MR.SAMWEL KAMAU MAINA

Professional qualifications

  • Experienced in geology and geophysical field data collection and mapping
  • GIS and Remote Sensing data Analysis specialist with advanced skills in image analysis and spatial modeling using GIS software
  • Skilled in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA)
  • Proven organizational and fieldwork planning skills
  • Advanced skills in multispectral satellite image analysis and interpretation
  • Experienced in geodatabase management and environmental modeling
  • Quick adaptability and capable of working in a multicultural environment
  • Skilled in 3D modeling using geophysical data

Education

  • Sep. 2018-to-Date: PhD in Engineering Geology- University of Nairobi
  • Sep. 2012 – March 2014: MSc. In GeoInformation Science (GIS) and Earth Observation; specialized in Engineering & Environmental Geology; Cert. 14-03-2014- University of Twente
  • Sep. 2007 – June 2011: B.Sc. in General Geology, Cert. 09-09-2011- University of Nairobi
    Relevant courses: Exploration Geophysics, Engineering Geology, Stratigraphy, Environmental Geology, Sedimentary petrology, Structural Geology

Publications (articles)

  1. In preparation: Trends in geoscience education and professional training in Kenya
  2. 2018 Kamau, S. M.,& Kebenei, M. (2018).Mapping and Quantification of Land degradation for the period 2000 to 2015 in Makueni County using Remote Sensing Technique, RC2018Conference Proceeding; Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development
  3. 2017 Kamau, S.M.,& Mutati, M. (2017). Identification of suitable sites for sand dams in Kitui South using Multi-Criteria Approach;International Journal for GIS and Remote Sensing
  4. 2015 Kamau, S. M. (2015). Spatial modeling of the groundseismic response at varied regolith depthsin Balakot – Muzaffarabad area in Pakistan, MSc. Thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands.
  5. 2013 Kamau, S. M.,& Adhikari, B.R. (2013). Pre-Feasibility Study of Circular Tunnel for Physics Particle Research in the Falset region, Spain, Tunnels and Underground Space Technology, pp. 45.
  6. 2012 Kamau, S. M., Gicheru, C., Njahia, J., & Omollo, L. (2012). Hydrogeological modelling of Merti Aquifer in Isiolo County, Kenya. Technical Report
  7. 2011 Kamau, S. M., (2011). Reservoir rock characterization of Lamu Basin along Kenyan Coastal area. University of Nairobi, Geology Repository
  8. 2010 Kamau, S. M., (2010). Geology of Ielanthi-Nzalae Area in Kithyoko, Machakos-Kitui County, Kenya, Technical Report

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