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Personality Profile: Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie (Scientific Researcher)

Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie was born and raised in Ghana. He’s the sixth of seven siblings. His primary education began from  Rockanje Presby Experimental, Old-Tafo, Kumasi, Ghana and pursued Science at Kumasi Anglican Senior High School.

After staying home for two years and teaching Mathematics and Science at Ahwiaa D/A JHS, he pursued his first degree in Community Nutrition at the University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

After a successful completion of his bachelor’s, he served the compulsory Ghana National Service as a Nutrition Officer at Kwabre East District Health Directorate, Kumasi. As a Nutrition officer at the Mampongteng Hospital, he counseled patients on diet-related diseases, organized community surveillance programs and engaged the community in health education programs.

After mastering Nutrition and his interest in environmental and energy-related issues stirred as such, diverted from health into Masters in Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems at Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus.

In Northern Cyprus, Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie was a Teaching Assistant in the Chemistry Department, where he lectured and demonstrated Chemistry practicals to undergraduates, marking scripts and proctoring were also part of his duties.

Even though Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie struggled in his first year switching from health to engineering with its corresponding advanced mathematical cum Mechanical engineering, however, he strived to thrive and finally arrived.

After his first year of the Master’s program, Samuel began to venture into scientific writing which gradually became an assert. Following multiple of his papers been rejected for over 30 times, he got breakthrough and begun excelling in the art of scientific writing.

Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie broke the record of the number of scientific publications singlehandedly written by a student without the help of a Professor. Within one year, Samuel had written and published over 22 scientific publications that created fear and panic among the department committee leading to an investigation to fathom the possibility of the breakthrough.

Even though the publications came with a monetary reward but his breakthrough caused the University to change their publication award regulations to strictly offer monetary gains to only students who collaborated with Professors in the University. Even though Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie was eventually cleared and conferred with his Master’s degree, the University withheld his monetary reward due him.

This unprofessional conduct from Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus did not scare him, before the completion of his Master’s thesis, he got a scholarship to study Ph.D. Environmental Science in Macquarie University, Australia.

After gaining scientific recognition in Energy Economics, Renewable Energy, Health Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Chemistry, and among others, Samuel was invited by many scientific journals as a peer reviewer, from that, Samuel became a Verified Peer Reviewer at Publons.

Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie currently has over 30 referred international journal articles and has reviewed for over 66 different international journals with over 323  pre-publications reviews. Due to this, Samuel won 7 International Awards organized by Clavirate Sentinel of Science and was awarded the 2nd top reviewer in Australia.

