Prof. Jerry Samuel Yaw Kuma

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED

  1. PhD, Civil Engineering (N'ctle, UK), 2002
  2. MSc, Geophysics with Distinction (Delft, The Netherlands), 1991
  3. PGDip, Geophysics (Delft, The Netherlands), 1990
  4. BSc(Hons), Geology & Physics (Ghana), 1985

 

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED

  1. University of Newcastle upon Tyne, (1999 - 2002)
  2. Int. Inst. for Aerospace Survey & Earth Sciences (ITC) Delft, (1989 - 1991)
  3. University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, (1981 - 1985)

 

PROFESSIONAL BODY MEMBERSHIP

  1. Fellow, African Scientific Institute, (2014 - Date)
  2. Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers, (2008 - Date)
  3. Member, International Association of Hydrogeologists, (1999 - Date)
  4. Member, Ghana Institution of Geoscientists, (1988 - Date)

 

AWARDS

  1. Africa Education Leadership Award (Mauritius) - December 2015 and 2017.

  2. Africa International Award of Merit - 2017

  3. International Business Star Quality (IBSQ) Award “most outstanding professionals in Africa for the year 2015” – July 2016.

  4. Nobles Club 100 by West Africa Nobles Forum – June 2016

  5. World Education Congress “100 most influential Vice Chancellors” – June 2016

  6. European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) Award “quality management” – June 2016.

  7. Fellowship of the Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration (FCIDA) - “outstanding performance in office” – March 2016.

  8. World Congress of Chancellors and Vice Chancellors Award – “outstanding contribution to education (Mumbai, India) - June 2014.

  9. Nobles International Award “ an eminent West African who upholds the virtues of honesty, integrity and accountability” (West Africa Nobles Forum) -  Nov 2013.

  10. Professorial Chair of Environmental Studies at UMaT, (Instituted by Ghana Chamber of Mines) – 2009.

  11. Queens Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education (Won by Univ. of Newcastle upon Tyne after submission which included my work by Prof. P. L. Younger) – 2005.

  12. Government of Ghana Scholarship – 1999.

  13. Government of Ghana Fellowship – 1994.

  14. NUFFIC Fellowship – 1989.

 

ACADEMIC RANKS HELD

  1. Professor (2011 - Date)
  2. Associate Professor (2004 - 2011)
  3. Senior Lecturer (1998 - 2004)
  4. Lecturer (1991 - 1998)
  5. Assistant Lecturer (1987 - 1991)
  6. Teaching Assistant (1985 - 1987)

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  1. Water Resources Management
  2. Applied Hydrogeology
  3. Mine Water Hydrology
  4. Geophysics

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH

  1. 24 Postgraduate Project Thesis, (MSc/MPhil)
  2. 55 Undergraduate Project Works, (BSc)

 

OTHER PROFESSIONALLY RELATED EXPERIENCE

  1. Course Director, Groundwater Exploration Training for Technicians
  2. Course Director, Interpretation of Airbourne Geophysical Surveys for Exploration Geologists

 

RESEARCH CONDUCTED

  1. The incidence of illegal small-scale mining along the Tarkwa-Dunkwa highway (2009 - 2009)
  2. Utility of the 2-D Multi-Electrode Resistivity Imaging Technique in Groundwater Exploration in the Voltaian Sedimentary Basin, Northern Ghana (2008 - 2009)
  3. Evaluating the Acid Mine Drainage Potential at Abosso Goldfields Limited (AGL) (2005 - 2007)
  4. A Numerical Index for Characterising Acid Mine Drainage (2005 - date)
  5. Assessment of a Natural Wetland for the Remediation of Acid Rock Drainage at Tarkwa (2005 - 2007)
  6. Water Resources Assessment and Management in the Tarkwa area (2004 - date)
  7. Environmental Hydrogeology of the Tarkwa gold mining district of Ghana (1999 - 2002)
  8. "Separation of gold from alluvial concentrates without the use of mercury". United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Research Programme in Science and Technology Cooperation (PSTC) grant No. DHR-5600-G-00-0080-00 and the United States Department of Agriculture Research and Scientific Exchange with the cooperation of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and technology, New Mexico, USA. (1996 - 1997)
  9. "Structural and Lithological Mapping of the Ashanti Belt of Ghana usinf Aeromagnetic and gravity Data". Government of Ghana and the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences (ITC), The Netherlands Funded Research. (1994 - 1998)
  10. A Solution to the Blind Zone Problem in Shallow Exploration Surveys (1994 - 1994)
  11. Evaluation of a Granite Deposit using Geo-electrical Surveys near Manso-Amenfi, Western Region of Ghana. (1992 - 1992)
  12. "The Genesis of Alluvial Gold and Diamonds: Implications for Small-Scale Mining". United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Research Programme in Science and Technology Cooperation (PSTC) grant No. DHR-5600-G-00-0080-00 (1991 - 1997)

