Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma University, Jimma

JiT Center of Excellence- CRGE Resource CART

 JiT CoE Publications in International Peer reviewed Journals REALIZED (End of June 2022)

 Ph.D students:

  1. WT Dibaba, TA Demissie,, K Miegel, Drivers and implications of land use/land cover dynamics in Finchaa catchment, northwestern Ethiopia, Land 9 (4), 113
  2. WT Dibaba, TA Demissie, K Miegel Watershed hydrological response to combined land use/land cover and climate change in highland Ethiopia: Finchaa catchment, Water 12 (6), 1801
  3. WT Dibaba, TA Demissie, K Miegel, Prioritization of Sub-Watersheds to Sediment Yield and Evaluation of Best Management Practices in Highland Ethiopia, Finchaa Catchment Land 10 (6), 650
  4. WT Dibaba, K Miegel, TA Demissie, Evaluation of the CORDEX regional climate models performance in simulating climate conditions of two catchments in Upper Blue Nile Basin, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans 87, 2019,101104
  1. G Zerssa, D Feyssa, DG Kim, B Eichler-Löbermann, Challenges of Smallholder Farming in Ethiopia and Opportunities by Adopting Climate-Smart Agricultur, Agriculture 11 (3), 192, 2021,
  2. GW Zerssa, DG Kim, P Koal, B Eichler-Löbermann, Combination of Compost and Mineral Fertilizers as an Option for Enhancing Maize Zea mays L.) Yields and Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Nitisol in Ethiopia, Agronomy 11 (11), 2097, 2021,
  3. Mekonnen, T.; Bhandari,R.; Ramayya, V. Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of Grid‐Integrated and Islanded Solar PV Systems for the Ethiopian Residential Sector: Considering an Emerging Utility Tariff Plan for 2021 and Beyond., Energies 202114, 3360.
  4. Tefera Mekonnen, Ramachandra Bhandari and A.Venkata Ramayya,,Techno-economic analysis of grid-integrated PV/wind system for electricity reliability enhancement in Ethiopian Industry Park, Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier), Volume 53February 2020, 10191
  5. Tefera Mekonnen, Ramchandra Bhandari, Venkata Ramayya Ancha and Baseem Khan, Analysis and Ranking of Barriers in Development of Solar Power Using Interpretive Structural Modeling Method: Ethiopian Outlook, Distributed Generation & Alternative Energy Journal, 2022: Vol 37 Iss 3, SPECIAL ISSUE: Energy Access & Off-Grid Systems for Residential Microgrids/ Nanog, DOI:
  6. Million M.Afessa, PauloDebiagi, Ana IsabelFerreiro,Miguel A.A.Mendes, Tiziano Faravelli, A.Venkata Ramayya, Experimental and Modeling Investigation on Pyrolysis of Agricultural Biomass Residues: Khat Stem and Coffee Husk for Bio-oil Application, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Vol.162, March2022,105435 Available online 11 January 2022, 105435,
  7. Derese T. Nega, A. Venkata Ramayya, Flavio Manenti,Andre Furtado Amaral, “Turning curse into cure: Potential of water hyacinth for biorefining – A contextual investigation of lake Tana”, Environmental Challenges, Vol.5 ,December 2021, 100387 (2021),

  1. Tefera Mekonnen, Ramachandra Bhandari and A.Venkata Ramayya, Loss minimization and voltage profile enhancement Loss minimization and voltage profile enhancement of distribution system with integration of renewable DG and capacitor, J. Electrical Systems 18-2 (2022): 272-287,
  2. Zerssa, G.W.; Koal, P.;Eichler-Löbermann, B. Fertilizer Management Strategy to Reduce Global Warming Potential and Improve Soil Fertility in a Nitisol in Southwestern Ethiopia. Chem. Proc. 2022, 10, 51.
  1. Derese T. Nega, Venkata A. Ramayya, Million M. Afessa and Flavio Manenti”Invasive Water Hyacinth Challenges, Opportunities, Mitigation, and Policy Implications: The Case of the Nile Basin” In Aquatic Plants – Biology and Environmental Impacts, edited by Abdelfatah Abomohra, Mei Li, Adel Almutairi. London: IntechOpen, 2022.


