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Bridget Mutuma

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: South Africa, Pretoria General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2016 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
2013 Master Engineering sciences
2009 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences
2011 Master Social and Economic Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Physics

Am currently working on the growth of nanomaterials for application in energy storage and conversion systems.


Publications resulting from Research: 


1. Bridget K. Mutuma, Godlisten N. Shao, Won Duck Kim, Hee Taik Kim, “Sol–gel
synthesis of mesoporous anatase–brookite and anatase–brookite–rutile TiO2 nanoparticles and their photocatalytic properties”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2015, 442,1-7.

2. Bridget K. Mutuma, Boitumelo Matsoso, Kamalakannan Ranganathan, Daniel
Wamwangi and Neil J Coville “Generation of open ended, worm like and graphene like
structures from layered spherical carbon materials”, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 20399-20408.

3. Boitumelo Matsoso, Kamalakannan Ranganathan, Bridget K. Mutuma, Tsenolo
Lerotholi, Glenn Jones and Neil J Coville “Time-dependent evolution of the nitrogen
configuration in N-doped graphene films”, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 106914-106920.

4. Bridget K. Mutuma, Rafael Rodrigues, Kamalakannan Ranganathan, Boitumelo
Matsoso, Daniel Wamwangi, Ivo A. Hümmelgen and Neil J. Coville “Hollow carbon
spheres and hollow carbon sphere/polyvinylpyrrolidone composite as ammonia sensors”,J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 2539-2549.

5. Boitumelo Matsoso, Kamalakannan Ranganathan, Bridget K. Mutuma, Tsenolo
Lerotholi, Glenn Jones and Neil J. Coville “Single-step synthesis of crystalline h-BN
quantum-and nanodots embedded in boron carbon nitride films”, Nanotechnology, IOP,28, 2017, 105602.

6. Bridget K. Mutuma, Rafael Rodrigues, Kamalakannan Ranganathan, Boitumelo
Matsoso, Daniel Wamwangi, Ivo A. Hümmelgen and Neil J. Coville “Hollow carbon
spheres and hollow carbon sphere/polyvinylpyrrolidone composite as ammonia sensors”,
Inside front cover: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 2368-2368.

7. Bridget K. Mutuma, Boitumelo J. Matsoso, Kamalakannan Ranganathan, Daniel
Wamwangi, Jonathan M. Keartland and Neil J. Coville “Generation of radical species
from CVD grown pristine and N-doped solid carbon spheres using H2 and Ar as carrier gases”, RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 21187-21195



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Pretoria, South Africa African Materials Research Society conference
2016 Johannesburg International Conference in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
2015 Dresden, Germany Annual World Carbon Conference
2015 Grahamstown, South Africa Inorganic Conference

Presentation given

2017
Hollow Carbon Spheres and a Hollow Carbon Sphere/Polyvinylpyrrolidone composite as Ammonia Sensors
Pretoria
Event: African Materials Research Society conference
2016
“Generation of open ended, worm-like and graphene-like structures from spherical carbon material
Johannesburg
Event: International Conference in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
2015
Synthesis and Characterization of Au nanoparticles and Au@Hollow Carbon Spheres for Application in Organic Solar Cells”
Dresden, Germany
Event: Annual World Carbon Conference
2015
Synthesis and Characterization of Hollow Carbon Spheres as Electron Acceptors for Applications in Organic Photovoltaic devices
Grahamstown, South Africa
Event: Inorganic Conference
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Apr 2016
1ST PRIZE ORAL PRESENTATION
Won 1st Prize Oral presentation PhD category. International Conference in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (NanoAfrica). University of South Africa (UNISA), Florida Campus.
Mar 2016
3rd Prize Oral Presentation in the Faculty of Science
Won 3rd Prize Oral Presentation in the Faculty of Science. 7 the Wits Cross faculty Symposium. Professional Hub, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Dec 2015
Penny Huddle Award
Penny Huddle Award for the Best Undergraduate student teaching assistant, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Dec 2015
Postgraduate Merit Award,
For excellence in academic studies.
Aug 2010
Korean Government scholarship Award, South Korean Government.
Korean Government scholarship Award, South Korean Government to study a master's degree at Kangwon National University.
Apr 2011
Best Korean Language (intermediate level) student Award
Korean Language (intermediate level) student Award, Hallym University, South Korea