Prof. Ndiritu Francis Gichuki

Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) s profile

Prof. Ndiritu Francis Gichuki

PERMANENT ADDRESS: P O Box 13061, Nakuru, K e n y a

CURRENT ADDRESS:

Faulty of Science

Physics Department,

Egerton University,

Box 536, 20115

Egerton, Kenya

Mob.: 0733 917123/0711 373229,

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EDUCATION

2001

PhD

Condensed Matter Physics

Egerton University

1994

MSc.

(Physics)

Egerton University

1990

BSc.

(Hons, Physics)

University of Nairobi

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Condensed Matter Physics

WORK EXPERIENCE

2011 –Present

Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs) Egerton University

2005-2008

Chairman, Physics and Computer Science Department

2008- . 2011 .

Chairman, Physics Department

2003-2008

External Examiner Department of Physical Science (Physics), Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Editor

African Journal of Physical Sciences

Journal Reviewer

Egerton University Journal of Science and Technology

Kenya Chemical Journal

Kenya Physical Journal

Thesis External and Internal Examiner

· Phd (Many)

· MSc (Many)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1

Kemei S.K., Kirui M.S.K., Ndiritu F.G., Odhiambo P.M., Ngumbu R.G. and Amollo T.A (2012), “Determination of Optical Band Gap and Heat Dissipation of Ga1-xMnxAs with Light in UV-VIS-IR Region using OSA SPECTRO 320”, Journal of Advances in Physics Theories and Applications Vol 8, 13-24

2

Kemei S.K., Kirui M.S.K., Ndiritu F.G., Odhiambo P.M., Ngumbu R.G. and Amollo T.A (2012), “Determination of Hall Effect Parameters of Gallium Arsenide and Gallium Manganese Arsenide by Van Der Pauw Geometry”, Journal of Advances in Physics Theories and Applications Vol 8, 1-12

3

Mang’are P. A., Maweu O. M., Ndiritu F. G. and Vulule J. M.,(2012) “A Comparative Study of the Transmission Parameters of the Sound of Mosquito Predators and EMRInternational Journal of Biophysics, 2(4): 53-67 DOI: 10.5923/j.biophysics.20120204.01

4

Mang’are P. A., Maweu O. M., Ndiritu F. G. and Vulule J. M.,(2012) “The Startling Effect of the Sound of C. Afra and A. Tormotus on the Female A. Gambiae” International Journal of Biophysics, 2(3): 40-52 DOI: 10.5923/j.biophysics.20120203.02.

5

-Kamweru P.K, Ndiritu F.G., Kinyanjui T.K. , Muthui Z.W. Ngumbu R.G. and Odhiambo P.M (2012), “ Study of Humidity and UV Wavelength Effects on Degradation of Photo-Irradiated Polyethylene Films Using DMA”, Journal of Macromolecular Science Part B, 51 (5) 817-827, doi:10.1080/00222348.2011.610214.

6

-Odhiambo J.O., Ndiritu F.G., and Wagara I. N. (2011), “Effect of AC Helmholt magnetic field on the mass of Rosecoco deans” Journal of Science Technology Education and Management (J-STEM), Vol. 4 No.1&2 16-30

7

-Kamweru P.K, Ndiritu F.G., Kinyanjui T.K. , Muthui Z.W. Ngumbu R.G. and Odhiambo P.M (2011), “Study of Temperature and UV Wavelength Range Effects on Degradation of Photo-Irradiated Polyethylene Films Using DMA”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B, 50: 1338-1349, doi: 10.1080/00222348.2010.516172, First posted on: 15 April 2011 (iFirst)

8

- Odhiambo J.O., Ndiritu F.G., and Wagara I. N. (2009), “The influence of AC electromagnetic fields on the initial radicle growth rate of Phaseolus Vulgaris L.”, Journal of Applied Biosciences Vol. 22; 1350-1358.

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Odhiambo J.O., Ndiritu F.G., and Wagara I. N. (2009), “Effects of static electromagnetic fields at 24 h incubation on the germination of rose coco beans (Phaseolus Vulgaris)”, Romania J. Biophys., Vol. 19, No.2., 135-147

10

-Gaitho E.M., Ndiritu F.G., Muriithi P.M., Ngumbu J.K. and Ngareh J.K. (2009), “Effect of thermal conductivity on the efficiency of single crystal silicon solar cell coated with an anti-reflective thin film", ELSEVIER, ScienceDirect, Journal of Solar Energy 83 (2009) 1290–1293

11

-Kirui H.W, Ndiritu F.G, Marigi S.N and Ngareh J.K (2009), “Potential of Solar and Wind Energy as alternative Sources of Electricity in the Central Rift Valley of Kenya”, International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 1, No. 1 59-68

12

-Odhiambo, O.J., Ndiritu F.G., and Wagara I.N., (2008), “Effect of AC Electromagnetic Field on Germination of Rose Coco Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Egerton Journal, Science and Technology, 8, 186-200.

13

-Ngareh J.K., Ndiritu F.G., Muriithi P.M., Ngumbu R.G. and Gaitho F.M., (2007), “Social and Legal Issues that Impede Solar Energy Utilizations in Kenya”. J. of Research in Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 4 92-94.

14

-Ngumbu R.G., Ndiritu F.G. and Muriithi P.M, (2007), “Knowledge and Attitudes on Useage of Solar Home System; Rural and Urban Areas in Nakuru District-Kenya”. J. of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No.2 15-20

15

-Ngareh J.K., Ndiritu F.G., Muriithi P.M. and Ngumbu R.G., (2007). “Challenges of Technologists in Kenyan Universities”, (Accepted, Journal of Science and Technology Research)

15

-Ndiritu F.G. and Muriithi P.M., (2004), “Physics for Enlightenment” Journal Education and Human Resources, Vol. 2 No.2, 98-106

16

-Ndiritu F.G., Muriithi P.M. and Majanga F.I. (2002), “A study of the magnetic impurities and physical characteristics of Njoro river” (International Journal of BioChemiPhysics, ISSN 1019-7648)

17

-Ndiritu F.G., Muriithi P.M. and Mwangi E.M., (2003), “University-Industry-Government Interaction; Are we in the Right DirectionEgerton Journal, Science and Technology, Vol. IV No. 2&3

18

-Ndiritu F.G., Muriithi P.M. and Muia L., (1999), “Determination of Trace Elements in Njoro river and Ground water by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis” Egerton Journal, Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No.2 73

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-Muriithi P.M., Ndiritu F.G. and Muia L., (1999) “Application of a Nuclear Technique in Environmental Pollution Monitoring Egerton Journal, Science and Technology, Vol. 2 No.2 98

AWARD

- Best Departmental Award In recognition of outstanding achievement in financial management, service delivery and operations in performance contracting for the year 2008/2009

-Post Graduate Supervisor of the Year 2010/2011 Academic year Egerton University

 


 

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

 

-Optical Properties of Condensed matter.

-Environmental Pollution Analysis Using Nuclear Technique.

-Physics Education in Kenya with emphasis on Trends and Challenges