Sumaila is a PhD student who joined the Environmental Economic Geology Laboratory (EEGL) in September 2023. His research is focused on Mapping (assessing) CO2 mineralization in rocks and mining waste across Canada with computational tools such as ARCGIS Pro and looking at the possible recovery of critical minerals from these rocks. He also has a research interest in renewable energy sources such as geothermal energy. Prior to joining the EEGL group, he had his Master’s in Geoscience for Sustainable Energy at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and a BSc degree in Geological Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.
Sumaila’s passion and drive to sustain the environment and prevent negative impacts of exploitation and exploration of natural resources, resulting in situations such as climate change, earned him Halliburton’s STEPS master’s thesis project where he researched on the topic ‘CO2 Mineralisation in Ultramafic Rocks’ at the University of Manchester. He is honoured to be part the EEGL research team to carry on his research interest in Carbon Capture Utilisation Storage (CCUS).