Entrepreneurial, innovative electrical engineer with extensive practical and academic experience in a competitive, international context. Analytical professional specializing in medium and low voltage switchgear design; power system planning, operation and control; and distributed energy systems engineering and integration. A collaborative communicator focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across business lines.
Commissioned several switchgear/control projects at customer premises
Taught introductory circuit/power system courses to both undergraduate/graduate students at the college level.
Lead the Y2K remediation program for the Electricity Company of Ghana (A utility distribution company in Ghana)
Prepared and delivered training workshop to special low tariff (SLT) customers in the Electricity Company of Ghana network.
quality for industries and government departments in Ghana.
training workshops for staff in pre-paid metering division of the Electricity Company of Ghana.
SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEERJun 2016 to Current PIONEER CRITICAL POWER, INC － Minneapolis, MN
Manage overall design of assign power systems projects, including engine generators, paralleling and transfer switchgear, protective relaying, programmable logic controllers, operator interfaces (including touchscreens), monitoring systems, and sophisticated networked controls.
Conduct power generation control-system specification review
Conduct conceptual and detail system design analysis and create control sequence of operation;
Create PLC ladder logic programs, touch screen programs, protective relay settings and logic, test reports, and pre-commissioning and commissioning checklists.
Mentor junior engineers; provide design direction to designers; approve project-engineering documents, including bill of materials, schematics, and mechanical layouts; utilize existing design templates to engineer new projects.
Specify and document initial factory settings; complete all product testing prior to shipment; commission projects in the field and provide commissioning reports after the site visits.
Offer application-engineering support for sales, and prepare and deliver submittal documentations for assign projects.
TECHNICAL SPECIALISTFeb 2012 to May 2016 CUMMINS POWER GENERATION － Shoreview, MN
Lead in over 10 customer witness tests and demonstrations;
Completed three projects from cradle to grave: this includes the design, supervision of manufacture, HMI & PLC program design, testing and commissioning
Designed PLC programming for projects using functional block diagrams, ladder logic, or structured text in unity pro environment
Prepared project-specification compliance statements; developed and delivered training materials on neutral grounding resistors (NGR) and surge arrestors for low and medium voltage networks to the Cummins Power Generation system engineering team.
Prepared project submittal documents, including critical bill of materials (CBOM), proposed sequence of operation, system interconnection drawings, system outline drawings, and sample test procedure/forms.
Prepared project design and assembly drawings, including interconnection design drawings, schematic design (detail) design drawings, and manufacturing or assembly drawings.
Adjunct FacultyFeb 2007 to Feb 2012 FAMU/FSU COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING － Tallahassee, FL
Taught the listed power system related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
5270 Power System Transients (Florida State-USA)
EEL 5250 Power System Analysis (Florida State-USA)
EEL 3216 Power System Fundamentals (Florida State-USA)
FACULTYFeb 1995 to Feb 2001 UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY － Kumasi, Ghana
Taught the listed power system related courses to undergraduate students:
Power Systems I (KNUST-Ghana)
Power Systems II (KNUST-Ghana)
Power System Protection & Control (KNUST-Ghana)
Key member - Research and Income Generating Unit of the department Electrical Engineering, KNUST.
Provided Electrical Consultancy Services to Factories & Industries in Ghana.
Conducted Industrial Energy Audits.
Electrical Engineering2009FLORIDA A & M UNIVERSITY － Tallahassee, FL, USA
PhD. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Electrical Engineering1994TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY － Beijing, Beijing Province, China
Member, Ghana Institution of Engineers (1997-2001)
M. A. Danku, T. L. Baldwin, “Adaptive Out-of-Step
Protection Techniques for Wide Area Disturbances,” – submitted and presented at
Power System Conference 2012
M. A. Danku, T. L. Baldwin, "Fast Prediction of the Power-Swing Curve across Transmission Lines during Wide Area Disturbances", Power Systems Conference, Clemson - USA, March 10 13, 2009.
M. A. Danku, Y. Z. Sun, Q. Lu, “The addition of voltage feedback loop to the nonlinear excitation controller for multi-machine systems to improve the dynamic system performance” Tsinghua University Journal, Beijing – China, 1994 [Chinese]
M. Gboloteye, P. Y. Okyere, D. Anipa, M. A. Danku,
“Microcomputer-based Alarm Systems”, 27th Annual General Meeting and Conference
of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, Accra – Ghana, August 7 – 12, 1996.
Economic Analysis of Electric Utilities in Developing Countries, KNUST, Kumasi – Ghana, May 20 – 31, 1996 [Participant]
Management of Electric Utilities in Developing Countries, KNUST, Kumasi – Ghana, May, 8 – 19 , 1995. [Participant]
Power Restructuring and Regulatory Reforms, KNUST, Kumasi – Ghana, December 5 9, 1994. [Participant]
Factor Correction and Related Issues Workshop for the Staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana,
KNUST, Kumasi – Ghana, August 7 – 12, 1997. [Resource