Dr Christian Kwaku Amuzuvi

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED
  • PhD, Electrical and Electronic Engineering - University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2011
  • MSc in Electromechanical Engineering, 1996
  • BSc in Electromechanical Engineering, 1995
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED
  • PhD, The University of Nottingham, Photonic and Radio Frequency Engineering Group (PRFEG), Electrical Systems and Optics Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, United Kingdom, (2006 - 2011)
  • MSc, BSc, National Technical University (NTU) "Kharkov Polytechnic Institute" "KhPI" , Kharkov, Ukraine, (1990 - 1996)
PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP
  • Graduate Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers, (GMGhIE), (0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00)
  • Member, Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), (0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00)
  • Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), (0000-00-00 - 0000-00-00)
AWARDS
  • TracEEE Way Certificate-Interactive Video for Foundation Year Students at the University of Nottingham, 2010
  • GetFund Government Scholarship to pursue a PhD programme at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, 2006
  • Certificate of Honour for being a Founding Senior Member of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, 2006
  • Certificate of Honour for being a Founding Council Member (Non Professorial) of the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa, 2006
  • Ghana/Soviet Union Scholarship, 1990
ACADEMIC RANKS HELD
  • Lecturer (2000 - date)
SUBJECTS TAUGHT
  • 1. Applied Electricity
  • 2. Electronic Principles (Electronics I)
  • 3. Digital Electronics (Electronics II)
  • 4. Control Systems
  • 5. Direct Current Machines
  • 6. Instruments and Measurements
  • 7. Haulage Machinery
  • 8. Broadcasting Technology, MSc Module
  • 9. Circuit Theory
  • 10. Applied Electronics
  • 11. Industrial Electronics II
  • 12. Mine Regulations (Electrical)
  • 13. Electrical Engineering Drawing I
  • 14. Principles of Electricity II
  • 15. Workshop Technology
  • 16. Electrical Technology II
  • 17. Microwave Engineering and Optical Communication Systems, MSc Module
  • 18. Electrical Principles II
  • 19. Electronics
SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH
  • 50 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)
  • 20 Project Works, (HND)
OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE
  • (i) Practical Training and Academic Experience I have had over the years, professional and academic experience through practical training with, and visits to, electrical, mining and allied companies worldwide including the following: 1. Technological Practice 1996, Kharkov, Ukraine 2. Special Technological Practice 1996, Kharkov, Ukraine 3. Pre-diploma Practice 1996, Kharkov, Ukraine 4. Anglogold at Obuasi 2001 5. VRA at Akosombo, Akosombo Dam 2003 6. Aboadze Thermal Power Plant 2003 7. Ghacem at Tema 2003 8. Kablemetal Company at Tema 2003 9. Tema Oil Refinery 2003 10. Valco at Tema 2003 (ii) 2007-2008: Postgraduate Representative for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, University of Nottingham. (iii) 2007-2009: Laboratory Demonstrator, The University of Nottingham. (iv) 2005 to 2006: A Member of National Accreditation Board, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Division that undertakes accreditation. (v) 2005 to 2006: External Assessor/Examiner for the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department for the Takoradi Polytechnic. (vi) July 2003 to September 2006: University Electrical Consultant. (vii) 1999-2001: Part-time lecturer at Takoradi Polytechnic (delivered lectures in Digital Electronics, Computer Applications, Control Systems I, Control Systems II, and Control Systems III and supervised/examined Project Works of students). (viii) 1999-2001: Part-time lecturer at Cape Coast Polytechnic (delivered lectures in Control Systems I, Control Systems II, and Control Systems III and supervised/examined Project Works of students. (ix) Previous Employment 1999-2000: Regional Electrical Engineer for the Public Works Department in Cape Coast, Ghana. I worked as a Member of a Consultancy Team responsible for the supervision of Public Projects undertaken by the District and Municipal Assemblies in the Central Region. 1998-1999: I worked as a Sales Engineer for the Electronic Supplies and Engineering Services Ltd, Accra-North, Ghana. It is a private concern which is the Authorized Distributor in Ghana of MAPLIN ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS.
