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Dr. Shadrack Fosu

sfosu@umat.edu.gh


Position

University Training Coordinator

Department

Environmental and Safety Engineering

Research Interest

Process Mineralogy and Ore Characterisation, Mineral Processing (Flotation and Aqueous Metallurgy), Environmental Chemistry, Monitoring and Characterisation, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Simulation and Computer-aided Process Control and Instrumentation.




Shadrack Fosu holds a PhD degree in Minerals and Materials Engineering from The University of South Australia (UniSA), Adelaide-Australia, and a BSc (Hons) degree in Minerals Engineering from the University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa-Ghana. He is currently a Senior Lecturer with the Environmental and Safety Engineering Department at UMaT. His research interest is in the area of Ore Characterisation and Process Mineralogy, Mineral Processing (Flotation and Aqueous Metallurgy), Environmental Chemistry, Monitoring and Characterisation, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Simulation, and Computer-aided Process Control and Instrumentation. He is a member of the West African Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM) and the International Association of Engineers (IAENG)

2015
PhD
University of South Australia
2010
BSc
University of Mines and Technology
2011--2015
University of South Australia, Adelaide
2006--2010
University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana
2002--2005
Takoradi Secondary School, Ghana
2021--Date
International Association of Engineers (IAENG)
2019--Date
West African Institute of Mining Metallurgy and Petroleum (WAIMM)
2011
UniSA President Scholarship, Adelaide, Australia, for PhD studies
2010
UMaT-UniSA Scholarship, for PhD studies
2019--Date
Senior Lecturer
2015--2019
Lecturer
  1. Bennetta Koomson, Shadrack Fosu, Blestmond Afrifa Brako, Elias Kwasi Asiam, Ernest K. Yanful (2021), "Assessing the Acid Mine Drainage Potential of a Stockpiled Gold Bearing Sulphide Ore", Earth Sciences Malaysia, 5 1, 58-64

  2. Fosu, S., Owusu C., Ntsiful, F. and Ackah, K. (2020), "Determining Acid and Metalliferous Drainage Potential of Waste Rock on a Mine", Ghana Mining Journal, 20 2, 49 - 59

  3. Fosu, S., Yawson, J. D. and Owusu, C. (2020), "Computer Simulation and Control of Theoretical Coagulation pH System in Water Treatment", Current Works in Mineral Processing, 2 2, 11-21

  4. Owusu, C., Agorhom, E. A., Fosu, S. and Badu-Arthur, E. (2020), "Adsorption studies of sulphidic refractory gold ore", Powder Technology, 375 , 310 - 316

  5. Fosu, S., Danuba, E. B., Krampah, F. and Joe-Asare, T. (2020), "A program in Visual Basic for Simulation and Control of Acidic Wastewater Neutralisation System", Ghana Journal of Technology, 4 2, 80 - 89

  6. Abaka-Wood, G. B., Fosu, S., Addai-Mensah, J. and Skinner, W. (2019), "Flotation Recovery of Rare Earth Oxides from Hematite-Quartz Mixtures Using Sodium Oleate as a Collector", Minerals Engineering, 141 , 105847

  7. Minkah, P. E., Fosu, S., Ndur, S. A. and Asante, E., O. (2018), "Computer Simulation and Modelling of Chlorine Monitoring and Regulation System in Water and Waste Water Treatment", Ghana Journal of Technology, 3 1, 69 - 78

  8. Buah, W. K., Fosu, S. and Ndur, S., A. (2016), "Abatement of Heavy Metals Concentration in Mine Wastewater Using Activated Carbons Prepared from Coconut Shells in a Gas-Fired Static Bed Pyrolysis/Activation Reactor", Ghana Journal of Technology, 1 1, 46 - 52

  9. Fosu, S., Awatey, B., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2015), "Flotation of Coarse Composite Particles in Mechanical Cell vs. the Fluidised Bed Separator (the HydroFloatTM)", Minerals Engineering, 77 , 137 - 149

