The Department is currently involved in a number of researches with collaborators nationally and Internationaly.The Department of Agricultural Engineering is in collaboration with University of Wisconsin at Plattsville, Michigan State University and Northern Illinois University all in the United States of America. These collaborations have enhanced the research output of staff in the Department leading to several publications in peer reviewed journals.
Service to the Community.
Dr. E. Ofori has been involved with the Development of National Climate Change Adaptation Policy Strategy/Framework as part of Phase II of the Netherlands Climate Assistance Programme (NCAP). The Department successfully provided engineering and practical expertise to rehabilitate agricultural equipment for the Presbyterian university college, Abetifi. This project was led by Mr. Joseph Aveyire. Dr. E. Ofori and Prof. N. Kyei-Baffour assisted with the writing-up of a new Guide on Agro-Meteorological Practice (GAMP) for the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) for which they have been highly commended by the WMO.
Prof. N. Kyei-Baffour since September 2008, has been providing training support in an agreement for Training Service Provider's (TSP's) for the Afram Plains Intervention Zone by the Faculty of Agriculture, KNUST and the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)
Dr A. Addo led a research team from The Energy Centre, KNUST to present a winning proposal to TrustAfrica for a study on `Feasibility of Bio-Fuel Enterprise Development in Ghana'. Dr Addo is the Networking Partner of Dr Jeremy Woods, Imperial College London, United Kingdom and The Energy Centre, KNUST. They organised an international workshop on Biofuel Production Research Development in Ghana and was sponsored by the Royal Society, United Kingdom.
The Department receives a lot of students from senior secondary schools on excursion to see practical applications of science. The Department has also had some collaboration with the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR), the Leibniz-Institute of Agricultural Engineering at Potsdam-Bornim in Germany and the Swedish Institute of Agriculture (SLU).
Members of the Department have also served as:
· Resource persons and Representatives at National and International Symposia, Workshops and Conferences
· Referees for various National and International Journals
· Chairmen and Members of various National Committees
· External Panellists, Promotion interview for engineers in Ghana at Ghana Irrigation Development Authority
· External Assessors for promotion, University of Education, Winneba
· External Examiners, University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa
· External Examiners, University for Development Studies
· External Examiners, University of Cape Coast
· External Assessors and Moderators for the University of Cape Coast
· External Examiners and Moderators for Tamale Polytechnic
· External Examiners and Moderators for Wa Polytechnic
· External Examiners and Moderators for Bolgatanga Polytechnic
· External Examiners and Moderators for Sunyani Polytechnic
· External Examiners and Moderators for Ho Polytechnic
· External Examiners and Moderators for Cape Coast Polytechnic
· Executive positions in the Ghana Society of Agricultural Engineering (GSAE), the West African Society forAgricultural Engineering (WASAE) and the Ghana Institution of Engineers (GhIE).
· Examiners for the Technical Education division of the Ghana Education Service (GES)
· Chairman, Transport Organisation Management Committee, KNUST.