Dr. Noah, Naumih M.

Associate Professor, Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry
mnoah@usiu.ac.ke    |     +254 730 116 726


An Associate Professor of Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry focusing on the development and validation of biosensors for the detection of infectious diseases and integration of nanotechnology and health care in developing countries.

She is currently developing Nano-kits for rapid and sensitive diagnosis of Schistosomiasis and Fabrication of Nano-filters for water filtration as well as the green synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles. She is also interested in chemical safety and security, green chemistry and waste management.

Professor Naumih is very passionate about teaching, research and mentoring students.

Academic Degrees;

  • 2012: Ph.D in Analytical/Bioanalytical Chemistry, State University of New York, Binghamton, USA.
  • 2006: MSc in Analytical Chemistry, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.
  • 2002: BSc in Chemistry, University of Nairobi.??


Journal Articles

  • Noah Naumih M. and Mbatia Betty N. (2021). Antimicrobial nanoparticles and their application in medicine. Pharmaceutical Journal of Kenya, Volume 25, Issue No.1 (21-28).
  • Zipporah M. Onyambu, Mildred P. Nawiri, Hudson N. Nyambaka and Naumih M. Noah (2021). In vitro Bioaccessibility of the Vitamin B series from Thermally Processed Leafy African Indigenous Vegetables. Journal of Food Quality, Volume 2021, Article ID 5540724 https://doi.org/10.1155/2021/5540724
  • Zipporah M. Onyambu, Mildred P. Nawiri, Hudson N. Nyambaka and Naumih M. Noah (2021). In vitro Bioaccessibility of Beta Carotene from Thermally Processed Leafy African Indigenous Vegetables. Journal of the Kenya Chemical Society 14-1 (2021), 3-8. Available online at www.kenchemsoc.org.
  • Michael Ndikau, Naumih Noah, Dickson Andala & Eric Masika (2020). Antibacterial activity of green synthesized silver nanoparticles using Citrullus lanatus fruit rind extract. Journal of the Kenya Chemical Society 13-1 (2020), 22-27. Available online at www.kenchemsoc.org.
  • Naumih Noah (2020). Design and Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials for Sensor Applications. Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2020, Article ID 8855321, 20 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/8855321
  • Ibrahim Kimotho, Naumih M. Noah, Mildred Nawiri and Betty Mbatia (2020). Fabrication of Nanostructured Polyamic Acid Membranes for Antimicrobially Enhanced Water Purification. Advances in Polymer Technology Volume 2020, Article ID 7362789, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7362789
  • Naumih M. Noah and Peter M. Ndangili (2019). Current Trends of Nanobiosensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry Volume 2019, Article ID 2179718, 16 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/2179718
  • Joseph Odundo, Naumih M. Noah, Dickson Andala, Janet Kiragu and Eric Masika (2018). Electrochemical Nano-immunosensor for rapid and sensitive diagnosis of Bilharzia in Kenya. South African Journal of Chemistry 2018, 71, 127–134, http://journals.sabinet.co.za/content/journal/chem.
  • Ernest O. Nachaki, Peter M. Ndangili, Noah M. Naumih and Eric Masika (2018). Nickel-Palladium-Based Electrochemical Sensor for Quantitative Detection of Formaldehyde ChemistrySelect 2018, 3, 384 –392. DOI: 10.1002/slct.20170201
  • Michael Ndikau, Naumih M. Noah, Dickson M. Andala, and Eric Masika (2017). Green Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles Using Citrullus lanatus Fruit Rind Extract. International Journal of Analytical Chemistry Volume 2017, Article ID 8108504, 9 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/8108504
