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Tel Office: +254-67-52711/4 (physics dept. ... Doctor of Philosophy, (physics), Applied Geophysics specialization. Jomo-Kenyatta ... K.C.S.E Golden Tips Physics.

John Gitonga Githiri, Jomo Kenyatta Univ. of Agric, Science & Tech. Physics Department. Tel Office: +254-67-52711/4 (physics dept. Ext 6115) Cell phone: +254-733-558520. E-Mail: [email protected] : [email protected] Personal Information SexDate of BirthMarital Status Personal Address Office Address

Male 26th October 1970. Married. P.O Box 3843-00100, Nairobi, Kenya. P.O Box 62000-00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

Educational Background • • •

Doctor of Philosophy, (physics), Applied Geophysics specialization. Jomo-Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, 2009. Master of Science, (physics), Geophysics specialization, Kenyatta University, 1999. Bachelor of Education Science, Physics (major)/ Mathematics (minor), Kenyatta University, 2nd class Hons (upper-division), 1994.

Academic / Teaching Experience Jomo Kenyatta University of Agri, Science & Tech, Physics Dept, NOV 2003- present. Duties: -Teaching and Research Kenya Polytechnic, Building& Civil Engineering Department, Nov 1998- Oct 2003. Duties: -Physics /Geophysics Lecturer - Higher Diploma in Surveying & Mapping. Physics Facilitator, Africa Virtual University, Kenyatta University Site, Nairobi, 1997-1998. Duties: Online transmission of lectures and Lab supervision Graduate Teacher, Mutuini High School, Nairobi, 1994-1996. Duties: -Mathematics / Physics teacher. Academic Awards • •

Awarded Government of Kenya Scholarship to pursue M.Sc (Physics), 1996-1998. Excellent award, for 2007 & 2009 JKUAT staff performance appraisal.

Short Courses Attended • • •

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems TOT (Training of Trainers) course. The Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya. Advanced Course in Geographical Information Systems TOT (Training of Trainers) course. The Kenya Polytechnic, Nairobi, Kenya. Remote Sensing for Natural Resource Management. The Regional Centre for Remote sensing, Nairobi, Kenya.

International Continental Scientific Drilling program (ICDP) training on Borehole measurements and Earth Models from 12th to 16th April 2010 at Geo-Centre, Windischeschenbach Germany, sponsored by GFZ.

Publications: (i) • •

Scientific Journals Magnetic Survey of Magadi geothermal field. East African Journal of physical sciences, Vol 5, part 2. ISSN 1729-5106 Gravity survey of area around Lake Magadi. East African Journal of physical sciences, Vol 6, part 1. ISSN 1729-5106. Submitted articles ƒ Spectral analysis of ground magnetic data; an application for geothermal exploration in Magadi area, southern Kenya rift. ƒ

(ii) ƒ

Euler deconvolution of ground magnetic data; an application for determining depth to magnetic structures in Magadi area, southern Kenya rift.

Books K.C.S.E Golden Tips Physics. Secondary school physics revision text. Macmillan Publishers. ISBN 9966-34-261-3


Conference papers. Seminars & workshops Participation:

A magnetic survey of Gravity Highs in Magadi Area Seminar Paper presented in the Kenyatta University Post graduate seminar 1999.

Geothermal Resources of Rifts: A Comparison Magadi in the Southern Kenya Rift and Rio Grande Rift in New Mexico from Geophysical Studies. 1st Annual Faculty Of Science JKUAT Scientific Conference. Science for Industrialization. Publication Volume: 1 issue 1, ISBN 9966-923-74-6.


Geophysics in Groundwater Exploration Workshop. Water Resource Capacity Building, 7th 16th October 2008. University of Nairobi. Organized by joint combined force of USGS, NAVFAC, UON & Ministry of Water (Kenya).


Hominid Sites Drilling Workshop 17th -21st November 2008 at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Presented geophysical survey report of archaelogical locality site in Olorgesailie basin of Southern Kenya Rift. Funded by US National Science Foundation.

Consultancies: • ‘GIS Survey of Taita Hills’, UNDP/GEF East Africa cross-border biodiversity project Contract dates 01/08/02-13/11/02, extended to November 2003. Worked under POLYGIS research group. Current Research:

Determination of Sediments depth at Magadi and Olorgesailie areas in the Southern Kenya Rift for archaeological hominid drilling.

Research Interests • Gravity and Magnetic investigations of the greater Magadi area. • Non- linear inversions of potential field data. • Global optimization techniques in geophysical data. • Applications of potential field methods in archaeological sites and minerals exploration. Other Pertinent Information • Member, Society Of Exploration Geophysicists (ID: 158770) Referees 1. Prof. Jayanti.P Patel, University of Nairobi, P.O Box 30197-00100, Nairobi. Email: [email protected] 2. Prof. Andrew Cohen, Department of Geosciences, University Of Arizona. Tucson. Email: [email protected] 3. Prof. Anna Kay Behrensmeyer, Department Of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution. P.O. Box 37012, Washington. DC 20560. Email: [email protected]