Eyobel Mulugeta Damte (PhD)

Dr. Eyobel Mulugeta is a senior researcher at the Bio and Emerging Technology Institute, specifically within the Emerging Technology Center’s Nano Technology Directorate. In this role, his primary responsibilities encompass various aspects, including the development of proposals, undertaking problem-solving research endeavors in the realm of nanotechnology, ensuring effective technology implementation, and providing valuable inputs during the formulation of policies and strategies. His educational background comprises a BSc. degree in chemistry, MSc. degree in environmental science, and PhD. in analytical chemistry. Notably, his doctoral studies followed a sandwich scheme, which involved collaboration between Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and EAWAG in Switzerland. Moreover, he pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yancheng Institute of Technology, where he focused on the field of photocatalysis utilizing nanoparticles. This endeavor took place within the Key Laboratory for Advanced Technology in Environmental Protection of Jiangsu Province, China. Throughout his academic journey, he has been actively involved in teaching and research activities across various universities, specializing in areas such as enviro-analytical chemistry, water quality control and treatment, waste management, material development, drug delivery, and food packaging, among others. Additionally, he has garnered consultancy experience working with esteemed organizations, including WASH, NSF-USAID, UNICEF, and the World Bank. His consultancy work primarily centered on the preparation of strategy documents for technology scale-up, the development of drinking water purifiers, and the assessment of hazardous chemicals and e-wastes. As a testament to his expertise, he has published a total of fourteen articles in internationally and nationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, alongside presenting his research findings at both national and international conferences. His proficiencies extend to encompass various areas, such as synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles, conducting surveys, data interpretation, conceptual model development, environmental impact assessment, the creation of operational manuals, operation of analytical instruments, and proficiency in working with diverse software applications.

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  • Eyobel Mulugeta, Feleke Zewge, C. Annette Johnson, and Bhagwan Singh Chandravanshi, A high–capacity aluminium hydroxide–based adsorbent for water defluoridation, Desalination and Water Treatment. 2014, Vol. 52, 5422-5429.
  • Sheta Alemu, Eyobel Mulugeta, Feleke Zewge and Bhagwan Singh Candravanshi, Water defluoridation by aluminium oxide–manganese oxide composite material, Journal of Environmental Technology. 2014, Vol. 35, No. 15, 1893–1903.
  • Fentahun Adeno, Eyobel Mulugeta, Feleke Zewge and Yonas Chebude, Adsorptive removal of fluoride from water using nanoscale aluminium oxide hydroxide (AlOOH), Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia. 2014, Vol. 28, No. 2, 215-227.
  • Eyobel Mulugeta, Feleke Zewge, C Annette Johnson and Bhagwan Singh Chandravanshi, Aluminium hydro(oxide)–based (AO) adsorbent for defluoridation of drinking water: Optimisation, performance comparison, and field testing, Water SA. 2015, Vol. 41, No. 1, 121-128.
  • Eyobel Mulugeta, Feleke Zewge and Bhagwan Singh Chandravanshi, Development of household water defluoridation process using aluminium hydroxide–based adsorbent, Water Environment Research. 2015, Vol. 87, No. 6, 524-532.
  • Gizachew Wendimu, Feleke Zewge and Eyobel Mulugeta, Aluminium-iron-amended activated bamboo charcoal (AIAABC) for fluoride removal from aqueous solutions, Journal of Water Process Engineering. 2017, Vol. 16, 123-131.
  • Debebe Mikore and Eyobel Mulugeta, Determination of proximate and mineral compositions of Moringa oleifera and Moringa stenopetala leaves cultivated in Arbaminch Zuria and Konso, Ethiopia, African Journal of Biotechnology. 2017, Vol. 16, No. 15, 808-818.
  • Tibebu Alemu, Eyobel Mulugeta, and Miresa Tadese, Determination of physicochemical parameters of “Hora” natural mineral water and soil in Senkele Kebele, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, Cogent Chemistry. 2017, Vol. 3, 1354800.
  • Eyobel Mulugeta, Wodaje Addis, Lemessa Benti, Miresa Tadese, Physicochemical Characterization and Pesticide Residue Analysis of Honey Produced in West Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia, American Journal of Applied Chemistry, 2017; 5(6): 101-109.
  • Aschalew Nega, Eyobel Mulugeta and Alemayehu Abebaw, Physicochemical Analysis and Determination of the Levels of Some Heavy Metals in Honey Samples Collected from Three District Area of East Gojjam Zone of Amhara Region, Ethiopia, Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research, 2020; 11(4): 279.
  • Getnet Tefera, Eyobel Mulugeta, Abebe Tedla, Yifru Waktole Berkessa, Adanech Alemu, Investigation of heavy metals in agricultural soils and vegetables irrigated with river water exposed to industrial effluent in Mojo, Ethiopia, Berhan International Research Journal of Science and Humanities, 2020; 4(1): 83-99.
  • Oli Legassa, Ashagrie Zewdu, Eyobel Mulugeta, Improvement of Injera shelf-life through the use of silver (Ag) and Zinc Oxide (ZnO) Nanoparticles, International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition Engineering, 2021; 11(2): 52-64.
  • Betselot Tesfaye, Desalegn Wogaso and Eyobel Mulugeta, Synthesis of crystalline nanocellulose and its effect on the mechanical properties of E-glass fiber/epoxy composite for prosthetic shank applications, Journal of Composite Materials, 2023; 57(9): 1667–1681.
  • Patricia Namate, Feleke Zewge, and Eyobel Mulugeta, Development of a Point-of-Use Drinking Water Purifier Using Aluminum Oxide-Based Flocculent-Disinfectant Composite, Indonesian Journal of Chemistry, 2023, 23 (3): 636 – 649.