A Senior Lecturer at the Crop Science Department of the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Michael Osei Adu, has received the award of Best Evolving Researcher at the recently held at the Fifth Research Awards and Grants (RAG) Ceremony organized by the Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy of the University of Cape Coast.
In all, 45 awards and grants were presented to academic and non-academic staff to carry out their research projects in specific areas.
According the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Johnson Nyarko Boampong, the Best Research Awards and Research Support Grants demonstrate the University’s commitments to providing resources and support to promote excellence and ensure it’s relevance to society.
“Many of the research projects funded under this scheme have yielded scholarly research output in high impact journals index in Scopus. This has contributed immensely to making UCC eligible for the Times Higher Education global ranking,” he stated.
Dr Michael Osei Adu is a Crop Improvement Scientist and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (UCC).
Before joining UCC, Michael was a Duke of Edinburgh Scholar from 2009 to 2010 during his Master’s degree in Crop Improvement at University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
He also held the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for Research Excellence for his PhD in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 2010 to 2014.
Michael’s research focuses on the physiology of crop plant’s abiotic stress, plant nutrition, rhizosphere interactions and mechanisms underlying resource acquisition and utilization by crops.
He is also interested in urban agriculture and agronomic practices that enhance availability and acquisition of resources by crops in low input farming systems.
Michael also has interests and expertise in agricultural research synthesis. He is particularly interested in the applications of meta-analysis and systematic reviews for impact assessment of agricultural research and food security studies.
Michael has expertise in policy-engagement and has worked on projects for Development Agencies including USAID. He currently has over 30 publications in high indexed journals, with key publications on quantifying the variations in root system architecture and root growth dynamics.
His research proposal that won him this recognition, focuses on the physiology of crop plants, abiotic stress, plant nutrition, rhizosphere interactions and mechanisms underlying resource acquisition and utilisation by crops especially in low inputs farming systems.
He is currently supervising about 6 MPhil and 5 PhD students at the university.
Other awards won include the following:
|1||Best College Researcher Award, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences||University of Cape Coast||2018|
|2||Emerging Researcher Award||University of Cape Coast||2016|
|3||Distinction, MSc Crop Improvement||University of Nottingham||2009|
|4||Overall Best Student, MSc Crop Improvement||University of Nottingham||2009|
|5||Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award||University of Nottingham||2009|
|6||Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship||University of Nottingham||2009|
|7||First Class Honours, BSc Agriculture||University of Cape Coast||2005|
Dr. Adu was presented with cash, plaque and a certificate of recognition and he also gave a presentation of his research project at the function
Congratulations from all of us at myaimreport.com.