Dr. Albert Kobina Mensah Profile


Brief Description

Staff Profile: Dr. Albert Kobina Mensah

Dr. Albert Kobina Mensah holds a B.Sc. degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, an M.Sc. from the Kenyatta University in Kenya and holds a PhD from the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Albert is an environmental soil scientist by profession. He has published more than 20 refereed scientific articles in these areas and has more than 20 selected media and feature articles on better society and public policy.

Albert has served as a reviewer in journals such as the Science of The Total Environment, Ecological Engineering, Agronomy, Environmental Pollution, British Ecological Society’s Peoples and Nature, Sustainability and Africa Geographical Reviews. He has taught in Ghana and Germany in mining and environmental protection in Africa. He has experience in public policy advocacy and has spoken on several media platforms in Ghana on better society and artisanal and small-scale mining sustainability.

Research Overview / Output / Interest

Soil science; soil contamination and pollution, soil trace elements; soil potentially toxic elements and remediation; phytoremediation; environmental risk assessment; redox chemistry of potentially toxic elements; artisanal and small-scale mining sustainability.

Ongoing research projects

  1. pH effect experiment -Acid-Neutralization Capacity (ANC) to study metal mobility with pH in e-wastes contaminated sites

  2. Heavy metal (loids) mobility as affected by addition of soil amendments in e-wastes contaminated sites

  3. Remediation of soil quality (Dynamics in Mineral N, and P, CEC, BS, ESP and DOC) in e-wastes contaminated sites

  4. Phytoremediation potential of ryegrass for As-contaminated gold mine tailings

  5. Phytoremediation potential of ryegrass for potentially toxic elements in contaminated gold mine tailings

  6. Human health impacts of potentially toxic elements in contaminated gold mine tailings


PhD (Natural Sciences), Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum (Germany). October 2017 – December 2021.

German as a Foreign Language, Carls Duisberg Centre, Cologne, Germany. April – September 2017.

Master of Science (Water resources/watershed management), Kenyatta University,  Nairobi (Kenya).

September 2013 – July 2016.

Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Science). University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. August 2007 – May 2011.

Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSCE). Prestea Secondary Technical School, Prestea, Ghana.

September 2001 – July 2004.

Work Experience

Post-doctoral Researcher, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Soil Science/Soil Ecology Department, Germany (January 2022 – March 2022)

Curriculum Vitae(C.V)