Journals & Publications
Isaac obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Physics from the prestigious University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg has won scholarships from The Centre of Excellence in Strong Materials (CoE-SM) and the African Laser Centre (ALC). A pan Africanist per excellence, he was instrumental in forming the East African Students and Scholars Association (EASSA-Wits), an association that assimilates and helps students and scholars from East African countries (South Sudan, Kenya, Somalia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi) to settle comfortably in the “home away from home” environment of Jozi, He was the first organizing secretary, a post he held for two terms running.
An efficient and committed educator with 8 years of experience in classroom teaching at high school and 6 years as a tutorial fellow and lab demonstrator at Moi University in Kenya and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. He worked for 13 months as an adjunct lecturer at Moi University, Kibabii University and Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, handling both graduate and undergraduate classes. Since joining Maasai Mara in February 2016, Dr. Motochi has shepherded the physics class from state of hopelessness to courageous group. He worked on the physics curriculum review and was able to deliver on three programmes, Bachelor of Science in Physics (BSc, Physics), Master of Science in Physics (MSc, Physics) and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (Ph.D., Physics). The bachelor’s programme is in its second year of implementation, the master’s programme has received its first group of students in the 2017/18 academic year while Ph.D. will have its first candidates report in 2018/19 academic year. Outside the lecture room and labs, Isaac was the secretary to the Maasai Mara University International annual conference of 2017 planning committee.
- A widely traveled scholar, Isaac has through experience a proven capability in handling students from various social, cultural and racial backgrounds. Able to handle complex roles or as part of the team and having the proven ability to successfully work under tight schedules and deadlines. His area of academic interest is; Materials science/ Physics, Energy materials, Laser and optical spectroscopy and Computational physics. Current running collaborations are with researchers working in Kenya, Italy, South Africa, Japan, and the UK.
- Motochi, N. W. Makau, G. O. Amolo, Metal–semiconductor ohmic contacts: An ab initio Density Functional Theory study of the structural and electronic properties of metal–diamond (111)-(1×1) interfaces, Diam. Relat. Mater. 23 (2012) 10-17.
- Motochi, N. W. Makau, G. O. Amolo, B. A. Mathe, S.R. Naidoo, Ab initio structural and electronic study of metals on diamond (111)-(1×1) surface, Proceedings of SAIP 2011, pg. 207-213
- Aradi, S. R. Naidoo, D. G. Billing, D. Wamwangi, I. Motochi, T. E. Derry, Ion beam modification of the structure and properties of hexagonal boron nitride: An infrared and X-ray diffraction study, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 331 (2014) 140-143
- Motochi, S.R. Naidoo, B.A. Mathe, R. Erasmus, E. Aradi and T.E. Derry, E.J. Olivier, Surface Brillouin scattering on annealed ion-implanted CVD diamond, Diam. Relat. Mater. 56 (2015), 6-12.
- Motochi, B.A. Mathe, S.R. Naidoo and T. E. Derry, Surface Brillouin scattering in ion-implanted chemical vapour deposited diamond, Mater. Today: S3 (2016), S145-S152.
- Motochi, B.A. Mathe, S.R. Naidoo, D. Wamwangi, T.E. Derry, Surface Brillouin scattering observation of higher order resonances in annealed, ion-implanted CVD diamond, Diam. Relat. Mater. 76 (2017), 171-176
- Ichibha,, K. Hongo, I. Motochi, N.W. Makau, G.O. Amolo, Ryo Maezo, Adhesion of electrodes on diamond (111) surface: A DFT study, Diam. Relat. Mater. 81 (2018), 168-175
- Sewe T & Kisia B 2017, Communicating the impact of knowledge management as a necessary input in the performance of higher learning.
- Sewe T & Kisia B 2017, Intrinsic motivation: A tool for organizational development in the public sector in developing countries.
- Sewe T & Kisia B 2017, Co-operate identity as a communicative tool for competitive advantage.
- Sewe T & Adagala N 2016, Education as an indispensable asset for peacebuilding freedom for development and social justice: reflecting on the Kenyan experience.
- Sewe T (2013), Analyzing Religious Liberty through the Prism of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kenya.
- Kisia, B, Tabitha Sewe (2008), Sustainable alternative source of nutrition for city dwellers in North Rift. (Moi University 4th International Conference, July 2008)
- Sewe T, Kisia B. Machio R. & Sewe, C. (2008), Communicating Health Information: A Critical Concern for the developing world. (Moi University 4th international Conference, July 2008.
- Sewe T, Machio, C, Kisia B. (2008), The role of Interdependence and Collaboration in Leadership. An alternative approach to leadership in the developing world. (Moi University 4th International conference, July 2008) Moi University Desktop Publishing.
- Sewe T, (2014) The Role of Education to Society Interrogating the Gains: The Kenyan Experience.
- Sewe T, Choge Chepkemboi R. (2014) Policy implications in the conservation of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya. Challenges and Opportunities.
- Sewe T, Isalambo K. (2014) Exploring online Eco-Linguistics Communication Strategies in the conservation of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve and Mau Forest Complex.
- Sewe T, Maloba B. (2014) Communicating Climate Change and disaster management challenges for social protection; The case of Narok County – Kenya.