A. Oteng-Amoako

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Position: Chief Research Scientist


Professional background

1980-1983: Ph.D Wood Products Engineering, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York

1974-1976: M.Sc. Forest Products Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A,

1971-1974: B.Sc Wood Science and Technology, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Professional fields of interest

Wood Anatomy and Identification, Wood Structure-property relationship, Wood Preservation, Bamboo and Rattan Science and Technology

Research Projects

Project Leader, Sustainable Development of Bamboo from Ghana and Togo. Funded by African Research Network (2004-2007)

Project Leader, Wood Identification of Lesser-used Timber Species from Tropical Africa. International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) sponsored project with Swiss School of Wood Engineering, Biel as collaborator (1999-2002, extended).

Project Leader, Rattan Production to Consumption System in Africa - a socio-economic survey. Sponsored grant from International Network of Bamboo and Rattan, China. (1998 - 2000)

Project Leader, African Rattan Sponsored Project on Cultivation, Management and Processing of African Rattans. (200 - 2003, 2007). Sponsored grant from DFID.

Project Leader, Sustainable Development and Utilization of Bamboo Resources of Ghana and Togo (2004-2006). Sponsored grant from African Research Network

Project Leader, Optimising Variables for Effective Preservation of Wood and other Forest Products for Rural Application. Sponsored by Ghana Government. (1999-Present)

Project Leader, Screening the Efficacy of Antisapstain and Antiborer Chemicals for use in Ghana