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research affairs

The Office of Research Affairs of the University is in charge of coordinating the research and extension activities

vision

Haramaya University aspires to become one of the best research universities in Africa by the year 2025.

Mission

Undertaking demand-driven, problem-solving, and cutting-edge research, and disseminating generated and adapted knowledge and technologies for socio-economic transformation of the society.

values

  • Academic Freedom
  • Perseverance
  • Good Governance
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Professionalism
  • Collaborative Spirit
  • Fostering Creativity/ Innovation
  • Respect for Nature and Environment

Vice-President for Research Affairs

Assistant Professor, PhD in Rural Development

Telephone (Office): +251 255 53 03 29
Telephone (Mob): +251 911818712
Email Address: acseyoum@gmail.com/ chanyalew_s@yahoo.com
Skype ID: chanyalew.aweke27
Postal address: P.O.Box 103, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 255 53 01 06 (Research Office)

Agricultural systems, Food and Nutrition Security, nexus between agriculture and nutrition, agricultural advisory services/extension, livelihood analysis, climate change, smallholder commercialization and value chain analysis

The Director for Research Extension and Publication (DREP) owns the process of technology dissemination, scientific publication, and information exchange.  The director shall perform, among others, the following major duties:

  • Executes the process of dissemination of research technology and knowledge
  • Undertakes activities of publishing, publicising, and distribution of research knowledge and technologies
  • Formulates publication policies of the university and ensure its implementation
  • Follows up plant breeders’ rights, patent rights, copyrights, etc of the university
  • Facilitates research and extension review meetings, workshops, symposia, colloquia, field days, and other platforms
  • Performs any other related activities

List of selected publications:

  • Roba, K. T., O’Connor, T. P., O’Brien, N. M., Aweke, C. S., Kahsay, Z. A., Chisholm, N., & Lahiff, E. (2019). Seasonal variations in household food insecurity and dietary diversity and their association with maternal and child nutritional status in rural Ethiopia. Food Security, Vol. 11 (3):1-14.
  • Ibsa Aliyi, Muluken Gezahegn and Chanyalew Seyoum. (2019). Contribution of Hot Pepper Production to Household Food Security: The Case of Gursum District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Food Science and Quality Management. Vol. 86. ISSN 2224-6088, DOI: 10.7176/FSQM.
  • Chanyalew Seyoum Aweke. (2017). Smallholder Agriculture and Household Food and Nutrition Security: A study from East Hararghe, Ethiopia. University College Cork, Ireland.
  • Tessema, Yibekal A., Chanyalew S. Aweke, and Getachew S. Endris. (2013). Understanding the process of adaptation to climate change by small-holder farmers: the case of East Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia.Springer, Agricultural and Food Economics 1 (1): 1-17.
  • Chanyalew Seyoum, Tesfaye Lemma, Ranjan S.Karippai. (2011). Factors Determining the Degree of Commercialization of Smallholder Agriculture: The case of Potato growers in Kombolcha District, East Hararghe, Etshiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Development, JAD 2 (1), PP. 18-36.

Chanyalew Seyoum Aweke (PhD)

Directors for Research Extension and Publication (DREP)

Director for Research Facilities Management (DRFM)

Assistant Professor, PhD in Rural Development

Telephone (Office): +251 255 53 03 29
Telephone (Mob): +251 911818712
Email Address: acseyoum@gmail.com/ chanyalew_s@yahoo.com
Skype ID: chanyalew.aweke27
Postal address: P.O.Box 103, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 255 53 01 06 (Research Office)

Agricultural systems, Food and Nutrition Security, nexus between agriculture and nutrition, agricultural advisory services/extension, livelihood analysis, climate change, smallholder commercialization and value chain analysis

The Director for Research Extension and Publication (DREP) owns the process of technology dissemination, scientific publication, and information exchange.  The director shall perform, among others, the following major duties:

  • Executes the process of dissemination of research technology and knowledge
  • Undertakes activities of publishing, publicising, and distribution of research knowledge and technologies
  • Formulates publication policies of the university and ensure its implementation
  • Follows up plant breeders’ rights, patent rights, copyrights, etc of the university
  • Facilitates research and extension review meetings, workshops, symposia, colloquia, field days, and other platforms
  • Performs any other related activities

List of selected publications:

  • Roba, K. T., O’Connor, T. P., O’Brien, N. M., Aweke, C. S., Kahsay, Z. A., Chisholm, N., & Lahiff, E. (2019). Seasonal variations in household food insecurity and dietary diversity and their association with maternal and child nutritional status in rural Ethiopia. Food Security, Vol. 11 (3):1-14.
  • Ibsa Aliyi, Muluken Gezahegn and Chanyalew Seyoum. (2019). Contribution of Hot Pepper Production to Household Food Security: The Case of Gursum District, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Food Science and Quality Management. Vol. 86. ISSN 2224-6088, DOI: 10.7176/FSQM.
  • Chanyalew Seyoum Aweke. (2017). Smallholder Agriculture and Household Food and Nutrition Security: A study from East Hararghe, Ethiopia. University College Cork, Ireland.
  • Tessema, Yibekal A., Chanyalew S. Aweke, and Getachew S. Endris. (2013). Understanding the process of adaptation to climate change by small-holder farmers: the case of East Hararghe Zone, Ethiopia.Springer, Agricultural and Food Economics 1 (1): 1-17.
  • Chanyalew Seyoum, Tesfaye Lemma, Ranjan S.Karippai. (2011). Factors Determining the Degree of Commercialization of Smallholder Agriculture: The case of Potato growers in Kombolcha District, East Hararghe, Etshiopia. Journal of Agriculture and Development, JAD 2 (1), PP. 18-36.
Deribachew-Bekana

