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Prof. Anthony Simons

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Position

Pro-Vice Chancellor

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Research Interest

Alternative Fuels and Intrenal Combustion Engines, Solar Technology, Heat Transfer




A. Simons is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering with wide research experiences in the design of machine elements, non-destructive testing, structural analysis, heat transfer, factory technical audit, maintenance engineering and accident vehicle assessment. He is an Academic who has supervised over 14 graduate and 102 undergraduate students; authored over 35 academic publications in journals, conference proceedings and a number of technical reports. He is a strong researcher with a patent on Conical Brake for Belt Conveyor (RF 2167093) with three papers resulting from this research. He is a visionary leader and manager with experience as Pro Vice Chancellor, Dean of Faculty, Vice Dean of a Faculty, Head of Department and Chairman or member of several major statutory and non-statutory committees, and has been a strong team player with proven ability to network with people in several universities.

2001
PhD Mechanical Engineering (Mining Transport Machinary
St. Petersburg State Mining Institute (currently St. Petersburg Mining University), Russia
1994
MSc Mechanical Engineering (Earth Moving Machinery and Equipment
Mogilev Mechanical Engineering Institute, Mogilev, Belarus
2014--2014
Trinity Institute of NDT Technology, Bangalore, India
1998--2001
St. Petersburg State Mining Institute (currently St. Petersburg Mining University), Russia
1989--1994
Mogilev Mechanical Engineering Institute, Mogilev, Belarus
1988--1989
Moscow Automobile and Road Institute, Moscow, Russia
1984--1986
Ghana Secondary Technical School, Takoradi, Ghana
1978--1986
St. Johns School, Secondi, Ghana
2020--Date
Member, International Association of Engineers Professional
2020--Date
Member, National Society of Black Engineers
2008--Date
Engineer, Ghana Institute of Engineering American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1998
Ghana Government and Government of Russia Federation (Scholarship to pursue PhD)
1988
Ghana Government and the Soviet Union (Scholarship to pursue MSc)
2020--Date
Professor
2015--Date
Associate Professor
2008--2015
Senior Lecturer
1994--2008
Lecturer
  1. Buabeng, A., Simons, A., Frempong, N. K. and Ziggah, Y. Y. (2021), "A Novel Hybrid Predictive Maintenance Model based on Clustering, SMOTE and Multi-Layer Perceptron Neural Network Optimised with Grey Wolf Algorithm", SN Applied Sciences, Vol. 3, No. 593, pp. 1-24.

  2. Eddah, K., Dahunsi, O. A., Simons, A. and Nunoo, S. (2020), "Performance Analysis of a 4-DOF Integrated Seat, Cabin and Wheel Suspension System", Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-11.

  3. Simons, A., Wireko, R. and Addy, C. (2020), "Optimisation of Grease Dispensation for Heavy-duty Mining Excavators", European Journal of Engineering Research and Science, Vol. 5, No. 9, pp. 1102-1109.

  4. Simons, A., Otoo, H., Francis, K. and Addy, C. (2020), "Design and Optimisation of a Microgrid for Improved Efficiency of the Volta River Authority (Navrongo) Solar Power Plant", American Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 44-52.

  5. Simons, A., Otoo, H., Nunoo, S., Ababio, E. and Addy, C. (2020), "Effects of Rotating Shaft Misalignment on Bearing Life and Lubricant Failure", American Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 48-53.

  6. Simons, A., Quartey, G. and Frimpong Asante, N. (2020), "Conceptual Design and Finite Element Fatigue Life Analysis of a Poppet Valve Spring Compressor", Journal of Engineering, , pp. 1-7.

  7. Simons, A., Avegnon, K. L. and Addy, C. (2019), "Design and Development of a Delta 3D Printer Using Salvaged E-Waste Materials", Journal of Engineering, , pp. 1-9.

  8. Simons, A. and Addy, C. (2019), "Structure Integrity Assessment of a Cocoa Liquor Plant in Ghana", Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-6.

  9. Simons, A., Amankwah, D., Avegnon, K. L. M. and Adaze, E. (2018), "Finite Element Analysis of Electrically Powered Cable Stripper", Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-8.

  10. Agyarko, K., Appiah, S. T. and Simons, A. (2018), "Application of Generalized Estimating Equations to Non-Life Insurance Claims Reserve in Ghana - A Case Study", International Journal of Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 1, pp. 72-80.

  11. Simons, A., Brew, L., Buabeng, A. and Nador, H. (2018), "Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Emission in Ghana”, Ghana Journal of Technology", Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp.1-6.

  12. Simons, A., Pouliwe, W. and Quartey, G. (2017), "Design and Finite Element Analysis of a Manually Operated Lawn Mower", Ghana Journal of Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 1-6.

