Latest News in Environmental and Biosystems Engineering

There is a collaboration between UoN and Masachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Evaporative cooling for Mitigation of post Harvest Losses. A project meeting was held on 5th August, 2019 at Upper Kabete Campus                   .



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Our Master of Science student Ms. Mariana Wanza has been seconded to ICIPE where she will study the "Environmental Effects of the Inclusion of Insects Larvae in Chicken Feed."



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The department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering attended a meeting hosted by the Dean School of Engineering for a delegation of consultants from UNIDO.

The meeting discussed the viability of using Geothermal Energy to manufacture Hydrogen. The hydrogen in turn may be used for fertilizer production or to power electric vehicle fuel cells.



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This is to cordially invite you to participate in the 2nd UON Annual Research Week to be held from
22-24th October, 2019 at the Main Campus, Great Court, University of NAIROBI in Nairobi, Kenya.THEME: ``Business Opportunities in Energy, Manufacturing,


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Following the accreditation of our course, the publishing of this first edition was a marketing point for Environmental and Biosystems Engineering to the outside world, enabling us to fight for our space in the Engineering field. 



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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association launched its first magazine issue at Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel, Nairobi during 5th year final dinner party on 19th April, 2019. The event was graced by Dean School of Engineering Eng. Prof. Ayub. N. Gitau, Chairman of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Eng Dr. D. O. Mbuge, Members of staff, students and parent representative Hon. James Sabwengi (Former MCA Kiabonyoru Ward, Nyamira County).



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The Department of Environmental & Biosystems Engineering held Undergraduate (5th year) Proposal presentation on 19th July 2019 at Upper Kabete Premises. The presentations cover the thematic areas: water and irrigation engineering, renewable energy, power and machinery engineering, food and process, and Environmental engineering.



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The department  of Environmental and Biosystems Enginering held post graduate progress report presentation workshop on Friday 21st June  2019.                              



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INST CONFERENCE ROOM
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The University of Nairobi through the Dept of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering has signed an MOU with the World Food Programme. Through this MOU, the UoN will construct Zero Energy Charcoal and Brick Coolers in Kakuma Refuge camp for preservation of fruits and vegetables in markets within the settlement.



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For more information on the courses at EBE, Please visit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gvkF0zUngM



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On 4th December  2018 volkswagen foundation post-doctorial fellowship team from various countries  visited  EBE department.The foundation has research  collaborations with the department. Mr Frankline Mwiti and Mr Peter Kimani (M.sc and P.hd students respectively) made a presentation of their  their reseach projects.

 



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ESA organised a lecture talk on the 16th at UoN Towers under the subject "People and Water, Globally influenced and locally implemented" with the speaker Prof John E. Tobiason.



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Engineering Students visit to Nguluni water projects in Makueni County between the 12 and 15th of Jan 2019, 3 representatives from Engineering Students Association joined the EWB team from university of Massachusetts

 

at the site where they were able to learn the following during the period of field work:



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The college of Architecture and Engineering is pleased to welcome you to our open day to be held on 8th and 9th of February 2019 at the Great Court main campus.

The event themed Come Learn, Grow and Prosper is an opportunity to interact with our renowned scholars and an opportunity to learn about our college.

Come visit us and get to know more about your course of choice and its career prospects.



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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering in conjunction with Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) committee organized an academic trip to Mombasa from 18th to 21st October 2018.           



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The Department has been sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to host Innovation Exposition of Agricultural, Environmental and Biosystems Engineering on 23rd October 2018 as part of the School of Engineering Conference which runs from 22nd – 24th October 2018. During the exposition we will have the following:



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INST CONFERENCE ROOM
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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering together with the EBESA (student Association), organized 5th year Leavers Party on Friday 13th July, 2018 at Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel, Valley Road, Nairobi.



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Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel, Nairobi
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 Engineering Design Project Final Presentations for the 5th year students 2017/ 2018 were held on 29th June 2018 at the department’s premises Upper Kabete.



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Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel, Nairobi
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On 14th to 31st May 2018, EBE-Postgraduate student (MSc), Mr.Frankline Mwiti visited University of Kassel on research collaboration to learn ANSYS-FLUENT software.                      



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UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL - GERMANY
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The department of Environmental and Biosystemes Engineering constructed an Evaporative Charcoal Cooler as well as a Zero Energy Brick Cooler for farmers in Karurumo, Embu County.



