WORLD RENOWNED Inventor of Fiber Optics and Nanotechnology Expert Dr. Thomas Owusu Mensah has been elected a fellow of the Ghana Institute of Engineers.
Dr Mensah who is a Fellow of US Academy of Inventors, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, was honored at the Annual Gala of the Ghana Institute of Engineers during the 2018 Engineers Week celebration, where the outgoing President Ing Mrs Carlien Bou-Chedid presented the Award to him during the Annual Dinner where he was also named a Fellow of the Institute at Aburi in the Eastern region of Ghana.
According to Dr Mensah he is humbled by this recognition bestowed on him by Fellow Engineers in Ghana following recognition by Engineers in the United States of America.
Speaking to the Business.com.gh he explained that, a Fellow is the highest level of membership in the Engineering Profession and he deems it a great honour to be part of the ten (10) new Fellows elected in 2018 by the Council of the Institute. The Minister of Energy, Hon Boakye Agyarko gave a speech on behalf of the President of Ghana.
Dr. Mensah who has several patents in Fiber Optics and published extensively in peer review journals including chapters of books, discussed how important the High Speed Train will help Ghana as it moves in the 21st Century with the Minster and added that “the project will enhance new investment flow to Ghana, for the creation of manufacturing industries, more jobs will be created and travel times to the North of the country will be reduced dramatically. This will cut down traffic congestion in Accra.”
The Gala which brought Fellows and Members from across the country and the globe allowing friends to meet and reconnect again, swore in a new president of the Institute who took office immediately supported by the Council of Fellows.
The new president, Ing Amoaning-Yankson is a Civil and Transportation Engineer who has worked on several projects funded by the World Bank in several Countries including Ghana.
Dr Mensah is the author of four books in innovation notably; Fiber Optics Engineering 1977, Superconductor Engineering 1992, The Right Stuff Comes in Black his Autobiography, 2013 and the International Text Book Nanotechnology Commercialization 2017
Engineering students at the event had the opportunity to meet and interact with more senior and well established Members. Music and dancing made this Event quiet memorable.
About Ghana Institute of Engineers
The Ghana Institute of Engineers have members and Fellows drawn from all the traditional Engineering Disciplines including Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, Civil, and others making it the most diverse Engineering profession in the world.