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Asefa, Teddy

NR10AsefaTewodros v2Professor

Phone: (848) 235-2970


FAX: (732) 445-5312

Office: CBE-138,

C-Wing Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick






  • B.Sc., 1992, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (Distinction)
  • M.Sc., 1996-1998, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D., 2002, University of Toronto
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2005, McGill University


Awards & Honors

  • Advisory Board Member for the journal - Small Methods, Wiley; 2017-Date.
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 2017-2018.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; Spring 2016.
  • CNPq Science Without Borders Fellowships for Visiting Professorship, Brazil, 2014-2017.
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellowship for Visiting Professorship, Switzerland, 2015.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Maringá State University, Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil; 2014-2017.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan; Fall 2014.
  • Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowships for Scholarly Excellence, 2012.
  • NSF Special Creativity Award with from the National Science Foundation, 2011-2013.
  • NSF-DMR, American Competitiveness and Innovation (ACI) Fellow, One of the 10 Awardees for 2010.
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2007–2012.
  • Miller Fellowship Nominee, University of California at Berkeley, 2002.
  • University of Toronto Open Fellowships, 1999-2002.
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1996 – 1998, University of Delaware, USA and State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, 1996-1998.
  • Dean’s List, B.Sc., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia (1989-1992).
  • Distinction Graduate and First Rank, Chemistry Department, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia; 1992.

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