• Mawuli Afenyo
  • Post Doctoral Fellow

    Transport Institute
    Room 616 Drake Centre
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

    T: 709-697-2764


Dr. Mawuli Afenyo is a postdoctoral fellow at the Transport Institute. Prior to joining UMTI, he received his Ph.D. in Oil and Gas Engineering from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He worked on the CERATIC project supported by GBP 1,707,673 in funding from Lloyd’s Register Foundation. He has also worked on projects at C-RISE. He holds an MBA from the Bologna Business school and an MSc in Petroleum Engineering from the Technical University of Turin. Dr. Afenyo received his bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He has worked professionally with civil engineering consulting, energy, and e-waste recycling firms. He currently works on the CAD 11,074,700 GENICE: Microbial Genomics for Oil Spill Preparedness in Canada’s Arctic Marine Environment project, the Climate Change and Adaptation Planning for Ports, and others. He is interested in collaborating with industries to provide solutions to business and engineering problems.

Research Interests

  • Oil spill modeling and emergency response
  • Risk of oil and gas operations and shipping
  • The Arctic
  • Bayesian network and Uncertainty analysis
  • Sustainability in engineering processes

Selected Publications

  • Afenyo, M., Khan, F. Veitch, B., and Yang, M., 2017. Arctic shipping accident scenario analysis using Bayesian Network approach. Ocean Engineering. 133:224-230
  • Afenyo, M., Khan, F. Veitch, B., and Yang, M., 2017. A probabilistic ecological risk model for Arctic marine oil spills. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 5(2):1494-1503
  • Afenyo, M., Khan, F. Veitch, B., and Yang, M., 2016. Dynamic fugacity model for accidental oil release during Arctic shipping. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 111(1-2):347-353
  • Afenyo, M., Khan, F. Veitch, B., and Yang, M., 2016. Modelling oil weathering and transport in sea ice. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 107(1):206-215.
  • Afenyo, M., Khan, F., 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.