Prof Michael Gatari (centre), Director Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, made a visit to Rwanda's Atmospheric Observatory Centre in Kigali on 6th March 2020. In the picture is Dr Jimmy Gasore (right), the Chief scientist, Rwanda Climate Observatory and Mr Habineza Theobard (left), the Technical Expert in the same organisation
S.K. Bartilol (Chief Technologist) attended the Final coordination meeting for Project RAF7016 “Establishing and Improving Air Pollution Monitoring in Africa” which took place in Harare, Zimbabwe from 17th – 21st February 2020. The event was hosted by the Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry with the Permanent Secretary opening the meeting and closed by a representative.
Mr Mathius M. Mailu (left), a technologist at the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, travelled to Zambia on for an African Clean Energy (ACE) assessment and Evaluation. He is part of the UoN Lighting Africa Laboratory team which is involved with testing and evaluation of off-grid solar products. During his week-long stay from 24-28th February, he will be assisting the Zambia team to lay the groundwork for the establishment of off-grid energy access testing laboratory in the country.
The UoN-LL and Lighting Global Quality Assurance team hosted World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and representatives from the National Ministries of Energy from over 20 countries who are working on off-grid energy access programs on 21st February 2020. The study tour followed the Global Off-Grid Solar Forum & Expo 2020 which was being held at Safaripark Hotel from February 18th - 20th, 2020. The participants were officially received and welcomed by Prof. Peter Ngau, Principal College of Architecture & Engineering.
The UoN-LL and Lighting Global Quality Assurance team finalized their preparations to host a study tour on Quality Assurance for Off-grid Solar Products scheduled for 21st February 2019 from 8:30-11:30 am. World Bank Task Team Leaders (TTLs) and representatives from national ministries of energy who are working on off-grid energy access programs are expected to attend.
Women in Science mentorship seminar hosted by Prof. Michael Gatari-Director INST held in the conference room Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology on Friday 22 November 2019. It involved the current and alumni ladies from INST and from University of Nairobi at large who are in science disciplines. The guest speakers were;
1.Prof. Lydia Njenga- Director, Graduate school, UoN
2.Prof. Faith Karanja-Lecturer, Department of Geospatial and space technology, UoN
Anvar Joseph Alot, a second-year student taking a Master’s of Science degree at the University of Nairobi successfully defended his MSc proposal on 3rd December 2019 at the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology Boardroom. His research study is on the structural health evaluation of the Kenyan pipeline system (Line 1- Mombasa to Nairobi). Read full abstract here
Prof Willie du Preez and Dr Maina Maringa, Material Scientists at Centre for Rapid Prototyping and Manufacturing (CRPM), Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, Central University of Technology (CUT), Free State, South Africa met with a team from the University of Nairobi led by Prof Gatari, the Director Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology for briefing and planning meeting on Additive Manufacturing.