University of Cape Coast

Ernest Ekow Abano is an Associate Professor of Food and Postharvest Engineering with rich experience in Food Product Development and Postharvest storage technologies for improved nutrition and health. He has PhD in Food Science and Engineering from Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China, funded by Jiangsu Presidential Scholarship. Prof Abano had his Master's education from the University of Cambridge in Engineering for Sustainable Development under the Cambridge-MIT Institute, Cambridge, England. He is a fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. He has his BSc in Agricultural Engineering (First Class Honours) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. He has worked with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture on several projects for farmers on Food and postharvest technology, including serving as Team Leader for the National Best Farmer Selection Exercise. He is currently the Head of the Department of Agricultural Engineering at the School of Agriculture, UCC. He has served as the food processing coach for the Graduate Enterprise Development Initiative (GEDI) set up by the Ghana Government. As an expert task force member under the BET-Ghana project, Prof Abano has conducted a Baseline Survey in the Food and the Consumer goods industry to inform policy. He has several research articles in SCOPUS and Web of Science and a reviewer for top Journals in Food processing and Engineering including  LWT Food Science and Technology, Journal of Food Engineering, Food Process Engineering, and Food Processing and Preservation.