DR. AUSTIN OCHIENG ALUOCH


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: CHAIRMAN
OFFICE EMAIL: austin.ochieng@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: +254-735-262907
CONSULTATION HOURS: MON 11-1PM, WED 11-1PM
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRYSTATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK (UNITED STATES)2007
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)CHEMISTRYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)2000
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)CHEMISTRYUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI (KENYA)1996
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2011 - PRESENTCHAIRMAN OF DEPARTMENT/ SENIOR LECTURERTHE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KENYA)
2007 - 2011LECTURERUNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
My current research interstes are in: 1. Analytical Chemistry 2. Water purification 3. Biosensor Development 4. Chemical Safety and Security
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Development of a Sensor for the Detection of Heavy Metals in WaterAnalytical/ Environmental/ CHemistry
Remediation of Fluoride in drinking water sources: Inventory of Technologies Water Purification
Evaluation Of Low Cost Technologies For The Removal Of Fluoride In Potable WaterWater Purification
Development of an Electrochemical Sensor for the detection of Salivary Proteins (Human Amylase)Analytical Chemistry
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Aluoch, A. O. and Perkins D. (2013) The role of Biorisk Association of Kenya, 1540 Compass, (4), p27.
http://cits.uga.edu/uploads/compass/compass_4.pdf
- Aluoch, A. O. (2011) Structure and Important Recommendations of the Fink Report: An African Perspective. University of Nairobi and University of Bradford –  http://www.brad.ac.uk/bioethics/Monographs/
- Aluoch, A. O. (2011) Case Study: National Arrangements in Kenya in Improving Implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention: The 2007-2010 Intercessional Process, eds. Piers Millet. United Nations, 2011  http://www.unidir.org/bdd/fiche-ouvrage.php?ref_ouvrage=92-9045-011-K-en
-  Nusrat, B. M;  Wandiga, S. O.;  Aluoch, A. O. and Madadi, V. O., (2015) Assessment of the Exposure of  Service Station Attendants to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Nairobi, Kenya, in Press www.tukenya.ac.ke
- Aluoch, A. O and Perkins D. (2013) The role of Biorisk Association of Kenya, 1540 Compass, (4), p27.    http://cits.uga.edu/uploads/compass/compass_4.pdf
- Aluoch, A. O. (2011) Possible approaches to education and awareness-raising among life scientist (BWC/CONF.VII/PC 2011.) www.tukenya.ac.ke
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Immaculate Achieng - PhDEvaluating the Efficacy of Selected Lignocellulosoic Materials of Kenyan Origin in the Removal of TeOngoing
Ruth Odhiambo - PhDSynthesis of New Thiacrown Ethers with Pendant Ruthenium and Rhenium Chromophores as Selective RedoxOngoing
Justus Musakala - MScComparison of different cement types for stabilization of the different road sub-grade soils2012
Amina Bakari - MSc A survey of mercury pollution from fluorescent lamps disposal in selected sites in Nairobi2012
Wilson Tonkei - MScDevelopment of an Electrochemical Sensor for Detection of Heavy Metals in WastewatersOngoing
Nusrat Bengum - MScAssessment of the exposure of service station attendants to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in Nai2011
Judy Ogolla - MScEvaluation Of Low Cost Technologies For The Removal Of Fluoride In Potable WaterOngoing
Vane Ondiere - MScLake NaivashaOngoing
Emily Okworo - MScWater Quality Assessment of Lake Naivasha and Surrounding Flower FarmsOngoing
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Organizing Secretary , Kenya Chemical Society (KCS)
Vice President, Biorisk Management Association of Kenya (BMAK)
Chairman , National Biological & Toxin Weapons Committee (NBTWC)
Member, National CBRN Commitee
Core Team Member, Kenya Project on Chemical Safety and Security
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http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/staff/uploads/Dr. Aluoch-CV-26-MAY-15.docx

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