After his first degree in October 1987 and the subsequent mandatory two-year national service, he was appointed as a Teaching Assistant in September 1989 at the same department. He has since bettered his education up to the PhD, rising through the ranks by dint of hard work to become the first full Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at KNUST and Ghana in October 2010. He has trained many students including eleven PhDs and the first female PhD in his field at KNUST and has had quality training in tertiary education management locally and abroad. He is currently the Dean of School of Graduate Studies and was Dean of two other Faculties, Vice Dean/Head of Department/Section, and deputised for the first three Provosts of his College. He has served on all academic-related boards of KNUST and even chaired some committees and boards. He is an astute and a very active academic/engineer/consultant who has consulted for MIDA/JICA/IFAD/MOFA and others. He is a consummate researcher/prolific writer with over 140 publications comprising 61 peer-reviewed journal papers, five (5) books and 12 chapters/sections of eight (8) books, 33 refereed conference proceedings and 40 technical and other reports. His expertise include water resources, irrigation and drainage, feasibility studies, evaluation of projects, erosion and agricultural pollution control, salinity and sodicity, agro-hydrology, rural water supply and sanitation, vegetable oil extraction and writing business plans for agriculturists. He reviews for many academic journals and functions as an editor/external examiner/moderator and assessor for most universities/CSIR in Ghana. He serves on the Academic Board of KNUST and served on the Academic Boards of All Nations University/Accra Institute of Technology. He is currently a member of GhIE and an alternate professor on the Appointments and Promotions Committee of KNUST. He is chairman of the Junior Member Disciplinary Committee of the University.