Prof Michael Affam is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Geological Engineering, University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa. He holds a PhD in Geological Engineering (Geotechnical Option) from UMaT/ Queens University, Canada. He also holds MSc and BSc degrees from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. He is a member of a number of national and international associations. His speciality is on advances in geomechanics, foundation design and exploration techniques. He doubles as a geotechnical consultant for several companies within and outside Ghana.
Mike has served over 25 years as an industry player and an accomplished academic. He has rich geotechnical experience in industry-related challenges, site investigation for foundation design and rock response to loading regimes. Additionally, he is well versed in African exploration and mining; notably, greenstone gold exploration, ranging from grassroots mineral prospecting to drilling and evaluation, having worked for a number of gold mines in the country. He has worked as a keen academic scholar since 2003 in UMaT and currently serves as the Dean of School of Petroleum Studies. He doubles as a consultant for Ghana Integrated Aluminum Development Corporation(GIADEC) among other entities.
Prof Affam has a deep passion for the Ghana institution of Geoscientist (GhIG) and has been a member of the Membership as well as the Publicity committees of the institution for a number of years. He is studious friendly, team player and approaches his work with diligence. He likes reading and writing. Given the opportunity, he would bring his high earned experience to bear in the institution, serving as its Vice President, Academia
Prof Michael Affam is a professional geoscientist with an engineering background and dedicated academic scholar committed to the course of GhIG. Over the years, our contribution to the course of GhIG, although very precious has been a remote one, principally because we are remotely sited.
Now the opportunity is opened to everyone everywhere to fuse experiences gained to drive the agenda of GhIG; whether far or near, to better its fortunes. We must not miss this space created to bring all on board.
It is on this ticket that I pledge to deliver support, innovation in academia-industry relationships, partnership with researchers/students in professional deliverables to help shape the fortunes of GhIG for the next two years. I, therefore, offer my rich experience and exposure to bear in the service of the institution as Vice President, Academia.
Vote Prof Michael Affam for:
Experience! Innovation!! and Excellence !!!