Journal Papers

  1. John K. Birir, Michael J. Gatari, Prabhu Rajagopal (2020). Structured channel metamaterial for deep sub-wavelength resolution in guided ultrasonics. AIP Advances, 10. doi: 10.1063/1.5143696.
  2. F.O. Wanjala, N.O. Hashim, D. Otwoma, C. Nyambura, J. Kebwaro, M. Ndege & S. Bartilol (2020). Environmental assessment of heavy metal pollutants in soils and water from Ortum, Kenya. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192(2):118. Doi: 10.1007/s10661-020-8070-3
  3. Emma M. Finestonea, David R. Braund, Thomas W. Plummerb, Simion Bartilolf,  Nelson Kiprono (2020). Building ED-XRF datasets for sourcing rhyolite and quartzite artefacts: A case study on the Homa Peninsula, Kenya. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 33: (102510): 1-2.
  4. Leigh R. Crilley, Ajit Singh, Louisa J. Kramer, Marvin D. Shaw, Mohammed S. Alam, Joshua S. Apte, William J. Bloss, Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Pingqing Fu, Weiqi Fu, Shahzad Gani, Michael Gatari, Evgenia Ilyinskaya, Alastair C. Lewis, David Ng’ang’a, Yele Sun, Rachel C. W. Whitty, Siyao Yue, Stuart Young, Francis D. Pope (2020). Effect of aerosol composition on the performance of low-cost optical particle counter correction factors. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1181–1193, 2020. 
  5. Jimmy Gitau, Michael J. Gatari, Harish J. Pant (2019). Investigation of flow dynamics of porous clinkers in a ball mill using technitium-99m as a radiotracer. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 154,
  6. Wendy M. Adwet, Harish Jagat Pant, Michael J. Mangala, Stanslaus Alwyn Masinza (2019). Evaluation of hydraulic performance of an anaerobic pond using radiotracer technique. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 145; 101-105.         

  1. Francis D. Pope, Michael Gatari, David Ng’ang’a, Alexander Poynter and Rhiannon Blake (2018). Particulate matter air pollution monitoring in Nairobi, Kenya using calibrated low cost sensors. Atmos Chem and Phys, vol. 18, no. 20, pp. 15403-15418. 
  2. E. G. Maina, A. N. Gachanja, M. J. Gatari, H. Price (2018). Demonstrating PM2.5 and road-side dust pollution by heavy metals along Thika superhighway in Kenya, sub-Saharan Africa. Environ Monit Assess, 190:1-11 DOI 10.1007/s10661-018-6629-z
  3. Michael J. Gatari, Patrick L. Kinney, Beizhan Yan, Elliott Sclar, Nicole Volavka-Close, Nicole Ngo, Samuel Mwaniki Gaita, Anna Law, Peter K. Ndiba, Anthony Gachanja, Jennifer Graeff, Steven N. Chillrud (2017). High airborne black carbon concentrations measured near roadways in Nairobi, Kenya. Accepted, Journal of Transportation Research Part D : Article TRD 1658.
  4. Mburu, Caroline; Gaita, Samuel; Knee, Christopher; Gatari, Michael; Karlsson, Maths (2017). Influence of Yttrium Concentration on Local Structure in BaZr1xYxO3δ Based Proton Conductors. Accepted, Journal of Physical Chemistry: Manuscript ID: jp-2017-05023q.R1
  5. O.M. Ondimu, V. A. Ganesan, M. J. Gatari, J.C.M. Marijnissen, L.L.F. Agostinho (2017).Modeling simple-jet mode electrohydrodynamic-atomization droplets' trajectories and spray pattern for a single nozzle system. Journal of Electrostatics, 89C; 77-87
  6. D. M. Maina, D. M. Ndirangu, M. M. Mangala, J. Boman, K. Shepherd, M. J. Gatari (2016). Environmental implications of high metal content in soils of a titanium mining zone in Kenya. Environ Sci Pollut Res, DOI 10.1007/s11356-016-7249-1.
  7. Samuel Mwaniki Gaita, Johan Boman, Michael James Gatari, Annemarie Wagner, Sara Kluge Jonsson (2016). Characterization of Size-Fractionated Particulate Matter and Deposition Fractions in Human Respiratory System in a Typical African City: Nairobi, Kenya. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, x: 1–8, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2016.01.0019
  8. Thaddaeus Egondi, Kanyiva Muindi, Catherine Kyobutungi, Michael Gatari, Joacim Rocklöv (2016). Measuring exposure levels of inhalable airborne particles (PM2.5) in two socially deprived areas of Nairobi, Kenya. Environmental Research,148: 500–506, 10.1016/j.envres.2016.03.018.
  9. Nicole S. Ngo, Michael Gatari, Beizhan Yan, Steven N. Chillrud, Kheira Bouhamam, Patrick L. Kinney (2015). Occupational exposure to roadway emissions and inside informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: A pilot study in Nairobi, Kenya. Atmospheric Environment 111:179-184.
  10. S. M. Gaita, J. Boman, M. J. Gatari, J. B. C. Pettersson, and S. Janhäll  (2014). Source apportionment and seasonal variation of PM2.5 in a Sub-Saharan African city: Nairobi, Kenya. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9977–9991.
