School honors Prof. Daniel

The School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) honored Prof. Daniel Kitaw, Chairman of the School of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, for his meritorious service in a ceremony held at 5 kilo campus on March 24, 2016.

The ceremony marks a stark drift from previous norms of honoring retired or deceased intellectuals. Staff members and former students of Prof. Daniel introduced him and his work during the event.

Congratulating Prof. Daniel for his successful achievement Esayas G/Yohannes, Executive Director of AAiT, said on the occasion that he is not only an industry developer but a human developer as well. He also gave his testimonial that Prof. Daniel is a role model in the institute.

Prof. Daniel received his undergraduate degree from Addis Ababa University in 1980 in Mechanical Engineering. Since then, he has been teaching at Addis Ababa University (undergraduate program, postgraduate – Masters and PhD levels), Bahir-Dar University, Mekelle University, Polytechnic of Turin – Italy (postgraduate program) and New Mexico State Universityas a course designer and instructor.


He earned his MSc and PhD in the same field from the Polytechnic of Turin – Italy in 1984 and 1999 respectively.Parallel to his teaching endeavors, Prof. Daniel has been working at different capacities as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Program, Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the AAU, University Industry Partnership – AAU and Chair of Industrial Engineering. He has published over 60 publications (articles, text books and teaching materials) in national and international journals.

In addition, he has been consulting both public and private companies on product development, process design, value analysis and method engineering, industrial problem identification and solving, total quality management, and marketing.

The ceremony also included a professorial lecture presented by Prof. Daniel Kitaw on “the Impact of Industrial Engineering on National Development.” Staff members, students and his family attended the occasion.