Assoc. Prof. Victor Amoako Temeng


  1. PhD. in Mining Engineering, 1997
  2. Msc. in mining Engineering, 1989
  3. Bsc. in Mining Engineering, 1985
  4. PgD. in Mining Engineering, 1986.



  1. Michigan Technological University, USA, 1994 - 1997
  2. University of Zambia, 1987 – 1989
  3. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana 1981 - 1986



  1. Member, GhIE (Ghana Institution of Engineers), Mar., 2008 to date
  2. Student Member, SME (American Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc.) 1994 – 1998



  1. Member, Honour Society of Phi Kappa Phi by election of the Chapter at Michigan Technological University, 1997
  2. Ghana Government Scholarship, 1994
  3. ANSTI-UNESCO Scholarship, 1987
  4. Ghana Government Scholarship, 1981



  1. Associate Professor, 2009 to date
  2. Senior Lecturer, 1999 - 2009
  3. Lecturer, 1992 – 1999
  4. Teaching Assistant, 1990 - 1992



  1. Operations Research
  2. Materials Handling
  3. Surface Mining Systems
  4. Mine Machinery



  1. 21 Postgraduate Thesis (MSc/MPhil)
  2. 100 Undergraduate Project Works (BSc)



Mining/Milling Supervisor, Ghana Consolidated Diamonds Ltd., Akwatia, 1989 - 1990



  1. Analysis of Blast Fragmentation Models 2014 to date
  2. Mine Planning and Design; Computer –Aided Cut-off Grade Optimisation, Assessment of Blasting Impact on Electricity Substation Infrastructure. 2014 – 2015
  3. Application of Air Decks in Blasting Operations, 2012 - 2013
  4. Management of Dump Truck Down Times, 2011
  5. Comparison Stochastic and Deterministic Simulation of Excavator-Truck Systems, 2009 - 2010
  6. Socio-economic Aspects of Mining, 2007-2008
  7. Explosive Inventory Management, 2006-2007
  8. Analysis, Design and Selection of Belt Conveyor Systems, 2005-2006
  9. Comparison of Semi-automated Truck Dispatching Procedures, 2004
  10. Predicting Equipment Requirements, 2002
  11. Simulation and Animation of a Mine Hoisting System, 2001
  12. Transportation Model for Truck Dispatching, 1999
  13. Modelling, Developing and Simulation Efficient Automated Truck Dispatching Systems, 1994 to 1997
  14. Assessing the Effectiveness of a Shovel - Truck System, 1990



  1. Afum, B O and Temeng, V A (2014), “Reducing drill and blast cost through blast optimisation – A case study”, Ghana Mining Journal, pp.
  2. Kaba F. A., Temeng V. A. and Eshun P.A.(2015), “Application of Discrete Event Simulation in Mine Production Forecast”, Ghana Mining Journal, vol. 15 pp. 1-10.
  3. Eshun P. A. and Temeng V. A., (2011), “Analysis of Delays in Hard Rock Lateral Mine Development - A Case Study”, Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, Vol. 3 (36) pp754-760.
  4. Asiedu-Asante S. K. and Temeng V. A., (2010), “ICT Development at University of Mines and Technology (UMaT)”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol 12, pp58-62.       
  5. Temeng V. A., P. A. Eshun and P. R. K. Essey (2009), “Application of Inventory Management Principles to Explosive Products Manufacturing and Supply - A Case Study”, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, Issue 38 pp198-109. 
  6. Temeng V. A. and Abew J. K. (2009), “A Review of Alternative Livelihood Projects in Some Mining Communities in Ghana”, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.35 No.2, pp.217-228.
  7. Temeng V. A. and Eshun P. A. (2008), “Analysis of Truck Down Times Using Log Dispersion Plot”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 10, pp. 14-18.
  8. Temeng V. A. and Brantuo S. D. A. (2007), “The Design and Selection of a Belt Conveyor System for Increased Capacity”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 17-24.    
  9. Temeng V. A. and Eshun P. A. (2005)“Assessment of Semi-Automated Truck Dispatching Procedures Using SIMAN Simulation” Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 8, pp. 31-38.
  10. Kwame Awuah_Offei, Temeng V. A. and Al-Hassan S. (2003) “Predicting Equipment Requirements Using SIMAN Simulation – A Case Study”, Trans. Inst. Min. Metall. A, Vol. 112, pp. A180-A184.
  11. Temeng V. A., Otuonye F. O. and Frendewey J. O. (1998), "A Nonpreemptive Goal Programming Approach to Truck Dispatching in Open Pit Mines", Mineral Resources Engineering, Vol. 7, No.2, Imperial College Press, London, UK, pp. 59-67.
  12. Temeng V. A., Otuonye F. O. and Frendewey. J. O., Jr. (1997), "Real-Time Truck Dispatching Using a Transportation Algorithm", International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment 11, A. A. Balkerma, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 203- 207.



