Dr. Michael Lartey (School of Pharmacy)
Dr. Michael Lartey has been a lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UG School of Pharmacy, since July 2017. Prior to joining the University of Ghana, he was a lecturer at the Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Energy and Natural Resources, UENR, Sunyani, for three years.
Dr. Lartey had his training in Organic/Polymer Chemistry with focus on the design, synthesis and characterization of small molecules, ionic liquids and polymers for applications in drug delivery, molecular sensing, gas capture and molecular separation.
Before joining UENR, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the United States’ Department of Energy (USDOE) from 2011 to 2013.
During this period, he was also a visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, where he was part of a team of scientists involved in the development of membranes and ionic liquids for enhanced carbon capture and sequestration.
Dr. Lartey’s current research focuses on mycotoxins and heavy metal contamination in food and medicinal products; monitoring of pharmaceutical waste in the environment; and physicochemical and therapeutic properties of medicinal plants.