Prof. Prosper M. Nude

Currently Full Professor of Geology at the Department of Earth Science, University Ghana. Has 28+ years’ experience spanning industry and academia, broad-base experience in geology, with petrology, field geology, mineral exploration, and applied geochemistry being key specialization areas. Current research efforts are on the Precambrian Geology and Metallogeny of the Pan African Belt and the Birimian of West Africa. Joined the University of Ghana as a Lecturer in March 2000, Senior Lecturer in February 2009, Associate Professor in April 2012 and Professor in February 2016. Was the Head of the Department of Earth Science, University of Ghana (June 2011-July 2016). Worked at the Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as a Research Geologist (1993-1996), and with large International Mining and Mineral Exploration Companies, and Small and Private Mineral Exploration Tenements that include precious minerals, industrial minerals and rocks (1996-2000). Research interest is in geochemical exploration of precious and industrial minerals and rocks. Other research interests are in search for uranium and strategic metals, mine spoils and rock-water interactions. Has 100+ publications in the field of geosciences, including journal papers, technical and expert reports and abstracts. Served as a Consulting Geoscientist since 2000, in different capacities to the private and public sectors in different operations, and in mineral exploration projects and applied research and development and as “Qualified Person” in mining exploration projects. Served as Expert Witness at the International Court of Arbitration, and also as Expert Reviewer, for the Government of The Republic of Ghana in mineral arbitration cases (2013-2016).  Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists, Fellow of the Society of Economic Geologists. Member, European Association of Geochemistry, Member, Australian Institute of Geoscientists, Life Member/Council Member/Membership Secretary of the Geological Society of Africa.