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Second KNUST Research Fund (KREF) Awardees

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Second KNUST Research Fund (KREF) Awardees

We are happy to announce the second awardees of the KReF. Fourteen were awarded out of a total of 39 proposals received. The breakdown of the proposals were as follows: College of Art and Built Environment (CABE) - 2, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) - 3, College of Engineering (CoE) - 10, College of Health Sciences (CHS) – 9, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CoHSS) – 7, College of Science (CoS) - 7 and University Hospital - 1.

We congratulate the award winners and thank all applicants for supporting the process.

 

Award Winners of the 2rd Call for proposals

No.

Title

Grant Type

Amount

PI

Department

College

1

Increasing productivity of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus) in Earthen Aquaculture Ponds

Multi

GHC 30,020.00

Regina Edziyie

 

 

 Fisheries & Watershed Management

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)

2

Farming practices reducing productivity: impact of egg storage on egg hatchability and broiler production and meat yield

Seed

GHC 10,000.00

Jacob Hamidu

Animal Science

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)

3

Developing sustainable environmental sanitation through design for social innovation (5- star street project)

 

Multi

GHC 29,700.00

Edward Appiah

Communication Design

College of Art and Built Environment (CABE)

4

Geochemistry of some Voltaian Sedimentary Rocks: Constraints on Provenance

Seed

GHC 10,000.00

Godfrey Ghiri Amedjoe

Geological Engineering

College of Engineering (CoE)

5

Potential pollution of groundwater from improper automotive oil waste disposal

Seed

GHC 10,000.00

Emmanuel Kwame Appiah-Adjei

Geological Engineering

College of Engineering (CoE)

6

Maximizing The Efficient Use Of Electricity In Educational Institutions (2e Project)

 

Seed

GHC 9,970.00

Emmanuel Asuming Frimpong

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

College of Engineering (CoE)

7

Development and Field Testing of a fluoride removal filter system for drinking water production

Multi

GHC 30,000.00

Richard Boamah

Civil Engineering

College of Engineering (CoE)

8

The use of Procalcitonin as a surrogate biomarker of Sepsis in People with HIV/AIDS: A Case Study at Komfo Anokye teaching Hospital, Ghana

Seed

GHC 9,990.00

Francis Agyeman Yeboah

Molecular Medicine

College of Health Sciences (CoHS)

9

The physicochemical characterization of locally made shea butter and investigation into its potential use as a pharmaceutical excipient and/or drug delivery vehicle

Seed

GHC 9,800.00

Yaa Asantewaa Osei

Pharmaceutics

College of Health Sciences (CoHS)

10

Nurse-Led Mobile Phone Intervention To Promote Self-Management In Type 2 Diabetes

Seed

GHC 9,880.00

Ernest Asante

Nursing

College of Health Sciences (CoHS)

11

Planning for Family Business Succession:  A study of Retail Businesses in Adum, Kumasi

Seed

GHC 9,924.00

Kofi Osei Akuoko

Sociology and Social Work

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CoHSS)

12

A socio-economic analysis of condom use among female sex workers in selected cities in Ghana:  Implications for public health policy

Seed

GHC 10,290.00

E. F. Oteng-Abayie

Economics

College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CoHSS)

13

In vitro anti-proliferative effects of fractions of Ficuspumila

Seed

GHC 10,000.00

Christopher Larbie

Bio Chemistry and Biotechnology

College of Science (CoS)

14

Investigation of some properties of copper-zinc-tin-sulphide Cu2ZnSnS4(CZTS) and iron pyrite (FeS2) thin films synthesized by the chemical bath deposition and electrode position technique for photovoltaic applications

Seed

GHC 10,000.00

Francis Kofi Ampong

Physics

College of Science (CoS)