DR. SIMIYU JUSTUS

Brief

I am a Senior Lecturer of Physics at the University of Nairobi and a member of Condensed Matter/Solar Energy Research Group (in the Department of Physics, University of Nairobi) with over 16 years teaching and research experience in areas of basic physics, engineering physics and electronics, solar energy, process control and photovoltaics. I am a certified Solar PV Trainer and I am the coordinator and lead trainer for Solar Photovoltaics with the University of Nairobi and an active member of the college committee for exhibitions in local and international fairs. I also offer consultancy in renewable energy and low carbon technology adoption, development of training curriculum for PV in Kenya incorporating T1, T2 and T3 levels. I am in charge of promotion of Physics and Science in high schools in Kenya through organized visits and talks to high school students for the department. I teach and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of basic physics, materials science and solar energy materials and applications. I also provide policy advice and consultancy on climate change policy with a particular focus on low carbon technology transfer and development to the Government of Kenya towards the implementation of Vision 2030 flagship projects. I am Chair of the Board of Solar for Sub Saharan Communities (S3C) Kenya Foundation, a social venture working in Kenya towards provision of clean energy to schools and communities in remote villages. I have participated and continue to participate in research collaborations with partners in Sweden, UK and Germany in areas of solar energy materials research and applications. I have initiated, negotiated and successfully spearheaded the signing of MoU between the university and three companies on a Public Private Partnership initiative and continue to negotiate for more collaborations in the areas of energy sustainability.

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