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Ongoing Projects

Project Name Sponsor Start Year End YearAmountProject Link
Building Climate Adaptation Capacity At African Universities

Department of Geology, Department of Chemistry, Department of Meteorology, Deparment of Geography, UNES and Maseno University

2010 2014 100000 View Details
Regional Center Of The Un Water Virtual Learning (wvlc) United Nations University(UNU)Prof. Eric Odada (PI) 2007 2008 750,000 View Details
Strengthening Community-based Adaptation To Climate-sensitive Malaria In Kakamega And Kericho Districts, Western Kenya Highlands. In collaboration with Centre for Science, Technology and Innovations (CSTI). Funded by ACCCA (Advancing Capacity to Support Climate Change Adaptation).D.Olago 2007 2008 70,000 View Details
Air Pollution Studies In Nairobi NCST/Dr. E. Kituyi 2007 38,000 View Details
Geology (phd) : Student - Zacharia Njuguna Kuria Zacharia Njuguna Kuria (PI) 2007 4,827 View Details
Mawari Project - Sustainable Management Of Water Resource In The East African Rift System: Vulnerability Of Groundwater To Pollution In The East African Rift System In Kenya. Department of Geology, University of Nairobi. Funded by CIFEG, France. Funding: EUR300,000.Olago Daniel 2006 2008 300,000 View Details
Integrating Vulnerability And Adaptation To Climate Change Into Sustainable Development Policy Planning And Implementation In Eastern And Southern Africa: Kenya Pilot Project Desi D. Olago, In collaboration with Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), and Arid Lands Resource Management Project (ALRMP 2006 2008 300,000 View Details
Developing Regional System For Sweet Potato Planting Materia Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) Prof. Geoffrey Kamau (PI) 2005 16,661 View Details
.ecosystem Response Along The Eastern Arc Mountains (tanganyika/kenya) Linking Archaeology, Bioclimatic Modelling And Ecology. D. Olago, In collaboration with Dr. R. Marchant, University of Amsterdam, The Netherland 2004 2008 View Details
Assessment Of Vulnerability Of Water Resources To Environmental Change In Africa UNEP-DEWA, NORAD and START Washington DC, USA 2002 View Details
Global Enviromental Change Research And Capacity Building In Sub-sahara Africa. Panafrican START Secretariat(PASS)Prof. Eric Odada (PI) 2001 2010 5,000,000 View Details
Thermophil INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE(IFS)PAUL SHIUNDU (PI) 1998 2,043 View Details
Natural Disasters And Their Management 1995 View Details
Increasing Immunity Resilience To Drought In Makueni District

