I am an Associate Professor of Physics at the Maasai Mara University having over 17 years of teaching and research in areas of basic physics, engineering physics and electronics, solar energy, process control, and photovoltaics. I am a certified Solar PV Trainer having been the coordinator and lead trainer for Solar Photovoltaics for both off the grid and grid-tie systems for over ten years. I also offer consultancy in renewable energy and low carbon technology adoption, development of training curriculum for PV in Kenya incorporating T1, T2, and T3 levels. I co-ordinate the promotion of Physics and Science in high schools in Kenya through organized visits and talks to high school students for the department. I teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of basic physics, materials science and solar energy materials and applications. I also provide policy advice and consultancy on climate change policy with a particular focus on low carbon technology transfer and development to the Government of Kenya towards the implementation of Vision 2030 flagship projects. I am Chair of the Board of Solar for Sub Saharan Communities (S3C) Kenya Foundation, a social venture working in Kenya towards the provision of clean energy to schools and communities in remote villages. I have participated and continue to participate in research collaborations with partners in Sweden, the UK, and Germany in areas of solar energy materials research and applications.
DATE /PLACE OF BIRTH: 28th February 1973, Bungoma County, Kenya
MARITAL STATUS: Married with three children.
II ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
2010 Ph.D. in Physics (Solar Energy Materials), University of Nairobi & Uppsala University, Sweden
2001 MSc in Physics, University of Nairobi
1996 BSc (Upper 2nd Class Hons), Physics Major, University of Nairobi
1990 KCSE, Bungoma High School, Bungoma
1986 KCPE, Ndengelwa Primary School, Bungoma
My research interests are in the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus focusing on SDGS 2, 6, 7 (i.e. Zero hunger while accessing clean water and energy) at an affordable level while taking into consideration its sustainability in SDG 13 (Climate Action). I seek to contribute towards finding solutions to problems affecting us locally by applying a scientific approach that meets global standards in a sustainable way. The approach is both at basic scientific approach as well as application research as listed below: (1) Dye-sensitized solar cells, (2) Solar energy materials, (3) Nanomaterials for Energy and Environment, (4) Engineered nanomaterials and nature interface, (5) Solar Energy, (6) PV applications (6) Spectroscopic techniques (7) Smart grids
Justus Simiyu, Novel Food & Energy Concept towards Electricity Generation & Food Security, Workshop on Solar Energy Materials for Energy Need in Africa, in Honor of the Late Prof. R. Kivaisi & 2nd MSSEESA Conference October 30 — November 4, 2017, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Waita, S., Simiyu, J., Kiragu, A.N., Imali, V., Aduda, B. A simple low cost solar panel/cell characterization experiment for senior undergraduate Students, ISES Solar World Congress 2015, Conference Proceedings
Simiyu J., S. Waita, R. Musembi, A. Ogacho, B. Aduda Promotion of PV Uptake and Sector Growth in Kenya through Value Added Training in PV Sizing, Installation and Maintenance, Science Direct Energy Procedia 57(2014) 817 – 825
Professor Adu Adenauer Makokha Wasike. Tel number: +254722748492
Director, Office of Directorate of Postgraduate Studies
I studied Applied Mathematics at the University of Nairobi (UoN), where I got a Ph.D. in Applied Dynamical systems in 1997. I also studied Biomathematics at the University of Konstanz and Functional Differential Equations (FDE) at the University of Giessen in Germany. I had a short stay at the Center for Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Studies (CDSNS) Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) for my Postdoctoral and as an Adjunct Faculty. I had the privilege to visit FU Berlin, where I participated in many seminars in mathematics.
Besides academic work, I have good knowledge in Transformational Leadership, Change Management, Strategic Thinking, Strategic Planning, Strategic Budgeting, and Strategic Implementation through a Balanced Scorecard (BSC), Result Based Management. I have formal training in and Negotiating Skills from Government Training Institute (GTI) at Matuga and BSC from the Center for Strategy and Management. I have done Corporate Governance at the Kenya School of Government. I do consultancies on Performance Contracting seminars on Strategic thinking for some universities and Kakamega county government. In addition, I have raised funds for student’s research and for the construction of academic facilities in an academic institution.
