International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Emmanuel Appiah Kubi

Dr Emmanuel Appiah Kubi

Emmanuel is a Research Scientist at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (CSIR-FORIG), Kumasi and a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Construction and Wood Technology Education (University of Education, Winneba). Emmanuel was born, raised and educated in Ghana.

He had his BSC, MPhil and PhD Degrees in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and has had a lot of international internships and research stays in institutions such as at the Georg-August University of Goettingen, Germany and the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH), Biel, Switzerland. He is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE). He has a lot of experience in the wood industry in Ghana through processing of wood and bamboo and the construction of wooden and bamboo structures. He conducts research into the technological properties of wood, bamboo and other wood-based materials for efficient utilization. His research work has helped to promote and enhanced the use of lesser-used wood species in Ghana through efficient processing methods and techniques. He also manages the Wood and Furniture Testing Laboratory at CSIR-FORIG. He is currently a member of the INBAR Task Force for Structural uses of Bamboo.