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Ali EftekhariAli EftekhariAli EftekhariAli EftekhariAli EftekhariAli EftekhariAli Eftekhari
At a Glance
Established three academic departments/schools from scratch.

Principal author of 100 research articles published in leading scholarly journals.

Developed 31 academic programs at BSc, MSc, and PhD levels.

Supervised over 110 postdoc fellows and graduate students.

School of Materials Science & Engineering
I established the School of Materials Science & Engineering at Jimma University as role model for research-oriented education, focusing on PhD programs to pave the path for future development of the field, which is the vital need for sustainable development in Africa. 

The Guardian named the project as an exceptional success story in African higher education.

Read the Guardian article www.gu.com/p/4avpt
Innovative Entrepreneurship
As the last administrative project, I am currently conducting a new project in some European universities (mainly on the east side) for implementing innovative approaches for business startups in academic communities.

This project is based on a new concept of entrepreneurship namely skill-based in which the starting point is not idea or investment.

An Aspect of Science Education
“Ladies, gentlemen.
I think the confusion here is that you are all very ignorant.
Is that right word, ignoran"?
I mean stupid, primitive, unenlightened.
You do not understand science, so you are afraid of it.
Like a dog is afraid of thunder or balloons.
To you, science is magic and witchcraft because you have such small minds.
I cannot make your heads bigger, but your children's heads, I can take them and crack them open.
This is what I try to do, to get at their brains!
Thank you.”
Mr. Rzykruski (Science Teacher) in
Tim Burton's movie, Frankenweenie
My passion for discovery led me to chemistry at age 8. By 11, my academic life began when I put foot in the charming environment of university. My childhood dreams have grown in academia. I conducted my first independent research at age 15, and its results were later published in a leading scholarly journal. Still live for science with the same passion.

Instead of commitment to routines, I always try to get involved in initiatives and pioneering works. This has made my career somehow strange. Who cares when science loves strangest things.
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