Prof. Francis Allotey – President of AIMS Ghana

Prof. Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, is a Ghanaian mathematical physicist and President of AIMS Ghana. He is known for the “Allotey Formalism” which arose from his work on soft X-ray spectroscopy. A founding fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, in 1974 he became the first Ghanaian full professor of mathematics and head of the Department of Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Allotey is the President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of a number of international scientific organisations including the International Institute of Theoretical and Applied Physics (ICTP) Scientific Council since 1996, he is the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Accra Institute of Technology (AIT), and the President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS). He is holder of master’s and doctorate degrees from Princeton University and the diploma of Imperial College (1960). He is an honorary fellow of the IOP Institute of Physics.

The Professor Francis Allotey Graduate School was established in 2009 at the Accra Institute of Technology.