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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: Applied Sciences & Technology
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Dr. Holiness Nose, a Lecturer in the TU-K Department of Chemistry has received a research award from the Third World Academy of Sciences(TWAS) for research on the "Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Biologically active substances from Kenyan Marine Algae". This project is expected to provide significant information on marine conservation and natural ecological systems conservation efforts in Kenya. Dr. Nose will be studying G-Protein coupled receptors and their peptide agonists under a program supported by the Friedrich-Alexander-Universisat in Germany and the German Research Foundation (TWAS-DFG) programme

 


Name: Mrs. Janet Malla
Faculty: Applied Sciences & Technology
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Mrs. Janet Malla  a Lecturer in the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, is a 2017 recipient of the Kenya National Research Fund (NRF) Postgraduate Research Award. Mrs Malla is registered as a Ph.D. student at Kenyatta University and will be carrying out an inter-University and industry collaborative project between The Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi County Social Services and Kenyatta University. The project is entitled "Effect of Moringa oleifera consumption on Protein and Vitamin A status of children with Cerebral Palsy in Nairobi County". This three year project will be a randomized controlled trial aimed at addressing the nutritional appropriateness of local foods in the prevention and management of malnutrition in children, with a focus on those affected by cerebral palsy.


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Name: Mr. Edison Omollo Oduor
Faculty: Social Sciences & Technology
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Mr. Omollo of the Department of Fashion and Textile Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology was awarded a National Commission for Science, Technology Innovation research grant. Mr. Omollo will be carrying out a project entitled ‘’Impact of Environmental Conditions on Silk Fiber and Fabrics produced by Eri Silkworm (Philosamia ricini) reared on Castor (Ricinus communis)/Cassava (Manihot esculenta) Plant in Semi-dry land (Makueni) and Wet Climate (Nairobi)’’. This project is aimed at promoting Eri Silk production in Kenya by providing information on the cocoon, silk filament and silk fabric quality produced under different environmental conditions using different host plants.