Kwame Awuah-Offei is currently the Union Pacific/Rocky Mountain Energy Professor in Mining Engineering and chair of the Department of Mining & Explosives Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He holds a PhD from Missouri University of Science & Technology (Missouri S&T). Part of his PhD work was done at the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a BS (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana. He has over 14 years of research, teaching, and consulting experience. Dr. Awuah-Offei has extensive experience in modeling and optimization of mining systems for sustainability. His current research interests include modeling and optimization of mining systems, design and management of sustainable mining systems, mining equipment performance evaluation, and earthmoving equipment-formation interactions.
He has had diverse teaching appointments in three universities in three countries. He has worked in surface gold mining and aggregates operations. In his current role, he teaches graduate and undergraduate mining engineering courses. Dr. Awuah-Offei is a nationally active member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME), a fellow of the West African Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum and a member of the Society of Mining Professors.
Sustainability assessment and reporting, life cycle assessment, ESG, critical minerals, simulation, modeling, optimization