Prof. Wisdom A. Plahar is the current President of the CSIR College of Science and Technology (CCST). He is a product of the University of Ghana, Legon, where he obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Food Science with
Prof. Wisdom A. Plahar is the current President of the CSIR College of Science and Technology (CCST). He is a product of the University of Ghana, Legon, where he obtained his BSc (Hons) degree in Food Science with Nutrition and MSc degree in Food Science in 1972, and 1974 respectively. He proceeded to Washington State University, Pullma, USA, where he obtained the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Food Science with Nutrition in 1983.
Prof. Plahar joined the CSIR – Food Research Institute in 1975 as an Assistant Research Scientist. He rose through the research grade to become Chief Research Scientist in August 1996 and a Director of the Institute from 2001 – 2009.
A highly Food Scientist and Nutritionist, Prof. W. A. Plahar has to his credit 44 refereed journal publications, 7 consultancy reports and 103 Technical Reports.
He is a renowned Food Scientist and Nutritionist with over forty years of Research and Development experience in technology development, technology dissemination and consultancy service and organisational management.
Prof. Plahar has contributed significantly to improvements in household and national food nutrition security and the general development of the agricultural and industrial sectors of the economy of Ghana. His prime focus is on applied research in food processing and utilization, preservation, food product development, food quality, food safety and household nutrition.
In academia, Prof. Plahar has applied his expertise in the assessment of publications, theses and reports for a number of University Departments and Research Organisations and in the review of scientific papers for several local and international journals.
He has also initiated and led in the implementation of several international collaborative projects funded by Agencies such as USAID, IFAD, DRC, DFID, EU, CFC and the World Bank.
He occupies the position with a wide experience of wealth of management acquired over the years.