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Prof. Abu Yaya is a materials scientist and nanotechnologist whose focus is on materials design and developments through product commercialization. He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, in 2002 and a double master’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering at the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal and Aalborg University, Denmark. He further continued his studies at the Université de Nantes, France, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Physics of Nanomaterials with speciality in atomistic materials modelling & nanocomposite materials.

He joined the University of Ghana on January 02, 2012, as a lecturer, and was subsequently promoted to senior lecturer on March 31, 2014, after his probation and other academic works were found to be satisfactory. On September 01, 2018, he was promoted to the rank of an Associate Professor and also promoted to the rank of Professor on February 01, 2021. He has since his last promotion been teaching undergraduate and graduate students and conducting research in his areas of expertise and other related fields in Materials Science & Engineering.


Research Interests

Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials; Computational materials modeling; Carbon Materials and Technology; Polymer/Clay Nanocomposite materials.