Below Are His Publications

  1. Ozser ME, Sarkodie SA, Mohiuddin O, Ozesme G (2017) Novel derivatives of regioisomerically pure 1,7-disubstituted perylene diimide dyes bearing phenoxy and pyrrolidinyl substituents: Synthesis, photophysical, thermal, and structural properties Journal of Luminescence 192:414-423 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jlumin.2017.07.019
  2. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2017) The Impact of Energy, Agriculture, Macroeconomic and Human-Induced Indicators on Environmental Pollution: Evidence from Ghana Environmental Science and Pollution Research International doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-8321-6
  3. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2017) The causal nexus between carbon dioxide emissions and agricultural ecosystem—an econometric approach Environmental Science and Pollution Research International doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-7908-2
  4. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2017) A Multivariate Analysis of Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Electricity Consumption, Economic Growth, Financial Development, Industrialization and Urbanization in Senegal Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1227886
  5. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2017) The Causal Effect of Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Electricity Consumption, Economic Growth and Industrialization in Sierra Leone Energ Source Part B doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1225135
  6. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2017) The causal nexus between energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, and macroeconomic variables in Ghana Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1225134
  7. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2017) The relationship between carbon dioxide emissions, electricity production and consumption in Ghana Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1227885
  8. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2017) Recent Evidence of the Relationship between Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Energy use, GDP and Population in Ghana: A Linear Regression Approach Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1208304
  9. Sarkodie, S. A. (2017). Estimating Ghana’s electricity consumption by 2030: An ARIMA forecast. Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 1-9. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2017.1327993
  10. Sarkodie SA, Owusu PA (2017) The relationship between carbon dioxide, crop and food production index in Ghana: By estimating the long-run elasticities and variance decomposition Environmental Engineering Research 22(2):193-202 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4491/eer.2016.135
  11. Asumadu-Sarkodie, S., & Owusu, P. A. (2016). Carbon dioxide emissions, GDP, energy use and population growth: a multivariate and causality analysis for Ghana, 1971-2013. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-6511-x
  12. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) Multivariate Cointegration Analysis of the Kaya Factors in Ghana Environmental Science and Pollution Research doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-6245-9
  13. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) The Relationship between Carbon Dioxide and Agriculture in Ghana, a Comparison of VECM and ARDL Model Environmental Science and Pollution Research doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-016-6252-x
  14. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu P (2016) Carbon Dioxide Emission, Electricity Consumption, Industrialization and Economic Growth Nexus: The Beninese Case Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1217286
  15. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu P (2016) Forecasting Nigeria’s Energy-Use by 2030, an Econometric Approach Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1217287
  16. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) A review of Ghana’s solar energy potential AIMS Energy 4:675-696 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3934/energy.2016.5.675
  17. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu P (2016) Energy Use, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, GDP, Industrialization, Financial Development and Population, a causal nexus in Sri Lanka: with a subsequent Prediction of Energy Use Using Neural Network Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2016.1217285
  18. Owusu PA, Asumadu-Sarkodie S (2016) Is there a causal effect between agricultural production and carbon dioxide emissions in Ghana? Environmental Engineering Research 22 (1), 40-54 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4491/eer.2016.092
  19. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) Carbon dioxide emissions, GDP per capita, industrialization and population: An evidence from Rwanda Environmental Engineering Research 22 (1), 116-124 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4491/eer.2016.097
  20. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) The potential and economic viability of solar photovoltaic in Ghana Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2015.1122682
  21. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) The potential and economic viability of wind farm in Ghana Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15567036.2015.1122680
  22. Mohiuddin O, Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Obaidullah M (2016) The Relationship between Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Energy Consumption, and GDP: a Recent Evidence from Pakistan Cogent Engineering doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1210491
  23. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu P (2016) The Causal Nexus between Child Mortality Rate, Fertility Rate, GDP, Household Final Consumption Expenditure and Food Production Index Cogent Economics & Finance doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23322039.2016.1191985
  24. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) A Review of Ghana’s Energy Sector National Energy Statistics and Policy Framework Cogent Engineering doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1155274
  25. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2016) Feasibility of biomass heating system in Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus Cogent Engineering 3:1134304 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2015.1134304
  26. Owusu PA, Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Ameyo P (2016) A Review of Ghana’s Water Resource Management and the Future Prospect Cogent Engineering doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1164275
  27. Owusu PA, Asumadu-Sarkodie S (2016) A Review of Renewable Energy Sources, Sustainability Issues and Climate Change Mitigation Cogent Engineering doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1167990
  28. Mohiuddin O, Mohiuddin A, Obaidullah M, Ahmed H, Asumadu-Sarkodie S (2016). Electricity Production Potential and Social Benefits from Rice Husk, a Case Study in Pakistan. Cogent Engineering. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1177156
  29. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Sevinç Ҫ, Jayaweera HMPC. A Hybrid Solar Photovoltaic-Wind Turbine-Rankine Cycle for Electricity Generation in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Cogent Engineering. 2016;3(1):1180740. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2016.1180740
  30. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Rufangura P, Jayaweera HM, Owusu PA (2015) Situational Analysis of Flood and Drought in Rwanda International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 6:960-970 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14299/ijser.2015.08.013
  31. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA, Jayaweera HM (2015) Flood risk management in Ghana: A case study in Accra Advances in Applied Science Research 6:196-201
  32. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA, Rufangura P (2015) Impact analysis of flood in Accra, Ghana Advances in Applied Science Research 6:53-78
  33. Asumadu-Sarkodie S, Owusu PA (2015) Media Impact on Students’ Body Image International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology 3:460-469
  34. Asumadu-Sarkodie S (2015) A Research on Systematic Theology, a Foundation of Faith as a Believer (Book). https://www.amazon.com/Research-Systematic-Theology-Foundation-Believer/dp/3659798363

Apart from his academic pursuits, Samuel Asumadu-Sarkodie has a priestly calling since 2003 which motivated him to study both BA Theology and MA Theology to groom himself for the Priesthood. Samuel apart from singing and preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ is also the Founding Editor and Writer at SASarkodieMinistries.Com.

His motto has always been, All seems to be of Grace, therefore, all boasting is excluded.

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