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DR. KAMWERU, PAUL KURIA

DR. KAMWERU, PAUL KURIA

Lecturer

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Department of Physical Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Church Leader, Member of the English Service Committee PCEA JKMC. Physicist Blogger; www.myphysicslink.com
EDUCATION
Dr. rer.nat (Ph.D.) in Biophysics Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany
Master of Sciences (Physics) Egerton University
B.Ed. Science (Maths and Physics) Egerton University

WORK EXPERIENCE
2017-Current – Senior Lecturer, Chuka University
Post-doc/Scientist/ Researcher at Leibniz Institute of Age research Jena
4 years – Lecturer at Chuka University
3 years – Assistant Lecturer at Chuka University

KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS
Ongoing – Polyurethane degradation and Potential Impacts to environment elucidation Kinetochore and Centromeric Chromatin structure elucidation by Modern Spectroscopic Techniques Plastics Degradation: Acceleration of Polyethylene Photo- and Thermal degradation
RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
1. Kamweru P.K. and Tindibale E.L. Plastics; the good the bad and the ugly. Accepted for publication, International Journal of Physical Sciences.
2. Kamweru P.K. Imaging review from Anatomic to Molecular and Atomic Resolution scales. Accepted for publication, African Journal of Biotechnology
3. Kamweru P.K. and Tindibale E.L. Vitamin D from Mushrooms and Ultraviolet Irradiated Mushrooms. Int J Med Mushrooms. 2016;18(3):205-14. doi: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v18.i3.30.
4. Mwenda A.K., Gitonga L., Kamweru P.K. (2019). Lifestyle Modification Strategies Practiced in Management of Hypertensive Patients in Imenti North Sub County, Kenya. J Cardiol, 3(1). DOI: 10.23880/oajc-16000143
5. Nyaga D.M. and Kamweru P. K. (2017). Phytochemical Screening of Leaves, Bark and Stem of Cassia Siamea by FTIR Spectroscopy. International Journal of Science and Research. 6(9). 1264-1268. DOI: 10.21275/ART20176784
6. Kamweru, P.K. and Tindibale Ngumbu, E.L. (2016) Vitamin D from Mushrooms and Ultraviolet Irradiated Mushrooms. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 18 (3). 205-214. DOI: 10.1615/IntJMedMushrooms.v18.i3.30
7. Muthui Z.W., Kamweru P. K., Nderitu F. G., Hussein S. A. Golicha, Ngumbu R. and Njoroge G. N. (2015). PLA Viscoelastic Properties and Their Degradation Compared With Those of Polyethylene. Accepted by International Journal of Physical Sciences. DOI: 10.5897/IJPS.
8. Ngunya H Ndiritu F.G, Kirui M.S.K, Kamweru P.K, Eunice O.A, Odhiambo P.M, Ngumbu R. (2015). Comparison of storage modulus, loss modulus and damping factor of conventionally processed high density polyethylene with high density polyethylene/coconut husks/oak tree/cassava blends. Int. Journal of Applied Sciences and Engineering Research. 4(4). ISSN 2277 – 9442
9. Sospeter Ngoci Njeru, Meshack Amos Obonyo, Silas Mwaniki Ngari, Samwel Nyambati Onsarigo, John Mwaniki Njeru and Paul Kuria, Kamweru (2015). Antituberculous, antimicrobial, cytotoxicity and phytochemical activity study of Piliostigma thonningii extract fractions. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Vol. 9(22), pp. 655-663, DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2015.5822
10. Christian Abendroth, Antje Hofmeister, Sandra B. Hake, Paul K. Kamweru, Elke Miess, Carsten Dornblut, Isabell Küffner, Wen Deng, Heinrich Leonhardt, Sandra Orthaus, Christian Hoischen, Stephan Chuka University Academic Staff Database © 2020 Page 267 of 460 Diekmann (2015). The CENP-T C-terminus is proximal to exclusively H3.1 but not to H3.2 or H3.3. Int. J. Mol. Sci., 16, 5839-5863; doi:10.3390/ijms16035839
11. Tindibale L. Edward, M.S.K. Kirui, Josiah O. Omolo, Richard G. Ngumbu, Peter M. Odhiambo, Kamweru Paul K. (2015). Change in Concentration of Vitamin D2 in Oyster Mushrooms Exposed to 254nm and 365nm UV-light During Growth. International Journal of Biochemistry and Biophysics 3(1): 1-5, 2015. DOI: 10.13189/ijbb.2015.030101
12. Kamweru P.K. Ndiritu F.G. Kinyanjui T, Muthui Z. W., Ngumbu R.G. and Odhiambo P.M. (2014). UV Absorption and Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Polyethylene Films. International Journal of Physicals Sciences. 9:24. 545-555. DOI: 10.5897/IJPS2014.4229.
13. Njoroge G. Ndegwa, Ndiritu F. G., Golicha S. A. Hussein, Kamweru P. K., Kagia J. K., Muthui Z. W. (2014). Reflectance, Transmittance and Absorptance of HDPE, LDPE, Glass and Sand Layer Used in a SAH. International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics. 4: 6. 406-416. doi: 10.17706/ijapm.2014.4.6.406-416
14. Muthui Z. W, Ndiritu F. G, Hussein S. A. Golicha, Kamweru P.K., Ngumbu R. (2014). Determination of the glass transition temperature and modulus of PLA films using dynamic mechanical analysis at 50 ̊ c, and amplitude of 10 µM. Asian Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences. 3 (1). 12-19. ISSN:2186-8476, ISSN:2186-8468 Print
15. Njoroge, G. N., Ndiritu, F. G., Hussein G., Kamweru P. K. (2014). The Performance of Solar Air Heater with High Density Polyethylene Paper as Top Cover and Brown Sand Layer as an Absorber. International Journal of Energy Science. (IJES) 4:3. 85-90. doi: 10.14355/ijes.2014.0403.03
16. Muthui Z. W., Ndiritu F. G., Hussein S. A., Golicha H.A., Ngumbu R., Kamweru P. K. (2013). Determination of the Density and the Damping Properties of Polyethylene (PE) and Polylactic (Pla) Films Using Dma. IJIRS. 2 (8). ISSN 2319-9725
17. Kamweru P.K. Ndiritu F.G. Kinyanjui T, Muthui Z. W., Ngumbu R.G. and Odhiambo P.M. (2012). Study of Humidity and UV Wavelength Range Effects on Degradation of Photo-Irradiated Polyethylene Films Using DMA. Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part B: Physics, 51:5, 817-827. DOI:10.1080/00222348.2011.610214
18. Kamweru P.K., Ndiritu F.G. Kinyanjui T, 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: Physics, 50:7, 1338-1349. DOI: 10.1080/00222348.2010.516172

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Biophysics – Microscopic Techniques
Solid waste Management, Plastics and Polymer, Based materials degradation and Impacts to Environment
POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION
1. Performance and Efficiency of Selected Organic Based Photovoltaic Modules in the Kenyan Market Compared to the Silicon based On going
2. Synthesis And Characterization Of Aluminum Doped Zn-Co Ferrites Nano-Particles .
3. Synthesis And Characterization of Copper Doped Mg-Ni Ferrite Nanoparticles
4. Health Seeking Behaviour and Lifestyle Modification Strategies of Hypertensive Patients In Imenti North Sub County
5. Formulation Of The Schrodinger Equation Using The Hilbert Space Operator Approach
6. Patients and System Related Factors Associated With NonAdherence to Antihypertension Medication among Patients at Chuka Referral Hospital, Kenya

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