Mr. Gyawu is a PhD candidate in mining engineering at Missouri S&T. He holds a BS in geological engineering from University of Mines & Technology (Ghana) and MS in geology and geophysics from Missouri S&T. He has over 10 years’ experience in the exploration, development, and mining of hydrothermal, paleo-placers and alluvial Gold deposits. He worked for Goldfields Ghana Limited (Tarkwa Mine – Ghana) as a mine geologist, Azumah Resources (Ghana) as a staff geologist and Asanko Gold (currently Galiano Gold – Ghana) as a senior geologist. He gained field experience in the exploration, drilling, and logging of oil wells in the Permian Basin as he worked for Impac Exploration Services (Midland, Texas) as a wellsite geologist. Mr. Gyawu also has teaching experience as graduate teaching assistant at Missouri S&T and as a technology teacher at the Charter School for Applied Technology (Buffalo, New York). He is currently working on a Centers for Disease Control National institute for Occupational Safety & Health funded project as a graduate research assistant. His current research interests include human system designs and integration for underground mine safety, proof of concept designs and validation of new technologies for underground mines and mine sustainability.  Mr. Gyawu is an active member of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) and the Geological Society of America (GSA).