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Dr. Emmanuel Gikunoo, Head of Department
Department of Materials Engineering
Faculty of Chemical and Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+233) 50 451 8003
Office: PB321 (Petroleum Building)
- Ph.D. Louisiana State University, USA, 2014
- M.Sc. University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 2005
- B.E. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, 1999
Dr. Emmanuel Gikunoo has been part of the teaching staff of the Department of Materials Engineering, KNUST since 2006. He attained his B.Sc. degree from the Department and later obtained an M.Sc. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and Louisiana State University, U.S.A, respectively. He has co-authored a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and currently working on projects of national and international importance.
Fabrication of carbon nanotubes; Immunosensors; Immobilisation of antibody/antigen on different substrates; Biosensors; Solid waste generation and management; Fabrication, characterisation, and reactivity of composites; Environmental impact of mining; and Water quality
- Fabrication and characterisation of various polymeric materials reinforced with saw dust and various fibres
- Improvement of concrete properties using various types of fibre reinforcements
- Exploitation of more uses of CNTs/CNTs grown on glass microballoons in the provision of healthcare
- Environmental audit of some selected healthcare institutions
- Environmental impact of mining activities on some communities
- E. Gikunoo, A. Abera, and E. Woldesenbet. “A novel carbon nanofibers grown on glass microballoons immunosensor: A Tool for Early Diagnosis of Malaria” Sensors, 2014, 14(8), 14686-14699.
- E. Gikunoo, A. Abera, and E. Woldesenbet. “Achieving ultra-low detection limit using nanofiber labels for rapid disease detection” Advances in Infectious Diseases, 2014, 4(4), 214-222.
- A. Andrews, E. Gikunoo, L. Ofosu-Mensah, H. Tofah, and S. Bansah. “Chemical and mineralogical characterisation of Ghanaian foundry slags” Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterisation and Engineering, 2012, 11(2), 183-192.
- A. Andrews, E. Gikunoo, B. K. Kyei-Fram, and R. Sarfo. “Characterisation of spent prebaked aluminium carbon anode as a source of fuel for foundrymen” Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterisation and Engineering, 2012, 11(1), 31-41.
- W. Uju, E. Gikunoo, and I. Oocha. “XRD and XANES study of reactions in particulate Al-Mg alloy composites” Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 2011, 50(1), 54-60.
- E. Gikunoo, A. Abera, and E. Woldesenbet, “Innovative carbon nanostructures grown on glass microballoons: useful component for malaria rapid diagnostic test kits in early disease detection”, Presented at the Syntactic and Composite Foams IV, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, November 2-7, 2014.
- E. Gikunoo and E. Woldesenbet, “Signal amplification of point-of-care immunoassay sensors through the incorporation of carbon nanofibers grown on glass microballoons,” Presented at the 1st Annual International Conference of Emerging Industry, Shenzhen, China, November 6-7, 2013.
- E. Gikunoo and I. N. A. Oguocha, “Mechanical properties and microstructure of fly ash-reinforced aluminium MMCs”, 16th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 5–8, 2004, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.