African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTs) UNEP

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Development Of A Treatment Technology For Water With High Fl AQUATECH Co. Nairobi View Details
Allelochemicals In Striga Suppression ICIPE View Details
Ethnomedicinal Plants For East Africa Ethnomedicinal plants for East Africa View Details
Structural Studies Of Biaryl Anthracerol Derivatives Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Wurzburg, Germany/ Prof. A. Yenesew/ Prof. J.O. Midiwo 15,000 View Details
Pesticide Accumulation And Degradation Profiles In Tropical International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) View Details
Metabolic Profiles Of Minerals In Grazing Livestock: Implic Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) View Details
Pesticides Research And Nutrient Flux Measurements In Coasta Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMRI) View Details
Trace Elements As Possible Co-factors In The Transmission An Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) View Details
Ecosystem Health In Kenya KWS / Prof. I. Jumba 2,570 View Details
Anti-oxidant Flavonoids Medical College of Georgia, Augusta View Details
Monitoring Of Industrial Effluents And Efficiency Of Pre-tre Nairobi City Council/ Prof. G.N. Kamau / Mr. C.W. Mirikau 70,000 View Details
Chemical Pollution In Kenya Water Systems. A Case Study On National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) International Foundation for Science (IFS) View Details
Occupational Exposure To Industrial Emissions In Nairobi Princeton University / Dr. E. Kituyi 5,000 View Details
Structure Elucidation Of Nature Products From Kenya Southern Cross University Centre for Phytochemistry Australia / Prof. J.O. Midiwo 10,000 View Details
Establishment Of Trace Element Institute For Unesco UNESCO, France / Prof. S. Wandiga / Dr. F. Oduor 3,000 View Details
Reclamation Of Nairobi River Basin UNEP International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)/ Prof. S. Wandiga/ Dr. F. Oduor / Dr. D.K. Kariuki 27,000 View Details
Materials Science Research University of Connecticut USA View Details
Natural Products Research In Kenyan Plants University of Potsdam Germany / Prof. A. Yenesew / Prof. J.O. Midiwo 30,000 View Details
Polymer Science Research University of Stellenbosch, Institute of Polymer Science View Details
Use Of Microscale Experiments In Chemical Education University of Witwatersrand, South Africa View Details
The Walter Reed Project On Antimalarial Compounds From Afric US Army Medical Research Unit / Prof. J.O. Midiwo / Prof. A. Yenesew 20,000 View Details
The Role Of Industrial Ecology In Promoting Sustainable Production And Consumption In Developing Countries. View Details
Bioremediation Of Polluted Environments / Detoxification Of Environmental Pollutants. Prof. G. Kamau (PI) View Details
Biofuel Use And Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Biomass Burning In Kenya Max Planck Institute Germany Prof. S. Wandiga (PI), Dr. Kituyi (PI) View Details
Dissipation, Distribution, Metabolism And Uptake Of Pesticides In Tropical Ecosystems Including Sea Water, Sediments, Soils And Fish IAEA View Details
Trace Elements As Possible Co-factors In The Transmission And Progression Of Hiv/aids In Kenya KEMRI / Prof. I. Jumba 28,570 View Details
Scientific Research In Basic Sciences: Use Of Microscale Experiments In Chemical Education University of Witwatersrand, South Africa View Details
Assessment Of Impact And Adaptation To Climate Change START, TWAS, UNEP/GEF View Details
Increasing Community Resilience To Drought In Makueni District ACTS, UNEP View Details
The Analysis Of Chemical Pollution In Kenyan Water Systems NCST, IFSProf. S.O. Wandiga (PI) View Details
Ecosystem Helath In Kenya`s Wildlife Conservation Areas KW, Peoples Trus London View Details
Mineral Metabolic Profiles In Grazing Livestock In Kenya And Implications For Animal Health And Production KARI, Dean`s Committee UoN / Prof. I. Jumba 37,500 View Details
Alternative Energy Sources In Kenya: Case Studies On Coal Ministry of Energy View Details
Termites As A Source Of Atmospheric Pollution View Details
Environmental Science Technologies. Environmental Pollution Monitoring And Risk Assessment Prof. P. M. Shiundu (PI) View Details
New Water Treatment Technologies AQUATIC Co., Nairobi View Details
Research Into The Geochemistry Of Carbonatite Centres In East Africa. View Details
Unep/unesco/un-habitat/eca View Details
Eastern And Southern Africa Regional Seismological Working Group View Details
Economic Geology, Stratigraphy And Geochemistry Of Archean Cratons With Emphasis On The East African (tanzanian) Craton. Gold And Massive Sulphide Mineralisation In The Nyanza Gre View Details

Department of Chemistry


Ongoing Projects

Project Name Sponsor Start Year End YearAmountProject Link
Water Quality In Kenya: Electrochemical Sensors For Water Quality Assesment Dr. Peterson Momanyi Guto (PI), University of Nairobi, Deans Committee Research Grant 2015 2016 KSH 250,000.00 View Details
Water Quality In Kenya: Electrochemical Sensors For Water Quality Assesment

Sponsored by TWAS (PI, Dr. Peterson Momanyi Guto)

2012 2014 $ 13,500 View Details
Ken-01-natural Products Chemistry Research Towards The Management Of Neglected Diseases

