Dr. Getachew Bekele

Full Name:


Getachew Bekele Beyene (PhD)
Education Attended


Advanced Diploma:
Electrical Engineering; Addis Ababa University, June 1984 (very great distinction)

B.Sc.:         Electrical Engineering, Addis Ababa University, November 1993(Distinction);

M.Sc.:        Electrical Engineering (major); Communication Engineering (minor), Addis Ababa University and Fachhochschule Kiel Germany , July 10, 1998;

PhD:          Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Energy Technology, Jan. 2010

Academic Rank:


Asst. Professor: Since Jan. 2010
Working for AAU


Since 1980
Administrative positions held
  • Head, Distance and Continuing Education since 2011
  • Chair person of the Electrical Power and Energy Technology since 2011


Awards—Recognitions ——Memberships of international bodies/ journals—editorial roles/ initiatives etc


  • Member of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES)
  • Member of the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA)
  • Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
  • Board secretary of the Electrical Engineers Association (EEA) of Ethiopia

Journals—editorial roles:

  • Reviewer of several renewable energy related International journal papers such as:
    • Journal of Energy Engineering
    • Applied Energy
    • The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    • Computers, Environment and Urban Systems (CEUS), etc


ECE Floor (1st Floor)

Room: 106

+251-11-123-2415 (Office)

Research interest Electrical Power and Energy Technology:  Distributed Generation, Energy conservation and Environment, Solar/ wind/ hydropower/Biogas based Standalone/grid connected energy supply systems