Abel Woldu Ourgessa completed his first degree in Chemical Engineering from Bahirdar Institute of Technology, Ethiopia, in 2012. He received his Msc in Chemical Engineering (focused on Sustainable process and material engineering) from Ku Leuven/ GroupT campus, Belgium, in 2015. His thesis was about studying the effect of curing temperature and addition of calcined clay on the freeze thaw resistance of geopolymers. Before Joining Funglass, he was working in Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), Ethiopia, as a lecturer plus as a researcher working on a project on fly ash based geopolymer concrete development funded by AASTU.
Dissertation topic: Geopolymer like materials from engineered mixture of inorganic waste and waste glass
Supervisor: Dr. Jozef Kraxner
Co-supervisor: Prof. Enrico Bernardo
Department: Glass Processing
Beginning of study: Jan 1/2021
Date of dissertationexam: TBA