• Education
    • Ph.D. Student: in the field of Geosciences, Geology Department, UAEU (August 2109 – Present)
    • Master of Engineering in Earth Resources Engineering (2016-2018) from Kyushu University (Japan).
    • Master Thesis: 3-D Resistivity Imaging in High-Enthalpy Geothermal Systems Using Magnetotelluric Method: (A case study from Aluto-Langano geothermal field, Ethiopia)
    • Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from the University of Gondar graduated in 2008 (Ethiopia).
  • Publications
    • Articles and conference papers
  • Cherkose, B.A. and H. Saibi (2021) Investigation of the Ayrobera geothermal field using 3D magnetotelluric data inversion, Afar depression, NE Ethiopia. Geothermics. [Accepted]
  • Uwiduhaye, J. D., Sakindi, G., Saibi, H., & Cherkose, B. A. (2021). Subsurface geoelectrical structure from 3-D inversion of magnetotelluric data of Gisenyi geothermal field, western part of Rwanda. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 186.
  • Samrock, F., Grayver, A. V., Cherkose, B., Kuvshinov, A., & Saar, M. O. (2020). Aluto-Langano Geothermal Field, Ethiopia: Complete Image of Underlying Magmatic- Hydrothermal System Revealed by Revised Interpretation of Magnetotelluric Data Aluto-Langano Geothermal Field, Ethiopia: Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2020 Reykjavik, Iceland, 1983(April), 1–8.
  • Cherkose, B.A and H. Mizunaga. (2018). Resistivity imaging of Aluto-Langano geothermal field using 3-D magnetotelluric inversion., Journal of African Earth Sciences, 139, 307-318.
  • Cherkose, B.A, H. Mizunaga and F. Samrock. (2018). Imaging Resistivity Structures of High-Enthalpy Geothermal Systems Using Magnetotelluric Method: A case study of Aluto-Langano geothermal field in Ethiopia., Proceedings, 7th African Rift Geothermal Conference Kigali, Rwanda 31st October – 2nd November 2018.
  • F. Samrock, A.V. Grayver, H. Eysteinsson, Cherkose, B.A, A. Kuvshinov, M. O. Saar. (2018). Magnetotelluric images of transcrustal magmatic systems beneath Aluto and Tulu Moye., RiftVolc

  • Conference.
  1. Cherkose, B.A and Hakim Saibi (2020), Three-dimensional Magnetotelluric imaging of Ayrobera geothermal field, Afar Depression, NE Ethiopia, Conference: UAEU Annual Research and Innovation Conference, 4-5 February 2020, UAE
  2. Cherkose, B.A and H. Mizunaga. (2017). 3-D magnetotelluric data inversion to map geothermal structures in Aluto-Langano geothermal field, Ethiopia, Proceedings, International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology (CINEST) 2017, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  3. Cherkose, B.A and H. Mizunaga. (2016). Magnetotelluric Investigation in Aluto-Langano geothermal field, Ethiopia, Proceedings, International Symposium on Earth Science and Technology (CINEST) 2016, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.


    • JICA program for Human Resource Development in the mining sector (KIZUNA program), Spring programs twice for 15 days (2016 and 2017) issued April 16, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.
    • Internship Program at West Japan Engineering Consultants. Inc. (02 to 14 of April, 2018) in Fukuoka, Japan.
    • Research Student at Kyushu university for 6 months (October, 2015 – March, 2016) in Exploration Geophysics laboratory (Japan).
    • Mineral Exploration training for 46 days in 2013 at Chengdu University of Technology (China).
    • short course in Applied Geosciences at the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) for one month, 2011.
  • Computer programming
    • Python (2.7 & 3), Fortran90 (Intermediate Level), C (Beginners level)
  • Geo-processing and Geophysical software:
    • Geosoft, ModEM, GMT, MTpy, Resist, WinGlink, IPI2WIN, Global mapper, ArcGIS, QGIS, MapInfo, Res2Dinv, MATLAB.
  • Work Experience
  1. United Arab Emirates University
    • Research assistance
    • From 18th, August, 2019 – Now
  2. Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE)
    • Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Exploration Geophysicist (Oct. 2011 – Sep.2015 and April,2018 – Aug.,2019)
    • Exploration Geophysicist (Mineral and geothermal exploration)


From 1st February, 2009 to 25th October, 2011.

Junior Geophysicist (groundwater exploration)

  • Employment Records
  • MT Survey in Al Ain City for groundwater investigation, March – April, 2020.
  • MT and TEM data acquisition in Abaya geothermal field in Southern Regional State within the Ethiopian Rift from 30th, January to 25th, February. (This project is a collaboration between Reykjavik Geothermal (RG) and the Geological Survey of Ethiopia.)
  • VES, 2D resistivity imaging and Magnetic surveying for Geotrust P.L.C in Tigray regional state for the exploration of Quartz 2014.
  • VES and Gravity surveying for coal exploration for Halale-Werabesa project in Oromia and Southern Regional states 2014.
  • Radiometric Survey for Environmental study in Jielay area in Benishangul Regional state for MIDROC Gold Company 2014.
  • Magnetic surveying for buried treasure exploration in Amhara Regional state, Merawi town, 2012.
  • Conduct Induced Polarization (IP), Resistivity, and Magnetics in Benishangul regional state in the Korka kebele for the Exploration of Gold and Chromaite in 2012.
  • Carryout Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) survey using the Schlumberger Array in Chida locality, Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Regional State (SNNPRS) in 2012 for kripto mining and chemicals Company for coal exploration.
  • Detailed ground water investigation and monitoring in Tana and Beles Sub-basin in 2011(Amhara and Benishangul regional states)
  • Geophysical survey for the selection of proper bore hole sites in ten (10) pocket areas of Addis Ababa 2011
  • Conduct Geophysical investigation (VES) in shinele, Somalia regional state for groundwater study in 2010.
  • Carry out Geophysical survey for the selection of proper borehole sites for Dukem Textile Factory PLC, Dukem, 2010
  • Conduct Geophysical Investigation (Magneto-Telluric, VES, Magnetic) for proper borehole site selection in Addis Ababa and surrounding areas 2009/2010.
%d bloggers like this: