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DIRECTORATE OF RESEARCH and KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

Faculty Research

http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/images/staff/AC0511.JPGName:  Dr. Joyce Omwoha
Faculty:  Social Sciences and Technology
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Dr. Joyce Omwoha of the Department of Journalism & Media Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology has received a research award from African Peacekeeping Network (APN -Individual Research Grant).  Dr. Joyce Omwoha will be carrying out a project entitled “From Street Sentiments to Online Sentiments:  Negotiating Peace through Social Media Activism in Kenya”.  This research project is expected to provide a wider picture of the present peoples’ participation in promoting good governance strategies and identifies ways in which such participation can be inclusive.


 

http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/images/staff/AC0511.JPGName:  Dr. George D. O. Okwadha
Faculty:  Engineering Sciences & Technology
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Dr. Okwadha of the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Technology has received a titular research fellowship award from The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).  Dr. Okwadha will be carrying out a project entitled “Development of Sustainable Materials for Concrete Production”.  This research projectwill be a determination of pozzolanic activities of leguminous crop plants to be used as partial replacement of cement in concrete manufacture.




http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/images/staff/AC0511.JPGName:  Dr. Austin Ochieng Aluoch
Faculty:  Applied Sciences & Technology
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Dr. Ochieng of the Department of Chemical Science & Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology has received a research award from U. S. Department of State Chemical Security Program (CSP).  Dr. Ochieng’s project is entitled “Chemical Security Improvement”.  This research project is aimed at raising awareness about chemical security, and is intended to develop cooperative international programs that promote the secure and responsible use of hazardous chemicals that are risks for accidental or intentional misuse.


 

http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/images/staff/AC0511.JPGName:  Dr. Geoffrey Otieno
Faculty:  Applied Sciences & Technology
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Dr. Otieno of the Department of Chemical Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology has received research award from U.S. State Department of Chemical Security Programme to conduct a training on “Chemical Inventory Management Systems for Laboratory Technicians”.


 

http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/images/staff/AC0511.JPGName:  Prof. Gordon Okumu Wayumba
Faculty:  Engineering Sciences & Technology
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Prof. Wayumba of the Department of Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences & Technology has received research award from European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research Programme.  Prof. Wayumba will be carrying out a project entitled “Testing the use of Geospatial Technologies on Innovations for Land Tenure Security in East Africa”.  Prof. Wayumba will utilize new innovative geospatial tools to provide accurate and high-spatial resolution maps for the region. The project will also support training of undergraduate students through field attachments, and Postgraduate Masters and Doctoral students at both local and overseas universities.


 dr noseName: Dr. Holiness Nose
Faculty: Aplied Science & Technology
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Dr. Holiness Nose of the Department of Chemical Science and Technology,  Faculty of Applied Science & Technology has received a research award from Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). Dr. Nose will be carrying a project entitled "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Biological Active Substances from Kenyan Marine Algae". She has been invited by the Friedrich-Alexander-Universisat in Germany and the German Research Foundation (TWAS-DFG) programme.

Dr. Nose will be studying G-Protein coupled receptors and their peptide hormone agonists.