PortraitTakele Seda
Associate Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225

Tel: (360) 650-3838 (office)
       (360) 650-3560 (lab)
Fax: (360) 650-6505
e-mail: sedat@physics.wwu.edu

Office: CF 375
Lab: CF 011


B.Sc., Asmara University, Eritrea, 1988
M.Sc., Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 1994
Ph.D., University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, 2001

Awards and fellowships
DAAD student research fellow, University of Duisburg, Germany, 1994/95
Signal Analysis study, University of Tromso, Norway, 1995/96
Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa 2001/2002
Visiting research professor at IRM, University of Minnesota, Summer 2003
Research Corporation (Cottrell college of science) award, 2004-2205

Research interest
My research interest is on the magnetic and electronic properties of iron-bearing materials, particularly nanophase iron oxides and hydroxides with implications to environmental magnetism. Current research is focused on chemical synthesis and characterization of nanophase ferrihydrites and mechanochemical reaction of metal/metal-oxides with hematite-Fe2O3 using ball milling.