Mr. Richard Amoako

1.  ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

 (A) Academic Degrees/Certificates                                                     

        MPhil (Mining Engineering)   - 2015

        BSc (Mining Engineering)      - 2012                                

 

(B) Institutions Attended 

  1. University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana (2013 – 2015; 2008 – 2012)                          
  2. Opoku Ware Senior High School, Kumasi, Ghana (2003 – 2006)     
 

         

 

(C) Professional Title

GAusIMM (Graduate Member, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australia)

 

 (D) Scholarship Awards

  1. Staff Development Fund for Postgraduate Studies (2013 – 2015), University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana
  2. 2011 AusIMM Tarkwa Scholarship – Funding for BSc. Project Work /Final Year Fees

 

2.       RESEARCH INTERESTS

          Geostatistics

          Mine Planning and Design

          Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Small Scale Mining

 

3.       PUBLICATIONS ARISING OUT OF RESEARCH

A. Journal Papers

1.Amoako R. and Al-Hassan S. (2015), “Ore Grade Reconciliation Techniques – A Review”, Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics, Volume 3, No. 5, pp. 116 – 121.

2. Amoako R. and Suglo R. S. (2015), “Assessment of Safety Management Practices at Ankonam Boafo            Mine”, International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 1442 – 1456.

 

B. Conference Papers

1.Al-Hassan S. and Amoako R. (2014), “Environmental and Security Aspects of Contemporary Small Scale Mining in Ghana”, 3rd UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, UMaT, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp.146 - 151.

 2. Amoako R. and Al-Hassan S. (2015), “Improving Ore Grade Reconciliation at AngloGold Ashanti (    (Iduapriem Mine) Using Conditional Simulation”, 1st International Conference on Engineering, Science,    Technology and Entrepreneurship, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, pp. 524 – 541.

3. Frimpong, M., Ewusi, A., Amoako R., and Appianing, E. J. A. (2016), “Assessment of Groundwater       Quality in the Akyem Mine Area of Newmont Golden Ridge Ltd (NGRL)”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp.ES 55 – 63.

4.Ninepence, J. B, Appianing, E. J. A. , Kansake, B. A. , and Amoako, R. (2016), “Optimisation of Drill and   Blast Parameters Using Emperical Fragmentation Modelling”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp.MP 25 – 29.