My mission is to live a quality life, learn and leave an enduring legacy in life, research, poverty reduction, intellectually creative enterprise innovation, and transformative university and public administration and leadership.
i) Goethe Institute, Freiburg, Germany (Oct. 1990 - Apr. 1991) Learned German language
ii) University of Konstanz, Germany (Apr. 1991 - May 1992) Studied: Dynamical Systems, Ordinary Differential equations and Biomathematics.
iii) University of Giessen, Germany (April 1995 - October 1995) Studied: Functional Differential Equations.
iv) Ph.D. in Dynamical systems. The University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1997. Title of the Thesis "An Analytical and Numerical Study of a System of Coupled Oscillators with a Time Lag in the Coupling."
v) MSc in Applied Mathematics. The University of Nairobi, Kenya, September 1988. Title of the Project "Numerical Computation of Periodic Solutions of Second Order Ordinary Differential Equations by Finite Difference Methods."
vi) Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics (Hons.) University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1986.
ADMINISTRATIVE, MANAGEMENT, AND LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES
1) Vice-Chairman and Ag. Chairman Student Organisation of the University of Nairobi (SONU) 1984-1986. Student’s representative to the college of Biological and Physical Sciences (CBPS) Academic Board, University of Nairobi. 1983-1986.
2) Chairman Muguga Club, 2001-2002
3) Faculty of Science of the University of Nairobi, representative to Senate of the University of Nairobi (2002- June 2006).
Achievements: Participated in many senate committees.
4) Chairman Computer Committee, School of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, 2003-2008.
Achievements: For the first time used the money generated by Module programme to purchase computers for all offices in the school and equipped them with relevant pieces of software and internet connectivity at the cost of about Ksh 1,800,000. This occurred at the time when connectivity was at its infancy in the university.
5) College of Biological and physical sciences, University of Nairobi, representative of San Marco Satellite Earth Station in Malindi, 2003-2008.
6) Chairman of the Local Organizing group of and Member the International Scientific Committee of the Eastern African Mathematics Conference & Mathematical Workshop in Nairobi held at the Kenya Institute of Education 4/12/2006 to 10/12/2006.
Achievements: Organised and attended the Eastern African Mathematics Conference & Mathematical Workshop in Nairobi at Kenya Institute of Education 4/12/2006 to 10/12/2006.
7) Subject Leader, Mathematics, African Virtual University, May 2008-October 2009: Responsibilities: Provide leadership in Mathematics, facilitate in the implementation of policies and procedures, guide students in mathematics, prepare and submit quarterly reports to the university, member of Teacher Advisory Committee, facilitate in the development of online programmes for students, (See other terms of reference in the attached letter of appointment).
8) Ag. Dean School of Graduate studies MMUST, July-October 2009. Achievements: Streamlined the procedure and guidelines of Theses Examination. Chaired various senate ad-hoc committees.
9) Director Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, October 2009-October 2015. Achievements: Founder Director of the Directorate that is in charge of Performance contracting, Performance Appraisal System (PAS), and Monitoring and evaluating performance. Organized a successful workshop on the Result Based Management and PAS at the cost of about Ksh 850,000.
Developed Performance Appraisal Tools and policy on the system of reward for best performers at MMUST.
10) Member of the Quality Assurance Board and Management Review Committee at MMUST October 2009-October 2015.
Achievements: Steered the University to ISO certification and maintained quality.
11) September October 2015- October 2017. Member of the Senate of MMUST.
Achievement: Chaired various senate ad-hoc committees.
Achievement: Member of various senate ad-hoc committees. 13) May 2018- to Date: Member of the Senate of MMU.
Achievement: Chaired various senate ad-hoc committees.
Description of Achievements
July 1988 – May 1989 Assistant Telecomm Controller: Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation.
Did Planning for Telecommunication services.
Achievements: Revised MSC. Programme in Applied Mathematics to include, among other notable changes new trends in Mathematics, Dynamical Systems, and Functional Differential Equations. This knowledge is important in mathematical modeling.