Sponsored by ISP (Prof. Jacob O Midiwo; Prof. Abiy Yenesew; Dr. Solomon Derese; Dr. Albert Ndakala; Dr. Leonidah Kerubo, and Dr. Joe Mwaniki)

2011 2014 1,433,000 (SEK) View Details
Ken - 01-inorganic Chemistry Research Group

Prof. Shem Wandiga (PI); Prof. Lydia Njenga (Depauty); Dr. Vincent Madadi; Dr. David Kariuki; Dr. A. Ndakala; Dr. B. Wamalwa; Mr. Charles Mirikau; Mrs. Ruth Odhiambo; Mrs. Doris Situma; Ms. Elisabeth Ndunda

2011 2014 1,326,800 (SEK) View Details
Air Pollution Studies In Nairobi NCST/Dr. E. Kituyi 2007 38,000 View Details
Developing Regional System For Sweet Potato Planting Materia Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) Prof. Geoffrey Kamau (PI) 2005 16,661 View Details
Thermophil INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR SCIENCE(IFS)PAUL SHIUNDU (PI) 1998 2,043 View Details
Increasing Immunity Resilience To Drought In Makueni Distric African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTs) UNEP View Details
Development Of A Treatment Technology For Water With High Fl AQUATECH Co. Nairobi View Details
Allelochemicals In Striga Suppression ICIPE View Details
Ethnomedicinal Plants For East Africa Ethnomedicinal plants for East Africa View Details
Structural Studies Of Biaryl Anthracerol Derivatives Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Wurzburg, Germany/ Prof. A. Yenesew/ Prof. J.O. Midiwo 15,000 View Details
Pesticide Accumulation And Degradation Profiles In Tropical International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) View Details
Metabolic Profiles Of Minerals In Grazing Livestock: Implic Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) View Details
Pesticides Research And Nutrient Flux Measurements In Coasta Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KEMRI) View Details
Trace Elements As Possible Co-factors In The Transmission An Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) View Details
Ecosystem Health In Kenya KWS / Prof. I. Jumba 2,570 View Details
Anti-oxidant Flavonoids Medical College of Georgia, Augusta View Details
Monitoring Of Industrial Effluents And Efficiency Of Pre-tre Nairobi City Council/ Prof. G.N. Kamau / Mr. C.W. Mirikau 70,000 View Details
Chemical Pollution In Kenya Water Systems. A Case Study On National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) International Foundation for Science (IFS) View Details
Occupational Exposure To Industrial Emissions In Nairobi Princeton University / Dr. E. Kituyi 5,000 View Details
Structure Elucidation Of Nature Products From Kenya Southern Cross University Centre for Phytochemistry Australia / Prof. J.O. Midiwo 10,000 View Details
Establishment Of Trace Element Institute For Unesco UNESCO, France / Prof. S. Wandiga / Dr. F. Oduor 3,000 View Details
Reclamation Of Nairobi River Basin UNEP International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)/ Prof. S. Wandiga/ Dr. F. Oduor / Dr. D.K. Kariuki 27,000 View Details
Materials Science Research University of Connecticut USA View Details
Natural Products Research In Kenyan Plants University of Potsdam Germany / Prof. A. Yenesew / Prof. J.O. Midiwo 30,000 View Details
Polymer Science Research University of Stellenbosch, Institute of Polymer Science View Details
Use Of Microscale Experiments In Chemical Education University of Witwatersrand, South Africa View Details
The Walter Reed Project On Antimalarial Compounds From Afric US Army Medical Research Unit / Prof. J.O. Midiwo / Prof. A. Yenesew 20,000 View Details
The Role Of Industrial Ecology In Promoting Sustainable Production And Consumption In Developing Countries. View Details
Bioremediation Of Polluted Environments / Detoxification Of Environmental Pollutants. Prof. G. Kamau (PI) View Details
Biofuel Use And Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Biomass Burning In Kenya Max Planck Institute Germany Prof. S. Wandiga (PI), Dr. Kituyi (PI) View Details
Dissipation, Distribution, Metabolism And Uptake Of Pesticides In Tropical Ecosystems Including Sea Water, Sediments, Soils And Fish IAEA View Details
Trace Elements As Possible Co-factors In The Transmission And Progression Of Hiv/aids In Kenya KEMRI / Prof. I. Jumba 28,570 View Details
Scientific Research In Basic Sciences: Use Of Microscale Experiments In Chemical Education University of Witwatersrand, South Africa View Details
Assessment Of Impact And Adaptation To Climate Change START, TWAS, UNEP/GEF View Details
Increasing Community Resilience To Drought In Makueni District ACTS, UNEP View Details
The Analysis Of Chemical Pollution In Kenyan Water Systems NCST, IFSProf. S.O. Wandiga (PI) View Details
Ecosystem Helath In Kenya`s Wildlife Conservation Areas KW, Peoples Trus London View Details
Mineral Metabolic Profiles In Grazing Livestock In Kenya And Implications For Animal Health And Production KARI, Dean`s Committee UoN / Prof. I. Jumba 37,500 View Details
Alternative Energy Sources In Kenya: Case Studies On Coal Ministry of Energy View Details
Termites As A Source Of Atmospheric Pollution View Details
Environmental Science Technologies. Environmental Pollution Monitoring And Risk Assessment Prof. P. M. Shiundu (PI) View Details
New Water Treatment Technologies AQUATIC Co., Nairobi View Details

