Dr. Albert Kobina Mensah is a Ghanaian scientist and works as a Research Scientist with Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Soil Research Institute in Kumasi. He earned his PhD in environmental soil science from Germany’s Ruhr-Universität Bochum and has a Master of Science in water resources/watershed management from Kenyatta University in Kenya and a Bachelor of Science in general agriculture from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. His research focuses on soil contamination and pollution, soil potentially hazardous elements and remediation, environmental risk assessment, redox chemistry of potentially toxic elements, and the sustainability of artisanal and small-scale mining. He has participated in numerous rigorous laboratory investigations and field experiments to identify potential sustainable solutions to soil pollution concerns caused by gold mining in Ghana. He is a young researcher with a track record of doing and publishing high-quality research in high-impact journals in the fields of environmental sciences, soil sciences, public health, and mine sector sustainability. His scholarships have been published in prestigious international environmental science journals, and he has given oral presentations and appeared at international soil science conferences.

  • Returning to Ghana After a Ph.D

    Returnee experts play a vital role in contributing to the development and progress of their home countries. They can bring back their acquired knowledge, skills, and experiences to support various sectors, including academia, research, industry, entrepreneurship, policy-making, and social development. Their expertise can help drive innovation, improve productivity, foster international collaborations, and contribute to economic growth and social well-being. Albert recounts his experiences as a Ghanaian PhD returnee expert in this book. After his return to Ghana in March 2022, he documents all he went through first-hand. He’s been gone for over 9 years: three years in Nairobi, three months in Arusha, and five years in Bochum. The book also includes interview reports from other returnee Ph.D. professionals who were largely trained overseas and then returned home to help build Ghana. This is our home, but will returnee specialists find a house that will entice them to stay? Many of these are revealed in the book.

  • The Scholar’s Journey: A Practical Guide to Entering Graduate School and Securing Master’s and PhD Funding

    Graduate school and higher education will continue to be with us till the end of time! Getting into it needs preparation, and getting funding for a PhD is a skill one must muster! One will have to provide motivation, a statement of purpose, craft a CV, write proposals, prepare a work plan and schedule, and write an email to a prospective supervisor, among others. In the end, PhDs whose projects receive funding might be required to submit conference abstracts and progress reports to funders. Each of these criteria is met by this book. It might be challenging to find all of these in one location, as Dr. Theo Acheampong argued in the book’s foreword. For the following reasons, this book stands out and fills a need:

    1. It is written in simple terms for easy understanding.
    2. It is made by a skilled individual who has gone through all of these stages.
    3. It compiles all the paperwork required for graduate school, as well as for obtaining grants and funding, in one place.
    4. The book is lighter and easier to carry when traveling.
    5. It includes useful examples that the author has prepared based on his experience.
    6. The examples provided in this book can be used by the reader to create his own narrative.

    7. The book serves as a helpful resource for prospective Master’s and PhD Students

  • I Speak of A Better Society

    In this book, I Speak of a Better Society, I argued for a better society in Africa. A better society is coined as one where individuals therein could achieve their full potential. The African with the dream to be like anyone in Europe or North America. The African with a higher loyalty to truth, integrity, values, and good leadership. The African who needs a level-playing field to compete with the rest of the world. And, the African who has passion to change their world because the status-quo is wrong. In a better society, there is a fair play. In creating such society, additional values such as pragmatism, meritocracy, honesty, equity, and putting humanity topmost priority, count and matter.

    The book advances my personal experiences, ideas, arguments, and opinions for creating a better society fair and just for all citizens in Africa. I argued that Africa is not poor and that we could create a better society for the indigenes therein, if we could have the right leadership in place and when we the citizens could change our attitudes as people.

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