PROF. SETH FREDERICK OCHIENG' OWIDO

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PROF. SETH FREDERICK OCHIENG' OWIDO

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SOIL PHYSICS/SOIL and WATER MANAGEMENT,

Department of Crops, Horticulture and Soil Sciences, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

REGISTRAR (Academic Affairs), Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

CONTACT ADDRESS (workplace)

P.O.Box 536 – 20115,

Egerton University,

EGERTON, KENYA.

CONTACT ADDRESS (private)

Office of the Registrar (Academic Affairs),

P.O. Box 3743-20100

NAKURU, KENYA.

Telephone : +254-726-106420 (Cell)

+254-51- 2217807 (Office)

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EDUCATION

1994.

Advanced Certificate in Irrigation and Soil Management

Institute of Soils and Water, Bet Dagan, Israel,

1992

Ph.D. in Applied Soil Physics (Soil and Water Management

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A

1984

M.Sc. in Soil Science (Soil Physics)

University of Nairobi, Kenya,

1976

B.Sc. (Hons)

University of Nairobi, Kenya

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Applied Soil Physics (Soil and Water Management

WORK EXPERIENCE

YEAR

ORGANIZATION

POSITION

Feb. 2011- date

Egerton University

Registrar (Academic Affairs), Egerton University, Njoro, Keny

Nov. 2007- Jan. 2011

Egerton University

Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs), Egerton University, Njoro, Board of Undergraduate Studie

Oct. 2006 – Feb.2007

Kabarak University, Nakuru, Kenya

Acting Academic Registrar (on sabbatical leave),

Mar. – Sep. 2006

Kabarak University

Academic Dean, Kabarak University, Nakuru, Kenya

Aug. 2005-Mar. 2006

Egerton University,

Director (pioneer), Directorate of Quality Assurance,

July 2002 – July 2005:

Egerton University

Director, Board of Undergraduate Studies and Field Attachment

Mar. 2008 - date

Egerton University

Associate Professor in Soil Physics, Soil and Water Management

Aug. 2001 – Feb 2008:

Egerton University

Senior Lecturer in Soil Physics, Soil and Water Management, Department of Soil Science

Jun. 1994 – Aug. 2001:

Egerton University

Senior Lecturer in Soil and Water Management, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya.

Aug.1997 – Aug.2001

Egerton University

Chairman of Department and Senior Lecturer in Soil and Water Management, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya

Nov. 1981- May 1994

Egerton University

Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Egerton College

Jun.1976-Oct. 1981

Nairobi

Research Officer, Ministry of Agriculture at the National Agricultural Research Laboratories

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

1991

Groundwater behaviour around a poorly drained area in Kenya

2001.

Use of Maeruasubcordata plant juice extract in water treatment. Egerton Journal of Science and Technology

2002

Evaluation of Terrace Channel Performance Using Rainfall Intensity-Duration-Frequency relationships

2002.

A Note on the use of SÍ units in Scientific and Technical Literature

2003

Effects of induced soil compaction on bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) seedling emergence from a HaplicPhaeozem soil

2006

Soil Loss in Runoff from a Clay Loam Soil protected by Narrow Grass Strips

2011

Harvesting surface rainwater – purification using Moringaoleiferaseed extracts and aluminum sulfate. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

2012

Effects of production methods on physica properties of the composites. American International Journal of Contemporary ResearchVol. 2 No. 2:208-213.

REFFERED PAPERS

2000

Owido, S.F.O. 2000. Crust management factors for some soils of the mid-western United States of America. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of East Africa

2001

Tuitoek, D. K., S.F.O. Owido, S.S. China, and J.K. Wanjama How we solved the water problem

2002.

Tuitoek, D.K., S.F.O. Owido, S.S. China, and J.K. Wanjama. Transfer and Adoption of Water Harvesting Technologies for Domestic and Livestock use in Lare Division

2007

Ooro, P.A., M.G. Kinyua, S.F.O. Owido and J.B.O. Ogola.Residual soil moisture content as affected by wheat cultivar and moisture regime under rain-out shelter in Kenya. Proceedings of the 8th African Crop Science Society Conference.

REFEREED EXTENSION MANUALS

1999.

Tuitoek, D. K., S.F.O. Owido, and S. S. China. 1999. Treat Your Water, Stay Healthy. Extension Manual on Simple Home Water Treatment. KARI Publications Unit &Devcom., Nairobi, Kenya.

1999

Tuitoek, D. K., S.F.O. Owido, and S. S.China. 1999. Obey Your Thirst, Drink Roof Water! Extension Manual on Roof Water Harvesting. KARI Publications Unit &Devcom., Nairobi, Kenya

1999.

Tuitoek, D. K., S.F.O. Owido, and S.S. China Water-The Real Thing, collect it All! Extension Manual on Water Pans. KARI Publications Unit &Devcom., Nairobi, Kenya.

2005

Owido, S.F.O. Standard setting in University Examinations. Paper presented at Workshop on “Test Development and Administration”. November 12, 2005: ARC`Hotel, Egerton University Njoro, Kenya

2006

Owido, S.F.O.The role of student leaders in Academic processes at Kabarak University. Paper presented at the Training workshop on Leadership skills for Kabarak University Student Union officials. 5th to 6th July 2006. Lake Naivasha Country Club, Naivasha,

2006.

O’Hara M. ,S.F.O. Owido, and D.K. Tuitoek A review of the potential for developing a natural fibre geotextile industry in Kenya.

2006

O’Hara M. and , S.F.O. Owido Benchmarking academic programmes in Kenya to the UK National Qualifications Framework: A Kenya case study

1980

Njihia, C.M, Owido, S.F.O. Infiltration and moisture storage characteristics of soils of the Magarini Land Settlement Scheme, Coast Province, Kenya.Report, National Agricultural Research Laboratories, Nairobi, Kenya.

1983.

Owido, S.F.O. A study of the drainage problems in some part of the Mwea Irrigation Scheme, Kenya. M.Sc. Thesis, Soil Science Department, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

1992

Owido, S.F.O.1992Effects of mulch and rainfall intensity on crust strength of three Illinois soils. Ph.D. Thesis, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A

1980

Owido, S.F.O., S.M. Kinyali, and C.M. Njihia. Groundwater behaviour around a poorly drained area of the Mwea Irrigation Settlement Scheme, Kenya. Proceedings of the Soil Science Society of East Africa, 27th – 28th October, 1979, Arusha, Tanzania.

1991.

Owido, S.F.O., F. W. Simmons, C. W. Boast, and R. G. Darmody Effects of mulch and rainfall characteristics on crust strength of three Illinois soils.

1993.

Owido, S.F.O.Effects of mulch and rainfall intensity on crust strength of three Illinois soils. Diss. Abstr. Int. Publication No. 9305646.

2006

O’Hara M. and ,S.F.O. Owido. Benchmarking academic programmes in Kenya to the UK national qualifications framework: A Kenya case study. Paper presented at the 1st UNISTAFF International Conference and Workshop on Quality Assurance in Higher Education,