Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering

Research interests: Functional polymers, Sustainable polymers and nanomaterials, Polymer modification, Multiphase and multifunctional polymers, Polymer processing, Nanocomposites


My research focuses on the rational design of sustainable polymer and nanomaterial systems for a range of industrial, engineering, and advanced material applications. My group seeks to advance the sustainability and functionality of polymers, and our scope includes the following research areas listed below.


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

Tiz Mekonnen

    University of Waterloo