DR GEOFFREY OTIENO


POSITION
FACULTY: APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
SCHOOL: PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT: CHEMICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CURRENT DESIGNATION: Lecturer
OFFICE EMAIL: geoffrey.otieno@tukenya.ac.ke
OFFICE TELEPHONE: 0700331903
CONSULTATION HOURS: 08.00AM-05.00PM,MON-FRI
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN MATERIALS SCIENCEUNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (UNITED KINGDOM)2012
MASTER OF ENGINEERING (M.ENG)MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN ADVANCED MATERIALS KANGWON NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SAMCHEOK CAMPUS (SOUTH KOREA)2007
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC)CHEMISTRY MAJOR AND MATHEMATICS MINORKENYATTA UNIVERSITY (KENYA)2004
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2012 - 2013LECTURERPWANI UNIVERSITY (KENYA)
2011 - 2012RESEARCH ASSISTANT (PROF. NICOLE GROBERT)UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD (UNITED KINGDOM)
2013 - *LECTURERTHE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Material processing and characterisation including, Ag and Fe nanoparticles; graphite/graphene composites, Carbon nanotube composites.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Carbon nanotube polymer compositesNano-composites
Green Synthesis of Ag and Fe NanoparticlesGreen Chemistry, Nano
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- Aligned carbon nanotubes aluminoborosilicate glass composite by sol gel processing
This work was highlitened on the cover of carbon Vol.48 issue 10 August 2010.
- Conductive graphite/polyurethane composite films using amphiphilic reactive dispersant: Synthesis and characterization G Otieno, JY Kim Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 14 (2), 187-193 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1226086X07000275
- Thermal and electrical properties of aluminoborosilicate glass–ceramics containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes A Mukhopadhyay, G Otieno, BTT Chu, A Wallwork, MLH Green, RI Todd Scripta Materialia 65 (5), 408-411 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S135964621100306X
- Composite materials containing aligned nanotubes and the production thereof RI Todd, N Grobert, G Otieno US Patent App. 13/392,124 http://www.google.com/patents/US20120208002
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Stephen SitumaCarbon Nanotube/Polymer Composite (PhD)1year
Kimei MwanzaSynthesis of Ag nanoparticles (PhD)1year
Masime JeremiahBiodiesel from Oliander seeds (PhD)1year
COURSES TAUGHT
Course Name Brief Description Period
Material and Energy BalanceMass and energy balances on different systems2013 - TO-DATE
NanochemistryTechniques of synthesis of nano-materials with a bias to wet chemistry2013 - TO-DATE
NanotechnologyBasic introductory/overview of different aspects of nanotechnology with emphasis on emerging technologies2013 - TO-DATE
Materials ScienceMechanical, electrical and thermal properties of materials2014 - xxxx

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