Prof. Dickson Adomako holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – Kumasi in 1992. Discovered his interest in Earth Sciences, he pursued a master’s degree program in Geophysics at the same University and was later awarded a PhD in Nuclear Earth Science at the Postgraduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana – Legon in 2010.
Before his PhD, Prof. Adomako was engaged by the Canadian Mineral Exploration (Ghana Ltd.) and Spectral Geophysics (Ghana Ltd.) as an Exploration Geophysicist from 1998 to 2000 and 2000 to 2001, respectively. Performing his work, he used Induced Polarization methods in different arrays in locating fractured and mineralization zones, Magnetic methods in search of magnetic susceptibility contrast in mineral exploration and Electromagnetic (EM) and Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) in borehole siting.
In 2002, he gained employment with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) as a Research Scientist to work in the XRF laboratory of their Physics department. With a dint of hard work and commitment, Prof. Adomako rose through the ranks to become a Chief Research Scientist. Having worked for twenty years, Prof. Adomako focuses on Exploration Geophysics, Isotope Hydrology, Geochemistry, Environmental Pollution and Space Science.
He contributed immensely to several projects, including the International Atomic Energy Agency Technical Cooperation and coordinated research projects. Until his current appointment as the Deputy Director General of the Commission in 2021, he was the substantive Director of the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI) of the GAEC. He was a member of the committee that drafted the African Space Policy and a member of the ECOWAS Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Expert Forum.
Exploring space science & related programs, he is currently the Project Director of the Ghana Radio Astronomy Project, a partnership between GAEC-Ghana and Square Kilometre Array-South Africa (SKA-SA). He occupies the same position under the Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy (DARA), a Royal Society – United Kingdom Project for human resources development in Astronomy and Astrophysics. He has participated in several local and international meetings, conferences and workshops and has published extensively in both national and international peer-reviewed journals, with over fifty publications to his credit. He serves as a member of several Committees and is acknowledged nationally and internationally as an active Research Advocate.
Professor Adomako lectures at the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences-University of Ghana. He has supervised several students’ dissertations and served as an internal and external examiner/assessor.