Basic Engineering and science Research and Innovation Center

Basic Engineering and Science Research and Innovation Center (BES RiC)

1. About BES 

Basic Engineering and Science(BES) Research and Innovation Center is a multi-disciplinary academic center that encompasses academia and studies to produce transformational systems along with its staffs and engineering students who are proficient at innovation.

The center guides courses and research areas that are multidimensional and ranging from social, natural and applied sciences, to communication and basic engineering, which are very fundamental to all engineering and technology professions. Furthermore the center stresses conducting research and bringing about innovations in the multidisciplinary areas of basic science & engineering to support the academic performance of students in a meaningful way by laying the foundation work for the improvement of the professional profile EiTEX is aspiring to create. Therefore, the center is responsible in complementing all basic academic needs and making the students maintain the general competences expected to be achieved in their stay in EiTEX.

The Basic Engineering and Sciencesresearch and innovation center (BESs-RiC) is one of the research and innovation centers in the  Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology- EiTEX. The center is established in 2014 and is amongst the four pillars of the research and innovation centers in EiTEX.

As a purpose in the institute, the -RiC is launched among other development programs to excel in research, innovation and dissemination activities aimed at providing efficient support to the textile industry and related sectors. The center is aimed to support the other three RIC’s by delivering basic engineering and Science courses in relation to textile garment and leather engineering programs and social science and statistical study courses.

In general, the RiC is engaged for all related course work delivery and availing the ground for industry need based support and delivery of efficient graduates graduates to the market in all fields that EiTEX trains. 

In addition to the teaching learning process, the center is working on problem solving and applicable research. Moreover, the center disseminates research outcomes to the science and academic community through publication. Also, technologies and community based activities have been parts of the knowledge and skill imparting process that includes training. These activities are in line with the sated missions and vision of the institute cascaded from the expectations of the sector as per the plan of the government.

 2. Organizational Structure

 

2.1 English Language Improvement Center(ELIC)

ELICs (English language improvement centers) according to Ministry of Education serve as resource centers and run different clubs to provide exposure for better learning and communication in English. They also deliver trainings to build the capacity of English language instructors, academic, administrative and support staff and students. Almost all established universities already have an ELIC. The same way, efforts are being exerted to launch ELIC at Ethiopian institute of Textile and Fashion Technology (EiTEX), the center is established in 2016 and focuses on the improvement of the staffs’ and students’ English language awareness and use for different purposes through developing their competences; such as academic competence and professional competence by providing various opportunities. Those opportunities include clubs, events and professional and peer motivations.

2.2 Research Groups

BES RIC besides for the course work delivery it’s designed to undertake research works with the platforms made, those platforms are defined based on thematic areas for better output. The thematic areas are organized based on modularly categorized course delivered and research works and implementation groups named as (LRI)-Learning Research and Implementation teams.

Computer Science LRI (Thematic Areas)

 

ØIntroducing appropriate computers and programs

 

ØSkills to develop basic applications using different programs

 

ØWebsite Design and Database Management

 

Full Name

Academic rank

Field of studies (Specialization)

Enkuwahone Alehegn

Lecturer

MSc. In Computer Science

Sisay Tebabal

Lecturer

MSc. In Computer Science

Taddese Fenta

Grt.Ast.II

BSc. In Computer Science

 Fasika Hailu

Asst. Lecturer

BSc. In Computer Science

Asfaw Alene

Asst. Lecturer

BSc. In Computer Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Community Services 

1.   Basic computer application and utilization training for Dilchibo elementary school teachers 

2.   Computer maintenance for students practice lab

Contact Person

Enkuwahone Alehegn(Lecturer) 

Coordinator for Computer Learning Research and Implementation Team

Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology

Bahir Dar University

Email-enquhonea@gmail.com

P.O.Box: 1037, Bahir dar/Ethiopia 

Mobile Phone: +251 935863523

Fax No: +251 582 26 62 46

 

English Language LRI (Thematic Areas)

Ø  Cultivate the habits of critical thinking and develop sensitivity to the clear and accurate use of English language

Ø  Listen, read, speak and write effectively in English

Ø  Covey messages and persuade audiences in English 

Ø  Develop versatile skill in composing technical documents in English 

Ø  Build a capacity to write and publish technical research papers to impart knowledge to global audiences

Full Name

Academic rank

Field of studies (Specialization)

Haile Abrha

Lecturer

M.Ed. in TEFL

Kassahun Gebru

Lecturer

 MEd in TEFSP

Kidist Shewankitaw

Lecturer

 MA in Literature

Medhanit Belachew

Lecturer

M.Ed. in TEFL,  MA in GDS

Lantebye Wudneh

Lecturer

 BEd in Pedagogical Science

MEd in Adult and Life Long Learning 

Contact Person

Kassahun Gebru (Lecturer) 

