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Dr. Mutala Mohammed
Research Fellow

Cluster : WWM


Research Interest

Renewable Energy and Emission Reduction, Water and Wate Management, Bioenergy Utilization


MUTALA MOHAMMED, has a broad background in energy and renewable energy technologies deployment and knowledge dissemination at the community level. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Environmental Engineering. He worked as a graduate research assistant from 2015-2018 at Kocaeli University (Turkey) during his doctorate studies. In his doctoral thesis, he assessed the potential production of bio-dried material from different waste composition by biological drying (bio-drying) process. Mutala currently holds the position of a research scientist at the energy technologies division of the Institute of Industrial Research (IIR), one of the institutes of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Ghana. In his current position as a research scientist, he is conducting research and developing innovative technologies to deal with waste and energy recovery from secondary materials (waste) to augment households’ energy needs.

Education Timeline

  • June 2018 PhD, Environmental Engineering

    Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey

  • July 2012 MPhil, Environmental Science

    University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana

  • July 2012 BSc (Hons) Agriculture

    University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana

Working Experiences Timeline

  • Jun 2021 Young Professional Member

    America Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists.

  • Dec 2020 Member Trainee Professional Engineer

    Ghana Institute of Engineers (GhIE), Civil Technical Engineering Division.

  • May 2020 Expert Panel Member

    Management of Plastics in Ghana, Ghana National Plastics Action Partnership (NPAP) under the leadership of Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation of Ghana (MESTI).

  • Nov 2019 Steering Committee Member (SCM)

    Digital Global Biogas Cooperation (DiBiCoo)”, Funded by European Union (EU) – Horizon 2020.

  • 2017 Solid Waste Association

    North America (SWANA).

  • 2017 International Solid Waste Association

    International Solid Waste Association (ISWA).


Research Scientist, Council for Scientific and Institute of Industrial Research (CSIR), Institute of Industrial Research (IIR), Accra, Ghana.

Graduate Research Assistant / Head of Solid and Hazardous Waste Laboratory, Department of Environmental Engineering, Kocaeli University, Izmit, Kocaeli, Turkey

Associate Advisor (Energy), Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV – Ghana) – Renewable Energy Sector, Accra, Ghana.

Supervisor (Inspection and Grading of Timber), Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD), Forestry Commission, Ghana.

Graduate Research Assistant to Prof. Augustine K. Donkor, Department of Chemistry, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana.

Field Research officer, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), West Africa Office, Ghana.

General Manager, Cecom Solutions (Accra, Ghana), Sason Limited (UK).

National Service Personnel, Forest Services Division (FSD), Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana.


Mutala Mohammed, Ismail Ozbay, Augustine Donkor, Isa Elegbede, Eugene Nyankson, Richard Bayitse, Latifatu Mohammed, Asabuwa Fahanwi (2021) Inter-continental differences in waste management in developing countries: Turkey and Ghana. Waste & Resource Management, DOI: 10.1680/warm.20.00029

Francis B. Agyenim, Pax D. Dzamboe, Mutala Mohammed, Simon Bawakyillenuo, Raymond Okrofu, Edward Decker, Victor K. Agyemang, Eric Nyarko (2020) Powering communities using hybrid solar–biogas in Ghana, a feasibility study. Environmental Technology & Innovation. Volume 19, 100837. DOI: 10.1016/j.eti.2020.100837

Mutala Mohammed, Ismail Ozbay, Gokce Akyol, Nihat Hakan Akyol, Yıldız Sahin, Bilge Ozbay, Sevgi Turkkan, Tuna Karatas (2019) Optimizing process parameters on the remediation efforts for the mass removal of DNAPL entrapped in a porous media. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 230:161. DOI: 10. 1007/s11270-019-4191-0

Mutala Mohammed, Ismail Ozbay, Gokce Akyol, Nihat Hakan Akyol, Yıldız Sahin, Bilge Ozbay, Sevgi Turkkan, Tuna Karatas (2019) Optimizing process parameters on the remediation efforts for the mass removal of DNAPL entrapped in a porous media. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 230:161. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-019-4191-0 10.1007/s11270-019-4191-0

Mutala Mohammed, Ismail Ozbay, Aykan Karademir, Augustine Donkor (2018) Effect of waste matrix for the optimization of moisture content and calorific value of bio-dried material using Taguchi DOE. Drying Technology. DOI: 10.1080/07373937.2018.1500484

Mutala Mohammed, Ismail Ozbay, Aykan Karademir, Mehmet Isleyen (2017) Pre-treatment and utilization of food waste as energy source by bio-drying process. Energy Procedia. 128:100-107. DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.09.021

Mutala Mohammed, Ismail Ozbay, Ertan Durmusoglu (2017) Bio-drying of green waste with high moisture content. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 111:420-427. DOI: 10.1016/j.psep.2017.08.002

M. Mohammed, I.S. Egyir, A.K. Donkor, P. Amoah, S. Nyarko, K.K. Boateng, C. Ziwu (2017) Feasibility study for biogas integration into waste treatment plants in Ghana. Egyptian Journal of Petroleum. 26, 695-703, DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpe.2016.10.004.

Mutala, M and Boateng, K. K. (2016) Evaluation of pesticide residues in tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) and the potential health risk to consumers in urban areas in Ghana. Pollution, 3(1): 69-80, Winter 2017, DOI: 10.7508/pj.2017.01.008

Augustine Donkor, Linda Addae Fordjour, Rose Tawiah, William Asomaning, Brajesh Dubey, Paul Osei-Fosu, Cephas Ziwu & Mutala Mohammed (2016) Evaluation of trace metals in vegetables sampled from farm and market sites of Accra Metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Environmental Studies, DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2016.1261599

M. Mohammed, A.K. Donkor, B. Dubey, S. Nyarko (2020) Monitoring and characterization of greywater generated in selected communities in Accra Metropolis, Ghana. Egyptian Journal of Petroleum. (Article under peer review).

Mohammed M, Ozbay I, Donkor AK, Elegbede IO, Nyankson EA, Bayitse R, Mohammed LA, Fahanwi A (2020) Waste management strategies in a transcontinental temperate Turkey and tropical Ghana. Waste Management Research (Article under review)

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