  10. Fosu, S., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2015), "Detachment of Coarse Composite Sphalerite Particles from Bubbles in Flotation: Influence of Xanthate Collectors Type and Concentration", Minerals Engineering, 71 , 73 - 84

  11. Fosu, S., Pring, A., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2015), "Characterisation of Coarse Composite Sphalerite Particles with Respect to flotation”, Minerals Engineering, ", Minerals Engineering, 71 , 105 - 112

  1. Amoh, P. O., Fosu, S. and Buah, W. K. (2020), "Characterisation of Kitchen Solid Waste at Senior High Schools in Tarkwa", the 6th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana, , 64 -71
  2. Abaka-Wood, G.B., Fosu, S., Addai-Mensah, J. and Skinner, W. (2018), "Kinetics and Consideration in the flotation of Monazite, Hematite and Quartz Using Sodium Oleate", the 5th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa, Ghana, MR 10 -16
  3. Fosu, S., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2014), "The influence of sodium isopropyl xanthate (SIPX) concentration on the detachment of coarse composite sphalerite particles from bubbles in flotation", Chemeca 2014: Processing excellence; Powering our future. Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, 1468 - 1479
  4. Fosu, S., Pring, A., Skinner, W. and Zanin, M. (2013), "Synthesis of galena (PbS) in silica gel composite particles by sulphidisation and hydrothermal reaction", Chemeca 2013 (41st: Brisbane, Qld.): Challenging Tomorrow. Barton, ACT: Engineers Australia, 454 -458
2019--2021
Examination Officer, Environmental and Safety Engineering Department, UMaT, Tarkwa.
2019--Date
Officer in Charge of GCMS AND GC- FPD, FTD, ECD, FID laboratory equipment.
2019--2019
Team Member, Consultancy Service to Newmont Gold Ghana, Akyem Mine
2019--Date
Editor, African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment (AJHSE).
2019--2019
External Reviewer, Proposal for funding, submitted to the 2020 FONDECYT Regular Competition in Chile.
2018--2019
Member, Committee on Preparation of Brochure to Market the Capabilities of Environmental Monitoring Laboratory.
2018--Date
Internal Examiner, Assessment of Thesis and Oral Examination, Department of Minerals Engineering, UMaT, Tarkwa.
2018--2018
Member, Committee on Reviewing of Existing Welfare Documents of UTAG-UMaT, Tarkwa.
2018--2019
Course Instructor, Training Programme for Sustainable Small-Scale Mining Operations in Ghana.
2018--2018
Moderator, AusIMM, UMaT Chapter Annual Conference held at UMaT, Tarkwa.
2018--2018
Member, Editing Sub-Committee, 5th UMaT Biennial International Mining and Mineral Conference.
2018--2018
Member, Registration and Information Sub-Committee, 5th UMaT Biennial International Conference.
2018--Date
Reviewer, Advance Powder Technology
2017--2019
Training Officer, Environmental and Safety Engineering Department, UMaT, Tarkwa
2017--2018
Member, Committee on Course Curriculum Review for reaccrediting BSc Environmental and Safety Engineering Programme.
2017--Date
Reviewer, Ghana Journal of Technology
2017--2020
Team Member, Consultancy Service to Newmont Gold Ghana, Ahafo Mine.
2017--2019
Team Member, Consultancy Service to Golden Star, Bogoso/Prestea Mine.
2017--Date
Reviewer, Ghana Mining Journal.
2017--2017
Team Member, Consultancy Service to Newcrest/LGL Mine, Cote de Ivoire.
2017--Date
Editorial Board Member, Current Works in Mineral Processing Journal.
2016--2019
Lecturer in Charge, Environmental and Safety Engineering Laboratory.
2016--2016
Chairman, Committee on Developing Learning Outcomes for Environmental and Safety and Engineering Department
2016--2017
Team Member, UMaT-AusAID Programme to Train Small Scale Miners in Ghana.
2016--Date
Reviewer, Separation Science Technology.
2016--2016
