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Frimpong is Professor and Robert H. Quenon Endowed Chair at Missouri S&T. He holds PhD (1992) from Univ. of Alberta, MS (1988) from Univ. of Zambia, and Post-Graduate Diploma (1986) and BS (1985) from KN Univ. of Science and Tech. of Ghana. His research areas include machine dynamics, machine and whole-body vibrations, fatigue modeling, augmented visualization, formation excavation, intelligent mining systems, and mine safety, health and hazards engineering. He has and continues to lead research initiatives in these areas with over $34 million funding. His research results include over 30 PhD and MS graduates, 1 book, 3 book chapters, over 200 refereed journal and conference papers and over 200 presentations. Frimpong has been recognized with Missouri S&T Chancellor’s Leadership Award, Robert Quenon Endowed Chair, Canadian Petroleum Institute’s Distinguished Lecturer Award, Award of Distinction by World Mining Congress, University of Alberta/CIDA PhD Scholar, Life Patron of UMaT Alumni Association, Grand Award by NW Mining Association and a UNESCO Research Fellowship. He is a member of the APLU Board on Natural Resources, Vice Chair of the Minerals and Energy Resources Division of NASULGC, and a member of the College of Reviewers for Canada Foundation for Innovation and Canada Research Chairs Program and ASCE-UNESCO Scientific Committee on Emerging Energy Technologies (ASCE-UNESCO SCEET). He served 5 years as a member of CDC-NIOSH Research Advisory Board, 4 years as co-chair of ASCE-UNESCO SCEET and 2 years on Japan’s Global Warming Research Consortium. He is currently the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Powder Metallurgy and Mining and Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, American Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Society for Modeling and Simulation International.
His research focuses on Surface Mining, Machine Formation Interactions, Mining Machine Health and Longevity, Oil Sand Extraction, Mine Production Engineering, Bulk Materials Handling, Advanced Stochastic Modelling, Risks and Safety Engineering