African student in US university wins PRESTIGIOUS science award (photos)

African student in US university wins PRESTIGIOUS science award (photos)

- A Kenyan PhD student at the State University of New York has won the 2016 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research-Chemistry

- He specializes in Analytical Chemistry-Environmental Chemistry and Nanotechnology

- He has been described as a highly motivated and extremely productive researcher

A Kenyan PhD student at the State University of New York in the US has won a highly regarded science award—the 2016 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research-Chemistry.

African student in US university wins PRESTIGIOUS science award (photos)

Victor Kariuki with his award

The university conferred the award to the student, Victor Kariuki, in recognition of his outstanding performance in graduate studies and significant contribution to research and authorship in his field.

Mr Kariuki specializes in Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry and Nanotechnology. He has been studying at the university since 2012 after graduating from the University of Nairobi in Kenya with a First Class Honors Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry.

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African student in US university wins PRESTIGIOUS science award (photos)

Kariuki receiving his award

Mr Kariuki's professor, Wunmi Sadik, hailed him as a highly motivated and extremely productive researcher, saying: "He has shown impressive originality and productivity in terms of experimental designs, structure characterization skills and analytical approaches."

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Mr Kariuki is emerging as an intellectual heavyweight in his field of study. Already, he has authored or co-authored eight peer-reviewed scientific publications, including four as first author, and one book chapter.

African student in US university wins PRESTIGIOUS science award (photos)

Mr Kariuki is emerging as a leader in his academic field

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He has also made seven conference presentations at national and international conferences and won various awards in this regard. In addition, he is actively involved in mentoring younger students.

Here is a video of more Kenyan students winning awards.

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