Institute of Industrial Research

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Institute of Industrial Research


Research Areas/ Interest; – Natural Products, Agro-waste and Polymeric materials in Construction

Waste glass dissolution technology

Construction materials from local sources

Supplementary Cementitious materials




Current Designation:

PhD Chemistry


Senior Research Scientist

Professional Affiliations Ghana Science Association


Research Staff Association

Chemical Society of Ghana

International Federation of University Women


Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)


Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Ghana (WISTEM GH)

Contact Details:

+233 24267731     +233265075484

Research Areas/ Interest Natural Products, Agro-waste and Polymeric materials in Construction

Waste glass dissolution technology

Construction materials from local sources

Supplementary Cementitious materials

Past & On-going Research Work/ Project’s


Ø  Transformation of municipal solid waste into sustainable resources for pavement construction” (ECOPAVE)

Ø  Renewable energy solutions: biomass pellet use in gasifiers

Ø  Plastic/Latex waste modified bitumen

Ø   Latex/kaolin modified bitumen

Ø  Plastic waste modified mortar/concrete

Ø  Design And Construction of an Incineration Facility at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, Ring Road Central, Kanda,  Accra

Ø   Waste Glass use in construction and the petroleum Industry,

Ø  Supplementary Cementitious materials

Ø   Emulsion paint from local materials

Ø   Insecticidal emulsion paint from essential oils derived from local plant

Ø   Plants with anti-termitic properties

Ø   Termite Control of buildings and Construction sites


Trainings Attended



14th December 2021: Participant Virtual Launch of the 2020 SDG and the AU Agenda 2063 Progress Report organized by National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).

11-12th Nov. 2021:Participant Regional Consultative Meeting to Discuss Draft Guidelines for Development of Legislation and Related Policies on Marine Litter In Africa organized ny UN Environment Programme  with Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA).

21st -23rd July 2021: Participant and Exhibitor (Conference). ‘Ghana wastes fair – Turning waste into a resource’. Organized by the United Nations Development Programme, Ghana. UNDP IN PARTNERSHIP WITH Coca Cola Foundation and Ghana National plastic Partnership Integrated Waste Management Fair.

14th July 2021: Member, Organizing team, Stakeholder Engagement 3 Milestone Two, Transformation of municipal solid waste into sustainable resources for pavement construction (ECOPAVE) UNDP – Waste Recovery Innovation Challenge  at Miklin Hotel Accra

14th July 2021: Co-presenter at Stakeholder Engagement 3 Milestone Two Transformation of municipal solid waste into sustainable resources for pavement construction (ECOPAVE) UNDP – Waste Recovery Innovation Challenge at Miklin Hotel Accra.

3rd June 2021: Participated in virtual Skills for Innovation organized by AfricaLics.

4-5th May 2021: Participant, 6th Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Forum for DDGs (STI Forum) Theme: Science, Technology and Innovation Sustainable and resilient COVID-19 recovery and effective pathways of inclusive action towards the Sustainable Development goals organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social COUNCIL (UNDESA).

22nd April, 2021: Participated in a Webinar Series Innovation under the radar African Experience and the way forward organized by AfricaLics.

7th April 2021: Participated in a Virtual meeting of Ghana National Plastic Action Roadmap Expert panel.

15th-19th March 2021: Participated in Research Scientists’ Leadership Training Programme organized by CSIR, College of Science and Technology- Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

10th March 2021: Ghana SDG Investor Maps, Virtual Impact Facilitation organized by Business for Peace Foundation and UNDP.

12th Nov. 2020: GWI Webinar – GWI Advocacy in Action: How to create a Strategic Advocacy Plan for Gender-Based Violence held 12 November 2020 at 10am CET. Organized by Graduate Women International.

23rd of October 2020: Final Consultation Workshop: Accelerating the Transition to Climate-Friendly and Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning organized by Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany Friday at 10:30 – 13:00 GMT

7th and 15th April, 2021: A member of Expert panel on plastic management in Ghana.

8th and 9th Oct 2019: Workshop on marine litter and microplastics. Promoting the environmentally sound management of plastic and minimization of the wastes and achieving the prevention and minimization of the generation of plastics wastes on 8th and 9th Oct., at Coconut Grove Regency Hotel, Accra. Organized by Basel Convention, UNEP and MESTI.


16th April 2019: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Plastic Waste. Organized by UNDP at Alisa Hotel, North Ridge Accra ..


12th July 2018: Inception Workshop for Multi-Stakeholder Waste Resource Platform Initiative launched for Ghana. 12th July 2018 Accra City Hotel organized by UNDP. Theme: A Ghana-wide Multi-Stakeholder “Waste” Resource Platform.


4th and 5th April, 2017: Workshop on deterioration of building. Causes, prevention and Control for stakeholders in the construction industry. Organised in Kumasi.


28th-29 July, 2017: Workshop on deterioration of buildings. Causes, prevention and Control for stakeholders in construction. Organised in Accra.


18th -22nd March 2019: African Climate week in Accra Conference Centre hosted by the Ghana government. Theme: Climate Action in Africa A race we can win.


11-12 OCT., 2017:  Workshop for Early Career Researcher /Administrators in KNUST in CSIR-BRRI. Organized by Association of Commonwealth Universities


4-7 July, 2017:  Workshop on gender mainstreaming in Research held at CSIR-INSTI    organized by Author-AID/ INASP.

