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Prof. Francis Kemausuor
Prof. Francis Kemausuor
  • Position (at KEEP)
    Renewable Energy Technologies Research Theme Lead
  • Position (at KNUST)
    Associate Professor
  • Department
    Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering
  • Office
    Room XX, Agric. Eng. Block
  • Email
    fkemausuor.soe@knust.edu.gh

Profile

BIOGRAPHY

Francis Kemausuor is an Associate Professor at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology with expertise in Bioenergy Technology, Energy Planning and Energy Policy. He has coordinated and been part of research and consultancy projects related to bioenergy technology development, energy planning and energy policy in Ghana and across West Africa. At the international level, he has worked on consultancy assignments for UNIDO and UNDP. Other organisations he has conducted assignments or managed projects for include the European Union Energy Initiative’s Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI-PDF), UNESCO, UNEP, DANIDA, SNV and the Ghana Energy Commission. He has spent time at the University of Life Sciences in Norway as Visiting Researcher. He has also served as Visiting Lecturer at the Pan African University – Institute of Energy and Water Sciences, Tlemcen, Algeria and the Ecole Superieure des Metiers des Energies Renouvelables, Abomi-Calavi, Benin. Francis is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.  

EDUCATION

Francis holds a PhD in Bioengineering, an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering. He has studied at the University of Cambridge, Denmark Technical University, and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has also received training in ‘biofuels and chemicals from plant resources’ at the then International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS), a UNIDO science and technology research branch in Italy.

COURSES TAUGHT AT THE GRADUATE LEVEL

AE 543 Renewable Energy Applications for Rural Development

AE 568 Economic Planning of Renewable Energy Systems

AE 566 Biogas Technology

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Design, Construction and Evaluation of Gasifier Stoves 
  • Assessment of Biomass Resources and Technologies for Electricity and Fuel Generation in Rural Communities
  • Rural Electrification Planning and Modelling
  • Modelling of Bioenergy Systems