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Marian Selorm Sapah

Senior lecturer, University of Ghana

Dr. Marian Selorm Sapah is a Senior lecturer and Research Scientist at the Department of Earth Science, University of Ghana. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Ghana and subsequently a Ph.D. in Earth Chemistry from The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, as a trained Cosmochemist.
As a lecturer, she teaches courses in Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, Geochemical analytical techniques, and Environmental geochemistry. Her main research interest is focused on investigating processes occurring in our Solar system by studying meteorite samples (i.e. rocks from space). Her other research interests and activities involve the application of geochemical tools in the exploration of mineral, water and oil resources, environmental monitoring, assessment and mitigation, and investigating the effects of Geology on public health. Marian is a published academic author whose work has been published in various peer reviewed journals
Marian is an active member of various professional organizations including the Meteoritical Society, Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), the Ghana Science Association (GSA), and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). She is also a founding member of the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Science (AFIPS) and a member and mentor of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). She is also currently a member of the Board of Directors the Geochemical Society and the Public Affairs Officer of Ghana Institution of Geoscientists (GhIG).
Dr. Sapah delights in mentoring and educational outreach. She wants to be able to contribute meaningfully to research and teaching endeavours in Ghana especially in the field of Planetary and Space Science.
In her spare time, Marian enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel and sightseeing, sky gazing as well as crafting.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Geochemistry, University of Ghana, University of Ghana


  • 2016 
    Australia National University, PhD in Earth Chemistry