BACKGROUND

Staff of the Department was initially at Nyankpala Campus of the University as a servicing Unit to the Faculty of Agriculture. They were moved to the Navrongo Campus of the University during the 2002/2003 academic year as part of the four initial Departments namely: Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Applied Biology and Applied Mathematics of the Faculty of Applied Sciences to start new programs leading to the award of degrees in the Applied Sciences.

The Applied Physics Department got the first batch of students during the 2003/04 academic year with twenty (24) pioneer students. Twenty-three (23) - students of the first batch of students of the Department graduated on 23rd December, 2006. As at that time the student population of the Department comprised of seventy (70) males and one (1) female with four (4) lecturers, one (1) administrative staff and one (1) technician with Dr. O. A Obawole as the Head of Department. The number of students currently on the Applied Physics program is sixty-three (63). Academic staff strength stands as seventeen (17); One (1) professor, two (2) Senior Lecturers and fourteen (14) lecturers.

It is quite interesting to note that currently two of the products of the Department are currently serving as lecturers in the University; Available information indicates that a good number of our products are pursuing various postgraduate programs/degrees competing favorably in Universities around the globe. At least two are on record to have graduated with Ph.D. degrees.

FACILITIES

  • Classrooms are shared facility for the entire courses/programs mounted by the faculties on campus; effectively managed for optimum use by a teaching time-table
  • Teaching Staff Offices: Four (4) offices for five (5) Lecturers; the rest are accommodated in general office specifically designed for lecturers of the faculty
  • Two laboratories namely GETFund Lab with a capacity of sixty (60) and Advanced Physics Laboratory with a capacity of thirty (30) students.

VISION

The aims of the undergraduate program is to train Applied Physicist who can contribute effectively to the socio-economic development of the nation through the application of sustainable technological innovations premised on sound principles of physics. Equip graduates to apply physical laws/principles to the challenges confronting nation building in recent times.

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the undergraduate program are to:

  • Develop in students sound understanding of the underlying scientific principles of technical systems and industrial processes
  • Equip students with the capacity/ability to apply theoretical knowledge of physics in solving local technological and industrial problems
  • Develop the creative talents of students for indigenous technologies
  • Appreciate the use of theoretical and experimental physics as a tool to furthering the development of the country
  • Develop the skills in the use of modern technology such as computer and data communication or information and communication technology for national discourse
  • Orient the student towards research and identification of problems, the solution of which will enhance scientific and technological advancement of the country also graduates from the program will be equipped to pursue further studies in competitive disciplines at postgraduate in some of the following fields among a host of other disciplines in the social sciences:

(i) Medical Physics

(ii) Geophysics

(iii) Meteorology and Climate Science

(iv) Material Science

(v) Nuclear Physics

(vi) Appropriate Technology

(vii) Telecommunications

(viii) Electrical/Electronic Technology

  • The Department hopes to mount new undergraduate programs for the award of B.Sc. (Hons) Telecommunications Technology, B.Sc. (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Technology, B.Sc. (Hons) Material Science and Engineering as well as postgraduate programs (PhD Physics, M.Phil. Physics and M.Sc. Physics) in addition to the B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Physics program offered by the Department.

ACADEMIC STAFF

APORI NTIFORO

SENIOR LECTURER/HOD

PROF. JOHN J. FLETCHER

PROFESSOR

DR. OBAWOLE A. OLUGBENGA

SENIOR LECTURER

DR. MIKE ABURIYA

LECTURER

DR. JUDE BAYOR SIMONS

LECTURER

ESMOND A. BALFOUR

LECTURER

THOMAS N. TINDAN

LECTURER

SETH APPIAH

LECTURER

RABIU MUSAH

LECTURER

DANIEL GYASI-ANTWI

LECTURER

JONAS BUGASE

LECTURER

AARON N. ADAZABRA

LECTURER

TECHNICAL STAFF

FATAWU USMAN

LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

AMOAH BARBARA

TYPIST GRADE I

 

STAFF DETAILS

 

ACADEMIC STAFF

 

NAME: PROF. JOHN JUSTICE FLETCHER

JOB TITLE: Professor of Applied Physics

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: 0244814569

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Ph.D, MSc. (Byelorussia State University, Minsk)
  • MSc (Northwesten, University Technological Institute, Evanston)

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Radiation Physics
  • Environmental Radiological
  • Occupational Health and safety

