Meet the RISE Scientists
 
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Meet the Scientists

Namesort descending Nationality
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Completed Degree

Adefunke Abosede Fabuyide

PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian

AMSEN

December 2018


Adewumi Isaac Popoola

MSc & PhD in Physics from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian

AMSEN

July 2013


Agostinho Vilanculos

PhD in Hydrology from Rhodes University

Mozambican

SSAWRN

April 2015


Benjamin Kumwenda

PhD in Bioinformatics from University of Pretoria

Malawian

SABINA

April 2014


Catherine Kaluwa Kaingu

PhD in Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

December 2016


Charles Opiyo Ayieko

MSc in Physics from the University of Nairobi, August 2012

PhD in Physics from the University of Nairobi, December 2017

Kenyan

AMSEN

December 2017


Christine Kyarimpa

PhD in Chemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

January 2018


Clare Njoki Kimani

MSc in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

December 2013


Cosmas Mulwa Muiva

PhD in Physics from the University of Botswana

Kenyan

AMSEN

October 2013


Cyprian Mpinda

PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

Tanzanian

SABINA

November 2018


Davies Oladayo Folorunso

PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria

Nigerian

AMSEN

February 2013


Dominic Ochwang'i

PhD in Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

September 2017


Dorothy Nampanzira

PhD in Livestock Nutrition from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

January 2016


Emmanuel Captain Vellemu

PhD in Water Resources Science from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University, South Africa

Malawian

SSAWRN

April 2018


Eulália Mugabe

PhD in Zoology from the University of Cape Town

Mozambican

WIO-RISE

December 2016


Eunice Makungu

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University, South Africa

Tanzanian

SSAWRN


Faith Mabiki

PhD in Natural Products Chemistry from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania

Tanzanian

RISE-AFNNET

November 2013


Fatai Olufemi Aramide

PhD in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria

Nigerian

AMSEN

April 2014


Fialho P. J. Nehama

PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

Mozambican

WIO-RISE

December 2012


Francis Mwonjoria

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM)

Kenyan

WIO-RISE

November 2014


Francis O. Arimoro

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University (January–December 2009)

Nigerian

SSAWRN

December 2009


Gloria Ntombenhle Hlongwane

PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand

South African

AMSEN


Grace M. Mutia

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS), University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM)

Kenyan

WIO-RISE

November 2014


Immaculate Nakalembe

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University, Uganda

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

June 2012


Irene Thiguku Kamanja

PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from University of Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

August 2014


Isiaka Oluwole Oladele

PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (Composite Material Development Option) from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria

Nigerian

AMSEN

February 2013


James M. Kuria

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from the University of Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

August 2014


Jane Louise Tanner

PhD in Hydrology from the Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes University, South Africa

South African

SSAWRN

April 2014


Jane Namukobe

PhD in Chemistry from Makerere University

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

January 2015


Jared Serem

PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET


Jean Dam

PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

South African

SABINA

June 2016


Joelia Nasaka

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET


John Leslie Odda

PhD in Natural Products- Phyto Pharmacology from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

January 2015


John Nyiro Mwero

PhD in Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

AMSEN

August 2013


Johnson Nasimolo

MSc in Veterinary Anatomy from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

December 2013


Johnson Ngugi

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

AMSEN

September 2018


Joseph Erume

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Wildlife and Animal Resource Management, Makerere University (2009-2010)

Ugandan

SSAWRN

December 2010


Joseph Kisivo Musau

MSc in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

December 2016


Joseph Mwanzia Nguta

PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

September 2011


Justin Omolo

PhD in Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

Tanzanian

SABINA

December 2011


Kennedy Ngwira

MSc in Chemistry from the University of Dar es Salaam, October 2012

PhD in Synthetic Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand

Malawian

SABINA

December 2016


Kenneth Njoroge

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

AMSEN

April 2015


Krasposy Kujinga

PhD in Natural Resource Management – Sociology from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana (UB)

Zimbabwean

SSAWRN

July 2015


Liberata Mwita

MSc in Biotechnology from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Tanzania, December 2012

PhD in Bioinformatics from the University of Pretoria, South Africa

Tanzanian

SABINA

April 2018


Loice Njeri Kamau

PhD in Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

September 2018


Lydia Bunalema

PhD in Pharmacology from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

November 2017


Majuto C. Manyilizu

PhD in Physical Oceanography from the University of Cape Town

Tanzanian

WIO-RISE

June 2014


Micheni Kiraithe

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

December 2015


Moseki Ronald Motsholapheko

PhD in Natural Resources Management from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Motswana

SSAWRN

October 2013


Nqobizitha Siziba

PhD in Freshwater Science from the Okavango Research Institute (ORI), University of Botswana

Zimbabwean

SSAWRN

October 2013


Oghenekaro Nelson Odume

PhD in Water Resource Science from Rhodes University, South Africa, April 2014

MSc with Distinction in Water Resource Science from Rhodes University, April 2011

Nigerian

SSAWRN

April 2014


Oluwatoyin Adenike Olaseinde

PhD in Metallurgy and Materials from the University of the Witwatersrand

Nigerian

AMSEN

December 2014


Omoyemi Ololade Ola-Omole

PhD in Mineral Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria

Nigerian

AMSEN

January 2017


Patrick Engeu Ogwang

PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmacology from Makerere University

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

January 2014


Paul Kojo Mensah

PhD in Water Resource Science from the Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University, South Africa in April 2013.

Ghanaian

SSAWRN

April 2013


Peter Marko Weramwenja

PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

AMSEN


Petrina Kapewangolo

PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Pretoria

Namibian

SABINA

April 2014


Rebecca Nalubega

PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Makerere University

Ugandan

RISE-AFNNET

January 2016


Ronald Okindo Onzago

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from University of Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

August 2014


Sammy K. Rotich

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

AMSEN

July 2017


Siajali Pamba

PhD in Marine Sciences from the Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Dar es Salaam (IMS-UDSM), Tanzania

Tanzanian

WIO-RISE

September 2015


Sithabile Tirivarombo

PhD in Water Resource Science from Rhodes University

Zimbabwean

SSAWRN

August 2012


Stanley Nedritu Wambugu

PhD in Comparative Animal Physiology from the University of Nairobi, Kenya

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET


Suma Fahamu Kibonde

PhD in Natural Products Agriculture/Conservation from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Morogoro, Tanzania

Tanzanian

RISE-AFNNET


Sunette Walter

PhD in Microbiology from University of Namibia (UNAM)

Namibian

SABINA

April 2018


Thabiso Mohobane

PhD in Hydrology from Rhodes University, South Africa

Mosotho

SSAWRN

April 2015


Timothy Ngigi Ngeru

MSc in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Nairobi

Kenyan

AMSEN

September 2018


Tinotenda Shoko

MSc in Applied Chemistry from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College, June 2012

PhD in Chemistry from the University of Pretoria

Zimbabwean

SABINA

September 2018


Valera L. Dias

PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

Mozambican

WIO-RISE

December 2016


Zachary Muthii Rukenya

MSc in Natural Products and Bioprospecting from University of Nairobi

Kenyan

RISE-AFNNET

August 2014