Faculty Profiles


Name: Dr. Agatha Wagutu


  • PhD-materials Science and Engineering, 2019- Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NMAIST)- Tanzania
  • MSc-Chemistry, 2010- Kenyatta University- Kenya
  • B.Ed.-Science (Chem/Maths), Moi University, 2002- - Kenya

Research Interests


  1. Wagutu A., Yano K., Sato K., Park E., Iso Y., and Isobe T., (2019). Musa AAA and Jatropha curcas L. sap mediated TiO2 nanoparticles: synthesis and characterization, Scientific African, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e00203.
  2. Wagutu A., Pogrebnaya T., and Machunda R., (2018) Study of interaction of chitosan with fluoride. Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, 8:3170 – 3177, ISSN 2069-5837. 
  3. Wagutu, A., Machunda, R., & Jande, Y. (2018). Preparation and Characterization of Biogenic Chitosan-Hydroxyapatite Composite: Application in Defluoridation. MRS Advances, 1-10. doi:10.1557/adv.2018.206 
  4. Agatha W. Wagutu, Revocatus Machunda and Yusufu A.C .Jande, (2017). Crustacean derived calcium phosphate systems: Application in defluoridation of drinking water in East African Rift Valley. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 357: 95-105. doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.12.049. 
  5. Wagutu Agatha, (2012). Oil plants as sources of fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel) in Kenya. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Deutshland/ Germany.  ISBN: 978-3-8465-8709-6, 129 pages 
  6. Wagutu A. W., Thoruwa T.F., Chhabra S. C., Thoruwa C. L. & Mahunnah R.A., (2010). Performance of wick stoves using fatty acid methyl esters derived from oil plants in Kenya Biomass and Bioenergy, 34: 1250-1256. 
  7. Wagutu A.W., Chhabra S. C., Thoruwa C. L., Thoruwa  T.F. & Mahunnah R.A. (2009). Indigenous oil crops as sources for production of biodiesel in Kenya. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 23(3): 359-370. 
  8. Wagutu A.W., Chhabra S. C., Thoruwa C. L., Thoruwa T.F. & Mahunnah R.A. (2008). Jatropha curcas L. as a source for the production of biodiesel in Kenya. In Proceedings of the Pan African Chemistry Network Biodiversity Conference; Aspects of African biodiversity. RSC Publishing UK, pp 152-159.