African professor receives R6 million grant from US research programme

African professor receives R6 million grant from US research programme

- African professor Kwabena Bediako from Ghana has received a $450 000 (more than R6 million) grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research

- The young professor was one of 40 scientists and engineers to receive the grant

- The grant was awarded to people performing outstandingly in their various fields across 30 different institutions

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Professor Kwabena Bediako was named as one of 40 scientists and engineers in the United States of America to receive $450,000 (just over R6 million) from the Investor Research Program (YIP), organised by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

According to AmeyawDebrah.com, the young handsome professor lectures at the University of California as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

In total, about $17.8 million (more than R250 million) was awarded to 40 selected people from 30 different research institutions.

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The awardees had submitted proposals through the YIP and ended up as winners.

Professor Bediako is an alumnus of Akosombo International School and then proceeded to get a PhD in Chemistry at Harvard University.

Prior to his Doctorate Degree, he earned a Master's Degree in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The YIP was instituted to promote research in science as well as engineering, to boost the performance of individuals who are making waves with science and research to make them appreciate the mission being embarked on by the Air Force and solve any other related problems that are faced in the world of science and engineering.

Briefly.co.za learnt that professor Bediako loves football and is a staunch supporter of the national football team of his home country, the Black Stars of Ghana.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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