Tizazu Mekonnen

Assistant Professor

Contact InformationTizazu Mekonnen

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


Research Interests

  • Polymer modifications and processing
  • Dispersion Rheology & dynamics of colloidal nanomaterials
  • Renewable polymers
  • Nanostructured polymers
  • Polymer structure-property and applications development
  • Polymer 3D printing filaments and Electrospinning


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


  • CHE 745 - Research Topics in Polymer Science and Engineering
    • Taught in 2018
  • CHE 102 - Chemistry for Engineers
    • Taught in 2018
* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

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
  • Sun, Q., Mekonnen, T.H. Manjusri Misra, Amar K. Mohanty. Novel Biodegradable cast film from carbon dioxide based copolymer and poly (lactic acid). Jouranl of Polymers and the Environment. Journal of Polymers and the Environment. 2016, 24(1): 23 – 36. (Accepted in 2016)
  • 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)