School of pure and applied sciences

Specialization area is Organic and Analytical Chemistry. Research interest in Organic synthesis, Bioprospecting of active natural products for alternative medicine, Super absorbents, Nanotechnology (Electrospinning of Nanofiber) for water treatment, Drug delivery systems and skin grafts and Environmental pollution monitoring. Has 9 years’ experience working in higher education

On-going Research:

  • Facility for Epidemilogical profiles of snakebites, antivenom efficacy and their socio-economic impact in three dry regions of Kenya

Degrees Awarded

  • PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2012    
  • Master of Science, Kenyatta University, 2008
  • Bachelor of Education (Sc), Kenyatta University, 1997

Current Professional/Scientific Interests, Memberships, and Activities:

  • Organic synthesis, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry, Nanochemistry, Nanofiber/Nanomaterial design,
  • Kenya Chemical Society, 2016
  • South Africa Chemical Institute (SACI)

Research, Scholarly, Professional and Scientific Activities

  1. Musyoka, S. M., Mittal, H., Mishra, S. B., Ngila, J. C. (2014). Effect of functionalisation on the adsorption capacity of cellulose for the removal of methyl violet from aqueous solution. Internat. J. Bio. Macromol. 65: 389-97
  2. Stephen Makali Musyoka, Jane Catherine Ngila, Bhekie B. Mamba (2013). Remediation studies of trace metals in natural and treated water using surface modified biopolymer nanofibers. J. Phy. Chem. Earth, A/B/C 66: 45–50
  3. Philiswa N. Nomngongo, J. Catherine Ngila, Stephen M. Musyoka, Titus A.M. Msagati, Brenda Moodley. (2013). Simultaneous preconcentration using electrospun cellulose-oxolane-2,5-dione nanofibers and determination of trace metal ions in gasoline samples with inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. Analytical Methods 5: 3000-8

Contacts

Email address: smakali@seku.ac.ke, Mob No. 0713323050

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