Brief details of SINET- Ethiopian Journal of Science Editorial Board Members

1. Editor-in-Chief and Board Chairman
Emana Getu (PhD), Professor of Entomology
Affiliation- Addis Abeba University, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Department of Zoological Sciences
Current Job: Instructor, Researcher and Community Service Provider
Journal related activities: Reviewer of National and international Journals, Editorial Board Members of International Journals, Author of over 200 articles published on peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, newsletter, newspaper, Books, Chapter in a book, etc.
Student supervision: Over 540 undergraduate students, 180 M.Sc and 63 PhDs
Project PI: Over 8 international projects and 16 National Projects
Address: P.O.Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Email: or
Award: Laureate of Science

2. Associate Editors

2.1 Ameha Atnafu Muluneh, PhD
Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences,
School of Earth Sciences, Addis Ababa University;
P.O.Box 1176
Tel. +251-91-179-3255
2020 - Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth Sciences, American Geophysical Union, USA
2019 - Young Leader, Science and Technology for Society, Kyoto, Japan
2013 - Student Travel Grant, American Geophysical Union, USA
Visiting fellowships
2020 (postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19) - Africa-Oxford collaborative research at the University of Oxford, UK.
2019 & 2020 - Visiting Research associate at the Disaster Prevention and Research Institute, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
2018 - Visiting Research Scientist at the German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

2.2 Dr. Aschenaki Taddese Tessema
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Profession and Academic level: PhD in Physical Education
Contact Address: email: aschenakitaddese1@gmail,com
Mobile: +251911101661
P.o. Box: 150207
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Additional Information: Advisory board member of the Association of International Federation
of Physical Education, Fitness and Sports Science

2.3 Belayneh Mesfin Ali, PhD
Department of Physics, College of Natural and Computational Sciences
Addis Ababa University (AAU)
P.O. Box 1176, AAU, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tel. +251-91-164 9034
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
I. Education:
2015 Higher Diploma Teaching in HEI AAU, Ethiopia
2012 PhD Physics (Solid State) AAU, Ethiopia
1998 MSc Physics (Solid State) AAU, Ethiopia
1988 BSc Physics AAU, Ethiopia
II. Employment:
2017 - Present Associate Professor of Physics at AAU, Ethiopia
2012 Assistant Professor of Physics at AAU, Ethiopia
2000 Lecturer in Physics at AAU, Ethiopia
1988 Physics Teacher at Menesibu, Akaki, & Kokeb-Tsibah Senior HS, Ethiopia
III. Positions Held:
2016 - Present Associate Editor SINET: Ethiopian Journal of Science
2012 - 2015 Chairman, Department of Physics, AAU, Ethiopia
IV. Research:
1. Research Interest
Current areas of research are on Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Metamaterials - Slow, Superluminal, and Backward Waves, Left-Handed (Negative Refractive Index) Media, Physics of Solar Cells, Low-Dimensional Systems (Nano-Physics) - in particular, photoluminescence and thermoluminescence in nanostructured systems.
3. Publications: Twenty six (26) publications in peer-reviewed (reputable) journals

2.4 Yaregal Assabie Lake
Your Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Profession and Academic level: Computer Science, PhD
Contact address (email, mobile, P.O.Box), +251910914601, P.O.Box 1176

2.5 Araya Gebresilassie Hagos
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Profession and Academic level: Entomologist with PhD degree
Contact address (email, mobile, P.O.Box):; +251-911-727360; P. O. Box 1176 Addis Ababa University

2.6 Dr. Dereje Teferi Lemma
Academic rank: Assistant Professor
Profession: Information Science
Contact Address:
Mobile Phone No: +251911843546

