University of Cape Coast

Francis Kudjoe is a postgraduate of University of Bremen. He was the first Ghanaian to complete the professional Space Studies Program of 2016 (SSP16) of the International Space University (ISU). He finished his Masters by research in Environmental Physics with a major in Satellite Remote Sensing. At ISU his specialty was Space Applications. He holds MPhil in Physics with a major in Radiation Physics from the University of Cape Coast. He has a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, with a major in Science Education. He is often fascinated by events in the galaxies and space, and curious to know the reasons behind major space events and their impact on Earth. This passion drove him to recently complete basic course in Radio Astronomy under the auspices of Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy, (DARA) programme. He is deeply involved in space science and radio astronomy outreach in schools, on radio and on television. His participation in DARA is inspired by the fact that Astronomy research requires cutting-edge technology and methods and come with skills which are transferable to other areas. He has acquired advanced skills in python programming, which has superior computational capabilities for big data analysis to enhance his computational and analytical skills in his research career in Earth, Atmospheric and Space Sciences. A national Daily Graphic publication about an interview with him earned a national award winning story on small scale mining in 2018. He was recently appointed as a member of the Independent Expert Council of the International Academy of Space Law. He is a member of the European Geosciences Union and a scholar of the Heinlein Prize Trust (HPT).