Coordinator for English Language Learning Research and Implementation Team

Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology

Bahir Dar University

Email-kgtbcr@gmail.com

P.O.Box: 1037, Bahir Dar/Ethiopia 

Mobile Phone: +251 918760258

Fax No: +251 582 26 62 46

 

Mathematics LRI (Thematic Areas)

Ø  Basic mathematical analysis for solving engineering problems

Ø  Efficient scientific programming using computational techniques

Ø   Business mathematics

Ø  Operational research approaches

Ø  Basic concepts Research methods and data analysis

 

Full Name

Academic rank

Field of studies (Specialization)

Abebaw Bizuneh

Asst. Prof

M.Ed. In mathematics

B.Ed. In mathematics

Abebu Abebaw

Lecturer

Msc in Statistics

BSc. In  Science in statistics

Baynesagn Mekonnen

Lecturer

MSc. In Mathematics

BED in  Mathematic

Gera Workie

Lecturer

MSc in mathematics

Bed in mathematics

Jula Kabeto

Lecturer

MSc. In Mathematics

Misganaw  Mentesnot

Lecturer

MSC in mathematics (Numerical analysis)

BED degree in mathematics

Ruth Geta

Lecturer

MSC in mathematics (Numerical analysis)

 Yimer Lebese

Lecturer

MSc. In Mathematics (Algebra)

Ongoing Researches

1.      Possible effects of climate change on Ethiopia’s cotton production: the case of north     western Ethiopia

2.      Least Square Analysis on Projections and  Problems of Ethiopian Apparel Sector.

Contact Person

Gera Workie (Lecturer)

Coordinator for Mathematics Learning Research and Implementation Team

Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology

Bahir Dar University

Email-likeredg@gmail.com

P.O.Box: 1037, Bahir Dar/Ethiopia

Mobile Phone: +251 911486934

Fax No: +251 582 26 62 46

Mechanical Engineering LRI (Thematic Areas)

 Ø  Practical trainings on basic practical skills in the different areas of engineering and technology

 Ø  Basic drawing constructions in engineering field

 Ø  Practical trainings on basic workshop technologies and hands-on experience on conventional machining

 Ø  Skill development in analysis and design of thermodynamic systems

 Ø  Understanding material Properties for engineering applications

 Ø  Basics of instrumentation and their working principles

Full Name

Academic rank

Field of studies (Specialization)

Abebe Haile

Lecturer

MSc. Mechanical Engineering

BSc. Textile Engineering

Advanced Diploma in Textile Technology

Alene Endaylalu

Lecturer

MSc. Manufacturing Engineering

Daniel Mekonnen

Lecturer

MSc. Production Management Engineering

BSc. Textile Engineering

Dawit Tesema

Lecturer

MSc. In Sustainable Energy Engineering

Dr. Ravindra Pathak

Asst. Prof

PhD in Mechanical Engineering,

M .E. in Industrial Engineering and Management

B.E. in Mechanical Engineering,

Gezahagn Andargie

Lecturer

MSc. InMaterial Science and Engineering

BSc. Textile Engineering

Kilole Tesfaye

Lecturer

MSc. InMaterial Science and Engineering

BSc. Textile Engineering

 

Mehari W/mariam

Lecturer

MSc. In Sustainable Energy Engineering

BSc. In Textile Engineering

Muluneh Bekele

Lecturer

M Sc. In Mechanical engineering

Diploma in Textile Technology

Semu Yihun

Lecturer

M Sc. In Mechanical engineering

Diploma in Textile Technology

Wolelaw Endalew

Lecturer

MSc. In Manufacturing Engineering

BSc. In Mechanical Engineering

Advanced Diploma in Agro Mechanics Technology

Ongoing Researches

1. Furnace oil Extraction from Industrial and domestic plastic waste byenvironmentally sound technologies (EST)

2.Development of manually operated Eri Silk Spinning Machineries

Ongoing Community Services 

1.   Evaluation and Demonstration of Pedal Operated Spinning Machine

2.   Development of Fabric Specification Program

3. Identifying the causes and reducing the high employee turn over problem in Kanoria Africa Textiles PLC

Contact Person

Daniel Mekonnen (Lecturer)

Coordinator for Mechanical Learning Research and Implementation Team

Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology

Bahir Dar University

Email-danielmekonnenz@gmail.com

P.O.Box: 1037, Bahir Dar/Ethiopia

Mobile Phone: +251 913028194

Fax No: +251 582 26 62 46

 

Social Science LRI (Thematic Areas)

 ØEquip with acceptable personal moral values, ethics, positive relations and democratic thinking