Department of Geology


Ongoing Projects

Project Name Sponsor Start Year End YearAmountProject Link
Intergrating Isotope Hydrology Into Water Resources Assessment For The Upcoming Lamu Port Infrastructure In The Lower Tana River Catchment (lamu And Tana Delta) 2013 2017 View Details
Hominin Sites And Paleolakes Drilling Project (h.s.p.d.p)

 Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (H.S.P.D.P)

2013 2013 HSPDP
Mapping The Health Impacts Of Geogenic Heavy Metal Pollution In Kilifi District 2012 2014 View Details
Testing Biodiversity Responces To Climate And Land-use Changes Across East African Highlands

TECLEA

2012 2013 View Details
Building Climate Change Adaptation Capacity At African Universities

Prof. Shem Wandiga

Dr. Gilbert Ouma

Dr. Maggie Opondo

Prof. Joash Aluoch

Prof. Madara Ogot

Funded by Open Science Institute

2010 2014 View Details
Ecosystem Services For Poverty Alleniation

East African Great Lakes Observatory

2010 2012 View Details
Palaeoclimatology And Palaeolimnology Of Suguta Valley - Kenya

Prof. Dr. Martin Trauth, University of Potsdam, Germany

2007 2010 View Details
Earthquake Seismology, Earthquake And Other Environmental Hazard Mitigation 2005 View Details
Research Activities In Neoproterozoic Geology In Kenya 2005 View Details
Monitoring Of Nuclear Explosions And Natural Seismicity Using The Ctbto Seismic (ps24) And Infrasound (is32) Stations

CTBTO (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization)

2002 View Details
Tectonic, Climate And Evolution In East Africa Funded By The Volkswagen Foundation And Daad Germany

Joint project the University of Potsdam and the University of Nairobi.

