Dr. Eric Tetteh Glover has over twenty years working experience in nuclear science and technology, and environmental science. As the Director of the Radiation Protection Institute (RPI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), he oversees all administrative, scientific, technical, and commercial activities of the Institute.
Dr. Glover has a long standing reputation in radioactive waste management and environmental protection compliance issues. He has applied his expertise in projects including training, research, as well as serving on both local and international committees. Locally, from 2011 to date, he has served as the focal person both in the coordination of activities and the drafting of the National Report concerning the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management. He continues to serve on the Committee for drafting the National Report for the Convention on Nuclear Safety. He also serves on committees at both the Institute and GAEC levels. Internationally, Dr. Glover is the Project Coordinator for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Corporation (TC) Project: Sustaining Cradle-to-Grave Control of Radioactive Sources. He is also the Project Scientific Consultant for the African Regional Project: Strengthening Radioactive Waste Management. He was the Project Coordinator for the African Regional Project on Radioactive Waste Management from 2004 to 2020.
Dr Glover has participated in several training courses, workshops, technical and consultative meetings, and conferences. He has also been a recipient of fellowships including International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Research Fellowship award undertaken at the Institute of Environmental Geology and Geoengineering (IGAG), National Research Council (CNR), Rome, Italy; Regular Associate, Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Career Development Programme.
Dr. Glover began his career at the GAEC in 1998 as a Research Scientist and has since risen through the ranks to the position of a Chief Research Scientist. Prior to his elevation to the position of a Director, he worked as the Manager for the Radioactive Waste Management Centre (RWMC) where he pioneered the day-to-day activities of the Centre. In this role, he worked assiduously to develop the infrastructure required for safe and secure management of radioactive waste generated in the country. He coordinated the construction of the Centralized Radioactive Waste Storage and Processing Facility (CRWSPF) and the upgrading of the physical protection systems in selected facilities at the GAEC site. The projects were executed under the Global Threat Reduction Initiative/Office of Radiological Security of the United States Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
Dr. Glover has developed and supervised various training and research programmes at the RWMC. He is the principal coordinator for all the research activities in the implementation of the IAEA developed Borehole Disposal System for the disposal of disused sealed radioactive sources in Ghana.
In addition to his routine activities as a Research Scientist, Dr. Glover has been working as a part-time lecturer at the Department of Nuclear Science and Applications, Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences (SNAS) of the University of Ghana since 2008. He has supervised Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctorate students in the writings of their dissertations. He also teaches and supervises students of the IAEA Post-Graduate Educational Course in Radiation Protection and Safe Use of Radiation Sources at SNAS.
Dr. Glover received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from the Russia People’s Friendship University, Moscow in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Nuclear and Radiochemistry from the Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences of the University of Ghana.