Gordon Elinam Agbenyegah

Gordon completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Light Metals Reduction Technology. He is now working towards his PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering.


"My research focuses on factors that influence the efficiency of molten aluminium production such as the economy, environment, health, process stability and gas treatment technologies. The outcome of my work can inform operators of the possibilities of reducing emissions and prevent harm to animal and plant life.

"I completed my undergraduate study in Ghana, leading to several years of work in smelting companies as a production engineer, operator and subsequently, supervisor. In pursuit of my passion to explore knowledge, I applied to study the University’s PGCertLMRT course held in Bahrain in 2010, which eventually led me here.

"The constant facility upgrades makes my knowledge relevant to our ever-changing world. I’ve had many questions answered whenever I contacted the Graduate Centre. In turn, I volunteered as a ‘Postgraduate Buddy’ – an initiative set up by our Student Engagement team – to help new students blend into the University community smoothly.

"The guidance and room for innovation and creative thinking that my supervisors offer has been exceptional. 

"I’m located at the Light Metals Research Centre, where they facilitated setting up a safe, dedicated and equipped laboratory at the Newmarket campus. I hope to continue making my findings and skills available to them towards building a world-class research centre, and dare say that without the support and facilities, my programme would just be another ordinary chemical engineering PhD study".