Dr. Tadelech A. Keyeta is an experimental physicist specializing in Laser Spectroscopy. She received her PhD in Physics, Laser Spectroscopy, in 2011, MSc in Quantum Optics in 2003, and BSc in Physics in 2000 all from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

Served as physics professor since 2004 teaching undergraduate and graduate physics courses. In addition to teaching, she served at different academic leadership positions and co-curricular activities such as summer and extension coordination, Ethiopian Physical Society Executive Committee, Graduate Academic Committee, Department Academic Committee, etc.

She conducted researches and published research papers in journals on the applications of spectroscopy. Wrote books in modular form for physics courses such as Electricity and Magnetism (Phys 202); Quantum Mechanics (Phys 342); and Laser Physics (Phys 471).

As a model female scientist, she received various academic honors and rewards including Faculty for the Future Fellowship Award in 2015/16 and 2016/17; Addis Ababa University Academic Achievement Award in 2014; Women in Success National Award 2014; Best Instructor of the Year Award in 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 from Students Council of the Natural Science College of Addis Ababa University; etc.

In 2015/2016 she has been working on her postdoctoral research in Canada at the University of Alberta, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Since September 1, 2016 she continued to work on similar research at North Carolina A &T University, USA. Her research interest mainly focuses in the area of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy and its application in the detection of heavy metal contaminants in the environment, soil, and food products.