 ØDeveloping skills in constructing sound  arguments

 ØCapacitating in critically evaluating arguments

Full Name

Academic rank

Field of studies (Specialization)

Melkemariam Genet

Lecturer

MA in History focused on the Modern History of the Nile Valley and the Horn of Africa and Nile Hydro­Politics

Shimelis Adugna

Lecturer

MA Degree in History focused on the Modern History of the Nile Valley and the Horn of Africa and Nile Hydro-politics

Yikdem Yeshiwas

Lecturer

MA Degree in History focused on the Modern History of the Nile Valley and the Horn of Africa and Nile Hydro-politics

 Ongoing Researches

1.Assessing the implementation of HDP in EiTEX

Contact Person

Yikdem Yeshiwas (Lecturer)

Coordinator for Social Science Learning Research and Implementation Team

Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology

Bahir Dar University

P.O.Box: 1037, Bahir dar/Ethiopia

Fax No: +251 582 26 62 46

2.3 KAIZEN TEAMS

The BES center of research and innovation has two computer laboratories and one mechanical workshop. Both the laboratory and mechanical workshop are arranged as per KAIZEN principles and the usage and utilization of resources in each lab is governed by the laboratory management system.

The laboratories and the workshop are integrated as a pilot plants which is equipped with different machines for manufacturing of machine parts especially for research works undertaken by researchers and students.

3.  Facilities

To facilitate effective learning, we have two laboratories for computer-based courses and two mechanical workshops for mechanical and related engineering courses. These practical –oriented courses are handled by instructors in conjunction with eight lab assistants for the activities in the labs and the workshops.

The Labs and workshops are organized and managed based on KAIZEN principle.

4.  Services

The center is providing educational, training, applied research, design, workshop prototype manufacturing service facilities to EiTEX staff and students engaged in researchers. Beside the above mentioned reviewing activities of curriculum and updating teaching materials, providing professional community services and necessary materials and human resources

No

Name

Sex

Academic Rank

1

Abebaw Bizuneh  

M

 Asst. Professor

2

Abebe Haile

M

 Lecturer

3

Abebu  Abebaw

F

 Lecturer

4

Alene Endaylalu

M

 Lecturer

5

Asfaw Alene

M

 Ass. Lecturer

6

Ambachew Maru

M

 Lecturer

7

Baynesagn Mekonnen

M

 Lecturer

8

Daniel Mekonnen

M

 Lecturer

9

Dawit Tesema

M

Lecturer

10

Dr. Ravindra Pathak 

M

 Ass. professor 

11

Enkuwahone Alehege

M

 Lecturer

12

Fasika Hailu

F

 Ass. Lecturer

13

Gera workie

M

 Lecturer

14

Gezahegn Andargie

M

 Lecturer

15

Haile Abrha

M

 Lecturer

16

Jula Kabeto

M

 Lecturer

17

Kassahun Gebru

M

 Lecturer

18

Kidist Shewanktaw

F

 Lecturer

19

Kilole Tesfaye

M

 Lecturer

20

Lantebye Wudneh

M

 Lecturer

21

Mehari W/Mariam

M

 Lecturer

22

Melkemariam Genet

M

 Lecturer

23

Medhanit Belachew

F

 Lecturer

24

Misganaw Mintesnot

M

 Lecturer

25

Muluneh Bekele

M

 Lecturer

26

Ruth Geta

F

 Lecturer

27

Semu Yihun

M

 Lecturer

28

Shimelis Adugna

M

 Lecturer

29

Sisay Tebabal

M

 Lecturer

30

Solomon Tarko

M

 Lecturer

31

Tadesse  Fenta

M

 Ass. Lecturer

32

Wolelaw Endalew

M

 Lecturer

33

Yikdem Yeshiwas

M

 Lecturer

34

Yimer Lebesse

M

 Lecturer

35

Aysheshim Alene Bitew

M

 Thechnical Assistant

36

Demeke Antigne

M

 Thechnical Assistant

37

Fentahun Wubeshit

M

 Thechnical Assistant

38

Mastewal Tagele Alemu

F

 Thechnical Assistant

39

Melkamu Yasechalewu

M

 Thechnical Assistant

40

Osman Hussen

M

 Thechnical Assistant

41

Taddesse Alemayehu

M

 Thechnical Assistant

42

workneh Tlahun Belayneh

M

 Thechnical Assistant 

Contact person

Mehari Weldemariam (Lecturer)
Director of Basic Engineering and Science Research and Innovation Center 
Ethiopian Institute of Textile and Fashion Technology (EiTEX)
Bahir Dar University
Mobile: +251912352167

Fax: +251582266246

E-mail: mewedeja@gmail.com

Po.box:1037

 Website: http://www.eitex.bdu.edu.et/

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