A Ghanaian USA Based Researcher Wins over $17.5 Million US Department of Energy Grant

Dr. William Ampomah, a petroleum research lead at New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology (NMT), USA has been awarded with a $17.5 million grant from the United States Department of Energy. His research proposal emerged to be second in ranking among several proposals from different petroleum engineering institutions across United States.

Dr. Ampomah received his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from KNUST, Ghana and his master’s/PhD in petroleum engineering from NMT. In 2019, he championed the school’s academic collaboration project with KNUST-Kumasi and UNR-Sunyani. His team made an official trip to Ghana in April, 2019 to visit these universities.

Collaborating with Solomon Owusu in Denver, Colorado, the team included UMaT-Tarkwa and they visited the school during the same trip. Again, the team had a meeting with the Energy Minister, Hon. John Peter Amewu at the ministries in Accra on potential research opportunities to improve the energy sector in Ghana and recruitment of Ghanaian students into the school.

Dr Ampomah will recruit more petroleum graduate students to embark on the project. Details of the grant can be found in the link below:


Solomon Owusu
Denver, Colorado, USA