  11. Michael M. Gatari, John K. Birir, David M. Maina, Stephen M. Mutuli, Wilson M. Kairu (2014). Welding Quality in Kenya: Application of Radiography., Vol.19: 12. Online in
  12. Michael M. Gatari, Wilson M. Kairu, David M. Maina, John K. Birir, Michael L. Muia (2014). Measurement of compressive strength and rebar parameters of reinforced concrete in buildings in Nairobi, Kenya. Proceedings of NDT2014 53rd Annual Conference, Manchester, UK; 9-11 September 2014. In BIDT-UK CD-ROM.
  13. Laura Borgese, Fabjola Bilo, Kouichi Tsuji, Ramón Fernández-Ruiz, Eva Margui, Christina Streli, Giancarlo Pepponi, Hagen Stosnach, Takashi Yamada, Peter Vandenabeele , David M. Maina, Michael Gatari, Keith D. Shepherd, Erick K. Towett, Leonardo Bennun, Graciela Custo, Cristina Vasquez, Laura E. Depero (2014). First Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence round-robin test of water samples: Preliminary results. Spectrochimica Acta Part B, 101: 6–14. 
  14. Eunice Omanga, Lisa Ulmer, Zekarias Berhane, Michael Gatari (2014). Industrial air pollution in rural Kenya: community awareness, risk perception and associations between risk variables. BMC Public Health, 14:377
  15. Kinney P. L., Gatari Gichuru M.,  Volavka-Close N,  Ngo N., Ndiba P. K., Law A., Gachanja A., Gaita S. M., Chillrud, S. N., Sclar E., (2011). Traffic impacts on PM2.5 air quality in Nairobi, Kenya. Environmental Science and Policy, 14 (4): 369-378
  16. J. Boman, J. B. C. Pettersson, M. Gatari, A. Wagner, P. Molnár, (2011). Assessing the environment with X-ray fluorescence. Advances in X-ray Analysis, 54 S. 266-279
  17. Johan Boman, Annemarie Wagner and Michael J. Gatari, (2010). Trace elements in PM2.5 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Spectrochimica Acta Part B 65:478-482.
  18. Naziriwo Betty Bbosa, Wandiga Shem Oyoo and Gatari Michael Gichuru, (2010). Use of TXRF and Convectional Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence Analysis (EDXRF) to determine trace metal concentrations in waters of Nakivubo Channel and Lake Victoria. Lakes and Reservoirs: Reseach and Management, 15(2):101–110.
  19. Y. Ma, M. D. Hays, C. D. Geron, J. T. Walker and M. J. Gatari Gichuru, (2010). Technical Note: Fast two-dimensional GC-MS with thermal extraction for anhydrosugars in fine aerosols. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10: 1–11.
  20. Annemarie Wagner, Johan Boman, Michael J. Gatari, (2008). Elemental analysis of size-fractionated particulate matter sampled in Göteborg, Sweden, Spectrochimica Acta, Part B 63; 1426–1431.
  21. Gatari M. J., Pettersson J. B. C., Kimani W., Boman J., (2008). Inorganic and black carbon aerosol concentrations at a high altitude on Mt Kenya. X-Ray Spectrometry; DOI 10.1002/xrs.1094. 
  22. Gatari M. J., Boman J.,Wagner A., (2008). Characterization of aerosol particles at an industrial background site in Nairobi, Kenya. X-Ray Spectrometry; DOI 10.1002/xrs. 1097
  23. Zakey A. S., Abdel-Wahab M. M., Pettersson J. B. C., Gatari M. J.,  Hallquist M., (2008). Seasonal and spatial variation of atmospheric particulate matter in a developing megacity, the Greater Cairo, Egypt. Atmosfera; 21 (2): 171-189.
  24. Boman J., Gatari M. J., Janhäll S., Shannigrahi A. S., Wagner A., (2008). Elemental content of PM2.5 aerosol particles at different locations in and around Göteborg during February 2005. Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss; 8, 7703-7724. 
  25. Wagner A., Boman J., Gatari M. J., (2008). The elemental analysis of size-fractionated particulate matter using TXRF. Spectrochimica Acta Part B, 63:1426-1431.
  26. Gatari M. J., (2006). Studies of Atmospheric Aerosols and Development of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, ISBN: 91-628-6755-5. PhD Thesis, Department of Chemistry, Goteborg University, Goteborg, Sweden.
  27. Gatari M. J., Boman J., Wagner A., Janhäll S., Isakson J., (2006). Assessment of inorganic content of PM2.5 particles sampled in a rural area north-east of Hanoi, Vietnam. Sc. of Total Environ, 368: 675-685. 
  28. Boman J., Gatari M. J., Wagner A., Hossain M. I., (2005). Elemental characterization of aerosols in urban and rural locations in Bangladesh. X-Ray Spectrometry; DOI 10.1002/xrs.864, 460-467. 
  29. Gatari M. J., Boman J., Maina D. M., (2005). Trace element categorization of pollution sources in the equator town of Nanyuki, Kenya. X-Ray Spectrometry, 34:118-123.
  30. Gatari M., Wagner A., Boman J. (2004). Elemental composition of tropospheric aerosols in Hanoi, Vietnam and Nairobi, Kenya. Sc. of Total Environ., 341: 241-249
  31. Gatari M. J., Boman J. (2003). Black carbon and total carbon measurements at urban and rural sites in Kenya, East Africa. Atmospheric Environ., 37: 1149 – 1154
  32. Gatari M., Boman J., Maina D. M. (2001). Inorganic elemental concentrations in near surface aerosols sampled on the northwest slopes of Mount Kenya. Atmospheric Environ., 35: 6015-6019.