Dr Acquaye obtained his PhD in 2010 in the research area of Energy, Environment and Sustainability from Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. In 2006, he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. He also has a First Class Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.
Previous to joining Kent Business School, Dr Adolf Acquaye was a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield Management School and the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York.
Dr Acquaye serves as Lead Author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report-AR5 (Chapter 10-Industry). Set up by the United Nations, the IPCC is task to produce one of the leading scientific reports that underpins global sustainability and climate change mitigation and adaptation policy discussions and developments.
He is a strong believer of the positive impact of research on society, academia and scholarship. For instance, he was part of the research team that developed the Supply Chain Environmental Analysis Tool (SCEnAT) ( www.scenat.com); a Decision Support Tool currently being used by a number of companies in industry to measure and manage the carbon impacts of their supply chains. Dr Acquaye also serves as an Associate Editor of two journals and has published in leading journals such as Environmental Science and Technology, IJPR, IJPE, Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, etc.
In 2014, he won the Best Conference Paper in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management track at the British Academy of Management annual conference; 9th – 11th September 2014.
He currently serves as Kent Business School (KBS) Coordinator of the University’s Q-Step Programme; KBS representative to the university’s Equality Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) committee and he coordinates the school’s UN Principles for Responsible Management Education activities.