Assoc. Prof. Anthony Simons

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED
  1. ASNT NDT Level II, 2014                            

  2. PhD Mechanical Engineering (Mining Transport Machinary, 2002

  3. MSc Mechanical Engineering (Earth Moving Machinery and Equipment, 1994

  4. GCE A - Level (Sciences), 1986
     
  5. GCE O - Level (Sciences), 1983

 

 
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED
  1. Trinity Institute of NDT Technology, Bangalore, India, 2014                

  2. St. Petersburg State Mining Institute (Technical University), Russia)), (1998 - 2001)

  3. Mogilev Machine-Building Institute, Mogilev, Belarus, (1989 - 1994)

  4. Moscow Automobile and Road Institute, Moscow, Russia, (1988 - 1989)

  5. Ghana Secondary Technical School,  Takoradi, Ghana, (1984 – 1986)
     
  6. St. John’s School, Sekondi, Ghana, (1978 – 1983)

 

 
PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP
  1. Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2008-date, 

  2. Member, Society Automobile Engineers, 1997-1998, 

  3. Associate Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers, 1995-1997, 

 
AWARDS
  1. Government of Russian Federation., 1998

  2. Government of Ghana Scholarship., 1998

  3. Government of Russian Federation., 1988

 
ACADEMIC RANKS HELD
  1. 2015 to date: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department of the                       University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana.

  2. 2008 to date: Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department,

  3. University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana.

  4. 2003 to 2008: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana.

 
SUBJECTS TAUGHT
  1. Engineering Heat Transfer

  2. Combustion & Internal Combustion Engines

  3. Industrial. & Maintenance Engineering.

  4. Internal Combustion Engines

  5. Heat Transfer

  6. Hydraulic Systems

  7. Technical Drawing 

  8. Engineering Drawing 

  9. Basic Mechanics

 
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH
  1. 5 Postgraduate Project Theses, (MPhil)

  2. 85 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)

 
OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE
  1. November, 2014: I was part of Inspection team that conducted the statutory Inspection of boilers, pressure vessels, cranes and fork lifts at Maxam, Iduaprem AngloGold Mines, Tarkwa,.
  2. August 2008 – date: Accident vehicle assessor for Vanguard Assurance Company for Central and Western Regions of Ghana.
  3. July – Aug., 2000: I was on Industrial Attachment at Ghana Bauxite Company (Alcan) Ltd., Awaso. I was attached to the Department of Heavy Duty Machinery, Transport and Logistics, Washing Plant and the Belt Conveyor.
  4. August 1995 – August 2003: I was at Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi, as a Lecturer at the Mechanical Engineering Department. 
  5. I pioneered the establishment of the Automobile Engineering Section at the Department.
  6. Subjects taught were: Mechanics of Machines, Internal Combustion Engines, Heat Transfer, Engineering Drawing, Fuel and Lubrication, Environmental Studies, Automobile Engineering and Motor Vehicle Workshop Management and Administration.
  7. Dec. 1994 – August 1995: I was an Engineer Intern at Ghana Highway Authority, Takoradi. I served on a team of Engineers and Technicians responsible for maintenance and servicing of vehicles and equipment.
 
RESEARCH CONDUCTED
  1. Improving upon the Gyratory Crusher Lubrication System at Goldfields Ghana Limited (GGL), Tarkwa, (2008 - 2008)

  2. Design of Rock Crusher for Small-scale mining (2008 - 2008)

  3. Modification of the Fuel and Lubrication Systems on a Service Truck (A Case Study Taywood, Tarkwa) (2008 - 2008)

  4. Analysis of the Properties of Adulterated Petrol and their Effects on Internal Combustion Engines (2007 - 2007)

  5. Exploring the benefits of using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as an alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana (2006 - 2008)

