Instructor Name: Shemsu  Ligani  Fereja

College: Natural and Computational science

Departments:  Chemistry

Address:

                           Cell phone Number:  +251913791550

                        Institution:  Wolkite University

                         Institutional mail:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Biography:
He was born on March 26, 1989 Southern Ethiopia of  Guraghe zone. He is graduates of Dilla University Department of Chemistry both, BSc. Degree in chemistry and MSc in analytical Chemistry.  He has more than five years teaching and research experience in Bule Hora and Wolkite University since July 2012.
Research Interest:

no

Research area

1

Renewable Energy ( Bio-Mass Energy, Solar Energy, synthesis techniques for Energy)

2

Environmental ( Pesticide pollution and PPO pollution, Industrial pollutants)

3

Nanotechnology ( Synthesis of Nano materials for different Applications)

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publication

1

Determination of Organochlorine Pesticide Residue Levels in Chewable Parts of the Khat (Catha edulis) Plant,  Bull Environ Contam Toxicol (2014) 93:591–595

2

Shemsu Ligani Assessments of Pesticide Use and Practice in Bule Hora Districts of Ethiopia, Haya: The Saudi Journal of Life Sciences, Vol-1, Iss-3(Jul-Sep, 2016):103-108

3

Ligani, Shemsu, Baressa Anbessa & Bula Kere. (2016). “Assessments of Students’ Practical Skill in Laboratory: A Case Study in Second Year Chemistry Students of Bule Hora University, Ethiopia” in EDUCARE: International Journal for Educational Studies, Vol.9(1), August, pp.49-58

 

Ongoing  research  /community project/

Detail explanation

Working area

Remark

1

Assessments of Pesticide use and practice

Environmental

Completed

2

Production of biodiesel from euphorbia turcalli and its characterization

Renewable Energy

Completed

3

Evaluation extracts of euphorbia turcalli against cattle ticks

Natural product

Completed

4

Investigation of selected Antibiotics in animal products

Environmental

Ongoing

5

Production of ethanol from Parthenium hysterophorus

Renewable Energy

Ongoing

6

Good pesticide management, Alternative pest control mechanisms and its impacts

Community project

Ongoing

7

Solid Waste Management: Preparation of Compost and Recycling in Gurage Zone

Community project

Ongoing

 Instructor name:           DesalegnYilma

Department:                 Chemistry

Cell phone number:     +251921272046

   Institution:    Wolkite University

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  • Biography:

My name is Desalegn YilmaKibret, I was born in 1982 E.C. After completion of grade 12 in 2002 E.C., I have been join in Dilla University and got my first degree in chemistry in 2005 E.C. In 2006 E.C., I have employed in Wolkite University. After two years later, with sponsor of Wolkite University I have joined in Addis Ababa University to learn my second degree and graduated in organic chemistry in 2009 E. C.   

 Instructors Name: Teshale Assefa Biru

College: Natural and Computational Science                                                                          

Department: Chemistry                                                 

Adress:

                        Cell Phone number: 09 12 14 38 18/ 09 69917896

                      Institution: Wolkite University

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Instructor’s Biography:

The instructor was born on 04/05/1984 in Lode Hetosa wereda , Arsi  Zone, Oromiya Regional State. He attended his primary education at Lode Change  Primary School  from 1991 – 1998  and his secondary education at  Huruta Senior Secondary School from 1999 – 2002. He attended his BSc. degree in Chemistry at Hawasa University from 2003 – 2005 and  M.Sc dgree at Adama Science and Technology University from 2012 – 2014. He had served  Dera high school  as a teacher from January 2007 – March 2015. Moreover, he has been serving Wolkite University as lecturer and researcher since April 2015.

Research Interest:

No.

Research Area

Detail explanation

1

Natural product

 Extraction, Isolation and characterization of compounds  from medicinal plant

2

Organic  synthesis                    

Synthesizing  bioactive compounds  by synthetic methods

 Article/ journal/ book /chapter publication

No.

Article journal book chapter publication

Web link

Remark

1

Isolation And Characterization Of Conistituents  From The Roots Of Rumex Steudelli (Tult)

 

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Ongoing for publication

2

Investigation of the levels of heavy metals and some physico­chemical parameters  in vegetables, farm soils and irrigation water in selected woredas of Gurage zone, Ethiopia

 

 

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Completed research

Ongoing research community work project

No.

