Dr. Martin Owusu-Mensah is a lecturer at the Department of Physics, KNUST. He is an alumnus of the department graduating in the year 2013 with a BSc in Physics (Biomedical Physics option) and served as a teaching and research assistant at the department. He obtained his Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Université Paris-Saclay, France specializing in Nuclear Power Plant Design. Martin holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Energy from the Université Paris-Saclay, France specializing in Nuclear Materials and Radiation Safety. Upon completion of his Ph.D., Martin served as a Post-doctoral Research Scholar at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina until his appointment as a lecturer at the Department of Physics.
Dr. Owusu-Mensah's areas of interest include the development of new materials such as Oxide Dispersion Strengthened (ODS) steels and Silicon Carbide (SiC) which are candidate structural materials for shielding following the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011. He also has interests in radiation safety and radiation physics to study the health effects of radiation on the public.