Ing. Dr Lucy Agyepong: CTN Tech personality of the week
Today we turn our spotlight on a woman who is breaking grounds in the world of engineering - Ing. Dr Lucy Agyepong.
Ing. Dr Agyepong has more than 10 years’ specialist experience in conducting advanced research on both academic and industrial levels.
She has conducted research on Aircraft Design, with a focus on alternative weight estimation and reduction methodologies.
The engineer has also been involved in the design and manufacturing of tooling and fixturing components required for the assembly process of aircraft with particular emphasis on the use of alternate materials and optimised design to produce lightweight, modular and compact tooling solutions.
When Lucy worked as Technology Manager of the Design and Build Group at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), UK, she was responsible for a robust team of 45 engineers.
These engineers have skills ranging from the end-to-end design of parts for additive manufacturing, design for X through to advanced design to overcome manufacturing or assembly challenges.
Dr Agyepong has actively worked with a range of industrial partners, including Airbus, GKN, BAE Aerospace and Rolls-Royce.
Currently, she works as Associate Dean of Engineering at the Academic City University College in Accra, Ghana.
While still there, she was recently appointed as a member of the prestigious African Asian Pacific Engineering Council (AAPEC).
This appointment made her the first Ghanaian engineer and the only female on the council.
In her new role, Dr Agyepong works with the other members to drive the African Asian Pacific Accord signed between the Federation of Engineering Institutions of Asia and the Pacific and the Federation of African Engineering Organisations on July 20, 2020.
This agreement is aimed at developing a complete framework for accreditation of own jurisdiction and economies.
It will also facilitate the mobility of the engineering workforce in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
Women in engineering
“As I pursue my goal of advocating for women in engineering, I could not be more delighted to be given an opportunity to serve as a member of this prestigious council.
“With my experience in the industry, I hope to work together with the other members to ensure the realisation of the African Asian Pacific Accord objectives” Ing. Dr Agyepong noted.