Thompson Rivers University

Kingsley Donkor

Name: Dr Kingsley Donkor
Position: Professor, Chemistry
Phone: 250-828-5406


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Research Interests

Analytical and Environmental Chemistry:

My research program focuses on developing analytical methods in capillary electrophoresis and chromatography and to apply these methodologies to study real-world systems in the medical, pharmaceutical, food and environmental industries.

Five major areas are:
(i) Developing capillary electrophoretic and mass spectrometric methods for the detection and characterization of antimicrobial peptides particularly lantibiotics.
(ii)Developing analytical chemistry methodologies to analyze, emerging contaminants, cations and anions in environmental waters with highly challenging matrices such as oilfield waters, wastewater, groundwater and river water.
(iii) Developing separation methods, primarily capillary electrophoresis (CE) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS), for the identification, analysis and characterization of molecular markers in environmental and industrial waters
(iv) Developing analytical chemistry methodologies to determine chemical molecular markers in food and agricultural matrices.
(v) Application of chemometric techniques in environmental and agricultural research for the identification of natural and anthropogenic sources of environmental pollution and for classification of agricultural products based on the origins of the constituents


B.Sc. (Honours) (Ghana)

M.Sc. and Ph.D. (U. Alberta)

Courses Taught

Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 1520); Introductory Analytical Chemistry (CHEM 2100); Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (CHEM 2250); Instrumental Analysis (CHEM 3100); Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (CHEM 3120); Special Topics in Applied Chemistry (CHEM 4600)


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