Prof. Orori Kengara is an Associate Professor of Analytical Chemistry in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences of Bomet University College. He holds a Doctor of Natural Science (Dr.rer.nat.) degree in Chemistry, Geochemistry and Environmental Health Protection Engineering from the Technical University of Munich in Germany, a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Chemistry from Maseno University in Kenya, and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Chemistry and Mathematics/Computer science from Moi University in Kenya. He did his doctoral research at the National Research Center for Environmental Health, and was domiciled at the Institute of Soil Ecology, where he focused on fate processes of persistent xenobiotics in soil. He also worked in the Institutes of Ecological Chemistry and Ground Water Ecology, and is therefore well versed with both aerobic and anaerobic systems and processes. He did his post-doctoral research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Soil Science, in the Department of Environmental Soil Chemistry. His research interests lie in studying the fate processes and enhancing the degradation of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in soil through bioremediation and steering ecological conditions; monitoring for inorganic and organic contaminants in the environment; soil processes, including greenhouse gas emissions; biomass transformation to biochar - and its different applications; and renewable energy- such as biodiesel production from non-edible sources. Prof. Kengara is well versed with many instruments and techniques including radioisotope tracing (14C) using Liquid Scintillation Counting, GC (ECD/ FID), GC-MS, HPLC, Ion Chromatography, UV-Vis & FT-IR spectroscopy, Fluorescence analysis, Stable Isotope analysis (13C and 15N) and Total Organic Carbon analysis. He has over 20 years experience in university in the university system having started off as a graduate assistant and moved up to Senior Lecturer at Maseno University. He was wide and extensive in the teaching, training and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Prof. Kengara has attracted research grants, made oral presentations in seminars, workshops and international conferences, and has over 40 publications in high-impact peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Kenya Chemical Society – where he currently serves as the chair of the Western Chapter. Curriculum vitae
Dr. Adolphus Wagala a senior Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) of Bomet University College. He holds a PhD (Probability & Statistics) from The Mathematics Research Center, AC, Guanajuato, Gto. Mexico, also known by the acronym CIMAT in Spanish (Centro de Investigacion en Matematicas, AC). He also has a Bachelors degree in Double Mathematics and a Masters of Science in Statistics from Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. He was a visiting Scientist at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) and the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests are diverse ranging from working on molecular biology data from biotechnologies like microarray, next generation sequencing (RNA-seq data) and milliplex data to data in the social sciences. He uses statistical tools in bioinformatics with the aim of, among other things, determining differentially expressed genes, data exploration and visualization. He has worked on statistical integration of molecular data via networks in order to determine changes in the functional groups of some genes. He is also interested on applied statistical analysis with special interest in financial data especially the volatility modelling via non-linear models like GARCH models and its various extensions. Another key area of interest is the data mining and statistical learning where he is able to use various multivariate analysis methodologies, linear models, times series analysis and network analysis among many other statistical tools. Dr. Wagala has over thirteen years of University teaching having taught at Chuka University and Meru University of Science and Technoloogy, among others. He is currently in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) of Bomet University College.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Maritim Kiprono Simeon is a lecturer in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Bomet University College. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied mathematics from the University of Eldoret, a Master of Science degree in mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Education both from Kenyatta University. Dr Maritim also holds a Diploma in education from Kenya Science Teachers College His research interests include the use of innovative techniques in applied mathematics to solve problems in science, engineering and finance. He has authored and published papers in many well-respected scientific journals. Dr. Maritim has served as the Chairman of Board of Management of Bingwa Secondary Schools in the past. His work experiences include teaching Mathematics and physics at secondary school level and also school administration. Dr Maritim was honoured by Head of State with a Head of state commendation (HSC ) during the 20th October 2020 Mashujaa day celebrations for promoting education initiatives in Bomet county.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Kibe Horace Eyind is a Lecturer of Physics the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, of Bomet University College. He holds a Ph.D. degree and M.Sc degree in Theoretical Physics, both from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, and a Bachelor of Education (Science) degree in Mathematics and Physics from Egerton University. He is well versed with the construction of theoretical models using BVT techniques in formulating concepts in condensed matter Physics. He has published on superconductivity and statistical mechanics in reputable journals, is a member of the Physics Society of Kenya (PSK), and works closely with (CThep) –Association of Theoretical Computational Physicist, Kenyan Chapter.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Everlyne Kareji Amadi is a lecturer in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences Bomet University College. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Organic Chemistry from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, a Masters of Philosophy degree in Analytical Chemistry and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Moi University, Kenya. Her research interests are in the chemistry of herbal medicines, natural products and chemical pollutants analysis. She has several article publications in international peer-reviewed journals and an E-book. She is a reviewer of a number of International Journals and a member of the Kenya Chemical Society.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Eliud Wafula is a lecturer in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Bomet University College. