Dr. George Adu

Dr. George Adu
Staff Grade: 
Education: 

PhD – 2017, Wood Technology, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
MSc. – 2000, Wood Technology and Management, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
BSc. – 1992, Agricultural Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Research Interests: 

Workplace ergonomics, ergonomics application in design, evaluation of fitness of office chairs, anthropometry study of office workers, canonical correlation analysis between workers’ anthropometry and furniture measurements, and workplace safety.

Experience: 

A. ACADEMIC

1. Dean of Faculty of Built and Natural Environment, Kumasi Technical University,  
    Kumasi (2015 – 2017)

2. Research and Conference Committee Faculty member of Faculty of Built and Natural  
     Environment (2017)

3. Faculty member of Appointment and Promotion Review Committee (2016)
4. Vice Dean of Faculty of Built and Natural Environment, Kumasi Technical University (2014 –
    2015)

5. Head of Department of Furniture Design & Construction, Kumasi Polytechnic (2014 – 2015)
6. Head of Department of Furniture Design & Construction, Kumasi Polytechnic (2008 – 2009)
7. Scrutineer, Election for Convocation Representative on Council, Kumasi Polytechnic (2008)
8. Head of Department of Furniture Design & Construction, Kumasi Polytechnic (2007 – 2008)

9. Head of Department of Furniture Design & Construction, Kumasi Polytechnic (2006 – 2007)

B. NATIONAL

1. Leader, Awareness Creation Programme Scheduled for Senior Technical and Vocational High Schools in the Ashanti Region (2008).

2. Member, HIV/AIDS COMMITTEE to Prepare a Three-year (2008 – 2010) Working Plan to HIV/AIDS Secretariat, Ministry of Education, Science and Sports

3. Planning Committee Member, National Skills Exhibition on the theme “Skills Development To Improve Youth Employment” (2017).

Conferences Attended: 

SHORT COURSES, WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS, FORUM & CONFERENCES  ATTENDED

  1. 1. Small Scale Mining Formalization In Ghana: Changing The Paradigm Of Illegal Galamsey by Good Governance Africa (GGA – West Africa, at Golden Tulip Hotel (Kumasi). July 11, 2017.
  2. 2015 Commonwealth Association of Polytechnic (CAPA) in Africa International Conference, Kumasi, Ghana at Golden Bean Hotel. December 6 – 12, 2015.
  3. Technology Transfer, Licensing, Commercialisation of Technology and Innovation (R&D) by Patterns IP Consultancy at Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi. Monday August 18, 2014 to Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
  4. Value Chain Analysis of the Wood Sector in Ghana Programme for Validation by UNIDO/MOTI TCE Project (Trade Capacity Building Programme for Ghana Phase II)  at Excelsa Lodge, Adako Jachie, Kumasi. Thursday January 30, 2014.
  5. Management Retreat by Kumasi Polytechnic at Excelsa Lodge, Adako Jachie, Kumasi . Friday January 24, 2014 to Sumday, January 26,2014
  6. Capacity Building Workshop on Bamboo Utilization in Ghana by Forestry Research Institution of Ghana of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR-FORIG) in conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovations (MESTI) at FORIG Conference Room, Fumesua, Kumasi. October 17, 2013.
  7. Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEEREA) at Anita Hotel. November 2011.
  8. Course on Designing, Construction and Finishing Bamboo furniture. Organised by the Forestry Commission at Wood Industries Centre (WITC). August 24th – 28th August 2009.
  9. Course on Correct Techniques in Furniture Construction. Organised by the Forestry Commission at Wood Industries Training Centre (WITC). May 26th – 30th May 2008.
  10. Course on High Yield in Wood Moulding through Improved Skill and Efficient Practices. Organised by WITC at WITC. October 1998.

CONFERENCES AT WHICH PAPERS WERE READ (WITH PEERED REVIEWED ABSTRACTS  PUBLISHED)

