The Institute of Industrial Research (IIR) is one of the leading 13 Research Institutes of Ghana’s Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the main Science and Technology Research and Development Institution of Ghana. The CSIR-IIR is Ghana’s foremost industrial research and development organization.

 

Researchers

Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea

Position: Principal Research Scientist

Email: gabniilar@csir-iir.org, gabniilar@gmail.com

Tel: (+233) 243-222370 / 269-505164

 

SUMMARY/BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Gabriel Nii Laryea joined the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in 1986 as Technical Officer and rise through the ranks to Principal Research Scientist and currently, has made considerable contribution to the work of the Institute as well as a member of national technical committees. He has served as the Head of Energy Technologies Division since September, 2010 and also a leading member of the CSIR-IIR team that provides technical services on renewable energy and energy efficiency to Energy Commission, Ghana.
                                                                                                  
EDUCATION BACKGROUND

From

To

Institution

Degree

2000

2004

Chungbuk National University

Ph.D

1990

1995

Ivanovo State of Textile Academy

M.Sc

1981

1985

Accra Polytechnic

Part I,II,III, Full Tech. Cert.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

From

To

Institution

Designation 

1986

Date

CSIR – Scientific Instrumentation Centre/Institute of Industrial Research

Principal Research Scientist

1982

1986

International Tobacco Ghana Limited

Area Plant Technician

 

RESEARCH SUMMARY AND INTEREST  

  • Design and Development of Electrostatic Atomizers
  • Machine Design and Manufacturing
  • Waste Recycling
  • Renewable Energy (Wind, Solar and Energy Efficiency improvement)

 

PROJECTS/ACHIEVEMENTS/FUNDING AWARDS

  • Principal Coordinator: South-South Cooperation China-Ghana-Zambia on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer, 2016
  • Leader; Establishment of Regional Testing and Knowledge Center for Biomass fuels, 2014 funded by the United Nations Foundation/Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. 
  • Leader; Establishment of the Regional Testing and Knowledge Center for clean cook stoves, 2012 funded by the United Nations Foundation/Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. 
  • Member: “Pilot Global Bio-Energy Partnership (GBEP) sustainability indicators for Ghana, 2012 funded by The Royal Dutch Government.
  • Ghana-(Partner) Leader; “Turning biowaste into sustainable products: development of appropriate conversion technologies applicable in developing countries” European Commission 7th Framework Programme for Research, (2012) with sixteen (16) institutions and organizations.
  • Principal Investigator; “Deployment and capacity building on renewable energy as a tool for STI promotion in Ghana” funded by UNESCO, Accra Office. (March - May, 2011).
  • Member; “Development, demonstration and transfer of improved yam barn, 2009 funded by WAAPP, Ghana.

                       

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Part-time teaching at University:
Feb. 2013–Date: Part-Time (Adjunct Senior Lecturer) Yeshua Institute of Technology,
Department of Renewable Energy.
Jan. 2012–Date: Part-Time (Senior Lecturer) University of Ghana, ARPPIS Insect Science
Programme – Pesticides Application Technology – (MPhil. Programme).
Aug. 2006–Date: Part-Time Lecturer (Engineering and Design for Food Process 
/Thermodynamics), University of Ghana (Faculty of Engineering Sciences).
1985–1989:         Part-Time Instructor, Accra Polytechnic (Mechanical Engineering Department).

External Examiner:
Oct. 2013–Date: External Examiner for MPhil Computational Nuclear Science and Engineering-
University of Ghana, School of Graduate Studies.
Jan. 2012–Date: External Examiner for Instrumentation Theory – Science Laboratory 
Technology; Accra Polytechnic.

National Committee Member:
2004-Date: Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy; Ghana Standards Authority Technical  
Committee (TC6)
2009-Date: Oil and Gas; Ghana Standards Authority Technical Committee (TC21)
2011-Date: Capacity Building in Space Science and Technology Education

Professional Body

    • Member; Electrostatic Society of America
    • Member; Ghana Arts & Science Association
    • Graduate Member; Ghana Institute of Engineers
    • Member; Ghana Science Association

                       

PUBLICATIONS

THESIS:

  • G. N. Laryea: Development of Electrostatic Simplex Nozzles for Agricultural Applications, Ph. D Thesis, 2004.
  • G. N. Laryea: Maintenance of Shut-less Loom Weaving Machines and Developing New Lubricants for Frictional Units, Ivanovo, Russia, M. Sc Thesis, 1995.

