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Geotechnical Engineering Research Section



The group focuses on research into the engineering behaviour of earth materials. The research is applied in mining, petroleum and any other engineering concerned with construction on or in the ground. The Geo Research Group (Geogroup) in the Department, is made up of Prof. Samuel I.K. Ampadu, Dr. Frederick Owusu-Nimo and Mr. V. K. Acquaah. However, in the implementation of research, the Geogroup is a much larger group and includes participation of other research groups and technical staff of the Soils laboratory. From outside KNUST Prof. Fred Boadu of Duke University also participates as an Adjunct Professor to the College. Currently, the Geogroup focuses on three key Research Areas. Namely; 

  • Cost Effective Construction and Management of Rural Roads
  • Assessing the Health Risks of Heavy Metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
  • Characterising and Improving the properties of Laterites and Lateritic Soils


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