Dr. Samuel Gyamfi

drsamDr. Samuel Gyamfi is a lecturer in the Renewable Energy Engineering Program at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) and a senior adjunct lecturer at the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Murdoch University, Australia. He held Lecturer Position at the Murdoch University from 2011 to 2014. He held Research Associate and Teaching Assistant positions at the Advanced Energy and Materials Systems Laboratory (AEMSLab) at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, from 2010 to 2011. In 2007- 8 he was a Visiting Research Scientist at the Juelich Research Centre in Germany where he was involved in energy demand side management and demand response modelling.

Samuel received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (specialising in residential electricity demand response assessment and modelling) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2010 and MSc in Energy Systems from the Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany in 2004. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Geodetic Engineering from KNUST in 2001.

His main research interest is in utility demand side management and the way that human factors can be used to develop technology and communication systems to improve energy efficiency behaviour. He have experience and interests in several related areas.

  • Electricity demand response assessment and modelling
  • Energy Demand-side Management (DSM)
  • Renewable and Sustainable Energy for Developing Countries
  • Energy Life Cycle Assessment
  • Renewable Energy Systems Design


  1. Akolgoa, G. A, Essandoha, E. O, Gyamfi, S, Atta-Darkwaa, T. , Kumia, E. N, Maria, C. Maia (2017) The potential of a dual purpose improved cookstove for low income earners in Ghana – Improved cooking methods and biochar production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 82 (2018) 369 – 379.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.09.044
  2. Sakah, M., Diawuo F. A., Katzenbach, R., Gyamfi, S (2017) Towards a sustainable electrification in Ghana: A review of renewable energy deployment policies. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79 (2017) 544–557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.090
  3. Gyamfi, S., Modjinou, Diawuo F. A., Kumi, E. N., Frank S., Modjinou, M. (2017) Energy Efficiency Situation in Ghana. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.007
  4. Darko, A. Chan, A. P, Gyamfi, S., Olanipekun, A. He, B, Yu, Y (2017) Driving forces for green building technologies adoption in the construction industry: Ghanaian perspective. Building and Environment 125 (2017) 206-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2017.08.053
  5. Rahman, M., Hettiwatte, S. Gyamfi, S (2014) An Intelligent Approach of Achieving Demand Response by Fuzzy Logic based Domestic Load Management Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2014, Curtin University, Perth, Australia. 28 September – 1 October, 2014 (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  6. Gyamfi, S., Modjinou, M., Djordjevic, S. (2014) Improving Electricity Supply Security in Ghana – The Potential of Renewable Energy. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 43(2015): 1035 – 1045. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.11.102 (Journal Article)
  7. Urmee, T., Gyamfi, S. (2014) A Review of Improved Cookstove Technologies and Programs. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2014.02.019. (Journal Article)
  8. Houston, C., Gyamfi, S., Whale, J. (2013) Evaluation of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Generation Opportunities for Small Scale Dairy Farms: A Case Study in Prince Edward Island, Canada. Renewable Energy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2013.11.040. (Journal Article)
  9. Gyamfi, S., Krumdieck, S. and Urmee, T. (2013) Residential peak electricity demand response – Highlights of some behavioural issues. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 25: 71-77. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2013.04.006. (Journal Article)
  10. Gyamfi, S. and Krumdieck, S. (2012) Scenario Analysis of Residential Demand Response at Network Peak Periods. Electric Power Systems Research 93: 32-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.epsr.2012.07.004. (Journal Article)
  11. Gyamfi, S. and Krumdieck, S. (2011) Price, Environment and Security: Exploring Multi-modal Motivation in Voluntary Residential Peak Demand Response. Energy Policy 39(5): 2993-3004. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2011.03.012. (Journal Article)
  12. Gyamfi, S., Krumdieck, S.P. and Brackney, L. (2010) Pattern Recognition Residential Demand Response: An Option for Critical Peak Demand Reduction in New Zealand. Presented at the 4th international conference on sustainable development, 30 November – 3 December 2010, Auckland. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  13. Gyamfi, S., Krumdieck, S.P. and Brackney, L. (2009) Price, Environment and Security: Multi-Modal Motivation in Residential Demand Response. Engineering treNz: Transaction of Engineers New Zealand: online journal. http://www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/Forms/pdfs/treNz15.pdf. (Journal Article)
  14. Watcharasukarn, M., Krumdieck, S. and Gyamfi, S. (2009) Travel Behaviour under Fuel Constraint Study: TACA SIM. Hong Kong: International Conference on Applied Energy, 5-7 Jan 2009. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  15. Gyamfi, S., Krumdieck, S. and Brackney, L. (2008) Demand Response in the Residential Sector: A Critical Feature of Sustainable Electricity Supply in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: 3rd International Conference on Sustainability Engineering and Science, 9-12 Dec 2008. (Conference Contribution – Full Conference paper)
  16. Gyamfi, S., Stein, G. (2003) Kyoto Protocol’s Mechanism as a Tool to Improve the Energy Infrastructure in Developing countries. System Analysis and Technology Evaluation Department, Juelich Research Centre, Germany. (Internal Research Paper)

Book Chapters

  1. Gyamfi S., Derkyi N.S.A, Asuamah E.Y, Aduako J.A. (2018) Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development. In Kabo-bah A; Diji, C. J., Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa : 75 – 93. Academic Press. An imprint of Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813016-2.00006-X
  2. Gyamfi S., Derkyi N.S.A, Asuamah E.Y (2018) The Potential and the Economics of Hydropower Investment in West Africa. In Kabo-bah A; Diji, C.J., Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa: 95 – 107. Academic Press. An imprint of Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-813016-2.00007-1