 

JOURNAL:

  • R. Bayitse, H. Xiaoru, G. N. Laryea and A-B Bjerre: (2015). Protein enrichment of cassava residue using Trichoderma pseudokoningii (ATCC26801) AMB Express a Springer Open Journal 5:80 pp. 1-6.
  • K. Akufo-Kumi, G. N. Laryea, H. A. Obiri, J. Y. Amoah W. O. Oduro and G. Boafo-Mensah: (2014). Design, Construction and Test Operation of Thermal Incinerator for Medical Waste at Abokobi Health Centre, Ghana. Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST), Vol. 19 (1&2) pp. 59-66.
  • G. N. Laryea, R. Abdul-Samii and G. Tottimeh: (2014). The Potential of using Agricultural Crop Side-streams to Generate Bio-fuels in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Science, Vol.54. pp. 61–70.
  • G. N. Laryea, E. N. Kotey: (2014). Design and Fabrication of Wind Turbine Blade. Ghana Journal of Science, Vol.54, pp. 49-59.
  • R. Bayitse, G. N. Laryea, G. Selormey, W. O. Oduro, M. Aggey, B. Mensah, M. Gustavsson and A. B. Bjerre: (2014). Anaerobic Co-digestion of Cassava Peels and Manure: A Technological Approach for Biogas Generation and Bio-fertilizer Production – A Feature Article. Journal of Applied Science and Technology (JAST), Vol. 19 (1&2) pp. 10-17.
  • G. Boafo-Mensah, K. Ampomah-Benefo, M. A. B. Animpong, W. O. Oduro, E. N. Kotey, K. Akufo-Kumi and G. N. Laryea: (2013). Thermal Efficiency of Charcoal Fired Cookstoves in Ghana, Global Advance Research Journal of Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ISSN: 2315-5124) Vol. 2(3): 102-110. 
  • G. N. Laryea, K. A. Otu-Danquah: Investigation and Predictions of Wind Energy Potentials at Selected Locations in the Volta Region of Ghana, International Journal of Technology and Management Research, 1 (1): 12-18, 2012.
  • G. N. Laryea, K. Akufo-Kumi: (2011). Combustion Characteristics of a Burner using Pressure-swirl Nozzle, Journal of Applied Sciences & Technology, 16 (1 & 2): 84-89.
  • G. N. Laryea: (2009). Spray Characteristics of Conventional and Electrostatic Pressure-swirl Nozzle, Journal of Applied Sciences &Technology, 14 (1 & 2): 50-55.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: (2005). Effect of Air Velocity on Combustion Characteristics in Small-scale Burner, Journal of Korea Society of Combustion Institute, 10 (1): 1-6.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: (2005). Effect of Fan Speed and Electrostatic Charge on Deposition of Orchard Canopy Sprays, Journal of Atomization and Sprays, 15(2): 133-144.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: (2004). Spray and Combustion Characteristics of Hydrocarbon Fuel Injected from Pressure-swirl Nozzles, Journal of ILASS-Korea, 9 (4): 31-37.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: (2004). Electrostatic Spray and Atomization for Agricultural Applications, Journal of the ILASS-Japan, 13 (41): 33-53.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: (2004). Spray Angle and Breakup Length of Charged Injected Electrostatic Pressure-swirl Nozzle, Journal of Electrostatics, 60 (1): 37-47.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: (2003). Development of Electrostatic Pressure-swirl Nozzle for Agricultural Applications, Journal of Electrostatics, 57: 129-142.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y No and D. H. Lee: (2002). Evaluation of the Induction and Ionized Field Charging Methods for Electrostatic Nozzle of Orchard Sprayer, An International Journal Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Vol. 3(1):29-34.

 

CHAPTER IN A REFEREED BOOK
Akufo-Kumi, K., Obiri, H. A., Laryea, G. N. and Oduro, W. O., (2013), Instrumental Analysis and Classification of Eckon Kaolin, Minerals Processing and Beneficiation: PUBLICATION, Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (NAM S & T Centre), New Delhi, India. Chapter 2, pp. 11-20.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Effect of Air Velocity on Combustion Characteristics in Small-scale Burner, Proceedings of the KSAM 2005 Winter Conference, vol. 10 (1): pp. 76-82, 2005.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Verification of Empirical Correlations for Spray Characteristics using Pressure-swirl Nozzle, Proceedings of ILASS-Korea, pp. 78 – 84, 2004.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Spray and Combustion Characteristics of Pressure-swirl Nozzles for Small-scale Oil Burner, Proceedings of ILASS-Asia, Shanghai, China, pp. 328-334, 2004.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Spray Characteristics of a Variable Induction Charging Nozzle,

Proceedings of ILASS-Asia, Tokyo, Japan, pp: 97-104, 2003.