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. Ewusi A., Ahenkorah I., and Kuma, J. S. Y.  (2017), “Groundwater Vulnerability Assessment of the Tarkwa Mining Area Using SINTACS Approach and GIS”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 18 – 30.

  2. Buah, W. K. and Kuma, J. S. Y. (2016), Design of a Novel Gas Fired Static Bed Pyrolysis-Gasification Reactor for the production of Activated Carbons, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, Vol. 102, pp. 353-360.

  3. Ackon-Wood, K., Kuma, J. S. Y. and Yendaw, J. A. (2016), The Geometry and Structural Analysis of the Gold Deposits of Chirano Mine, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 10 – 19.

  4. Ndur, S. A., Kuma, J. S. Y., Buah, W. K. and Galley, J. Y. (2015), “Quality of Sachet Water Produced at Tarkwa, Ghana”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 22 - 34.

  5. Buah, W. K., Kuma, J. S. Y., Williams, P. T. and Ndur, S. A. (2015), “Activated Carbon Prepared in a Novel Gas Fired Static Bed Pyrolysis-Gasification Reactor for Gold Di-Cyanide Adsorption”, Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 58 - 64.
  6. Gyamera, E. A., Kuma, J. S. and Okae-Anti, D. (2014), "Classification of Soils and Their Plasticity Index of the University of Cape Coast Research Station at Twifo Wamaso", International Journal of Soil and Crop Sciences, Vol. 2(1), , pp. 025-032
  7. Gyamera, E. A., Kuma, J. S. and Okae-Anti, D. (2014), "Hydrogeological studies on soils developed over granitic deposits", International Journal of Advance Agricultural Research, , , pp. 29-40
  8. Ewusi, A. and Kuma, J. S. Y. (2014), "Groundwater Assessment for Current and Future Water Demand in the Daka Catchment, Northern Region, Ghana", Natural Resources Research, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 355-365
  9. Kuma, J. S., Younger, P. L. and Buah, W. K. (2011), "Numerical Indices of the Severity of Acidic Mine Drainage: Broadening the Applicability of the Gray Acid Mine Drainage Index (AMDI)", Mine Water and the Environment, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 67-74
  10. Ewusi, A. and Kuma, J. S. (2011), "Calibration of Shallow Borehole Drilling Sites using the Electrical Resistivity Imaging Technique in the Granitoids of Central Region, Ghana", Natural Resources Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, pp. 57-63
  11. Kuma, J. S. and Yendaw, J. A. (2010), "The Need to Regularise Activities of Illegal Small-Scale Mining in Ghana: A focus on the Tarkwa-Dunkwa Highway", International Journal of Geosciences, 1, , pp. 113-120
  12. Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. and Avane, G. (2010), "Surface deformation monitoring in the Goldfields Ghana area", The Electronic Journal on Information Systems in Developing Countries, (EJISDC), Vol. 42, No 6, pp. 1-7
  13. Kim, Y. U., Kuma, J. S., Boamah, D. and Sakamoto, I. (2010), "Gold Deposits in the Ashanti Belt, Republic of Ghana, West Africa", The Society of Resource Geology, (Japanese edition, Shigen Chishitsu), Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 199-205
  14. Kuma, J. S., Kim, Y. U., Boamah, D. and Sakamoto, I. (2010), "Gold potential of the Ashanti Belt of Ghana", Journal of The School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 25-39
  15. Kuma, J. S., Owusu, R. O. and Gawu, S. K. Y. (2010), "Evaluating the Water Supply System in Kumasi, Ghana", European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 506-514
