Dr. John Kwasi Afriyie

Designation: 
Staff Grade: 
Education: 

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, De Montfort University, Leicester – England

MSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart – Germany

BSc Agric Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi – Ghana

Professional Membership: 
Member of Ghana Institution of Engineers (MGhIE)
Teaching Areas: 

Thermodynamics,  Heat Transfer,   Internal Combustion Engines,  Solar Crop Drying

Conferences Attended: 
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)/British Council Conference, Theme; Making the most of Africa’s Graduates and the role of International Partnerships, Alisa Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 16th to 18th January 2011
  •  Managing Africa’s resources sustainably: Environmental disasters in oil and gas exploitation – lessons from the Gulf of Mexico; MBA IMRE Alumni Event, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Business School, Kumasi, Ghana, 11th to 14th November, 2010.
  •  Innovative Networking: Launch of the Alumniportal Deutchland in Ghana; Alumni-Conference for Germany Alumni, La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra, Ghana, 7th – 8th November, 2009
Publications: 

Journal Publications

  •  Achaw, O-W., Afriyie, J. K. Effects of changes in the operating conditions on stack gas temperature and stability of biomass fuelled boilers. Chemical Engineering Communications, 2014 (Accepted, in press)
  • Afriyie, J.K., Nazha, M.A.A., Rajakaruna, H., Forson, F.K., Mathematical modelling and validation of the drying process in a chimney-dependent solar crop dryer. Energy Conversion and Management 67 (2013) 103-116
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Bart-Plange, A., Performance investigation of a chimney-dependent solar crop dryer for different inlet areas with a fixed outlet area. ISRN Renewable Energy, vol 2012, Article ID 194359, 9 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/194359
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Nazha, M.A.A., Rajakaruna, H., Forson, F.K., Simulation and optimisation of the ventilation in a chimney-dependent solar crop dryer. Solar Energy 85 (2011) 85, 1560-1573
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Nazha, M.A.A., Rajakaruna, H., Forson, F.K., Experimental investigations of a chimney-dependent solar crop dryer, Renewable Energy. 34 (2009) 217-222

 

Papers presented at Conferences

  •  Afriyie, J.K., Achaw Osei-Wusu, Bart-Plange, A., Drying of pepper in a solar crop dryer equipped with a solar chimney. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series, Sunyani, Ghana, 19th – 21th November 2012
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Achaw Osei-Wusu, Field drying of cassava in a solar tent dryer equipped with a solar chimney, 5th. Annual Applied Research Conference, Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana, 25th – 28th June 2012
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Bart-Plange, A., The effect of bulk density on thermal conductivity of Bambara groundnuts. All Polytechnic Conference, Tamale Sports Stadium, Tamale, 27th to 28th February 2012
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Dadzie J.E., Forson, F.K., Field investigations on a chimney-depending solar crop dryer. Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEEREA), Kumasi Polytechnic and Anita Hotel, Kumasi 28th to 30th November 2011
  •  Dadzie J.E., Afriyie, J.K., Challenges in teaching the Drep experiential model of entrepreneurship with large student numbers –piloting the course one in tamale polytechnic. Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEEREA), Kumasi Polytechnic and Anita Hotel, Kumasi 28th to 30th November 2011
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Bart-Plange, A., Biogas as a potential source of energy in rural areas of Ghana. Proceedings of 4th. Annual Applied Research Conference, Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana, 11th – 14thJuly 2011, pp 113-129
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Bart-Plange, A., Performance of a direct-mode solar crop dryer with a solar chimney. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VI, Sunyani, Ghana, 14th – 17th November 2010
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Bart-Plange, A., An appraisal of fresh fruit processing techniques in selected companies in Ghana. Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series VI, Sunyani, Ghana, 14th – 17th November 2010
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Bart-Plange, A., Polytechnic engineering in Ghana: Linking the industry to the Polytechnics. Proceedings of 3rd Annual Applied Research Conference, Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana, 17th – 19th May 2010, pp 30-43
  •  Afriyie, J.K., Solar dryer design standardisation: Meeting the challenges of the 21st century. Paper presented at the Ghanaian Scholars in UK (AGGOSS) Seminar, Ghana High Commission, Highgate Hill, London, U.K., June 21, 2008