Miss Bridgette Brentuo

Position: Research Scientist
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Professional field of Interest:
Drying of wood species, development of kiln drying schedules of lesser-used, lesser-known and plantation timber species, testing of wood and furniture, physical properties determination and utilization of wood species, design and construction of solar kiln dryer.

Professional Background:
2009-2012 M Phil (Wood Technology) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST- Kumasi
1996 -1998 BSc. (Physical Science) University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
1989-1991 Dip (Laboratory Techniques) University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
Research Projects :
Physical and mechanical properties of lesser-used timber species in Ghana
•Utilization of Rubberwood as timber resource in Ghana
•Processing and utilization of logging residues (stumps and branchwood)
•Physical properties of Broussonetia papyrifera, an invasive plant
•Physical and mechanical properties of Tectona grandis logs from six different localities in Ghana
•Physical properties of logs extracted from the Afram arm of the Volta Lake
•Value Chain Analysis of the Wood Sector in Ghana
•Design and constructions of greenhouse solar kiln for wood and dried food industries
Selected Publications
F. W. Owusu, J.K. Appiah, C, Essien, B, Brentuo and E Foli (2017) Some wood machining properties of submerged timber species from the Volta Lake in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, 33: 60-73.( Published)

Owusu, F.W., Appiah, J.K., Essien, C., Brentuo, B., Foli, E.G. (April 2013) Quality assessment of some timber trees extracted from the Afram arm of Lake Volta. Annals of Biological Research 4 (1):142-151

Ofori, J. and Brentuo, B. (2010a) Green moisture content, basic density and shrinkage characteristics of the wood of Alstonia boonei, Antrocaryon micraster, Bombax buonopozense, Dialium aubrevillei and Sterculia rhinopetala.
Ghana Journal of Forestry 26:41-49

Ofori, J. and Brentuo, B. (2010b) Drying characteristics and development of Kiln drying schedule for the wood of Alstonia boonei, Antrocaryon micraster, Bombax buonopozense, Dialium aubrevillei and Sterculia rhinopetala. Ghana Journal of Forestry 26:50-60

Ofori, J.; Brentuo, B; Mensah, M; Mohammed, I. A. and Boamah-Tawiah, R. (2009a) Properties of 10 Ghanaian high density lesser- used species of importance to bridge construction. Part 1: Green moisture content, basic density and shrinkage characteristics. Ghana Journal of Forestry 25:67-77

Ofori, J.; Mohammed I. A.; Brentuo, B.; Mensah, M. and Boamah-Tawiah, R. (2009b) Properties of 10 Ghanaian high density lesser- used species of importance to bridge construction. Part 2: Mechanical strength properties. Ghana Journal of Forestry 25:78-91

Ofori, J. and Brentuo B. (2005) Green moisture content, basic density and shrinkage characteristics of the wood of Cedrela odorata grown in Ghana. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 17 (2):211-223
Conference papers
Awards/Fellowships
Affiliations Member, CSIR Research Staff Association