessibility tests. Dodd brought a couple of portable instruments including a Niton XL3t XRF analyzer for in situ analysis of metals in soil samples.
At a short farewell get-together, Head of Department Dr. Godfred Darko expressed the departments appreciation to Prof. Dodd for sharing his experience and expertise with their young faculty. In reply, Dodd promised “I will be back” for a much longer stay.