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UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL - GERMANY
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EBE students participated in this year Nairobi ploughing competition that was held at Kanyariri Vet Farm (CAVs) on 24th March, 2018. The event was organised by Agricultural Society of Kenya.



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UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL - GERMANY
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EBE students participated in the 2018 Dr. Patrick Musimba Award which was held on March 13th 2018 at the Sarova Panafric Hotel. The award,  which started two years ago as a reward to the most innovative engineering student.



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UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL - GERMANY
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Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) has formally written the Vice Chancellor University of Nairobi to confirm accreditation of BSc Biosystems Engineering.


EBK has also listed the course on its website as one of his accredited programs from University of Nairobi.



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UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL - GERMANY
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Staff and students of University of Massachusetts Amherst college, USA visited the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering on 16th January 2018.



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Main Campus
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On Wednesday 31st Jan 2018 Mr. FrancisMuga from Kwazul Natal University in South Africa visited the department and made a presentation of his research on Characterization of the Electrochemical Properties of Maize Grains Contaminated with Aflatoxin.               



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The 4th year students held the mechanical design presentation on 23rd January 2018.The design project involves a study of the application of the general principles, empiricism of mechanics of solids to the creative design of mechanical equipment, product development, management and economics.



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UPPER KABETE
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On wed 6th Dec 2017, Collaboration Engineering Solutions and Products (CESP-Africa) visited the department and made a presentation on current integrated water treatment technologies.



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UPPER KABETE
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Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering organized its Postgraduate Students’ Progress Reports Presentation on 1st December 2017.



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Civil Engineering Project Room
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Staff at the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering attended a one day Training on Turnitin. This is an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention commercial service.

The following was covered during the training;



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EBE Main Campus
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First year 2018/19  year students visited the department upper kabete premises for an orientation  on 13th Sept, 2017. The purpose was familiarization of the department infrastructures, resources and meeting with the senior students 4th and 5th year



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EBE Main Campus
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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering  students are currently sitting for their second semester and first semester final examination academic year  16/17 & 17/18 respectively . The Examination started on 5th June and will end on 16th June 2017.



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EBE Main Campus
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The Department of  EBE, Engineering Design Project Final Presentations for the 5th year students 2016/ 2017 were held on 31st May 2017 at the department’s premises Upper Kabete



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EBE Main Campus
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On the 20th of May, 2017, the Environmental & Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) had its Open Day and Annual General Meeting. Various activities were conducted including a final Match for the EBESA Football League.

Also conducted was the election of new EBESA Officials for the Academic Year 2017- 2018.



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EBE Main Campus
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On the 19th of May, 2017, the Environmental & Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) in conjunction with the EBE Department organized the Second Career Talk Session in Upper Kabete Campus.



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EBE Main Campus
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Group photo: Prof. Ayub Gitau (UoN); Prof. Gianni Vaggi and Prof. Maria Sassi (UoP) takes a group photo with student for the Master in Cooperation and Development.



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EBE Main Campus
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On the 29th of April, 2017 Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering students were involved in a one-day field trip to Kereita Forest. The trip was facilitated by Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA).



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EBE Main Campus
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In our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) the University of Nairobi through department of EBE showcase students from Kenyatta University School of Engineering facilities at the department upper Kabete.



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upper kabete
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The Chairman, EBE Eng. Prof. A. N. Gitau  met with the student prize winners of the Dr. Musimba’s awards from the Department of Environmental and Biosytems Engineering. The Dr. Musimba awards challenge seeks to recognize, award and mentor the most innovative projects under the economic, political and the social pillars categories from the University of Nairobi, school of engineering.  



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Visiting Professor Maria Sassi from the University of Pavia (Italy) made a presentation on Food Security & Bio Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of her 3 day conference organized by the department.In attendance were the chairman Eng. Prof. Ayub. N.Gitau, members of staff; Dr. Mbuge, Dorcas Ndunge, Mr. Peter Kimani, and MSc students.



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upper kabete
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The Engineers Board of Kenya conducted an Accreditation Visit to the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering on 14th December 2016.

Prof. J. Gichaga Chairman AQC adressing EBK Board members and EBE Staff.