Ongoing research community project name

Detail explanation

Working area and finished date

Remark

 Instructor’s Name: Ashenafi Emiru Teka

College: Natural and Computational Science                                                                         

Department: Chemistry                                                 

Adress:

                           Cell Phone number: 09- 12 -91-50-44

                         Institution: Wolkite University

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Instructor’s Biography:

I obtained my BSc. Degree by Applied Chemistry from Arba Minch University (1999 – 2001E.C) and  M.Sc degree by Analytical Chemistry  from Hawassa University (2002 – 2004E.C). I had worked at Dilla College of Teachers Education as lecturer in the department of Chemistry from November 2005 – April 2007E.C. Currently, I am working in the department of chemistry at Wolkite University since May 2007E.C as lecturer and researcher.

No.

Research Area

Detail explanation

1

Nutrition  & health

Analysis of different ingredients in food and beverages to justify their importance and health impacts

2

Environmental Pollution            

Pollution determination and prevention in the natural environment

3

Waste management

Reducing elevated concentrations in food and water, Recycling and Preparation of Compost

4

Application of modern analytical techniques

Applying different spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques for environmental analysis

 

No.

Article journal book chapter publication

Web link

Remark

1

Levels of some selected trace and essential elements in honey from selected woredas of Sidama Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

(By Ashenafi Emiru,Tarekegn Berhanu (PhD), Tenaw Workayehu (PhD)

 

 

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Ongoing for publication

2

Investigation of the levels of heavy metals and some physico­chemical parameters  in vegetables, farm soils and irrigation water in selected woredas of Gurage zone, Ethiopia

(By Eyasu Gebrie, Ashenafi Emiru, Teshale Assefa)

 

 

-

 

 

Completed research

No.

Ongoing research

community project name

Detail explanation

Working area and finished date

Remark

 

1

Removal of elevated Iron in drinking water and physicochemical analysis from Muher Aklil &  Enemorna Enior Woredas in Gurage Zone

(By Ashenafi Emiru, Tassew Belete, Getasile Asefa)

 

Research Concept Note Submited

Gurage Zone/June 30/2018

 

 

2

Proximate and mineral determination  in tubers of Taro and Leaves of Sweet Potato  from Gurage Zone, Ethiopia 

(By Tassew Belete, Eyasu Gebrie, Ashenafi Emiru)

Research Concept Note Submited

    Gurage & Silte Zone/June30/2018

 

 

3

Defluoridation of Drinking Water Using Different locally available Biosorbents in Selected Woredas ofGurage and Silte Zone, Ethiopia (By Ashenafi Emiru, Shemsu Ligani)

 

Community Service/propozal Submitted

Gurage Zone/June 30/2018

 

 

4

Solid Waste Management: Preparation of Compost and Recycling in Gurage Zone (Around Wolkite Town), Ethiopia By:Tassew Belete, (Eyasu Gebrie, Ashanafi Emiru, Shemsu Ligani)

 

Community Service/propozal Submitted

Gurage Zone/June 30/2018

 

 

Instructor name:     Tadesu Hailu

College: Natural and Computational Sciences

Department:     Chemistry

Address:

                               Cell phone number:     +251912886753

                         Institution:    Wolkite University

                        Institutional mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I am Tadesu Hailu Mengesha from Ethiopia. I was born in 1980 E.C. I completed B.Ed. degree in Chemistry (July 2009) fromMadawalabu University and M.Sc. degree in Analytical Chemistry (July, 12/2012) from Hawassa University, Ethiopia. After my undergraduate and graduate study, I have been employedas lecturer of Analytical Chemistry at Wolkite University, Ethiopia and, I am working in this University as a Lecturer and Research, Community Service and University-industry Linkage Coordinator of the College until now. During these working years I’ve thought theoretical courses like University Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Fundamental AnalyticalChemistry, Instrumental Analysis I, Instrumental Analysis II, AnalyticalChemistry and Instrumentation and practical courses like Practical Analytical Chemistry, Practical Instrumental Analysis I, Practical Instrumental Analysis II and Real Sample Analysis and also I’ve advised seven undergraduate students during their senior project work. In addition to the teaching learning activities, I’ve participated in different committees like research and community service chairman, DC secretary, of the department and laboratory technique committee of the college at large and different community service activities.  Moreover, I’ve participated on trainings of Spectroscopic Techniques (AAS, Uv, NMR and FT-IR) at Addis Ababa University, Higher diploma program, Statistical software (SPSS, ANOVA, STATA), Research methodology, LATEX software, Scientific research writing and publication and Basics of grant writing at Wolkite University.

