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  • Message from Dr. Simba G. Nyamato

    The Department of Physical Sciences is one of the four Departments in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences. Chemistry and Physics can be regarded as central sciences and are fundamental subjects in the first year of many programs of study. The Department is committed to excellence in education and research. To this end, the Department of Physical Sciences has attracted qualified and dedicated faculty who ensure that students emerge with a rich university experience, transformative knowledge, and, therefore, an excellent degree in Chemistry or Physics with their names.
    The areas of specialization within the Department of Physical Sciences include:
    •    Renewable energy
    •    Material Science
    •    Natural Products Chemistry
    •    Physical Chemistry
    •    Analytical Chemistry
    •    Environmental Chemistry
    •    Inorganic chemistry
    The Department of Physical Sciences offers four-year undergraduate courses leading to a focused Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Physics, and a general Bachelor of Science degree with possible combinations of Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Geography, Botany, and Zoology. The postgraduate programs offered by the Department of Physical Sciences include the Master of Science in Chemistry, Master of Science in Physics, Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D. in Chemistry, and Ph.D. in Physics.
    The Department of Physical Sciences boasts adequately equipped laboratories with skilled and dedicated staff. Through a practical-based approach to learning, we ensure the students acquire hands-on experience; relevant to their fields. Further, we cultivate an environment that rewards innovation, determination, and hard work. In this regard, the Department enrols outstanding undergraduate students on MSc. scholarships from the University. This initiative promotes competitive academic excellence besides aiding in capacity building. Besides classroom exposure, the Department has a vibrant chemistry club where students are allowed to have fun with chemistry, carry out research projects, and meet experts in their thematic areas while achieving academic excellence.

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  • Latest Publications from the Department

    • Wekesa A. K; Nyamato, S. G; Kowenje, C; Ojwach, S. O. Coordination behavior and binding properties of 2,6-pyridinedimethanol with Cu(II), Zn(II), and Cd(II) cations. Inorganica Chimica Acta, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ica.2022.121042
    • Nyamato, S. G; Wambugu, K; Kiratu, J; Ojwach, S. O. Liquid-liquid extraction of copper(II), zinc(II), cadmium(II), and lead(II) from aqueous solution and sewage effluent using       phenoxy-amino      ligands.      Water      Science      &     Technology,      2022. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2022.164
    • Wambugu, K;  Nyamato,  S.  G;  Ogunah,  J;  Ojwach,  S.  O.  Phenoxy-imino  ligands: coordination chemistry and binding properties with copper(II) cations. Journal of Coordination Chemistry, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/00958972.2021.2015581
    • Mokaya, T. K; Omosa, L. K; Ogunah, J; Nyamato, S. G. Isolation and Characterization of Secondary Metabolites from Cola minor Stem Extracts. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research, 2021. http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v5i4.5
    • Munyao, O. M., Thiong’o, J. K., Muthengia, J. W., Mutitu, D. K., Mwirichia, R., Muriithi, G. and Marangu, J. M. (2020) Study on the Effect of Thiobacillus intermedius Bacteria on the Physico-Mechanical Properties of Mortars of Ordinary Portland Cement, Heliyon, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2020, e03232 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2020.e03232
    • Kugeria, P. M., Mwangi, I. W., Muthengia, J. W. and Njoroge, P. W. (2019) Monitoring the Extraction of Copper from Chicken Dung Leachate Using an Aluminium Electrode as Indicator, Heliyon, 5 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02921
    • Ali H. Wako. (2019). Survey on Nanotechnology. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (ijasre), 5(7), 46–50. http://doi.org/10.31695/IJASRE.2019.33298
    • Jayamani, A; Nyamato, S. G; Ojwach, S. O. Ethylene oligomerization reactions catalyzed by homogeneous and silica immobilized NˆO Fe(II) and Co(II) complexes. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2019, 903 120987. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jorganchem.2019.120987
    • Mutitu, D. K, Wachira, J. M, Mwirichia, R., Thiong`o, K.J., Munyao, O.M, Muriithi, G. (2019) Influence of Lysinibacillus sphaericus on compressive strength and water sorptivity in microbial cement mortar. Heliyon, Volume 5, Issue 11. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02881

     


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