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Personal profile

Personal Statement

I am a Research Associate in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering working on the influence of fungal treatment on the hydraulic and mechanical behaviour of sands.

Research Interests

I have had research training and experience in the application of biological techniques (involving bacteria, fungi, vegetation) as low-carbon alternative for ground improvement, soil conservation (erosion control), remediation of contaminated lands and wastewater treatment.

I am interested in taking on new opportunities in multidisciplinary research and industry collaborations involving the analysis of soil, water and climatic/environmental data towards informing policy decisions on the sustainable use of natural resources, locally and globally.

Academic / Professional qualifications

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

MSc in Environmental Engineering (with Distinction)

PhD - thesis title: Engineering Fungal Mycelia for Soil Improvement 


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy

1 Apr 201628 Jun 2019

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

1 Apr 20167 Jun 2019

Master in Science, University Of Strathclyde

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

  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference Contribution
18 Downloads (Pure)

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


Engineering fungal-mycelia for soil improvement

Author: Salifu, E., 1 Apr 2019

Supervisor: El Mountassir, G. (Supervisor) & Knapp, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


European Commission
Research work