  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Macrostructure of Fuel Spray by Charge Injected Pressure-swirl Nozzle, Proceedings of ILASS-Korea, Anseong, Korea, pp. 55- 61, 2003.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. C. Kim and S. Y. No: Depositional Studies of a Charged Spray Application in an Orchard, Proceedings ICLASS, Sorrento, Italy, 2003.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Characterization of a Variable Charge Induction Nozzle for Agricultural Application, Proceedings of ICLASS, Sorrento, Italy, 2003.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Spray Characteristics of Charged Injected Electrostatic Pressure-swirl Nozzle, Proceedings of ILASS-Europe, Zagaroza, Spain, 2002.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Spray Characteristics of Electrostatic Pressure-swirl Nozzle for Burner Application, 24th KOSCO Symposium, Yeong-pyeong, Korea, pp: 16-23, 2002.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Evaluation of Charged and Uncharged Spray Deposition Characteristics on Plant Canopy, Proceedings ILASS-Europe, Zurich, Switzerland, pp: 349-354, 2001.
  • G. N. Laryea, T. G. Kang and S. Y. No: Spray Characteristics of Electrostatic Pressure-swirl Nozzle, Proceedings ILASS-Asia, Busan, Korea, pp: 223-228, 2001.

APPROVED CONSULTANCY REPORT

  • G. N. Laryea, M. Sewordor and: Performance test evaluation of improved cookstoves for Gari Processing Centre, Asuboi-Eastern Region and Ntankoro-Brong Ahafo Region, 2016.
  • G. N. Laryea, I. Aggrey and N. Kpodo: Performance test evaluation of improved cookstoves for Gari Processing Centre, Otwitire-Eastern Region. 2016.
  • G. N. Laryea, I. Aggrey and N. Akpandja: Performance test evaluation of improved cookstoves for Fish Smoking Community Centres; Winneba., 2016.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Attoh and C. L. Ahegbebu. Technical report on energy audit at CSIR-Food Research Institute, Fumesua, 2016.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Attoh and C. L. Ahegbebu. Technical report on energy audit at CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Fumesua, 2016.
  • G. N. Laryea, K. Akufo-Kumi and R. Abdul-Samii. Performance test evaluation of briquettes fuels for International Water Management Institute, September, 2016.
  • G. N. Laryea, L. B. Ocran, I. Aggrey and M. Sewordor: Performance test evaluation of improved cookstoves for Fish Smoking Community Centres; Ada-Foah, Otuam and Ankobra. May - July, 2015.
  • G. N. Laryea, I. Aggrey and M. Sewordor: Performance test evaluation of improved cookstoves for Gari Processing Centre, Mafi-Kumase – Adidome. March, 2015.
  • G. N. Laryea, G. Boafo-Mensah, K. Ampomah-Benefo, P. Dzamboe, P. Agbedor, I. Aggrey, M. Sewordor, L. B. Ocran and C. T. Osakonor: Survey report on LPG stoves status in selected cities in Ghana for Energy Commission, 2015.
  • G. N. Laryea and K. Akufo-Kumi. Composite test report of fuels for clean cooking using Philips stove for SNV, Netherlands Development Organisation at the Regional Testing and Knowledge Centre (CSIR-IIR), Accra, 2015.
  • G. N. Laryea, G. Boafo-Mensah, K. Ampomah-Benefo, S. Attoh and W. Mikado. Technical report on energy audit at CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Fumesua, 2015.
  • G. N. Laryea, G. Boafo-Mensah, K. Ampomah-Benefo, S. Attoh and W. Mikado Technical report on energy audit at Ghana Highways Authority, Head Office, Accra, 2014.
  • G. N. Laryea and L. B. Ocran: Performance test evaluation of improved cookstoves (Dolo, Eno and Lorena) for Tiehisuma Sheabutter Processing Centre, Gurugu – Tamale. October, 2014.
  • G. N. Laryea, G. Boafo-Mensah and W. Mikado. Technical report on energy audit at CSIR-Building and Road Research Institute, Fumesua, 2013.
  • G. N. Laryea, G. Ampo. Technical report on energy audit at CSIR-Savannah Research Institute, Nyankpala, 2012.
  • G. N. Laryea, G. Ampo and S. Attoh. Technical report on calibration of laboratory equipment for CSIR – FORIG, (Fumesua), CSIR-WRI (Tamale) and Ghana Sumatra Limited, Kade, 2012.
  • Akufo-Kumi K., Obiri, H. A., Laryea G. N., Amoah J. Y., and Oduro W. O: Construction of Incinerators for the Nkroful Health Centre and Half-Assini Hospital, December, 2011.
  • G. N. Laryea, G. Ampo. Technical report on inspection and servicing of a safety cabinet (HERA safe KS12) and other services on laboratory equipment at CSIR-Crop Research Institute, Kumasi, 2009. 
  • J. Y. Asibuo, G. N. Laryea and E. N. Kotey. As consultant member for the technical evaluation and report of the International Competitive Bid on WAAPP –Laboratory Equipment for CSIR Secretariat. 2012.
  • M. D. Quain, G. N. Laryea and E. N. Kotey. As consultant member for the technical evaluation and report of the International Competitive Bid on WAAPP –Laboratory Equipment for CSIR Secretariat. 2010.