  1. Kansake, B. A., Temeng V. A. and Afum B. O. (2016) “Comparative Analysis of Rock Fragmentation Models”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp.
  2. Buaba, J. A., Temeng V. A. and Bansah K. J. (2016) “Reclamation of Non-Acid Generating and Potential Acid Generating Waste Rock Dumps”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp.
  1. Kaba F. A.,Temeng V. A.and Eshun P. A. (2014), “Prediction of Mining Production using Arena Simulation”, 3rd UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp169-177.
  2. 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.
  3. Temeng, V. A. and Suma, D. (2012), “Comparison of Stochastic and Deterministic Simulation of Open Pit Shovel Truck System – A Case Study”, Proceeding of 2nd UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, Tarkwa, Ghana, 1st – 4th Aug., 2012, pp. 473 – 479.
  4. Temeng V. A. and Kukula J. K. (2010) “Managing Delays in Open Pit Shovel -Truck Systems - A Case Study”, Proceedings of the first biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, “Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology”, Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th – 7th August, 2010,.pp.110-121.
  5. Temeng V. A., Opafunso Z. O. and Adjei G. (2009), “The Impact of Social Corporate Responsibility in the Ghana Mining Industries with Reference to AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Obuasi, Ashanti Region of Ghana”, Proceedings of 3rd Convention of Cuban Earth Sciences, Edited by National Centre for Geologic Information, National Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Havana, Cuba, 16th – 20th March, pp. 1-16.
  6. Opafunso Z. O. and Temeng V. A. (2008), “Socio-Economic Effect of Oil Spillage in the Oil Producing Area of Ondo State, Nigeria”, Proceedings of the 2008 Biennial Conference, Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers (SLIE), Freetown, Sierra Leon, June 18 – 21, pp. 1-11.  
  7. Temeng V. A. and Oduro A. K. (2002), “Analysis of a Mine Hoisting System Using Arena Simulation and Animation Techniques”, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection, Kebo, Farana, Smutnyand Strakos (eds), VSB – Technical University of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic, September 9-11, pp. 509-514.
  8. Temeng V. A. (1999), "Simulation of an Open Pit Dispatching System Using SIMAN V", Proceedings of 28th International Symposium on Computer Applications in the Mineral Industries (APCOM '99), Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA, October 20-22, pp. 455-462.
  9. Temeng V. A. (1999), “Computerised Truck Dispatching for the Surface Mining Industry of Ghana”, Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Mine Planning and Equipment Selection & The International Symposium on Mine Environmental and Economical Issues, Singhal R. K. & Pivnyak G. G. (eds), National Mining University of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, 15-18 June, pp. 525-533.
  10. Debrah C. K. and Temeng V. A. (1991), “An Analytical Approach for Assessing the Effectiveness of Truck-Shovel System”, Proceedings of the Second Australian Conference on Computer Applications in the Mineral Industry, E. Y. Baafi (ed), University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia, 10-12 July, pp. 301-309.
  11. Czaplicki J. M. and Temeng V. A. (1989), “Reliability Investigation of a Shovel-Truck System at Nchanga Open-Pit Mine”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Off-Highway Haulage in Surface Mines, Golosinski and Srajer (eds), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 14-18 May, pp. 105-110.



  1. Dean, Planning and Quality Assurance, UMaT, Aug. 2016 to date
  2. Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, UMaT, Aug. 2012 to July 2016
  3. Ag. Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UMaT, Dec. 22, 2011 – May 1, 2012
  4. Ag. Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies, UMaT, Aug. 2006 to July 2008
  5. Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UMaT, Sept. 2010 – Jul. 2012
  6. Head, Computer Science and Engineering Department, UMaT, Aug. 2009 to Jul. 2012
  7. Chairman, Admissions Committee, UMaT, Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2011
  8. Head, Computer Section, UMaT, Sept. 2008 to Aug. 2009
  9. Member, University Council, UMaT, 2013 to date.
  10. Member, University Council Committee for the Re-appointment of Vice Chancellor, December 2015 to February 2016
  11. Member, University Council Search Committee for the Appointment of a Registrar, October 2015 to February 2016
  12. Member, University Council Search Committee for the Appointment of Finance Officer May to November 2014.
  13. Member University Council Strategic Planning Committee, UMaT, March 2015 to date.
  14. Member University Strategic Plan (2015 – 2024) Preparation Committee, 2013 – 2014.
  15. Member Academic Board, UMaT, 2002 to 2008 and 2009 to date
  16. Member, Committee on Criteria for Appointments and Promotions of Senior Members (Non-academic), UMaT, Tarkwa. Jan. to May 2010
  17. Member/Secretary, Committee on Criteria for Appointments and Promotions of Academic Senior Members, UMaT, Tarkwa. May 2007
  18. Freelance Consultant on Mining for ADE, Belgium: Evaluation of the European Union Commission’s Ghana Country Strategy, Oct. 2004
  19. Co-presenter: Short Course on Plant Design and Control for Gold Fields Ghana Ltd Staff, Jan. 2010
  20. Lecturer, Course on Materials Handling, Programme for Non – Mining Engineering Personnel from Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd., Jun - Jul. 2014
  21. Lecturer, Certificate Programme in Mining Engineering for Personnel from Ghana Chamber of Mines Member Companies, Jul. 2012 to date



  1. Reviewer: SAGE Open
  2. Reviewer, Resources Policy
  3. Reviewer, Ghana Mining Journal