Member, Registration and Information Sub-Committee, 4th UMaT Biennial International Conference.
2015--2021
Member, Committee on the Development of Curricula for Postgraduate Programmes in Environmental and Safety Engineering.
ES 274 Environmental Chemistry
ES 279 Thermodynamics
ES 370 Computer Application in Environmental Engineering
ES 375 Mine-Land Rehabilitation
ES 472 Water and Wastewater Treatment
ES 467 Instrumentation and Process Control
2020--Feb., 2021
Lead Consultant, Ascertaining Acid and Metalliferous Drainage Potential of Mine Waste Drill Core Materials from Miradani North Pit and Datano South Pit Gold Project at Asanko Gold -Galiano Operations, African Environmental Research Consult Project.
2020--March, 2021
Lead Consultant, Environmental Monitoring and Analysis: A Competency Training for Environmental Personnel at Newmont Ghana – Ahafo South.
2020--Nov., 2020
Team Member, Purity Assessment of Lime Samples for Newmont Ghana Gold Ltd -Ahafo South Mines.
2020--2020
Team Member, Chemistry of Gold Extraction, Ball Mill Circuit Design, Operations and Control, Tailings Disposal and Management: A Training Programme for Engineering Supervisors of Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Tarkwa Mine.
2020--2020
Lead Consultant, Ascertaining Acid and Metalliferous Drainage Potential of Mine Material from Esaase Gold Project at Asanko Gold Mine Ltd, African Environmental Research Consult Project.
2020--2021
Team Member, Bond Ball Work Index and Leach Test for Processing Department AngloGold Ashanti Iduapriem Limited, Ghana.
2020--2021
Team Member, Gold Plant and Laboratory Operations and Tailings Management: A Training Programme for Golden Star Wassa Mine Operators, Ghana.
2019--2020
Lead Consultant, Investigation of Explosive Properties to Ascertain its Performance in Blasting at Chirano (Kinross) Gold Mine, Ghana.
2019--2019
Team Member, Training Programme on “Sustainable Risk Management for Mineral Industry Professionals at The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa.
2019--2020
Team Member, Training Programme on “Metallurgical Plant Operations and Control” for Plant Operators and Supervisors at Golden Star Prestea/Bogoso Mine.
2019--2020
Team Member, Training Programme on “Metallurgical Plant Operations and Control” for Plant Operators at Assanko Gold Mine.
2018--2019
Team Member, Training Programme on Gold Processing Technology for Plant Supervisors at Newmont Gold Corp, Akyem Mine.
2018--2019
Team Member, Metallurgical Accounting Training for a Team of Metallurgist from Newmont Gold Corp both at Akyem and Ahafo Mine held at Akyem Mine.
2018--2018
Team Member, Training Programme on Gold Processing Technology for a Team of Plant Supervisors from Sigiri Gold Mine (Guinea) and Newcrest Gold Mine (Ivory Coast).
2017--2018
Team Member, Ministry of Environment Science Technology and Innovation Training Programme for Sustainable Small-Scale Mining Operation in Ghana for Small-Scale Miners.
2017--2017
Team Member, Training Programme on Gold Processing Technology for Plant Supervisors at Newmont Gold Corp, Ahafo Mine.
2016--2018
Team Member, Test works on Mampong Ore Leaching and Improving Slurry Rheological Behaviour for Golden Star Prestea-Bogoso Resources Ltd.
2016--2017
Team Member, Water Quality Assessment for Akyem Catchment Community of the Ghana Manganese Mining Company. GMC Project.
2016--2017
Team Member, Training Programme for Members of the Ghana National Association of Small-Scale Miners (GNASSIM).
2016--2016
Team Member, Training Programme on Gold Extraction, Environmental and Safety Issues in Small-Scale Mining Operations in the Ghana Mining Districts.
2011--2015
Team Member, Investigating the Influence of Process Mineralogy and Pulp Chemistry on the Flotation of Fine and Coarse Minerals, AMIRA P260F Project, University of South Australia.