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Machakos University College students paid a visit to the Department on 15th and 17th November, 2016. They were welcomed by the  Chairman Eng. Prof. A. N. Gitau.       The aim of the visit was to be trained on practicals and demonstration lessons on agricultural field engineering unit and farm machinery.



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UPPER KABETE
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On 8th November 2016 Prof Werner, the visiting Professor had a successful deliberation meeting with departmental staff members on the ongoing collaboration project.



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Upper Kabete Campus
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From Left: Prof. Diran Makinde – Senior Advisor NEPAD; Prof. Margaret Gitau – Purdue University USA; Prof. Ayub Gitau; Dr. Duncan Mbuge and Prof. Lawrence Gumbe.



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Cape Town Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Students from the Leibniz University Hanover, Germany attended University of Nairobi lectures on Friday 21st October 2016. 



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EBE offices Main Campus.
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The EBE 1st year students visited the department upper kabete premises for an orientation  on 30th Sept, 2016. The purpose was familiarization of the infratructures,  buildings and other parts of the department.

On the arrival, they were taken through our laboratories and workshop to have an overview of the core thematics areas of the department which inludes;



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UPPER KABETE
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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering in conjunction with Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) committee organized an academic excursion for the EBE students to Mombasa from 22nd to 25th September 2016.



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UPPER KABETE
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The department of EBE held MSc Proposal presentation on 31st August 2016 at INST Conference room.The presentations cover the thematic areas: water and irrigation engineering, renewable energy, power and machinery engineering, food and process, and Environmental engineering.



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nuclear science board room
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The chairman – EBE, Prof. A. N.  Gitau met with a delegation from the Botswana’s Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources - Department of Energy; Mr.Lesedi Bafetanye, Mr. Tendai Mugoni and Madam Semwelo Keipeile.                               



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nuclear science board room
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Eng. Prof. A. N. Gitau participated in CEO GLOBAL, Regional Symposium and Award Ceremony held at Mayfair. He emerged country winner in the  Titans finalist (men) on Education and Training: Academic category.                                  



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MAYFAIR
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ESA and EBESA organized for a cleanup event at Donholm in conjunction with Environmental Sustainability led by Dr.Mbuge. The community work took place from 9am to 3pm in the evening. There were 70 students and a few saff members from CAE.



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MAYFAIR
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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering invited PhD Students to present their progress report on 31st May, 2016.



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MAYFAIR
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The chairman, EBE met with Rachel Peletz and Emily Kumpel representatives from Aquaya Institute. The meeting held on 17th May 2016 aimed at discussing possible collaborations between the department and the Institute.                



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MAYFAIR
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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering  students are currently sitting for their second semester 15/16 final examination. The Examination started on 9th May and will end on 20th May 2016.



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MAYFAIR
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The University of Nairobi wishes to notify all students whose programmes were in session before the closure of the University on April 5, 2016 that they will resume their studies as follows:



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Environmental and Biosystems Engineering Students Association (EBESA) held their Annual Open Day on 2nd April 2016 at Upper Kabete sports complex. There were several sports activity lined up for the day.

These included  semifinals in football, short races, egg race, eating competition and indoor games such as scrabble, checkers and chess.



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Upper Kabete
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The dean School of Engineering, Prof. Mbuthia Jackson M. paid a courtesy call to the department of EBE office, Upper Kabete on 20th April 2016. The purpose was familiarization of the infratructures, buildings and other parts of the department.



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Environmental and Biosystems Engineering 4th year students had the mechanical design presentation on 5th April 2016.

The design project involves a study of the application of the general principles, empiricism of mechanics of solids to the creative design of mechanical equipment, product development, management and economics. This unit is examinable by coursework



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Upper Kabete Campus
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The department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering organized Engineering Design Project Final Presentations for the 5th year students 2015/ 2016. The presentations were held on 31st March 2016 at the department’s Upper Kabete premises.



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Upper Kabete
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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering held a farewell luncheon for two retired staff members on Friday 9th August, 2019 at the  Chiromo Members Club.

Mr. John Kariuki and Eng. Gichuki Muchiri receive a token of appreciation.



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Chiromo Club
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The Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering hosted a team of staff from Tongji University on 26th August 2019 at the main Campus office.

 

The team had visited the department as part of a follow-up of a collaboration between them on Environmental issues.

 



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