ING. Professor Osei-Wusu Achaw was born on 14th December, 1962 at Ankaase (lake side) in Bosome-Freho District in the Ashanti region. He is married with three children. Prof. Osei-Wusu had his Ordinary and Advanced levels General Certificate of Education at Toase Secondary School in the Ashanti region in 1979 and Sunyani Secondary School in the Brong Ahafo region in 1981 respectively.
He holds a certificate in BSc. Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest in 1987. He followed this up and earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering at Technical University of Budapest in Budapest, Hungary in the year 1989. He then earned a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana, in 2005.
In his bid to advance his education, Prof. Osei-Wusu underwent postgraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America from 1990-1992. From 1993 to 1995, he had another postgraduate studies in Chemical Engineering in Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has attended series of workshops which include a NABPTEX Workshop on Test Item Writing at Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Kumasi, Ghana and another on Writing Proposals to Source Funding for Research Projects in Kumasi in 2012. Moreover, he attained a certificate in Higher Education Management from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana/ University of Twenete, Holland in 2006.
In September 1996, he joined Kumasi Technical University (then Kumasi Polytechnic) as a member of staff and founding lecturer of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Between 1997 and 2008, he served as the Head of the newly established Department of Chemical Engineering. Between 2002 and 2008, Prof. Osei-Wusu served as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Kumasi Technical University. In 2008, he was promoted to a Senior Lecturer (the first in the Institution to be so promoted since its establishment as a tertiary institution) and was promoted to Associate Professor in April 2014. From 2011 to 2013, he held the position of Director of the School of Graduate Studies Research and Innovation (SGSRI).
Prof. Osei-Wusu is a professional Engineer and an accomplished academic, researcher and administrator with both local and international experience. Between 2014 and 2018, he served as the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) and a member of the Council of the Institution. He is also a Senior Partner of OWACH Process Solution, a consultancy firm engaged in trouble shooting and offering engineering solutions to the chemical process industries.