Mr. Bright Oppong Afum

  1. Citation, Advanced Geostatistics, 2018

  2. MSc, Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, 2012

  3. BSc, Mining Engineering, 2008

  1. Laurentian University, Ontario, Canada, (2017 - Date)

  2. University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada, (2017 - 2018)

  3. University of Wales, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, (2011 - 2012)

  4. Western University College of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (WUC of KNUST), (2004 - 2008)

  5. Okuapemman School, Akropong-Akuapem, Eastern Region, (2001 - 2003)

  6. African Unity School, La-Accra, (1991 - 2000)

  1. Graduate Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers, Ghana (2015)

  2. Member, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australia, (2014)

  3. Member (Brigadier), St. John-Ghana, (2012)

  4. Member, Society for Mining, Metallurgical and Exploration, USA, (2006)

  1. Ontario Trillium Scholarship, Laurentian University, (2017 - Date)

  2. Graduate Summer Fellowship, Laurentian University, 2018

  3. Best PhD Presentation, Laurentian University, 2018

  4. Graduate Sponsorship, Laurentian University, 2017

  5. Commonwealth Shared Scholarship, Abersytwyth University, UK, 2011

  6. Spacefon/Areeba Scholarship, Western University College of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (WUC of KNUST), 2004

  1. Lecturer (2015 - Date)

  2. Assistant Lecturer (2013 - 2015)

  1. Postgraduate Programme (Introduction to Mining Engineering, Explosives & Rock Fragmentation, Fieldtrip and Report Writing)

  2. Undergraduate Programme (Mine Planning & Design, Operations Research, Underground Mining Systems, Ground Fragmentation, Elements of Mining & Rock Fragmentation, Fieldtrip and Report Writing)

  1. 5 Postgraduate Project Thesis, (MSc/MPhil)

  2. 38 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)

  1. Instrumental Analytical Competencies

    • Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS),

    • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS),

    • Anodic Stripping Voltammetry (ASV),

    • Flame Emission Spectrometry (FES),

    • Ion Chromatography (IC),

    • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometry (UVS),

    • Coulometer-TC and TOC analyses.

  2. Mining/Projects Engineer at African Underground Mining Services, Chirano Projects

  3. Mining Engineer/Site Supervisor, AEL Mining Services, Bogoso Sites

  1. Health Impact Studies in the Ghanaian Mining Companies and Mining Communities (Ongoing)

  2. Mathematical Modelling of Surface to Underground Mining Transition (Ongoing)

  3. Ore Resource Estimation (2017)

  4. Strategic Surface Mine Planning, Design and Optimization (2017, 2018)

  5. Underground Mine Planning and Design (2017, 2018)

  6. Blast Impact Prediction Studies (2014, 2015, 2016)

  7. Atmospheric Diffusion Studies (2014, 2015, 2016)

  8. Mine Closure and Strategic Reclamation Plan of a Quarry (2014)

  9. Assessment of the Physico-chemical parameters and Contaminant Mapping of the Birim River of Ghana (2012)

  10. Health Impact Assessment of Silvermines Village-Nenagh, Ireland (2012)

  11. Geochemistry of Cadmium in the environment (2012)

  12. Assessment of Environmental Pollution from a former Mines and Designing of Remediation Technique at Anglesey, North Wales, UK (2011)

  13. Assessment of passive and active remediation systems at former mines in South Wales, UK (2011)

  14. A Design of a Dewatering System at Ambassador Bright Goldfields Ltd-Hypothetical Mine (2008)

  1. Afum, B. O., Caverson, D. and Ben-Awuah, E. (2018), “A conceptual framework for characterizing mineralized waste rocks as future resource”, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology (IJMST), p. 7.

  2. Afum, B. O. and Opoku, A. F. B. (2018), “Protecting Mining Environments from Blasting through Impact Prediction Studies”, Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 6, 121-132.

  3. Amegbey, N., Afum, B. O., Ndur, S., and Coffie-Anum, E. (2016), “Impact Assessment of Atmospheric Pollutants Emissions from Mining Operations at Ghana Manganese Company Ltd.”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 65 - 72.

  4. Afum, B. O. and Owusu, C. (2016), “Heavy Metal Pollution in the Birim River of Ghana”, International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 65-74.
  5. Eshun P. A., Afum B. O. and Boakye A. (2016), “Drill and Blast Performance Evaluation at the Obra Pit of Chirano Gold Mines Ltd, Ghana”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 28 - 35.

  6. Afum, B. O. and Temeng, V. A. (2015), “Reducing Drill and Blast Cost through Blast Optimisation – A Case Study”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 50 - 57.

  7. Amegbey, N. and Afum, B. O. (2015), “Blast Impact Prediction Studies at Ghana Manganese Company (GMC) Ltd, Nsuta, Ghana”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 73 - 77.



  1. Afum, B. O., Caverson, D. and Ben-Awuah, E. (2017), “Strategic Evaluation of Mineralized Waste Rocks as Future Resource”, Mining Optimization Laboratory, MOL Report Eight, University of Alberta, pp. 36-48.
  2. Afum, B. O., and Ben-Awuah, E. (2017), “A Review of Models and Algorithms for Strategic Mining Options Optimization”, Mining Optimization Laboratory, MOL Report Eight, University of Alberta, pp. 79-99.

  3. Afum, B. O. and Amegbey, N. (2017), “Evaluation of Ground Vibration Models in Ghana”, West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) Open Pit Conference, WAIC August 2017, Accra, Ghana.

  4. Kansake, B. A., Temeng, V. A. and Afum, B. O. (2016), “Comparative Analysis of Rock Fragmentation Models – A Case Study”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. MP 1 – 11.
  5. Afum, B. O. and Yakubu, I. (2016), “Geo-Spatial Mapping of Contaminants in the Birim River of Ghana”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. xxx.
  6. Afum, B. O. and Danso, R. (2016), “The Potentials of Pennisetum purpureum as a Dust Barrier and Biodiversity Improvement on a Quarry Site”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. xxx.
  7. Afum, B. O. (2015), “Predicting the Atmospheric and Blast Impacts of a Brownfield Mine – A Case Study in Ghana”, Oman Minerals & Mining Exhibition & Conference, Muscat, Oman. pp. xxx.
  8. Afum, B. O. and Temeng, V. A. (2014), “Reducing drill and blast cost through blast optimisation – A case study”, 3rd UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp137-145.

  9. Afum, B. O. and Bansah, K. J. (2010), “Determination of the Operating Parameters of an Open Pit Dewatering System” Proceedings of the first biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th – 7th August, 2010.