  16. Adugbire, S. A., Kuma, J. S., Suglo, R. S. and Nartey, R. S. (2010), "Community-Based Management of Boreholes in the Talensi-Nabdam District, Upper East Region, Ghana: Problems and Solutions", European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp.643-653
  17. Kuma, J. S. and Ewusi, A. (2009), "Water Resources Issues in Tarkwa Municipality, Southwest Ghana", Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 11, , pp. 37-46
  18. Ewusi, A., Kuma, J. S. and Voigt, H. J. (2009), "Utility of the 2-D Multi-Electrode Resistivity Imaging Technique in Groundwater Exploration in the Voltaian Sedimentary Basin, Northern Ghana", Natural Resources Research, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp. 267-275
  19. Duncan, E. E. Kuma, J. S. and Frimpong, S. (2008), "Land Use Changes within the Bogoso-Prestea Gold Concession, South West Ghana", Ghana Mining Journal, Vol. 10, , pp 1-8
  20. Frempong, V. E., Asiam, E. K. and Kuma, J. S. (2008), "Management of Acid Mine Drainage within a Wetland in the Tarkwa Area", Ghana Mining Journal,, Vol. 10, , pp 43-47
  21. Kuma, J. S. and Ashley, D. N. (2008), "Runoff Estimates into the Weija Reservoir and its Implications for Water Supply to Accra, Ghana", Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 33-40
  22. Kuma, J. S. and Asamoah D. N. (2007), "Evaluating the acid mine drainage potential at Abosso Goldfields Limited (AGL)", Ghana Mining Journal, , , pp 8-16
  23. Kuma, J. S. (2007), "Hydrogeological studies in the Tarkwa Gold Mining District, Ghana.", Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 66, , , pp 89-99
  24. Kuma, J. S. and Younger, P. L. (2004), "Water quality trends in the Tarkwa gold mining district, Ghana. ", Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment 63, , , pp 119-132
  25. Kuma, J. S. (2004), "Is groundwater in the Tarkwa gold mining district of Ghana potable?", International Journal of Geosciences-Environmental Geology 45, , , pp 391-400
  26. Kuma, J. S (2003), "Passive treatment of acid mine drainagelaboratory results from the Tarkwa area, Ghana.", Ghana Mining Journal, , , Vol. 7, pp 46-53
  27. Kuma, J. S., Younger, P. L. and Bowell, R. J. (2002), "Expanding the hydrogeological base in mining EIA studies A focus on Ghana.", Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 22, , , pp 273-286
  28. Kuma J. S and Younger, P. L. (2001), "Pedological Characteristics Related to Ground Water Occurrence in the Tarkwa Area, Ghana.", Journal of African Earth Sciences, , , Vol. 33, No. 2, pp 363-376
  29. Kuma, J. S. and Younger, P. L. (2000), "Conceptual ground water model and related environmental concerns in the Tarkwa area, Ghana.", Ghana Mining Journal, , , Vol. 6, pp 42-52
  30. Kuma, J. S., Al-Hassan, S., Stainforth, B. and Thompson, F. A. (1999), "The range of variation in magnetic susceptibility of the rock units at Biliton Bogosu Gold Limited concession, Western Region, Ghana.", Ghana Mining Journal, , , Vol.5. pp 11-17
  31. Barritt, S. D. and Kuma, J. S. (1998), "Constrained gravity models and structural evolution of the Ashanti Belt, SW, Ghana.", Journal of African Earth Sciences., , , Vol. 26, No. 4, pp 539-550
  32. Appiah, H., Norman , D. I. and Kuma, J. S. (1996), "The diamond deposits of Ghana.", African Geoscience Review, , , Vol. 3, No. 2, pp 261-272.
  33. Kuma, J. S., Appiah, H., Yamoah, K. and Nartey, R. S. (1996), "Geo-electrical surveys to evaluate a granite deposit near Manso-Amenfi in the Western Region of Ghana.", Ghana Mining Journal, , , Vol. 2 No. 2, pp 22-28.
  34. Kuma, J. S. and Suorineni, T. F. (1996), "A suggested solution to the blind zone problem in shallow exploration surveys. ", Engineering Geology : An International Journal, , , 43, pp 57-64.

