Ekosse Georges-Ivo E.

Ekosse Georges-Ivo E. was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2009. As a fellow, Ekosse Georges-Ivo E. contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Geological, Environmental, Earth & Space Sciences

Academic qualifications: Higher Diploma in Applied Chemistry (Ibadan Poly), Postgraduate Diploma in Geological Sciences (ASUTECH), Master of Technology in Extraction Metallurgy (UJ), Master & Doctor of Technology in Environmental Health (CUT), PhD in Soil Mineralogy (UNIN), Certificates in Higher Education Management (UNIVEN), Project Management (UJ), Advanced Project Management (Thomson Netg & UL), Strategic Management (UNISA), and Governance, Risks & Ethics (Ernst & Young, ID & UJ). Research interests: geochemistry & mineralogy of soils and clay minerals, and environmental & human health. He is Professor of Applied Clay Mineralogy & Environmental Geology since 2008, Secretary General of African Academy of Sciences (AAS) (2014 -) & Member of its Advisory Committee on Space, Earth and Environmental Sciences (2014-) and its Management Committee and Governing Council; Life Member: Geological Society of Africa (GSAf); and Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID); Member of Soil Science Society of Southern Africa (SSSSA), and International Association for the Study of Clays (AIPEA). He is Deputy Chairperson of Limpopo Research Forum (LRF) of South Africa; and National Research Foundation (NRF) C2 rated Researcher 2007-2012, 2013-2018. Awards include: Indiana Black Expo, 1992; Briscoe Scientific (UK), 1996/1997; ESKOM Development Foundation, 2002; Ron Jenkins (USA), 2003; and INORMS-SARIMA, 2010; and leader of both Clays and Clay Minerals in Africa; and Human and Enzootic Geophagia in Southern Africa Projects. Importantly, he convened the 1st and 2nd International Conferences on Human and Enzootic Geophagia in Southern Africa; and chaired the Scientific Committee of the 1st International Conference on Clays and Clay Minerals in Africa; and the 1st and 2nd UNIVEN-WSU International Research Conferences. He is Director of Research and Innovation, University of Venda; has worked in Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal, USA, Botswana and South Africa. Some previous positions held include Director: Research Development, Walter Sisulu University; Professor and Coordinator of Geology, Mining and Minerals Programs, University of Limpopo; Scientist in charge of the X-Ray Diffraction Unit, University of Botswana; Visiting Research Associate, Clay Minerals Research Laboratory, and Academic Tutor, Afro-American Tutorial Program, Indiana University, USA. Professor Ekosse has assisted, trained, supervised, promoted several postgraduate/masters/doctoral students, and continues to do so. He has authored/co-authored 4 books; 10 book chapters; 138 refereed journal articles; 55 refereed articles in conference/workshop proceedings; six technical reports; 42 conference/workshop/seminar papers; one article in popular magazine; five edited works; two published book reviews; five articles in non-refereed journals; and 10 posters. In the last 15 years, he has organised 25 different scientific fieldworks in Botswana, Cameroon, South Africa & Swaziland; 5 Workshops, 6 International Conferences and Symposium. His research findings have been presented in Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Italy, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Spain, South Africa, Swaziland, and USA. Three recent and representative publications: Diko M, Ekosse G, Ogola J (2016) Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Thermal analyses of kaolinitic Clays from South Africa and Cameroon. Acta Geodyn Geomater 13 (2) (182) DOI: 10.13168/AGG.2015.0052 Ngole-Jeme VM, Ekosse GE (2015) A comparative analyses of granulometry, mineral composition and major and trace element concentrations in soils commonly ingested by humans. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, DOI: 10.3390/ijerph120808933, 12, 8933-8955 Ekosse GE, Mwitondi KS (2015) Principal component analysis evaluate the variations in major elements in kaolin deposit. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia 29 (1), 41-51