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Name:  Prof. Sylvia Awino Opiyo, PhD

Position:  Associate Professor

School:  Pure, Applied and Health Sciences

Email:  sopiyo@mut.ac.ke

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Prof. Sylvia Opiyo is an Associate Professor of chemistry in the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences at Murang’a University of Technology, where she has been since 2017. She is currently serving as Acting Dean, School of Pure, Applied and Health Sciences. Professor has a keen focus in teaching cutting edge science within sub Saharan Africa and beyond, and in particular, the advancement of research and knowledge in Analytical chemistry, Organic chemistry and Natural Products Chemistry. She has published over 45 academic research papers in peer reviewed international journals. She has also supervised students both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

2012-2014: Postdoctorate, Maseno University. National Council for Science and Technology Postdoctoral Fellowship
2008-2011: PhD (Chemistry) Maseno University, Kenya.
2003-2006: MSc (Chemistry) Maseno University, Kenya.
1992-1996: BEd Sc. (Chemistry and Mathematics), 2nd Class Upper Division, Kenyatta University, Kenya.

RESEARCH INTEREST
Analytical chemistry; Organic chemistry of natural systems; Isolation and characterization of secondary metabolites with biological activity; Structure modification of bioactive compounds; Synthesis of natural products with biological activities and Biological activity studies/ bioassays.

The Curriculum Vitae