Mohammed Assen

Full Name Mohammed Assen
Educational Background
  • PhD in soil science (2000-2003), University of Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
  • MA in Geography (1992-1996), Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • BA in Geography (1978-1982) ), Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Contact and communication: Email: Mohammed.Assen@aau.edu.et; Moh_assen@yahoo.com; Cell phone: +251 920 585424, Office No. 202, College of Social Sciences bldg., Department of Geography and Environmental Studies
Academic Rank Associate Professor and full staff member of both Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Centre for Environmental science, Addis Ababa University
Experience on Administration Served as Head of the soil science program of Haramaya University(2005-2006), Academic Vice president of Wollo University (2007-2009), Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (Addis Ababa University (2012-2014); head of environmental and natural resources research unit of IDPR
Research Interest Pedology and land evaluation, soil mapping, landscape dynamics and its impacts on environment with emphasis on soil and water, watershed management, land degradation, climate change impact on the environment and man-environment relationship
Publications: Published about 30 works in peer reviewed , proceedings and chapter in books.
Students supervision: Supervised over 70 MA/MSC and 10 PhD students in the fields of soil science, environmental science, soil and water engineering, agricultural extension and geography
Major Awards and international /national profession contributions and experiences World Bank PhD fellow, won fund for soil laboratory strengthening at Haramaya University, consortia member of research funded by IDRC on impacts of climate change in semiarid regions of Africa, reviewed several professional manuscripts, served as vice president of Ethiopian soil science society (2012-2014), editor in chief of the Ethiopian Journal of Natural resources (since 2013), full member of Ethiopian soil science society and South African Geographers Association