Prof. Parpah Senanu Kwawukume

Part Time Associate Professor

Dept: Industrial Art
Department of Industrial Art (Ceramics), KNUST

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Research Areas/Interests

Development and manufacturing of high temperature refractory materials (bricks, cements, crucibles, etc.), ceramic materials behaviour in manufacturin...~more


Parpah Senanu Kwawukume is a Ceramic Engineer by training and employed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial Art-Ceramics, KNUST with over 30 years of University Teaching and Research experience.

He holds an MPhil and PG Dip. in Ceramic Engineering from the Houldsworth School of Applied Science, The University of Leeds, UK, Certificate in (Ceramic Kiln and Firing Technology), Japan, Certificate in  Industrial  Product and  Process   Development (Intermediate Technology Consultants, UK). Certificate in (Computer Software Applications) Mid-Yorkshire College, UK, and Certificate in (Auto Sketch Course in Computing) Small Piece Trust Centre Warwick, UK. He also obtained his undergraduate degree in Ceramics, from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana

The highest University administrative positions held include Vice Dean-Faculty of Industrial Art, Head-Department of Industrial Art. He has held several roles as chair of the panel constituted for accreditations-Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-BRRI), University, College, Faculty and Departmental boards,.  

Areas of Research interest is the Development of high-temperature refractory materials; cement (plaster, tile, low-temperature clinker); design and construction of waste incinerators, klins, and furnaces; ceramic processing parameters and ceramic materials behaviour in manufacturing processes.


  • Design and construction of medical waste incinerator approved for the Corridor Organisation in Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, and Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Development and production of economical ceramic-thermal-stove
  • Development and production of assaying cupel and crucible
  • Chemical stabilization of clays for irrigational wall canal

He has been teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels of Ceramic programmes and has supervised a number of under and postgraduate students. He has conducted extensive research, out of which he has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed original scholarly articles in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has served as a reviewer for several Journals.


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