  • Adu, G., Adu, S.,Frimpong-Mensah, K., Darkwa, N.A. and Inkum, P. (2014): Ergonomic issues in furniture design: a case of an institution office chair design at 1st National Forestry Conference by CSIR-FORIG, Kumasi, Ghana at FORIG Premises (Fumesua). September16 – 18, 2014.
  • Adu, G., Adu, S., Asante, A.B., Frimpong-Mensah, K. and Darkwa, N.A. (2014): Ergonomic issues in furniture design: a case of an institution office chair design at 1st National Forestry Conference by CSIR-FORIG, Kumasi, Ghana at FORIG Premises (Fumesua). September16 – 18, 2014.
  • Adjei, S., Adu, S. and Adu, G. (2013). The potential effect of Cogeneration system in combating climate change.  Organization of Women Scientist for the Developing World (OWSD). 2nd Africa Regional Conference, Tyco City Hotel – Sunyani, Ghana. October 15 – 18, 2013. Pp 49
  • Adu, S., Adu, G. and Adjei, S. (2013). Maximizing wood residue utilization and reducing its production rate to combat climate change. Organization of Women Scientist for the Developing World (OWSD). 2nd Africa Regional Conference, Tyco City Hotel – Sunyani, Ghana. October 15 – 18, 2013. Pp 31
  • Adu, S., Tekpetey, S., Oware, F.C. and Adu, G. (2013). Mechanical strength properties of Bambusa vulgaris and Bambusavultarisvarviltata for enhanced utilization in Ghana. Proceedings of 67th International Convention, Austin Texas. June 9 -11, 2013.
  • Adu, S. and Adu, G. (2011): Safety Measures in Wood Processing, an Important Component for Entrepreneurship -  A case study in a Local Furniture Industry at the 1st International Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa by The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) of Kumasi Polytechnic at Anita Hotel (Akyakrom). 28th – 30th, 2011. Pp 46-47
  • Adu, G. and Adu, S. (2011): The Entrepreneur in Office Furniture Business: Some Critical Technical issues to consider at the 1st International Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa by The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) of Kumasi Polytechnic at Anita Hotel (Akyakrom). 28th – 30th, 2011. Pp 42-43
  • Adu, G. and Adu, S. (2011): The Role of a Furniture Designer in an Entrepreneurial Environment at the 1st International Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa by The Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) of Kumasi Polytechnic at Anita Hotel (Akyakrom). 28th – 30th, 2011.  Pp 53-54
Publications: 
  1. Adu, S. and Adu, G. (2015). Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs): A Reference Document for Prevention for Users of Office Furniture in Ghana. International Journal of Current Science and Technology, Vol. 3, Issue 8, 59 – 65
  2. Adu, G. Adu, S. and Asare, K.P. (2015): User Institutions of Office Workers in Ghana: Investigating the Differences. European Journal of Physical and Agricultural Sciences, 3(3): 1-9
  3. Adu, G., Adu, S., Frimpong-Mensah, K. and Darkwa, N.A. (2015). Evaluation Of A Modeled Office Chair In An Office Environment At Kumasi Polytechnic In Ghana. International Journal of Recent Scientific Research, Vol. 6, Issue, 4, pp. 3719-3724
  4. Adu, G. and Adu, S. (2015). Anthropometry Dimensions of Ghanaian Public Workers: Comparison of Age, Gender and Body Mass Index (BMI). International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 5, 2670 – 2676
  5. Adu, G. and Adu, S. (2015). Mismatch between Office Furniture and Anthropometric Measures in Ghanaian Institutions. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 5, 2687 – 2693
  6. Adu, S., Adu, G., Effah, B., Frimpong-Mensah, K. and Antwi-Boasiako, C. (2015). Safety Measures in Wood Processing: An Important Component for the Entrepreneur – the Case of a Local Furniture Industry in Ghana. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 4, Issue 5, 2677 – 2686
  7. George Adu, Sylvia Adu, Bernard Effah, Kwasi Frimpong-Mensah and Nicholas Albert Darkwa (2014). Office Furniture Design – Correlation of Worker and Chair Dimensions. International Journal of Science and Research, Vol. 3, No. 3: 709 – 715
  8. George Adu, Sylvia Adu, Bernard Effah and Rogerson Anokye (2014). Anthropometric evaluation of public institution sitting furniture designs. World Journal of Science and Technology Research, Vol. 2, No. 1: 1-15
  9. Sylvia Adu , George Adu, Kwasi Frimpong-Mensah, Charles Antwi-Boasiako,  Bernard Effah and Simeon Adjei (2014).  Maximizing Wood Residue Utilization and Reducing its Production Rate to Combat Climate Change.  International Journal of Plant and Forestry Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 2: 1 -12  
  10. Sylvia Adu, George Adu, Kwasi Frimpong-Mensah, Simeon Adjei and Bernard Effah (2014). THE Potential Effect of Cogeneration System in Combating Climate Change.  World Journal of Agricultural & Biological Sciences,  Vol. 1, No. 1: 1 - 9     
  11. Effah, B., Boampong, E., Adu, G., Anokye, R. & Asamoah, J.N. (2014). Issues of the Industrial Training Programme of Polytechnics in Ghana: The case of Kumasi Polytechnic. Journal of Education and Practice, Vol. 5, No, 5: 39 – 46
  12. Antwi, K., Effah, B., Adu, G. and Adu. S. (2014). Strength and some Physical Properties of Allanblackia Parviflora for Furniture Production in Ghana. International Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No1: 1 – 8
  13. Effah, B., Antwi, K., Adu, G. and Boampong, E. (2013). The Safety Culture of Artisans at the Sokoban Wood Village Enclave, Ghana. International Journal of Contemporary Research, Vol. 3, No12: 121- 128  
  14. Anokye, R. and Adu, G. (2013). Status of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) Development in Ghana. Journal of Environmental Science, Computer Science and Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3, No1: 144 – 155
  15. Adu, S., Tekpetey, S., Oware, F.C. and Adu, G. (2013). Mechanical strength properties of Bambusa vulgaris and Bambusavultarisvarviltata for enhanced utilization in Ghana. Proceedings of 67th International Convention, Austin Texas. June 9 -11, 2013.