Asefa, Teddy



NR10AsefaTewodros v2Professor


(848) 235-2970


C-Wing Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick






  • B.Sc., 1992, with Distinction, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • M.Sc., 1996-1998, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D., 2002, University of Toronto
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2005, McGill University


Awards & Honors

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of Scientific Instruments (ISI), Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic, Summer 2019.
  • Highly Cited Researcher (Top 1% in All Fields), 2018, https://hcr.clarivate.com/
  • Board Member, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, Springer; 2018–Date.
  • Advisory Committee Member for the 3rd International Symposium on Energy and Environmental Photocatalytic Materials (EEPM3), Kraków, Poland; Spring, 2018.
  • Advisory Board Member for the journal - Materials Today Nano, Elsevier; 2017–Date.
  • Advisory Board Member for the journal - Small Methods, Wiley; 2017–Date.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, Springer; 2017–2018.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Spring 2016.
  • CNPq Science Without Borders Fellowships for Visiting Professorship, Brazil; 2014–2018.
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellowship for Visiting Professorship, Switzerland; 2015–2016.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Maringá State University, Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil; 2014–2017.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; Fall 2014.
  • Guest Lecturer, School of Materials Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China; June 2013.
  • Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowships for Scholarly Excellence; 2012.
  • NSF Special Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation; 2011–2013.
  • NSF-DMR, American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellow, One of the 10 National Awardees for 2010.
  • International Advisory Board Member for International Symposium of Nanoporous Materials; 2007–Date.
  • NSF CAREER Award; 2007–2012.
  • Miller Fellowship Nominee, University of California at Berkeley; 2002.
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowships; 1999–2002.
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1996 – 1998, University of Delaware, USA and State University of New York at Buffalo, USA; 1996–1998.
  • Dean’s List, B.Sc., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; 1989–1992.
  • Distinction Graduate and First Rank, Chemistry Department, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; 1992.

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