  • Research interest:
  1. Environmental monitoring on, studies of the quality of water and pollutants contents of effluents and residues;
  2. Development of sensor systems and analytical routines, including quality assurance of environmental data (theoretical and applied aspects);
  3. Working on novel analytical technologies (chromatographic techniques (GC, HPLC, SFC, SME), spectroscopic techniques (FAAS, GAAS, RS, UV-Vis, IR, NMR, GC-MS, ICP) and electronalytical techniques (potentiometery, cyclic voltammetry, conductometry, polarography)and develop methods for antibiotic and toxicological assessment of food systems in relation to food safety;
  4. Assessment of Environmental Fate of Pollutants, Speciation of Pollutants, phytochemical investigation and characterization of secondary metabolites using instrumental techniques.
  • Research conducted: Phytochemical study and antimicrobial activities of false banana (Ensete ventricosumWelwcheesman) from selected woredas of Guraghe Zone, Ethiopia, and determination of Pesticide Residue Levels in Khat (Catha Edulis) leaves From Selected Woredas of Gurage Zone, Ethiopia with novel analytical techniques in collaboration with my colleagues.
  • Publication: ongoing

Ongoing research community work project: I don’t have, butwedo have two community service projects proposals with my colleagues on quality of education and entrepreneurship which will be conducted this year.

Instructor name: Desalegn Demise

College: Natural and Computational Science

 Deparment:  Chemistry

Adress:

Cell phone: +251 922010811

Institution: Wolkite University

Institutional mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Mr. Desalegn Demise born in 1981 G.C/1988 E.C in SNNPR, Gamo Gofa Zone. He received Bachelor of Science in Chemistr003 G.C/2010 E.C from DireDawa University and He received his Masters of Science on Inorganic Chemistry on 2005 G.C /2012 E.C from Haramaya University. He did his MSc. Thesis on synthesis and characterization of Co(III) complexes of Imino thiazolidinone and Imino oxazolidinone derivative ligand and their antimicrobial studies.

Interested to do research in any chemistry related topics specially.

  1. Chemistry and Physics of polymers = Modification of production mechanisms by knowledge chemistry and physics
  2. Synthetic inorganic Chemistry = preparation and characterization of new drugs and their antimicrobial activities.
  3. Organo-metallic  chemistry = Synthesis and catalytic applications
  4. Material science and Engineering =
  5. Environmetal chemistry and Toxicology = heavy metals analysis and assessment
  6. Nano chemistry

Publication

He have ongoing journal with Manuscript number: AJPAC/11.07.17/0729 Manuscript title:Analysis of physic-chemical properties and heavy metals content of drinking water from selected areas in Gurage Zone, Ethiopia

He have one ongoing research titled as ‘Determination and analysis of nutritional values of barley produced by different organic and inorganic fertilizers.”

 

     Instructor name Ermias Tamiru Weldetsadik

    Academic rank:  Lecturer

    College:    College of Natural Sciences

    Department/team:    Chemistry

    Field of specialization: Organic Chemistry

     E- mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     Cellphone:+251913173382

Educational background

Bsc degree in Applied Chemistry from University of Gondar, 2010

Msc degree in Organic Chemistry from University of Gondar, 2012.

Research interests:

Natural Product chemistry (phytochemistry) particularly those derived from medicinal plants, marine organisms and fungal sources. Organic synthesis of complex biologically active natural products, the development of new and total synthesis of natural products, and development of new synthetic methodology for herbal drug standardization and quality control, bioactive natural product synthesis, nanochemistry, medicinal chemistry, green organic chemistry

Ongoing research:

  1. 1.      Potential role of essential oils from Neem (Azadirachtaindica) on controlling Ensete pathogens from Selected Areas of Guraghe Zone, Ethiopia

ErmiasTamiru,   TesfayeWolde

In the present investigation antimicrobial activity of neem (Azadirachtaindica) plant essential oils have been evaluated .After bioassays, most of the essential oils were found susceptible to both bacteria Xanthomonascampestrispv. musacearum (Xcm) and fungi pathogens of enset plant i.eFusariumoxysporum. Present study reveals significantly higher broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity in essential oils than antibiotics i.e.,tetracycline.

  1. 2.      Phytochemical study and antimicrobial activities of false banana (EnseteventricosumWelwcheesman) from selected woredas of Guraghe Zone, Ethiopia

EjiguBayuErmiasTamiruTadessuHailu

The present study is designed with the objective of undergoing phytochemical screening, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of selected varieties of enset (Enseteventricosumwelw) chessman used for various traditional medicinal purposes.

 Instructor name: Zinabua Hailu

Department: Chemistry

Cell phone number: +251920255467

Institution: Wolkite University

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Biography:

My name is Zinabua Hailu. I have been join to Gonder University and got my first degree in chemistry. I had given the chance to learn my MSc and again joined Hawasa University and then completed. I had employed in Mizan Tepi and Wolkite University and I am serving here in WKU up to now.

