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researcher , chemical ecologist

Ahmed Hassanali, Tanzanian chemical ecologist, researcher. Achievements include research in chemical communication systems of desert locust, tsetse flies, ticks, mosquitoes, stemborers, etc; discovery of a series of novel tools for controlling locusts, tsetse, ticks, mosquitoes, stemborers, etc; 7 patents for controlling some insects. Fellow: African Academy of Sciences.

Background

Hassanali, Ahmed was born on December 12, 1941 in Wete, Zanzibar, Tanzania. Son of Hassanali Mohamed and Rubab Alarakhia.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Adelaide, South Australia, 1964. Bachelor of Science with honors, University Adelaide, South Australia, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nottingham, England, 1969.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Kenyatta University, 2004.

Career

Lecturer department of chemistry University Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 1969—1971, senior lecturer department of chemistry Tanzania, 1972—1974. Royal Society fellow School of Molecular Sciences, University Sussex, 1974—1975. From associate professor to full professor of chemistry University Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, 1976—1985.

Senior research scientist chemistry and bioassay research unit International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya, 1981—1983, head chemistry and biochemistry research unit Kenya, 1983—1988, principal research scientist and head chemistry and biochemistry research unit Kenya, 1989—1995, deputy director general Kenya, 1995—1997, principal research scientist and head of behavioural and chemical ecology department Kenya, 1996—2006. Professor chemistry Kenyatta University, since 2008. Visiting scientist, 2007—2009.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in chemical communication systems of desert locust, tsetse flies, ticks, mosquitoes, stemborers, etc. Discovery of a series of novel tools for controlling locusts, tsetse, ticks, mosquitoes, stemborers, etc. 7 patents for controlling some insects.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 200 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow: African Academy of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading sufi poetry, philosophy.

Connections

Married Zainab Hassanali, August 9, 1968. Children: Rumina, Raabia, Ali.

father:
Hassanali Mohamed

mother:
Rubab Alarakhia

spouse:
Zainab Hassanali

child:
Rumina Hassanali

child:
Raabia Hassanali

child:
Ali Hassanali