Kassahun Ture

Full Name

Kassahun Ture (PhD)                  


Education attend

  • PhD, Atmospheric physics, Sep 2011, Addis Ababa University
  • M.Sc, Physics, Laser spectroscopy, August 2005, Addis Ababa University
  • B.Sc , Physics, August 1992, Addis Ababa University

·  Higher Diploma Program (Addis Ababa University), award  Post Graduate Diploma in Teacher Education.

·   International Training Course on the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and with remote sensing Technology, 17 -28, June 2019, Nanjing, China, Organized by WMO Regional.

·  Training on FTIR data analysis using profit and line fit, Karlesrhue institute of technology, 10- 30 September 2010, Germany,

·Summer School Understanding Global Environmental Change: Processes, Compartments and Interactions, SENSE course S310course, load 2 ERCTS, Hulshorst, Netherlands May, 2007,

·Workshop/Training course on ‘New laser technologies for sustainable Development, Organized by ICS and UNIDO, Cape Coast, Ghana 24-28 November 2007, 

· Work shop in satellite science and technology for Africa, March.2009, Trestle, Italy, Training course, East African School computational and Material Science, (Training on LUNIX Operating system and simulation on material science and Molecular Dynamics), sponsored by 15- 26 September 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Academic rank

Assistant Professor

Working for Madda Walabu University

January 2007-sep 2016  October 2016 (Advised 10 MSc students)

Working for AAU Since

October 2016 (Advising/co-advising 10 MSc and PhD students)

Administrative positions held if any/past and present

. Dean of postgraduate studies at Madda Walabu University (April 2012 –Sept 2016 ),

. Reserch council committee of Madda Wlabu University (Sep. 2013- – Sept 2016 )

. Worked as a Strategic Planning Team for  Madda Wlabu University (Nov 2013-sep


. Coordinator of  M.sc program of Center for Environme,ent a science ( Nov 2016-Dec 2019)

Awards ——— –


Memberships of international bodies/ journals- editorial roles initiatives etc.

. Impact of Climate Chenge /Varibility on water resource and  agriculture towards building Adaptation capacity in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University funded Thematic project , 2018-2020, Project PI

. Climate Change/Variability, Impacts on climate-sensitive sectors and possible Mitigation and Adaptation strategies in the Upper Blue Nile River Basin, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University funded Thematic project , 2018-2020, Project mamber


Campus: Arat Kilo

Building name: Post Graduate Building

Floor number: 6st

Office room no.:  614

Office Tel: +251-11-6551910

Mobile: +251-911953538/+251-909516334

University email ID: kassahun.ture@aau.edu.et  

Alternative email ID: tkassa2010@gmail.com

Research interest/not more than hundred words

. Indoor and ourdoor air pollution monitoring

. Modelling and Observational Data based climate change studies

. Climate chnge / variablility, vulnerability and adaptaion 

Publications on reputable journals

. Kefa Feye Garedew, Kassahun Ture Bekite, Dejene Worku Deffere, (2019) Carbon Sequestration in Coffee Agroforestry of Barbere District,Bale Zone, Southeastern Ethiopia: Implications for Climate, Change Mitigation, Journal of Resources Development and Management www.iiste.org ISSN 2422-8397 An International Peer-reviewed Journal Vol.60.

. Legese W, Koricha D, and Ture K., (2018) Perception of Farmers on Climate Change and their Adaptive Strategies over Bale Highlands, Southeastern Ethiopia J Earth Sci Clim Change,vol 9.

. Wogayehu Legese, Deriba Koricha and Kassahun Ture,(2018) Characteristics of Seasonal Rainfall and its Distribution Over Bale Highland, Southeastern Ethiopia ,J Earth Sci Clim Change

. Gizaw Mengistu Tsidu, Kassahun Ture (2013) Mechanisms of ozone enhancement during stratospheric intrusion coupled with convection over upper troposphere equatorial Africa Atmospheric Environment 70, 410-424.

. Mengistu Tsidu, Kassahun Ture and V. Sivakumar, Observational evidence of planetary wave influences on ozone enhancements over upper troposphere North Africa, Atmospheric Research, 2013.

. K.Ture, G.Mengistu Tsidu,”Ozone pollution during stratospheric tropospheric exchange event over

. equatorial, AirAfrica” pollutionXIX,411-420, Vpl 147,2011, WIT, Press.

. K.Ture,G. Mengistu Tsidu,”Attributes of Dynamical events to troposphereozone distribution over , Equatorial Africa”, Int. J. Sus. Dev. Plann. Vol. 6, No. 3 (2011) 299–311.

. Ture, K, Tsidu, G M and Sivakumar, V. 2011, Stratospheric ozone transboundary transport to upper troposphere North Africa. 27th Annual Conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Sciences: the Interdependent Atmosphere, Land and Ocean, Hartbeespoort, 22-23, September 2011.

. Abebe Belay, Kassahun Ture, Mesfin Redi, Araya Asfaw,” Caffeine in Determination of Coffee beans of Ethiopia with UV/VIS spectrometer”, Food Chemistry, Elsevier, 2008

Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy of education is that all students/childern are unique and must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas , assist my students to express themselves and accept themselves for who they are, as well embrace the differences of others.

I believe that there are five essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher’s role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment. (5) Technology must be incorporated into learning teaching process.”

I believe that a classroom should be a safe, caring community where students are free to speak their mind and blossom and grow. I will use strategies to ensure my classroom community to flourish like the morning meeting, engage in classroom jobs, cultivate problem-solving skills.

I will present a curriculum that will incorporate each different learning style, as well as make the content relevant to the students’ lives. I will incorporate hands-on learning, cooperative learning, projects, themes, and individual work that engage and activate students learning.”

Teaching is a process of learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. This is a lifelong process where you learn new strategies, new ideas, and new philosophies. Over time, my educational philosophy may change, and that’s okay. That just means that I have grown and learned new things.