Dr. Reuben M. Ndung’u

Designation: Lecturer
Telephone No.: 0722369089
Email: reuben.ndungu@dkut.ac.ke
Department: Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
PhD. In Applied Mathematics University of Nairobi 2017
MSc. in Applied Mathematics University of Nairobi 2005
BEd. Science (Hons) Egerton University 1998

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Numerical Mathematics

Work Experience

  • Mathematics Lecturer: Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, March 2009 to date
  • Mathematics Lecturer: Kabarak University September 2008 to March 2009
  • Mathematics & Physics Teacher: TSC, 1998 to 2008

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Chairman, Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences.
  • Chairman, Board of Management of Naaro High School: Feb. 2019 to date.
  • Member: ISO Steering Committee (2009), Performance Contract Committee (2009/10 & 2010/11), Student Welfare Committee (2012), University performance evaluation monitoring and quality assurance committee (2011), Public Lectures Committee (2011)
  • Senior Supervisor, Kenya Population Census: 2009
  • Member, Board of Management of Ng’araria Secondary School: Feb. 2019 to date.

Other Training

  • Resource mobilization, Project planning and Proposal writing, organized by Regional Partnership for Resource Development, (RPRD), 2010.
  • ISO 9001:2008 QMS Internal Auditors Course, by BUREAU VERITAS, 2009.
  • Diploma in Theological Education by Extension, 2002.

Social Responsibilities

  • Chairman, Board of Management of Naaro High School, Jan 2019 to date.
  • Chairman, Board of Management of St. Pauls Schools, 2009 to date.
  • Member, Board of Management of Ng’araria Secondary School, January 2019 to date.
  • Ordained Church Elder, Presbyterian Church of East Africa, 2006 to date. Served in Gatanga parish, Nyahururu Thika Town parishes.
  • Youth patron: Gatanga, Nyahururu and Thika Town Parish.


  1. Books and Book Chapters
    • In preparation: Modelling Transmission Dynamics of Endemic Malaria under Periodic conditions; in Theory and Applications of Mathematical Science.
  2. Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
    • E.M. Musyoki, R.M. Ndung’u. Sensitivity Analysis of a MSEIR model of Measles Dynamics in Kenya. In preparation
    • E.M. Musyoki, R.M. Ndung’u, S. Osman. (2019). A Mathematical model for Transmission of Measles with Passive Immunity. IJSRMSS, 6(2):01-08.
    • R.M. Ndung’u, G.P. Pokhariyal, R.O. Simwa. (2017). A Mathematical model for the Transmission of Endemic Malaria under periodically varying climatic conditions. AJOMCOR, 16(2):113-128.
    • R.M. Ndung’u, G.P. Pokhariyal, R.O. Simwa. (2016). Modeling the effect of periodic Temperature on Malaria Transmission Dynamics. AJOMCOR, 13(2):91-105.
    • Wasike, A.A.M., Muiruri, N.R, & Pokhariyal, G.P. (2006). Global Asymptotic Behaviour of Aquatic Vegetation in a System with a Periodic Nutrient Supply. AJST, Science and Engineering series, 7(4):41-50.
  3. Thesis
    • Ndung’u, R.M. (2017). Mathematical Modeling of the effects of Seasonal Environmental factors on Endemic Malaria. PhD. Thesis. University of Nairobi.
    • Ndung’u, R.M. (2005). Global Asymptotic Behaviour of an Aquatic System with Periodic Nutrient Supply. M.Sc. Project. University of Nairobi.

Awards, Scholarships and Recognitions

  • France government Scholarship, University de Nice Sophia Antipolis.

Postgraduate Thesis Supervision and Examination

  1. Masters
  • Musyoki Eunice Mueni. MSc. Thesis Title: A Mathematical Model for the Transmission Dynamics of Measles with Passive Immunity. Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Completed in October 2019.

Research Interests

  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Data Science

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Member, African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI)

Any other talent that could contribute to the University agenda

  • Mentor
  • Capacity Building