 

EDITED RESEARCH REPORTS

  • R. Bayitse, M. Aggey, W. O. Oduro, G. Selormey, B. Mensah and G. N. Laryea: Reactor Design and Separation Equipment for Anaerobic Co-digestion of Biowaste and Manure, pp. 1 – 14, 2014.
  • R. Bayitse, G. N. Laryea, G. Selormey, W. O. Oduro, M. Aggey and B. Mensah: Bibliographical Review of Co-digestion of Cassava and Manure, pp. 1 – 31, 2013.
  • G. N. Laryea, E. N. Kotey: Review of Wind Power Systems in Ghana, pp.1-10, 2010.
  • G. N. Laryea: Quality Control and Testing Laboratory Equipment in Some Selected Facilities/Organisations in Ghana, pp.1-11, 2009.
  • G. N. Laryea: Status and Challenges of Pesticides Application in Ghana, pp. 1-13, 2008.
  • G. N. Laryea: Electro hydrodynamic Atomization of Liquids, pp. 1-4, 2007.
  • G. N. Laryea: Measurement of Liquids Electrical Resistivity, pp. 1 – 4, 2006.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Development of Electrostatic Pressure-swirl Nozzle for Burner Application, Chungbuk National University, Korea, pp. 1 – 50, 2002.
  • F. Acquah, R. B. Lartey, E. K. A. Sackey and G. N. Laryea: Report on Trip to Ntonso, pp. 1 - 4, 1999.
  • R. B. Lartey, F. Acquah, K. S. Nketia, F. Djokoto and G. N. Laryea: Survey of Raw Material Base for Activated Carbon Production in Ghana, pp. 1 -12, 1998.
  • G. N. Laryea: Design and Manufacture of Upper Stem Diameter Hypsometer, pp. 1 – 13, 1997.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

  • F. Djokoto, M. H. Duku., G. N. Laryea, J. Pani., J. N. A. Lamptey and H. Kikuno: Development, Demonstration and Transfer of Improved Yam Barn, 2009.
  • G. N. Laryea, S. Y. No: Development of Fuel-Saving Nozzle for Agricultural Applications, Technology Development Programme for Agriculture and Forestry, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Korea, 2005. 

 

PATENT:
Electrostatic Pressure-Swirl Nozzle for Oil Burner (Korea Patent No. 10-2002-0076984)

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & WORKSHOP
2016: - Workshop on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer- China, 13th -20th October.
2015: - Workshop for CSIR-Deputy Directors, Scientific Secretaries and Heads of
Commercialization Divisions. CSIR Head Office – Conference Room, Accra, 9th & 10th July.
2013: - Engineers in Technical and Humanitarian Opportunities of Service (ETHOS) –
Conference/Workshop, Kirkland, Seattle, USA. 25th – 27thJanuary, 2013

  • Intensive Training Workshop at Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. 28th January – 1st February, 2013
  • Design and Testing of Improve Cook Stoves: Aprovecho Research Center, Oregon, USA. 4th February – 2nd March, 2013

2011: - Foundations of Leadership: Translating Strategy into Action, (Ishmael Yamson and
Associates), Accra. 9th -10th November

  • Development of Intellectual Property Rights Policy for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR- STEPRI. 24th - 25th March
  • International Policy Conference on Competitiveness & Diversification: Strategic Challenges in a Petroleum-Rich Economy, Accra. 14th - 15th March

2010: - Improvement of Business Performance and Shareholder Value through Good People
Management, CSIR-Secretariat- Accra. 22nd -26th November

  • Agricultural Innovation for Climate Change Adaptation and Food Security Study, CSIR-STEPRI, September.
  • Standards and Quality (MTCP/SIRIM Berhard), Malaysia. 4th – 10th June
  • Using Innovation to Fuel Growth and Prosperity (Ishmael Yamson & Associates). 6th -7th April.
  • Ethics in Business Practice: Anti-Corruption in Organisation (GhIE)
  • Cluster Initiatives for African Economic Development and Sustainability, (PACF), Elmina

2009: - Promoting of Appliance Energy Efficiency and Transformation of Refrigerating  
Appliances Market in Ghana

  • RETScreen and Photovoltaic Module

2008:  Increasing Profitability through Energy Efficiency (Energy Foundation)
2001:  Visiting Researcher (Brunel University) London
1999:  Project Management (MDPI)
1997:  Role of Information Acquisition & Dissemination (GRATIS)

 

 

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