Instructor Name: Tesfaye Hilemariam Barke

College: Natural and Computational science

Departments:  Chemistry

Address:

               Cell phone Number:  +251913581352

                Institution:  Wolkite University

 Institutional mail:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Biography:
He was born on June 15, 1989 Southern Ethiopia of  Guraghe zone. He is BSc. Degree in chemistry graduates of Dire Dawa University and MSc in analytical Chemistry graduates of Dilla University.  He has six years teaching and research experience in Wolkite University since 2012.

 

Publication

  1. Phytochemical Analysis and Antimicrobial Activity of Hagenia Abyssinica
  2. Current Trends and Recent Development in Sample Preparation Techniques for Environmental Matrices: A Critical Overview
  3. antimicrobial activity of selected medicinal plants from Highlands of Gurage zone
  1. Determination of the Levels of Major-Essential, Minor-Essential and Toxic Metals in Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Nile Perch (Lates niloticus) and Bagrus (Bagrus docmac) of Lake Abaya, Ethiopia.
  2.  Investigation of the Levels of Selected Metals in Edible and Medicinal Fruits Grown in Dilla, Ethiopia

 Instructor Name: Azera Tsegaye

College: Natural and Computational science

Departments:  Chemistry

Address:

               Cell phone Number:  +251911564142

                Institution:  Wolkite University

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Biography:
He was born on October 10, 1989 Northenn Ethiopia of  Tigray. He is BSc. Degree in chemistry graduates of Hawasa  University and MSc in analytical Chemistry graduates of Dilla University.  He has more than four years teaching and research experience in Wolkite University since 2013.

Instructor Name: Getacil Asefa

College: Natural and Computational science

Departments:  Chemistry

Address:

               Cell phone Number:  +251912712422

                Institution:  Wolkite University

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Biography:
He was born on semptember 2, 1989 Northen Ethiopia of  Amhara. He is graduates of Dilla University Department of Chemistry both, BSc. Degree in chemistry and MSc degree in analytical Chemistry.  He has more than four years teaching and research experience in Wolkite University since July 2013.

              Contact us: Shemsu Ligani (MSc), Head department of Chemistry

   Tel: +251913791550

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Instructor name:

 Nigussie Alebachew

College:

Natural and Computational Sciences

Department:

Chemistry

Address:

 

 Cell phone number:

+2519654658

Institution

Wolkite University

Institutional mail:

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  • Instructor biography:-  
  • I have bachelor of degree from JimmaUniversity in Chemistry and master of Science( MSc. In Physical chemistry) from Haramayauniversity. I have total of 11 years of teaching in chemistry four year at Wolkite University. In addition to teaching different courses like Quantum chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, kinetics&electrochemistry and University chemistry courses, I participated in developing Communityservice Projects , researches and as trainer in in developing  guidelines for the university, like Guidelines of Contentious assessments,, guidelines for teachers’  performance evaluation . Now I am working as a coordinator of Quality assurance &Enhancement for Natural & Computational Sciences College.  
  • Research interest:-

no

Research area

Detail explanation (maximum 50 word )

1.

Environmental physical chemistry

 Utilization of Bio-energy  from west materials of industries

 

2.

Kinetics & adsorption

Studying kinetics of  removal of dyes from contaminated water

3

Material science

Surface science and interfaces

 

no

Ongoing  research /community/project name

Detail explanation (maximum 50 word )

Working area and finishes d date

Remark

1

CHARACTERIZATION AND UTILIZATION OF BREWERY SPENT GRAIN AS A CATTLE FEED, COMPOST AND BIO-ENERGY.        A CASE STUDY OF ZEBIDAR BREWERY, WOLKITE, SOUTH ETHIOPIA

Structure of  spent grain produced from Brewery factory will be determined

The efficiencies of compost from spent grain will be studied comparing from other types of agricultural produced fertilizers.

Production of bio-energy from spent grain will be conducted as an alternative source of energy and finally the result will be used as  a primary source of date for  the university and zebidar brewery.

 

Agriculture, waste management & bio-energy

 

2

Enhancing Mathematics and Science Education in in Guragie Zone                   

Primary Schools Through Model Science Laboratory in Abafranso                    Preparatory School, Wolkite City Administration, SNNPR,Ethiopia.                  

In Collaboration with WKU, SMASEE and Guraghie Zone Education Office

A model of Basic science laboratory will be launched

Trainings will be given to update teachers’ capacity on using local available materials.

Students will show their own works and develop their skill in observing their environment with scince

  • New basic science laboratory will be  launched
  • Different active learning strategy trainings will be given
  • Bilateral relationship will be made between WKU & different education sectors

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Link

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Removal of Phenol Red Dye From Contaminated Water Using Barley (Hordeumvulgare L.) Husk-Derived Activated Carbon

Science International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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