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. I.Nsiah-Akoto, J.J. Fletcher, O.C. Oppon and A.B. Andam. Indoor Radon Levels and Associated Effective Dose Rate Determination at Dome in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(2): 124-130, 2011. ISSN: 2041-0492
  2. F.K Quashie, J.J. Fletcher, O.C. Oppon, A. B. Asumadu-Sakyi, D.A. Wordon. C.A Adjei, E.O. Amartey and Paulina Amposah. Preliminary Studies on Indoor Randon Measurements in Some Adobe Houses in the Kassena Nankana Area of the Upper East Region of Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(1): 51-55, 2011. ISBN: 2041-0492.
  3. A.B. Asumadu-Sakyi J.J. Fletcher, O.C. Oppon, F.K Quashie, D.A. Wordson, C. A. Adjei, E.O. Darko and Paulina Amponsah. Preliminary Studies on the Geological Fault Location Using Solid State Nuclear Track Detection. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(1): 24-31, 2011. ISSN-2041-0492
  4. Stephen Inkoom, Cyril Schandorf, Geoffrey Emi-Reynolds and John Justic Fletcher. Quality Assurance and Quality Control and Equipment in Diagnostic Radiology Practice.The Ghanian Experience. Radiation Protection Institute, Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Accra; Ghana. Wide Spectra of Quality control, Isin Akyar (Ed) 2011, pp291-308 ISBB 978-953-309-683-6 in Tech.
  5. Issac Kwasi Baidoo, John Justice Fletcher, Linda Osei Poku, Apori Ntiforo, Jude Bayor Simons, Nicholas Sakitey Opata, Robert Ekow Quagraine 2013. Major, Minor and Trace Element Analysis of Baobat Fruit and seed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Technque. Food and Nutrition Sciences.
  6. C. Subaar, N. Apori, J.J. Fletcher and M. Boadu, Time Series Analysis of Meteorological Data from WA, Upper West Region of Ghana. Research Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (RJEAS) Vol.3, No. 6 Nov. 2014.
  7. R.A.Nyaaba, G.K.Banini, A. Bamford, J.J. Fletcher and E.N. Manson. Simulation Study of Excitation Functions for Cyclotron Production of 99m Tc Using TALYS Code. Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST), Vol 19, Nos. 1 and 2, 2014 pp65-70. Available online at http://www.scip.org/

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory I
  • Advanced Physics Laboratory II
  • Medical Physics Physics I
  • Medical Physics Physics II
  • Radiologic Physics

 

NAME: DR. MIKE ABURIYA

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: 0244814569

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Ph.D. (Tech. Sc.)
  • MSc (Engineering)

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Appropriate Technology
  • Renewable Energy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Practical Use of the Sawdust Stove
  2. Drum-Type Permanent Magnetic Separator
  3. Effect of Ambient Temperature on Solar Panel Output

 

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Appropriate Technology
  • Environmental Physics

 

NAME: DR. OBAWOLE, ADEMOLA OLUGBENGA

JOB TITLE: Senior Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: +233 208671715

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Ph.D. Physics University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • M. Sc. Physics University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • B. Sc. Physics University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Theoretical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

In Learned Journals

  1. Maduemezia, A. and Obawule, A: (1998) Anharmonic Oscillator of F-Center absorption in Alkali Halides. Journal of Nigeria Association of Mathematical Physics, Vol 3, 217-224; Published by Nigeria Association of Mathematical Physics (NAMP)

Edited Conference Proceedings

  1. Obawule, A. And Maduemezia, A. (2000); Application of Hypervirial and Hellman-Feymann Theorems to F-Center Problem in Alkaline Halides; Proceedings of International Workshop on Condensed Matter; Published by Sheda Science and Technology Complex F.M.S.T., Abuja
  2. Obawule, A.O ., Oladiran E. O.;(2004) ­ -Center in Alkali Halides and Second Quantisation. Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Science and National Development, UNAAB; published by college of Natural Sciences, UNAAB.

Journal Articles under Review

  1. Obawule, A.O., Oladiran E. O.;(2014) Eigenvalues of anharmonicity of F-Center in Cesium Halides. (Submitted to Physica C)
  2. Obawule, A.O ., Oladiran E. O.;(2014) ­ -Center in Alkali Halides and Second Quantisation. (Submitted Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Classical Mechanics
  • Quantum Mechanics I
  • Quantum Mechanics II
  • Group Theory
  • Fluid Mechnaics
  • Phy 493 BSc. Physics Project .

