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Dr. Kwame Awuah-offei

Associate Professor
Mining Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
United States of America


"Kwame Awuah-Offei is currently an associate professor of mining engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology. He previously served as an assistant professor at the same institution. He holds a PhD from University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR). Part of his PhD work was done at the University of Alberta, Canada. He holds a BS (Hons) from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana. He has 12 years of research, teaching, and consulting experience. Dr. Awuah-Offei has extensive experience in modeling and optimization of mining systems for sustainability. His current research interests include modeling and optimization of mining systems, design and management of sustainable mining systems, mining equipment performance evaluation, and earthmoving equipment-formation interactions. He has had diverse teaching appointments in three universities in three countries. He has worked in surface gold mining and aggregates operations. In his current role, he teaches graduate and undergraduate mining engineering courses. Dr. Awuah-Offei is a nationally active member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME). He serves on the board of the local St. Louis Section and is the chair of the Sustainable Development Committee of the Society."

Research Interest

"Applications of discrete choice theory and agent-based (multi-agent) modeling to mining stakeholder analysis Discrete event simulation of mining systems Mixed integer programming optimization of mine sequencing Application of economic input-output analysis to evaluate regional impacts of mining supply chains Spatiotemporal variation of soil CO2 fluxes Impact of operator and mine production production practices on mine energy efficiency Mine design & production planning Mining & energy sustainability assessment & modeling"

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