Dr. Peter Olengo Ongoma, PhD

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Dr. Peter Olengo Ongoma, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Physical/Analytical Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Science

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile: +254 727244211

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EDUCATION

Year

Degree

Institution

2013

PhD Chemistry(Chemical Kinetics)

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

1989

MSc (Analytical Science)

University of Hull, UK

1979

B. Ed(Sc)

University of Nairobi, Kenya

1975

Kenya Advanced Cert of Education (A Level)

St. Paul’s Amukura High School

1973

Kenya Certificate of Education (O Level)

Butula Sec. School, Busia

1969

Certificate of Primary Education

Kingandole Pri. School, Busia

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Dates/Year

Title of Certificate

Institution Awarding

April 2013

ISO 9001: 2008 QMS Customer Service Delivery

Kenya Institute of Administration

Oct 2013

ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Management Systems

Egerton University

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organometallic compounds, Platinum(II) complexes and their substitution thermodynamic and kinetic behaviour.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Apr2013- Present

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry Department, Egerton University

March 2006–2012

PhD studies, Demonstrator and Tutorial fellow, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Apr 1992–2013

Lecturer, Chemistry Department, Egerton University

Jan 1992

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Sciences, Mombasa Polytechnic.

Jan 1986– Dec 1991

Lecturer, Department of Applied Sciences, Kenya Polytechnic

1979–Dec 1985

Graduate Teacher, Teachers Service Commission of Kenya

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS (2006-Present)

Project period

Research Topic

Jan2006 –Dec2012

Tuning reactivity of Pt(II) complexes: A Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigation into Substitution Behaviour of Mono- and Dinuclear Platinum(II) Complexes. Total Funding: R 300,000, for 5 years. Donor: National Research Fund (NRF), South Africa; Funding to University of KwaZulu-Natal, Partners: Egerton University (Dr. P. O. Ongoma–PhD student; Prof. Jaganyi (UKZN) collaborating Researcher/Supervisor)

Oct2013- 2015

  • Perspective of Fish Bone chars as biosorbents for removal of heavy metals and fluoride from potable and waste waters. Project for 1 B.Sc student and 1 M.Sc student.
  • Oxidative behaviour of ternary iminodiacetato-chromium(III) complexes via “in situ” oxidation of Bromide by Tert-Butyl Hypochlorite: A kinetic study. 1 M.Sc student

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (2005–Present)

1

S.M. Kariuki, M. S. Ngari, W. J. Mavura, M. A. Ollengo and P. O. Ongoma (2015). Effect of essential mineral ions from aqueous media on adsorption characteristics of fluoride by Bone char. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (Accepted; id:N52034)

2

P. O. Ongoma and D. Jaganyi (2014). Detailed Mechanistic study of Ligand substitution reactions in Dinuclear Platinum(II) complexes: Effect of alkanediamine linker. Transition Met Chem 39, 407-420.

3

P. O. Ongoma and D. Jaganyi (2013). Bridge-Splitting Reactions of Platinum(II) complexes with Parametalated Pyridine Spacer groups: A kinetic and Thermodynamic study. Int J Chem Kinet 45, 676-691.( DOI 10.1002/kin.20806)

4

P. O. Ongoma and D. Jaganyi (2013). Substitution Reactions in Dinuclear Platinum(II) Complexes: an Evaluation of the Influence of the Diazine-Bridge on Reactivity. Transition Met Chem 38, 587-601. (DOI: 10.1007/s11243-013-9726-4).

5

P. O. Ongoma and D. Jaganyi (2013). Mechanistic Elucidation of Linker and Ancillary Ligand Substitution Reactions in Platinum(II) Dinuclear Complexes. Dalton Trans., 42, 2724-2734.

6

P. Ongoma and D. Jaganyi (2012). The π-Acceptor effect in the Substitution reactions of tridentate N-donor ligand complexes of Platinum(II): A detailed Kinetic and Mechanistic Study. Dalton Trans., 41, 10724-10730.

7

J. O. Onyatta, C. K. Chepkwony and P. O. Ongoma (2010). The Impact of Urban Activities on Heavy Metal Distribution and Bioavailability in Selected Tropical Soils. In: Molecular Environmental Soil Science at the Interfaces in Earth’s Critical Zone, J. Xu and P. M. Huang Eds., Zhejiang University Press, Hangzhou, China, pp 100-102.

8

D. Onyancha, W. Mavura, J. C. Ngila, P. Ongoma and J. Chacha (2008). Studies of Chromium removal from tannery wastewaters by algae biosorbents, Spirogyra condensata and Rhizoclonium hieroglyphicum. J. of Hazardous Materials, 158, 605-614.

9

C. K. Chepkwony, C .B. O. Kowenje, P. O. Ongoma, C. M. Nguta and R. K. Ngeno (2006).

Sodium Bicarbonate Extractable Phosphaate Levels in some acid soils of Rift valley Province, Kenya, Fertilised with Rock Phosphate and Superphosphate. International J. BiochemPhysics, 15, 46-51.

10

C. K. Chepkwony, P. O. Ongoma, P.S. Willamson, R.K Ngeno, C.M. Nguta (2005).

Effect of combination of Rock Phosphate and superphosphate on Extractable Phosphate concentrations in Soils. Journal of Kenya Chemical Society, 2, 1-8.

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL / SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS

Membership Category

Organization

Member

Kenya Chemical Society