Dr. Samuel Amos-Abanyie
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Samuel Amos-Abanyie is a Senior Lecturer and the Director of Undergraduate Programmes in Architecture. Samuel obtained his bachelor and postgraduate education in architecture from KNUST in 1997 and 1999 respectively before moving to University of Flensburg, in Germany where completed his study for a master degree in Energy Systems and Management in 2004. He then completed his PhD in 2012 in the area of passive cooling of building in the warm humid tropical conditions also from KNUST. Samuel has a certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Management from the Institute of Professional and Executive Development (IPED) in the United Kingdom.
Samuel has been teaching at the undergraduate levels of architecture, building technology and civil engineering programmes and supervised several students’ dissertations at the undergraduate level and research thesis at the graduate level since 2004. Samuel has authored and co-authored a number of original scholarly articles in scientific journals and presentations at conferences, and written book chapters. Samuel has a considerable experience in architectural design and contract administration of a wide range of projects, including educational, commercial and domestic buildings in Ghana.
- Associate Member, Ghana Institute of Architects – AGIA
- Professional Member, Ghana Quality Organisation – MGQO
- Architectural Science
- Climate and Architecture
- Building Lighting and Acoustics
- Architectural Design Studio
- Carbon-Free Architectural Design Approaches
- Climate Control in Tropical Architecture
- Renewable Energy Use
- Building Performance Modeling and Simulations
Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
- Amos-Abanyie, S., Poku-Boansi, M. and Duah, D.Y.D. (2012). Improving ramp design as a barrier-free access in public buildings in the Kumasi Metropolitan Area, Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Volume 14, No.1, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania
- Amos-Abanyie, S., Akuffo, F.O., Quagraine, V., (2009) “Unveiling Energy Saving Techniques for Cooling in Residential Buildings in Ghana”. International Journal of Ventilation, Vol. 8, Issue 1, COVENTRY, UK, pg. 23-35.
- Afram, S.O., Amos-Abanyie, S., (2008): “Structural Failures of Artisanal-Built Roofs During rainstorms in Ghana: Common Causes,” Journal of Building and Road Research, Vol. 11. Building and Road Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Amos-Abanyie, S., Afram, S.O. (2008): “Bioclimatic Features of Vernacular Architecture of Nzulezu,” Journal of Building and Road Research, Vol. 11. Building and Road Research Institute, Kumasi, Ghana.
- Amos-Abanyie, S. (2006). “Implications of Climate Change on Human Comfort in Buildings: Evidence from Nkontompo Community of Sekondi-Takoradi, Ghana”, Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 26, No. 1, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
- Amos-Abanyie, S. (2006). “Implications of Climate Change on Human Comfort in Buildings” accepted for the 12th Annual Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006 in Hong Kong in 2006.
Selected Peer Reviewed Conference Publications
- Amos-Abanyie, S., Akuffo, F.O., Oteng-Sefa, S. and Kutin-Sanwu, V. (2011) “Parametric study of effect of thermal mass, window size and night-time ventilation on peak indoor temperature in the warm-humid climate of Ghana”. 7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2011). Organized by the Tongji University. 6-9th November 2011, Shanghai, China.
- Amos-Abanyie, S., Akuffo, F.O., Kutin-Sanwu, V. (2009) “Energy Saving Potential of Passive and Low Energy Cooling Techniques in Buildings in Ghana”. 6th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (ISHVAC 2009). Organized by the Nanjing University. 6-9th November 2009, Nanjing, China.
- Amos-Abanyie, S. (2009) “Integration of passive and low energy cooling techniques into buildings in Ghana.” West Africa Built Environment Research (WABER) Workshop. Organized by the University of Reading at the British Council in Accra, Ghana, June 2-3, 2009.
- Amos-Abanyie, S. (2008) “Applicability of passive and low energy cooling techniques in Ghana”, SESAM / ARTES African Alumni Workshop on the “Application of Renewable Energy in Fueling Sustainable Development in Africa”. Organized by the University of Flensburg, Germany in collaboration with School of Engineering and Energy Centre KNUST. 5th to 9th May, 2008 at KNUST, Ghana.
- Amos-Abanyie, S. (2007). “The Need for a New Framework in the age of environmental consequences” at African Architecture Today. International Conference on the study and practice of Architecture in Africa. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in June 2007
Samuel Amos-Abanyie (AGIA)
Department of Architecture
College of Art and Built Environment
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Mobile phone: +233 20 332 5248; +233 24 425 6552