Dr. Moses Abednego Ollengo


Designation: Lecturer
Contact: 0716568099
School/Institute: Science
Email: moses.ollengo@dkut.ac.ke

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2015 – 2016
PhD University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2015
MSc Egerton University, Kenya 2011
B.ED (Sci), Honours Egerton University, Kenya 2001

Areas of Expertise:
Physical and analytical chemistry

Research Interests
Fabrication of nanocrystalline cellulose/graphene oxide composite structured films for application in flexible energy storage, optoelectronic, spinitronic and electronic devices.

Publications

  1. Ncoza C Dlova and Moses A Ollengo Traditional and Ethnobotanic Dermatology Practices in Africa, Clinics in Dermatology, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.03.009
  2. Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, Grape seed extracts: an investigation of UV absorption potential and photostabilizing effect on three common sunscreen absorbers, Photochemistry, and Photobiology, 2016, 92: 870–884. DOI: 10.1111/php.12652. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/php.12652
  3. Ratan K Chaudhuri, Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, 3-(3,4,5-Trimethoxybenzylidene)-2,4-pentadione: Design of a novel photostabilizer with SPF boosting properties and its use in developing broad-spectrum sunscreen formulation, International of Journal Cosmetic Science. DOI: 10.1111/ics.12344, 29 June 2016. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ics.12344
  4. Moses A Ollengo John M Vulule and Josphat C Matasyoh, Isolation, structure elucidation and larvicidal assay of laggera Alata extracts, Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry; 2016, 8 (3), 153-163 p-ISSN: 0975-2331. http://www.phytojournal.com/archives/
  5. Moses A Ollengo John M Vulule and Josphat C Matasyoh, Larvicidal activity of Clausena Anisata oils and extracts against Anopheles Gambie Larvae, International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016, 1;(3)13-20, p-ISSN: 2455-698X. http://www.pharmacyjournal.in/
  6. S.M. Kariuki,M. S Ngari, W.J. Mavura, M. A. Ollengo and P. O. Ongoma, Effect of essential Mineral Ions from Aqueous Media on Adsorption of Fluoride by Bone Char, IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) 2015, 9, (5) 09-1, e-ISSN: 2319-2402, p-ISSN: 2319-2399. http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jestft.html

i) Books and Book Chapters

  1. Moses Abednego Ollengo, 2016, Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Larvicidal Compounds, LAP Lambert Academic Publishers, Bahnhofstraβe, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-330-00890-8

ii) Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Ncoza C Dlova and Moses A Ollengo Traditional and Ethnobotanic Dermatology Practices in Africa, Clinics in Dermatology, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.03.009
  2. Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, Grape seed extracts: an investigation of UV absorption potential and photostabilizing effect on three common sunscreen absorbers, Photochemistry, and Photobiology, 2016, 92: 870–884. DOI: 10.1111/php.12652. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/php.12652
  3. Ratan K Chaudhuri, Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, 3-(3,4,5-Trimethoxybenzylidene)-2,4-pentadione: Design of a novel photostabilizer with SPF boosting properties and its use in developing broad-spectrum sunscreen formulation, International of Journal Cosmetic Science. DOI: 10.1111/ics.12344, 29 June 2016. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/ics.12344
  4. Moses A Ollengo John M Vulule and Josphat C Matasyoh, Isolation, structure elucidation and larvicidal assay of laggera Alata extracts, Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry; 2016, 8 (3), 153-163 p-ISSN: 0975-2331. http://www.phytojournal.com/archives/
  5. Moses A Ollengo John M Vulule and Josphat C Matasyoh, Larvicidal activity of Clausena Anisata oils and extracts against Anopheles Gambie Larvae, International Journal of Research in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2016, 1;(3)13-20, p-ISSN: 2455-698X. http://www.pharmacyjournal.in/
  6. S.M. Kariuki,M. S Ngari, W.J. Mavura, M. A. Ollengo and P. O. Ongoma, Effect of essential Mineral Ions from Aqueous Media on Adsorption of Fluoride by Bone Char, IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT) 2015, 9, (5) 09-1, e-ISSN: 2319-2402, p-ISSN: 2319-2399. http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jestft.html


iii) Publications in conference proceedings

  1. Oral presentation: Moses A Ollengo, Nanocrystalline cellulose – graphene oxide composite application as laser out-coupler, Technology Innovation Agency, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, March 2018
  2. Oral presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, Photochemistry of sunscreen absorbers, Laser Report Back Workshop, Rental Pool Program, Stellenbosch, South Africa 15th-16th November, 2016
  3. Oral presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, The photostabilizing effect of mulberry extract on common sunscreen absorbers, South African Chemical Institute Postgraduate Colloquium, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 28th October, 2014
  4. Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, An investigation of the photostabilizing potential of plant extracts on sunscreen absorbers in skin-lightening products, The XXVth IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Bordeaux, France 13th July – 18th July, 2014
  5. Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, In-vitro study of photostabilizing potential of plant extracts on sunscreen absorbers in skin-lightening products, University of KwaZulu-Natal, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Research Day, Durban, South Africa 1st November, 2013
  6. Oral presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, The effect of plant extracts on the photostability of skin-lightening products containing sunscreen absorbers, 6th Biennual SACI Inorganic Chemistry Conference incorporating the Carman Physical Chemistry Symposium, Durban, South Africa 30th June – 4th July, 2013
  7. Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo Ncoza C Ndlova and Bice S. Martincigh, Levels of Nano-TiO2 in Selected Skin Lightening Products in South African Market, 4th Ethnic Skin and Hair, Congress Nairobi, Kenya 4th November – 9th November, 2012
  8. Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, Levels of Titanium dioxide in Selected Skin-lightening Products in South African Market, University of KwaZulu-Natal, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Research Day, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 29th October, 2012
  9. Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo Ncoza C Ndlova and Bice S. Martincigh, Levels of Nano-TiO2 in Selected Skin Lightening Products In South African Market, 3rd Continental Congress of the International Society Dermatology and the 65th National Congress of the Dermatology Society South Africa, Durban, South Africa, 24th October – 27th October, 2012