  6. Assessment of Heat Transfer Effectiveness: Application to Shell Bitumen Plant at Takoradi (2006 - 2008)

  7. Design of a Solar Dryer for Agricultural Crops (2005 - date)

  8. Alternative Brakepad using Palm kennel shell (2005 - date)

 
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
  1. Simons, A., Osei Nyantekyi, A and Olisama A. D., (2015). Design of a Handheld Multipurpose Telescopic Device for High Altitude Jobs in Rural Areas in West Africa Sub Region. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 6, Issue 8, August-2015 ISSN 2229-5518 pp 1570-1576
  2. Simons, A and Ofori-Ntow, E. jnr. (2015) Modification in the Design of a Service Truck Used in the Mining Sites. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 6, Issue 8, August-2015 ISSN 2229-5518 pp 1564-1569
  3. Simons A., Gbadam E. K., (2015), Challenges facing Assessment of Accident Vehicles in Ghana. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 6, Issue 8, August-2015 ISSN 2229-5518 pp 1586-1591
  4. Simons, A and Otoo, H (2014) Minimization of Heat Transfer losses at the Shell Bitumen Plant, Takoradi, Ghana. International Journal of Science Research and Innovative Technology.  ISSN: 2313-3759 Vol. 1 No. 5 December, 2014 pg 93-102
  5. Simons, A. and Adunyah, I. (2014) Effectiveness of Seatbelt Law in Ghana; A Case study on its Implementation Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality. International Journal of Science Research and Innovative Technology.  ISSN: 2313-3759 Vol. 1 No. 5 December, 2014 pg 103-109.
  6. Simons, A., Owusu, I., and Adaze, E., (2013) Modification of the Gratis Firewood Dryer for Agricultural Produce.  Journal of the Ghana Institute of Engineers Vol. 10, 2013.
  7. Simons, A. and Gbadam, E.K. (2012), Modification in the Varnish Plant at Crocodile Matchet Limited, Tema, Ghana. IERI Procedia (2012) 25-31.
  8. Dongbakuro, S., Simons, A., Kunkyebe, S., Mensah Bonsu, A. A. Fiagbe, D. (2012), A Model to Determine the Performance (Availability and Utililization) of Mining Equipment. Proceeding of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012 November, 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA IMECE 2012, 93147.
  9. Gbadam, E. K., Simons, A., Adzimah, S. K., and Mborah, C., (2010), Theoretical Design Consideration of a Small Scale Thermoplastic Waste Recycling Machine. Proceedings of the ASME2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2010 November, 12 – 18, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada: On CD. IMECE2010 – 37062.
  10. 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 & Mineral Proceeding, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, August, 4 – 7, 2010, Tarkwa, Ghana.
  11. Simons, A. and Gbadam, E. K., (2010), Analysis of Properties of        Adulterated Fuel and its Effect on Internal Combustion Engines and the Environment – A case study Tema Metropolitan Assembly, Tema, Ghana. Proceedings of the ASME2010 Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, ICEF2010 September 12 – 15, 2010, San. Antonio, Texas, USA: On CD.  ICEF2010 – 35047.
  12. Simons, A. and Nunoo, S., (2009), “Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an Alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana”, Petroleum Science and Technology, 27; 2223-2233.
  13. Adzimah, S. K. and Simons A., (2009), Design of Garbage Sorting Machine. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2(2):428 – 437.
  14. Gyansah, L. and Simons, A., (2009), “Investigation into the Fatigue Performance of 1045 Steel”: Paper 1. European Journal of Scientific Research, ISSN 1450-216X, vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 315 – 327.
  15. Gbadam, E. K., Simons A. and Asiam, E. K., (2009), “The Determination of Some Design Parameters for Palm Nut Crackers”, European Journal of Technology and Advance Engineering Research (EJTAER). ISSN 1450 – 216X, vol. 38 No. 2 (2009), pp. 315- 327.
  16. Simons, A. and Nunoo, S. (2008), "Liquified Petroleum Gas as an alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana", Petroleum Science and Technology Journal, , , In Press

  17. Simons, A. and Tarasov, U. D. (2001), "Improvement on the Reliability of Exploitation of Heavy Duty Inclined Belt Conveyor", Problem Machinovedenya e Machinostruenya, , , 24th Edition, St. Petersburg. 2001 pp. 65-74

  18. Tarasov, U. D. and Simons, A. (2001), "PATENT RF 2167093 CONICAL BRAKE FOR BELT CONVEYOR", Applied 22.02.2000 No. 2000104266/03, , , Pub. 20.05.2001 UPK B65 G 23/26 BUL. NO. 14, 2001

  19. Tarasov, U. D. and Simons, A. (2001), "Design of an Alternative Braking System for Heavy Duty Inclined Belt Conveyor", Gornyi Machini e avtomatika, , , No. 12, 2001, pp. 25-26

