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Prof. George Quainoo

EDUCATION:
  Ph. D, Mechanical Engineering   04/2004right>
    University  of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
    Supervisor:  Prof S. Yannacopoulos
    Thesis Title:  The Effect of Cold Work on Precipitation in AA6111 Aluminum.
 
  M. Sc. Physics  01/1993right>
    University of Cape Coast, Ghana
    Supervisors:  Prof. A. Ayensu and Prof. S.K. Adjepong
    Thesis Title: Creep Deformation in Copper and Aluminum wires.
 
  B. Sc. (Hons) – Major: Physics, Minor: Mathematics  07/1989right>
    University of Cape  Coast, Ghana
    Advisor: Prof. A.N. deHeer-Amissah
    Dissertation Title: Estimation of Soil-Heat Flux using Soil Temperature Profiles.
 
  Diploma in Education  07/1989right>
    University of Cape Coast, Ghana
 


ACADEMIC INTERSTS / SPECIALIZATION:
  Materials Science and Metallurgy, Physics and Environmental Studies

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Tenured: Department of Physics, Materials and Engineering, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR 97520, 06/2010 – Present 

Associate Professor: Department of Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR  97520, 09/2008 - Present

Chair: Department of Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering, Southern  Oregon University, Ashland, OR  97520, 06/2008 - 06/2009

Assistant Professor: Department of Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, and Engineering, Southern  Oregon University, Ashland, OR  97520, 07/2005 - 09/2008

Research Associate: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, 01/2005 - 06/2005

Sessional Lecturer: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 01/2002 - 04/2002, 01/2003 – 04/2003, 09/2004-12/2004

Lecturer: Physics Department, University of Cape Coast,  Ghana, 04/1994 – 12/1998

Part-Time Lecturer: Physics Department, University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 01/1993 – 04/1994.

High School Physics Teacher: Mfantsipim  School, Cape Coast – Ghana, 01/1991- 04/1994

Science Teacher (National Service): St. Joseph’s Training College, Bechem – Ghana, 09/1989 – 08/1990
 
RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS:
 
Refereed Journal Publications:

G.K. Quainoo, S. Yannacopoulos, and C.M. Sargent,  “Estimation and Correlation of Strengthening Components to the Evolution of Microstructure following Cold Work and Artificial Aging in AA6111 Aluminium”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 240, (2010), 012094

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “Natural Aging Behavior of AA6111 Aluminum”, Ghana Journal of Science, vol. 47 (2007), pp 91-100. 

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “The Effect of Cold Work on the Precipitation Kinetics of AA6111 Aluminum”, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 39 (#21), 2004, pp. 6495-6502.

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “The Effect of Prestrain on the Natural Aging and Fracture Behavior of AA6111 Aluminum – Journal of Materials Science, vol. 39 (15), 2004, pp. 4841-4847.

G.K. Quainoo, S. Yannacopoulos and A.K. Gupta, “Strengthening Characteristics of AA6111 Aluminum”, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, vol. 40(#2), (2001), pp. 211 - 220.

G.K. Quainoo, A. Ayensu and S.K. Adjepong, “Steady-State Creep in Polycrystalline Aluminium”, Journal of the Ghana Science Association, (Special Edition), vol. 2 (#3), (1999), pp. 49 – 52.

A. Ayensu, G.K. Quainoo and S.K. Adjepong, “A Comparative Study of Steady-State Creep of Copper and Aluminium wires used as high-tension cables”, Journal of the Ghana Science Association, (Special Edition), vol. 1 (#2), (1999), pp. 84 -92.

A. Ayensu, G.K. Quainoo and S.K. Adjepong, “Grain Boundary Creep in Copper”, Journal of Materials Science Letters, vol. 12 (1993), pp. 1008 - 1010.

A. Ayensu, G.K. Quainoo and S.K. Adjepong, “Thermal Activation of Steady-State Creep in Polycrystalline Copper”, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Preprint # IC/93/347, (1993).

 
Book Chapters:

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, "Natural Aging kinetics and XRD Characterization of Intermetallics in AA6111 Aluminum", Light Metals in Transport Applications, editor M. Pekguleryuz, pp. 285-295.  Presented at the 46th Annual Conference of Metallurgists (COM2007) of CIM, Toronto, Canada, August 25-30, 2007.

