Prof. Charles Frimpong

Associate Professor


Dept: Industrial Art
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Faculty of Art, CABE
KNUST

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Nano Textiles, Smart Textiles, Indigineous Textiles...~more

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Prof. Charles Frimpong (PhD) obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Industrial Art Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1991 with a specialization in Textiles and went on to pursue a post-graduate diploma in Art Education. He subsequently fulfilled a heartfelt dream of pursuing further studies in Textile Technology at the University of Ghent, Belgium, between 1994 and 1996 culminating in his involvement in preliminary studies on carpet performance; an EU sponsored project. His concentration was on Pile Yarn Related Influences on Carpet Resilience. He returned to Ghana in 1996 with a MSc. Textile Technology degree and started a career in teaching with KNUST.

 

His area of specialization has been Fabric Construction, Dyes and Dyeing Technology and Textile Testing. His interest in local textile traditions led to his instrumental involvement in the introduction of “Kente” weaving on table looms in the second year of the Textiles programme. He has also led groups of MFA in Textile Design students, and cohorts of international students and professors to the three textile producing regions of Ghana on study tours of these three traditions.

 

Prof. Frimpong has served on various committees at different levels of the University community and was awarded in 2002 for meritorious work in his role as the International programmes coordinator for College of Art and Social Sciences (CASS).

He served as the Head of Department from August, 2011 to July, 2013 as a first term, and again from 2016 to 2018 in a second term. In 2019, he was elected Vice Dean of the Faculty of Art, and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Art.

 

In 2005, he partnered a Kenyan consultant to undertake consultancy work for UNESCO on the conservation of traditional textiles. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD degree in Art Education after completing a research in developing “A User-Friendly Colour Matching System for Tie-dye/Batik producers”. The laboratory work for this study was wholly executed in the wet labs of the School of Textiles, NC State University during the summer of 2005. In November of 2011, he presented a paper extracted from his PhD research at the first Smartex International Conference in Kaferelsheikh, Egypt. He has since then published a number of articles in scholarly journals in the area of African textiles and fashion.

In 2014, he was awarded with the ITAA Janet Else Visiting Scholar Award in Charlotte, North Carolina for his dedication and excellence in the teaching and training of students in the area of Textiles and Fashion.

Prof. Charles Frimpong (PhD) obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Industrial Art Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1991 with a specialization in Textiles and went on to pursue a post-graduate diploma in Art Education. He subsequently fulfilled a heartfelt dream of pursuing further studies in Textile Technology at the University of Ghent, Belgium, between 1994 and 1996 culminating in his involvement in preliminary studies on carpet performance; an EU sponsored project. His concentration was on Pile Yarn Related Influences on Carpet Resilience. He returned to Ghana in 1996 with a MSc. Textile Technology degree and started a career in teaching with KNUST.

 

His area of specialization has been Fabric Construction, Dyes and Dyeing Technology and Textile Testing. His interest in local textile traditions led to his instrumental involvement in the introduction of “Kente” weaving on table looms in the second year of the Textiles programme. He has also led groups of MFA in Textile Design students, and cohorts of international students and professors to the three textile producing regions of Ghana on study tours of these three traditions.

 

Prof. Frimpong has served on various committees at different levels of the University community and was awarded in 2002 for meritorious work in his role as the International programmes coordinator for College of Art and Social Sciences (CASS).

He served as the Head of Department from August, 2011 to July, 2013 as a first term, and again from 2016 to 2018 in a second term. In 2019, he was elected Vice Dean of the Faculty of Art, and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Art.

 

In 2005, he partnered a Kenyan consultant to undertake consultancy work for UNESCO on the conservation of traditional textiles. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD degree in Art Education after completing a research in developing “A User-Friendly Colour Matching System for Tie-dye/Batik producers”. The laboratory work for this study was wholly executed in the wet labs of the School of Textiles, NC State University during the summer of 2005. In November of 2011, he presented a paper extracted from his PhD research at the first Smartex International Conference in Kaferelsheikh, Egypt. He has since then published a number of articles in scholarly journals in the area of African textiles and fashion.

In 2014, he was awarded with the ITAA Janet Else Visiting Scholar Award in Charlotte, North Carolina for his dedication and excellence in the teaching and training of students in the area of Textiles and Fashion.