March 2003- 31st October 2008 Senior Lecturer: University of Nairobi Achievements: Developed Study Material for Open and Distant Learning (ODL) Science Program as follows:
a) Ordinary Differential Equations I: University of Nairobi (2005)
b) Ordinary Differential Equations II: University of Nairobi (2006)
c) Ordinary Differential Equations I: University of Nairobi (Electronic content- Asynchronize mode) (2005)
d) Ordinary Differential Equations III: University of Nairobi (2007)
12th June 2008- March.2015. Associate professor Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST).
Achievements: Revised MSC and Ph.D. Programmes in Applied Mathematics to include, among other notable changes, Dynamical Systems, Functional Differential Equations, Stochastic Differential Equations and Biomathematics. Developed a curriculum on Monitoring and Evaluation. This knowledge is important in mathematical modeling.
25th March. 2015- to Date Professor
1st Sept. 2015–31st September 2016: Sabbatical at Maasai Mara University, Narok.
Achievements: Development post graduate programme in Applied Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science.
1. A. A. M. Wasike: An analytical and numerical study of a system of Linearly Two Coupled Oscillators with a time Lag in the coupling; Proceedings of the first conference of the Kenya Mathematical Society 1993: 27-28. Ed. Ogana & Mberia
2. A. A. M. Wasike: Periodic solutions of systems of delay differential equations. Indian Journal of Mathematics Vol. 44 No. 1 95-117 (2002).
3. A. A. M. Wasike, W. Ogana: Periodic solutions of a system of delay differential equations for a small delay. Journal of Science Research - Science and Technology Vol. 7 No. 2 (2002).295-302
4. A. A. M. Wasike: Synchronization and Oscillator death in diffusively coupled lattice oscillators. International Journal of Mathematical Sciences Vol. 2 No. 1 (2003), 67-825.
5. A.A.M. Wasike, N. R. Ndungu., G.P. Pokhariyal: Global asymptotic behaviour of Aquatic Vegetation in a system with periodic Nutrient supply, African journal of science and Technology (AJST) Vol. 7 No.4 (2006), 41-50
6. Lecture Notes in Ordinary Differential Equations I: University of Nairobi (2005)
7. Lecture Notes in Ordinary Differential Equations II: University of Nairobi (2006)
8. Lecture Notes in Ordinary Differential Equations I: University of Nairobi (Electronic content- Asynchronize mode) (2005)
9. Lecture Notes in Ordinary Differential Equations III: University of Nairobi (2007)
10.A.A.M. Wasike, K.T. Rotich: Synchronization, Persistence in Diffusively Coupled Lattice Oscillators Sultan Qaboos University Journal of Science, Vol.12 (1) (2007): 41-52.
11.A.A.M. Wasike, Stability and Persistence of Synchronization in a Diffusive-time- lag Coupling. SQU Journal for Science, Vol.13 (2008) 33-41
12.A.A.M. Wasike, Stability of the Synchronized Manifold in an All-to-all time Lag-diffusively Coupled Oscillators, SQU Journal for Science Vol. 14 (2009),45-51.
13. G. Kimathi, A.A.M. Wasike, G.P. Pokhariyal: Mutual Inhibition, Competition, and Periodicity in a Two Species Chemostat-like System. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation Vol. 4(1) (2012), 77-86.
14.A.A.M. Wasike, George E. Kimathi, Ganesh P. Pokhariyal, Global asymptotic behaviour of aquatic vegetation in a periodically mediated system. International Journal of Modern Engineering Research (IJMER) Vol. 2(5) (2012), 3248-3256
15. G. E. Kimathi, A. A. M. Wasike, G. P. Pokhariyal, Mutual Inhibition in a Two Species Chemostat-like System. American Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences Vol 2. No1 (2013) 19-29.
16. A. A. M. Wasike, F.T. Kibwott, G.O. Lawi, M.O. Nyukuri, A HIV/AIDS Model in a Homogeneous Population with Time Lags in the Transmission. Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 8 No. 34 (2014), 1643-1657.
