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Tizazu Mekonnen

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationTizazu Mekonnen

Phone: 519-888-4567 x38914
Location: E6 5010


Research Interests

  • Polymer Modifications And Processing
  • Renewable Polymer Blends
  • Biocomposites & Nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured Polymers
  • Polymer Structure-property And Applications Development
  • Rubber And Other Elastomer Processing
  • Polymer Compostability And Biodegradation
  • Polymer 3D Printing Filaments And Electrospinning


  • 2013, Doctorate, Bioresource Engineering, University of Alberta
  • 2009, Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, Addis Ababa University

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Mekonnen, T. Mussone, P. Bressler, D., Valorization of slaughterhouse and rendering industry wastes and co-products for industrial chemicals, materials and energy: review., Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 36(1), 2016, 120 - 131
  • Mekonnen, T., Misra, M., Mohanty, A. Fermented Soymeals and their Reactive Blends with poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) in Engineering Biodegradable Cast Films for Sustainable Packaging. 2015. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 4(3): 782-793. (Accepted in 2015)
  • Mekonnen, T.H.,Mussone, P.G., Khalil, H., and Bressler, D.C. Progress in plastics and plasticizing modifications. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 13379-13398. (Cover page article). (Accepted in 2013)
  • Mekonnen, T.H., Mussone, P.G., Alemaskin, K. Wolodko, K. Choi, P., and Bressler, D.C. Biocomposite materials from Epoxy resin and hydrolyzed biomass: Mechanical, thermal and moisture absorption performances. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2013, 1, 13186-13196. (Accepted in 2013)