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Nicholas Musyoka

Affiliateship: 2020-2024

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Chemical Sciences


Nicholas Musyoka is a Senior Research Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. He holds a PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa). For the past few years, his research interests have been focussed in the field of sustainable clean energy technologies with hydrogen storage being at the core.

Recently, he has expanded his research focus to other Energy-related aspects such as hydrogenation of carbon dioxide to produce methanol (and derivatives), biogas upgrading to produce biomethane and other waste beneficiation interests like Li-ion battery recycling. From his research activities, he has produced 4 patent applications (2 already granted), 52 peer-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters and over 70 international and/or local conferences presentations. Dr Musyoka is a member of the South African Chemical Institute (SACI), Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), registered Professional Natural Scientist (Pr.Sci.Nat.) and is also a NRF Rated scientist.

In addition to his research activities, he is also involved in the supervision and mentorship of early career researchers and postgraduate students (MSc and PhD students). Dr Musyoka has also been honoured with several awards/recognitions such as; Kambule-NSTF Awards ‘Science Oscars’ of South Africa’ (Emerging Researchers Finalist, 2018), CSIR-wide emerging researcher award - 2018, IJHE David Sanborn Scott award – 2017, CSIR-MSM emerging researcher award -2016, among others.