Designation: Lecturer
Contact: 0716568099
School/Institute: School of Science
Department: Chemistry

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2015 – 2016
PhD JUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2015
MSc Egerton University, Kenya 2011
B.ED (Sci), Honours Egerton University, Kenya 2001

Professional Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
B.ED (Sci), Honours Egerton University, Kenya 2001

Areas of Expertise

Physical and analytical chemistry

Work Experience

2017 Jan – Present: Lecturer Department of Chemistry Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Teach chemistry courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students, Assess students on Industrial Attachment, Research Projects Coordinator and Head of Income Generating Unit

2018 Jan –Mar 2018: Short term visiting Research Fellow at the university of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Patent application in smart materials for energy storage and develop laser accessory.

2015 Oct – Dec 2016: Post-Doctoral Fellow for nanotechnology, nanomaterials pillar. Supervise masters and PhD students working in the pillar at University of KwaZulu-Natal

2014 Aug. – Dec 2014:University of Kwazulu-Natal, Instrument Lab assistant, assist undergraduate and graduate research students with analytical method development and instrumental trouble shooting techniques. Instruments handled are GC-FID, GC-MS, HPLC-PDA, HPLC-PDA-MS, ICP-OES, UV-vis spectrophotometers and FTIR especially Shimadzu, Agilent, Waters and Perkin Elmer models.

2002 – Oct 2011:Teacher, Kakiimba Mixed Secondary School

Other University and National Responsibilities

2017 to present: Research Projects and Income Generating Unit Coordinator.

2017 to present: Member of DeKUT-KenGen MoU coordinating steering committee.

2017 to present: DeKUT Science and Technology Park committee member.

Social Responsibilities

2017 to Present: Board of Management member at Ikonzo Mixed Secondary School.


  1. Ncoza C Dlova and Moses A Ollengo Traditional and Ethnobotanic Dermatology Practices in Africa, Clinics in Dermatology, 2018.
  2. Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, Grape seed extracts: an investigation of UV absorption potential and photostabilizing effect on three common sunscreen absorbers, Photochemistry, and Photobiology, 2016, 92: 870–884. DOI: 10.1111/php.12652.
  3. Ratan K Chaudhuri, Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, 3-(3,4,5-Trimethoxybenzylidene)-2,4-pentadione: Design of a novel photostabilizer with SPF boosting properties and its use in developing broad-spectrum sunscreen formulation, International of Journal Cosmetic Science. DOI: 10.1111/ics.12344, 29 June 2016.
  4. 4. Moses A Ollengo John M Vulule and Josphat C Matasyoh, Isolation, structure elucidation and larvicidal assay of laggera Alata extracts, Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry; 2016, 8 (3), 153-163 p-ISSN: 0975-2331.
  5. Moses A Ollengo John M Vulule and Josphat C Matasyoh, Larvicidal activity of Clausena Anisata oils and extracts against Anopheles Gambie Larvae, International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016, 1;(3)13-20, p-ISSN: 2455-698X.
  6. S.M. Kariuki,M. S Ngari, W.J. Mavura, M. A. Ollengo and P. O. Ongoma, Effect of essential Mineral Ions from Aqueous Media on Adsorption of Fluoride by Bone Char, IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) 2015, 9, (5) 09-1, e-ISSN: 2319-2402, p-ISSN: 2319-2399.