Academic Vice President

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Teketel Yohannes (Prof.)

Vice President for Academic Affairs
P.O Box: 16417
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Prof. Teketel received his B.Sc. in 1984, M.Sc. in 1989 and PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1997 from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From 1984 to 2000 he served at the Department of Chemistry, at the then Bahir Dar Teachers College of the Addis Ababa University which is now Bahir Dar University and since August 2000 at the Chemistry Department of the Addis Ababa University. Over the years he has taught a number of undergraduate and post-graduate chemistry courses. So far he advised 5 PhD and 15 M.Sc. students and is currently advising 4 students.
Prof. Teketel (with his research group and collaborators) quite extensively studied conducting polymers which were discovered in late seventies. His main research area includes studies of conducting polymer electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, photovoltaic and photoelectrochemistry. He has published over 40 scientific articles in highly reputable local and international journals. In this endeavour he has been collaborating with prominent scientists across the globe such as those in the University of Linkoping, Sweden, the University of Linz, Austria, the University of Osaka, Japan, the University of Antwerp, Belgium, the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, ISMN-CNR, Bologna, Italy, and co-authored with leading scientists in his research areas.
He has also been able to acquire research grants from research and publication office, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission, SIDA/SAREC, Sweden, and the Third World Academy of Sciences Trieste, Italy, in addition to the long list of fellowships he garnered to accomplish his series of research visits abroad. In addition to his teaching and research activities he has been actively participating in international conferences, workshops and scientific meetings.
The leadership quality of Prof. Teketel is demonstrated by his service as Chairman of Department of Chemistry (Bahir Dar Teachers College, AAU); Director, Materials Science Program (AAU), Associate editor of SINET-Ethiopian Journal of Sciences; member of the International Board of Editors of The African Physical Review Journal; secretary and vice president of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia; Associate Editor of the BCSE; Associate Editor of SPIE Journal of Photonics and Enery; He is board member of the African Materials Research Society, founding member, national and East African regional representative of the African Network on Solar Energy (ANSOLE). Currently, he is the Director of Research and Acting Vice President of Research and Technology Transfer of the Addis Ababa University.