The Role of IPICS in Enhancing Research on the Synthesis and Characterization of Conducting Polymers at Addis Ababa University

  • Wendimagegn Mammo


Research in the area of conjugated polymers at Addis Ababa University (AAU) began in the early 1990s through grants obtained from the International Program in the Physical Sciences (IPPS), the physics wing of the International Science Programs (ISP). Since then, the continued support from ISP allowed for building research capacity and the training of scores of MSc and PhD candidates at the Departments of Chemistry and Physics of AAU. The program on the synthesis of conjugated polymers was launched in 1995. Since 2003, the activities of the synthesis group were supported by a research grant from the Internal Program in the Chemical Sciences (IPICS), the chemistry wing of ISP. This paper highlights the impact of sustained support by IPICS on research and postgraduate training in the synthesis and characterization of conducting polymers at AAU, Ethiopia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryAddis Ababa UniversityArat KiloEthiopia

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