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • Oral presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, Photochemistry of sunscreen absorbers, Laser Report Back Workshop, Rental Pool Program, Stellenbosch, South Africa 15th-16th November, 2016
  • Oral presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, The photostabilizing effect of mulberry extract on common sunscreen absorbers, South African Chemical Institute Postgraduate Colloquium, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 28th October, 2014
  • Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, An investigation of the photostabilizing potential of plant extracts on sunscreen absorbers in skin-lightening products, The XXVth IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Bordeaux, France 13th July – 18th July, 2014
  • Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, In-vitro study of photostabilizing potential of plant extracts on sunscreen absorbers in skin-lightening products, University of KwaZulu-Natal, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Research Day, Durban, South Africa 1st November, 2013
  • Oral presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, The effect of plant extracts on the photostability of skin-lightening products containing sunscreen absorbers, 6th Biennual SACI Inorganic Chemistry Conference incorporating the Carman Physical Chemistry Symposium, Durban, South Africa 30th June – 4th July, 2013
  • Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo Ncoza C Ndlova and Bice S. Martincigh, Levels of Nano-TiO2 in Selected Skin Lightening Products in South African Market, 4th Ethnic Skin and Hair, Congress Nairobi, Kenya 4th November – 9th November, 2012
  • Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo and Bice S. Martincigh, Levels of Titanium dioxide in Selected Skin-lightening Products in South African Market, University of KwaZulu-Natal, College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science Research Day, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 29th October, 2012
  • Poster presentation: Moses A. Ollengo Ncoza C Ndlova and Bice S. Martincigh, Levels of Nano-TiO2 in Selected Skin Lightening Products In South African Market, 3rd Continental Congress of the International Society Dermatology and the 65th National Congress of the Dermatology Society South Africa, Durban, South Africa, 24th October – 27th October, 2012

Research
a) Ongoing/Completed Researches

Ongoing
Material science; nanomaterial synthesis and fabrication.

Completed

  1. 2009 May – Aug 2009 Worked as a Research assistant at KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme under the Supervision of Dr. Beth Kangwana and Ms. Sarah Kadenge. My duty involved data collection and evaluating the impact of retail sector delivery of an effective anti-malarial therapy in improving treatment of children under the age of five years
  2. 2008 May – Dec 2009 MSc Thesis Dissertation “Isolation and Structure Elucidation of Larvicidal Compounds from Laggera Alata and Clausena anisata Against anopheles gambiae s.s. at KEMRI, Kenya under supervision of Dr. Vulule JM. (KEMRI) and Prof. Matasyoh J. (Egerton University).
  3. 2008 Mar – April 2008 Carried out a research work that evaluated the “Chemical Composition and Antimicrobial Activity of Cympogon Citratus Oils” at Egerton University, Chemistry Department under the supervision of Prof. Matasyoh J.
  4. 2008 Jan – Feb 2008 Carried out research work on “Wheat straw as biosorbent of heavy metals” for seminar presentation at Egerton University, Chemistry Department under the supervision of Dr. Nguta CM.
  5. 2000 Jan – Aug 2000 Honours Project: Speciation of heavy metals from Jua Kali sites in Nakuru, town, Kenya, Supervised by Dr. Ongoma OP.

b) Research funding:
Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant, Academy of Medical Sciences, UK, Amount Kshs. 3378821.67 (Equivalent of 24, 150 British pounds), 2018.

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

  • Post-doctoral fellowship to work in nanomaterials, synthesis and device fabrication for application in flexible biodegradable energy storage October 2015
  • Second best poster presentation in third conference on Dermatology 2012, Durban SA
  • Third best poster presentation during College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science graduate research day, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2012
  • Certificate in HIV/AIDS Psychological counseling by Action Aid Kenya (2005)
  • Second best physics teacher Suba District 2004

Postgraduate Thesis Supervision and Examination
i) Doctorate

ii) Masters
Thesis Examination
1.    Beatrice Nyairo, Modelling H2S Dispersion from Menengai Geothermal Power Plant, 2018

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies
1. South African Chemical institute
2. Kenya Teachers Service Commission
3. Kenya Chemical Society

Intellectual Property Rights (any patents registered)
1. South African Provisional Patent Application No. 2017/01896
2. International Patent Application No. PCT/IB2018/051611

Other University and National Responsibilities
Research Projects Coordinator and Head of Income Generating Unit