 

NAME: Dr. BAYOR JUDE SIMONS

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: 0244703904 0r 0207217205

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD. Condensed Matter Physics, University of Electronic Science and Tech. of China 2015
  • MSc. Geophysics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • BSc. Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Condensed Matter Physics: -Phase Transition properties of systems

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Bayor J. S. et al The possible phase diagrams for the transverse Ising model with temperature-dependent parameters. Chemical Physics Letters 605–606 (2014) 121–125. 223. (doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2014.05.024)
  2. Bayor Jude Simons et al Effects of the Exchange Interaction Parameter on the Phase Diagrams for the Transverse Ising Model. Int. Journal of Engineering Research and Applications www.ijera.com ISSN: 2248-9622, Vol. 5, Issue 1( Part 2), January 2015, pp.127-131. ( http://www.ijera.com/papers/Vol5_issue1/Part%20-%202/V50102127131.pdf)
  3. Bayor Jude Simons et al. Transverse Magnetic Field Coupling Effects on the Topology of Phase Diagrams of 2-D Ising Model . International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology (ijsrset.com).IJSRSET151117 | | Volume 1.Issue 1 ISSN: 2394-4099(2015) pp 99-103. (http://ijsrset.com/paper/46.pdf)
  4. Farman A., Bayor J.S. et al. Medical Application of Output Intensity Characterizationof Red He-Ne Laser. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 5, Issue 10, October 2014, ISSN 2229-5518, pp332-338.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Quantum Mechanics PHY 401
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Thermal Physics PHY 307
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory PHY 305
  • Introductory Physics I PHY 101
  • Introductory Physics II PHY 102

 

NAME: APORI NTIFORO

JOB TITLE: Senior Lecturer/Head of Department

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus,

UDS, Navrongo

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PHONE: +233202654823

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • M.Phil.- Environmental Science 2007 (University of Ghana)
  • M.Sc,-1994 (Nigeria)
  • B.Sc- Physics 1990 (Nigeria)

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

Conversion of Environmental Liabilities into assets with special interest in Alternative beneficial use of abandoned mined lands. Management of Water and other Agro-Ecological Resources in Communities Affected by Abandoned mine Operations. The impact of Climate Change on Agro-Ecological Resources in Northern Ghana

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Anim-Gyampo Maxwell, Zango Musah Saeed and Apori Ntiforo, 2012. The Origin of Fluoride in Groundwaters of the Paleozoic Sedimentary Formations of Ghana-A Preliminary Study in Gushiegu District. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(5): 546-552.
  2. Apori Ntiforo , Maxwell Anim-Gyampo and Frank K. Nyame, 2012. Heavy Metal Concentration in Drinking Water Sources Affected by Dredge Mine Operations of a Gold Mining Company in Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 4(6): 633-639.
  3. Apori Ntiforo , Sam-Quarcoo Dotse and Maxwell Anim-Gyampo, 2012. Preliminary Studies on Bioconcentration of Heavy Metals in Nile Tilapia from Tono Irrigation Facility. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 4(23): 5040-5047.
  4. Apori Ntiforo , J.A. Ampofo and Frank K. Nyame, 2012. Assessment of Water Quality Conditions of Abandoned Mine Paddock for Conversion into a Fish Pond. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 1(2): 150-157.
  5. Maxwell Anim-Gyampo, Apori Ntiforo and Michael Kumi, 2012. Assessment of Heavy Metals in Waste-Water Irrigated Lettuce in Ghana: The Case of Tamale Municipality. Journal of Sustainable Development, 5(11): 93-102. Doi:10.5539/jsd.v5n11p93;URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v5n11p93 .
  1. A. N. Adazabra, Apori Ntiforo and Appiah-Kubi, 2012. Compositional Elemental Assessment of Some Core Herbal Plants used in Northern Ghana by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. Scholars Research Library; Der Pharma Chemica, 4(5): 1962-1968. Available online at www.derpharmachemica.com.
  2. Aaron N. Adazabra, Apori Ntiforo and Benjamin J.B. Nyarko, 2013. Preliminary studies on the performance of Ghana’s MNSR neutron fluxes in reactor neutron activation analysis after the addition of a beryllium shim.Pelagia Research Library; Advances in Applied Science Research, 4(1): 158-162. Available online at www.pelagiaresearchlibrary.com.
  3. Isaac Kwasi Baidoo, John Justice Fletcher, linda OseiPoku, Apori Ntiforo, Jude Bayor Simons, Nicholas sakitey Opata, Robert Ekow Quagraine, 2013 Major, Minor and Trace Element Analysis of Baobab Fruit and Seed by Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Technique. Food and Nutrition Sciences Available online at http://www.scip.org/journal/fns
  4. Apori Ntiforo, AaronN. Adazabra, Musah S. Zango, 2013. Preliminary Assessment of Water Quality Conditions of Abandoned Mine Paddock for Conversion into a Micro Irrigation Facility. International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology 2(9)
  5. Sam-Quarcoo Dotse, Apori Ntoforo and Philip K. Mensah, 2013. Black Carbon in PM2.5 and PM10 data from Ashaiman, a Semi-Urban Area of Ghana, 2008. Elixir International Journal 62(2013) 17912-17915. Available online at www.elixirpublishers.com
  6. Aaron N. Adazabra, Apori Ntiforo & Samuel A. Bamford. 2014. Analysis of essential elements in Pito- a cereal food drink and its brands by the single-comparator method of neutron activation analysis. Food Science & Nutrition