RESEARCH CONDUCTED
  • I have carried out a number of research activities as a Lecturer and the major ones are presented in this sub-section. My real research activities commenced when I began my PhD programme at the University of Nottingham in the UK. I had the privilege of working in two different sensitive laboratories within the Photonic and Radio Frequency Engineering Group (PRFEG) namely: Optical Measurement and Evaluation Studies (OMES) and the Clean Room (Yellow Room). 2006: OMES Laboratory Activities The work in the OMES Laboratory uses numerous Class IV diode lasers. I did measurements in the OMES Laboratory for our industrial partners before they are returned to them. The laboratory is capable of performing the following measurements: Photoluminescence Microscopy (PLM), Electroluminescence Microscopy (ELM), Near-Field Patterns (NFP) and Electroluminescence Spectra (ELS). In the OMES Laboratory, there are a number of design features and administrative controls that are in place in order to reduce the possibility of exposure to stray radiation. Eye protection is available for protection against all wavelengths of laser radiation used in the OMES Laboratory. The selection of appropriate eye protection forms part of a training for using the OMES Laboratory. Registered laser users are responsible for reporting missing or damaged eye protection to their supervisor. Experiments using Class IV diode lasers under bias can only be performed within the beam enclosure running from the micro-positioner stage to a charged-coupled device camera. The diodes must be securely mounted. This enclosure contains an interlock system that is connected to the high-current power supply. Micro-switches are fitted to all of the access panels in this enclosure. An emergency stop button to the high-current power supply is also provided. I did use this lab to perform all the measurements already mentioned in the first paragraph above: PLM, ELM, NFP and ELS. 2006: Clean Room (CR) Laboratory Activities I did part of my research in the CR which demanded that the protocol regarding the use of the laboratory was studied and adhered to at all time. Some of the chemicals which are hazardous and used in the CR include AZ photoresists (flammable liquids) which are kept away from oxidants, sparks and open flames and acids and others. Some of the sensitive equipment used in this laboratory includes the Mask Aligner, Rapid Thermal Annealer, Tube Furnace and Reactive Ion Etcher. The research I did in this laboratory culminated in the fabrication of a Schottky diode. 2004 to date: Inefficient use of power generally leads to increase power consumption with its attendant increase in bills paid. With other colleagues in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of UMaT, studies were conducted into the effective power management in homes and premises in Ghana. (2004 - 2011)
  • Fabrications of Semiconductor Lasers (2000 - date)
  • Characterisation and By-emitter degradation analysis of High Power Semiconductor Lasers (2000 - date)
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
  • 1. Amuzuvi C. K. and Attachie J. C. (2014), "Investigating a Hypothetical Semiconductor Laser Bar Using a Laser Diode Simulation/Emulation Tool Using Random Levels of Defects", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7, (6), 959-962
  • 2. Amuzuvi C. K., Attachie J. C. (2013), "The Effect of Facet Heating and the Evolution with Aging", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6, 6(03), 361-365
  • 3. Amuzuvi C. K., Attachie J. C. (2013), "Effective Power Management in Homes and Premises in Ghana", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6, 6(03), 354-360
  • 4. Attachie J. C., Amuzuvi C. K. (2013), "Renewable Energy Technologies in Ghana: Opportunities and Threats", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6, 6(05), 776-782
  • 5. Amuzuvi C. K., Attachie J. C. (2012), "Describing a Laser Diode Emulation Tool Using Single Emitter Simulation Results", Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 5, 4, 1358-1361
  • 6. S. Bull, J. J. Lim, C. K. Amuzuvi, J. W. Tomm, J. Nagle, B. Sumpf, G. Erbert, N. Michel, M. Krakowski, and E. C. Larkins (2012), "Emulation of the operation and degradation of high-power laser bars using simulation tools", Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 27, 9, p. 094012
  • 7. C.K. Amuzuvi, S. Bull, J.W. Tomm, J. Nagle, E.C. Larkins, B. Sumpf, G. Erbert, N. Michel, and M. Krakowski (2011), "The impact of temperature and packaging-induced strain on current competition and emitter power in laser bars", Applied Physics Letter, 98, 241108, 241108
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
  • 1. S. Bull, C.K. Amuzuvi, J.W. Tomm, B. Sumpf, G. Erbert and E.C. Larkins (2011), "High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference", High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference, Coventry (UK) 2011. HPD 2011, HPD 2011
  • 2. C. K. Amuzuvi, S. Bull, J. J. Lim, S. Sujecki, and E. C. Larkins (2009), "High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference", High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference, Coventry (UK), HPD 2009, 2009, pp. 1-2
  • 3. S. Bull, C. K. Amuzuvi, J.W. Tomm, R. Xia, J.J. Lim, S. Sujecki, and E.C. Larkins (2008), "High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference", High Power Diode Lasers and Systems Conference, Coventry, HPD 2008
BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS/ REVIEWS
  • Dr. Christian Kwaku Amuzuvi (2013), "Emulation and By-Emitter Degradation Analysis of High Power Lasers", LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN 978-3-659-37035-9, 272
RECORD OF SERVICE
  • President of UTAG, Tarkwa Campus (2013 - date)
  • Panel Member, Electrical and Electronic Division, National Accreditation Board, Accra (2005 - 2006)
  • External Assessor/Examiner, Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, Takoradi Polytechnic (2005 - 2006)
  • Head of Department, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UMaT (2005 - 2006)
  • Rep. of University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) on UMaT Tender Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Elected Non-Professorial Member of the University Council, (UMaT) (2004 - 2006)
  • President of UTAG, Tarkwa Campus (2004 - 2006)
  • University Examinations Coordinator, (UMaT) (2003 - 2005)
  • Faculty Examinations Officer, Faculty of Engineering (FOE), UMaT (2003 - 2005)
  • Secretary of UTAG, Western University College of KNUST (2001 - 2004)
  • Departmental Examinations Officer, Western University College of KNUST, (Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department) (2001 - 2003)
OTHER ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Part-time Lecturer, Takoradi Polytechnic, Takoradi-Western Region
  • Part-time Lecturer, Cape Coast Polytechnic, Cape Coast-Central Region
  • Regional Electrical Engineer, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, Cape Coast
  • Sales Engineer, Electronic Supplies & Engineering Services Ltd, Accra-North, Authorized Distributors in Ghana of MAPLIN ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS