International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Mr Justus Masa Ideas Activities
  • Kyambogo University
    Kampala, Uganda
  • Email
    Tel 0049234322602
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  • Organizations:

    Kyambogo University
    Penta Chemical Group Limited
    Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I am an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at Kyambogo University (, currently on a study leave to pursue a PhD in Chemistry, at Ruhr.Universit├Ąt Bochum (, Germany.

My specific interests in the IYC are:

(a) Help to publicize about the IYC in Uganda by regularly writing thematic news articles about the contribution of chemistry to our present day quality and way of living.

(b) The role of chemistry in confronting the present day, and future challenges of (i) sufficient, clean, safe and sustaible energy sources, (ii) searching for vaccines and medicines for neglected diseases and diseases which continue to inflict suffering on us without any known cure, (iii) environmental remediation to restore the dignity of our environment (the atmosphere, land and water), and to reverse the escalating effects of climate change, (iv) role of chemistry in improving agricultural production to provide enough food for the global population, and v) the role of chemistry in designing functional materials of the future among others, (c) help arouse the interest of the young stars in chemistry by writing thematic news articles that suit their readership, (d) celebrate the role of women in chemistry by encouraging female scientists to join in the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the award of a Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Marie-Curie.