DR PATRICK MUSYOKI SHEM


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: LECTURER
OFFICE EMAIL: patrick.shem@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254(020) 2219929, 3341639, 3343672
CONSULTATION HOURS: 8AM-5PM MON - FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)CHEMISTRYUNIVERSITY OF UTAH (UNITED STATES)2012
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2005
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)CHEMISTRYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2001
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
01/10/2014 - TO DATELECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
JAN 2008 - JULY 2012GRADUATE ASSISTANTUNIVERSITY OF UTAH (UNITED STATES)
AUG 2012 - AUG 2013POST DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATEUNIVERSITY OF OREGON (UNITED STATES)
2014 - 2014LECTURERDEDAN KIMATHI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2005 - 2006ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGERKAPA OIL REFINERIES (KENYA)
2003 - 2005RESEARCH ASSISTANTICIPE (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
I am interested in the synthesis and application of the materials in drug delivery, diagnostics, sensors, catalysis, environmental analysis and remediation. I am also interested in the toxicology of nanomaterials.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Sardar, R.; Shem, P.M.; Pecchia-Bekkum, C.; Bjorge, N.S.; Shumaker-Parry, J.S. Single-step generation of fluorophore-encapsulated gold nanoparticle core–shell materials. Nanotechnology 2010, 21, 345603 (Journal cover article) Nanotechnology 2010, 21, 345603 (Journal cover article)
- Shem, P.M.; Sardar, R.; Shumaker-Parry, J.S. One-Step Synthesis of Phosphine-Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles Using the Mild Reducing Agent 9-BBN. Langmuir 2009, 25(23), 3279–13283 Langmuir 2009, 25(23), 3279–13283
- Shem, P.M.; Shiundu, P.M.; Gikonyo, N.K.; Hassanali, A.; Saini, R.K. Release Kinetics of a Synthetic Tsetse Allomone Derived from Waterbuck Odour from a Tygon Silicon Dispenser under Laboratory and Semi Field Conditions. Am-Euras. J. Agric. & Environ. Sci. 2009, 6(6), 625-636 Am-Euras. J. Agric. & Environ. Sci. 2009, 6(6), 625-636
- Shem, P.M.; Sardar, R.; Shumaker-Parry, J.S. Soft Ligand Stabilized Gold Nanoparticles: Incorporation of Bipyridyls and Two-Dimensional Assembly. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2014, 426, 107-116. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0021979714001957
- Shem, P.M.; Shumaker-Parry, J.S. Catalytic activity of TPP-AuNPs in water: Reduction of hexacyanoferrate (III). 0
- Shem, P.M.; Shumaker-Parry, J.S. Investigation of the factors affecting the stability and structure of TPP-AuNPs in aqueous medium. 0
- Shem, P.M.; Shumaker-Parry, J.S. Reduction of 4-nitrophenol by sodium borohydride catalyzed by water-soluble triphenyl-phosphine stabilized gold nanoparticles (in preparation) http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=portal/profile/view
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
MEMBER, American Chemical Society
MEMBER, Kenya – German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholars Association
MEMBER, Society for Applied Spectroscopy
MEMBER, Kenya Chemical Society

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