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The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre, College of Engineering, KNUST has received funding to implement a project titled ‘Hybrid Waste to Energy as a Sustainable Solution for Ghana’ project which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and research (BMBF), aimed at developing tailor-made solutions to tackle the problem of waste management as well as power management in Ghana.

A key component of the project is to train postgraduate students in these thematic areas: Optimization of anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste and Pyrolysis of waste.

The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre conducted interviews for shortlisted applicants on 8th September, 2020. The Selection Committee members for the interview were:

  1. Prof. Ahmad Addo (Chairman)
  2. Prof. Francis Kemausuor (Member)
  3. Prof. Johannes Awudza (Member)
  4. Dr. Patrick Boakye (Member)
  5. Dr. Mizpah A. D. Rockon (Member/Secretary)

In all, fifteen (15) candidates were interviewed. Nine (9) of the candidates appeared before the panel in person while six (6) of them were interviewed via zoom. Candidates were asked questions to explore their understanding of the research proposal they submitted as well as their preparedness to undertake postgraduate studies. Their ability to fund their studies and potential to succeed in the programme was also investigated.

Based on the recommendations of the Selection Committee, the following five (5) persons were selected for funding support.

  1. Susana Ayittah, MPhil. Chemical Engineering
  2. Benjamin Kwadzo Kokloku, MPhil. Chemistry
  3. Asare Boateng Dua, MPhil. Chemistry
  4. Hero-Godsway Kweku Zilevu, MPhil. Bioengineering
  5. Augustine Junior Sackey, MPhil. Agro-Environmental Engineering

These students will begin their respective programmes in 2020/2021 academic year.