Mr. Onesmus M. Wanjau

Mr. Onesmus M. Wanjau
Lecturer
Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science
Egerton University
P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya
Mobile: +254 - 723 214 438
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EDUCATION

2013

Egerton University - Ph.D Student in Chemistry

2003

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Howard Campus South Africa - Research Visitor

1990

University of Nairobi - MSc in Chemistry

1985

Kenyatta University - BEd. Science : Chemistry & Mathematics

1980

Shimo la Tewa High School A-Levels (E.A.A.C.E)

1978

Njiri High School - O-Level (E.A.C.E.).

1974

Kamune Primary School - K.C.P.E

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Organic Chemistry – Natural Products

WORK EXPERIENCE

1992-2013

Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Egerton University

· Teaching & Research

· Co-ordination of practical supervision & marking

· Supervision of Student projects

1990-1992

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Egerton University.

1985-1987

Graduate Teacher, Muhoho High School

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. Midiwo, J.O. Gikonyo, N.K., Wanjau, O.M., Matasi, J.J. and Waterman, P.G. Flavonoids of

Polygonum senegalense (Meisn) Part II: More surface and Internal Tissue Flavonoid

Aglycones. Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethip. (1992, 6(2) 119-122.

2. Midiwo, J.O., Matasi, J.J., Wanjau, O.M., R.W. Mwangi, Waterman, P.G. and Wollenweber, E. Anti-feedant effects of surface accumulated flavonoids of Polygonum senegalense. Bull. Chem. Soc. Ethiop. (1990), 4(2), 123.

CONFERENCE / WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

  1. Wanjau O.M., Mahungu S.M., and Githaiga M.N.: Antimicrobial Activity of Leaf-Surface Deposited Compounds in the Preservation of Fish, Laikipia University College, 1st International Conference, 20th-23rd June 2012

  1. Wanjau O.M., Mahungu S.M., and Mwangi R.W. Leaf-Surface Deposited Compounds as alternative Animal Feed Preservatives, 6th Kenya Chemical Society/East and Southern Africa Environmental Chemistry / 8th Theoretical Chemistry in Africa International Conference. Reef Hotel - Mombasa, Kenya, 5th to 9th October, 2009.

3. Wanjau O.M., Mahungu S.M., and Matasyoh, J. Screening for Antimicrobial Activity on Secondary Metabolites from Psiadia punctulata. The 12th Symposium of the Natural Product Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa (NAPRECA), Kampala, Uganda, July 22 – 26, 2007. Book of Abstracts p. 25.

4. Wanjau O.M., Mahungu S.M., and Matasyoh, J. Antioxidant activity of leaf-surface accumulated compounds. Second research week held at the ARC, Division of Research and Extension, 2006.

5. Wanjau, O.M., Midiwo, J.O. and Mwangi, R.W. Surface and Tissue Flavonoids of

Polygonum senegalense: Identity and Biological Activity, Fourth NAPRECA Symposium on Natural Products, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December, 1991.

6. Wanjau, O.M. and Midiwo, J.O. Insect Anti-feedant principles from leaves of Polygonum senegalense. Third NAPRECA Symposium on Natural Products. Arusha, Tanzania, May, 1989.

OTHERS ATTENDED:

1. UNDP TICAD IMD Project Programme - National Stakeholders Workshop on Improved Access to Safe Water and Agricultural Yields Using Japanese Water Purification Technologies, Matuu, Ndallas Hotel 10th-11th June, 2013

2. Scientific Writing and Grant Sourcing Workshop, CMRT Multimedia room, Egerton University, Friday, 25th January 2013.

3. Digital Content Development & Publishing Workshop 11th – 15th Feb, 2013 held at CMRT,

Egerton University
4. NJORO RIVER REHABILITATION 1ST STAKEHOLDER’S WORKSHOP, ARC Hotel, Egerton

University, 18th January 2012

5. Capacity Enhancement for Staff and Students of Egerton University, 18-19 April 2011, Egerton University Main Campus

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

Member - Quality Assurance Sub-committee, Faculty of Science 2012, Egerton University

Coordinator – Practical supervision & marking, Department of Chemistry, Egerton University

Treasurer : Natural Products Research Network for Eastern and Central Africa, Kenya

(NAPRECA-K) - Nakuru Chapter 2010-2012.

Timetable Coordinator : Department of Chemistry 1998-2010, Egerton University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Natural Products : Antioxidant, Antimicrobial and Antifungal compounds

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

1. The Kenya Chemical Society.

2. Natural Product Research Network for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

1. Chairman : Ng’ondu Water Project 2006-2013.

2. Treasurer : School Management Committee - Kilimo Primary School 2010-2013

3. Member : School Management Committee of Wendani Sec. School 2011-2013

4 Member : Management Committee, Egerton University Workers’ Housing Co-operative society

6. Member : Board of Trustee Egerton University Pension Scheme 2005-2009.

7. Chairman : District Co-operative Development Committee (DCDC), Njoro District, 2011-12

8. Secretary : Egerton University Workers’ Housing Co-operative society, 2006-2010

9. Secretary : Ng’ondu United Housing Co-operative society, 2005-2013

11. Secretary : Ng’ondu Water Project, 1997-2003.

10. Chairman : Christian Education, PCEA- Egerton-Ng’ondu Church, 2002-2003

12. Chairman : Development Committee, PCEA - Egerton-Ng’ondu Church 2002-2003 and 2013

13. Member: District Development Committee, Njoro District – 2011-12

14. Chairman – Water Sub-committee : Egerton University Worker’s Housing Co-op (EUWHC)

society, 2013