Dr. Ephraim Senbetta will be transferring from his responsibility for quality management and sustainability for MAPEI’s North American operations to supporting the company’s activities in Ethiopia and teaching as a Fulbright Scholar at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Dr. Senbetta will remain with MAPEI, working directly for the company’s global headquarters initially on a part-time basis while teaching at Addis Ababa University.

Dr. Senbetta has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to teach and do research at Ethiopia’s Addis Ababa University for the 2011-2012 academic year. The course he will be teaching is titled “Behavior and Properties of Concrete,” the subject of his Ph.D. work. He believes that this prestigious scholarship offers him an important opportunity to give back to the country where he was born and raised.

MAPEI is involved in multi-billion-dollar hydroelectric dam projects in Ethiopia, which Dr. Senbetta will help to support.