Dr. Solomon Nunoo

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED
  1. PhD Electrical Engineering, 2015

  2. MPhil Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2007

  3. BSc (Hons) Electrical Engineering, 2004

 
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED
  1. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor (2012 - 2015)

  2. University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa (2005 - 2007)

  3. University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa (2000 - 2004)

 
PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP
  1. International Association of Engineers, (January 2009 - Date)

  2. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (April 2012 - Date)

 
AWARDS
  1. UTM International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) - Mar. 2013 – Feb. 2015
  2. UTM Research Student Grant (RSG)           - Sep. 2012 – Jun. 2014
  3. UMaT Staff Development Fund                   - Sep. 2012 – Aug. 2015
  4. UMaT Staff Development Fund                   - Aug. 2005 – May 2007
  5. UMaT-Montana Tech Exchange Programme - Aug. 2005 – Dec. 2005
 
ACADEMIC RANKS HELD
  1. Senior Lecturer (2015 - date)

  2. Lecturer (2007 - 2015)

 
SUBJECTS TAUGHT

Undergraduate Courses

  1. Applied Electricity

  2. Basic Electronics

  3. Semiconductor Devices

  4. Transformers

 

Postgraduate Courses

  1. Advanced Signal Processing

  2. Modelling and Simulations

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH

32 Undergraduate Project Works

 
 
RESEARCH CONDUCTED
  1. Network Optimisation in the Telecom Industry in Ghana (2011 - 2012)

  2. Causes and Effects of Voltage Drops on an 11 kV Feeder (2010 - 2011)

  3. Distribution Automation (DA) Using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) (2009 - 2010)

  4. Feasibility of Using a Solar-Powered Light Emitting Diode (LED) Street Lighting System in Ghana (2009 - 2010)

  5. Remote Monitoring of Power Transformer Using SCADA (2009 - 2011)

  6. Electricity Theft Monitoring System (2008 - 2009)

  7. Protection Scheme for Overhead and Underground Telecom Cables (2008 - 2012)

  8. Faults Occurrences in Compact Fluorescent Lamps (2007 - 2009)

  9. Exploring the Benefits of Using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as an Alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana (2007 - 2008)

  10. Assessment of Heat Transfer Effectiveness (2007 - 2008)

 
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
  1. Al-Samman, A. M., Rahman, T. A., Nasir, J. and Nunoo, S. (2017), “Time Dispersion Analysis and Capacity for Ultra Wideband Channel in Indoor Environment,” International Journal of Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 253-262.

  2. Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U., Ngah, R., Chude-Olisah, C. and Zahedi, Y. (2016), “Channel Measurement and Time Dispersion Analysis for Outdoor Mobile Ultra Wideband Environment,” Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Vol. 24, No. 6, pp. 4555-4568.
  3. Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K. and Ngah, R. (2016), “Time-Varying Channel Measurement and Data Transfer Analysis for Multiuser MB-OFDM-Based Infostation Network,” Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-11.

  4. Elijah, O., Leow, C., Rahman, T., Nunoo, S. and Iliya, S. (2016), “A Comprehensive Survey of Pilot Contamination in Massive MIMO - 5G System,” IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 905-923.

  5. Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Chude-Olisah, C. C., Nunoo, S., and Nga, R. (2016), “Characterization and Parameterization of Dynamic Wireless Channels Over Long Duration Using Evolutionary Channel Parameters,” International Journal of Communication, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 893-915.

  6. Zahedi, Y., Ngah, R., Nunoo, S., Mokayef, M., Alavid, S. E., Amirie, I. S. (2016), “Experimental Measurement and Statistical Analysis of the RMS Delay Spread in Time-Varying Ultra-Wideband Communication Channel,” Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, Vol. 89, pp. 179-188.

  7. Al-Samman, A. M., Rahman, T. A., Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Ngah, R., Shaddad, R. Q., and Zahedi, Y., (2015), “Ultra Wideband Channel Characterization and Analysis in an Outdoor Environment,” Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 83, No. 4, pp. 3103-3118.

  8. Al-Samman, A. M., Nunoo, S., Rahman, T. A., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., and Ngah, R. (2015), “Hybrid Channel Estimation Technique with Reduced Complexity for LTE Downlink,” Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 1147-1159.

