Dr. David Ato Quansah

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Mechanical Engineering
Rm328 Petroleum Building, College of Engineering

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Research Areas/Interests

Solar Photovoltaic System Design, Performance Monitoring, Regression Models and Economics. Financing Models for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficienc...~more


David is a Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a Fellow of The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre of the University. He has over 10 years of experience in research, consulting and teaching in renewable energy (RE) technologies, energy policy analysis and financial modelling of energy projects. He is currently the National Contact Point (NCP) for Ghana on the EU research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, in the thematic area of Secure, Clean and Efficient energy, in which position he serves as liaison between the Horizon 2020 programme and researchers in Ghana.

He previously coordinated the Master of Science Programme in Renewable Energy Technologies (MSc RETs) at KNUST and was also responsible (2009 – 2015) for short courses at the Brew-Hammond Energy Centre; during which participants from more than 20 African countries were trained in Solar PV design and installation, design and construction of biogas systems, RE Project Analysis, among others.

David holds a PhD (Renewable Energy Specialization) from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) where he researched performance degradation in solar photovoltaic modules. He had earlier obtained a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Thermo-fluids and Energy Systems) from KNUST and another Masters Degree in Energy Engineering from the Institute International d’Ingenierie de l’Eau et de l’Environment (2iE) in Ouagadougou. He is a certified expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance and also holds a number of professional development certifications in low-carbon development strategies and sustainable energy transitions.  He is a member of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), the Ghana Science Association and a Graduate Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE).

Email: daquansah.coe@knust.edu.gh, david.ato.quansah@gmail.com.

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