Tsegaye Mekuria Checkol

M.Sc. Tsegaye Mekuria Checkol

Curriculum vitae

Academic and professional carrier

since Oct, 2012

PhD student at Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany. The Occurrence and Distribution of Fluoride, Arsenic and trac eelements in the groundwater of the Ethiopian rift.

2006-2009

Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany Masters of Science in TropHEE: Tropical Hydrogeology, Engineering and Environmental Management, Concentration in Hydrogeology Thesis: “Potential for groundwater recharge in an arid catchment in Mexico

2004 – 2006

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Masters of Science in GIS and Remote Sensing, Thesis: “A multi-criteria analysis for solid waste disposal site selection using remote sensing and GIS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia”

1990 – 1994

Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. Bachelor of Science, Geology

Work Experience

Since 2009

Research Assistant in various projects of the Hydrogeology group of Darmstadt University of Technology.

2002 – 2006

Engineering Geologist and GIS Expert, Addis Resources Development, PlC (ARDCO), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Preparation of geotechnical map for hydropower dam site and tunnel alignment

• Preparation of digital database, data processing, interpretation and production of geological and geochemical maps of the project areas using Arc view GIS, Atlas GIS, and Arc GIS

• Identification, analysis and Interpretation of aerial photo and satellite imagery data

1999 – 2006

Engineering Geologist and GIS Expert, Ethiopian Designers and Information Technology, PLC (EDIT), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Preparation of geotechnical maps for hydropower dam site and tunnel alignment

• Preparation of digital database, data processing, interpretation and production of geological and geochemical maps of the project areas using Arc view GIS, Atlas GIS, and Arc GIS

• Performing geochemical prospecting, bore hole logging, and trench logging

2001 – 2006

Coordinator and Instructor, GELLATLY HANKEY& CO. (RED SEA) S. CO. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Part time)

• Coordinating, training and computer maintaining.

2000 – 2001

Coordinator and Instructor, Infonet Computer Engineering College. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Coordinating, training and computer maintaining.

1999 – 2000

Coordinator, and Instructor, City Business Systems (CBS), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Coordinating, training and computer maintaining.

1998 – 1999

Geologist and GIS Expert, SANU-ARDCO, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Preparation of digital database, data processing, interpretation and production of geological and geochemical maps of the project areas using Arc view GIS, Atlas GIS, and Arc GIS

• Identification, analysis and Interpretation of aerial photo and satellite image data

• Regional, follow up, and detailed geological surveys of project areas involving geological mapping, stream sediment, soil rock chip and trench sampling and documentation

1997 – 1998

Junior Geologist and Assistant GIS Expert, Emerging Africa Gold, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

• Preparation of digital database, data processing, interpretation and production of geological and geochemical maps of the projects using Arc View GIS, Atlas GIS, and Arc GIS

• Identification, analysis and interpretation of aerial photo and satellite imagery data

• Regional, follow up, and detailed geological surveys of project areas involving geological mapping, stream sediment, heavy concentrate and rock chip sampling and in prospective targets grid-soil sampling, trench sampling and documentation

1996 – 1997

Junior Geologist and Assistant GIS expert, St. Genevieve Resources, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Preparation of digital database, data processing, interpretation and production of geological maps and various geochemical maps of the projects using Arc View GIS, Atlas GIS, and Arc GIS

• Identification, analysis and interpretation of aerial photo and satellite image data.

• Regional, follow up, and detailed geological surveys of project areas involving geological mapping, stream sediment, heavy concentrate and rock chip sampling and in prospective targets grid-soil sampling, trench sampling and documentation

1995 – 1996

Exploration Geologist (Gold), Golden Star Resources Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Carried out regional geological mapping

• Created geological maps

• Prepared samples

Professional Courses

2007 Hydrogeochemistry Lab Course Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

2008 Hydrogeological, engineering geological field excursion to a semiarid region: Tunisia

2008 Applied Palynology Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

2008 Scientific training with report writing. / Laboratory techniques Sorption of TCE to activated carbon. Carbon isotopefractionation during reductive dechlorination of TCE in batch experiments with iron samples from reductive barriers using GC (gas chromatography) equipped with mass detection (MS) and FID (flame ionization detector) Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

2008 Introduction to Geophysics (Georadar, Geoelectrics,Geomagnetics and Seismic) Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany

2008 A geological field trip through the central portion of the north American Cordillera between 36° and 37° northern latitude.

(1) the formation and uplift of the Colorado Plateau,

(2) the mechanisms of Basin-and-Range extension volcanism, and plate-boundary deformation, and

(3) The interaction of tectonics and climate in shaping the present-day landscape of the western United States.

Memberships

• Member of Ethiopian Association of GIS and RS Professionals(EAGR)

• Member of Ethiopian Association of Hydrogeologists- since 2007 to date.

• Member of International Association of Hydrogeologists(IAH) (2006 to date) Membership No. 113522

• The Society of Exploration Geophysicists

• Member of Geological Society of America (GSA) (2008- to date) Membership No. 9122916

• Member of The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2008- to date) Membership No. 10042287

• Member of the network of geoscience information in Africa.

Publications

Potential for groundwater recharge in an arid catchment in Mexico (Book)

A multi-criteria analysis for solid waste disposal site selection using remote sensing and GIS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Book)

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