17.A. A. M. Wasike, S.A. Bonga'ng'a, G.O. Lawi, M.O. Nyukuri, A Predator-Prey Model with a Time Lag in the Migration. Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 8 No. 75 (2014), 3721- 3732.
18.S. Sindayigaya, K.L. Nyongesa, A.A.M. Wasike, Statistical Model for Poverty Estimation with Assessment of One-Cow-one Family Program in Rwanda, International Journal of Statistics and Systems. Vol. 9. No. 2 (2014) 119-145
19.Makwata H. O., Wasike A.A.M, Ochanda,O.B, Stability Analysis of a Fishery Model with Nonlinear Variation in Market Price AJEST Vol. 1 (2015) 158-163.
20.Chinyingi, P.W., Wasike, A.A.M, Lawi. G.,Kibwott, F.T. Mutual Inhibition to growth with Holling Type III inhibition function in a Two Species Chemostat-like System. IOSR Journal of mathematics, (2015) Vol II. Issue 4.
21. R.W. Wanyonyi, K.L. Nyongesa ., A.A.M. Wasike; Estimation of Proportion of a Trait by Batch Testing with Errors in Inspection in a Quality Control Process, International Journal of Statistics and Applications, 2015 5(6) 268-278.
22. R.W. Wanyonyi , K.L. Nyongesa, A.A.M. Wasike; Estimation of Proportion of a Trait by Batch Testing Model Quality Control Process, American Journal of Theoretical Statistics, 2015 4(6),pp 619-629.
23.Makokha, L. Nyongesa, K.L., Wasike, A.A.M, Chonge, M, Tireito,F, F., Wasawa, S. Markovian Model of Rainfall Pattern with Application. IOSR Journal of Mathematics, (2016) Vol.12.Issue 4, Ver. II,pp70-74.
24.S. Sindayigaya, K.L. Nyongesa, A.A.M. Wasike; The Population Mean and its Variance in the Presence of Genocide for a Simple Birth-Death-Immigration-Emigration Using the Probability Generating Function; International Journal of Statistics and Analysis. Vol. 6. No. 1 (2016) 1-16
25.Simwa, R.O., Wasike, A.A.M., Pokhariyal, G.P., An HIV/AIDS model with information on Individuals HIV/AIDS status. International Journal of Emerging Technology & Research. Vol 3, Issue 4 ( 2016) 71-76
26.S. Sindayigaya, K.L. Nyongesa, A.A.M. Wasike, Statistical Model for Poverty Estimation with Assessment of One-Cow-one Family Program in Rwanda, International Journal of Statistics and Systems. Vol. 9. No. 2 (2014) 119-145
27. Juliana Chitai, Adu A.M. Wasike; Multistability Analysis of a mathematical model of the interaction of Opuntia Stricta and Dactylopius opuntiae; Jounal of Innovative Technology and Education. Vol. 4. No. 1, 121-129(2017)
28.Makwata H. O., Wasike A.A.M, Chikamai, Stability Bifurcation Analysis of a Fishery Model with Nonlinear Variation in Market Price; Applied Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 12. No. 7, 337-350(2018)
29. Wasike A.A.M., Robustness and Stability of Synchronization in a Diffusive-time- lag Coupling. Turkish journal of Mathematics and computer science (In Review)
30.Makwata H., Lawi G., Akinyi C. Wasike A.A.M, A fishery model with dispensation term in the population growth equation ; journal of Innovative Technology and Education(Submitted).
31.Makwata H., Lawi G., Akinyi C. Wasike A.A.M, Stability and Bifurcation Analysis of a fishery model with Allee Effects; Journal of Innovative Technology and Education(Submitted)
32.Applied Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations (Book). In Preparation
AWARDS AND GRANTS
(i) DAAD Scholarship, Oct. 1986 – Oct. 1988: Masters at the University of Nairobi.
(ii) DAAD Scholarship, Oct. 1990 – May 1992: Ph.D. University of Konstanz, Germany.
