Dr. Phillip W. Otieno Nyawere

Lecturer – Physics


Rongo University,
P.O. Box 103-40404, Rongo
Office line: 0728342054, 0772020364



Academic Qualification:

a) PhD – Computational Materials Science, University of Eldoret

b) March 2015 to date: Lecturer – Physics, Rongo University

  • May 2013 – Feb 2015: Lecturer – Physics, Kabarak University
  • April 2010 – April 2013: Assistant Lecturer, Kabarak University
  • Feb 2006 – March 2013: Senior Technician Physics, Kabarak University

c) 2009 – 2012: Sandwich Training Education Program

  • Research Fellowship for PhD at The Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy.
  • 2011    Emerging Nations Science Foundation ENSF Trieste Italy
  • Research Fellowship Award

d) Professional Affiliation

  • Member of Physics Society of Kenya
  • Computational Physics Research Group of University of Eldoret – Eldoret

Research Interests

My area of research is computer simulation of materials in Physics. Study of electronic structure, mechanical properties, optical properties and superconductivity of materials are my major interests.

Ongoing Research

  1. Doping effect on materials to study electronic properties change
  2. Doping effect on optical properties change
  3. Superconductivity of perovskite cuprates with interest on Gadolinium barium cuprate
  4. Using First Principles to study materials suitable for water splitting for energy production.


  1. Nyawere P.W.O and Khanna K.M. “Specific heat Jump and Transition temperature for La2-xBaxCuO4, Bi2Can-1SrnCunO2n+3 and Tl2Can-1Ba2CunO2n+3(2n+4) superconductors” Indian journal of Pure and Applied Physics, Vol. 49, September 2011. http://www.niscair.res.in/
  2. P.W.O. Nyawere & K.M. Khanna “Specific heat Jump in High-TC Superconductors” (MSc Thesis published by LAP LAMBERT ACADEMIC PUBLISHING. ISBN: 978-3-8454-2008-0
  3. Nyawere P.W.O, S.Scandolo, N.W. Makau and G.O. Amolo “Ab initio study of defect and migration energies of barium fluoride)” (Solid State Communications 179 (2014) 25-28). http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ssc
  4. Nyawere P.W.O,  N.W. Makau and G.O. Amolo “Ab initio study of elastic constants of the cubic, orthorhombic and hexagonal phases of BaF2” (Physica B 434(2014) 122-128). http://www.elsevier.com/locate/physb
  5. Nyawere P.W.O. , N.W. Makau and G.O. Amolo “Ab initio calculations of electronic and mechanical properties of orthorhombic phase of BaF2 (The African Review of Physics (2015). http://lamp.ictp.it
  6. Phillip W.O. Nyawere “First Principles Electronic Structure Calculations of Barium Flouride” (Published by LAP LAMBERT ACADEMIC PUBLISHING. ISBN: 978-3-659-80216-4)
  7. Elicah Nafula Wabululu, P.W.O. Nyawere, Daniel Barasa Bem Scientific Research Through Simulation in Africa: Role of HPC in Computational Material Studies”(International Journal of Material Science and Applications 2017, 190-192). http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/j/ijmsa
  8. Elicah Nafula Wabululu, P.W.O. Nyawere, Daniel Barasa Bem “First-principles calculations of Structural, Electronic and Elastic Properties of Tysonite LanthanumFLuoride (LaF3)” (Quest Journal of Research in Environmental and EarthScience vol. 64 no. 01, 2018 pp 36 – 40). http://www.questjournals.org
  9. P.W.O. Nyawere, “Parameterized Empirical Potential for BaF2 from Ab initio Methods Applied to the Study of Superionic Transition of c-BaF2” (Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering Science and Technology vol. 5 issue 12 December 2018 pp 9157 – 9161). http://www.jmest.org/