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Department of Meteorology


Ongoing Projects

Project Name Sponsor Start Year End YearAmountProject Link
Validation Of Satellite-derived Data And Products For Improved Environmental Monitoring For Sustainable Development In Kenya. National Council of Science Kenya
Prof. N.J. Muthama (PI)
2004 7,077 View Details
Calibration And Validation Of Satellite-derived Data And Products For Improved Environmental Monitoring For Sustainable Development Over Kenya Opere Alfred(PI),Nzioka Muthama(PI),Owino John(PI) 2004 600 View Details
Using Rainfall To Predict Droughts And Floods In Kenya Agwata Jones (School of Environmental Studies, KU),Nzioka Muthama (PI),Opere Alfred (PI),Ininda Joseph (PI) 2004 10,000 View Details
Improvement Of Our Understanding Of Rainfall Mechanisms, Prediction And Verification Methods In Kenya African Centre for Meteorology Applications for Development (ACMAD) 2003 12,000 View Details
Formulating Disaster Risk Reduction Strategy For Kenya. Consultant for office of the president, Government of Kenya
Prof. N. j. Muthama
42,462 View Details
The Onset And Cessation Of The Long Rains In Eastern Africa And Their Internnual Variability. climate Research Center, Dijion, France.
Dr. R.E. Okoola
7,077 View Details
Integrating Hiv/aids Information In The Teaching Curricula Of The School Of Physical Sciences, University Of Nairobi UNESCO/AWSEProf. N.J. Muthama 2,123 View Details
Ground Truthing Of Space-based Observations For Enhanced Air Pollution Monitoring In Kenya Bundi, Peter (KMD), Prof Muthama (PI),Prof Nzioka 5,661 View Details

Department of Physics


Ongoing Projects

Project Name Sponsor Start Year End YearAmountProject Link
Analysis And Geostatistical Modeling Of The Radioecological And Associated Heavy Metal Impact Of Gold Mining In The Migori Transmara Complex Of Western Kenya
National Council for Science and Technology
2012 2015 1,195, 300 KShs View Details
Novel Machine Learning Approaches To Leukemia And Breast Cancer Diagnostics In Body Fluid Media Via Hyperspectral Imaging And Analysis Techniques

National Council for Science and Technology

2012 2015 KShs 1,127, 948 View Details
Assessment Of Sources And Levels Of Radiation Exposure In Gwasi (south Nyanza) And Jombo (south Coast) High Background Radiation Areas Of Kenya 2012 2015 KShs 400,000 View Details
Retrieval Of Radiative Modeling Of Aerosol Characteristics In Relation To Greenhouse Gas Densities In Ea Atmosphere Utilizing Ground And Satellite-based Spectroscopic Techniques

National Council for Science and Technology.

2012 2015 750,000 View Details
Development Of Multiple Input Meters: Access To Affordable Scientific Instrumentation 2012 2015 View Details
Medical Elementology And Spectral Diagnosis Of Disease: Chemometrics- And Machine Learning-assisted Spectroanalytical And Hyperspectral Imaging And Analysis Of Pathogens And Trace Elements And Their Speciation In Human Body Tissue And Fluids For Disease

International Science Programme, National Council for Science and Technology

2010 2015 View Details
Radiometric Geothermics: Nuclear Analytical Study And Modelling Of Trace Chemical And Isotopic Characteristics Of Geothermal Field Matrices Associated With High Background Radiation Areas (hbra) Applied To Resource Exploration And Environmental Impact Ass 2010 2015 View Details
Gamma-ray Spectrometry And Detector Efficiency Modelling: Transfer Of Measured Ge And Nai(tl) Detector Gamma-ray Efficiencies To Computed Efficiencies For Complex Geometries Applied To Environmental Radioactivity Analysis Via Gamma-ray Spectroscopy. Meas 2010 2015 View Details
Laser And Spark-produced Dense Plasmas Diagnostics And Modelling: Analysis And Modelling For Applications In Nuclear Microfusion And Dielectric Materials Spectroscopy 2010 2015 View Details
Geophysical Monitoring Of Groundwater For Earthquake Prediction In Seismically Active Areas Of Kenya 2010 2015 View Details
Integrated Geophysical Research Investigation Of Greater Magadi Area, Kenya 2010 2015 View Details
Hubble’s Law And The Expansion Of Space 2010 2015 View Details
Flrw Metric. 2010 2015 View Details
Friedman – Lemaitre, Robertson-waker Metrix 2010 2015 View Details
Galaxy Formation In The Bb Theory 2010 2015 View Details
Physics At The Earliest Instant Of Time 2010 2015 View Details
Nuclear Geophysical Project Of Gwassi, South Nyanza (ruri Hills And Homa Mountain) (2006 - Present) – Mapping Of All High Radiation Zones Due To Carbonatite Rocks 2006 2015 View Details

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