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Prominent Ethiopian Material Scientist visited EBTi

On January 4, 2018 Prominent Ethiopian Material Scientist Professor Sossina Haile visited  EBTi. Detail Introduction about the Core Directorate of the institute  is given by Dr. Kassahun Tesfaye Director General of the institute for Professor Sossina Haile.  He also mentioned what currently the institution needs. He said we need Network, Support on long and short term training, also capacity building on allsorts lab equipmentā€™s. She was happy about that and ready to facilitate that. After all the discussion she visited the offices of the institute and the underway Bio and Emerging Laboratories. Lastly she meets with Minster of Science and Technology and the state Minster of science and technology which he responsible for emerging technology she discussed with them proposed that she needs project proposal on Sustainable energy to work jointly and she is ready and willing to give training for young researcher taking them abroad. Professor Sossina Haile received her B.S and PhD from MIT and M.S from university of California. After postdoctoral research at Max Planck institute {institute for solid research} Stuttgart Germany.  Professor Sossina joined Northwestern University in 2015 after eighteen years at California Institute of Technology. She received several awards, including in 2008 An American competitiveness and Innovation, 2010 Chemical Pioneers Award of the chemical Heritage Foundation, and 2012 International Ceramics Prize for World Academy of Ceramics .She is a Fellow of the National Science Foundation and Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.  Professor Sossina Haile research broadly encompasses Solid state Ionic Materials and devices, with particular focus on energy technologies .she has established a new class fuel cells based on solid acid electrolytes and demonstrated record power densities for solid oxide fuel cells. Her most recent work on water and carbon dioxide dissociation for solar-fuel generation by thermochemical processes has created new avenues for harnessing sunlight to meet energy demands.