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Wanyika Harrison Njuma

Department of Chemistry
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology


Academic/Work Experience BSc (2003); MSc (2008); PhD (2012); Graduate assistant (2004); Assistant lecturer (2009); Lecturer (2012)  

Research Interest

anotechnology: Development of Delivery Systems for Agrochemicals, Nanosensors for detection of pesticide residues and environmental pollutants, Application of nanotechnologies in: energy production; biofuels, fuel cells, solar cells etc and water purification. Industrial and Analytical Chemistry: Development of novel formulations for various industrial products, such as biopesticides, biofertilizers, paints, body care products, hair care products etc; incorporating locally available materials. Development of rapid and cheap analytical methods for quality control of industrial products


  • H. N. Wanyika, P G Kareru, L M Gitu, E. G. Gatebe and B. N. Muyemba. Quantification of Albendazole in Dewormer Formulations in the Kenyan market. Adv. Appl. Sci. Res. 2(2): 9 – 13 (2011).

  • Harrison Wanyika, Erastus Gatebe, Paul Kioni, Zhiyong Tang and Yan Gao. Synthesis and characterization of ordered Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with tunable physical properties by varying molar composition of the reagents. Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 5(21): 2402-2410 (2011).

  • Harrison Wanyika, Erastus Gatebe, Paul Kioni, Zhiyong Tang and Yan Gao. Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Carrier for Urea: Potential Applications in Agrochemical delivery systems. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 12, 2221 – 2228 (2012).

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