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Physics I PHY 101
  • Physics II PHY 102
  • Physics Practicals I PHY 191
  • Physics Practicals II PHY 192
  • Thermal Physics PHY 202
  • Newtonian Mechanics PHY 208
  • Solid State Physics I PHY 302
  • Classical Mechanics PHY 303
  • Mathematical Physics II PHY 306
  • Quantum Physics PHY 308
  • B. Sc. Physics Project PHY 492

 

NAME: ESMOND AGURGO BALFOUR

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

School of Physical Electronics

201-3, Scientific Research Building

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

#4 Section 2, North Jianshe Road

Chengdu, 610054

China

 

Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: +86 18080960564

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD. Candidate in Physical Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China 2013 -Date
  • MSc. Telecommunications Technology, Aston University, Birmingham, UK, 2006
  • BSc. Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 2001

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Magnetism and Magetocaloric effect
  • Domain Wall Control in Thin Ferromagnetic Materials
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Magnetic interaction and electronic transport in La0.4Bi0.6Mn0.5Ti0.5O3 manganite, IEEE transactions on magnetism, 2015
  2. Large magnetocaloric effect of GdNiAl2 compound, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 391 (2015) 191–194
  3. Enhancement of magnetocaloric effect in the Gd2Al phase by Co alloying, Journal of Applied Physics, 116, 183908 (2014)
  4. The magnetic field generated by a rotating charged polygon, European Journal of Physics, 35 (2014) 035005
  5. Table-like magnetocaloric effect in the Gd-Co-Al alloys with multi-phase structure, Applied Physics Letters 104, 072401 (2014)

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Electricity PHY 205
  • Electromagnetic waves and Optics PHY 306
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory II PHY 304
  • Telecommunications PHY 411
  • Introductory Physics I PHY 101
  • Introductory Physics II PHY 102
  • Thermal Physics PHY 201
  • Electronics PHY 304
  • Computational Physics PHY 405
  • Solid State Physics
  • Optoelectronics

 

NAME: THOMAS NIPIELIM TINDAN

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: +233 (0)24 4980178; +233 (0)20 5513957

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD Candidate (Educational Administration), AIT-MOU, Malaysia. 2011 - date
  • MPhil (Science Education), UCC, Cape Coast. 2007
  • MSc (Nuclear Physics), KNUST, Kumasi. 2008
  • BEd (Science), UCC, Cape Coast. 1999

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • High Energy Physics :- Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Educational Administration

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. The Effect of Irradiation on the Electrical Impedance of Asbestos. (academia.edu)
  2. The Flattening of the Planets and its Effect on the Earth’s Climate. (under review – Astrophysical Journal)
  3. The Conception of Matter of the Talensi People of Northern Ghana. (under review – Journal of Cultural Studies and Science Education, CSSE)

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Advance Integrated Science I INS 101
  • Advance Integrated Science II INS 102
  • Special Theory of Relativity PHY 310
  • Material Science I PHY 309
  • Material Science II PHY 312
  • Biophysics I PHY 313
  • Biophysics II PHY 314
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory I PHY 407
  • Electromagnetic Field Theory II PHY 408
  • Quantum Mechanic I PHY 401
  • Quantum Mechanics II PHY 402
  • X- Ray Crystallography and Structural Analysis PHY 414

 

NAME: SETH APPIAH

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

RES. ADDRESS: Flat 6, Navrongo Campus

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TEL: 0208222166

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • MSc. Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, UK
  • BSc. Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Geophysics:-Underground water exploration, Geophysical explorations

