Dr. Temechegn Engida


Temechegn Engida has got his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry and M.A. in Chemical Education from the Addis Ababa University/Ethiopia in 1988 and 1993, respectively. He then got a Ph.D. in Chemical Education (with a minor in Mineralogy) from the University of Muester/Germany in 2000, specializing on Structural Chemistry education.


Since earning his B.Sc. degree, Temechegn has been lecturingin the Addis Ababa University and advising students working on Chemical Education at the undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. levels. He has also been co-advising PhD students of the University of South Africa (UNISA). He has also been researching and publishing articles on chemical education. From August 2004 to February 2007, he served as the Vice-President of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia. During this time he played a key role in initiating and founding the Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) in February 2006 and led it till March 2013 as the first President. In 2011 Temechegn initiated the African Journal of Chemical Education serving as its Editor-in-Chief since then. Currently, he is working for the UNESCO-International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), focusing on building the capacities of teacher educators in integrating technology in science and mathematics education.



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