  • Francis J. Osonga, Joab O. Onyango, Samuel K. Mwilu, Naumih M. Noah, Jrgen Schulte, Ming Ann, Omowunmi A. Sadik, 2017. Synthesis and characterization of novel flavonoid derivatives via sequential phosphorylation of quercetin. Tetrahedron Letters, Volume 58, Issue 15, 12 April 2017, Pages 1474-1479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tetlet.2017.02.085
  • Odundo Joseph, Noah Naumih, Andala Dickson, Kiragu Janet, Ndikau Michael, Kimani Gachuhi, Joseph Mwatha (2016). Spectro-electrochemical Characterization of Anti-Schistosoma-Gold Nanoparticle Conjugate for use in Immunoassays. The Journal of Kenya Chemical Society, Volume 1, Issue 1 35 -45
  • Idris Yazgan, Naumih M Noah, Ousmane Toure, Siyi Zang, Omowunmi A. Sadik, (2014). Biosensor for selective detection of E. coli in Spinach using the strong affinity of derivatized mannose with fimbrial lectin. Biosensor and Bioelectronics Vol 61, 266-273
  • Omowunmi A. Sadik, Naumih M. Noah, Veronica Okello (2013). Catalytic reduction of hexavalent chromium using palladium nanoparticles: an undergraduate nanotechnology laboratory Journal of Chemical Education, 2014, 91(2), 269-273.
  • Veronica A. Okello , Samuel Mwilu , Naumih M. Noah , Ailing Zhou , Jane Chong , Michael T. Knipfing , David Doetschman , and Omowunmi A. Sadik (2012). Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium using Naturally-Derived Flavonoids. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2012, 46 (19), pp 10743–10751
  • Naumih M. Noah, Marcells M. Omolle, Samantha S Stern, Siyi S Zhang, Omowunmi A OA Sadik, Euodia H EH Hess, Jasmina J Martinovic, Priscilla G L PG Baker, Emmanuel I EI Iwuoha (2012),Conducting polyamic acid membranes for sensing and site-directed immobilization of proteins. Anal Biochem 428(1):54-63.
  • Naumih M Noah, Marcells Omole, Anas Almaletti, Jae Lim, Omowunmi A. Sadik, (2011). Metal Enhanced Electrochemical Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) Sensor for Biological Applications, Electroanalysis, 23(10) 2392-2399.
  • Naumih M Noah, Samuel K. Mwilu, Omowunmi A. Sadik, Alim A. Fatah, Richard D. Arcilesi (2011). Immunosensors for quantifying Cyclooxygenase 2 pain biomarkers, Clinica Chimica Acta, 412(15-16)1391-1398.
  • Naumih M Noah, Saamia Alam, Omowunmi A. Sadik (2011). Detection of inducible nitric oxide synthase using a suite of electrochemical, fluorescence, and surface plasmon resonance biosensors, Analytical Biochemistry, 413(2)157-163.
  • Elizabeth Osibote, Naumih Noah, Omowunmi Sadik, Dennis McGee, Modupe Ogunlesi (2011). Electrochemical sensors, MTT and immunofluorescence assays for monitoring the proliferation effects of cissus populnea extracts on Sertoli cells, Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology, 9 (1) 65.
  • Marcells A. Omole, Naumih M.Noah, Lisa Zhou, Anas Almaletti, Omowunmi A Sadik, Helen N. Asemota, Elvira S William, Jason Gilchrist (2009). Spectroelectrochemical characterization of pain biomarkers, Analytical Biochemistry, 395(1)54-60.
  • M. A Sheikh, N. M Noah, K. Tsuha, T. Oomori (2007). Occurrence of tributyltin compounds and characteristics of heavy metals in sediments from Tanzania, Int. J. Environ on. Sci. Tech, 4(1)49-59.
  • Naumih M Noah, Tamotsu Oomori (2006). Evaluation of Heavy metal pollution on the coastal marine environments of Okinawa Island, Japan., Bulletin Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus, 81, 93-104.

Books and Book Chapters

Areas of Interest/Specialization;

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biosensor Development
  • Chemical Safety and Security


  • CHE 1305: Basic Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHE 1306: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding
  • CHE 2307: Physical Chemistry
  • PHM 3401: Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
  • PHM 3402: Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • ENV 2000: Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
  • ENV 2001: Sustainable Resource Management
  • GRM 2000: Introduction to Research Methods

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