Chemistry research groups in Ethiopia
ISP Chemistry supports two research groups in chemistry in Ethiopia, both at Addis Ababa University (AAU):
- Synthesis and characterization of conjugated polymers for solar cells, fuel cells, and sensors
- Bioactive secondary metabolites for improving life
Synthesis and characterization of conjugated polymers for solar cells, fuel cells, and sensors
ISP support started initially in 2002, and was concluded in 2008. Support was resumed again in 2011.The research group is led by Professor Wendimagegn Mammo and hosted at the Department of Chemistry, College of Natural Science, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The main objective of this group is to synthesize and characterize new conjugated polymers and polymer/nanomaterial composites and to construct and characterize solar cells devices to improve power conversion efficiency. The materials synthesis efforts will also be further diversified to find conjugated polymer/nanomaterial combinations for designing cheap, stable and effective electro catalysts for fuel cells and sensors technologies. Read more about the research group and the group leader: Interview with Prof Mammo
Professor Wendimagegn Mammo, Department of Chemistry, Addis Ababa University
Bioactive secondary metabolites for improving life
ISP support to the research group at department of Pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmacognosy at Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Health Science, Addis Ababa University (AAU) started in 2013. The group leader is Dr Mariamawit Yonathan Yeshak.
The overall objective of the research group is exploring the Ethiopian flora for potential medicinally active plants. The research particularly focuses on isolation and characterization of bioactive circular proteins with anti-protozoal activity. Investigation of traditionally claimed anti-protozoal plants is also one of the goals of the group. Read more about the research group and the group leader: Interview with Dr Yeshak
Dr Mariamawit Yonathan Yeshak, Department of Pharmaceutical chemistry and Pharmacognosy, at Addis Ababa University