Dr. Esther Wanja Nthiga

Designation: Lecturer
Contact: 0721822163
Email Address: nthigaew@gmail.com

Academic Qualifications

  Qualification   Institution   Year
 PhD (Physical Chemistry)  Kenyatta university  2012-2017
 Msc.(Applied Analytical Chemistry)  Kenyatta University  2009-2012
 Bed (Sc)-Chem and Maths  Kenyatta University  1999-2003


  1. Nthiga, E.W; Murungi, I.J; Wanjau, R. and Ahmed, A. (2016). Application of chemically modified seed for removal of copper (II), lead (II) and cadmium (II) ions from aqueous solutions. International Journal of Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 6(8):1-15. ISSN: 2349-6525
  2. Nthiga, E.W.; Murungi, I.J; Ahmed, A. and Wanjau, R. (2016). Efficacy of adsorption of Cu (II), Pb (II) and Cd (II) ions onto acid activated watermelon peels biomass from water. International Journal of Science and Research, 5(8):671-679. ISSN: 2319-7064
  3. Nthiga, E.W. Wanjau, R. and Murungi, I.J. (2015). Levels of chromium peels, seeds, red flesh and seeds in varieties of watermelons grown in Kenya. Journal of Kenya chemical society, 8(1):77-87.
  4. Nthiga, E.W. Wanjau, R. and Murungi, I.J. (2013). Analysis of levels of Boron in three varieties of of watermelons from githurai and mwea markets in Kenya. International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 3(1):263-278. ISSN: 2249-5894.
  5. Nthiga, E.W. Wanjau, R. and Murungi, I.J. (2013). Essential elements in watermelons grown in Kenya. Lap Lambert Academic Publishers. Deuydhland/Germany. ISBN: 978-3-8443-3040-3.

Topics of Research

  • Masters Degree(Applied Analytical Chemistry)
    Thesis title: Determination of essential elements in three varieties of watermelons grown in Kenya
  • PhD (Physical Chemistry)
    Efficacy and kinetics of adsorption of single and multiple heavy metal cations from aqueous solutions by fruit waste products.