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Coordinator of Physics.

An efficient and committed educator with 8 years of experience in classroom teaching at high school and 6 years as a tutorial fellow and lab demonstrator at Moi university in Kenya and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. I have also 13 months of handling university courses alone as an adjunct lecturer. Through experience I have a proven capability in handling students from various social, cultural and racial backgrounds. Able to handle complex roles or as part of team and having the proven ability to successfully work to tight schedules and deadlines. My area of academic interest are; Materials science/ Physics, Laser and optical spectroscopy and Computational physics. Current running collaborations are with researchers working in Italy, South Africa, Japan and the UK.


  1. I. Motochi, N. W. Makau, G. O. Amolo, Metal–semiconductor ohmic contacts: An ab initio Density Functional Theory study of the structural and electronic properties of metal–diamond (111)-(1×1) interfaces, Diam. Relat. Mater. 23 (2012) 10-17.
  2. I. Motochi, N. W. Makau, G. O. Amolo, B. A. Mathe, S.R. Naidoo, Ab initio structural and electronic study of metals on diamond (111)-(1x1) surface, Proceedings of SAIP 2011, pg. 207-213
  3. E. Aradi, S. R. Naidoo, D. G. Billing, D. Wamwangi, I. Motochi, T. E. Derry, Ion beam modification of the structure and properties of hexagonal boron nitride: An infrared and X-ray diffraction study, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 331 (2014) 140-143
  4. I. Motochi, S.R. Naidoo, B.A. Mathe, R. Erasmus, E. Aradi and T.E. Derry, E.J. Olivier, Surface Brillouin scattering on annealed ion-implanted CVD diamond, Diam. Relat. Mater. 56 (2015), 6-12.
  5. I. Motochi, B.A. Mathe, S.R. Naidoo and T. E. Derry, Surface Brillouin scattering in ion-implanted chemical vapour deposited diamond, Mater. Today: S3 (2016), S145-S152.

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