Mawuli K. Afenyo

Under the supervision of Dr. Faisal Khan and Dr. Brian Veitch, Mawuli is currently a PhD candidate at the Joint Centre of Excellence for Arctic Shipping and Operations (CEARCTIC). Before joining the CEARTIC project, Mawuli worked with civil engineering consulting, e-waste recycling and renewable energy firms. He obtained his MSc. in Petroleum Engineering from the Technical University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino), Italy where he researched on the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing in oil and gas fields. He did further studies at the Bologna Business School for an MBA in Green Energy and Sustainable Businesses. He holds a BSc. Civil Engineering, from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He is currently working on developing a fate and transport model of oil spills during Arctic shipping.

Research Interest

Oil spill modeling, Bayesian network, Uncertainty analysis


  1. Afenyo, M., Khan, F., and Veitch, B., 2015. A state-of-the-art review of fate and transport of oil spills in open and ice-covered water. Ocean Engineering. 119:233-248.
  2. Afenyo, M., Khan, F. Veitch, B., and Yang, M., 2016. Modeling oil weathering and transport in sea ice. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 107(1):206-215.
  3. Afenyo, M., Khan, F. Veitch, B., and Yang, M., 2016. Dynamic fugacity model for accidental oil release during Arctic shipping. Marine Pollution Bulletin (in press-online).
  4. Afenyo, M., Khan, F. Veitch, B., and Yang, M., 2016. An exploratory review of weathering and transport modeling of accidental oil releases in Arctic waters. Arctic Technology Conference. St. John’s.

Contact Info


Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000