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Prof. Dr. Ameha Atnafu Muluneh

Prof. Dr. Ameha Atnafu Muluneh
Haus A 46, Raum 206 (Büro)
Albert-Einstein-Straße 42-46
14473 Potsdam

Wissenschaftliche Interessen:

I am a Geologist interested in kinematics, tectonics and geodynamics of continental rifts. I use data from numerical modeling, earthquake focal mechanism, paleomagnetism, GPS velocity vector and active faults to better understand deformation of lithospheric and crustal blocks. These researches are geared toward improving hazard models and resource explorations in the Main Ethiopian and Afar rifts. 


Geologist, 2006, Transport Construction Share Company, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Geologist, 2006-2010, Geological Survey of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

PhD research fellow, 2010-2013, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Assistant Professor, 2015-2021, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Associate Professor, 09.2021 to present, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Alexander von Humboldt fellow, 12.2021 - 05.2024, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Werdegang / Ausbildung:

PhD-  2014 - Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
MSC- 2010 - Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
BSC-  2005 - Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Wissenschaftliche Gremien:

Reviewer for Geology, Tectonics, Scientific Reports, Global and Planetary change, Frontiers in Earth Science, Journal of African Earth Sciences, Scientific African, Geocarto International, Turkish Journal of Earth Science, Geospatial Information Science

Associate editor for SINET-Ethiopian Journal of Science, 2019-2021


Sapienza University PhD research scholarship - 2010
American Geophysical Union- student travel grant - 2013
TWAS-DFG cooperation visit to GFZ- Geodynamic modeling section (host - Dr. Sascha Brune) - 2018
Canon Foundation in Europe-Kyoto University Japan-Africa Exchange Program Fellowship (host - Prof. Jim Mori) - 2018
Young leaders forum, Kyoto, 2019
Africa-Oxford collaborative research, University of Oxford (hosts - Prof. Richard Katz and Prof. David Pyle) - 2020
Africa Award for Research Excellence in Earth Sciences, American Geophysical Union, 2020
Alexander von Humboldt, Georg Forster fellowship for experienced researcher (host - Dr. Sascha Brune) - 2021
GSA International travel grant to attend GSA Connects 2022 Denver Colorado - 2022

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