Dr. Mohammed Dahiru Aminu

Board Member

Professional Affiliations
  • 2011 – The Geological Society of America
  • 2013 – Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society
  • 2015 – U.K. Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre
  • 2019 – The Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists
Personal Profile
Dr. Mohammed Dahiru Aminu is the Policy Manager, Methane Pollution Prevention in Africa at Clean Air Task Force, which is a global environmental non-profit organisation that works to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change.

In addition to climate change policy experience, Mohammed has several years of experience, in teaching and research, with a stint in consulting and government.

At Clean Air Task Force, Mohammed works to advocate for ambitious, technically sound regulations and other concrete policies to reduce methane emissions in several African countries, mainly across the oil & gas, and waste sectors.

Before joining Clean Air Task Force, Mohammed was a Climate Change Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nigeria, and Technical Assistant on Climate Change to Nigerian Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

Mohammed was also an Assistant Professor of Petroleum Chemistry at American University of Nigeria and Geology Lecturer at Modibbo Adama University.

Mohammed has published research papers in some of the most important scientific journals in energy and environment.

In December 2020, Mohammed received the Applied Energy Highly Cited Article Award for his work entitled: A review of developments in carbon dioxide storage.

The award was received at the 12th International Conference on Applied Energy in Bangkok, Thailand.

Mohammed has also published many essays in popular Nigerian print and online media, focusing mainly on energy, education, infrastructure, economic, and other developmental challenges.

In 2019, Mohammed was invited by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (a private sector led think-tank and policy advocacy group) to chair the first Nigerian Triple Helix Roundtable on Incentivizing Investments in Research and Development.

At the event, Mohammed led the discussion to elicit responses from major stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector to identify the key challenges impeding research in Nigeria, with a view to proffering workable solutions to the government.

In 2020, Mohammed became a Member and Secretary of the Working Group on Solid Waste Management for the implementation of the European Union funded Nigeria Climate Change Response Programme under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Environment.

Mohammed was chosen into the 2023 Expert Advisory Panel for The Earthshot Prize. The Earthshot Prize is the world’s most prestigious and ambitious environmental prize, founded in 2020 by Prince William and The Royal Foundation.

Mohammed has a Ph.D. in Carbon Capture and Storage from Cranfield University, United Kingdom. Mohammed is a Chartered Geoscientist and a member of several professional associations.

Brief Chronology of Experience

  • Aug. 2021 – Present: Policy Manager for Africa (Methane Pollution Prevention); Clean Air Task Force, Boston, MA, United States.
  • Jan. 2022 – June 2022: Technical Assistant on Climate Change to the Minister of State for Environment (seconded from PricewaterhouseCoopers); Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Oct. 2021 – Aug. 2022: Manager, Sustainability and Climate Change; PricewaterhouseCoopers, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Sept. 2020 – Sept. 2021: Assistant Professor of Petroleum Chemistry; American University of Nigeria, Yola, Nigeria.
  • May 2014 – Aug. 2020: Lecturer in the Department of Geology; odibbo Adama University, Yola, Nigeria.

  • Apr. 2015 – Apr. 2018: Researcher on Carbon Capture and Storage; Combustion, Carbon Capture and Storage Centre; Cranfield University, Bedford, United Kingdom.
  • Mar. 2011 – Feb. 2012: Researcher on Marine Geology and Geophysics; Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Lagos, Nigeria.
Selected Leadership Roles/Service

  • 2016 – Specialist Examiner, AS/A Levels Environmental Geology, Oxford, Cambridge and Royal Society of Arts, United Kingdom
  • 2016-17 – President, Nigerian Society, Cranfield University.
  • 2016-17 – Research Representative, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University.
  • 2018-19 – Weekly Columnist (Alternative Perspective Column) for Daily Trust on Saturday Newspapers, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • 2019 – Chair/Moderator of the Nigerian Triple Helix Roundtable on Incentivizing Investments in Research and Development, Nigerian Economic Summit Group.
  • 2019-22 – Resource Person for the Petroleum Technology Development Fund Overseas Scholarship Scheme Selection Committee for M.Sc. and Ph.D. beneficiaries.
  • 2020 – Member of the Roster of Experts of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn, Germany.
  • 2020 – Member and Secretary of the Working Group on Solid Waste Management for the Implementation of Nigeria Climate Change Response Program, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • 2022 – Member of the Editorial Board for Daily Trust Newspapers, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • 2022 – Member of the Technical Working Committee for the Implementation of the Nigerian National Climate Change Act, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja.
  • 2023 – Member of the 2023 Expert Advisory Panel for The Earthshot Prize – the world’s most prestigious and ambitious environmental prize, founded in 2020 by Prince William and The Royal Foundation.
Selected Invited Lectures and Keynotes