2.7 Fitsum Tigu Yifat, PhD
He received PhD in Microbiology (Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology) via CAS-TWAS Fellowship Program from Institute of Microbiology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. Dr Fitsum served the Department of Biology, Addis Ababa University at various positions since 2009 and currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology at Addis Ababa University, Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology. Dr. Fitsum is a young and high caliber researcher of food and industrial microbiology and he has published several articles in international journals. His recent research focuses on development of mixed starter cultures from lactic acid bacteria (LAB) and yeast for the improvement of Ethiopian fermented foods, studying the probiotics properties of LAB and identifying their bacteriocin and enzyme for industrial application and optimization of fermentation conditions of traditional foods and beverages. Furthermore, he is interested in studying the fate of pathogenic microorganisms in raw foods, ready to eat foods, and fermented foods that cause public health problems.
Cell phone: +251912215315
Addis Ababa University
Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology
P. O. Box: 1176
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2.8 Dr. Hunduma Legesse
Personal information:
Hunduma Legesse Geleta (PhD, Associate Professor) Addis Ababa University, College of Natural Sciences and Computational Sciences, Department of Mathematics Academic Staff- Ethiopia
Email: (OR
Cell-phone: +251 911754329
Educational background:
PhD in Mathematics, 2014 Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
(Thesis Title: Fractional Hypergeometric Zeta Functions, Under the Supervision of Prof Abdulkadir Hassen, Rowan University, USA)
M.Sc. in Mathematics, 1997 Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
B.Sc. in Mathematics, 1991 Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Higher Diploma graduate, 2015 Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.
Higher Diploma graduate, 2004 Jimma University, Ethiopia.
Profession: Teaching and Researching
2.9 Dr. Tigist Wendimu
Personal Detail
Name: Tigist Wondimu
Sex: Female
Nationality: Ethiopian
Date of birth: 24 Dec. 1972
Place of birth: Addis Ababa
Marital status: Single mother of one daughter
Permanent Address: Department of Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management, College of Natural Sciences, Addis Ababa University,
P.O.Box 3434, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tel. +251913299052
Educational Background
Ph. D. in Biology (Botanical science), Addis Ababa University
MSc. in Dryland Biodiversity/Botany,Addis Ababa University
BSc. in Biology, Addis Ababa University
Work Experience
Assistant Professor: Addis Ababa University since July 2012
Lecturer: Addis Ababa University (2004-2012)
Lecturer: Jima University (January 2004- June 2004)
High school Teacher: Biology teacher (1992-2000)
Field Experience
Ethnobotanical study: good experience in Arsi lowlands (MSc. Study)
Botanical (Systematics) study: worked in Ethiopian and East African Afro-alpine ecosystem. Simen and Bale mountains, Choke and Garamuleta highlands, Ziquala, Menagesha, etc. in Ethiopia; Mt. Kenya, Mt. Elgon, Abardare in Kenya; Kilimanjaro, Meru, Southern highlands of Tanzania in Tanzania; and Gahinga, Muhavura and Rwenzories in Uganda.
Other activities and Responsibilities
 Associate Editor: SINET Ethiopian Journal of Science.
 Served as Chair Person of the Department of Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management
 Served as external examiner in Jima, Bahir-Dar and Adama Universities
 IPBES member in the section of the National Ecosystem Assessment
Scholarships and Awards
 RPSUD scholarship for MSc study in Dryland Biodiversity
 RPSUD travel grant to attend conferences and participate in trainings 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006
 AAU scholarship for PhD study in AFROALP II project funded by NUFU
 Female researchers travel grant in 2014 to participate AETFAT congress
 Third Thematic Research Grant in “integrated approach of molecular systematic, Bioinformatics, Plant uses, and ecophysiology for monitoring and mitigating biodiversity in a changing climate’
 Excellent Scholar Award to participate the IBC-2017 (International Botanical Conference, 2017) in China

2.10 Dr. Shibru
Full Name: Shibru Temesgen WAKWEYA
Date of Birth: August 23, 1980
Sex: Male
Martial Status: Married with two children: Jinenus(M) and Heran(F)
Nationality: Ethiopian
Tel +251-911-176517
E-mail: or
Higher Education Diploma in Learning-Teaching in Higher Education, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, July 2015
PhD in Statistics, Andhra University, India, May 2013
MSC in Statistics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, August 2006
BSC in Statistics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, August 2003

2.11 Dr. Mesfin Redi
Name Mesfin Redi Abshiro (PhD)
Date of birth 29.09.1966
Place of birth Sidamo, Ethiopia
Nationality German
Academic Rank: Associate Professor

2.12 Dr. Debissa Lemessa Bayissa

Name  Debissa Lemessa Bayisa

Plant/Landscape Ecologist (PhD),

Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Services,

Department of Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management, 

College of Natural and Computational Sciences, Addis Ababa University

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2520-7997
print ISSN: 0379-2897