r.Dickson Mubera Andala

Department of Chemistry,
Kenyatta University,
PO Box 43844-00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-020-8710901 ext 57455
Cell phone: +254-705-204610
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Educational Background
PhD. Inorganic/Materials Chemistry, State University of New York at Binghamton, USA.
Master of Science (Inorganic Chemistry); Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, Biochemistry) Kenyatta University, Kenya

Areas of Research Interests

  • Electrospinning and Template-directed Synthesis of Nanostructures
  • Solar Energy for Electricity and Environmental Remediation
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis

Recent Publications

  1. Ochanda, F.; Atkinson, A.; Fey, E. O.; Andala, D.; Jones, W. E. Jr., ‘PAN-based Carbonized Fibers and Metal-carbonized Fiber Nanocomposites for Thermal Transport’, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2010, 10, 1.
  2. Andala, D.; Snyder, B.; Obuya, E.; Jones, W. E. Jr., ‘Design and Enhanced Photocatalytic Activity of Electrospun TiO2 Nanofibers Supports with Au Nanoparticles’, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2011 (Submitted).
  3. Obuya E. O.; Andala, D.; Harrigan, W.; Keane, C. K.; Lippens, J.; Flynn-Wilborn, M.; Jones Jr. W.E., ‘Photodeposited Pd nanoparticle catalysts supported on photoactivated TiO2 nanofibers’ Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 2011, 340(1-2) 89-98.
  4. F. Wafula, L. Yin, P. Borgesen, D. Andala, and N. Dimitrov., ‘Influence of Poly(ethylene glycol) Degradation on Voiding, Sporadically Occurring in Solder Joints with Electroplated Cu’ Journal of Chemical Engineering Data 2011.(Submitted)
  5. Obuya, E.A., Harrigan, W., O’Brien, T., Andala, D., Mushibe, E. and Jones Jr, W.E. ‘Fabrication of Rh-doped TiO2 nanofibers for Visible Light Degradation of Rhodamine B’ Materials Research Society Proceedings, spring 2011.
  6. Andala, D., In Nanotechnology in Undergraduate Education; Pacheco, A.O. K; Schwenz, W. R. and Jones, W.E. Jr. Editors; American Chemical Society Symposium Series 1010, Division of Chemical Education: Washington DC, 2009.
  7. Ochanda, F.; Cho, K.; Andala, D., Keane, T. C.; Jones, W. E. Jr., ‘Synthesis and Optical Properties of ZnO Nanotubes from Electrospun Polymer Fiber Templates’, Langmuir 2009, 25(13), 7547
  8. Andala, D.; Muriithi, N.; Onindo, C., ‘The Reaction of Molybdenum Halocarbonyl complexes, [Mo(CO)4X2]2 (X=Cl, Br) with Selected Tertiary Alkylamines’, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference, Kenya Chemical Society, 22-26th August 2005, Kenyatta University, Kenya.

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