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology) from the University of Hamburg, Germany, a Master of Science degree in Genetics, and a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Microbiology from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. His research interests include the use of innovative techniques in natural sciences in solving food security, environmental pollution, and global warming. He has authored and published papers in very well-respected scientific journals as well as attended various national and international conferences. He is a member of the Kenya Society of Microbiology and the American Society for Microbiology.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Alex Machio Kange is a lecturer in the department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Bomet University College (A Constituent College of Moi University). He holds a doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Plant Pathology from Nanjing Agricultural University, China, Master of Science in Crop Protection, and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Egerton University, Kenya. His teaching areas are Plant Pathology, Crop Protection, Microbiology and Agronomy. His research interests are in Integrated Management of Plant Diseases, Functional Characterization of Transcription Factors, Agronomy, and Pre-and-Post harvest losses in the underutilized crops (Sorghum, Millet, and legumes - Cowpeas, Pigeon pea and Bambara nuts) and Agro-biodiversity. Dr. Kange has a wide and extensive experience in teaching, training, research and mentoring of students’ in their research projects at the institutions of higher learning. Previously, he taught at the department of Crops, Horticulture and Soils Egerton University and department of Plant, Animal and Food Sciences, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga of Science and Technology and Baraka Agricultural College, Molo. He has a wealth of expertise in provision of professional and community services in Agricultural extension of the farmers for an enhanced food and nutrition security and their livelihoods as well as environmental conservation of South West Mau forest in partnership with international non-governmental organizations (INGO). He has also consulted for the INGO on food security and environmental management especially on grazing management plan. He has authored and published numerous research articles in scientific peer reviewed journals and presented in international conferences which can be accessed through: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0331-9127. He is an active member of the American Phytopathological Society.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Muyoma, Paul Wanjala is a lecturer in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Physical and Biological Sciences, Bomet University College. Dr. Muyoma, Paul Wanjala holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology, awarded under the Graduate Teaching Assistant Program of the African Centre of Excellence for Oilfield Chemicals Research, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in collaboration with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). He holds Master's Degree in Environmental Biology and Bachelor's Degree in Science from Moi University. Further, he holds Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) Higher National Diploma and Ordinary Diploma in Applied Biology.
He is specialized in the field of Environmental Biology with interests in solving problems related to environmental degradation and climate change. He carries vast experience in both industry and academics. He has worked in the academic sector (Moi University and Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences) for more than 9 years and in the industry (Corn Products Int Kenya Limited now Ingredion) for 9 years. He is a registered Environmental Scientist with National Registry for Environmental Professionals USA [NREP (USA)]. His expertise has been shared with academics and professionals at both local and international level. Curriculum Vitae
Dr. David Kimutai Melly is a lecturer in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Bomet University College. He holds a Ph.D. in Botany-Plant Taxonomy from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan Botanical Garden, China, a Master of Science degree in Botany from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a Bachelor’s degree in Range Management from the University of Nairobi. His research interests include Plant Taxonomy and Molecular Phylogenetic studies for Biodiversity conservation and solving taxonomic challenges. He has authored and published papers in very well-respected scientific journals as well as attended and presented in several national and international conferences. He is a member of the Forestry Society of Kenya and the Society for Conservation Biology. Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Godfrey O. Mauti is a lecturer at the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Physical and Biological Sciences, Bomet University College. He is an expatriate and instructor in the fields of Zoology and Biotechnology. He holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. A Master and Undergraduate degree of Biotechnology from Periyar University, India. A Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from Kampala International University, Uganda. His current and future research interest are on zoogenesis and plant-insect/pest/microbes interaction whereby he supervised postgraduate students undertaking research in similar field and published relevant papers in highly indexed and recognized referral scientific journal as viewed in this links; https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9288-8198, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Godfrey-Mauti,
https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=new_articles&hl=en&imq=Godfrey++Omare+Mauti&authuser=2#. He has presented research works in various seminars and international conferences. Currently he is a reviewer and editor in Psyche; Journal of Entomology by the Hindawi Publishers and Journal of Stored Product Research by the Elsevier Publishers. He is also a proud member of the Natural Product Research scientists in Eastern and Central Africa (DAAD-NAPRECA) and the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Society of Kenya (BBPSK).Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Thomas O. Onchuru is a lecturer in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, Bomet University College. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences (Biology) from the Johannes Gutenberg University-Mainz in Germany. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Biotechnology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology, both from Kenyatta University. He has teaching and research experience in the fields of Microbiology, Microscopy, Zoology, Entomology, Molecular biology, and Biotechnology.