(iii) DAAD Scholarship, Apr.1995 – Sep. 1995. University of Giessen, Germany. (DM. 9600)
(iv) DAAD Research Grant 1992. (DM 22,000)
(v) UNESCO Fellowship-Research: 1st June 1997 – 31st Aug. 1997. Post doctoral Visit at the Centre of dynamical systems and nonlinear studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. (US $ 4000)
(vi) DAAD Research fellowship, Apr. 2005 – June .2005: Freie University Berlin, Germany. (EUR. 9600)
(vii) Raised a grant from DAAD to purchase computers for the Department of Mathematics, University of Nairobi, 1996. (Ksh 1,568,000)
(viii) Jointly with Prof. John Odhiambo- Strathmore University, Prof. Henry Mwambi- Kwazulu Natal raised a grant from DAAD to purchase books for the School of Mathematics Library, University of Nairobi, 2003. (Cost aprrox. Ksh 2,000,000)
(ix) Raised Research Grants for George Kimathi PhD. Work 2010 (Ksh 1.2 Million)
(x) Raised Research Grants for Ronald Wanyonyi PhD. Work 2014, (Ksh 850,000)
(xi) Raised Grants for Ndivisi Girls High school for various infrastructure facilities, years 2012-2015 (Ksh 36 Million).
(xii) ICS-World Laboratory July 1990 (Swiss Francs 24,000) SUMMARY OF FUNDING
Commission For University Education Stakeholder Engagement Workshops (Eldoret- 26th – 28th AUGUST, 2018)
3) Role University Should Play in the move from exam-oriented education to competency-based education, how is the university preparing for the students;
4) Benefits of CUE engagement with universities’ and how to improve;
5) By 2018-All teaching staff MUST hold a Ph.D. asset in 2014- need to revisit because it has not been realised;
6) Funding for University education and research;
International Conference on Mathematics and Mathematics Education (Ordu Turkey, 26th June-29th June 2018) The following was done:
1) CurrentresearchtrendsinMathematics,computationalmathematicsandMathematics Education;
Corporate Governance Course (Kenya School of Government 15/02/2016-19/02/2016) The following was covered:
1) The concept & principles of Corporate Governance;
2) Strategic Thinking;
3) Risk Management Framework;
4) Effective Conduct of Board Meetings, Communication and Reporting in Boards, Ethics in Corporate Governance and Directorship, Code of Best Practice, corporate culture, Performance Management, Official Etiquettes and Protocol etc.
3rd Council Retreat: Transformative Leadership for Quality Higher Education in Attainment of Vision 2030 (Mombasa Beach Hotel, 19/08/2015- 21/08/2015).
2. Transformational leadership;
3. Change management;
4. Strategic Thinking;
5. Strategic Planning;
6. Strategic Budgeting;
7. Strategic Implementation through a Balanced Scorecard (BSC) and;
8. Result Based Management.
Stakeholders Workshop on the Strategic Plan(SP) for the period 2015/2016-2009/2010 (Starburck Hotel Eldoret 5/2/2015-7/2/2015)
Fine tune the SP.
Biomathematics Workshop MoHEST (Kenya)-IRD(France)
(Morendat, Naivasha, 22/ 6/2009-26/ 6/2009) The following was done:
1) Presentation of academic papers:
2) Established a collaboration with IRD(France), where Kenyan mathematicians can do joint research with French mathematicians;
3) Kenyan students can to PhD. research in France.
World intellectual property rights workshop (Moi University Eldoret, 9/11/97-14/11/97) The following was covered:
1) Strategic Considerations Related to Commercial Exploitation of Intellectual Property and Know-How: Intellectual Property Rights in the Educational Process; Intellectual Property Rights in the Business Development of Universities; Intellectual Property Rights in the Protection of Selling Ideas in Universities;
2) Patents, Trade Marks, Geographical origin.etc.
Monitoring & Evaluation Curriculum Development Workshop Great Rift Valley Lodge & Resort, Naivasha22/11/2010- 26/11/2010)
Together with Stakeholders, developed a curriculum in Monitoring and Evaluation.