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Dr. Githiri John Gitonga

Department of Physics
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology


Educational Background  Doctor of Philosophy, (physics), Applied Geophysics specialization. Jomo-Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2009.  Master of Science, (physics), Geophysics specialization, Kenyatta University, 1999.  Bachelor of Education Science, Physics (major)/ Mathematics (minor), Kenyatta University, 2nd class Hons (upper-division), 1994.  Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education, Subjects: -Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & General paper, Thika High School, 3 Principal passes & 1 subsidiary pass, 1989.  Kenya Certificate of Education (O-Level), Nyeri Technical Secondary School, Division I, 1987.  Certificate of Primary Education (C.P.E). Heshima Road Primary School Nairobi, 30 points, 1983. Academic / Teaching Experience 1.) Jomo-Kenyatta University of Agriculture, Science & Technology.  Head of Physics Department (Jan 2014- present)  Senior Lecturer, Physics Dept (Nov 2013- present).  Lecturer, Physics Dept, (Nov 2009- Nov 2013).  Tutorial Fellow, Physics Dept (Nov 2003- Nov 2009).  Departmental Examination Coordinator 2013.  Departmental seminar coordinator 2010-2013.  Postgraduate student advisor 2010-2013.  Member of departmental board of post-graduate (DBPS) committee 2010-2013.  Member of University’s joint management committee on collaborations.

Research Interest

Establishment of absolute gravity stations referenced to IGSN 71 datum levels at county levels


  • Githiri, J.G., Gravity and Magnetic survey of the greater Magadi area, Kenya. PhD Thesis abstract Geophysics; May-June, Vol. 75(3); p. z47-z49

  • Githiri, J.G., Stangl, R.L., Waithaka, J.W., and Okumu, J.: Gravity survey of Lake Magadi area. East African Journal of physical sciences, Vol. 6(1), 2005. p. 89-100.

  • Githiri, J.G., Stangl, R.L., Waithaka, J.W., and Dindi, E.W.: Ground magnetic Survey of Magadi geothermal field. East African Journal of physical sciences, Vol. 5(2), 2004. P.69-80.

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