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Application of electrical resitivity method in groundwater Exploration in the fractured Crystalline basement aquifiers in Buma in the East Gjonja District of Northern Ghana, Appiah Seth, Mensah Philip Kwasi and Gyasi-Antwi Daniel. International Journal of Scientific Research and Education. Volume 2, 2014.
  2. Using integrated Geophysical methods in groundwater Exploration in fractured crystalline basement aquifiers in Sambuli in the Saboba District of Ghana. Appiah Seth and Mensah Philip Kwasi, International Journal of Science and Technology. Volume II, Issue III, 2014

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Solid State Physics I
  • Solid State Physics II
  • Solid Earth Geophysics I
  • Solid Earth Geophysics II
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Special Theory of Relativity

 

NAME: RABIU MUSAH

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

RES. ADDRESS: Flat B7, Navrongo Campus

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TEL: 020916775, 0540523431

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD Candidate in Computational Mathematics, UDS, Ghana 2012-date
  • MSc. High Energy Physics, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), ITALY 2009
  • Dip. Basic Physics, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), ITALY 2008
  • BSc. Physics University of Cape Coast, GHANA 2006

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Computational/Theoretical Physics
  • Material Science:-Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials, Functional Nanomaterials, Transport Properties
  • Hydrodynamics:-Quantum/Classical Hydrodynamics, Nanofluidics, Hydrodynamic Transport
  • Quantum Computing:-QBits

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Articles

  1. Rabiu M., S. Y. Mensah, S. S. Abukari (2014), Terahertz generation and amplification in graphene nanoribbons in multi-frequency electric fields, Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Vol. 61, pp. 90-94; DOI: 10.1016/j.physe.2014.03.006.
  2. Rabiu M., Mensah S. Y. and Sulemana S. Abukari (2013), General Scattering Mechanism and Transport Properties of Graphene, Graphene, Vol. 2, pp. 49 – 54; DOI: 10.4236/graphene.2013.21007.
  3. Gyasi-Antwi D., Adazabra A. N. and Rabiu M. (2013), Effect of annealing temperatures on the self-assembly properties of iron (III) oxide nanoparticles, Archives of Physics Research, No. 4, Vol.5, pp. 7-12
  4. Rabiu M. , Mensah S. Y. and Abukari S. S. (2013), Generation and Propagation of Ultrasonic Waves in Piezoelectric Graphene Nanoribbon, Open Journal of Acoustics, 3, 38-42; DOI: 10.4236/oja.2013.33A007.
  5. Abukari S. S., Kofi W. A., Mensa S. Y., Mensah N. G., Rabiu M., Twum A., Amekwewu M. and Dompreh K. A. (2013), Rectification due to harmonic mixing of two coherent electromagnetic waves with commensurate frequencies in carbon nanotubes, European Physical Journal B, Issue 86, No. 106; DOI: 10.1140/epjb/e2013-30011-3.
  6. Rabiu, M. , Mensah, S. Y., Abukari, S. S. (2013), Appearance of Negative Differential Conductivity in Graphene Nanoribbons at High-Harmonics, Scientific Research - Graphene, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 61-65. DOI: 10.4236/graphene.2013.22009.

Book(s)

  1. Rabiu M. (2012), Phase Transition in Holographic Superconductor: A Superconducting Mechanism Based on AdS4-CFT3 correspondence, Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-659-23489-7.

Manuscripts

  1. Amekpewu, M., Mensah S. Y., Rabiu M., Mensah N. G., S. S. Abukari and Dompreh, K. A. (2015), High Frequency Conductivity of Hot Electrons in Carbon Nanotubes, arXiv.org:1507.04583 [cond-mat-mtrl-sci]
  2. S. S. Abukari, Mensah S. Y., Rabiu M., Mensah N. G., S. S. Abukari and Dompreh, K. A. (2015), Stark Cyclotron Resonance in an Array of Carbon Nanotubes, arXiv.org:1506.00521 [cond-mat-mtrl-sci]
  3. Rabiu M. , Mensah N G., Ibrahim S Y. and Abukari S S. (2015), Anomalous Viscosity of vortex Hall states in Graphene, arXiv.org:1502.04129 [cond-mat-mtrl-sci] (Submitted to American Institute of Physics(AIP)-Advances)