  9. Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., and Ngah, R. (2014), “Sparsity-Constraint LMS Algorithm for Time-Varying UWB Channel Estimation,” Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 8, No. 24, pp. 2408–2415.

  10. Nunoo, S. and Mahama, E. K. (2013), “Investigation into Remote Monitoring of Power Transformers,” International Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 213–219.

  11. Zahedi, Y., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Ngah, R., Zahedi, K. and Nunoo, S. (2013), “Modelling of Time-Varying Ultra Wideband Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Channel,” Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 64, No. 3, pp. 67–72.

  12. Nunoo, S., Attachie, J. C. and Duah, F. N. (2012), “An Investigation into the Causes and Effects of Voltage Drops on an 11 kV Feeder,” Canadian Journal on Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 40–47.

  13. Nunoo, S. and Attachie, J. C. (2011), “A Methodology for the Design of an Electricity Theft Monitoring System,” Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 112–117.

  14. Simons, A. and Nunoo, S. (2009), “Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an Alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana,” Petroleum Science and Technology 1532-2459, Vol. 27, No. 18, pp. 2223–2233.

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
  1. Nunoo, S., Ngah, R., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Elijah, O., Orikumhi, I., and Leow, C. Y. (2015, “On the Sparsity-Aware Partial-Update NLMS Algorithms for UWB Channel Estimation”, IEEE 2015 International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (IEEE ICSIPA 2015), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 19-21, 2015, pp. 326-331.
  2. Elijah, O., Leow, C. Y., Rahman, T. A., Nunoo, S., and Zakwoi, S. I. (2015), “Mitigating Pilot Contamination in Massive MIMO System - 5G: An Overview,” 10th Asian Control Conference (ASCC 2015), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, May 31 – June 3, 2015.

  3. Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Ngah, R., and Zahedi, Y. K. (2014), “Variable Step-Size l0-Norm NLMS Algorithm for Sparse Channel Estimation,” 2014 Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile (APWiMob2014), Bali, Indonesia, August 28–30, 2014, pp. 88–91.

  4. Al-Samman, A. M., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Rahman, T. A., Ngah, R. and Nunoo, S. (2014), “Time Dispersion Analysis for UWB Channel in an Outdoor Environment,” 2014 Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile (APWiMob2014), Bali, Indonesia, August 28–30, 2014, pp. 109–112.

  5. Zahedi, Y., Ngah, R., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Nunoo, S., and Mokayef, M. (2014), “Measurement and Analysis of an Outdoor MIMO-UWB Communication Channel,” 2014 Asia Pacific Conference on Wireless and Mobile (APWiMob2014), Bali, Indonesia, August 28-30, 2014, pp. 168–171.

  6. Zahedi, Y., Ngah, R., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Nunoo, S., and Mokayef, M. (2014), “UWB Channel Measurement and Development of Scatterer Identification Algorithm,” 2014 International Conference on Electronic Design (ICED2014), Penang, Malaysia, August 19–21, 2014, pp. 511–514.

  7. Zahedi, Y., Ngah, R., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Nunoo, S., and Mokayef, M. (2014), “Modeling the RMS Delay Spread in Time-Varying UWB Communication Channels UWB,” 5th International Conference on Intelligent & Advanced Systems (ICIAS2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 3–5, 2014, pp. 1–5.

  8. Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Ngah, R., Al-Samman, A., and Onubogu, J. (2014), “UWB Channel Measurement and Data Transfer Analysis for Multiuser Infostation Applications,” 10th IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7–9, 2014, pp. 139–144.

  9. Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Nunoo, S., and Ngah, R. (2014), “Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication Concentration and Capacity Dependencies on Human Body Temperature Variation,” 10th IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7–9, 2014, pp. 53–57.

  10. Al-Samman, A. M., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Ngah, R., and Nunoo, S. (2014), “Experimental Characterization of an UWB Channel in Outdoor Environment,” 10th IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7–9, 2014, pp. 91–94.

  11. Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Ngah, R., Nunoo, S., Zahedi, Y., Al-Samman, A. M., and Rahman T. A. (2013), “Measurement and Time Dispersion Analysis of UWB Channels for Infostation Application in an Outdoor Recreation Park,” 2013 7th International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ICSPCS 2013), Carrara – Gold Coast, Australia, December 16–18, 2013, pp. 1–7.