  • “Decarbonizing Nigeria’s industrial sector via carbon capture and storage technologies.” Africa Centre of Excellence in Future Energies and Electrochemical Systems (ACE-FUELS), Federal University of Technology, Owerri: Apr. 13, 2023.
  • “Introduction to carbon capture, utilization and storage: Subsurface basics, deployment strategies, risks and opportunities.” The CCUS Identification and Permitting Workshop, Nigerian Liquified Natural Gas Limited, Abuja: Sept. 28-29, 2022.
  • “Policy perspectives on actualizing carbon capture and storage in Nigeria.” The 2nd Faculty of Engineering Colloquium, Baze University, Abuja: Mar. 29, 2022.
  • “Mentoring for careers in engineering.” The 2022 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics CareerFest, R-Bridge Africa: Mar. 16, 2022.
  • “Carbon capture, utilization and storage in Nigeria: Feasibility, challenges and opportunities.” The Monthly Technical Program of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Abuja: Feb. 17, 2022.
  • “Easy to use tools and methods for effective literature review.” The Graduate Research Seminar Series, American University of Nigeria, Yola: Sept. 30, 2021.
  • “Grant proposal writing.” Workshop by Grants, Research and Academic Development Unit, American University of Nigeria, Yola: June 4, 2021.
  • “Stakeholders in policy and program implementation in Nigeria.” Co-presented to Participants of the Senior Executive Course 43 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Nigeria, at Government House Yola: May 26, 2021.
  • “How to do a critical literature review.” Research 20:20 Seminar Series Public Lecture, Cranfield University: Mar. 8, 2017.
  • “CO2-brine-rock interactions: Reactivity experiments in the absence and presence of impurities and implications on reservoir quality.” Research Program of the School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University: Apr. 26, 2016.
Selected Trainings Completed

  • 2013 – Reservoir Simulation with Eclipse and Petrel G&G/RE, Schlumberger Plc., London South Bank University, U.K.
  • 2015 – Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education, Centre for Andragogy and Academic Skills, Cranfield University, U.K.
  • 2015 – Technical Writing training, Centre for Andragogy and Academic Skills, Cranfield University, U.K.
  • 2016 – CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy, Winter School, U.K. Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, University of Sheffield.
  • 2018 – Planning successfully towards achieving research objectives, Universal Knowledge Academy, U.K.
  • 2019 – Train-the-Trainers Course on Advanced Seismic Interpretation, Danvic Petroleum International, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • 2021 – Hands-on Technical Training on Solid Waste Management, European Union Support to the Nigerian Climate Change Response Program, Abuja.
  • 2022 – Sustainability Reporting Category Curriculum with a focus on “ESG Accounting and Disclosure in the Financial Statements” and “ESG – A Step- by-Step Guide to Reporting”, The Madras Group, Inc. United States.
  • 2022 – Development of Country Specific Emission Factor for the Energy and Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use Subsectors in Nigeria, Department of Climate Change, Federal Ministry of Environment, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • 2023 – Public Speaking and Facilitation, Clean Air Task Force, Charlotte, NC, United States.
Honors and Awards

  • 1998 – School Prize for Overall Best Performance in school leaving examinations.
  • 2011 – Foundation Membership Assistance Fund for Early Career Professionals, Geological Society of America.
  • 2012 – £1000 postgraduate scholarship, London South Bank University, U.K.
  • 2012 – M.Sc. Scholarship Award, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Nigeria.
  • 2015 – Ph.D. Scholarship Award, Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Nigeria.
  • 2016 – Accelerated Promotion to Lecturer II, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria.
  • 2016 – Co-Winner of the First Prize for Group Presentation on Carbon Dioxide Storage Options, Early Career Researchers Winter School on CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy, U.K. Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, University of Sheffield.
  • 2016 – Travel Grant, U.K. Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, for Edinburgh Biannual Program for Early Career Researchers, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2016 – Travel Grant, U.K. Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre, for Winter School Program for Early Career Researchers, University of Sheffield.
  • 2017 – Certificate of Honor, Saudi Club, Cranfield University, in recognition of research mentoring and support to members.
  • 2017 – Certificate of Office as Research Representative for School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University, in recognition of time and effort contributed to ensure successful representation and support for students.

  • 2018 – Accelerated Promotion to Lecturer I, Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Nigeria.

  • 2018 – Outstanding Leadership Award, Cranfield Students’ Association, in recognition of outstanding contributions to the Nigerian Society in Cranfield University.
  • 2018 – Represented the Centre for Energy and Power (Combustion, Carbon Capture and Storage Centre) for student experience testimonial on Cranfield University website.
  • 2019 – Chartered Geoscientist, The Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists.
  • 2020 – Applied Energy Highly Cited Articles Award for the paper entitled: A review of developments in carbon dioxide storage.
  • 2020 – Dean’s Commendation for Excellent Contribution to the Administration of the School of Physical Sciences, Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Nigeria.
  • 2022 – 2nd Faculty of Engineering Colloquium Recognition Award, Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria.
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