Eritrean Scientist Soars Internationally

Eritrean Scientist Soars Internationally

By Thomas C. Mountain

Dr. Habte-Michael Habtetzion, Assistant Professor in the Aquaculture Department of Kentucky State University (one of the Top 4 in the USA in aquaculture) and the only Eritrean to win the Chinese Outstanding International Student Award has published an important overview of the situation regarding Aquaculture in Eritrea entitled “Sustainable Aquaculture Development and its Role in Food Security and Economic Growth in Eritrea: Trends and Prospects” (published in Open access)

Still completing his first year at KSU, Dr. Habte-Michael has published 44 papers in scientific journals and is a Reviewer for 12 international science journals including such prestigious internationally recognized publications as Nature and Elsevier as well being an Editorial Board Member for EC Nutrition in the U.K.

Dr. Habte-Michael has contributed 4 chapters (towards a total of 26) along with colleagues from the USA, Europe and Asia, to a just completed textbook on Animal Nutrition to be published in Elsevier at Science Direct.

Dr. Habte-Michael, who was the senior Eritrean Scientist at the massive SeaWaterFarm aquaculture project in Massawa, Eritrea (until its closure) still dreams of one day, when conditions are right, of returning to his motherland to help restart the aquaculture industry. Until then, he continues to soar internationally as aquacultures brilliant young Eritrean scientist.

Thomas C. Mountain is an independent journalist in Eritrea, living and reporting from here since 2006. See thomascmountain on Facebook or best contact him at thomascmountain at g mail dot com