Los Alamos National Lab Awards Ethiopian Scientist
Addis Ababa, February 04, 2002 (WIC)- Ethiopian Scientist, Dr.Gidey Woldegebriel has been named 2001, Lab Fellows Prize winner, along with two other scientists.
Dr. Gidey has reportedly contributed to the understanding of early hominid evolution in East Africa. His work pushed back the origins of early hominids to greater than 5.2 million years, one million years earlier than the oldest previously discovered hominids.
Dr. Gidey earned a doctoral degree in Geology, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He also has a Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Geology from the Addis Ababa University.
The three winners will be honored at a Fellows Prize Colloquium on Feb. 4 each to receive a $3,000 check and a certificate.
The Fellow's Prize recognizes high-quality published research in science and engineering having a significant impact on a particular field or discipline.
Dr. Gidey’s research interests include volcano tectonic processes during rift evolution, paleoseismic and natural hazard studies and geo-chemical, mineralogical, and geo-chronological studies of altered rocks from high and low temperatures in various geologic settings.