University of Cape Coast

Dr. Ing. Samuel Kofi Tulashie of Industrial Chemistry Unit in the Department of Chemistry in the University of Cape Coast. Dr.-Ing. Samuel Kofi Tulashie obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Chemistry from the University of Cape Coast in 2001, MSc degree from the Otto von Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany, in 2005, and a PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany, 2010.

He currently holds a position as the Applied Research Coordinator at the Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience (ACECoR) in the University of Cape Coast. In 2017, he won the Research (Academic-Industrial) Award by Ghana Institution of Engineers 4th Engineering Excellence Award and also the Best Researcher Award for the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences of the University of Cape Coast. He was additionally awarded the Most Published Author (Engineering Publications) Award by Ghana Institution of Engineers 3rd Engineering Excellence Award and the University of Cape Coast Second Runner-Up Best Evolving Research Award in 2016. In the same 2016, he gained scholarship from the National Development and Reform Commission of China for a Climate Change and Low Carbon Development Workshop in China and another fellowship in India to undertake energy audit, which was sponsored by UNESCO-TWAS. He has undertaken several research fellowships in Max Planck Institute, Magdeburg, Germany for separation engineering and sponsored by DAAD, IHE, Delft, The Netherlands, for water treatment processes including wetlands and was sponsored by Nuffic and OPCW Associate training at the Hague, The Netherlands, for chemical weapons prohibition training.

Dr. Tulashie’s research has contributed to our current understanding of; recycling of waste plastic to fuel, production of biodiesel from shea butter as alternative to premix fuel, production of bio-insecticide to control Fall Army Worms, biodiesel from green microalgae, environmental monitoring & impact assessment of high-risk analytes in produced water from oil and gas industry, as well as biomimicry into termitarium as building materials, bioethanol from different feedstocks, environmental remediation and enantioselective crystallization. Dr. Tulashie has published 36 papers (which comprise 26 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 Book Chapters and 4 peer-reviewed Conference papers/abstracts) and a Book entitled: “The potential of chiral solvents in enantioselective crystallization” published by Docupoint. He has an individual H-index of 10, and his work has been cited more than 280 times by peers in the discipline. Dr. Tulashie is passionate about advancing engineering knowledge to solving national problem, and has trained 100 undergraduate and some postgraduate students.