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “Microstructural evolution in AA6111 aluminum during cold work and aging”, Light Metals 2005, pg 279-292, editor J-P Martin, ISBN: 1-894475-59-3, Presented at the 44th Annual Conference of Metallurgist (COM2005) of CIM, August 21-24, 2005.

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “The effects of pre-aging and prestrain on the precipitation kinetics of AA6111 Aluminum”, Light Metals 2003, editors J. Masounave and G. Dufour, pp. 409-422. ISBN: 1-894475-59-3, Presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of Metallurgist (COM2003) of CIM in Vancouver, B.C, August 24-27, 2003.

 

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings:

Tyler L Fowler and George K. Quainoo, “Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum AA6111 under Varying Conditions of Cold Work, Artificial Aging and pH”, In Proceedings of the AAAS, Pacific Division, Vol. 29, Part 1, Paper #8, Page 66.

Matthew A. Floyd and George K. Quainoo, “The Effects of thermo-mechanical Processes and pH on corrosion Behavior of AA6111 Aluminum Auto Panels”, In Proceedings of the AAAS, Pacific Division, Vol. 29, Part 1, Paper #7, Page 66.

George Quainoo and Ellen Siem, “The First Undergraduate Materials Science Degree Program in Oregon”, In Proceedings of the AAAS, Pacific Division, Vol. 28, Part 1, Paper #41, Page 45.

G.K. Quainoo, “Characterization of Laterite as Composite Material”, In proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Composite Materials, Organized by the International Centre for Science and High Technology (ICS), Trieste, Italy, 1995.

 

Abstracts, Conference and Workshop Presentations:

Tyler L. Fowler and George K. Quainoo, “Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum AA6111 under Varying Conditions of Cold Work, Artificial Aging and pH”, Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the AAAS, Pacific Division, Southern Oregon University, Ashland Oregon, June 13-17, 2010.

Matthew A. Floyd and George K. Quainoo, “The Effects of thermo-mechanical Processes and pH on corrosion Behavior of AA6111 Aluminum Auto Panels”, Presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the AAAS, Pacific Division, Southern Oregon University, Ashland Oregon, June 13-17, 2010.

Tyler L. Fowler and George K. Quainoo, “Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum AA6111 under Varying Conditions of Cold Work, Artificial Aging and pH”, Poster Presented at Southern Oregon Arts and Research (SOAR), Ashland OR, May 18-20 2010.

Dallin Baker and George K. Quainoo, “Effects of Aging on hardness and Microstructure of AA6111 in Automotive Applications”, Poster Presented at Southern Oregon Arts and Research (SOAR), Ashland OR, May 18-20 2010.

G.K. Quainoo, S. Yannacopoulos and C.M Sargent, “Estimation and Correlation of Strengthening Components to the Evolution of Microstructure following Cold Work and Artificial Aging in AA6111 Aluminium”, Presented at the 15th International conference on the strength of Materials (ICSMA-15), Dresden, Germany, August 16-21, 2009.

Igelman Sean and George K. Quainoo, "The Effect of natural Aging and Pre-aging on Artificial Aging in AA6111 Aluminum”, Oral and Poster, Presented at the 2009 Symposium of the Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering (ASE), Portland OR, August 15-16, 2009.

George Quainoo and Ellen Siem, “The First Undergraduate Materials Science Degree Program in Oregon”, Presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the AAAS, Pacific Division, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, August 14-19, 2009.

George K. Quainoo, “Materials Science: A Growing and Promising Discipline”, Presented at the National Science Teachers Association Portland Area Conference on Science Education, Portland OR, November 20-22, 2008.

Mahkah Wu, Ashlee Mitchell and George K. Quainoo, “The Effect of Pre-heating and Artificial Aging on AA6111 Aluimnum”, Oral and Poster, Presented at the 2008 Symposium of the Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering (ASE), Portland OR, August 15-16, 2008.

Camden Lopez, Samelle Reed, George K. Quainoo, “Hardness Characterization Of AA6111 Aluminum Sheet For Auto Panel Application”, Poster Presentation, Southern Oregon Arts and Research 2008 (SOAR 2008), ,held in Ashland OR, May 21-22, 2008.