  13. Bosson-Amedenu, S., Prah, K. A., Adams, F. H., Appiah, S. T. and Simons, A. (2016), "Modelling of Malaria Risk Factors in the Mpohor District of Ghana Using Logistic Regression", Mathematical Theory and Modelling, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. 56-66.

  14. Simons, A., Osei Nyantekyi, A. and Olisama A. D. (2015), "Design of a Handheld Multipurpose Telescopic Device for High Altitude Jobs in Rural Areas in West Africa Sub Region", International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Vol. 6, No. 8, pp. 1570-1576.

  15. Simons, A. and Ofori-Ntow, E. Jnr. (2015), "Modification in the Design of a Service Truck used in the Mining Sites", International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Vol. 6, No. 8, pp. 1564-1569.

  16. Simons, A. and Gbadam, E. K. (2015), "Challenges Facing Assessment of Accident Vehicles in Ghana", International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, Vol. 6, No. 8, pp. 1586-1591.

  17. Simons, A. and Adunyah, I. (2014), "Effectiveness of Seatbelt Law in Ghana; A Case study on its Implementation Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality", International Journal of Science Research and Innovative Technology, Vol. 1, No. 5, pp. 103-109.

  18. Simons, A. and Otoo, H. (2014), "Minimisation of Heat Transfer losses at the Shell Bitumen Plant, Takoradi, Ghana", International Journal of Science Research and Innovative Technology, Vol. 1 No. 5, pp. 93-102.

  19. Simons, A., Owusu, I. and Adaze, E. (2013), "Modification of the Gratis Firewood Dryer for Agricultural Produce", Journal of the Ghana Institute of Engineers, Vol. 10. ,

  20. Simons, A. and Gbadam, E. K. (2012), "Modification in the Varnish Plant at Crocodile Matchet Limited, Tema, Ghana", IERI Procedia, Vol. 2012 , pp. 25-31.

  21. Aggrey, G. K., Simons, A., Essilfie, J. E. and Attachie, J. (2011), "Distortion Analysis of the Sub-Band Codes", Journal of Ghana Institute of Engineers, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 33-38.

  22. Gbadam, E. K., Simons, A. and Asiam, E. K. (2009), "The Determination of Some Design Parameters for Palm Nut Crackers", European Journal of Technology and Advance Engineering Research (EJTAER), Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 315-327.

  23. Adzimah, S. K. and Simons, A. (2009), "Design of Garbage Sorting Machine", American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 428-437.

  24. Gyansah, L. and Simons, A. (2009), "Investigation into the Fatigue Performance of 1045 Steel: Paper 1", European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 315-327.

  25. Simons, A. and Nunoo, S. (2009), "Liquefied Petroleum Gas as an Alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana", Petroleum Science and Technology, Vol. 27 , pp. 2223-2233.

  26. Simons, A. and Tarasov, U. D. (2001), "Improvement on the Reliability of Exploitation of Heavy-Duty Inclined Belt Conveyor", Problem Machinovedenya e Machinostruenya, 24th Edition, St. Petersburg, pp. 65-74.

  27. Tarasov, U. D. and Simons, A. (2001), "New Design of Braking System for Heavy Duty Inclined Belt Conveyor", GornyiMachini e avtomatika, No. 12, pp. 25-26.

  28. Tarasov, U. D. and Simons, A. (1999), "Investigation and Selection of Parameters of Braking Systems for Heavy Duty Inclined Belt Conveyors", Gornya Mechanica, No. 3-4, pp. 31-33.