Prof. Charles Frimpong (PhD) obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Industrial Art Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1991 with a specialization in Textiles and went on to pursue a post-graduate diploma in Art Education. He subsequently fulfilled a heartfelt dream of pursuing further studies in Textile Technology at the University of Ghent, Belgium, between 1994 and 1996 culminating in his involvement in preliminary studies on carpet performance; an EU sponsored project. His concentration was on Pile Yarn Related Influences on Carpet Resilience. He returned to Ghana in 1996 with a MSc. Textile Technology degree and started a career in teaching with KNUST.

 

His area of specialization has been Fabric Construction, Dyes and Dyeing Technology and Textile Testing. His interest in local textile traditions led to his instrumental involvement in the introduction of “Kente” weaving on table looms in the second year of the Textiles programme. He has also led groups of MFA in Textile Design students, and cohorts of international students and professors to the three textile producing regions of Ghana on study tours of these three traditions.

 

Prof. Frimpong has served on various committees at different levels of the University community and was awarded in 2002 for meritorious work in his role as the International programmes coordinator for College of Art and Social Sciences (CASS).

He served as the Head of Department from August, 2011 to July, 2013 as a first term, and again from 2016 to 2018 in a second term. In 2019, he was elected Vice Dean of the Faculty of Art, and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Art.

 

In 2005, he partnered a Kenyan consultant to undertake consultancy work for UNESCO on the conservation of traditional textiles. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD degree in Art Education after completing a research in developing “A User-Friendly Colour Matching System for Tie-dye/Batik producers”. The laboratory work for this study was wholly executed in the wet labs of the School of Textiles, NC State University during the summer of 2005. In November of 2011, he presented a paper extracted from his PhD research at the first Smartex International Conference in Kaferelsheikh, Egypt. He has since then published a number of articles in scholarly journals in the area of African textiles and fashion.

In 2014, he was awarded with the ITAA Janet Else Visiting Scholar Award in Charlotte, North Carolina for his dedication and excellence in the teaching and training of students in the area of Textiles and Fashion.

Prof. Charles Frimpong (PhD) obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Industrial Art Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1991 with a specialization in Textiles and went on to pursue a post-graduate diploma in Art Education. He subsequently fulfilled a heartfelt dream of pursuing further studies in Textile Technology at the University of Ghent, Belgium, between 1994 and 1996 culminating in his involvement in preliminary studies on carpet performance; an EU sponsored project. His concentration was on Pile Yarn Related Influences on Carpet Resilience. He returned to Ghana in 1996 with a MSc. Textile Technology degree and started a career in teaching with KNUST.

 

His area of specialization has been Fabric Construction, Dyes and Dyeing Technology and Textile Testing. His interest in local textile traditions led to his instrumental involvement in the introduction of “Kente” weaving on table looms in the second year of the Textiles programme. He has also led groups of MFA in Textile Design students, and cohorts of international students and professors to the three textile producing regions of Ghana on study tours of these three traditions.

 

Prof. Frimpong has served on various committees at different levels of the University community and was awarded in 2002 for meritorious work in his role as the International programmes coordinator for College of Art and Social Sciences (CASS).

He served as the Head of Department from August, 2011 to July, 2013 as a first term, and again from 2016 to 2018 in a second term. In 2019, he was elected Vice Dean of the Faculty of Art, and currently the Dean of the Faculty of Art.

 

In 2005, he partnered a Kenyan consultant to undertake consultancy work for UNESCO on the conservation of traditional textiles. In 2010, he was awarded a PhD degree in Art Education after completing a research in developing “A User-Friendly Colour Matching System for Tie-dye/Batik producers”. The laboratory work for this study was wholly executed in the wet labs of the School of Textiles, NC State University during the summer of 2005. In November of 2011, he presented a paper extracted from his PhD research at the first Smartex International Conference in Kaferelsheikh, Egypt. He has since then published a number of articles in scholarly journals in the area of African textiles and fashion.

In 2014, he was awarded with the ITAA Janet Else Visiting Scholar Award in Charlotte, North Carolina for his dedication and excellence in the teaching and training of students in the area of Textiles and Fashion.


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