Academic Vice President


Tarekegn Berhanu (PhD.)

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




Dr. Tarekegn Berhanu received his B.Sc. in 1987, M.Sc. in 1994 and PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2008 from Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. From 1987 to 2009 he served at the Department of Chemistry, at the Jimma University and since September 2009 he moved to Ministry of Agriculture by the call of the government to help the ministry to circumvent the pesticide contamination issue in coffee. He participated and led the establishment of residue laboratory and contributed in alleviating the pesticide residue problem. Over the years he has taught a number of undergraduate and post-graduate chemistry and chemical instrumentation courses. He has also served as Department head, program coordinator and Dean of a faculty at Jimma University before moving to Ministry of Agriculture. So far he co-advised 2 PhD students and advised over 10 M.Sc. students and is currently co-advising 5 Ph. D and advising 5 M.Sc students.

Dr. Tarekegn is involved in environmental and food analyses researches.  Recently he is involved in food product development researches. His main research area includes environmental contaminants, pesticide residues, food mycotoxins, nutritional composition and heavy metal analyses.  He is also involved in analytical method development researches. He has published over 11 scientific articles in reputable international journals and one book chapter. He has received certificate of appreciation for consultancy and support rendered to Ethiopian Conformity Assessment Enterprise capacity building and also obtained certificate of appreciation in teaching and supporting the setting up of laboratory at the Department of Industrial chemistry, AASTU. He has also involved in 9 consultancy services. He obtained 13 national and international training certifications. He obtained one research grant from the then Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with other researchers.

Dr. Tarekegn Berhanu is currently serving as a Vice President for Academic Affairs at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University.

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