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Robert Kinyua

Associate Professor
Department of Physics
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya

Biography

Educational background 1996 – 2000: Doctor of Philosophy – High Energy Physics (Osaka University – Japan) Thesis Title “New Physics signals at the Next Linear Collider” 1990 – 1993: Master of Science (Physics) - University of Nairobi, Kenya. Thesis title “Cosmic Accelerators” 1987 – 2000: Bachelor of Science (Physics Major) – University of Nairobi RESPONSIBILITIES & EMPLOYMENT RECORD Currently: Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, & Director of the Institute of Energy & Environmental Technology, JKUAT. 2009 – 2013 : Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics 2004 – to date : Member of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology Senate. 2010 – To date Director, Institute of Energy & Environmental Technology, JKUAT. June 2004-2009: Chairman, department of Physics (JKUAT) Various times: Acting Director, Board of Postgraduate Studies (BPS), JKUAT. Various times: Acting Director, Alternative Degree Programmes (ADP), JKUAT. 2000- 2004: Examinations Officer Department of Physics, JKUAT 1996- 2009 : Lecturer, department of Physics (JKUAT) 16th April 1993-1996: Assistant Lecturer, department of Physics (JKUAT) Seminar Coordinator, Department of Physics (JKUAT) Jan.1993-June 1993 Graduate Assistant, Department of Physics (Univ. of Nairobi) Sept. 1990-1992 Laboratory demonstrator, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Nairobi

Research Interest

Fundamental/High Energy Physics Radiation Physics – Protection and dosimetry Renewable energy.

Publications

  • Paul Njogu, Robert Kinyua, Purity Muthoni, Yusuyuki Nemoto. (2015). Thermal Gasification of Rice Husks from Rice Growing Areas in Mwea, Embu County, Kenya. Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol 6, 113-119.

  • Ephantus Mugo, Robert Kinyua, Paul Njogu. 2015. An Analysis of Solid Waste Generation and Characterization in Thika Municipality of Kiambu County, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B Vol 4, 210-215.

  • Churchill Otieno Saoke, Joseph Ngugi Kamau, Robert Kinyua, Yoshifumi Nishizawa, Izumi Ushiyama. Power Performance of an Inversely Tapered Wind Rotor and its Air Flow Visualization Analysis Using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV). American Journal of Physics and Applications. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2015, pp. 6-14.

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