Assistant Professor PhD in Analytical Chemistry 

Telephone (Office): +251 25 553 0394
Telephone (Mob)
: +251 91 221 3485
Email: gado430@yahoo.com

Synthesis and self-assembly of  plasmonic nanoparticles; Nanomaterials-based sensors and assays;  SERS-based methods and green chemistry

The Director for Research Groups and Partnerships (DRGP) owns the process of formulating and identifying research thematic areas of the university, and prepares the programmes of executing the research undertakings. The director shall perform, among others, the following major duties:

  • Ensures that all staff and student research conducted at the university or anywhere else through sponsorship of the university fall under one of the six thematic areas of the university
  • Coordinates the activities of research groups established based on the identified research thematic areas and facilitate their work through horizontal networking
  • Facilitates establishment of partnerships of research groups with national and international stakeholders
  • Based on recommendations of research groups, stakeholders, and researchers, he/she shall facilitate entering agreements and linkages with professionals
  • Organises and executes national and international workshops that focus on research thematic areas
  • Performs any other related activities

List of Selected Publications:

  • Deribachew Bekana, Rui Liu, Shasha Li, Jingfu Liu, 2019. Fabrication of nanoporous silver film by dealloying Ag/α-Fe2O3 nanocomposite for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 286, 94-100.
  • Shasha Li, Rui Liu, Deribachew Bekana, Yujuan Lai, Jingfu Liu, 2018. Self-assembly of supramolecular nanotubes/microtubes from 3, 5-dimethyl-4-iodopyrazole for plasmonic nanoparticle organization, Nanoscale 10 (44), 20804-20812.
  • Deribachew Bekana, Rui Liu, Shasha Li, Y Lai, Jingfu Liu, 2018. Facile fabrication of silver nanoparticle decorated α-Fe2O3 nanoflakes as ultrasensitive surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates, Analytica Chimica Acta 1006, 74-82.
  • Rui Liu, H Chen, L Fang, C Xu, Z He, Y Lai, H Zhao, Deribachew Bekana, Jingfu Liu, 2018. Au@Pd Bimetallic Nanocatalyst for Carbon–Halogen Bond Cleavage: An Old Story with New Insight into How the Activity of Pd is Influenced by Au. Environmental Science & Technology 52 (7), 4244-4255.
  • Rui Liu, Hao Zhao, X Zhao, Z He, Yujuan Lai, Wanyu Shan, Deribachew Bekana, G Li, Jingfu Liu, 2018. Defect Sites in Ultrathin Pd Nanowires Facilitate the Highly Efficient Electrochemical Hydrodechlorination of Pollutants by H*ads. Environmental Science & Technology 52 (17), 9992-10002.
  • Meseret Amde, Jingfu Liu, Zhi-Qiang Tan, Deribachew Bekana, 2017. Transformation and bioavailability of metal oxide nanoparticles in aquatic and terrestrial environments. A review. Environmental Pollution, 230, 250-267.
  • Deribachew Bekana, Rui Liu, Meseret Amde, Jingfu Liu, 2017. Use of polycrystalline ice for assembly of large area Au nanoparticle superstructures as SERS substrates. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (1), 513-520.
  • Meseret Amde, Jingfu Liu, Zhi-Qiang Tan, Deribachew Bekana, 2016. Ionic liquid-based zinc oxide nanofluid for vortex assisted liquid liquid microextraction of inorganic mercury in environmental waters prior to cold vapor atomic fluorescence, Talanta 149, 341-346
  • Deribachew Bekana, Meseret Amde, Nigussie-Dechassa R, Abi M Taddese, 2015. Selected heavy metals in some vegetables produced through wastewater irrigation and their toxicological implications in Eastern Ethiopia. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 15 (3), 10013-10032.
  • Deribachew Bekana, Tesfahun Kebede, Mulugeta Assefa, Hailemariam Kassa, 2014. Comparative Phytochemical Analyses of Resins of Boswellia Species (B. papyrifera (Del.) Hochst., B. neglecta S. Moore, and B. rivae Engl.) from Northwestern. ISRN Analytical Chemistry, 374678, 1-9.

MSc. (Masters of Sciences in Crop Sciences)

Telephone (Office): +251 255 530058 
Telephone (Mob): +251 911058586  
Email Address: aliyi.ibsa@yahoo.com
Skype ID: ibsako1
Postal address: P.O.Box 103, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
Fax: +251 255 53 01 06 (Research Office)

Soil Fertility, Weeds, Cropping Systems, Biological Nitrogen Fixation, Climate Change Mitigation, and Biodiversity

The Director for Research Facilities Management (DRFM) owns the process of managing and utilizing material and human resources for research, technology exchange, and publication.  The director shall perform, among others, the following major duties:

  • Manages research stations human power, Materials and facilities.
  • Coordinates, facilitates, and communicates utilization of research facilities among research groups and concerned researchers.
  • Allocates research facilities according to requirements by research groups.
  • Facilitates establishment and expansion of research stations and facilities in partnership with stakeholders through negotiations and common agreements.
  • Follows and executes every administrative issue related to research stations, facilities, and manpower.
  • Make sure that the welfare and proper utilization of resources at the disposal of research and extensions are realized
  • Requests the required equipment and supplies, follows procurement processes, and ensures distribution of procured materials to users.
  • Executes all other issues related to research facilities of the university.
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