Academic Positions

  • Sep2012


    Graduate Assistant Lecturer

    Addis Ababa University, AAiT

  • Dec2012


    Assistant Lecturer

    Addis Ababa University, AAiT


  • Ph.D. now

    Ph.D. in Civil/Structural Engineering UBC, Okanagan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam (UBC) and Dr. Girma Dr. Bitsuamlak ( Western University)                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
    Industrial Supervisor

    Marjan Popovski (Principal Scientist, FPInnovations)                                                                              

    PhD supervisory committee:

    John W. van de Lindt (Professor @ Colorado  State University)

     Dr. Mahdi Taiebat  (Asso. Professor @ UBC)

    Courses average grade  (A+)     

  • Visiting research scholar now

    WindEEE Research Institute, Western  University, Lonodon, Ontario


    Dr. Girma Bitsuamlak (Western  University)

  • MASc2014

    Civil/Structural Engineering UBC, Okanagan,                                                                             


    Dr. Solomon Tesfamariam ( UBC) and Dr. Siegfried  F. Stiemer  (UBC)

    MASc supervisory committee:

    Abbas S. Milani (Assoc Professor @ UBC) and

    Kasun N. Hewage (Assoc Professor @ UBC) 

     Lateral behaviour and direct displacement based design of a novel hybrid

    structure : cross laminated timber infilled steel moment resisting frames
    External examiner: 

    Robert Tremblay (Professor @  École Polytechnique de Montréal)

    courses average grade: A+

  • BSc2011

    Civil Engineering

    Addis Ababa University (AAiT), Great Distinction                                                                                                                                                                            


    Dr. Esayas Gebreyouhannes (AAU) and Nasir Bedewi ( PhD student @

    University of Alberta)

    Project: Strengthening of RC structures using recycled steel fiber reinforced concrete

    Examiner: Girma Zerayouhanes (Assoc Professor at AAU)

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Dec-2015
    MITACS accelerate PhD Fellowship
    Amount = $90,000
  • Sep-2014
    University Entrance Dean Scholarship
  • Sep-2014
    University Graduate Fellowship 
  • June -2013
    University Graduate Fellowship
  • Sep-2011
    ETGUI Scholarship for outstanding Addis Ababa University Students