The Mekelle University team

Dr. Mulualem Gebregiorgis Gebreslassie

Dr. Gebreslassie is an Associate Professor of Renewable Energy at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology-Mekelle, Mekelle University. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Mekelle University (2005), Joint masters in Management, Engineering of Environment and Energy at UPM (Spain), EMN (France), KTH (Sweden) (2009), and PhD in Engineering at the University of Exeter UK (2013). He has over 17 years of extensive leadership, project management, research and teaching experience in the energy sector and being director of research and development. He has been and is currently involved in several national and international collaborative research and capacity building projects worth of multimillion dollar as principal and co-principal investigator with more than 37 international Universities and companies. As a result of his research work, he has published more than 35 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings in high impact journals. His work focuses on project management, renewable energy development, energy conservation and management, Grid and off-grid energy systems, energy access, energy transitions, and energy policy.

Mrs. Fana Filli Nurhussien

Mrs. Nurhussien is an Assistant Professor of Energy Technology at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology-Mekelle (EiT-M). She holds an MSc in Energy Technology from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mekelle University (2013), and a BSc in Mechanical Engineering (2010). With extensive experience in the field, she serves as a senior lecturer of Energy at the Ethiopian Institute of Technology, Mekelle University, where she currently leads the Center of Energy. Over the past twelve years, she has been actively involved in teaching both senior and junior courses, conducting research, facilitating knowledge and technology transfer, and providing consultancy services in the energy sector. Her contributions to the field are evident through her publication of articles and conference proceedings.

Mr. Akatew Haile Mebrahtu

Mr. Mebrahtu received MSc in Energy Technology from the Mechanical Engineering department, Mekelle University (2014), BSc Industrial Engineering (2008). He is a senior lecturer of Renewable Energy in the Ethiopian Institute of Technology, Mekelle University. He is acting head of the thermal and energy systems chair. He has been participating in various researches and consultancy services related to Energy for the last 10 years. His research focuses on: Solar Energy Thermal and Photovoltaic Application, Wind Energy, Bio-Energy, Energy Economics and policies, and Technology Management.

Mr. Solomon Teklemichael Bahta

Solomon Teklemichael received a joint masters in Renewable Energy from IST, Portugal, Lisbon and KTH, Sweden, Stockholm in 2013. He is a senior lecturer of Renewable Energy in Mekelle University, EiT-M. He has been participating in various researches and consultancy services related to Renewable Energy. At present he is a focal person for Germany Development Bank (KFW) funded project ‘’ Centre of Excellence in Renewable Energy with Focus in Wind and Solar Energy (RE-WISE)’’, since 22 January 2019. He was the head of Thermal and Energy Systems chair under EiT-M since October 24, 2016 to August 01, 2018. His Research focuses on; Innovative technology development for converting and recovering municipal solid waste to energy; Renewable energy resources assessment, studying energy provision systems to developing countries; Alternative fuel development for industries and energy efficiency enhancement.