Publications Syarif, M, Kırgız, M.S, Galdino, A.G. d. S, El Naggar, M.H., Mirza, J., Khatib, J., Kenai, S., Nehdi, M., Kinuthia, J., Khitab, A, Thomas, C., Gobinath, R., Ul Hassan, M. I, Wu, Y.K., Ashteyat, A., Soliman, A., Muthusamy, K, Janardhanan, T, Tagbor, TA, Nguyen, TA, Bheel, N, Kumbhalkar, M.A & Sekhar Tiwary, C 2021, ‘Development and assessment of cement and concrete made of the burning of quinary by-product‘, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, cyfrol. 15, rhif 00, tt. 3708- 3721.


Mehmet Serkan Kırgız, Andre Gustavo de Sousa Galdino ,  John Kinuthia , Anwar Khitab , Muhammad Irfan Ul Hassan, Jamal Khatib, Hesham El Naggar, Carlos Thomas, Jahangir Mirza , Said Kenai, Tuan Anh Nguyen, Moncef Nehdi, Muhammad Syarif , Ahmed Ashteyat , Ravindran Gobinath , Ahmed Soliman , Trinity A. Tagbor, Manoj A. Kumbhalkar, Naraindas Bheel, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary. Synthesis, physico-mechanical properties, material processing, and math models of novel superior materials doped flake of carbon and colloid flake of carbon. Journal of Materials Research and Technology Volume 15, November–December 2021, Pages 4993-5009


Antwi Boniface Yeboah, Julius Adu-Ntim, Joyce Koranteng, Trinity Ama Tagbor, Albert Aniagyei, Caroline Kwawu, (2021). Perceptions of workers on the benefits of Institutional source sorting: A case of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Industrial Research, Accra, Ghana. Ghana Journal of Science, 62(1), 51-59. DOI: 10.4314/gjs.v62i1.5. CSIR-IIR/RJP/BA/2021/03


Mensah, F. A., Bartaya S. K., Ofosu, B., Tagbor T.A., and Tiwari, S.K. (2020). Hydro-Geochemical Mechanisms of Brackish Shallow Groundwater Development- Coastal Greater Accra Region, Ghana. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, 24(8): 44-53, 2020; Article no. JGEESI.63081 ISSN: 2454-7352. doi: 10.9734/jgeesi/2020/v24i830248.

Osei, T., Tagbor, T.A and Awudza J.A .M (2020). The effects of Natural Rubber (latex) on rheological properties and chemical functionalities of bitumen. Current Materials Science.13 (0)


Tagbor, T.A., Boakye, A. K., Adjei, D and Annan G (2019).  The Use of Plastic Waste as Transition Materials in the Production of Pavement Blocks. Civil Engineering Research Journal. 9 (1).


Kodua J., Tagbor, T., Nana Berko-Boateng, V and Boakye, A. K. (2018). Influence of Recycled Waste High Density Polyethylene Plastic Aggregate on the Physico- Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Concrete. International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Science. 2(8) 22-25.


Boakye, K.A., Atiemo, E., Tagbor, T.A., Adjaottor, A.A and Adjei, D. (2018). Physicochemical and Mineralogical Analysis of Steel-Slag Blended Cements. Journal of Engineering Research and Application, 8 (9) 58-63.


Appiah, J.A., Berko-Boateng, V.N and Tagbor, T.A. (2017). Use of Waste Plastic Materials for Road Construction in Ghana. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 61-7.


Boakye, K.A., Adjaottor, A.A, Tagbor, T.A and Adjei, D. (2017). Influence of Na2SO4 on the Mechanical Properties of High Volume Calcined Clay Pozzolan Cement. American Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 1(4) 78-82.


Fynn, D., Koomson, B., Mensah-Darkwa, K., Andrews, A and Tagbor, T.A. (2016).  Production of Cupel Using Clam Shells and Limestone. Journal of Advances in Science and Technology Research, 3 (1) 1-11.


Tagbor, T. A., Boakye, K. A., Sarfo-Ansah, J and Atiemo, E. (2015). A Study of the Pozzolanic Properties of Anfoega Kaolin. International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, 5 (8) 28-33.


Sarfo-Ansah, J., Atiemo, E., Bediako, M., Tagbor, T. A., Boakye, K. A. and Adjei, D (2015). The influence of Calcined Clay Pozzolana, Low-CaO Steel Slag and Granite Dust on the Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete. International Journal of Engineering Research and Application, 5 (8) 19-27.


Tagbor, T.A., Twumasi, S.K. Bosu, P.P and Epraim, J.H. (2014). The termite controlling capabilities of extract of Thevetia peruviana(pers) K. Schum in Ghana Interlink Continental Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology. 1(1). 001-008 Available online


Owusu Nyako S.,Tagbor, T. A. and Ofosu, B. (2014).Assessment of chemical quality of groundwater over some rock types in Ashanti Region, Ghana American Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research. Available at ISSN: 2153-649X, doi:10.5251/ajsir.2014.


Tagbor, T.A and Osei-Frimpong, A. (2011). Termite Infestation, damage and control of Volta Regional Hospital, Ho Journal of Building and Road Research Ghana 13(1):80-87.


Tagbor, T.A and Twumasi, S.K.(2010). Termite Controlling Activities of some Local Plant Materials. TWOWS Africa International Journal of Science and Technology, 1(1):8-13.


Tagbor, T.A and Osei-Frimpong, A. (2010). Extent of Termite Infestation in Anwomaso Kumasi. Journal of Building and Road Research, Ghana. 12 (1): 45-49.

Personal web links or Blogs: Tagbor

http://www.linkedin/Ama Tagbor