Dr. Nigus Gabbiye Habtu (Editor in Chief)

Nigus Gabbiye Habtu is an associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Food Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University. Prof. Nigus started his faculty position in 2001 as assistant lecturer and served to date at the same university in associate professor position. He received his BSc in Chemical Engineering from Bahir Dar University and MSc in Process Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. His PhD degree is in Chemical, Environmental and Process Engineering from the University of Rovira I Virgili, Spain. Prof. Nigus is globally recognized researcher in the field of advanced oxidation (CWAO) of organic wastes, process intensification of catalytic reactors and waste-to-resources conversion processes. To date he has supervised 22 PhD, 90MS, 30 UG and 10 visiting Scholars. He has over 60 refereed publications in high impact international journals, 17 book chapters/Scopus indexed conference proceedings. Prof. Nigus has also delivered over 30 keynote/invited/guest lecturers nationally/internationally and is one of the productive researchers with a Scopus H-index of 14.0 (citation over 600). He has participated in more than 5 grand international projects as Pi and Co-PI that have bring impact on lively hood of the rural community.

He has also participated in a wide range of community service and professional activities. His service includes participation at the department, faculty/institute, university, national and community levels as well as involvement as leadership in professional organizations. He was served in a number of committees, taskforces, and work groups in the university and other national universities. Currently, he is a vice president for the Ethiopian Society of Chemical Engineers. He also participated as a reviewer in different international top-rated journals such as Journal of Bioresources Technology. 

Dr. Bereket Haile Woldegiorgis (Associate Editor)

Bereket Haile Woldegiorgis is an associate professor of industrial engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University. He received his Ph.D. from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 2016, M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Industrial Engineering Stream) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 2008, and B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Bahir Dar University in 2004. He started his career at Bahir Dar University as a graduate assistant just after he received his B.Sc. degree. Since then he has served the university at different academic ranks; assistant lecturer, lecturer, assistant professor, and currently as an associate professor.

Bereket successfully completed two years of postdoctoral research and three years independent research at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. His areas of research include human machine interaction, virtual/augmented reality, ergonomics, human robot collaboration, reliability modeling, sustainable development, and optimization of industrial systems. He has published more than 20 SCI papers in high impact reputable journals and more than 10 conference proceedings. He participated in community and professional services such as organizing conferences, reviewing journal papers, providing trainings and consultancy. Currently, he is aprogram chair of ICAST 2022.


 Dr. Ababay Ketema Worku (Managing Editor)

Dr. Ababay Ketema Worku is an Assistant Professor in Sustainable Energy Engineering at Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. He received his BSc in Physics from Debre Markos University and MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. His PhD degree is in Sustainable Energy Engineering from Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. Dr. Ababay Ketema Worku is an author of more than 10 publications with a Scopus H-index of 7 (citation over109). His research interests include Metal-air batteries (Zinc-air battery), Electrochemical Energy Storage Materials and Devices, Composite Materials, Electrocatalysis, Nanotechnology, high capacity cathode materials,Materials synthesis and characterization.


Dr. Ephrem Yetbarek (Associate Editor)

Ephrem Yetbarek holds Ph.D. in Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, in 2021. He received both his MTech in Hydraulic Engineering (2012) and BSc in Water Resources Engineering (2009) from BiT, Bahir Dar University. He is currently working as an assistant professor of hydraulic and water resources engineering, Faculty of Civil and Water Resources Engineering, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University. His research interest is in subsurface flow modeling, surface water and groundwater interactions, precision agriculture, and soil and water conservation. He has published six peer-reviewed papers in reputed journals and also participated in four international conferences. He has also reviewed papers for reputed peer-reviewed journals. In addition to teaching and advising graduate students, he is also participating in different affairs of the institute and community service activities.

Dr. Esubalew Alemneh (Associate Editor)

Esubalew Alemneh holds Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Burgundy (France) in 2019. He received his MSc in computer science (specialization: Software Engineering) from University Putra Malaysia in 2009, and his BSc in Computer Science from Addis Abeba University (Ethiopia) in 2005. Esubalew has over sixteen years of experience in teaching, research, system development and administrative positions.

Esubalew worked at various teaching and research positions from August 2005 to up to now in Bahir Dar University. During this period he participated in various research works and offered various undergraduate and graduate courses. He has published research papers in a number reputable journals and conferences and has served as invited reviewer for various journals and conferences.

Esubalew has also ample experience in software development and consultancy. He is involved in the design and development of dozens of web-based applications and dynamic websites. Some software development projects he participated are (i) Lease Holding Information Management System for Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction, Federal Integrated Urban Land Information Project Office, (ii) Integrated Market Information System for Amhara National Regional State Trade Bureau, (iii) Local Economic Development Information Management System for Bahir Dar City Administration, and (iv) property Administration system for Bahir Dar University.


Editorial Board

  1. Prof. Tammo Steenhuis, Cornell University, USA
  2. Dr. Ethiopia Nigussie, University Of Turku, Finland
  3. Dr. Fisseha Mekuria, Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, South Africa
  4. Prof. Bhadriraju Subramanyam, Kansas State University, USA
  5. Prof. Seifu Admasu, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia
  6. Dr. Mulugeta Admasu, Bahir Dar Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia