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David Kinuthia Karuiki

Professor
Chemistry
University of Nairobi
Kenya

Biography

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, University of Nairobi anddo hold a PhD degree in Chemistry. I have taught both undergraduate and postgraduate classes in the Department of Chemistry, other Departments and Schools in the University for the last 24 years. I have successfully supervised 40 fourth year projects, and seventeen postgraduate project students (five PhD and twelve MSc students). Currently, I am supervising seven postgraduate students comprising of one Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, two Master of Science in Environmental Chemistry and four Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry. I have authored/co-authored twenty five papers in peer reviewed journals, several reports and monograms, a teaching module for First year Inorganic Chemistry and filed two patent rights. I have examined thirteen Master of Science, three PhD Chemistry theses and have been a member of several Examination Boards. I am the Inorganic Chemistry Section Head, Chemistry Evening Program Committee Chairman , and Chemistry Coordinator, Open & Distance Learning Program. I am an external examiner for inorganic/industrial chemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT). I am a registered Lead Expert with National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) and have been Chairman of Kenya Bureau of Standards Technical Committee on Water Treatment. I have carried out several successful consultancies particularly in the water sector as well as air quality both for private enterprises and the Government of Kenya.

Research Interest

Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

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