  1. Tolera Abdissa Feyissa, Tamene Adugna Demissie, Fokke Saathoff and Alemayehu Gebissa, Evaluation of General Circulation Models CMIP6 Performance and Future Climate change Over Omo River Basin, Ethiopia , Sustainability (2256910), 2023 in Press
  2. Gebyanesh Worku, Dong-gill Kim and Bettina Eichler-Löbermann, Grain mineral concentrations in maize (Zea mays L.) and nutrient use efficiency as affected by fertilizer management on a Nitisol in Southwestern Ethiopia, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, 2023 in press


  1. Tamene Adugna Demissie ,Land use and land cover change dynamics and its impact on watershed hydrological parameters: the case of Awetu watershed, Ethiopia, Journal of Sedimentary Environments,
  2. Zerihun Asmelash Samuel,Treatment of wet coffee processing plant wastewater by aeration with constructed wetland/Cyperus ustulatus and Typha latifolia plants process 238(2021)306-312: DOI:
  3. Samuel Z.A.,Treatment of combined coffee processing wastewater using constructed wetland/Cyperus-ustulatus and Typhalatifolia plants process, Global NEST Journal, 23(3),2021, 429-433.
  4. Dejene Beyene , Mohammedsani Abdulkadir, and Adisu Befekadu, Production of Biodiesel from Mixed Castor Seed and Microalgae Oils: Optimization of the Production and Fuel Quality Assessment, International Journal of Chemical Engineering Volume 2022, Article ID 1536160,
  5. Tamene Adugna Demissie, Impact of climate change on hydrologic components using CORDEX Africa climate model in Gilgel Gibe I water shed- Ethiopia, Heliyon 2023, in Press

M.Sc Students

  1. Mustefa Jibril Taha, Fiseha Bogale Kibret, Venkata Ramayya, Balewgize Amare Zeru, Design and evaluation of solar parabolic trough collector system integrated with conventional oil boiler, Archives of Electrical Engineering”, Vol. 70(3), pp.657–673 (2021),
  1. Endeshaw Alemu Bekele,, Venkata Ramayya Ancha,Tarekegn Limore Binchebo, Analysis of Solar Irradiance Variation on Heat Flux and Temperature Distribution for a Dish Concentrator Receiver, ASME Open J. Engineering. Jan 2022, 1: 011011 , AOJE-21-1053
  1. Amanuel Tesfaye, A.Venkata Ramayya and Getachew Shunki, “Numerical Analysis of the Effect of Runner to Basin Diameter Ratio on the Performance of Gravitational Water Vortex Turbine in a Scroll Basin”, Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering (2022),.
  1. Bitew Shumiye, V. Ramayya Ancha, A. Kidanemariam Tadese, B. Amare Zeru, Exergy Analysis of Solar-Geothermal based Power Plant integrated with Boiling, and Reverse Osmosis Water Purification, Energy Conversion and Management: X (2022),
  1. A. Bekele, V.R. Ancha, Transient performance prediction of solar dish concentrator integrated with stirling and TEG for small scale irrigation system: A case of Ethiopia, HELIYON 8 (2022) e10629 ,
  2. Kole, Adem Tibesso, Balewgize Amare Zeru, Endeshaw Alemu Bekele and Venkata Ramayya Ancha,. “Design, Development, and Performance Evaluation of a Husk Biomass Cook Stove at High Altitude Condition. ”International Journal of Thermo-fluids, 2022 ,,
  3. Yigrem Solomon ,Ermias Girma,and Ancha Venkata Ramayya, Amalgamation and Optimization of FAEE Biodiesel Fuel from Croton macrostachyus hochst. ex Delile Seed oil Utilizing Solid Calcium Oxide-Chicken Eggshell Squander as a Heterogeneous Catalyst, International Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Volume 2022, Article ID 7984077, 11 pages


