Mr. Dennis M. Njagi

Designation:  Tutorial Fellow
Contact: +254- 751 339 943
Email: dennis.njagi@dkut.ac.ke
School/Institute: Geothermal Energy Training and Research Institute, (GeTRI)
Dept.:Department of Geology

Areas of Expertise

Geology, Petroleum Geology, Environmental Science.

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
Doctor of Environmental Science Linkoping University 2015 – present
Master of Science in Geology University of Nairobi 2012 – 2015
Bachelor of Science in Geology University of Nairobi 2008 – 2012

Professional Background

  1. 2017 – 2018: Part-time lecturer, South Eastern University, Kitui, Kenya.
  2. 2013 – 2014: Part-time lecturer, School of Petroleum Studies, Nairobi, Kenya.

Research

1. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (United States), 2013
Sampling scientist
, National Lacustrine Core Repository (LacCore)
  • Splitting, describing and sampling sediment cores recovered from sequences encountered in drilling in Baringo County. Participant at the Initial Core Description Workshop for Tugen Hills core (NSF funded Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project)
2. Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project (HSPDP), Baringo (Kenya), 2013
Drilling Site Geologist
  • Conducted sediment coring and geological logging of the stratigraphic sequences encountered in drilling.

Other University and National Responsibilities

  1. 2018 – present: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Timetabler , GeTRI.
  2. 2013 – 2014: University of Nairobi, Masters’ Students Coordinator, Dept. of Geology.

Social Responsibilities

  1. Storymoja Hay Festival, 2009 – 2013
    Volunteered as a science educator for children at the annual book festival.
  2. FunKe Science, 2013- 2018
    science educator and graphic designer.
  3. RocKeSci, 2012 – current
    Co-founder, writer and editor of earth science articles.

Other Academic And Professional Achievements

  • Student Representative – The 6th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition in Arusha, Tanzania, 2013

Conferences And Workshops

  1. Workshop, “Simple Science” UNESCO Workshop on promoting earth sciences in Kenyan schools, March 2016.
  2. Conference, Kenyan student representative at the 6th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition in Arusha, Tanzania. February, 2013
  3. Conference, Attended the East African Oil and Gas Summit in Nairobi

Honours And Awards

  • Best Environmental Blog 2013 – Won the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) awards for Best Environmental Blog 2013for rockesci.co.ke, an earth science blog.

Professional Affiliations

  • General Secretary, 2013 – 2013 The East African Association of Geoscience Students (EAAGS).

Professional Training

  • ICDP Training Course on Continental Scientific Lake Drilling : International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, Ohrid, Macedonia, Sept 2015 Underwent a course on drilling lacustrine sediments from Lake Ohrid.
  • Fundamentals of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) : Nairobi University, Kenya . April 2012.

Computer Skills

  • Programming: HTML/CSS.
  • Applications: ArcGIS, MS Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, OneNote) , Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere ), SPSS.
  • Platforms: WordPress, Prestashop.