Dr. Thomas Mensah, the acclaimed inventor of fibre optics technology, has passed away

Dr. Thomas Mensah, a trailblazing Ghanaian-American inventor recognized for his revolutionary work in fiber optics, passed away at the age of 74 on March 27, 2024. He succumbed to illness after a brief battle and died at the Kumasi Catholic Hope Exchange Hospital. On March 28, 2024, his family officially announced his death to the public.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Mensah made significant contributions to technology that have had a profound impact on global communication systems. His pioneering work in fiber optics laid the foundation for high-speed data transmission and revolutionized industries around the world. As a result of his innovations, the digital age was able to flourish and pave the way for future advancements in telecommunications and nanotechnology. Dr. Mensah’s legacy continues to inspire future generations of scientists and engineers, particularly within the African diaspora.

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