Fasil Abebe

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Fasil Abebe

Bachelor's Institution: Addis Ababa University
Bachelor's Year: 2000
Master's Institution: Addis Ababa University
Master's Year: 2004
Ph.D. Institution: Western Michigan University
Ph.D. Year: 2012
Postdoc Institution: WPI
Postdoc Years: 2012–2013
Current Employer: Morgan State University

Fasil Abebe is a postdoctoral researcher from the Burdette group. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2012 from Western Michigan University where he worked on fluorescent chemosensors under the guidance of Professor Ekkehard Sinn. In 2012, he moved to WPI to join the Burdette group and work on photocaged complexes.



5. Mahmoud A. Abdalrahman, Fasil Abebe, Jon Briggs, W. Scott Kassel, Shawn C. Burdette, W. Rudolph Seitz & Roy P. Planalp. J. Coord. Chem. 2017, 70, 1123–1136. A bifunctional 2,2′:6′,2″-terpyridine-based ligand for ratiometric Cu(II) sensing.

4. A. J. Weerasinghe, F.A. Abebe, A. Venter and E. Sinn. Tetrahedron. 2012, accepted. Rhodamine based turn-on sensors for Cr3+ and Ni2+: detecting CN- via the metal displacement approach of sensor-Cr3+ complex.

3. F. A. Abebe, C. S. Eribal, G. Ramakrishna and E. A. Sinn. Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 5648-5651. “Turn-on” fluorescent sensor for the selective detection of Cobalt and Nickel ions in aqueous media.

2. A. J. Weerasinghe, , F. A. Abebe and E.Sinn. Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 5554-5558. Rhodamine based turn-on dual sensor for Fe3+ and Cu2+.

1. F. A. Abebe and E. Sinn. Tetrahedron Lett. 2011, 52, 5234-5237. Fluorescein-based fluorescent and colorimetric chemosensors for Copper in aqueous media.