Araya Asfaw

Full Name Araya Asfaw
Education Attended BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, Washington DC,  USA, 1983

ME, Mechanical Engineering, Howard University, 1986

PhD, Physics, Howard University, 1993

Academic Rank Associate Professor
Working for AAU Since 1996
Administrative positions held Dean of Science Faculty 2004 – 2008
Awards, Recognitions,

Membership of international bodies/journals, editorial roles Initiatives

Fellow UMass Bostn
Address Campus:College of Natural Sciences (Arat Kilo)

Building:Graduate Programme Building

Floor number:9th Floor Room 904

Office tel.:+251-11-810-0924


University email


Research interests Laser Spectroscopy, Environmental Science and Sustainable Energy
Publications in reputable journals
  1. 1.       HabtamuSanbata, Araya Asfaw, AberaKume.Indoor Air Pollution in Slum Neighborhoods Of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.To Be Published in Atmospheric Environment.
  2. 2.       Mebrahtu Haile, Araya Asfaw, NigistAsfaw.Investigation Of Waste Coffee Ground As A Potential Raw Materialfor Biodiesel Production.To Be Published inInternational Journal Of Renewable Energy Research,  Vol 3, No 4, 2013
  3. 3.       .SurafelLulesegedTilahun,and Araya Asfaw.Modeling the Expansion of Prosopisjulifloraand Determining its Optimum Utilization Rate to Control its Invasion in Afar Regional State Of Ethiopia. International Journal of Applied Mathematical Research, 1 (4) (2012) 726-743.
  4. 4.       Araya Asfawand YissehakDemissie. Sustainable Household Energy for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Consilience: The Journal Of Sustainable Development Vol. 8, Iss. 1 (2012), Pp. 1–11.
  5. 5.       AyeleKefale, MesfinRedi and Araya Asfaw. Potential of Bioethanol Production and Optimization Test from Agricultural Waste: The Case Of Wet Coffee Processing Waste (Pulp). International Journal Of Renewable Energy Research,Vol.2, No.3, 2012