Michael Kwame Vowotor (Ph.D.)
Senior Lecturer, Physics
Dr. Michael Kwame Vowotor is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Physics of the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana. He received his BSc. (Physics) from the University of Ghana and MPhil. (Physics, Applied LASER) Degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He is a Ph.D. holder in Physics (Health Physics / Applied Nuclear Science) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has been teaching for the past 24 years. He taught Physics and Mathematics full time at St. Mary’s SHS, Accra and Mfantsipim SHS, Cape Coast, after completing his first degree at the University of Ghana and the University of Cape Coast respectively. He has successfully taught and supervised several projects theses. Being a Physicist with a research interest in Health Physics and Applied Nuclear Science he has authored a number of publications in local, national, and international journals.
As a scientist, Dr. Vowotor has always held some objectives in his heart namely: to be a research scientist; to be a Great Physicist; to be an advocate for a cleaner and safer environment, and to secure a promising position that offers both a challenge and a good opportunity for growth for all.
He has traveled wide and attended several local, national, and international conferences where he had the opportunity to present papers on his research in Computing, LASER’s, Optical Fiber, Health Physics, and Applied Nuclear Science. Some of the lectures are as follows: Optical Fiber Position Sensor, At UNIDO, ICS, UCC, Workshop On Combustion Diagnostic And Optical Techniques, Coconut Groove Hotel, Elmina, Ghana (1999); Introduction To Computers, HyperText Markup Language & Preventive Maintenance, At the Training Programme On "Website Creation & Enabling", The Main Library, University Of Cape Coast, 11th - 13th February 2004, Cape Coast, Ghana; Radio Network Securities, At Abdus Salam International Centre For Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (2005); Preventive Maintenance, At Laser And Fibre Optic Centre, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (2007); Daily Intake of Trace Elements in Sarotherodon Melanotheron from the Benya Lagoon, KEEA, Ghana. 28th Biennial Conference, Ghana Science Association, University of Ghana, Legon – Ghana (2013, June 14-19); Sources of Trace Elements in Blackchin Tilapia from the Benya Lagoon, KEEA, Ghana: A Statistical Approach. 28th Biennial Conference, Ghana Science Association, University of Ghana, Legon – Ghana (2013, June 14-19); Using Epithermal INAA to Determine Iodine and Bromine in Fourteen Ghanaian Marine Fishes using Low Power Research Reactor. 28th Biennial Conference, Ghana Science Association, University of Ghana, Legon – Ghana (2013, June 14-19); Determination of the UV Transparency of Materials Using a Spectrometer 28th Biennial Conference, Ghana Science Association, University of Ghana, Legon – Ghana (2013, June 14-19).
He has served on some of the University of Cape Coast Committees and Boards. A few to mention are Time Table Committee Member from 2006 to 2012, Department of Physics Representative on Academic Board from 2008 to 2009. He has also served the University of Cape Coast, as an Academic Counselor from 2008 till date. Since 2003 to Date, has been a member Ghana Science Association. He has also been a good standing member of the University Teachers Association of Ghana, UTAG, University of Cape Coast Branch since 2003 till date.
Dr. Michael Kwame Vowotor won the award as a Junior Associate at The Abdus Salam International Centre For Theoretical Physics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 2000 to 2005. From 2013 to 2014, Blacksmith Institute Small Research Grants, USA awarded Dr. Vowotor and his team to Research and Prepare an Environmental Report Entitled: An Assessment of Heavy Metal Pollution in Sediments of a Tropical Lagoon: A Case Study of the Benya Lagoon, Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem Municipality (KEEA) – Ghana. Also from 2018 to 2019, The Directorate of Research, Innovation, and Consultancy (DRIC), and the Management of the University of Cape Coast Research Support Grant award Dr. Vowotor and his team to Research and Prepare an Environmental Report Entitled: NAA as a tool to Determine Concentration of Some Heavy Metals in Salt Mined from Benya Lagoon, Ghana, Using GHARR-1.