 

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. E. A. Gyamera, A. Arko-Adjei, E. E. Duncan, and J. S. Y. Kuma. (2017), Modelling participatory geographic information system for customary land conflict resolution, ISPRS Ann. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., IV-4/W4, pp. 249-254, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-W4-249-2017

  2. Gyamera, E. A., Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. Y. and Arko-Adjei, A. (2016), Land conflicts in Ghana; causes, effects and resolution. Proceedings of 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, August 3-6, 2016.

  3. Gyamera, E. A., Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. Y. and Arko-Adjei, A. (2016), Land acquisition in Ghana; dealing with the challenges and the way forward. Proceedings of 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, August 3-6, 2016.

  4. Buah, W. K. and Kuma, J. S. Y. (2016), “Making a Business Case for Commercial Production of Activated Carbons in Ghana”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, August 3 – 6, 7 pp.

  5. Buah, W. K. and Kuma, J. S. Y. (2016), “Making a Business Case for Commercial Production of Activated Carbons in Ghana”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp.MR 74-80.

  6. Gyamera, E. A., Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. Y. and Arko-Adjei, A. (2016). From legal cadaster to multipurpose cadaster, a new hope for a sustainable socio-economic development in Africa”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. GG 29-35.

  7. Gyamera, E. A., Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. Y. and Arko-Adjei, A. (2016). “Land acquisition in Ghana; dealing with the challenges and the way forward”, Proceedings of 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. GG 59-67.

  8. Gyamera, E. A., Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. Y. and Arko-Adjei, A. (2016). “Land conflicts in Ghana, causes, effects and resolution”, 4th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, pp. GG 96-108.

  9. Sackey, M. A., Anornu, G. K., Kuma, J. S. Y. and Kortatsi, B. K (2013), "Cyanide Decay and Metal Speciation in Decant Ponds of Carbon-in-Leach Tailings Storage Facilities-A Case Study at GoldFields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mine (GFGL)", Reliable Mine Water Technology, IMWA, Golden Colorado, USA, pp 457-462

  10. Sackey, M. A., Anornu, G. K., Kuma, J. S. Y., Kortatsi, B. K. and Yeboah, K. A (2013), "Attenuation Potential of Clay Liner Carbon-in-leach tailings storage facilities-A Case Study at GoldFields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mine (GFGL)", Reliable Mine Water Technology, IMWA, Golden Colorado, USA, pp 451-456

