Dr. Peter Kessels Dadzie

Designation: 
Staff Grade: 
Education: 

PhD. Wood Science and Technology

Msc. Wood Science and Technology

BEd. (Technology Education);  MSc. (Wood Technology And Industrial Management).

Professional Membership: 
FOREST PRODUCTS SOCIETY, PH 2801, MARSHALL CT , MADISON, WI 53705, U.S.A. SOCIETY OF WOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, P.O.Box 6155, Monona, WI 53716, U.S.A.
Teaching Areas: 
  • COSTING AND ESTIMATION OF FURNITURE
  • MARKETING AND PACKAGING OF FURNITURE
  • APPLIED SCIENCE IN FURNITURE STUDIES
  • CONVERSION AND TREATMENT OF FURNITURE AND WOOD PRODUCTS
  • MANAGEMENT OF WOOD AND FURNITURE INDUSTRY
Conferences Attended: 
  • 6th Annual International Applied Research Conference at Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana. 2nd – 5th July, 2013
  • 67th International Convention of the Forest Products Society (FPS) and the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Austin TX. U.S.A.  9th - 11th June, 2013
  • International Conference of the College of Engineering, University of North Texas (UNT), Denton TX.  U.S.A. 13th June, 2013.
  • A conference paper for the 66th International Convention of the Forest Products Society, Washington D.C. U.S.A. 3rd – 5th June, 2012.   
  • 1st International Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEREA 2011), Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana. 28th -30th Nov. 2011.
  • 65th International Convention of the Forest Products Society, Portland, Oregon. U.S.A.19th -21st June, 2011.
Publications: 

Refereed Journal Publication

  1. Dadzie P . K , Amoah M , Frimpong- Mensah K , & Sheldon Q . S (2016). Comparison of density and selected microscopic characteristics of stem and branch wood of two commercial trees in Ghana, Wood Science and Technology, 50:91-104.
  2. Dadzie P . K , Agyapong, A . K . & Inkum P . B (2015). Some Market Trends of Wood Products Exports in Ghana and Their Implications for Stakeholders: The Case of Furniture and Kiln-Dried Lumber. International Journal of Business and Economics Research. 4(6): 307-314.
  3. Dadzie P . K , & Amoah M (2015). Density, some anatomical properties and natural durability of stem and branch wood of two tropical hardwood species for ground applications, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, 73: 759-773.
  4. Boampong, E ., Effah, B ., Dadzie, P . K . and Asibey, O . (2015). Ergonomic Functionality of Classroom Furniture in Senior High Schools in Ghana. International Journal of Advanced Science & Technology; 2 (1): 6 - 11.
  5. DADZIE, P.K., (2013). THE POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION OF BRANCHWOOD QUANTITY, LEFT AFTER LOGGING OPERATIONS, TOWARDS REDUCING DEPLETION RATE AND PRESERVING GHANA’S FOREST ECOSYSTEM, AMERICA JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY, VOL. 1 NO.2. PP. 32-39.

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Dadzie P. K. & Amoah M (2015). Predicting Bending Properties of Stem and Branch Wood of a Tropical Hardwood Species from Density and Moisture Content. 58th International Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology, Grand Teton National P ark, Jackson, Wyoming, U. S. A 7th -12th June, 2015.
  2. Dadzie P. K. (2015). Furniture and Lumber E xports from Ghana: A Comparative Study of Some Market Trends (Poster with 5 minutes oral presentation). 58th International Convention of the Society of Wood Science and Technology, Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming, U. S. A 7th -12th June, 2015
  3. DADZIE, P. K. AND AMOAH M., (2013). NATURAL DURABILITY QUALITY INVESTIGATIONS; A NECESSITY TOWARDS ENTREPRENEURS’ ACCEPTANCE OF  BRANCHWOODS AS NEW MATERIALS FOR GARDEN FURNITURE PRODUCTION. - A conference paper for the 6th Annual International Applied Research Conference at Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana.  2nd – 5th July, 2013.    
  4. DADZIE, P. K., (2013). HOW MUCH BRANCHWOOD LEFT AFTER LOGGING IN GHANA’S FORESTS CAN BE PROCESSED TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS REDUCING DEPLETION OF FORESTS AND PRESERVE THE ENVIRONMENT? - A conference paper presented at the 67th International Convention of the Forest Products Society (FPS) and the Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Austin TX. U.S.A.  (http://www.forestprod.org/ic/assets/resources/IC_67_program.pdf ). 9th - 11th June, 2013.
  5. DADZIE, P. K., (2013). ANATOMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND NATURAL DURABILITY QUALITIES OF SOME GHANAIAN HARDWOOD BRANCHES AND THEIR STEM WOODS. - A conference paper presented at an International Conference of the College of Engineering, University of North Texas (UNT), Denton TX.  U.S.A. 13th June, 2013.
  6. DADZIE P. K., (2012). ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF VOLUME PRODUCED AND DIFFERENTIAL COSTS ON PROFITS IN GARDEN FURNITURE PRODUCTION  USING SCENARIO AND SENSITIVITY ANALYSES; A CASE STUDY OF A GHANAIAN LOCAL COMPANY. - A conference paper for the 66th International Convention of the Forest Products Society, Washington D.C. U.S.A.  3-5th June, 2012.
  7.  DADZIE P. K., (2011). APRELIMINARY GUIDE FOR ENTREPRENURESHIP STUDIES  IN  THE WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY; A NECESSARY STEP TOWARDS  ENHANCING VALUE ADDITION FOR WEALTH CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT. - A conference paper presented at the 1st International Conference of Entrepreneurship Educators, Researchers and Entrepreneurs in Africa (CEREA 2011), Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.  28th – 30th Nov. 2011.
  8. DADZIE P. K. and FRIMPONG- MENSAH K., (2011). VALUE ADDITION TO WOOD RESOURCES, THE CASE OF GARDEN FURNTURE PRODUCTION AND EXPORT IN GHANA. STUDY OF A LOCAL FIRM. - A conference paper presented at the 65th International Convention of the Forest Products Society, Portland, Oregon. U.S.A. (Power Point available at http://www.slideshare.net/julielang/session-8-ic2011dadzie ). 19th -21st June, 2011.