Dr. Mwangi Patrick

Email: patrickmuturim@yahoo.com  or patrickmuturim@gmail.com
: NSC first floor 003
Designation: Lecturer
Specialization: Industrial Chemistry

PhD polymer Chemistry (1992); MSc. Chemical Engineering (1978); BSc. Chemistry (1976).
Lecturer JKUAT (2007); Director KIRDI (2003); Ag Director KIRDI (2000); Deputy Director KIRDI (1992); Research Officer KIRDI (1978) Order of Grand Warrior (OGW) (2004)


  • Member of America Chemical Society
  • Member of Kenya Chemical Society
  • Graduate Member of Kenya Association of Chemical Engineers
  • Registered Lead Expert on Environmental Impact Assessment/Environmental Auditing

Muturi Mwangi P., Novel Industrial Materials from Non-Conventional Oil Seeds:  A Case for Vernonia Oil from V. galamensis:, submitted for presentation in the Oils and Fats International Congress 2000 (OFIC 2000) at Dynasty Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, 4th – 8th September, 2000.
Muturi Mwangi P., Evaluation studies on the application of vernonia and other epoxidized vegetable oils in Alkyd and Epoxy Coatings, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Nairobi (1992).
Muturi P., Gitu P., Dirlikov S., Vernonia Oil;  A review of its potential industrial application, submitted to African Journal of Science and Technology (April, 1994).
Muturi P., Frischinger I. and Dirlikov S. Two phase epoxy coatings.  Preparation, morphology and physico-mechanical properties, American Society for Manufacturers and Engineering Society of Detroit, 3rd Annual Advanced Coatings Technology Conference and Exposition, Detroit, MI, September, 1993
Muturi P., Wang D. and Dirlikov S., Epoxidized vegetable oils as reactive diluents, II, comparison of Vernonia, Epoxidized soybean, and linseed oils. Progress in Organic Coatings.  Vol.25, Oct. 1994 PP. 85-94.
Muturi, P., Dirlikov S., & Gitu P.   Vernonia and Epoxidised linseed and soybean oils – as low yellowing diluents in Alkyd Coatings, Pigment and Resin Technology, Vol.23 No.3, 1994, pp.3-7.
Muturi P., Wang D. and Dirlikov S., Epoxidized vegetable oils as reactive diluents, III Alkyd Resins, 205th ACS meeting, Denver, Co, March/April 1993, PMSE 102, Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng., 1993, 68.
Frischinger I., Muturi P., Dirlikov S. (invited speaker), Two phase epoxy thermosets and coatings based on vernonia oil, 34th American Oil Chemists Society Annual Joint USA-Japan Meeting, Session:  Industrial uses of agricultural products, Anaheim, CA, April, 1993.
Frischinger I., Muturi P. and Dirlikov S., Two phase epoxy Interpenetrating Thermosets II.  Application, Chapter in “Interpenetrating Polymer Networks”.  Advances in Chemistry Series, Eds, L. Sperling, D. Kempner and L. Utracki, American Chemical  Society, Washington DC., 1993.
Dirlikov S., Muturi P. and Frischinger I., Two phase epoxy coating.  Preparation, morphology and physico-mechanical  properties, poster session, 1992.  Annual Meeting and Paint Industries Show, Chicago, IL, 0ctober, 1992.
Dirlikov S., S. Islam, M.S. Frischinger, I. Lepkowski, T. and Muturi P.  Increasing high solids with a “weed”, Industrial Finishing February, 1992, 68, 17-21.
Muturi P., Dirlikov S. and Gitu P. M., Vernonia and soybean oils.  A case of chemical attempt to copy nature.  A paper presented  during the Inaugural conference of the Kenya Chemical Society – June 7th – 11th,  1993.
Muturi P., Dirlikov S. and Gitu P., Vernonia and exposidized linseed and soybean oils in environmentally friendly coatings.  Paper presented at “The Kenya Chemical Engineering Congress”, held at the Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, Feb. the 26th, 1993.
Muturi P., Dirlikov S., Gitu P. Yellowing of vernonia and epoxidized soybean and linseed oils in alkyd coatings, presented at the Fifth International Chemistry Conference in Africa, Gaborone, Botswana, July 27-31, 1992.
Dirlikov D., Frischinger I. and Muturi P., Vernonia Oil.  A potential industrial commodity, presented at the Fifth International Chemistry conference in Africa, Gaborone, Botswana, July 27-31, 1992.
Muturi P., Wang D. and Dirlikov S.D., Epoxidized vegetable oils as reactive diluents in high solids alkyd coatings, Part II, J. Coating Technology.  In Press.
P. Muturi, D. Wang  and S. Dirlikov, Epoxidized Soybean and Epoxidized  Linseed Oils, 204th ACS Meeting, Washington DC, August 1992, PMSE 79, Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. 1992, 67, 79-80.
P. Muturi, I. Frischinger, S. Dirlikov, Two-phase Epoxy Coatings, Morphology and Properties, 203rd ACS meeting, Proceedings of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) Division, San Francisco, CA, April 1992, 68-69.
P. Muturi, D. Wang, S. Dirlikov.  Partially epoxidized vegetable oils as reactive diluents for high solids coatings, proceedings of the 19th Annual Waterborne Higher-solids, and Powder Coatings Symposium, New Orleans, LA, February 26-28 2992, 463-472.