  11. Buah, W. K. and Kuma, J. S. (2010), "Properties of Activated Carbon Prepared from Coconut Shells in Ghana", Proceedings of the First Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, "Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology", Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th-7th August, pp. 281-292.
  12. Ewusi, A. and Kuma, J. S. (2010), "Combining the Multielectrode Electrical Resistivity Imaging (MERI) and Electromagnetic (EM) Techniques for borehole siting in the Voltaian Sedimentary Basin", Proceedings of the First Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, "Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology", Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th-7th August, pp. 455-467
  13. Gawu, S. K. Y., Amissah, E. E. and Kuma, J. S. (2010), "The Proposed Alumina Industry and How to Mitigate Against the Red Mud Footprint in Ghana", Proceedings of the First Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining & Mineral Processing, "Expanding the Frontiers of Mining Technology", Tarkwa, Ghana, 4th-7th August, pp. 641-663
  14. Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. Frimpong, S. (2008), "Surface Mining and Land Use Changes: An Example from Bogosu-Prestea Area, South West Ghana", 7th International Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE) at Accra International Conference Center, 27th-31st October 2008
  15. Asamoah, V. E., Asiam, E. K., Kuma, J. S. (2007), "Assessment of a natural wetland for the remediation of acid mine drainage at Tarkwa, Ghana", First International Conference on Environmental Research Technology and Policy (ERTEP), Accra, 16th-19th July 2007
  16. Kuma, J. S. and Tetteh, G. M. (2004), "Hydrochemical evaluation of surface waters in the Tarkwa gold mining district, Ghana", 90th Anniversary International Conference of the Geological Survey of Ghana, Accra, 24-27 February, 2004
  17. Kuma, J. S., Younger, P. L. and Bowell, R. J. (2002), "Hydrogeological Framework for Assessing the Possible Environmental Impacts of Large-Scale Gold Mines", Conference jointly organised by Hydrogeological Group of the Geological Society of London and the Applied Mineralogy Group of the Mineralogical Society, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, 15th February 2001
  18. Appiah, H., Norman, D. I., Kuma, J. S., Dankwa, J. B. K., Nartey, R. S. (1992), "Source of diamonds in the Bonsa field. Poster presentation, Abstract In the Proceedings of the 9th International Geological Conference of the Geological Society of Africa.", Regional Trends in African Geology", (Accra, Ghana). , 2nd to 7th November, 1992, Edited by J. W. Peters,
  19. Kuma, J. S. and Barritt, S. D. (1992), "Integration of Geophysical and Geochemical data to Locate Granite Related Sn-W-As-Au Deposits in the El-Moto Prospect, Spain.", African Magnetic Mapping Project (AMMP) in Arusha, Tanzania, 6th-10th April, 1992

 

BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS/ REVIEWS

  1. Gyamera, E. A., Duncan, E. E., Kuma, J. S. Y. (2017), ‘‘Modelling PGIS for multipurpose cadastre in Ghana”, In: Cadastre Geo-Information Innovations in Land Administration, Yamralioglu, E. and McLauglin, J. (Eds), Springer Int. Pub. and Capital Publishing Company, pp 169-179.
  2. Kuma, J. S., Younger, P. L. and Bowell, R. J. (2002), "Hydrogeological Framework for Assessing the Possible Environmental Impacts of Large-Scale Gold Mines", Younger PL, Robins NS (Eds), Mine Water Hydrogeology and Geochemistry, The Geological Society Special Publication 198, pp121-136

 

EXHIBITIONS

  1.  "Separation of gold from alluvial concentrates without the use of mercury". A 22-minute documentary film made in Ghana with the cooperation of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico, USA. and funded by US Agency for International Development (USAID) and US Dept. of Agriculture /Research and Scientific Exchange. The documentary has been Translated into Spanish for use on the South American continent. The documentary was aired on GTV on 1st May 1997 at 11am. Appiah, H., Norman, D. I., Kuma, J. S., Dankwa, J. B. K., Nartey, R. S., (1997).

 

RECORD OF SERVICE

  1. Vice Chancellor (Oct 2012 - date)
  2. Pro Vice Chancellor (Jan 2011 – Oct 2012)
  3. Dean, Faculty of Mineral Resources Technology, UMaT (Aug 2007 – Dec 2010)
  4. Head of Geological Engineering Department, UMaT (Aug 2003 – Jul 2007)
  5. Member, UMaT Council (2009 – date)
  6. Member, Executive Committee (2007 – date)
  7. Member, Academic Board (2003 – date)
  8. Member, Scholarships Committee (2007 to date)
  9. Member, Univ. Appointments and Promotions Committee (2011 – date)
  10. Consultant, AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Limited (2005 – date)
  11. Consultant, Ghana Manganese Company Limited (2014 - date)
  12. Consultant, Perseus Mining Ghana Limited (PMGL) (2011 - date)
  13. Consultant, Newmont Gold Ghana Limited (2012 – 2013)
  14. Consultant, SGS Environment (2007 – 2011)
  15. Consultant, Tagit Consult (2008 – 2010)
  16. Consultant, Sun Gold Resources (2005 – 2008)

 

OTHER ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

  1. Editor, Ghana Mining Journal (GMJ)
  2. Reviewer, Journal of African Earth Sciences
  3. Reviewer, Journal of the University of Science and Technology, (JUST)
  4. Reviewer, Ghana Mining Journal (GMJ)