Dr. Wiafe Samuel

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

P. O. Box 206, Sunyani, Bono Region - Ghana

@stu.edu.gh

Senior Lecturer & Dean

Civil Engineering

Biography/Autobipgraphy

I am Dr Samuel Wiafe, born on April 28, 1979. I come from Konongo in the Asante Akim district of the Asante Region of Ghana. Am married with three children. I have been the Dean of Faculty Engineering for the past year and also a Senior lecturer at the Civil Engineering Department. My areas of speciality are Solid/Liquid Waste Management, Urban Drainage System, Water Treatment and Distribution. My vision is to achieve agreed-upon project objectives and organizational goals consistently through learning, hard work, discipline and focus.

Expertise
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Solid and liquid waste management
  • Water quality management and distribution systems
  • Urban drainage systems
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
Languages Spoken
  1. English (Good)
  2. Twi (Good)

Publication/Research

  • Wiafe, S., Buamah Richard, Essandoh Helen (2019).The Effects of Seasonal Variations on Typha capensis and Heliconia psittacorum in the Remediation of Heavy Metals from Soil and Water (2018). American Journal of Applied Sciences. Volume 15, Issue 12. DOI :10.3844/ajassp.2018.510.518
  • Wiafe, S., Buamah Richard, Essandoh Helen (2019). Assessment of Typha capensis for the remediation of soil and water contaminated with As, Hg, Cd and Pb (2019). Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI: 10.1007/S10661-019-7484-2 (Springer).
  • Bioremediation of soil and water contaminated with As, Hg, Cd and Pb using Heliconia psittacorum (Production stage). Journal of Environment and Public Health (Hindawi)
  • Wiafe, S. and Appiah Boateng, K (2016).Clinical Liquid waste Management in Three Ghanaian Health Care Facilities- A study of Sunyani Municipality. Journal of European Centre for Research Training and Development, UK. Volume 4, Number 1, February 2016. ISSN 2055-0219. Pp 11-34.
  • Wiafe, S., Appiah Boateng K.; Antwi Kusi K. (2016). Assessing the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene situation in second cycle institutions: A case study of Sunyani Municipality. S. Poly journal. August 2016. Number 1 volume 2. ISSN 2508-0997.
  • Wiafe, S., Appiah Boateng K.; Antwi Kusi K (2016).Determining the effects of a distribution network system on water quality- A case study of three treatment headworks in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. S. Poly journal. August 2016. Number 1 volume 2. ISSN 2508-0997
  • Wiafe, S. and I.K.Nooni (2015).Assessing Clinical Solid Waste Strategies in Sunyani Municipality, Ghana-Evidence from Three Healthcare Facilities. Journal of European Centre for Research Training and Development, UK. Volume 3, Number 3, August 2016. ISSN 2056-7537. Pp 32-52.
  • S.O. Anim and S. Wiafe (2014). The use of model filtration system for greywater treatment: a case study of hotels and hostels in Eastern Region, Ghana. S journals.Volume2, Number 8 .August 2014.ISSN2345-2838.Pp159-166
  • S. Wiafe and S.A. Ofosu (2013). The quality of groundwater resources around auto-mechanic workshop enclaves in Ghana. S journals. Volume1, Number 1.
Research Supervision

Supervised Ten (15) Bachelor of Technology (BTech) students and Eighteen (25) Higher National Diploma (HND) research works.

Professional Qualifications

PhD. Environmental Sanitation and Waste Management.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi- Ghana. (2015–2019).

MSc. Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi- Ghana. (2006-2008).

BSc. Geomatic Engineering.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi- Ghana. (2000-2004).

HND Civil Engineering.
Takoradi Technical University (Formally, Takoradi Polytechnic) (1999-2001)

Certificate, Project Management.
Professional Project Management, Technology (2008)

Senior Secondary School Certificate
Opoku Ware School. Kumasi- Ghana (1996-1998)

Teaching Experience

Senior Lecturer
Civil Engineering Department. Sunyani Technical University (2015- Till date)

Lecturer
Civil Engineering Department. Sunyani Technical University (2012-2014)

Lecturer
Civil Engineering Department. Bolgatanga Technical University. (2008-2009)

Tutor
Odumaseman Senior High School (Physics and Elective Mathematics). (2006-2008)

  • Environmental Quality Engineering
  • Engineering Hydraulics
  • Solid/Waste Management
  • Fluid Mechanics

Service/Innovations

Dean
Faculty of Engineering. Sunyani Technical University (2019-Till Date)

Vice Dean
Faculty of Engineering. Sunyani Technical University (2017-2019)

Head of Department
Civil Engineering Department. Sunyani Technical University (2015-2017)

Head of Department
Civil Engineering Department. Sunyani Technical University (2012-2014)

National Service Personnel
Ghana Highway Authority, Sunyani (Maintenance, Survey& Design and Materials Laboratory Departments). (2004-2005)

  • Prepared Preliminary Environmental Report (PER) for Adom Social Center, Sunyani
  • Prepared Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for The Holy Family Hospital, Berekum
  • Prepared Environmental Management Plan (EMP) for St. Elizabeth Hospital, Hwidiem
  • Prepared Preliminary Environmental Report (PER) for International Fat and Oil Factory in Techiman
  • Prepared both Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and Preliminary Environmental Report (PER) for Ghana Nuts Oil in Techiman
  • Prepared Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Sunyani Airport Rehabilitation, Sunyani
  • Prepared both EMP and PER for the Community Hospital and Mutuary Services, Sunyani
  • Prepared both EMP and PER for the Bestcare Hospital and Mutuary Services, Sunyani
  • EIA Report on Summit Review Tailing Processing, Hwidiem
  • Conducted analyses on the Microbial Parameters of Hand-dug wells in and Around the Sunyani Magazine. A detailed physic-chemical analysis was carried out on almost all the 39 hand hug wells in the Auto-mechanic enclave of Sunyani to ascertain they meet the WHO standard for drinking water.
  • Assessed the clinical solid/liquid waste management strategies on three hospitals in the Sunyani Municipality
  • Investigated the contamination of heavy metals on both the surface and groundwater caused by illegal mining operations in the Asutifi south district.
  • Conducted numerous Civil Engineering projects for the Volta River Authority, District Assemblies, Government of Ghana and a host of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) across Ghana
  • External assessor for the Department of Civil Engineering-KNUST
  • Member of the search committee to a selection of Sunyani Technical University Librarian
  • Member of the team that drafted the Two-year B-Tech Top-up in Civil Engineering for the Sunyani Technical University.
  • Member of the team that drafted the Four-year B-Tech in Civil Engineering for the Sunyani Technical University.
  • Member of the team that drafted the HND Civil Engineering Curriculum for the Sunyani Polytechnic.
  • Part of the team that prepared the syllabus for the CTC III bridge program for the Bachelor of Technology (B-Tech) program
  • Established the collaboration between the civil engineering department and both Barekese headworks and Dompoase Landfill site in Kumasi for students to embark on an industrial filed trip on a regular base.