PhD student wins mine ventilation scholarship

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On June 30, 2021

Nana Kobina Amoako Amoah, who is a PhD student in mining engineering, has been awarded the SME McPherson-Marks-Greuer Mine Ventilation Scholarship. The scholarship is to improve the mine ventilation profession through education of mining engineers ultimately improving the safety and health of underground miners. This scholarship is very competitive as only one student is awarded each year. Nana has been working really hard with Dr. Guang Xu in developing low-cost particulate matter sensors for monitoring coal dust in underground mines, and using novel method to improve the design of dust control devices. He is also involved in Dr. Guang Xu’s NSF project that applies his ventilation knowledge to improve indoor air quality and reduce COVID-19 infection risks in public indoor environments. This award not only recognizes Nana’s personal excellence in mine ventilation, but also acknowledges the education effort of Missouri S&T in training ventilation experts.

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