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Wangai John Kimari

University of Nairobi


WANGAI JOHN KIMARI is a professor of Geology at university of Nairobi

Research Interest

• Laser applications in atomic and molecular spectroscopy: Laser cooling, trapping and manipulation of atoms and molecules (Bose-Einstein and Fermionic condensation phenomena) and Quark-Gluon interactions. • Laser applications in environmental monitoring: Transport and deposition of air pollutants, green house gases, ambient water vapor and variations atmospheric pressure and temperature. • Non-intrusive laser applications in medicine and biological specimens using diode laser based optical tweezers especially on Disease diagnostics and DNA characterization. • Practical applications of microcomputers in electronics systems: Instrument control under the LABVIEWTM and MATLAB™ platforms, Robotics • Software development under Windows® development environment: Web site design, development and maintenanc


  • March-June, 2002: “Doppler free saturation spectroscopy of the Rubidium”: Lirungu J.A.G. (4th year undergraduate). The objective was to find the natural line width of the 1st excited state of Rubidium around 780nm as defined by Heisenberg Uncertainty principle

  • K. A., K, A.O M, R. N. G, J. K. W. 2004. Development of a tuneable diode laser absorption spectrometer for NO2 measurements.

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