Jeremiah Lewman and George K. Quainoo, “Strengthening Characterization of Heat Treated 1018 Steel for Industrial Applications”, Poster Presentation, Southern Oregon Arts and Research 2008 (SOAR 2008), held in Ashland OR, May 21-22, 2008.

Camden Lopez, Samella Reed, George K. Quainoo, “Aluminum Alloy Aging: Hardness Characterization of AA611 for auto Panel Application”, Oral and Poster, Presented at the 2007 Symposium of the Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering (ASE), Portland OR, August 17-18, 2007.

G.K. Quainoo, “Materials Science, A Cool and Rewarding Career” Speaker at the Mid-Summer Conference of “Apprenticeship in Science and Engineering (ASE)”, held at Oregon State University, July 2007.

G.K. Quainoo, “Aluminum Alloys in Auto panel Application, a Benefit to the Environment”, Presented at the Oregon Section of American Association of Physics Teachers (ORAAPT), Lane Community College, Eugene, March 9-10, 2007

G.K. Quainoo, “Materials Science, a New Major in Physics at Southern Oregon University”, Presented at the Oregon Section of American Association of Physics Teachers (ORAAPT) meeting held in Portland, Oregon, Oct. 21, 2006
-Linn-Benton Community College – Nov. 17, 2006

G.K. Quainoo, "The Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloy 6111 for Auto Panel Application", Presented at the Faculty of Science Seminar, SOU, February 24, 2006.

G.K. Quainoo, “Materials Science, A Cool and Rewarding Career”, Speaker at the following High schools:
        Klamath Union High School – Oct. 13, 2006
        Phoenix High School – Oct 6, 2006
        Ashland High School on February 10, 2006
        Hidden Valley High School, Murphy, OR, November 15, 2005

G.K. Quainoo, “Materials Science, A Cool and Rewarding Career”, Guest Speaker at the Career Day Ceremony of Hidden Valley High School, Murphy, OR, November 15, 2005.

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “Fracture Behavior of AA6111 Aluminum automobile Panels”, 15th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 6-11, 2003, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, p. 35.

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “Characterization of Second Phase Particles in AA6111 Aluminum alloy”, Presented at the Workshop on Nuclear data for Science and Technology: Materials Analysis, Organized by The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, May 18-31, 2003.

G.K. Quainoo and S. Yannacopoulos, “Effect of Cold Work on the Precipitation Kinetics of AA6111 Aluminum Automobile Panels”, 14th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 8-11, 2002, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,   Manitoba, Canada, p. 43

G.K. Quainoo, S. Yannacopoulos and A.K. Gupta, “Effect of Cold Work on the Precipitation Process of AA6111 Aluminum Automobile Panels”, Poster presented at the 1st BIMR Workshop on Frontiers in Materials Characterization of Soft and Nanoscale Materials, Organized by The Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 15-17, 2002.

G.K. Quainoo and S.  Yannacopoulos, “Natural Aging Behavior of AA6111 Aluminum Automobile Panels”, 13th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June  5-8, 2001, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario,  Canada, p. 18.

G.K. Quainoo, S. Yannacopoulos, N. German, A.K. Gupta, “Strengthening Characteristics of AA6111 Aluminum Automobile Panels”, 11th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 15-18, 1999, RMCC, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, P. 35.
 

Other Publications:

Feature Interview: “Alloys for Autos”, In Southern Oregonian Magazine, Fall/Winter 2006, page 19. 

Feature Interview: “PhD student’s aluminum alloy tests good for science & the environment”, In On Campus News, University of Saskatchewan, April 16, 2004, page 9 and at http://www.usask.ca/communications/ocn/04-apr-16/profile01.shtml
 

Research Experience:

•    Materials Characterization:

- Mechanical Testing
Tensile testing
Hardness measurements
Creep testing
Fatigue measurements
- Microscopy
Optical microscopy
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy (STEM) with EDX
EPMA elemental analysis
- Thermal Analysis
Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC)
Differntial Thermal Analyzer (DTA)
Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA)
- Diffraction
X-ray Diffractometry (XRD)
Low-energy Electron Diffraction

•    Specialization:

- Aluminum, Copper and Steel Metallurgy
- Composites
- Mechanical Failure in Metallic Alloys
- Creep Behavior in Metallic Alloys
- Characterization of Decomposition Reactions in Metallic Alloys
- Corrosion Behavior in Aluminum Auto Panels