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DR. ZIPPORAH WANJIKU MUTHUI

DR. ZIPPORAH WANJIKU MUTHUI

Lecturer

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Department of Physical Sciences

Biography

Teaching

Outputs

Research/PhD

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION
Condensed Matter Physics
WORK EXPERIENCE
2017 to date: Lecturer – Chuka University
2012 – 2017: Assistant Lecturer – Chuka University
1995 – 2012: Senior Graduate Teacher – Teachers’Service commission
EDUCATION
PhD. in Condensed Matter Physics, Electronic Band Structure, Structural, Electronic, & Magnetic Properties of Materials
Master of Science in Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Mechanical Properties of Materials
Bachelor of Education in Science, Physics and Chemistry
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Bible study group member and occasional host Volunteer children worker for daily vocational bible school.
Founding Chair of Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology welfare association at Chuka University
Founding members and Secretary of Organization for Women in Science for Developing World – Kenya
Visit to children homes

2017 to date: Lecturer – Chuka University
2012 – 2017: Assistant Lecturer – Chuka University

SCHOLALRLY PUBLICATIONS
1. “Shell-ferromagnetism and decomposition in off-stoichiometric Ni50Mn50–xSbx Heuslers” by Zipporah Wanjiku, Asli Çakır, Franziscah Scheibel, Ulf Wiedwald, Michael Farle and Mehmet Acet,Journal of Applied Physics, 125 (2019) 043902-1-8
2. Perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in Mn2VIn (001) films: An ab initio study by Zipporah W. Muthui, Robinson Musembi, Julius Mwabora and Arti Kashyap.AIP Advances (2017)
3. Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of the Heusler Alloy Mn₂VIn: A Combined DFT and Experimental Study by Zipporah W. Muthui, Robinson Musembi, Julius Mwabora, Ralph Skomski and Arti Kashyap. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. (2017)
4. Perpendicular Magnetic anisotropy in nearly fully compensated Ferrimagnetic Heusler alloy Co1.75Mn0.25VIn: An ab initio study by Zipporah W. Muthui, Robinson Musembi, Julius Mwabora and Arti Kashyap. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2017).
5. First-Principle investigation of the structural, electronic and magnetic properties of Co2VIn and CoVIn Heusler compounds by Zipporah W. Muthui, Rohit Pathak, Robinson Musembi, Julius Mwabora, Ralph Skomski and Arti Kashyap. AIP Advances (2017).
6. The role of academia and industry in nurturing women in physics in Kenya by Cecilia A. Nyamwandha, Angeline Kasina, Zipporah W. Muthui, Emily Awuor, and Paul Baki, AIP Conf. Proc. 1697, 060027 (2015)
7. PLA Viscoelastic properties and Their Degradation Compared With Those of Polyethylene by Muthui Z. W., Kamweru P. K., Nderitu F. G., Hussein S. A. Golicha., , Ngumbu R. and Njoroge G. Ndegwa. International Journal of Physical Sciences, 2015
8. Reflectance, Transmittance and Absorptance of HDPE, LDPE, Glasss and Sand Layer used in a SAH by Njoroge G. Ndegwa, Ndiritu F.G., Golicha S. A. Hussein, Kamweru P. K., Kagia J. K., Muthui Z.W. International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics. Vol 4 Issue 6, 2014
9. Determination of the Glass Transition Temperature and modulus of PLA films using dynamic mechanical analysis at 50 degrees celcius and amplitude of 10 micrometers by Muthui Z. W., Ndiritu F. G., Hussein S. A. Golicha., Kamweru P. K., Ngumbu R. Asian Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences. Vol 3 Issue 1.2014
10. UV Absorption and dynamic mechanical analysis of polyethylene films by P. Kuria Kamweru, F. Gichuki Ndiritu, T. kinyanjui, Z. Wanjiku Muthui, R. Gichuki Ngumbu and P. Migunde Odhiambo. International Journal of Physical Sciences. Vol 9 Issue 24.
11. Determination of the density and damping properties of polyethylene (PE) and Polylactic acid (PLA) films using DMA by Muthui Z. W., Ndiritu F. G., Ngumbu R.,Kamweru P. K. vol 2 Issue 8. Pp 235 – 246. International Journal of innovative research and studies.2013
12. Study of Humidity and UV wavelength effects on degradation of photo irradiated polyethylene films using DMA, by, P. K. Kamweru, F.G. Ndiritu, T.K. Kinyanjui, Z.W. Muthui, R.G. Ngumbu and P. M. Odhiambo.Journal of Macromolecular Science Part B.2011. DOI 10.1080/00222348.2011.610214
13. Study of Temperature and UV wavelength Range Effects on degradation of Photo Irradiated polyethylene films using DMA, by, P.K.Kamweru, F.G. Ndiritu, T.K. Kinyanjui, Z.W. Muthui, R.G. Ngumbu and P. M. Odhiambo.Journal of Macromolecular Science Part B.2010. DOI 10.1080/00222348.2010.516172

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Electronic structure
Magnetic properties
Crystal structure
Mechanical Properties

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