Mr. Emmanuel M. Buaba

Academic Degrees Earned:

MSc Mining Engineering (1992)

DMT Geotechnical Engineering (1993)

PgD Mining Engineering (1986)

BSc Mining Engineering (1985)

 

Intitutions  Attended:

University of Manchester (2003 - 2010)

University of Exeter (Camborne School of Mines) (1991 - 1993)

KNUST School of Mines, Tarkwa. (1981 - 1986)

 

Academic Ranks Held:

Lecturer

Assistant Lecturer

 

Subjects Taught:

Mining Laws and Regulations

Underground Mine Development

Rock Mechanics

Mine Drainage

Percussion Drilling

Soil Mechanics

Mine Machinery

Mine Ventilation and Safety

Elements of Mining

 

Supervision of Student Project Work:

Twelve Undergraduate Projects.

 

Other Professionally Related Experience:

  1. Design and monitoring of the construction of slimes tailings dam at Ghana Bauxite Company, Awaso, Ghana.
  2. Determination of tonnage factor for mine rocks at Billiton Bogosu Gold Ltd.
  3. Testing of rock and soil properties for the design of the Abosso Goldfields open pit mine.
  4. Testing of rock and soil properties for the design of the Satellite Goldfields open pit mine.
  5. Compaction quality control monitoring at Teberebie Goldfields Ltd., Tarkwa, Ghana.
  6. Site investigation for mine structures at Teberebie Goldfields Ltd., Tarkwa, Ghana.
  7. Bauxite quality sampling at Ghana Bauxite Company, Awaso, Ghana.
  8. Leach pad construction quality monitoring at Satellite Goldfields Ltd., Ghana.
  9. Leach pad construction quality monitoring at Ghana Australian Goldfields Ltd, Tarkwa.
  10. Geotechnical assessment of materials for the rebuilding  of a collapsed slimes dam at Ghana Bauxite Company, Awaso.

 

Research Conducted:

Combination of the First Order Reliability Method (FORM) and Monte Carlo simulation in reliability-based design of rock slopes.

Conference Publications:

  1. Buaba E. M., Asabere, R. K and Agbeno, S. K. (2002), “Determination of Pillar Strength in the Apinto Room and Pillar Mine – Tarkwa, Ghana”, First International Conference of Computing in Geotechniques, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  2. Buaba, E, M, and Hicks, M. A. (2007), “3D Probabilistic Assessment of Rock Slope Stability”, Alert Geomaterials, Aussois, France.
  3. Buaba, E, M, and Hicks, M. A (2008), “Reliability Analysis of Wedge Failure in Rock Slopes”, ACME, Newcastle, UK.

 

Record of Service:

2010 - date                          Lecturer in Rock Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Underground Mine Development, Ghana Mining and Minerals Laws and Regulations.

1994 – 2003                        Lecturer in Rock and Soil Mechanics at the KNUST School of Mines, Tarkwa, Ghana. Supervised student project work and also undertook a number of geotechnical consultancy jobs with operating mines in Ghana. Supervised students’ rock and soil laboratory tests and developed spreadsheets to process rock and soil laboratory test data.

1988 – 1994             Assistant Lecturer at KNUST School of Mines, Tarkwa, Ghana.

1986 – 1988             National Service Person at the KNUST School of Mines, Tarkwa, Ghana  

Other Responsibilities:

2014 - date               Examinations Officer, School of Postgraduate Studies

2011 – 2014              Departmental Examinations Officer, Mining Engineering Department

2000 – 2003              Faculty Examinations Officer, Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology.

  • Developed a spreadsheet-based application to compute students’ cumulative weighted average marks and generate transcripts. This was adopted by the University and is still in use.

1996 – 2000              Departmental Examination Officer

Current Projects:

Upgrade of Microsoft Excel-based examinations software for the University (Undergraduate and Postgraduate versions).