Ms. Purity M. Kamau

Designation: Tutorial Fellow
Contact: 0727 941 802
School/Institute: Geothermal Energy Training and Research Institute (GeTRI)
Department: Department of Geology

Research Interests

  • Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Economic Geology

Areas of Expertise

Mineral exploration and evaluation Undertaking geological and geochemical surveys, developing remotely obtained geological and structural maps, analyzing geochemical data and developing geological and geochemical models for mineral resource evaluation.

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
 PhD  University of Nairobi
Mineral resource evaluation. Desertation:“Genetic model and the economic mineral potential of Mrima Hill in Lamu Kenya”
 MSc  University of Nairobi, Geology
Thesis: “ Determination of Hydrocarbon Source Rock Maturity Using Smectite Percentages (S %) And Vitrinite Reflectance (R₀) of Rock Samples From Lamu Basin, Kenya.”
 BSc  University of Nairobi, Geology  2012

Professional Background

  • 2019 – Present: Tutorial Fellow, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology.
  • 2017 – 2019: Geologist, Ministry of Petroleum and Mining.
  • 2017 – 2019: Part–Time Tutor, Kabete National Polytechnic.
  • 2013 – 2017: Part–Time Tutor, Petroleum Institute of East Africa.
  • 2012 – 2013: Trainee Geologist, Aqua Mines Limited.

Work Experience

2019 – Present: Tutorial Fellow, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology

  • Teaching Bsc (Geology), an undergraduate course averaging 60 students per semester, teaching the following subject units: Mineralogy, geochemistry, economic geology, Marine geology and Isotope geology.
  • Developing teaching materials, Continuous Assessment Tests and end of semester Examinations.
  • Revising the syllabus to meet accreditation standards.

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Offered teaching assistance in the University of Nairobi during Masters degree studies from 2013 to 2015.

Social Responsibilities

  • Gaturi Ward.
  • Mentor for Gaturi Ward University students from July, 2020 – Present.

Other Academic and Professional Achievements

  • Appointed by the State department for mining to attend UN training on mineral resources development in Tanzania, Zambia and South Korea.

Honours and Awards

  • University of Nairobi Masters degree scholarship, 2013
    I was among the best students in BSc (Geology) of the year 2012.

Professional Affiliations

  • Geological Society of Kenya, 2013 – Present

Professional Training

  • Minerals exploration and geological mapping by UNDP at Daejeon, South Korea.
  • Development minerals mapping and evaluation by UNDP at Dare Salam, Tanzania.
  • Minerals exploration and evaluation by European Geological Surveys at Ndola, Zambia.
  • Water resources management by United States Africa Command at the University of Nairobi Kenya.
  • Fundamentals of Geographical Information System at the University of Nairobi.

Computer Skills

  • Applications: Arcgis, Rockworks, Surpac, Ms Word, Excel,  and Powerpoint.