Research Projects

  1. B. Belay, N.G. Habtu, Venkata Ramayya Ancha, A.S. Hussen, “Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide Pretreatment of Cladodes of Cactus (Opuntia Ficus-Indica) for Biogas Production”, HELIYON, 2021,
  2. Tamene Adugna Demissie and Chala Hailu Sime, Assessment of the performance of CORDEX regional climate models in simulating rainfall and air temperature over southwest Ethiopia, Heliyon, August 2021,
  3. Lemma D.B., Gebretsadik K.T., Debela S.K. 2021. Forest cover change detection in relation to climate variability and LULC changes using GIS and RS techniques. A case of Kafa zone, southwest Ethiopia. Journal of Water and Land Development. No. 51 (X–XII) p. 152–162.
  4. Shriparna Mukherjee, Shanmukha Kiran Aramanda, Surafel Shiferaw Legese, Alexander Riss, Gerda Rogl, Olu Emmanuel Femi, Ernst Bauer, Peter Franz Rogl, and Kamanio Chattopadhyay, Anisotropy of Microstructure and Its Influence on Thermoelectricity: The Case of Cu2Te–Sb2Te3 Eutectic ACS Applied Energy Materials 2021 4 (10), 11867-11877
  5. Legese, S.S., Olu, F.E. A Review of Lamellar Eutectic Morphologies for Enhancing Thermoelectric and Mechanical Performance of Thermoelectric Materials. J Indian Inst Sci(2022).
  6. Ermias Girma Aklilu, Ramachandran Kasirajan, Edo Begna Jiru, Samuel Gesesse Filate and Venkata Ramayya Ancha, Ultrasonic supported oil extraction, process modeling,and optimization by response surface methodology tool from Croton Macrostachyus leaf, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 2022,
  1. Sime, C.H., Demissie, T.A. Assessment and prediction of the climate change impact on crop yield, in Jimma Zone Upper Gilgel Gibe Districts, Ethiopia. Arab J Geosci 15, 313 (2022).
  1. Syam Sundar, Ramayya Ancha Venkata,Enhanced Effectiveness and Thermal Performance Factor Of Nickel Nanofluid Flow In A Plate Heat Exchanger, Volume 29, Issue 6, 2022, pp. 61-92, DOI: 10.1615/JEnhHeatTransf.2022042306
  2. Ramachandran Kasirajan, Edo Begna Jiru , Ermiyas Girma , Venkata Ramayya Ancha , Sasivaradhan Sadasivam , Mani Jayakumar , Rajasimman Manivasagan , Synthesis of Bio-based oxides nano-composites catalyst from croton macrostachyus leaves for biodiesel production from crotonmacrostachyus seed oil, Fuel 325 (2022) 124900 ,      
  3. Mohammed Asanu, Dejene Beyene , and Adisu Befekadu, Removal of HexavalentChromium from Aqueous Solutions Using Natural Zeolite Coated with Magnetic Nanoparticles: Optimization, Kinetics, and Equilibrium Studies, Adsorption Science & Technology Volume 2022, Article ID 8625489,
  4. Tulu, T. K., Atnew, S. M., Bededa, R. D., Wakshume, D. G., & Ancha, V. R. (2022). Kinetic Modeling and Optimization of Biomass Gasification in Bubbling Fluidized Bed Gasifier Using Response Surface Method. International Journal of Renewable Energy Development, 11(4), 1043-1059.
  5. Edo Begna Jiru,· Ermias Girma Aklilu, Ramachandra Kasirajan, Venkata Ramayya Ancha, Modeling and Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Croton macrostachyus Leaves Oil, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2022,,
  6. Ibro, M.K.; Ancha, V.R.;Lemma, D.B. Impacts of Anaerobic Co-Digestion on Different Influencing Parameters: A Critical Review. Sustainability 2022, 14,9387.
  1. Syam Sundar, Venkata Ramayya Ancha, Influence of Thermophysical Characteristics on Figure-of-merit in Turbulent Heat Transfer of Water and Ethylene Glycol Mixture based rGO/nanodiamond Hybrid Nanofluids” Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer,2022,  ,

