ProgramPhD Scientific Computing & Industrial Modeling
Graduating Class of2019
Research InterestsFluid Dynamics in the area of Reservoir Modelling and Simulation
Affiliate InstitutionKwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Degree ObtainedMPhil Scientific Computing & Industrial Modeling
Richard Owusu obtained his BSc Mathematics degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, in June 2013. He went on to serve as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Mathematics, for the duration of his National Service. He also obtained in July 2017, an MPhil degree in 'Scientific Computing and Industrial Modelling', being a part of the first graduating cohort of the 'Scientific Computing and Industrial Modelling' programme with the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana.
His research interests lie in Fluid Dynamics, specifically in the area of Reservoir Modelling and Simulation. He is therefore more inclined towards Partial Differential Equations, Numerical Methods/Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics. His interest compelled him to conduct research on Reservoir Simulation, where capillary pressure effect on saturation profile was investigated using reservoir models and numerical methods. His goal and desire, is to solve real world problems using mathematical approaches, and to contribute to knowledge. His core values include discipline, hard work and creativity. He has good analytical skills and possesses an admirable sense of responsibility, making him a potential candidate for higher research work.
Richard is also a certified Lay Preacher, Teacher of the Children’s Ministry, and now serves as a Society Steward in the Methodist Church, Ghana. Serving as Head of the Children’s Ministry Directorate, and being a Peer Counselor under the Office of the Dean of Students, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, has kindled and kept his passion for Child and Youth Development.