Who We Are

A Somali institution to combat climate change, combat poverty and create jobs. Develop solar technology and introduce resilient water resources initiatives

About Us

Omar M Mohamud, PhD: spent more than 35 years in academia and industry with considerable expertise in energy systems

Yusuf M Mohamoud, PhD: spent more than 35 years in water resources and climate change. For the last 15 years, he worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Biography: Omar.M.Mohamud, Ph.D.
Executive Director
CEWInstitute @ https://cewinstitute.com
Email: Omar.m.mohamud@gmail.com
Phone: (734) 945-4276

Professional experience:

Dr Mohamud is Executive Director of CEWInstitute. An institution dedicated to combat climate change, create jobs and alleviate poverty. Dr Mohamud previously served as technical leader at Ford/Visteon/Hanon with expertise in energy technology solutions. Dr Mohamud also gained research and teaching experience in academia as university professor.

Dr Mohamud is highly effective technical leader with more than 35 years’ experience in industry, consulting, and academia. He developed tools and methodologies that improved quality, saved millions of dollars and reduced time to market energy solutions products and services. He developed and leveraged global talent and transferred new technologies and know-how to global technical centers in India, China and South America.

Personal story:

Dr Mohamud grew up as a young man in pastoral life in Somalia with its joys and occasional hardships. It pains him immensely to witness that pastoral life is currently unsustainable due to climate change. He believes with passion that the only hope to cope with climate change devastating consequence is by using knowledge and technological innovations, particularly solar PV technology.


Dr Mohamud earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri with special emphasis in energy systems modeling and simulations. He specialized in solar energy technology from post graduate studies at Politecnico di Milano and the University of Florida

Biography: Yusuf.M.Mohamoud, Ph.D.
Executive Deputy Director
CEWInstitute @ https://cewinstitute.com
Email: Dalmar45@gmail.com
Phone: (404) 729-0717

Professional experience:

Dr. Mohamoud is the Deputy Executive Director of CEWInstitute. CEWI is an institution dedicated to combating climate change, creating jobs, alleviating poverty, and developing and managing water resources. Dr. Mohamoud previously served as the lead scientist of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development. Dr. Mohamoud was responsible for the development and the enhancement of environmnetal  regulatory and policy models for 15 years. Dr. Mohamoud authored numerous research publications, books, book chapters, and software development tools. Dr. Mohamoud was a research hydrologist for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria, a consultant for the African Development Bank, environmental science advisor for USAID’s Malawi Environmental Management Program (MEMP), and an Environmental engineer for the Georgia State Water Resources Management.

Personal story:

Dr. Mohamoud strongly believes that his academic background, professional experience, and skills are tools that offer solutions to today’s complex developmental  challenges, such as environmental protection, climate change impact assessment, and river basin planning and management. 


Dr. Mohamoud earned a Ph.D. in water resources engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has extensive experience in watershed modeling, river basin planning and management, rainwater harvesting, and the design of irrigation systems. Dr. Mohamoud is a licensed civil engineer in the State of Virginia.

Contact Us

Omar.M.Mohamud, Ph.D
Telephone: (734)945-4276

Yusuf.M.Mohamoud, Ph.D
Telephone: (404)729-0717