FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

  1. Machakos University Research Grant (Internally Funded Projects).

 

  • Each year Machakos University allocates funds to fund research conducted by faculty in the University.
  • The purpose of the Machakos University research grant is to build capacity of her faculty in research and support research in priority areas as identified by the University and in line with the National Development Agenda.
  • To be eligible, applicants must be full time faculty at Machakos University.
  • Projects funded internally by Machakos University Research Grant:

 

 

 

NO NAME OF PROJECT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND INSTITUTION OF AFFILIATION PARTNERS AND INSTITUTIONS OF AFFILIATION START DATE END DATE STATUS OF COMPLETION (COMPLETED OR ONGOING) FUNDER AMOUNT IN KSHS
1 Enhancing the Potential for Community Participation in Sustainable Management of Chyulu Water Catchment in Southern Kenya. Dr. Samuel Kimani Kiumbuki

 

Dr. Jane Wanza Mutinda April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 400,000
2 Enhancing Innovative Institutions to Climate Change in Kenya

 

Dr. Mather Ngigi Prof. Charles Ombuki April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 450,000
3 A Practical Mentorship Model for Raising Learning Outcomes Among Academically Low Achieving Students in Machakos University Prof. James M. Muola,

 

Dr. Wycliffe Amukowa   Dr. David Mulwa

Dr. Peter Kimiti

April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 450,000
4 Socio-Economic Factors Influencing Optimum Maize Productivity in Kenya: A Case of Selected Counties (Kisii, Transnzoia, Bungoma & Machakos Evans Geoffrey Mogeni   April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 450,000
5 The Impact of Research Infrastructure on the Quality of Research in Selected Kenyan Universities Dr. Geoffrey M.Maroko Dr. Sophia Njeru

Dr. Larry Ndivo

April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 400,000
6 Hybrid Renewable Energy Production Digesters Dr. David Wafula Wekesa   April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 450,000
7 Graphenated Polypyrrole Nanocomposite for Real Time Determination of Highly Carcinogenic Hydrazine in Water Dr. Stephen Nzioki Mailu   April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 450,000
8 Solar water Desalination in a Vacuum of Infinite Volume Ng’ang’a Benson Wang’ombe   April 2018 March 2019

 

ongoing Machakos university 450,000

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Externally Funded Projects

 

  • Since the award of Charter in 2016, the University grants portfolio has risen to over 50 million.
  • Some of the major donors include BBSRC and NRF
  • Research Affiliate institution include:
  1. Kenyan institutions of higher learning such as UON, JKUAT, SEKU.
  2. African institution such as Sokoine
  3. Asian institution (University of Delhi, Kerajala)
  4. European institution (Stirling University)
  • Projects funded externally:

 

NO NAME OF PROJECT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND INSTITUTION OF AFFILIATION PARTNERS AND INSTITUTIONS OF AFFILIATION START DATE END DATE STATUS OF COMPLETION (COMPLETED OR ONGOING) FUNDER AMOUNT IN KSHS
1. A situational analysis of intervention measures in management of HIV and Aids Prevalence in Kisii County Dr. Geofrey Maroko, MKSU Dr Gladys Mokua – KU

Dr Meshack Onyambu – KU

Dr Augustine Nyakudi – PAC

 

2017 2020 On-going National Research Fund (NRF) 10,00,0000
2 Development of small wind-solar hybrid system for electrification of rural households in Kenya Dr. Joseph N. Kamau, JKUAT Dr. David W. Wekesa, MU.

Dr. Joseph K. Gathua, KU

Dr. Churchill O. Saoke, JKUAT

2017 2020 Awaiting signing of contracts and disbursement of funds National Research Fund (NRF) 19, 975, 000
3. Climate Smart water harvesting & conservation technologies for improved food security in selected parts of kitui county Dr. Charles Ndungu, SEKU Dr. Patricia Muendo, MksU

Dr. Monica Mucheru, KU

2017 2020 Awaiting signing of contracts and disbursement of funds National Research Fund (NRF) 16,000,000
4 Development of alternative sustainable fish feeds to promote human health using novel non-conventional indigenous ingredients (SNIPH). Dr. Patricia Muendo, MKsU Dr. Douglus Tocher – University of Stirling

Dr. Madalla – Sokoine University

Dr. Rina Chakarabati– University of Delhi

Prof. Padkumar – Kerala university

Prof. Ramaballav – Goa University

15/4/2016 15/4/2019 ongoing British Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) – Newton Fund 32 Million
5 Evaluating Costs and Benefits of prophylactic Health Products and Novel Alternatives on Small Holder Aquaculture Farmers in Asia and Africa (IMAQLATE). Dr. Patricia Muendo, MKsU Dr. Fransis Murray – University of Stirling

Dr. Rahaman Meezanur – World fish center

Dr. Belal Hussein – Banglandesh agricultural University

Dr. Toms – CIFT

Prof. Bright Sigh – Cochin University

 

 

15/4/2016 15/4/2019 ongoing British Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) – Newton Fund 13 Million

 

 

 

  1. Innovations and Inventions
  • Each year Machakos University allocates funds to fund innovations and inventions projects from her staff and and student fraternity
  • The purpose of this funds is to offer students and staff (student supervisors) an opportunity to actualize their innovative ideas and patent their innovations.
  • Innovation projects funded by Machakos University:

 

 

 

NO NAME OF PROJECT PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR AND INSTITUTION OF AFFILIATION SUPERVISORS AND INSTITUTIONS OF AFFILIATION START DATE END DATE STATUS OF COMPLETION (COMPLETED OR ONGOING) FUNDER AMOUNT IN KSHS
1 Semi- Reusable Sanitary Towel Kimutai E. Kiprop

(MksU)

Mr. Lawrence Matolo,

 (MksU)

      Machakos University 20,000
2 Modified Solar Water Heater using a Glass Sphere Kibe Stephen Gachoka

(MksU)

Mr. Lawrence Matolo

(MksU)

      Machakos University 45,000
3 Green Maize Snacks Formula Benson M. Mogosi

(MksU)

Mr. Lawrence Matolo

(MksU)

      Machakos University 16,350
4 Fortified Dry Millet Meal Hassan Hussein

(MksU)

Mr. Lawrence Matolo, (MksU)       Machakos University 13,000
5 Mobile Biogas Digester Alfred Omolo

(MksU)

Mr. Lawrence Matolo, (MksU)       Machakos University 50,000
6 Green Laboratory Chemical Waste Management Fanuel Otieno Ooko

(MksU)

Dr. David Wekesa

(MksU)

      Machakos University 65,000
7 Hydrophobic Green Farming Initiative in Machakos County H. Ndombi

(MksU)

Dr. Marther Ngigi

(MksU)

      Machakos University 150,000
8 Nutritious Ice Cream Product Kenedy Njoroge

(MksU)

Mr. Lawrence Matolo, (MksU)       Machakos University 50,000
9 Increment of Eggs Production through Technology Mary Kamau

(MksU)

Dr. Marther Ngigi

(MksU)

      Machakos University 60,650
10 Recycled Plastic Root Trainers Sharon Anyango

(MksU)

Mr. Lawrence Matolo, (MksU)       Machakos University 30,000