  1. Eddah, K., Dahunsi, O. A., Simons, A. and Nunoo, S. (2020), "Vibration Analysis of a 4- DOF Linear Quarter Truck Model", Proceedings of the 6th Biennial UMaT International Mining and Mineral Conference, August 4-5, 2020, Tarkwa, Ghana, pp. 1¬11.
  2. Simons, A., Amankwah, D. K., Avegnon, K. L. M. and Adaze, E. (2018), "Design of Electrically Powered Cable Stripper for Nexans Kabel Metal (Gh) Limited", Proceedings of the 5th Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Conference, August 1-4, 2018, Tarkwa, Ghana.
  3. Simons, A., Ehurone, M. and Avegnon, K. L. M. (2018), "Design of an Alignment Device for Undercarriage Track Link of Earthmoving Machines at Mantrac Worksop (Kumasi)", Proceedings of the 5th Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Conference, , August 1-4, 2018, Tarkwa, Ghana.
  4. Simons, A., Quartey G. and Buabeng, A. (2018), "Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Ghana's Industrial Development", Proceedings of the 5th Biennial UMaT International Conference on Mining and Mineral Conference, August 1-4, 2018, Tarkwa, Ghana.
2021--Date
Pro Vice Chancellor, UMaT
2017--2021
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UMaT
2016--2017
Vice Dean, Faculty of Engineering, UMaT
2015--2017
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMaT
2014--2015
Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UMaT
2013--2014
Head, Department of Mathematics, UMaT
2010--2013
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
2008--date
Coordinator, University Examination, UMaT
2008--2008
Member, Committee on Re-Introduction of GTZ Project into the University, UMaT
2007--date
Faculty Examinations Officer, Faculty of Engineering Department, UMaT
2006--2007
Head, Mechanical Engineering Department, UMaT
2006--date
President, UTAG-UMaT Local
2006--date
Member, University Tender Committee, UMaT
2006--2006
Chairman, Committee for Investigation of Examination Offence, UMaT
2005--2006
Vice President, UTAG-UMaT Local
2005--2006
Exams Officer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMaT
2005--2005
Member, Committee of Inquiry to Investigate Examination Malpractice
2019--Date
Performance Analysis of a 4-DOF Integrated Seat, Cabin and Wheel Suspension System
2019--Date
Analysis of the Effect of Combustion on Transitional Piece
2019--Date
Conceptual Design and Finite Element Fatigue Life Analysis of a Poppet Value Spring Compressor
2018--Date
A Microgrid Designed for the Navrongo Volta River Authority (VRA) Solar Plant for Improved Efficiency
2018--Date
Design of an Alignment Device for Undercarriage Track Link of Earthmoving Machines at Mantrac Worksop (Kumasi)
2018--2019
Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Ghana's Industrial Development
2017--2018
Design of Cables Stripper
2017--2018
Design and Construction of a Liquid Fuel Check Valve Cooling System for Dual Fuel Gas Turbines
2015--2017
Intermittent Overheating of a Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger - A Case Study of Ghana Navy Ship Bonsu
2015--Date
Design of a Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic/Thermal and Biogas Energy System for Off-Grid Communities in Ghana
2015--Date
Development of a Sustainable Energy Generation Model: The Way Forward in Solving Ghana's Energy Crisis
2015--Date
Feasibility Studies on Waste to Energy Power Plants in Ghana
2015--Date
Production of Brake Pads from Indigenous Materials
2010--2015
Efficient Electrical Energy Management in Mining Industries in Ghana
2008--2008
Improving upon the Gyratory Crusher Lubrication System at Goldfields Ghana Limited (GGL), Tarkwa,
2008--2008
Design of Rock Crusher for Small-scale mining
2008--2008
Modification of the Fuel and Lubrication Systems on a Service Truck (A Case Study Taywood, Tarkwa)
2007--2007
Analysis of the Properties of Adulterated Petrol and their Effects on Internal Combustion Engines
2006--2008
Exploring the benefits of using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as an alternative Vehicle Fuel in Ghana
2006--2008
Assessment of Heat Transfer Effectiveness: Application to Shell Bitumen Plant at Takoradi
2005--date
Design of a Solar Dryer for Agricultural Crops
2005--date
Alternative Brakepad using Palm kennel shell
Internal Combustion Engines
Heat Transfer
Engineering Drawing
Basic Mechanics
2019--2019
Consultant, Materials and Ore Testing at Chirano Gold Mines
2019--2019
Consultant, Short Courses for Newmont Gold Ghana Ltd
2019--2019
Consultant, Ore Testing, Material and Statistical Analysis at Adamus Resources Ltd
2019--2019
Consultant, Training Programme for Newmont Gold Ghana Ltd., Ahafo and Akyem Mines
2018--2018
Consultant, Integrity Assessment of Bios Plant at Golden Star Resources Ltd., Bogoso, Ghana
2017--2017
Consultant, Short Courses for Newmont Gold Ghana Ltd
2017--2017
Consultant, Technical Audit on the Liquor Plant at theWest African Mills Company limited (WAMCO 1) at Takoradi, Ghana
2016--2016
Consultant, Short Courses for AngloGold Ashanti, Siguiri (Guinea) and Sodiola (Mali)
2014--2014
Consultant, Statutory Inspection of boilers, pressure vessels, cranes, and forklifts at Maxam, Iduapriem AngloGold Mines, Tarkwa
2008--2016
Consultant, Accident Vehicle Assessment for Vanguard Assurance Company for Central and Western Regions of Ghana
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Member, Committee of Enquiry on Unlawful Entry and Usage of Electric Laboratory, November 2006
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Member, Panel of Judges for Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Clinic, Ghana Education Service, Wassa West District, 2006