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About Me

My Story

I am Tesfahiwet Yemane, a driven and motivated DPhil student at the University of Oxford, Department of Earth Sciences. I am currently working under the supervision of Mike Kendall and Jon Blundy. My area of research is focused on Deep Learning for seismic phase picking, Geothermal resources and critical minerals exploration in Alid Volcano and tectonics of the East African Rift System, particularly Eritrea. From a young age, I knew I was passionate about science, and I decided to pursue a degree in Geology from the Department of Earth Sciences at the Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT). My time at EIT was a transformative experience, and I gained the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in Earth Sciences

My research interests are centred on the exploration of geothermal resources, critical minerals, and tectonics of the East African Rift System using advanced techniques (e.g. Deep Learning). By leveraging the power of seismic waves, I hope to better understand the Earth’s structure and how it can be utilized to drive sustainable development. Outside of my studies, I enjoy engaging in various extracurricular activities that help me develop a well-rounded personality. I enjoy reading books, blogging and travelling to new places.

In summary, my life’s work is centred on exploring the mysteries of the Earth through science, research, and academia. I am proud to be a part of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford and look forward to making a significant contribution to the field through my work. The Department of Earth Sciences provided me with unparalleled resources and opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research, and I feel privileged to be part of such a prestigious Department.

I am driven by values

I are driven by the issue of sustainable development and other core values.

Environmental Protection

“Protecting the environment is not a choice, but our collective responsibility for a sustainable future.”

Innovation and Creativity

“Innovation and creativity are the driving forces that push the boundaries of science and bring about new solutions to the world’s challenges.”


“Collaboration is the key to success – bringing diverse perspectives and expertise together to achieve common goals.”

Make it clean

More to come

Make it clean

More to come

Make it clean

More to come

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