TU-K Signs Contract with NRF
The Technical University of Kenya has signed a contract with the National Research Fund (NRF-Kenya), a move that will see the university awarded Ksh. 79,759,620 to establish an Electron Microscopy Centre at the Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology (DCST).
TU-K has further been awarded a certificate of commendation by NRF. Vice-Chancellor Prof. Francis Aduol while receiving the certificate on behalf of the university, thanked NFR and staff of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST), for their effort.
Present during the signing was the Executive Dean, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology, Prof. Francis Gatheri, Head, Department of Chemical Science & Technology Dr. Geoffrey Otieno and other staff of the Department.
The proposed centre will acquire, install and run two equipment namely: High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HRTEM) and Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). It will also train undergraduates, 25 masters and 10 PhD students as well as 5 Postdoctoral researchers over a period of five years.
Kenya has no such a facility therefore it’s establishment at TU-K will influence industrial and commercial processes in the Country, by developing new technologies through research and innovations.