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Quantum Physics PHY 306
  • Quantum Mechanics I PHY 401
  • Quantum Mechanics II PHY 402
  • Statistical Mechanics PHY 404
  • Thermal Physics PHY 204
  • Special Theory of Relativity PHY 201
  • Computational Physics PHY 405
  • Mathematical Physics I PHY 301
  • Mathematical Physics II PHY 306

 

NAME: PHILIP KWASI MENSAH

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

RES. ADDRESS: Flat 7, Navrongo Campus

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TEL: 0244577179

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD. Candidate in Physics, University of Cape Coast of Ghana, Ghana 2013 –Date
  • MPhil (Physics), Bsc (Physics), Dip.Ed
  • BSc. Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Laser Physics:- Holography

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. P.K.Mensah and P.K Buah-Bassuah, Surface Defect Detection for some Ghanaian Textile Fabrics using Moiré Interferometry., Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 2012
  2. Sam –Quarcoo Dotse, Apori Ntiforo and Philip Mensah, Black Carbon in PM2.5 and PM10 data from Ashiaman, semi-Urban Area of Ghana,2008. Elixir International Journal, 62. 2013.
  3. Appiah Seth, Mensah Philip Kwasi and Gyasi-Antwi Daniel, Application of electrical resitivity method in groundwater Exploration in the fractured Crystalline basement aquifiers in Buma in the East Gjonja District of Northern Ghana. International Journal of Scientific Research and Education. Volume 2, 2014.
  4. Appiah Seth and Mensah Philip Kwasi, Using integrated Geophysical methods in groundwater Exploration in fractured crystalline basement aquifiers in Sambuli in the Saboba District of Ghana International Journal of Science and Technology. Volume II, Issue III, 2014
  5. I.K Baidoo,J.J Fletcher, P.K Mensah, R.E Quagraine and N.S Opata, Determination of mineral element composition of Ayoyo, Baobab and Dandelion vegetable green leaves in Ghana using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Journal of Food Mearsurement and Characterization. Volume 8, Number 3, 2014

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Applied Physics & Optics PHY 205
  • Telecommunications PHY 411
  • Optoelectronics & instrumentation
  • Introductory Physics II PHY 102
  • Waves and vibration

 

NAME: DANIEL GYASI-ANTWI

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

RES. ADDRESS: Flat B3 Navrongo Campus

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TEL: 0547348945

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • MSc. Material Science, University, Germany
  • BSc. Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Material Science:- Engineering Materials, Nanomaterials
  • Fluid Mechanics :- Nanofluidics, fluid dynamics

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Effect of Annealing temperatures on the self-assembly properties of Iron(III) Oxide Nanoparticles. Archives of Physics Research, 2013, 4(5): 7-12 Gyasi-Antwi Daniel. Adazabra N. A. Musah R
  2. Bio monitoring of non-essential heavy metals concentrations in the Tono irrigation dam using mussel tissues. American Journal of Environmental Protection 2013;2(6): 121-127 Adazabra N. Aaron, Gyasi-Antwi Daniel. Nyaaba A. Rudolf
  3. Application of Electrical Resistivity method on groundwater exploration in the fractured crystalline basement aquifers in Buma in the East Gonja District of Northern Ghana. International Journal of Scientific research and Education 2014 2(5) 772-784, Appiah Seth, Mensah Philp Kwasi, Gyasi-Antwi Daniel
  4. Analytical solution of Dufour and Soret Effects on Hydromagnetic Flow past a vertical plate embedded in a porous medium . E. M. Arthur, Y. I. Seini, Daniel Gyasi-Antwi. Advances in Physics Theories and Applications. ISSN 2224-719X (Paper) ISSN 2225-0638 (Online) Vol.44, 2015

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Electricity PHY 205
  • Electromagnetic waves and Optics PHY 306
  • Solid State Physics II
  • Material science I
  • Material Science II
  • X-ray Crystallography and Structural Analysis
  • Advanced Practical Physics PHY 391

 

NAME: JONAS BUGASE

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Universitaet Bayreuth,

Fakultaet fur Mathematik, Physik und Informatik

Experimental Physik V, 95440, Bayreuth

Germany

Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: +49 51225953102

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • Master of Science (MSc) in Theoretical Physics, 2011 (African University of Science and Technology, Nigeria)
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Applied Physics, 2007 (University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana)

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Soft matter Physics (colloid Physics: Magnetic Nanoparticle and their application)
  • Medical Physics (X-Ray Radiation protection)
  • Modeling and simulation

