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Mariam M. Quarshie, MSc

Personal Profile

I am Mariam Maku Quarshie. I was born in Ghana on August 20th, 1987. I started my academic journey by studying science at Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS) in Koforidua. From there, I pursued a degree in Pure Physics at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi. After my graduation in 2010, I completed my National Service at the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources in Accra before returning to KNUST to study Geophysics. In 2015, I earned my MPhil Geophysics certificate.

In 2017, I took on the role of a physics instructor at Konongo Odumasi Senior High School (KOSS), where I taught general science and physics to students for almost 4 years. Then, in 2020, I decided to pursue another degree in Photonics at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) in Joensuu. I received my MSc Photonics certificate in 2022 and am currently working towards a
PhD in nano-photonics at the same institution.

My area of expertise lies in the field of nano-photonics where I am currently working as an early stage researcher. My research primarily revolves around the synthesis and characterization of the distinctive features of sp 2 to sp 3 carbon, with the objective of unveiling their potential applications in the field of nano-photonics. With a strong foundation in material science and an insatiable desire to make a positive impact in the scientific community, I am fully committed to my work, and I am driven by my inquisitive nature.

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