Mengistie Leweyehu Debasu
  Post-Doc Fellowship  
  extension: 23180  
  department: Chemistry  
  office: CICFANO  
  supervisor: João Rocha  
  co-supervisor: Luís António Ferreira Martins Dias Carlos  
  line: 1 - information and communication technology
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Education and Degrees Awarded
  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Aveiro, January 2010 - December 2013.

  • MSc in Materials Science (under Erasmus Mundus program), University of Aveiro, Aalborg University (Denmark) and Hamburg-Harburg University of Technology (Germany), September 2007 - July 2009.

  • MSc program in Physics, Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), September 2006 - July 2007Coursework: Mathematical Methods of Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Computational Physics, Quantum Mechanics I and Classical Electrodynamics.

  • Higher Diploma Licence as a Certified Professional Teacher Educator, Bahir Dar University (Ethiopia), September 2005 - July 2006

  • BEd in Physics minor Mathematics, Bahir Dar University, September 2000 - July 2004.

Employment and Teaching
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at CICECO-Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, February 2014 - present.

  • Lecturer, Department of Physics, Bahir Dar University, September 2009 - November 2009.

  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Physics, Bahir Dar University, July 2006 - June 2007.

  • Graduate Assistant I and II, Department of Physics, Bahir Dar University, July 2004 - June 2006.


- BPD  FCT - (2014-12-01 – 2020-11-30) SFRH/BPD/93884/2013.

- BPD  CICECO - (2014-02-20 – 2014-11-30) BPD/UI89/6001/2014 - CICECO (Direção).

- BD – FCT- (2010-01-01 – 2013-12-20) SFRH/BD/67108/2009.

- MSc  Erasmus Mundus - (2007-09-19 – 2009-07-31).

journal referee

Journal of Luminescence; New Journal of Chemistry; Nanoscale; Journal of Materials Chemistry C; Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics; Nanotechnology; Dalton Transactions; RSC Advances; Molecular Systems Design & Engineering; Methods and Applications in Fluorescence; Journal of Alloys and Compounds; Ceramics International; Journal of Visualized Experiments; Langmuir; Sensors & Actuators: A. Physical; Materials Research Express.




Outstanding Reviewer Awards 2017: recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for Nanotechnology in 2017 by IOP (Institute of Physics) Publishing.

- Outstanding Reviewer Recognitions (2017): awarded certificates of outstanding contribution in reviewing by Elsevier, e.g., for Journal of Luminescence and Ceramics International

- Best Poster Award (Jornadas CICECO 2016, ENERGY-Trends and Future Challenges, Aveiro, Portugal, June 8 - 9).

- Best Poster Award (Jornadas CICECO 2015, NANOTECHNOLOGY ... FROM THE LAB TO THE INDUSTRY, Aveiro, Portugal, April 14 - 15).

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