August 2021

Meseret Dessalegne

Meseret leads activities in Ethiopia for the Hilton Africa Water Quality Testing program. She is responsible for overseeing water quality data collection and collaborating with Bahir Dar University to develop a new Water Quality Testing Fellowship program.

Meseret has experience in university-level teaching and water-related research projects. Her doctoral work focused on synthesis, characterization, and testing of aluminum-based adsorbents for fluoride removal from drinking water. Part of this research took place at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), where she served as a Partnership Program for Developing Countries (EPP) fellow. She also served as a post-doctoral researcher on a collaborative research project entitled Water Infrastructure for Schistosomiasis-Endemic Regions (WISER) funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

Meseret holds a PhD in water and health specializing in water and wastewater treatment from Addis Ababa University, as well as an MS in environmental science. She has her BSc in applied chemistry from University of Gondar.

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