Dr. Benjamin Tawiah


Dept: Industrial Art
Faculty of Art,
Adarkwa Building, New site
Third Floor, RM 10 (TF 10)

College of Art (Old site)
Opposite Textile Digital Studio

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Dr. Benjamin Tawiah is a lecturer at the Department of Industrial Art (Textile section), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Dr. Tawiah is an astute researcher in high-performance polymers and composites, specifically in the synthesis and application of flame retardants, bio-inspired /biodegradable polymers/flame retardants, fabrication of flame retardant composites, testing/evaluation of fire resistance materials, UV/NIR protective textiles, and functionalization of layered nanomaterials. Prior to joining KNUST, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Textiles and Clothing in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he received his Ph.D. in Textile and Clothing Technology, and as a Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in the City University of Hong Kong. He received his Master's of Textile Engineering Degree from the Jiangnan University, China, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Management Information Systems (MIS) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration in 2013. He obtained B. A. Industrial Art (Textiles option) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Cert. "A" from the S. D. A. College of Education. His current research focuses on the design, synthesis, and application of next-generation eco-friendly flame retardants/polymer blends, protective textiles (UV/NIR and antimicrobial functionalities), and clothing. Dr. Tawiah has co-authored several highly cited papers in reputable peer-reviewed journals such as Chemical Engineering, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Carbon, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Polymers, ACS sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, etc., and currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Textile Science and Engineering. 

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