Advanced Student - Albert Kuntu Forson | Ghana

MPhil| University of Mauritius
2019-21
Project 
Setting up an array of small parabolic antennas at the MRT site for radio astronomy experiments
Supervisors

- Dr.(Mrs.) Nalini Heeralall-Issur

(University of Mauritius)

- DR. Yashwantsing Surnam

- Dr.Kumar Golap

- Prof. Avinash A. Deshpande

- Prof. Peter Wilkinson

Albert is currently an MPhil student at the University of Mauritius researching on the project Setting up an Array of Small Parabolic Antennas for Radio Astronomy at the Mauritius Radio Telescope. The research is for various radio astronomy observations including high – time resolution observation,SETI and other radio astronomy experiments observations for research students, under the supervision of Prof. (Mrs) Nalini Heeralall-Issur, Dr Yashwantsing Surnam, Dr Kumar Golap, Prof Avinash A. Deshpande and Prof Peter Wilkinson.

 

He obtained a BSc Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Regional Maritime University Ghana and a Certificate of Proficiency in Health, Environment and Safety. He worked as an electrical and electronics engineer at the Ghana Radio Astronomy Observatory (GRAO) with the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Control and Monitoring Team as an intern during his National Service at the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institutes (GSSTI ) and the Ghana Atomic Commission Energy. Albert also participated in the DARA basic training  programme in 2017 and 2018.

 

Before joining the MPhil research program in Mauritius, Albert worked as a focal point of the radio astronomy outreach project in Ghana with the theme 'Promoting Radio Astronomy in Ghana through School visits and Astronomy Clubs' (PRAGSAC) https:/www.pragsac.org.

 

Upon completion, with his passion as an engineer, he would like to obtain a postdoctoral research position in radio astronomy in instrumentation, and then to join an active engineering  group, using academia to enhance the research scientist optimized their  goals using their instruments  by contributing  to the science goals of the AVN and the broader SKA science community.

 

He strongly holds the faith that  . “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you”.  Your limitation is only your imagination.

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