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DR. ERIC CHOMBA NJAGI

DR. ERIC CHOMBA NJAGI

Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Science Engineering & Technology
Department: Physical Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Inorganic chemistry, solid state chemistry, catalysis
WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior Lecturer, June 2016-to date, Chuka University
Lecturer, December 2012-June 2016, Chuka University
Teaching Assistant, August 2007-May 2012, University of Connecticut
Part-time Lecturer, January 2007-July 2007, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Research Assistant, January 2006-July 2007, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Research Assistant, September 2003- May 2005, Budapest University of Technology & Economics, Hungary.

EDUCATION
PhD in Chemistry, University of Connecticut, USA
MSc in Chemical Engineering, BUTE, Hungary
BSc in Chemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Senior Lecturer, June 2016-to date, Chuka University
Lecturer, December 2012-June 2016, Chuka University
Teaching Assistant, August 2007-May 2012, University of Connecticut
Part-time Lecturer, January 2007-July 2007, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Research Assistant, January 2006-July 2007, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Research Assistant, September 2003- May 2005, Budapest University of Technology & Economics, Hungary.

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
2015. Synthesis of Bioactive Fluorinated Hydroxytriazine Complexes.
2017. Design and Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Mesoporous Ternary Oxides
2018-date. Synthesis and Catalytic Applications of Faujasite Zeolites
2019-date. Development of Remediation Technologies for Drinking and Wastewater Treatment

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
1. E. C. Njagi, C.-H. Chen, H. Genuino, H. Galindo, H. Huang, S. L. Suib, Total oxidation of CO at ambient temperature using copper manganese oxide catalysts prepared by a redox method. Appl Catal B: Environ 99 (2010) 103-110
2. E. C. Njagi, H. Huang, L. Stafford, H. Genuino, H. M. Galindo, J. B. Collins, G. E. Hoag, S. L. Suib. Biosynthesis of iron and silver nanoparticles at room temperature using aqueous sorghum bran extracts. Langmuir 27 (2011) 264-271
3. E. C. Njagi, H. C. Genuino, C. K. King’ondu, C.-H Chen, D. Horvath, S. L. Suib. Preferential oxidation of CO in H2-rich feeds over mesoporous copper manganese oxides synthesized by a redox method. Int J Hydrogen Energy 36 (2011) 6768-6779
4. E. C. Njagi, H. C. Genuino, C. K. King’ondu, S. Dharmarathna, S. L. Suib. 2012. Catalytic oxidation of ethylene at low temperatures using porous copper manganese oxides. Appl. Catal. A. 421-422:154-160
5. E. C. Njagi, C-H. Kuo, H. C. Genuino, S. Dharmarathna, A. Gudz, S. L. Suib. High-Yield Selective Conversion of Carbohydrates to Methyl Levulinate Using Mesoporous Sulfated Titania-based Catalysts. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials. 202 (2015) 68-72
6. C.-H. Chen, E. C. Njagi, S.-Y Chen, D. T. Horvath, L. Xu, A. Morey, C. Mackin, R. Joesten, S. L. Suib. Structural Distortion of Molybdenum-Doped Manganese Oxide Octahedral Molecular Sieves for Enhanced Catalytic Performance. Inorg. Chem. (2015) 54(21)10163-10171
7. E. C. Njagi and S. L. Suib (2018). Selective conversion of fructose to methyl levulinate using sulphated zirconia-alumina binary oxides. J. Env. Sust. Adv. Res. 4:161-167.
8. A. F. Kariuki and E. C. Njagi (2018). Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial activities of some hydroxytriazenes and their copper (II) complexes. J. Env. Sust. Adv. Res. 4. xxx-xxx.
9. R. K. Muya, L. Achola, E. C. Njagi, O. Ombaka and S. L. Suib (2019). Synthesis, characterization and applications of transition metal-doped manganese oxide catalysts. RJLBPCS. 5:16-30.
10. E. C. Njagi (2019). Overview of lignocellulosic biomass resources for sustainable production of biofuels and biochemicals in Kenya. J. Env. Sust. Adv. Res. Chuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 273 of 460
11. Kithaka S. Chabari, Eric C. Njagi, Adiel Magana, Fredrick O. Ogolla (2020). Assessment of coliforms Bacteria Contaminant in Nkenye stream in Meru South, Kenya. Accepted J. Ecol

RESEARCH INTEREST
Heterogeneous catalysis using metallic and metal oxide nanomaterials
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
1. Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of fluorinated hydroxytriazene derivatives and their metal complexes .
2. Synthesis, characterization and application of transition metaldoped manganese oxide catalysts for degradation of methylene blue
3. Investigation of water quality and purification potential of Commelina banghalensis a wetland macrophytes in Nkenye stream in Meru South, Tharaka Nithi County
4. Absorption of lead and rhodamine B from municipality wastewater using mangroves (rhizophora mucronata), carbon nanotubes and cobalt ferrite nanocomposites

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