DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

 

 

RECENTLY COMPLETED

 

Research Title

Researcher(s)

Fund

Petrology and geochemistry of ultramafic rocks of Southern Ethiopia: implications to the potential mineralization of Ni, Cr, platinum Group elements

Teklewold Ayalew

Italian University

Geologic mapping of Asela-Ziway Area

Bekele Abebe

Italian University

 

Landslide Hazard Assessment Wondogenet Area

Mohammed Umer Berhanu Temesgen,

Asfawossen Asrat

Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission (ESTC)

Landslide Hazard Assessment Blue Nile Gorge

Berhanu Temesgen, Luelseged Ayalew

ESTC

 

Land Resources inventory and Environmental Changes analysis as applied to Agriculture in the Ziway-Shalla Basin

Getaneh Assefa, Mohammed Umer, Balemwal Atnafu,

Berhanu Temesgen, Tenalem Ayenew,

Seifu Kebebde,

Zemenu Geremew

European Union

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluoride Problems in Groundwaters of Ethiopian Rift

Gezahegn Yirgu

Italian University

Geothermal Reserve of Boku Fumerole area

Tamitu Alemayehu, Tigistu Haile

Cagliari University, Italy

Prospects of Lanthanides and Precious and Semiprecious rocks and minerals improvements of the methods of prospecting for placer gold, Adola Region

Solomon Tadesse

ESTC

Tectonics of Negash-Samre Region and the Economic potential of some of the litho units as building materials in Tigrai

Mulugeta Alene

ESTC

Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Kenticha Pegmatite and the Adola Placer Gold in the Sidamo Area

Solomon Tadesse,

Endale Ketefo

ESTC

 

ONGOING

 

Research Title

Researcher(s)

Fund

Evolution of the magmatism and volcanism in the Gedemsa and surrounding region, Main Ethiopian Rift

Gezahegn Yirgu, Bekele Abebe, Dereje Ayalew

Ethio-Italian Cooperation

Mineralization Potential of the Ethiopian Flood Basalt Province

Gezahegn Yirgu, Dereje Ayalew

CNRS, France

Geoenvironmental Hazard Assessmet of Dessie and Alem Ketema

Bekele Abebe, Mohammed Umer, Zemenu Geremew

ESTC

Environment Changes Detection

Staff

CNRS, France

Epithermal Gold Mineralization Potential of Ethiopian Rift

Solomon Tadesse

Ethio-Italian Cooperation

Modern Ground fracturing and Lake level rise in the Central sector of Main Ethiopian Rift

Bekele Abebe

ESTC

Structural Architecture of a Youthful Magmatic Margin: Reconstructing the Sourthern Red sea.

Gezahegn Yirgu

NERC, UK

Water Resources Variability and High resolution Environmental Changes detection from Crater Lakes of Ethiopia

Mohammed Umer, Seifu Kebede

EU and NERC

The Petrology and Mineralization of the Yubdo-Daleti-Tulu Dimtu Mafic-Ultramafic rocks and the surrounding basement in western Ethiopia

Teklewold Ayalew

The Austrian Science Fund

Lateritization and syngenetic PGE enrichment in Yubdo, Western Ethiopia

Teklewold Ayalew

CNRS, France

Preliminary Recognition and Significance of Kimberlite Indicator Minerals: Implications to the Diamond potential of Ethiopia

Teklewold Ayalew

University of Perugia, Italy

Environmental Isotopes as applied to Groundwater and Geothermal Resources assessment of the Afar area and bordering Escarpments

Tamiru Alemayehu, Tenalem Ayenew, Seifu Kebede

IAEA

Geology and Geochemistry of Keta Area

Tilahun Mammo, Tigistu Haile, Enddale Ketefo, Gezahegn Yirgu

Ethio-Italian Cooperation

 

PROPOSED

 

Research Title

Researcher(s)

Fund

Geological and Hydrogeological Map of Addis Ababa

Gezahegn Yirgu, Tamiru Alemayehu, Tenalem Ayenew

ESTC

Multidisciplinary Research on the Geodynamics and Geohazard Impact of the Ethiopian Rift (Lakes Region)

Staff

SAREC, Sweden

Establishment of National Isotope Hydrology Laboratory

Tenalem Ayenew, Tamiru Alemayehu,

Seifu Kebede

IAEA and ESTC

Archaeological Investigations of Lalibela and its environs

Tigistu Haile,

Tamiru Alemayehu

EEC