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Articles

  1. Jonas Bugase (2014): 2D and 3D Finite Element Simulation of the Heat Diffusion Profile of an Implantable Biomedical Device for Localized Hyperthermia, Journal of Scientific and Innovation and Development

Books

  1. Jonas Bugase publishing (2013): Modeling of an Implantable Device for Localized Hyperthermia, A Finite Element Analysis. Publication of MSc research thesis by LAP Academic ISBN 978-3-659-36616-1

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Electromagnetic Field Theory II PHY 304
  • Experimental Lab. Physics PHY
  • Medical Physics I PHY
  • Medical Physics II PHY
  • Classical Mechanics PHY
  • Advanced Lab. Physics PHY

 

NAME: AARON NSORBILA ADAZABRA

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: +233202437853 or +233543284917

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD Nuclear Physics, 2013-Date
  • M.Phil: Applied Nuclear Physics, 2013
  • B.Sc (Hons) Physics, 2006

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Spectroscopy:- Medical Physics

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Aaron N. Adazabra, D. Gyasi – Antwi , Rudolf A. Nyaaba Biomonitoring of Non – Essential Heavy Metals Concentrations in the Tono Irrigation Dam using Mussel Tissue. American Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp 121 – 127.
  2. Aaron N. Adazabra, Apori Ntiforo and Samuel A. Bamford. Analysis of Essential Elements in Pito – a Cereal Food Drink and its brands by the Single Comparator Method of Neutron Activation Analysis. Food Science & Nutrition 2014; 2(3): 230 – 235. doi: 10.1002/fsn 3.95.
  3. Aaron N. Adazabra, Emmanuel O. Kombat and John J. Fletcher. Parameterization of Non-Essential Heavy Metals Concentration in Different Tissues of Inland Commercial Fish Oreochromis niloticus from Vea Dam, Bolgatanga, Northern Ghana. International Journal of Current Research and Review, 2014, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp 247 - 258.
  4. A. N. Adazabra, S. A. Bamford, B.J.B Nyarko. Validation of HYPERMET PC code for the k0 - NAA standardization method using a Ghana’s Miniature Neutron Source Reactor. Archives of Physics Research, 2012, 3 (5): 341-345

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Classical Mechanics PHY 303
  • Special Theory of Relativity PHY 310
  • Introductory Physics I PHY 101
  • Introductory Physics II PHY 102
  • Practical Physics PHY 191

 

NAME: SAM-QUARCOO DOTSE

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences,

University for Development Studies,

Navrongo Campus,

TEL: 0244418010, 0268395734

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BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD Candidate in Systems Modeling
  • MPhil in Physics, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra-Ghana
  • BSc in Physics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Atmospheric Monitoring and Modelling
  • Climate change
  • Nuclear techniques

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Dotse et al., 2014. "Traces of harmattan mineral dust as measured by Epiphytic Lichens in the Kassena-Nankana Municipality, Upper-East, Ghana." Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 6(10): 482-485, 2014
  2. Dotse et al., 2013. Black Carbon in PM2.5 and PM10 data from Ashaiman, a Semi-Urban Area of Ghana, 2008. Elixir Pollution 62(2013) 17912-17915.
  3. Aaron N. Adazabra, Sam-Quarcoo Dotse, E. Alhassan, 2013., Determination of Essential Elemental Concentration Profile in Ghanaian Shea (Vitellaria Paradoxa L) Fruit Pulp using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, Volume 2, Issue 9, September-2013.
  4. Dotse et al., 2012. Particulate Matter and Black Carbon Concentration Levels in Ashaiman, a Semi-Urban Area of Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 4(1): 20-25, 2012.
  5. Apori Ntiforo, Sam-Quarcoo Dotse & Maxwell Anim-Gyampo., 2012 Preliminary studies on Bioconcentration of Heavy Metals in Nile Tilapia from Tono Irrigation Facility. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 4(23): 5040-5047, 2012.
  6. Asane J.K & Dotse S.Q., 2011. Assessment of Arsenic Level in Boreholes from the Wassa West District using Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 3(6): 717-721, 2011.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Mathematical Physics I PHY 301
  • Mathematical Physics II PHY 306
  • Introductory Physics I PHY 201
  • Introductory Physics II PHY 202
  • Experimental Physics PHY 291

 

NAME: MATHEW AMEKPEWU

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics, Faculty of Applied Sciences,

