Dr. Danquah is a full Professor and the Director of Chemical Engineering Program at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He joined UTC after more than a decade of professional experience in academia and industry. He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). Dr. Danquah’s research focuses on the utilization of bioprocess and biomolecular engineering principles to develop emerging biopharmaceuticals, biosensing and molecular separation systems; environmental bioremediation systems; and biofuels and bio-products. His research findings are well published and cited with over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, conference publications and technical reports, and a current H-index of 32. Dr. Danquah has served as a consultant to various companies including agricultural, pharmaceutical and biofuels industries. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of OA Publishing London, an Associate Editor of BMC Biotechnology, and an Editorial Advisory Board member of Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. His research has received several awards and recognitions including a Gold Medal award @ 2017 Word Invention Innovation Contest co-organized by iCAN - TORONTO and Korea Invention News (KINEWS); 2013 IChemE Innovator of the Year Award Finalist (Malaysia); 2012 Outstanding Young Innovator in Asia and Pacific Regions (TR35@Singapore, Technology Review); 2012 Finalist of World Technology Award in Biotechnology w/ Time, Fortune, and CNN; and IChemE Highly Commended in Bioprocessing Award (2010). Dr. Danquah is a member of AIChE minority affairs community and faculty forum. He is active in mentoring early career academics.
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