User:Irene Darku

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Irene Darku (an artistic interpretation)
Irene Darku (an artistic interpretation)
  • Irene Dzidzor Darku
  • Penn State University

239 Agric. Engr. Bldg. University Park PA 16802

I am currently pursuing a PhD program in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Penn State University. My career goal is to be a Bioenergy Engineering Consultant as well as a professor. So you can guess what my research interest would be. I am currently working on butanol production from lignocellulosic materials, with Prof. Richard Tom as my advisor.

Education

  • 2007-, PhD (pending), Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • 2004, MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development, Cambridge University, UK
  • 2002, BSc in Agricultural Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana

Research interests

  1. Sustainable Biofuels and Bioenergy
  2. AgroWaste Utilization
  3. Sustainable Development

Publications

• Darku, I. D and K. Essien. 2009. Book review: Oil, Democracy, and the Promise of True Federalism in Nigeria. African and Asian Studies, Vol. 8 (3): 338-340

• Darku, I.D. 2005. Exploring the Potential of Oil Palm Fiber as a Clean Solid Fuel to Meet Local Energy Needs in Ghana in Hunger without Frontiers; Proceedings of the 2nd West Africa Society of Agricultural Engineering International Conference on Agricultural Engineering, September 20 -24, 2004, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST), Ghana, Pg 447 – 461. Design Press: KNUST, Ghana.

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