Dr. Kamau Gachigi is the Chairman and Coordinator of the University of Nairobi Science and Technology Park.
He is also a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nairobi, Kenya (since 1999), where he teaches materials science to both mechanical and electrical engineering students. His current areas of research include activated carbon from agricultural wastes for use in affordable potable-water filtration, and investigation into value addition of titanium and iron bearing ores. He also runs a Fab Lab which serves as a rapid prototyping center within the S&TP. He has published 6 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, and was awarded a U.S. patent during his doctoral studies. He obtained his PhD (1996) in Solid State Science at the Pennsylvania State University, USA where he specialized in electronic ceramics for capacitor applications. He spent 2.5 years in Japan as a researcher for the electronic, and component manufacturer TDK. He is also a lay Christian preacher, with a particular interest in the linkages between science and spirituality. Prior to becoming a Christian he spent 10 years as a practicing Hindu, during which time he performed a pilgrimage to India.
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