Mr. Haruna Seidu

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel: 0244011898

Professional fields of interest:

Mechanical Properties of Wood (Destructive and Non-Destructive), Wood Utilization, Wood Product Design, Furniture Design & Testing, Internet of Things (IoT), Information and Communications Technology, ICT Pedagogy.

Professional background

  1. Education
    2015 MSc. Information Technology, Open University of Malaysia
    2010 Dip. Education, University of Education Winneba, Kumasi
    2001 HND. Agricultural Engineering, Tamale Technical University

  2. Professional Training
    2016 ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory Protocols. Bern Institute of Applied Science, Biel - Switzerland.

Research Project

  1. Accreditation of Wood and Furniture Testing laboratory. A project sponsored by The Swiss Government, UNIDO and the Government of Ghana.
  2. Assessment of suitability of plantation-grown Eucalyptus species as utility pole material in Ghana. Sponsored by Asuboah Wood Treatment and MIRO Ghana.
  3. Furniture Testing for selected Ghanaian Furniture Manufacturers, Sponsored by UNIDO

Selected Publications

Appiah-Kubi, E., Owusu, F.W., Tekpetey, S.L. and Essien, C. and Seidu, H. (2014). Investigating the mechanical properties of some bamboo species for efficient utilization in Ghana. J. Bamboo and Rattan, Vol. 13, Nos. 3&4, pp. 81-89 (2014)

Awards/Fellowships Dean’s Award:

  1. 2017 Best Worker, Technical Category


  1. Society of Wood Science & Technology
  2. Wood Solutions
  3. eLearning Africa


About us

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
Email : [email protected]