Prof. Sylvester Kojo Danuor


Dept: Physics
Department of Physics, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

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Research Areas/Interests

1. Subsurface geophysical investigations for minerals and grounwater resources and environmental/geotechnical studies 2. Geophysical techniques involv...~more

My full CV


i.Was the first Lecturer to bring a fax machine, computer and photocopy machines into the Department of Physics and the then Faculty of Science in 1994 for use by the Faculty and other Departments

ii. Have contributed to the training of Physics graduates in various specilializations at the BSc/MSc/MPhil and PhD levels in the Department of Physics

iii. Have brought in scientific equipment including computers for the training of students through collaboration with some German universities; a staff member also benefitted from an exchange programme opportunity through this collaboration to participate in a training programme in Germany, which opened the way for him to later do his PhD in Germany

iv. Contributed to the initiatiation of a collaboration programme between the Department of Physics and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation, whereby undergraduate students were recruited for National Service in the Corporation and later retained and given further training.

v. Have contributed to the establishment of links for industrial attachments for students at the Ghana Standards Authority, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), Water Research Institute (WRI) of the CSIR, Ghana Geological Survey Department, World Vision International, Ghana Water Company Ltd among others.

vi. Was the Senior Tutor of University Hall from 2001 to 2005

vii. Served as Head of the Department of Physics from 2005 to 2007, and later from 2009 to 2017.

viii. Was the Head of Department who initiated the Turkey Project (modernisation of the laboratories by equipping with new state of the art scientific equioment) between 2006 and 2010

ix. Main initiator of the introduction of the Meteorology and Climate Science programme in the Department of Physics; obtained funding support from the England-Africa Partnership through the British council

x. Was the Coordinator of the Meteorology and Climate Science programme from 2007 to 2009

xii. Was the National President of the Ghana Science Association from 2009 to 2011

xiii. Was the Initiator and later the Coordinator of Ghanaian-German Collaboration Project on the Lake Bosumtwi Impact Crater and later the International Continental Scientific Deep Drilling of the Bosumtwi Crater from 1999 - 2004; the Collaboration brought together, for the first time, scientists and researchers from the Department of Physics, the Department of Geodetic Engineering all of KNUST, the Geological Survey Department and the Survey Department of Ghana.

xiv. As Head of the Department in 2014, I spearheaded the fragmentation of the BSc (Physics) degree into BSc Physics (Geophysics Option), BSc Physics (Materials Science Option), BSc Physics (Electronics Option), BSc Physics (Biomedical Physics Option) and BSc Physics (Computing Option)

xv. Have also been the main local Coordinator of a number of EU-funded projects including the AMMA Project, the QWeCI Project and the DACCIWA Project, and the UKRI GCRF African SWIFT Project

xvi. Was the Head of the Department of Physics when the Department was declared the best Department in the University at the November, 2015 Congregation and given an Award

xvii. A member of the Team that brought about the KNUST-University of Paderborn Collaboration in the Department of Physics; the collaboration focused on training of students in start-up projects in solar and renewable energies

xviii. Through my initiative and drive, the Department of Physics embarked on the construction and installation of the solar traffice light on the KNUST Campus; the Department also installed one at the Campus of UCC, Cape Coast

xix. Have supervised and graduated five (5) PhD students

xx. Have been engaged as Moderator/External Examiner for the University of Development Studies, MPhil/PhD Theses Assessor and Panel of Theses Defense, Assessor of Promotion Documents of Staff for the Universities of Ghana, UCC, the CSIR and the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) at various times from 2004 to date

xxi. Represented the KNUST on the Academic Boards of Christ Apostolic University College, Kwadaso, Kumasi, Data Link Institute, Tema, and on the Governing Council of Kessben College, Patriensa, near Kuntenase, all affilitated to KNUST at various times from 2016 to date

xxii. Serves as a Givernment Appointee of the Nandom District Assembly/Municipal Assembly and on the Governing Council of Accra Technical University College from 2017 to date

xxiii. A Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GASS)





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