Message from Chairperson

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry


Prof. J. Matasyoh

The Department of Chemistry has qualified academic and technical staff that carry out high quality teaching and research. The staff are involved in research that is aimed at contributing to Kenya vision 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The department continues to be in a period of rapid growth in student and teaching facilities.

The objectives of the Department are to provide a conducive training environment for undergraduate and post graduate students. It hosts an ultra-modern physical sciences block with some state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. These facilities allow for conducting both basic and applied research. The department is supported by competent teaching staff and technologists.

The departmental staff have been very successful in securing grants for research from local and international donor agencies. They are also involved in international research collaborations that include both students and staff exchanges. The staff publish high quality research papers in peer reviewed journals. The department produces a number of products that include detergents and sanitisers. It played a very prominent role in measures to contain the COVID – 19 epidemic.