His research interests include the use of modern research techniques to study symbiotic interactions between insects and their associated microrganisms. Insect-associated microrganisms play an important role in shaping insect biology, diversity, ecology, and evolution. Therefore, studying insect-microbe associations can provide novel strategies for controlling medically, veterinary, and agriculturally important insects. In his Ph.D., Dr. Onchuru revealed that gut associated microbes prevent parasite infections in a cotton stainer insect system. Based on his Ph.D. findings, he is currently involved in a collaborative research with scientists at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) to investigate the potential of using a microbial symbiont of malaria transmitting mosquitoes to block malaria transmissions to humans. Dr. Onchuru has authored and published his research findings in several international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Additionally, he has presented his research in international conferences and workshops. Throughout his research career, he has trained and mentored students by supervising B.Sc. and M.Sc. research projects. In his career, Dr. Onchuru has been able to secure fellowships and/or research funds from German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Jena School of Microbial Communication (JSMC), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), National Council of Science and Technology (NCST), and Consortium of National Health Research (CNHR) to conduct his research. He plans to build on his past experiences and international networks to establish a vibrant research group at the university.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Elizabeth Jerono Chirchir is a lecturer in the school of Pure and Applied Science Department of Biological Sciences, Bomet University College. She is a Ph.D. holder in Environmental Biology from The University of Eldoret, a Master of Science degree in Zoology (Ecology), a bachelor’s in Agricultural Education and Extension, and a Diploma in Animal Health from Egerton University, Kenya.
Her interests are in Research, formulation of new mitigation measures for conserving the Biosphere through applying new technologies. She has authored and published papers in local and international journals and active in conference presentations. She loves reading, participating in athletics, traveling, and adventuring.Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Isaac Mwangi Wangari is a Mathematics lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS) at Bomet University College. He obtained his Phd in applied mathematics (in particular mathematical biology) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) (in Australia). He holds a Masters degree in applied mathematics from the University of Kwazulu Natal and a postgraduate diploma (PGD) in mathematical sciences from the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), both from South Africa. He graduated from the University of Nairobi with a BSC (mathematics) degree. Dr. Wangari's research interest is in mathematical biology (Biomathematics), in particular applying mathematical concepts to model how infectious disease spreads within a population, and how the spread can be mitigated through treatment and/or vaccination. During his Ph.D. studies, he worked on a project titled "Backward bifurcation and reinfection in mathematical models of tuberculosis," which involved investigating how new complex bifurcation structures emerge in dynamical systems. He has published in peer reviewed and scientifically respected journals and his past and recent work can be freely accessed online from: https://www.semanticscholar.org/author/Isaac-Mwangi-Wangari/29397960. Currently, he is interested in modelling the intricate dynamics of infectious diseases such as the recent pandemic-SARS-CoV-2 by applying optimal control theory. Further, Dr. Wangari has in the past taught mathematics at various Kenyan Universities and these include: Kiriri Women’s University of Science and Technology, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Karatina University and Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Besides teaching experience of over four years, he has also supervised three Masters students at Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He has also attended conferences both locally and internationally, e.g., University of Kwazulu Natal Siyacabanga conference, Complexity and Biology: Tick-borne diseases dynamics for wildlife, livestock and humans held in UKZN Campus, Pietermarzburg, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa (12-14 March, 2013).Curriculum Vitae
Fredrick Odero is a lecturer in Information and Communications Technology (ICT). He is a doctoral research scholar in Information Systems and Technology at the University of Kwazulu Natal (UKZN) in South Africa. The title of his study is, “Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Framework for Selecting and Prioritizing Information Systems Projects for the Kenyan Public Sector”. Mr. Odero holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Based Information Systems from the University of Sunderland (UK), and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT). He began his career in University teaching and research in 2004 as Tutor in Information Technology and Coordinator of JKUAT Programmes at Nairobi Institute of Technology (NIT). In 2008 he was appointed Tutorial Fellow in the Institute of Computer Science and Information Technology at JKUAT, and in 2011 the founding ICT Manager of the JKUAT ICT Consultancy Centre. He has had a teaching stint at Taita Taveta University College (a Constituent College of JKUAT), and served as the College’s founding ICT Manager. Mr. Odero has served the Ministry of Information and Communications and the National Economic Social Council (NESC) as a member of the ICT Cluster Task Force responsible for establishing ICT clusters in Kenya. He is a member of the Computer Society of Kenya (CSK), and the Pan African Competitiveness Forum (PACF). Mr. Odero has three novel software systems registered under his name by the Kenya Copyright Board.
His research interests and expertise are in the following areas:
• ICT in Institutional and National Governance.
• Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and its generalization the Analytical Network Process (ANP).
• Database Systems (with a bias in Oracle DBMS) and Network Systems Engineering.
• Software Construction.Curriculum Vitae
Mr. Bella Cheruiyot is the Administrator School of Pure and Applied Sciences. He holds a masters degree (MBA) Marketing from Kisii University, an undergraduate Bachelor of science degree in Communication and Public Relations from Moi University. He is well versed and highly experienced in both Marketing and Communication fields having lectured and offered services in marketing practices, customer analytical methods and relations, audience analysis, communication for sustainability, media relations and marketing Research. He has taught in Kisii University and University of Eldoret and helped develop the Sales and Marketing Strategic plan for Nandi Tea Estates. He is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Movers Motivators and a community mentee.Curriculum Vitae