  20. Tarasov, U. D. and Simons, A. (1999), "Investigation and Selection of Parameters of Braking Systems for Heavy Duty Inclined Belt Conveyors", Gornya Mechanica, , , No. 3-4, 1999, pp. 31-33

Patent Publication

  1. Tarasov, U. D. and Simons, A. (2001) PATENT RF 2167093 CONICAL   BRAKE FOR BELT CONVEYOR. Applied 22.02.2000 No. 2000104266/03; Pub. 20.05.2001 UPK B65 G 23/26 BUL. NO. 14, 2001
 

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops at which Papers were not Published

  1. June 2015: OLIN College of Engineering Workshop, Ashesi University, Ghana
  2. December 2013: Senior Academic Leadership Training (SALT) 5th Training Session, under the auspices of National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) and Caregie Corporation of New York at LECIAD, University of Ghana. 
  3. May 2013: National Dialogue on Tertiary Education in Ghana theme “Repositioning Tertiary Education for National Development” organised under the auspices of National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE).  Mensvic Hotel, East Legon, Accra, Ghana.
  4. February, 2013: Workshop on Procurement Procedures in the University for Deans/Heads of Departments/Sections/units, UMaT
  5. July 2012 Regional Leadership Training Programme for Senior Managers/Administrators of Universities, Organised by National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) in Accra at GIMPA, Greenhill, Achimota.
  6. July 2006: First Annual Retreat of Faculty of Engineering, Busua, Ghana. I presented a paper entitled, “Exploring the Benefits of Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an Alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana”.
  7. March 2006: Seminar on Time Management, International Students Association of the University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa. I was invited as Special Guest of Honour and Speaker on the topic, “Maximizing your Time in Order to develop your Potential”.
  8. April 2006: Training Workshop on ICT in Engineering Teaching, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. 
 
RECORD OF SERVICE
  1. Dean, Faculty of Engineering 2017 - To Date
  2. Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering 2016 - 2017
  3. Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, 2015 - To date
     
  4. Head,  Computer Science and Engineering Department, 2014 - 2015
  5. Head, Mathematics Department, 2013 - 2014

  6. Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, 2010 – 2013
  7. Coordinator, University Examination, UMaT (2008 - 2010)

  8. Member, Committee on Re-Introduction of GTZ Project into the University, UMaT (2008 - 2008)

  9. Faculty Examinations Officer, Faculty of Engineering Department, UMaT (2007 - date)

  10. Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, UMaT (2006 - 2007)

  11. President, UTAG-UMaT Local (2006 - date)

  12. Member, University Tender Committee, UMaT (2006 - date)

  13. Chairman, Committee for Investigation of Examination Offence, UMaT (2006 - 2006)

  14. Vice President, UTAG-UMaT Local (2005 - 2006)

  15. Exams Officer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMaT (2005 - 2006)

  16. Member, Committee of Inquiry to Investigate Examination Malpractice (2005 - 2005)

 
OTHER ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
  1. Panel member (currently, chairman) for National Accreditation Board Mechanical Engineering Programmes in Ghana. 2006 – date
  2. External Examiner, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi. March, 2012

  3. External Examiner, Open University of Malaysia/Accra institute of Technology, Accra

  4. Reviewer, International Journal of Technology and Management, Koforidua Polytechnic, Ghana. 2011 – date
  5. Member, Committee of Enquiry on Unlawful Entry and Usage of Electric Laboratory, November 2006

  6. Member, Panel of Judges for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Clinic, Ghana Education Service, Wassa West District, 2006

  7. Vehicle Assessor (mutual surveyor) for Vanguard Assurance Company for Central and Western Regions of Ghana. August, 2008 – date
  8. I am part of a team that runs a short course in Maintenance Management for the community and the mining industry, eg. Golden Star Resources Limited, Bogoso, Ghana.

  9. I am part of Metallurgical (MET) Training team which also provides training for the mining industry, 2014, (Perseus Mines, Asankragua, Ghana),

  10. I was part of Inspection team that conducted the statutory Inspection of boilers, pressure vessels, cranes and fork lifts at Maxam, Iduaprem AngloGold Mines, Tarkwa, November, 2014.