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Personal Statement

I am a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering working in the Ground Improvement Research group. Specifically, my responsibilities revolve around the 'development of experimental methods for the growth of biofilms on soil interfaces in the laboratory and investigation of the microscale and macroscale hydro-mechanical properties of the resulting engineered interfaces.' This biofilm engineering is expected to be implemented within specific geotechnical applications.

Research Interests

Broadly speaking, my research interest is summarily enveloped in the evolving multidisciplinary field of 'bio-geo-technology', i.e., the application of biological and geochemical principles in solving problems encountered in soil engineering.

Academic / Professional qualifications

BEng. Agricultural and Environmental Engineering (1st class Hons.)

MSc in Environmental Engineering with Distinction

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Faculty Of Engineering

20 Sep 201321 Sep 2014

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi

3 Nov 200310 Dec 2008

External positions

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy

1 Oct 201830 Sep 2019

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Research Output 2016 2019

  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Conference Contribution

Preliminary observations of the shear behaviour of fungal treated soil

Salifu, E. & El Mountassir, G., 25 Jun 2019, In : E3S Web of Conferences. 92, 6 p., 11017.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference Contribution

Open Access
ground improvement

Applications of microbial processes in geotechnical engineering

El Mountassir, G., Minto, J. M., van Paassen, L. A., Salifu, E. & Lunn, R. J., 1 Sep 2018, Advances in Applied Microbiology. Gadd, G. & Sariaslani, S. (eds.). 1st ed. Vol. 104. 58 p. (Advances in Applied Microbiology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
Geotechnical engineering
geotechnical engineering
ground improvement