Makokha John Wanjala

Dr. Makokha John Wanjala

Name: Dr. Makokha John Wanjala

Contact details:

E-mail: makokhajw@kibu.ac.ke

Website: kibu.ac.ke

Academic Qualification

Institution [ Date from – to ]Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:
University of Nairobi,Kenya,2007-2010Doctor of Philosophy in Physics
University of Nairobi,Kenya,2002-2006Master of Science in Physics
University of Nairobi,KenyaBSc. Physics

Field of Specialization

  • Atmospheric Physics

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the physics Society of Kenya

Work Experience

Date from toInstitution, Location (City, Country)Person Responsible ToPositionResponsibilities/Duties
2019-DateKibabii University,Bungoma,KenyaCOD-
Science,Technology and Engineering
Senior
Lecturer
  • Teaching several undergraduate and post graduate courses including Quantum mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Environmental Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Solid state physics, Electromagnetism, Mathematical physics, Statistical Mechanics, Electrical, Magnetic and optical Properties of Solids, Seminars in Physics, Advanced Laboratory Techniques and Thermodynamics etc
  • Performing advanced research in Atmospheric Physics based on both active and passive remote sensing techniques and artificial intelligence e.g. Artificial Neuron Networks and Support Vector Machines.
  • Supervising Postgraduate Students in Atmospheric Physics
2014-2018Kibabii University,Bungoma,KenyaCOD-
Science,Technology and Engineering
Lecturer
  • Teaching several undergraduate and post graduate courses including Quantum mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Environmental Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Solid state physics, Electromagnetism, Mathematical physics, Statistical Mechanics, Electrical, Magnetic and optical Properties of Solids, Seminars in Physics, Advanced Laboratory Techniques and Thermodynamics etc
  • Performing advanced research in Atmospheric Physics based on both active and passive remote sensing techniques and artificial intelligence e.g. Artificial Neuron Networks and Support Vector Machines.
  • Supervising Postgraduate Students in Atmospheric Physics
2012-2014University of Kabianga,Kericho,KenyaCOD-PhysicsAssistant Lecture
  • Teaching several undergraduate courses including Quantum mechanics, Mechanics, Environmental Physics and Nuclear Physics.
  • Performing advanced research in Applied Nuclear and Radiation Physics using artificial intelligence techniques e.g. Artificial Neuron Networks and Support Vector Machines
2010-2012University of Nairobi,KenyaCOD-PhysicsPart-Time lecturerTeaching several Physics courses including Quantum mechanics, Mechanics, Physics for computing Systems, Environmental Physics and Nuclear Physics

Professional Research Interest

  • Climate Change and modelling
  • Atmospheric physics

Research Experience and Funds Attracted

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Consultancy

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Selected Publications 2015-2018: Books and Book Chapters

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Selected Publications 2015-2018: Scientific Articles Published in Refereed Journals

  1. Situma, Y., Odhiambo, J. O. and Makokha, J. W. (2018). EDXRF Spectroscopic Elemental Analysis for Efficacy of Kibabii University Sewage Treatment System. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4992. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104992
  2. Khamala, G. W., Odhiambo, J. O. and Makokha, J. W. (2018). Seasonal Variability in Aerosol Microphysical Properties over Selected Rural, Urban and Maritime Sites in Kenya. Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) 5:1-17.https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104821.
  3. Mukubwa, A. W., Odhiambo, J. O. and Makokha, J. W. (2018). Thermodynamic Properties of Yttrium Based Cuprate Due to Electron-Cooper Pair Interaction Using BVT. Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) 5:1-14. https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104880.
  4. J. W. Makokha and J. O. Odhiambo (2018). Optical Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols via Airborne Spectral Imaging and Self-organizing Map for Climate Change Diagnostics”. Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) 5:1-10. https://doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104698.
  5. J. W. Makokha and J. O. Odhiambo (2018). Spatial-Temporal Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols via Airborne Spectral Imaging and Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Maps, Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 6:101-110.
  6. J. O. Odhiambo and J. W. Makokha (2018). Specific Heat and Entropy of a Three Electron Model in Bismuth Based Cuprate Superconductor. World Journal of Applied Physics. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 19-24. doi: 10.11648/j.wjap.20180302.11.
  7. J. W. Makokha, J. O. Odhiambo and J. S. Godfrey (2018). Long Term Assessment of Aerosol Radiative Forcing Over Selected Sites of East Africa, Journal of Geoscience and Environment Protection, 6 (4): 22-34
  8. J. W. Makokha, J. O. Odhiambo and J. S. Godfrey (2017). Trend Analysis of Aerosol Optical Depth and Ångström Exponent Anomaly Over East Africa, Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 7(4): 588-603.
  9. J. W. Makokha, H. K. Angeyo and J. N. Muthama (2017). Aerosol Optical Depth and Precipitation Projections Over East Africa utilizing Self-Organizing Map, International Journal of Science & Technoledge, 5 (3): 166-175.
  10. J. W. Makokha, H. K. Angeyo and J. N. Muthama (2016). Long Term Change Point Detections in Total Ozone Column over East Africa via Maximal Overlap Discrete Wavelet Transform, American Research Journal of Physics, 2:1-9
  11. J. W. Makokha, H. K. Angeyo and J. N. Muthama (2015). Retrieval of aerosol optical depth over ecologically stressed East African land surfaces from top of atmosphere radiance utilizing the aerosol free vegetation index. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies & Management 8(Suppl. 2): 949 – 965
  12. J. W. Makokha, H. K. Angeyo and J. N. Muthama, (2015). Sun-photometric study and multivariate analysis of aerosol optical depth variability over some representative sites of the Kenyan atmosphere. International Journal of Biochemiphysics. 23:15-28.

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