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Mailing Address:

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Wright-Rieman Labs
Rutgers, the State University of new Jersey
610 Taylor Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA


Office Address:

Room No. 138, Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
School of Engineering, C-Wing, Busch Campus
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
98 Brett Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854, USA

Phone: +1-848-445-2970

Fax: +1-732-445-5312




  • Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University
  • Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University
  • Interim Director, The Rutgers Catalysis Research Center
  • Member, Institute for Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology
  • Member, Rutgers Energy Institute


  • Professor, Rutgers University (2015 - Date)
  • Associate Professor, Rutgers University (2009 - 2015)
  • Assistant Professor, Syracuse University (2005 - 2009)

Academic Qualification

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

Awards and Fellowships:

  • Advisory Committee Member for the 3rd International Symposium on Energy and Environmental Photocatalytic Materials (EEPM3), Kraków, Poland; Spring, 2018.
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member for the journal - Materials Today Nano, Elsevier; 2017–Date.
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member for the journal - Small Methods, Wiley; 2017-Date.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering (FCSE), 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; 2014–2017.
  • 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-CBET, NanoEHS Award; 2011–2014
  • NSF Special Creativity Award; 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
  • NSF Grant, Division of Materials Research (DMR); 2008–2011
  • Miller Postdoctoral Fellow Nominee, University of California at Berkeley; 2002
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowships; 1999–2002
  • Fulbright Fellow, University of Delaware and State University of New York at Buffalo; 1996–1998
  • Dean's List and Distinction Graduate; 1989–1992

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