Dr GIFTY ACQUAH
Dry Spectral Development Scientist
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
Gifty Acquah joined the Department of Sustainable Agriculture Sciences as the Dry Spectral Development Scientist for the Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS) Project. Her expertise is in high-throughput screening techniques, characterization of lignocellulosic materials and chemometrics. She is involved in the calibration of models for innovative instruments such as XRF, MIR and XRD that are used in the rapid analysis of plant tissues, soils and fertilizers.
Africa Soil Information Service (AfSIS)
“The project puts a particular emphasis on soil health and associated geospatial information through innovative information products and services. Rothamsted Research now manages both the AfSIS project and AfSIS Ltd.”
- 2007 - BSc in Natural Resources Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
- 2016 - PhD in Forest Biomaterials Science, Auburn University, USA
- 2010 - MSc in Forestry, University of Toronto, Canada
- Auburn University National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research (NSF IGERT) Traineeship.
- Forest Products Society Student Scholarship Award
- Kykenkee Fellowship on Forest Sustainability
MEASURES OF ESTEEM
- Reviewer for Industrial Crops and Products Journal
- Invited Lecture at the 2013 Forest Health Cooperative Advisory Board Meeting: “Screening loblolly pine families for chemistry and stiffness”