Cyril D. Boateng, PhD

Managing Editor and Founder

Cyril Boateng is a research scientist and science communicator. He holds an MSc and PhD in Geophysics. He is currently based at the School of Geosciences, China University of Petroleum (East China). His research focus is on quantifying complexity in subsurface processes and integrating them into machine learning algorithms for improved prediction models. Cyril is passionate about STEM education, training scientists and communicating science to the general public. He chaired the organization and running of the SEG/AAPG 2nd African Geosciences Students Conference in 2014. Besides science research, he is interested in business related to the geosciences. His other interests include reading history, traveling and learning about new cultures and cooking.

Fred C. Agamah, MBA

Operations Manager

Frederick Courage Agamah is a Supply Chain Management professional with the Ghana Health Service. He has a BSc in Engineering and an MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. He has over ten years of experience in project and operations management and has held management positions in non-governmental organizations, private for-profit businesses, community service projects, artist management and health service supply chains. He has also provided consultancy services for enterprises in the education, hair and food industries. His professional interest is in supply chain integration for improved performance of organizations. He is an avid reader of science books and enjoys playing board games, landscaping and exterior decoration.

Prince Nana Amaniampong, PhD

Advisor and Co-Creator (AfroScience Talk Show)

Prince Nana Amaniampong, PhD is a scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a focus on renewable chemical synthesis. He also contributed to a patented work on the synthesis of functionalised-Oligossacharides for cosmetic, pharmaceutical and skin care applications. He is a 2011 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE-USA) Chevron International Graduate Award winner and a 2012 Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) winner. He currently serves a Guest Editor for the Journal of Chemical Reaction Engineering and also a reviewer for several journals.

Aymen I. Idris, PhD

Advisor and Editor & Creator (AfroScience Stories)

Aymen Idris is a pharmacology researcher currently based at the University of Sheffield (England, UK). The focus of his research is the design and testing of anti-inflammatory agents. As an MSc./Ph.D. student and postdoctoral researcher, he carried out significant research on the medicinal and harmful effects of natural and synthetic anti-inflammatory substances, with first-author publications in a number of prestigious scientific journals including Nature and Cell. As a laboratory leader at the universities of Sheffield (England, UK) and Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) his preclinical research has led to the foundation of arthElix Ltd. (est. 2017) and OsteoRX Ltd. (est. 2005) - two start-up companies established to develop anti-rheumatic and anti-metastatic drugs. He is an avid supporter of issues and needs of early-career scientists around the globe, founder and current editor-in-chief and , chair and founder of various initiatives, seminars, committees and networks founded and led by young scientists. Besides science, he is involved in medical and agricultural business activities related his research, and his other passions include bicycle touring around the globe (including Africa), playing the piano and writing/blogging on issues related to his life as a Scientist/Citizen of the Universe.

Bernard A. Gyabeng

Editor (Opportunities & Scholarships)

Bernard A. Gyabeng is a research assistant and GIS spatial analyst. He holds a BSc. Geomatics Engineering and Geospatial Science. He is currently based at the School of Geosciences, China University of Petroleum (East China) pursuing MSc. in Geological Engineering. His research focus is on finding optimal pipeline routes for petroleum distribution using GIS and Analytical Hierarchical process. Bernard is zealous about STEM education, harnessing spatial analysis to solving urban problems and honoring leadership roles. Aside the interest in academic research, he is also interested in socio-economic and political analysis. He loves reading, cooking and sport activities.