Volume 30, Issue 3, 2023, pp. 1-32, DOI: 10.1615/JEnhHeatTransf.2022044391

  1. Ebsa, D.G., & Dibaba, W. T. Assessment of drinking water treatment and disinfection by-products. South African Journal of Chemical Engineering. 41, pp.85-92
  2. Dibaba, W. T., & Ebsa D.G. 2022. Identifying Erosion Hot Spot Areas and Evaluation of Best Management Practices in the Toba Watershed, Ethiopia. Water Conservation & Management, 6(1): 30-38.
  3. Abdulkerim, E., Fufa, F. & Takala, W. 2022. Identification of groundwater recharge site using geographical information system and remote sensing: case study of Sude district, Oromia, Ethiopia. Environ Earth Sci 81, 56.
  1. Dhakshnamoorthy; A. Kathirvel; S. Mohan Raj; Venkata Ramayya Ancha; Mulualem Abebe and Sudip Batabyal, Self-powered white light photodetector with Enhanced photo response using Camphor sulphonic acid treated CsPbBr3 Perovskite in carbon matrix, Materials Letters, 2023, 134250 Available online 20th March 2023 10.1016/j.matlet.2023.134250

  1. Yericho Berhanu, Abebe Nigussie, Abdo Aba Jifar, Milkyas Ahmed, Armaye Biresaw, Melkamu Mamuye, Amsalu Fite, Bayu Dume,Nitrous oxide and methane emissions from coffee agroforestry systems with different intensities of canopy closure, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 876, 2023, 162821, ISSN 0048-9697

Community Service projects

  1. Yasin Ahmed Waday, Ermias Girma Aklilu, Mohammed Seid Bultum, Venkata Ramayya Ancha, Dejene Beyene, “Isolation and Characterization of Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria from Coffee Plantation Soils and Its Influence on Maize Growth”, Applied and Environmental Soil Science, Vol. 2022, Article ID 5115875, 8 pages, 2022.
  1. Yasin Ahmed Waday, Ermias Girma Aklilu, Mohammed Seid Bultum, Venkata Ramayya Ancha, Optimization of soluble phosphate and IAA production using Response Surface Methodology and ANN approach, Heliyon,2022,e12224,ISSN 2405-8440, Volume 8, Issue 12, E12224, December 01, 2022

International Conference Presentations and proceedings

Ph. D students

  1. Tefera Mekonnen Azerefegna, Ramchandra Bhandari , Venkata Ramayya A., Optimal Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of Grid-connected PV power System for Industry Park under grid outages ,Volume 2: Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Applied Energy, Part 1, Sweden,2019, Paper ID: 51 , ISBN 978-91-985634-1-2

  1. Tefera Mekonnen Azerefegna, Ramchandra Bhandari, Venkata Ramayya A, Distribution system performance enhancement with the integration of renewable energy, Presented at Energy Engineering and Power Technology World forum Conference, June 13_15, 2022 in Rome, Italy
  1. Zerssa, G.W.; Koal, P.;Eichler-Löbermann, B , Oral presentation at the Global Symposium on Soils for Nutrition (GSOIL4N) organized by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations held on 26‒29 July 2022, Rome Italy                                                                                          
  1. Zerssa, G.W.; Koal, P.;Eichler-Löbermann, B . Poster presentation at the Tropentag 2022, as hybrid conference on September 14-16, 2022, Czech University of Life Science, Prague, Czech Republic
  1. Milion M. Afessa,Venkata Ramayya and Tiziano Faravelli, , Experimental and Non-isothermal Kinetic analysis on Pyrolysis of Agricultural Biomass Residues for Bio-fuel Application presented at Environmental Protection and Energy Conference, EPAE 2022, 9th December 2022, Silesian University of Technology, Poland


