Dr Gnida SOSSOU
Senior Lecturer/Research Associate in Civil Engineering
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
I earned my BSc degree from Technical Lycee Eyadema, Lome, Togo (1981); my MSc degree in Civil Engineering from the Zaporojie Industrial Institute in Ukraine (1988); my Ph.D. from the Dniepropetrovsk Civil Engineering Institute in Ukraine (1991) in the area of Reinforced Precast and Prestressed Concrete Structures. I am originally from the Togo Republic. I am ’Maître de Conférences’ of French Ministry of Education. Currently I am a Senior Lecturer and a Research Associate in Civil/Structural Engineering, at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology; Department of Civil Engineering, Kumasi, Ghana and have been since Jan. 2001. Prior to this, I worked for 9 years as a Dosent, Research Associate and Interpreter at Dniepropetrovsk Civil Engineering Institute and National Mining University of Ukraine. My research includes theoretical and experimental analysis of the influence of concrete creep on the long duration nonlinear flexural characteristics and on the exponents of limit states of reinforced precast and prestressed concrete various structural members as beams, slabs prestressed in both directions, columns, load-bearing wall elements, electric poles and prestressed concrete trusses. I am member of professional organizations and I have written several papers for journals and books. I am hard working and conscientious, and my research publications are ample evidence of my capabilities, international recognition and according to the requirements, using my qualifications, and experience of more than twenty years after my PhD, I am in a strong position to deliver excellent results and make significant impact.
Strength of Materials, Reinforced Concrete Design,Elementary Structures, Properties of Civil Engineering Materials, Structural Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Design