Promotion to the rank of senior research scientist: Dr. Felix Ohene-Fobih Ameyaw

Dr. Felix Ohene-Fobih Ameyaw, the Manager for Nuclear Energy Planning Center (NEPC) of the Nuclear Power Institute has been promoted to the rank of Senior Research Scientist for his outstanding contribution to research and development at the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission.


Dr. Ameyaw has thirteen years’ experience in research and development and has played a significant role in the development of infrastructural issues for Ghana’s Nuclear Power Programme. Before his elevation to the rank of Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Ameyaw was Research Scientist.


His areas of interest are Reactor engineering, Desalination and Radioactive waste, Safety and Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA). He has over fifteen publications in scientific publications in top tier international peer-reviewed journals in the stated fields of expertise. The publications include “A Review for Identification and Selection of Initiating Events Important for Level 1 Probabilistic Safety Assessment Study for a 10 MW Water Research Reactor (VVR)” and “Modeling and Simulation of Coupled Nuclear Heat Energy Deposition and Transfer in the Fuel Assembly of the Ghana Research Reactor-1 (GHARR-1)”. Dr. Ameyaw led the development of documents, covering five of the nineteen infrastructure issues for Ghana’s nuclear power programme.


He also led and played significant roles in advancing a number of IAEA-assisted Technical Cooperation Projects. He attended and participated in numerous training courses in the areas of Nuclear Safety and Security, Project Management and Leadership, Physical Protection of Nuclear Facilities and Materials, Successful Launching and Mentoring of Nuclear Power Programme.


Dr. Ameyaw holds a BSc. Mathematics Degree from the University of Cape Coast (UCC), an MPhil in Computational Nuclear Sciences and Engineering and PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences of the University of Ghana.


Dr. Ameyaw, considers being a part of the team handling Ghana’s Nuclear Power agenda as his biggest opportunity. For him, success would be, to see a fully operational nuclear power plant in Ghana.

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