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MS. ANNE MWENDE THIRIKA

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TUTORIAL FELLOW
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Job Category
Teaching
Phone Number
+254727162102
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Science
Directorate / Dept
DEPT. OF PHYSICS
COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS
Address
P.O BOX 139-60400
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
  • PhD (ongoing): Ab initio study of structural, elastic and vibrational properties of FeMnP-type materials for nera room temperature refregeration , Egerton University
  • M.Sc: Effects of Magnetic Flux density on concentratrion of E. coli and S.typhi and chemical properties of River Njoro water, Distinction, Egerton  University, 2016
  • B.Ed: Education Science(Physic and Mathematics), Second class Honors ( Upper Division), Egeron University, 2011
  • KCSE: Precious Blood Secondary School Kilungu, Kenya, B+ ,73 points ,2005
  • KCPE: Rev.  Ikingi Boarding Primary  School, 425 out of 500, 2001
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Material Science ( Computational Physics)
  • Biophysics
WORK EXPERIENCE

September 2018 to Date - Tutorial Fellow, Physics Department, Egerton University.

August 2013 to August 2018 - A level Physics Teacher, Greensteds International School, Nakuru, Kenya.

May 2011 to August 2011 - Physics /Maths Teacher, Kiereni Secondary School.

May 2010 to August 2010 - Physics /Maths Teacher, Njoro Boys Secondary School (Teaching Practise)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Material modelling for energy conversion
  • Water purification using Magnetic field
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Thirika Anne Mwende, Onyango Lawrence Omondi. Effects of Magnetic Flux Density on the Population of Salmonella Species in River Njoro water. International Journal of Physics, 2017, 5-4: 135-140. doi: 10.12691/ijp-5-4-5.
  2. Onyango Lawrence Omondi, Elisha A. Ogada, Thirika Anne Mwende and Owuor G. Lawi. Modeling Malaria and Rotavirus Co-Infection. Neural, Parallel, and Scientific Computations, 26, No. 2 (2018), 143-168 ISSN: 1056-2176
  3. Onyango Lawrence Omondi, Thirika Anne Mwende. Analysis of the effects of vaccination on Ebola dynamics. International Journal of Engineering Innovation and Research: Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 127-132. ISSN: 2277 –5668
  4. Thirika Anne.  MSc. Thesis. Effects of Magnetic Flux Density on Escherichia coli, salmonella species and the chemical properties of River Njoro water. Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya, 2016.
  5. Thirika Anne,  Ndiritu Francis and  Kiruki Silas.  Effects of Magnetic Flux Density on the Population of Escherichia coli in River Njoro Water. International Journal of Physics:  Vol. 4, No. 4, 2016, pp 113-118. doi: 10.12691/ijp-4-4-5.

 

CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • 2020 - “Density Functional Theory and Beyond: Accuracy, Efficiency & Reproducibility in Computational Materials Science.” 5-6 March, Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi
  • 2020- QLS-CMSP Virtual summer retreat on Heat, Water, Noise and Life, 29-31 July, International Center for Theoritical Physics( ICTP) Italy
  • 2020- Embracing Biopphysics in Africa: Challenges and Strengths, 21 August, Biophysical Society 
HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  • 2007: Kenya Government scholarship to undertake a B.Ed in Science 
  • 2018: Egerton University scholarship to undertake PhD in computational physics
  • 2019/2020: Kenya Education Network (KENET) Research Fund
REFEREES

Dr. Mulwa Winfred Mueni (Ph.D.),
Computational Physics Researcher,
Department of Physics,
Egerton University.
P.O BOX 536-20115,
Egerton, Kenya.
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Dr. Moses N Gichuki (Ph.D.),
Senior Lecturer and Dean Faculty of Science,
Department of Mathematics,
Egerton University.
P.O BOX 536-20115,
Egerton, Kenya.
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