Prof. Saul Sitati Namango

Prof. Saul Sitati Namango is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and currently, the Outgoing Director, Eldoret West Campus, one of the 4 campuses of Moi University in Kenya. He manages all academic and administrative activities of the campus through personal leadership, strategic thinking, financial insights & public relations. He has previously been the Head, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, Moi University. His broad research interest is in the areas of Environmental Pollution Engineering, Renewable Energy and Composite Materials.

He attained his university education in Kenya, Belarus, Russia and Germany and speaks fluent English, Luhya, Kiswahili, Russian and German languages. Prof Namango holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Brandenburg Technical University BTU (Cottbus, Germany), an MSc. in Environmental and Resource Management from DaimlerChrysler Research Centre/BTU (Germany), a Postgraduate Diploma from the University of Karlsruhe, (Germany) and an MSc. in Chemical Engineering from Belarusian State Technical University (Minsk, Belarus). He has over twenty years of national and international experience in academia, industry and government.

His research focuses on water quality, waste water management, bio-energy and engineered materials for low-cost housing and has published over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, one book, and a book chapter that have received several citations. Currently, he teaches courses in Industrial Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Power Plant Pollution Control, Separation Processes, Environmental Engineering Principles and Design, Particle Technology, Material Science and Mass Transfer, among others.

Prof Namango has previously worked as a research scientist at the Institute of Building Materials of the University of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, Germany) and also served as the programme coordinator of the DAAD-sponsored International Study Programme “Environmental and Resource Management” at the Brandenburg Technical University (Cottbus, Germany). During his postgraduate studies at the DaimlerChrysler Research Centre (Ulm, Germany), he researched on Recycling of Plastic Parts from Mercedes Benz End-of-Life Vehicles. He has been involved in postgraduate research at, among other institutions, the Institute of Composite Materials and Powder Technology of the Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technology.

Prof Namango has won, among other awards, a UNESCO fellowship of the International Institute for Sustainable Energy Development, a PhD. Scholarship from German Ministry of Foreign Affairs through Heinrich-Boell Foundation, an MSc. Research Fellowship of the DaimlerChrysler AG, a Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and an undergraduate scholarship, Russia Governments.