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School of the Environment
1515 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
305-D FSH Science Research Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32307


Frederic Essien, Ph.D.

 Associate Professor
School of the Environment
Florida A&M University
1515 South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Tallahassee, FL 32307
Tel: 850-
Fax: 850-561-2248
Email: frederic.essien@famu.edu



·                  Ph. D., Environmental Control, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, 1973

·                  B.Sc., Physics, Mathematics, University of Ghana, 1963



Professional Training

·               Nuclear Energy Training, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, Tennessee,  May 1997;

·            Faculty Research Participation Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

June – August 1997;

·               Unidata McIdas & Gempak Training Workshop, UCAR, Boulder, Colorado October – November 2000.

Research Interests

Foremost research areas are: (a) the micrometeorology and chemistry of gas and particulate air pollution; (b) exchange of energy, mass and momentum between the lower atmosphere and underlying surfaces; and (c) radioactivity in the environment. Current work is concentrated on gamma spectrometric investigations of airborne radioactivity, radionuclide modulations in the phosphate fertilizer production cycle, and assessments of environmental change, using the decay of cosmogenic and other fallout radionuclides.



There are no recent publications of note.

Currently Funded Grants    

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Radiation Protection Research and Education at Florida A&M University, $180,000 (2010-2013)