An international Organisation, AD Scientific Index ranked the National University of Lesotho’s Professor Heilemichael Alemu the best scientist in Lesotho! Prof. Alemu is not just leading in Physical Sciences, but in all sciences including Applied Sciences, Social and Human Sciences, etc. In addition of ranking universities all over the world, AD Scientific Index ranks individual scientists in their University, Country, Region and the World.
Prof. Alemu has been a scholar in Ethiopia, Germany, United Kingdom and Austria. In 1998, he decided to settle in Lesotho where he continued to pursue his research in Electrochemistry, Electroanalytical Chemistry, and Material Science to this day at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology. “I came to Lesotho in September, 1998, a month before the political upheavals,” Prof. Alemu said.
The link below shows how Prof. Alemu was ranked, according to the index: https://www.adscientificindex.com/?country_code=ls
His research interests are mainly in the areas of Physical Electrochemistry in the studies of thermodynamic properties of ions and electrons in between two immiscible electrolyte solutions (liquid/liquid electrochemistry), Electrocatalysis of amorphous metals for hydrogen evolution reactions, Electroanalytical Chemistry, Material Science (synthesis, characterization and applications of nano-materials), and Antioxidant Properties/Capacities of Medicinal Plants.
Prof. Alemu emphasized the importance of research adding that the transfer of ions through phase boundaries is common in many natural and man-made systems and all these can be done and improved only when the system is known and understood better. Such knowledge can only be acquired through studying.
Prof. Alemu thanks NUL and takes pride in training and teaching many students at the University for the past 23 years. He also introduced Master’s program in Chemistry and a highly successful Chemical Technology program here at NUL.