Dr. Andrew A. Oteng-Amoako
Andrew Akwasi Oteng-Amoako is an emeritus chief research scientist of the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. He was the former Deputy Director of the Institute and held position of Assistant Director Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute. His research interests include wood anatomy, wood quality, wood structure and preservative treatment, wood identification, bamboo and rattan science and technology. He has more than 120 publications, including five books. He is the co-editor of Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Volumes 1 and 2 and the editor of 100 Tropical African Timber Trees from Ghana. Dr Oteng-Amoako holds undergraduate degree from the University of Hamburg in Germany, a Masters degree from Oregon State University at Corvallis, Oregon, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse of the State University of New York. He is a fellow of Ghana Institution of Foresters and a member of the World Bamboo Council.