faculty-george-anquandah
Departments
Education
  • Ph.D., Florida Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Braunschweig University of Technology (Germany)
  • B.S., Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana)
Biography

George Anquandah, Ph.D., received his B.S. in Chemistry from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana. He continued to Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany to pursue an M.S in Chemistry where he studied in the Institute of Ecological and Waste Analysis. He further obtained a Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. His Ph.D was involved remediation and the use of iron as an oxidizing agent to remove pharmaceutical from drinking and waste water.

After graduating from Florida Tech 2011, Anquandah was appointed as an instructor in the College of St. Benedict and St. John University in St. Joseph, Minnesota. He taught both introductory and measurement chemistry using a problem base learning pedagogy. He was appointed a visiting assistant professor in St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, in 2014. Anquandah taught analytical and general chemistry courses until joining the St. Mary’s community in August 2016.

Publications

Pettine, M; McDonald, T.J.; Sohn, M.; Anquandah, G.A.; Zboril, R.; Sharma, V.K. A Critical review of Selenium Analysis in Natural Water Samples. From Trends in Environmental Analytical Chemistry 2015, 5, 1-7

Sharma V.K.; McDonald T.J.; Sohn M.; Anquandah G.; Pettine, M.; Zboril R. Biogeochemistry of Selenium. A Review. Environmental Chemistry Letters 2015, 13(1) 49-58.

Winkelmann, K.; Baloga, M.; Marcinkowski T.; Giannoulis, C.; Anquandah, G.; Cohen P. Improving Students’ Inquiry Skills and Self-efficacy through Research-inspired Modules in the General Chemistry Laboratory. Journal of Chemical Education 2015, 92(2), 247-255.

G. Anquandah, V. K. Sharma, V. R. Panditi, P. R. Gardinali, H. Kim, M.A. Oturan; Ferrate(VI) Oxidation of Propranolol: Kinetics and Products. Chemosphere Vol 91, 105-109, Mar 2013

V.K.Sharma, M. Sohn, G. Anquandah, N. Nesnas Kinetics of the Oxidation of Sucrlose and Related Carbohydrates by Ferrate(VI). Chemosphere 2012

G. Anquandah, V. K. Sharma, D. A Knight, S. R. Batchu, P. R. Gardinali; Oxidation of Trimethoprim by Ferrate(VI): Kinetics, Products, and Antibacterial Activity. Environ. Sci & Technol. 2011.

G. Anquandah, M. B. Ray, A. K. Ray, A. J. Al-Abduly, V. K. Sharma; Oxidation of X-ray Compound Ditrizoic Acid by Ferrate(VI). Environ. Technol. 2011