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Robert Mokaya: Kenyan Who Is The Only Black Professor Of Chemistry In UK

His name is Professor Robert Minge Mokaya. He was born in Kenya but resides in United Kingdom working as a professional chemist who is a Professor of Materials Chemistry and Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at the University of Nottingham. He studied a degree in Chemistry at the University of Nairobi. After graduating he worked at the Unilever company in Kenya. He then moved to the University of Cambridge to pursue masters degree. After graduating, Mokaya was awarded a junior research fellowship and started his independent career at Trinity college in Cambridge.

In 2000, he was made a lecturer at the University of Nottingham and in 2008 he was appointed Professor of Materials Chemistry. Mokaya was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement at the University of Nottingham in 2019. He was part of a Society programme to strengthen the capacity of African researchers. As of March 2022, Mokaya is the only black chemistry professor in the United Kingdom. Congratulations to him.


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