  1. Zerihun Asmelash, Investigation of waste water discharges from wet coffee processing plant (WCCP) by using aeration with Typha-latifolia plant tre atment process, Presented at 4th European Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management,, Rome, Italy August 2-5, 2021 (Virtual)

M.Sc Students

  1. Amanuel Tesfaye, Venkata Ramayya , Performance Analysis of Gravitational Water Vortex

          Turbine Using Openfoam, Presented at the 16th Conference on Sustainable Development of

          Energy, Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES, held in hybrid mode from October 10 –

         15, 2021 in Dubrovnik,Croatia

  1. Wuberest Bitew, Addisu Kidanemariam A. Venkata Ramayya, Balewgize Amare, ,Exergy

           Analysis of Solar-Geothermal Based Power Plant Integrated with Boiling and Reverse Osmosis

          Water Purification, Presented at the 16th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy,

          Water and Environment Systems – SDEWES, held in hybrid mode from October 10 – 15, 2021

          in Dubrovnik,Croatia , 

  1. Pacifique Koshikwinja Matabishi, Million Merid, Ebise Getacho, Venkata Ramayya,

          Comparative assessment of fast determination methods of lignocellulosic composition of

         biomass. A case of cassava peels, Presented at 8th Environmental Protection & Energy

        Conference (EPAE 2021) Silesian University of Technology, Poland, 10th December 2021,

        Contemporary Problems Of Power Engineering And Environmental Protection 2021,pp129-

        138, ISBN978-83-964116-1-7

  1. Pacifique Koshikwinja Matabishi, Million Merid, Ebise Getacho, Venkata Ramayya, Cassava peels pyrolysis kinetics, thermodynamics and prediction of bio-oil yield, Presented at 8th Environmental Protection & Energy Conference (EPAE 2021) Silesian University of Technology, Poland, 10th December 2021, Contemporary Problems Of Power Engineering And Environmental Protection 2021, pp 139-150, ISBN 978-83-964116-1-7-
  2. Yohannes Alemu, presented at Modeling and Simulation of Energy and Exergy Analysis of closed Brayton cycle Combined with organic Rankine cycles for Parabolic Trough Solar Power Plant.” Presented at Environmental Protection and Energy Conference, EPAE 2022, 9th December 2022, Silesian University of Technology, Poland

Research Projects

  1. Jemal Beshir Belay, Venkata Ramayya Ancha, Nigus Gabbiye Habtu,. Kinetic Study of the Anaerobic Digestion of Cladodes of Cactus (Opuntia Ficus Indica), Presented at 8th Environmental Protection & Energy Conference (EPAE 2021) Silesian University of Technology, Poland, 10th December 2021, Contemporary Problems Of Power Engineering And Environmental Protection 2021, pp 177-184, ISBN 978-83-964116-1-7

  1. Jemal Beshir Belay, Venkata Ramayya Ancha, Nigus Gabbiye Habtu,. Techno-economic analysis of the Biogas Production from Anaerobic Digestion of Cladodes of Cactus (Opuntia Ficus Indica ) 4th-6th November Accepted for EAI-ICAST 2022 Proceedings (Springer) in press
  1. Esayas Alemayehu, GERD: Implications of freshwater crisis and affordable technologies

            27th October 2021, GERD/Nile International Symposium

National Peer Reviewed Journals

Ph. D students

  1. WT Dibaba, TA Demissie, K Miegel, Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Climate   Change in Agricultural Catchment: The Case of Fincha, North western Ethiopia, Ethiopian Journal of Crop Science 8 (2), 2020

Under Review

SoE Category Submitted Status
3 Ph D Students 3 Under review
4 Postdoc 2 Under review
5 M.Sc Students 4 Under review
1 Research Projects 5 Under review
Research Focus group seed funding 1 Under review
Total 15