Dr Bapentire Donatus Angnuureng
University of Cape Coast
Dr Donatus Bapentire Angnuureng obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Physics from the University of Cape Coast in 2009, an MSc degree from the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, in 2011, and a PhD in Environmental Physics from the University of Bordeaux, France, 2016. He currently is a research fellow and the team lead for Coastal Geomorphology and Engineering under the newly established Africa Center of Excellence in Coastal Resilience at the Centre for Coastal Management, University of Cape Coast. He is a 2017 National Geographic Explorer. He is a Member of the Ghana Science Association, and Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF). He serves as a reviewer in a number of Journals including Coastal Research, Computers & Geosciences and Advances in Space Research. Dr Angnuureng’s research has contributed to our understanding of the impact of storms and beach recovery in a meso-macrotidal environments and the role of sea level anomalies in modulating wave conditions to cause beach erosion. His research involves the application Photogrammetry (video cameras and unmanned aircraft systems) and other remote sensing techniques to monitor beach changes and pollution from natural and human induced factors. His research has attracted sponsorship from National Geographic Society, TWAS, and the French Embassy-Ghana. Dr Angnuureng has published 10 papers (which comprise 7 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 Conference papers and a book of abstracts). He has an H-index of 4, and his work has been cited 64 times by peers in the discipline. Dr Angnuureng is passionate about groundbreaking research, capacity building and is involved in the training of postgraduate students (masters) from 3 African countries.