Assoc Prof Dr. Enyew Zereffa, Smart Materials Award, Best Researcher Award

Associate Professor at Adama Science & Technology University, Ethiopia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Enyew Amare Zereffa is an accomplished academic with expertise in the field of Chemistry. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Addis Ababa University in 1998, followed by a Master’s degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the same institution in 2005. Later, he pursued his PhD in Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry at Andhra University, completing it in 2013.

Dr. Zereffa has made significant contributions to academia throughout his career. He has served as a lecturer at various universities, including Dilla University and Adama Science and Technology University in Ethiopia. Over the years, he has taught a wide range of courses in chemistry, mentored numerous undergraduate and graduate students, and conducted extensive research in his field.

In addition to his teaching and research roles, Dr. Zereffa has also taken on administrative responsibilities, such as serving as the associate dean for Research Project Management at Adama Science and Technology University. He has been recognized for his scholarly achievements and was promoted to the academic rank of associate professor in December 2019.



Bachelor’s Degree:

  • Institution: Addis Ababa University
  • Field of Study: Chemistry
  • Year of Completion: 1998

Master’s Degree:

  • Institution: Addis Ababa University
  • Field of Study: Inorganic Chemistry
  • Year of Completion: 2005


  • Institution: Andhra University
  • Field of Study: Inorganic & Analytical Chemistry
  • Year of Completion: 2013

Professional Experience:

Dr. Enyew Amare Zereffa has amassed a wealth of professional experience spanning academia, research, and administrative roles. Commencing his career at Dilla University in 2005, he served as a faculty member within the Chemistry Department, where he imparted knowledge on various undergraduate courses in Inorganic, Analytical, and Physical Chemistry. During his tenure, Dr. Zereffa demonstrated leadership acumen by assuming the role of Head of the Chemistry Department for a duration of two years. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he actively engaged in committee activities, contributed to curriculum development, and supervised both undergraduate and graduate students, offering invaluable mentorship and guidance. Transitioning to Adama Science and Technology University in 2016, Dr. Zereffa assumed the position of Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry. Here, he continued to deliver advanced courses, mentor students, and undertake research endeavors. Notably, he served as the Associate Dean for Research Project Management, overseeing university-funded projects, evaluating research proposals, and facilitating project reporting. Dr. Zereffa’s contributions extend beyond academia, as evidenced by his roles as an associate editor in chief for a scientific journal and his participation in scientific ethical committees. Throughout his career, he has exhibited exceptional leadership, research prowess, and dedication to advancing the fields of Chemistry and Applied Natural Sciences.

Research Interest:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Enyew Amare Zereffa’s research interests encompass a diverse array of topics within the realm of Chemistry and Applied Natural Sciences. His expertise and scholarly pursuits revolve around the synthesis and characterization of advanced materials, including Metal Oxides Composites, Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH), Spinels (Ferrites), Perovskites (Electroceramics), and Ceramic Insulators. Dr. Zereffa’s research endeavors focus on exploring innovative synthesis strategies, elucidating the structural and functional properties of novel materials, and investigating their potential applications in various fields, such as environmental remediation, energy storage, catalysis, and biomedical engineering. Additionally, he is keenly interested in interdisciplinary research approaches that integrate principles from Chemistry, Materials Science, and Engineering to address complex scientific challenges and develop sustainable solutions with real-world impact. Through his scholarly pursuits, Dr. Zereffa aims to advance scientific knowledge, foster technological innovation, and contribute to the global scientific community’s collective efforts towards societal progress and sustainability.

Publication Top Noted:

  • Authors: B. Abebe, E.A. Zereffa, A. Tadesse, H.C.A. Murthy
  • Journal: Nanoscale Research Letters
  • Volume: 15
  • Pages: 1-19
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 227

Title: A review on synthesis and characterization of Ag2O nanoparticles for photocatalytic applications

  • Authors: W.M. Shume, H.C.A. Murthy, E.A. Zereffa
  • Journal: Journal of Chemistry
  • Volume: 2020
  • Pages: 1-15
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 114

Title: Enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency of ZnO: Defects, heterojunction, and optimization

  • Authors: B. Abebe, H.C.A. Murthy, E. Amare
  • Journal: Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management
  • Volume: 14
  • Pages: 100336
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 110

Title: Synthesis of Silica-Coated Fe3O4 Nanoparticles by Microemulsion Method: Characterization and Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity

  • Authors: G. Asab, E.A. Zereffa, T. Abdo Seghne
  • Journal: International Journal of Biomaterials
  • Volume: 2020
  • Year: 2020
  • Citations: 108

Title: Clay Ceramic Filter for Water Treatment.

  • Authors: E.A. Zereffa, T.B. Bekalo
  • Journal: Material Science & Applied Chemistry
  • Volume: 34
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 73
  • Year: 2017
Enyew Zereffa | Smart Materials Award | Best Researcher Award

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