  12. Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Ngah, R., Nunoo, S., Al-Samman, A. M., and Rahman, T. A. (2013), “Adaptive Transmission Technique for Short Range Mobile Underwater Acoustic OFDM Communication,” IEEE Globecom 2013 Workshop on Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, Atlanta, GA, USA, December 9–13, 2013, pp. 1361–1366.

  13. Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K. and Ngah, R. (2013), “Path Loss and Time Dispersion Analysis for Outdoor Roadway UWB Propagation Channel,” 2013 IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications (MICC 2013), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 26–28, 2013, pp. 187–291.

  14. Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Nunoo, S. and Ngah, R. (2013), “Time-Varying UWB Channel Model for Mobile Robot-to-Robot Communication Systems,” 2013 IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications (MICC 2013), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 26–28, 2013, pp. 1–6.

  15. Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K., Nunoo, S., Ngah, R., Chude-Olisah, C., Rahman, T. A. and Okafor, A. A. (2013), “Characterization and Parameterization of a Class of Multivariable Non-Summable Stochastic Processes with Bounded Stochastic Trends,” 2013 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA 2013), Melaka, Malaysia, October 8–10, 2013, pp. 322–326.

  16. Nunoo, S., Chude-Okonkwo, U. A. K. and Ngah, R. (2013), “Performance of LMS, NLMS and LMF Algorithms in Tracking Time-Varying UWB Channels,” 2013 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA 2013), Melaka, Malaysia, October 8–10, 2013, pp. 312–316.

  17. Nunoo, S. and Hayford-Acquah, T. (2012), “Fibre Optics Network Optimisation in the Telecom Industry in Ghana,” Proceedings of the Second Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Processing, Tarkwa, Ghana, August 1–4, 2012, pp. 402–407.

  18. Nunoo, S., Attachie, J. C. and Abraham, C. K. (2010), “Using Solar Power as an Alternative Source of Electrical Energy for Street Lighting in Ghana,” 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply, Waltham, MA, USA, September 27–29, 2010, pp. 467–471.

  19. Nunoo, S., and Ofei, A. K. (2010), “Distribution Automation (DA) Using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI),” 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply, Waltham, MA, USA, September 27–29, 2010, pp. 454–458.

  20. Nunoo, S. and Simons, A. (2010), “Efficient Electrical Energy Management in the Mining Industries of Ghana,” Proceedings of the First Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Processing, Tarkwa, Ghana, August 4–7, 2010, pp. 960–970.

  21. Simons, A. and Nunoo, S. (2008), “Assessment of Heat Transfer Effectiveness – Assessment of Shell Bitumen Plant, Takoradi, Ghana,” 2008 ASME Heat Transfer, Fluids, Energy and Energy Nano Conference, Jacksville, Florida, USA, August 10–14, 2008, pp. 115–121.

RECORD OF SERVICE

  1. Head, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa (Aug. 2017 - date)

  2. Exams Officer, Faculty of Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa (Aug. 2016 - July 2017)

  3. Member, Admissions Committee, UMaT, Tarkwa (Jan. 2016 - date)

  4. Secretary, University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG), UMaT, Tarkwa (Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2012)

  5. National Secretary, UTAG, National Secretariat, UMaT, Tarkwa (Sept. 2011 - Sept. 2012)

  6. Member, Executive Committee, Ghana Universities Sports Association (Sept. 2009 - Sept. 2012)

  7. Chairman, Local Organising Committee, Inter-University Cross-Country Competition, UMaT, Tarkwa (Oct. 2012 - Nov. 2012)

  8. University Sports Co-ordinator, UMaT, Tarkwa (Oct. 2008 - Sept. 2012)

  9. Lecturer-in-Charge of Laboratories, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa (Oct. 2007 - Sept. 2012)

  10. Secretary, UMaT Alumni Association, National Secretariat, UMaT, Tarkwa (May 2012 - Sept. 2012)

  11. Examinations Officer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa (Aug. 2010 - July 2012)

  12. Training Officer, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa (Aug. 2009 - July 2010)