First Name
Last Name
Horsfall Jnr
Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
Department Of Pure & Industrial Chemistry, University Of Port Harcourt
Environmental Chemistry
Michael Horsfall Jnr, the current Dean of the School of Science Laboratory Technology (SSLT) and immediate past Director, Central Instruments Laboratory (CIL) of the University of Port Harcourt is a Professor of Analytical-Environmental Chemistry and a two-time recipient of international research grant from IFS, Sweden. He obtained his PhD (1992) from the University of Port Harcourt and had his post-doctoral training at the Loughborough University, UK with a World Bank Staff Development Sponsorship. He was a UNESCO research fellow to National University of La Plata, Argentina and Royal Society of Chemistry research fellow at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has published over a 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals which receive currently more than 100 citations annually. Horsfall is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Applied Sciences & Environmental Management, and Director, Research in Analytical Chemistry & Environmental Pollution Studies (RACEPS) of the University of Port Harcourt. He has attended several international conferences and given plenary or invited lectures in USA, UK, Ethiopia, Scotland, Egypt, Kenya, and Benin Republic. He has research collaboration with groups in Argentina, Scotland, Ethiopia and South Africa. His current research area is trace metals and PAHs speciation, Human health risks assessment; production and optimization of activated carbon from agro-wastes for biosorption and bioremediation of industrial and domestic effluents. Professor Horsfall presented the 81st inaugural lecture of the University of Port Harcourt. In 2015 and 2016 (three months each year) he served as a visiting Professor at the Vaal University of Technology, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.