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Researcher in the area of mass and heat transfer, experimentally and by use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Exploring energy saving schemes for refrigerated storage systems and spray applications of plant control agents in cool stores.


Current Experience

  • Postdoctoral Researcher
    Since July 2013
    My responsibilities include conducting Industrial research projects, modelling and performance evaluation of cold storage systems, packaging for the fresh produce sector, spray application of plant control agents, experimentally and by use of computer aided design and engineering (CFD, FEA).

Past Experience

  • PhD Student
    May 2008 --- June 2013
    Developing, validating and using computer models of airflow and scalar transport (convection,diffusion,adsorption, deposition) in cold storage room using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

  • Lecturer
    January 2006 --- January 2008
    Lecturer Process Industries. Fluid Mechanics. Numerical Methods for Chemical Engineers. Introduction to Computing. Equipment Design. Process Control and Instrumentation Extra curricular activities Computer room administrator Member of the task force of the Industry-University-Linkage Unit of the Faculty Member of the task force in the e-Learning Unit of the Faculty Member of the stirring committee for reform in the Faculty Head, Chemical Engineering Department

  • Factory Manager
    January 2005 --- January 2006
    Look for business opportunities, Develop a business plan and put into place procedures for operating, marketing, personnel and pricing Look into and meet regulatory and statutory requirements affecting manufacturing operations and the environment Manage the activities of production, warehousing, distribution and other operating units

  • Assistant Lecturer
    January 2000 --- January 2002
    Experience in fully organize and conduct different courses Environmental Engineering Fluid mechanics Introduction to chemical industries Mass transfer operations Computer Aided Design

  • Supervisor
    January 1997 --- January 2000
    Work in different sections of the factory as junior chemical engineer and research and development expert: * Foreman and supervisor in the Skin Tanning Section * R&D expert - Color matching, sample matching (touch and feel) - Process development, parameter specification - Recipe development


LinkedIn Assessment :
CFDCOMSOLMathematical ModelingMatlabNumerical AnalysisSimulationsChemical EngineeringModelingFinite Element Analysis (FEA)ANSYSProgrammingThermodynamicsExperimentationChemistryAspen PlusSpectroscopyEngineeringHeat TransferProcess SimulationFluid MechanicsscienceMaterials ScienceR&DScanning Electron MicroscopyFortran


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Bioscience Engineering from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in 2013
  • M.Sc in Process Engineering from Addis Ababa University in 2005
  • B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Addis Ababa University, Chemical Engineering in 1997

Area / Region

Heverlee, Belgium


Driving License
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