Emmanuel Atta-Obeng


Emmanuel Atta-Obeng PhD

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Emmanuel Atta-Obeng is an Assistant Professor of Biology in the Department of Natural Sciences at the Coppin State University. His research focuses on developing bio-products from biological resources as well as bio refinery wastes such as lignin and hemicellulose, employing green engineering while maximizing a circular economy. Emmanuel holds a PhD. in Sustainable Biomaterials from the West Virginia University; a Master of Science Degree in Forest Sciences and Biology from Auburn University, Alabama and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management from KNUST, Ghana. Emmanuel enjoys teaching and mentoring undergraduate research. Outside the lab, he enjoys gardening, watching sports and trying new foods.

Lawer-Yolar, G.; Dawson-Andoh, B.; Atta-Obeng, E. Synthesis of Biodiesel from Tall Oil Fatty Acids by Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis. Sustainable Chemistry 2021, 2 (1), 206–221. https://doi.org/10.3390/suschem2010012.

Lawer-Yolar, G.; Dawson-Andoh, B.; Atta-Obeng, E. Novel Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage: Evaluation of Tropical Tree Fruit Oils. Biotechnology Reports 2019, 24, e00359. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.btre.2019.e00359.

Atta-Obeng, E.; Dawson-Andoh, B.; Felton, E.; Dahle, G. Carbon Dioxide Capture Using Amine Functionalized Hydrothermal Carbons from Technical Lignin. Waste Biomass Valor 2019, 10 (9), 2725–2731. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12649-018-0281-2.

Atta-Obeng, E.; Dawson-Andoh, B.; Seehra, M. S.; Geddam, U.; Poston, J.; Leisen, J. Physico-Chemical Characterization of Carbons Produced from Technical Lignin by Sub-Critical Hydrothermal Carbonization. Biomass and Bioenergy 2017, 107, 172–181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biombioe.2017.09.023.

Carbon Dioxide Capture Using Amine Functionalized Carbonaceous Materials from Bio-Refinery Waste Streams - ProQuest. https://www.proquest.com/openview/caa39cca9da2dab077b0cfc7822f7fd6/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750 (accessed 2022-07-23).

Nkansah, K.; Adedipe, O.; Dawson-Andoh, B.; Atta-Obeng, E.; Slahor, J.; Osborn, L. Determination of Concentration of ACQ Wood Preservative Components by UV-Visible Spectroscopy Coupled with Multivariate Data Analysis. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems 2015, 147, 157–166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemolab.2015.07.013.

Seehra, M. S.; Pyapalli, S. K.; Poston, J.; Atta-Obeng, E.; Dawson-Andoh, B. Hydrothermal Conversion of Commercial Lignin to Carbonaceous Materials. J Indian Acad Wood Sci 2015, 12 (1), 29–36. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13196-015-0141-7.

Ph.D., Sustainable Biomaterials, West Virginia University. 2017

MSc., Forest Sciences & Biology, Auburn University. 2011

BSc., Natural Resources Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology. 2008

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