University for Development Studies,

Navrongo Campus,

TEL: 0243334812

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BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • PhD Candidate in Physics
  • MPhil in Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast-Ghana
  • BSc in Physics, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Dip. Ed, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Carbon Nanotubes, Low-dimentional systems
  • Transport properties of carbon based materials

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Amekpewu, M ., S. Y. Mensah, R. Musah, N. G. Mensah, S. S. Abukari, and K. A. Dompreh. "High Frequency Conductivity of Hot Electrons in Carbon Nanotubes." arXiv preprint arXiv:1507.04583 (2015).
  2. Amekpewu, Matthew , Sulemana S. Abukari, Kofi W. Adu, Samuel Y. Mensah, and Natalia G. Mensah. "Effect of hot electrons on the electrical conductivity of carbon nanotubes under the influence of applied dc field." The European Physical Journal B 88, no. 2 (2015): 1-6.
  3. Rabiu, Musah, Samuel Y. Mensah, Sulemana S. Abukari, Matthew Amekpewu, Baah Sefa-Ntiri, and Anthony Twum. "Generation and Propagation of Ultrasonic Waves in Piezoelectric Graphene Nanoribbon." Open Journal of Acoustics 2013 (2013).
  4. Sulemana S. Abukari, Samuel Y. Mensah, Musah Rabiu, Kofi W. Adu , Natalia G. Mensah, Kwadwo A. Dompreh, Anthony Twum, Matthew Amekpewu . "External electric field effect on electron transport in carbon nanotubes” World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics, no. 3, (2013) 169-172
  5. Abukari, Sulemana S., Kofi W. Adu, Samuel Y. Mensah, Natalia G. Mensah, Musah Rabiu, Anthony Twum, Mathew Amekpewu, and Kwadwo A. Dompreh. "Rectification due to harmonic mixing of two coherent electromagnetic waves with commensurate frequencies in carbon nanotubes." The European Physical Journal B 86, no. 3 (2013): 1-4.
  6. Abukari, Sulemana S., Samuel Y. Mensah, Kofi W. Adu, Natalia G. Mensah, Kwadwo A. Dompreh, Anthony Twum, Chales LY Amuah, Matthew Amekpewu, and Musah Rabiu. "Domain Suppression in the Negative Differential Conductivity Region of Carbon Nanotubes by Applied AC Electric Field." World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics 2, no. 04 (2012): 274.

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Solid States Physics I
  • Solid States Physics II
  • Electronics I (Ana Logue Electronics)
  • Electronics II (Digital Electronics)
  • Electricity and Magnetism

 

 

NAME: KORI FRANCIS KUPO KAPOURI

JOB TITLE: Lecturer

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: +233200501668

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • M. Phil Physics Ghana 1994
  • Dip. Ed Physics 1986
  • SC/GCE Advanced Level 1980

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Renewable Energy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Some studies into the performance of solar stills in Ghana (ongoing research)
  2. Processing of meat products using solar energy (ongoing research)

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • General Physics PHY 101
  • Introduction to Physics PHY 101
  • Practical Physics PHY 191
  • Thermal Physics PHY 201
  • Fluid Mechanics PHY 322
  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics PHY 203

 

TECHNICAL STAFF

NAME: FATAI USMAN

JOB TITLE: Laboratory Technician

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • HND Geological Engineering
  • OND Mineral Resource Engineering

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Practical and Applied Physics and Sciences

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Monthly Variation of Ambient Air Particulate Levels at Navrongo in The Savana Zone of Ghana-A research work that led to poster presentation at the European Conference on X-Ray Spectroscopy, Vienna, Austria by the National Nuclear Research Institute (NNRI) of Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC)
  2. Analyzing the Economic Benefits of Fresh Tomato Production at the Tono Irrigation Scheme in Upper East Region of Ghana, Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development

Activities

  • Prepare and organize Physics Laboratory for Practical lessons
  • Organize orientation for new personal assigned to the Physics Laboratory
  • A facilitator in the Applied physics Department Outreach program

 

Secretariat

NAME: AMOAH BARBARA

JOB TITLE: Typist Grade I

ADDRESS: Department of Applied Physics

Faculty of Applied Sciences

Navrongo Campus

UDS, Navrongo

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TEL: 0205700626

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • HND (Secretaryship and Management Studies)

RESEARCH AREA AND INTEREST

  • Managerial skills
  • Secretaryship in modern offices

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • An Assessment of Micro-finance Institution on Women Empowerment in Ghana: A Case Study of Sinapi Aba Trust, Bolgatanga