International recognition for JKUAT ‘s Environmental Scientist

Prof. Gachanja trains scientists on use and maintenance of GC-MS machine at JKUAT in April 2017

Anthony Gachanja, a professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has been named among ten most outstanding global mentors in analytical science. The recognition by the UK based The Analytical Scientist Magazine, follows Prof. Gachanja’s exemplary efforts to foster analytical skills in Africa; aimed at hoisting the continent in areas of consequence such as agriculture, medicine, security and environment.

For the last eight years, Prof. Gachanja has taught analytical methods on Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS); as well as Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) to over 200 African scientists.

The mentor pick is premised on the don’s understanding of the subject matter, intrinsic motivation and ability to go beyond call of duty to inspire learning and lasting change.

Gachanja was in 2016 named as one of the 175 Faces of Chemistry by the Royal Chemical Society. In 2014, he was inducted as a fellow to the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom.

In 2017, The Analytical Scientist called for nominations of outstanding scientists in 10 categories. Besides the mentors’ category, the publication recognized exemplary mentors, leaders, public defenders, and pharma pioneers.

While releasing the report, the editor of The Analytical Scientist, Charlotte Barker, said, “We wanted to expand our definition of “power” by recognizing that an individual’s influence can be measured in many ways.”

Full list of The Analytical Scientist’s 2017 Power List is available here.

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