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chemist , educator

Baldwyn Owuraku Torto, Ghanaian chemist, educator. German academy scholar, since 1985. Member National Geography Society, International Society Chemical Ecology, African Association Insect Scientists, Natural Products Research for Eastern Africa, African Association Pure and Applied Chemistry (founding member, program coordinator).

Background

Torto, Baldwyn Owuraku was born on August 17, 1955 in Accra, Ghana. Son of Ernest Soja and Doris Kordai (Addy) Torto.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, University Ghana, Legon, 1979. Master of Science, University Ghana, Legon, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, University Ghana, Legon, 1988.

Career

Teaching assistant University Ghana, 1979-1980, graduate research assistant, 1980-1982, lecturer, 1982-1988, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya, 1988-1989. Postdoctoral associate University Maine, Orono, 1989-1991. Scientist International Center Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, since 1991.

Consultant examiner West African Exams Council, Accra, Ghana, 1980-1984. Founder high school summer science program University Ghana, Legon, 1982-1984. Pest management consultant African Development Economic Consultant, Nairobi, Kenya, since 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

Membership

Member National Geography Society, International Society Chemical Ecology, African Association Insect Scientists, Natural Products Research for Eastern Africa, African Association Pure and Applied Chemistry (founding member, program coordinator).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Squash, soccer, gardening, jazz.

Connections

Married Rita Dodua Quarshie, November 26, 1983. Children: O'Baka, Nii Sai, Nii Soja.

father:
Ernest Soja Torto

mother:
Doris Kordai (Addy) Torto

spouse:
Rita Dodua Quarshie

child:
O'Baka Torto

child:
Nii Sai Torto

child:
Nii Soja Torto