Mr. Prosper Mensah

Position: Principal Technologist

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Professional fields of interest:

  • Determination of durability, mechanical and physical strength properties of lignocellulosic composite products for efficient utilization. Conduct research into non-timber forest products (NTFP) such as Theobroma cacao stem and Bambusa as alternative to wood to reduce the overexploitation of timber in Ghana. Research into the industrial utilization of available biomass (Musa paradisiaca pseudostem, Theobroma cacao pod, sawdust and other Agro forest residues) for the production of particleboards to build ecological and green houses and also for affordable furniture and housing in Ghana, sawmilling of wood species, furniture manufacture and testing and utilization of small diameter trees.
  • Teaching and Training.
  • Facilities management, remodeling of buildings, fix and maintenance

Professional background

2017 – 2020: PhD (Candidate), Wood Science and Technology, University of Education, Winneba-Kumasi Campus
2006 – 2009: M.Phil. Wood Science and Technology, University of Education, Winneba-Kumasi Campus
2003-2007: B. Ed Technology Education (First Class). University of Education, Kumasi Campus.
1996-2000: Professional Teacher Certificate ‘A’, Post-Secondary (with 2 distinctions) College of Education, Komenda

Research Project

  1. Characterization of particleboards manufactured from four agro-forest residues – comparative between cassava starch and urea formaldehyde.
  2. Anatomical and Chemical mix influencing the characterization and utilization of Theobroma cacao stem wood
  3. Effect of moisture content and preservatives on discoloration of oil palm lumber

Publications

Okai R., Mitchual, S. J., Mensah, P., Dzakpasu, R. K. (2015). Characterization of Physical, Machining and Finishing Properties of Oil Palm Lumber: An Emerging Non-Timber Forest Product in Sub-Saharan Africa International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering Website: www.ijetae.com. ISSN 2250-2459, ISO 9001:2008 Certified Journal, Volume 5, Issue 8

Conference papers:

  1. Mitchual, S. J., Mensah, P., Frimpong-Mensah, K. and Appiah-Kubi, E. (2020). Characterization of Particleboards Produced from Residues of Musa paradisiaca pseudostem, Theobroma cacao pod, Theobroma cacao stem and Ceiba pentandra. 2020 Society of Wood Science and Technology International Conference. July 13 – 15, 2020.
  2. Okai R., Mensah, P., (2010). Can the Pressure on the Tropical Forest Be Reduced through Industrial Utilization of Oil Palm Lumber, A Non-Timber Forest Product? Presented at the XXIII IUFRO World Congress held in Seoul, South Korea, from August 23-28, 2010
  3. Okai R., Mensah, P., (2010). Chemical Treatment of Oil Palm Lumber, An Emerging Non-Timber Forest Product in The West African Sub-Region. Presented at the XXIII IUFRO World Congress in Seoul, South Korea, August 23-28, 2010.

Awards/Fellowships Dean’s Award:

2008/2009, By The School of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Education, Winneba

Affiliations

  1. Member, International Society of Wood Science and Technology – Wisconsin (2019 to date)
  2. Member, Forest Product Society International
  3. Member, Ghana Science Association (2019 to date)
  4. Member, CSIR-FORIG Research Staff Association (2019 to date)

 

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