Projects per year
I am working on the development of biotechnologies for sustainable built environment with focus on ground improvement and treatment/repair of concrete infrastructure.
I have research experience in the application of biogeotechnical engineering approaches, involving the use of bacteria and fungi for soil improvement.
I am interested in harnessing green/sustainable biotechnologies incorporating vegetation, microbes, biofilms, biopolymers etc. for:
(i) mitigation and reversal of soil erosion, land degradation, desertification, landslides; as engineering interventions for soil protection, preservation, conservation, remediation, and restoration;
(ii) concrete repair and carbon-efficient bio-coatings for concrete facades.
I make specialist contributions to environmental impact assessment and multidisciplinary industry-based projects. I am enthusiastic about science/environmental policy development and science communication.
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
Chartered Engineer, CEng (UK)
Registered Engineer (R.Engr), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Associate Fellow Higher Education Academy, AFHEA
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Naples
1 Apr 2016 → 28 Jun 2019
Award Date: 28 Jun 2019
Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
1 Apr 2016 → 7 Jun 2019
Award Date: 21 Jun 2019
Master in Science, University Of Strathclyde
20 Sep 2013 → 21 Sep 2014
Award Date: 11 Nov 2014
Bachelor of Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi
3 Nov 2003 → 10 Dec 2008
Award Date: 20 Nov 2009
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, University of Naples1 Oct 2018 → 30 Sep 2019
Lecturer, University of Agriculture, Makurdi2014 → …
Development of a bio-interface for engineered growth of lichens as carbon-efficient coating for existing concrete facades
1/10/20 → 30/09/21
Project: Internally funded project
Salifu, E. & El Mountassir, G., 14 Dec 2020, In: Géotechnique. n/a, p. n/a 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Tarantino, A., El Mountassir, G., Wheeler, S., Gallipoli, D., Russo, G., Augarde, C., Urciuoli, G., Pirone, M., Stokes, A., van de Kuilen, J. W., Gard, W., Fourcaud, T., Romero, E., Priegue, A., Smith, C. C., Larrey-Lassalle, P., Becker, P., Ferrari, A., Dainese, R., Salifu, E. & 14 others, , 16 Oct 2020, In: E3S Web of Conferences. 195, 7 p., 01002.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile1 Downloads (Pure)
Salifu, Emmanuel (Recipient), 26 Sep 2019
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)File
David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability (DLCS) Prize for Best Graduating Student on the MSc Environmental Engineering Programme
Salifu, Emmanuel (Recipient), 11 Nov 2014
Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)