Abraham Badu-Tawiah

Abraham Kwame Badu-Tawiah

  • B.Sc./M.Sc. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana 2005
  • M.S. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana PA, USA 2007 (advisor: John Ford)
  • Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, USA 2012 (advisor: R. Graham Cooks)
Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA 2012 – 2014 (advisor: George M. Whitesides)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA 2014 – present
  • Member, Center for Microbial Interface Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • 2021 Ohio State Early Career Innovator of the Year
  • 2020 Sloan Fellowship Award
  • 2019 NIH MIRA for New Investigators Award
  • Eli Lilly Young Investigator Award in Analytical Chemistry 2017
  • Research Award, American Society for Mass Spectrometry 2017
  • Early Career Award, Department of Energy 2016
  • Lilly Innovative Fellowship Award, Purdue University 2012
  • Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University 2011
  • Andrews Fellowship, Purdue University 2007 – 2009
  • Academic Achievement Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 2006
  • Badu-Tawiah, A.K., Lathwal, S., Al-Sayah, M., Christodouleas, D., Sikes, H., Whitesides, M.G. Time-independent Paper-based Disease Diagnosis using Polymerization-based Amplification. 2013
  • Badu-Tawiah, A.K., Thou M.M., Whitesides, M.G. Sacrificial Cellulose Materials in Water Purification.  2013
  • Jjunju, P.M.F., Li, A., Badu-Tawiah, A.K., Wei, P., Roqan, I.S., Cooks, R.G. In-situ Analysis of Corrosion Inhibitors Using Portable Mass Spectrometer Coupled with Paper Spray Ionization. 2013
  • Badu-Tawiah, A.K and Kulyk, D. Method and Apparatus for Contained-electrospray for Use in Mass Spectrometry and Droplet Reactions: 2015, provisional patent filed
  • Badu-Tawiah, A.K; Chen, S.; Wan, Q.  “Development of Novel Ionic Probes for Direct Analysis Large-Molecular-Weight Analytes from Biofluids and Tissues using Ambient Mass spectrometry” 2015, provisional patent filed
  • Badu-Tawiah, A.K., Davis, K.M., and Damon, D.E. “Development of hydrophobic paper spray ionization for direct mass spectrometric analysis of bio-fluid samples” 2015, provisional patent filed
 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Committees and Activities
  • Member, Advisory Committee for Graduate Students 2014
  • Undergraduate Research and High School Outreach Programs
Professional Memberships
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry
  • National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers
Contact Information
100 W. 18th Avenue
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210 USA