Dr. Nadir Omar Hashim

: Dr.
: Physics
Contact Address
:Kenyatta University, P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi Kenya
+254 8710901-19
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Area of Specialization: Astro-particle Physics
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Dr. Nadir Hashim is a senior lecturer and chairman in the Department of Physics at Kenyatta University. He obtained his Ph.D. in June 2007 at Siegen University, Germany. The Ph.D. work involved measurement and Monte Carlo simulation cosmic ray muons using the ALEPH at CERN - European Laboratory for Particle Physics. The analysis was done at Siegen University and the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg, Germany. The Ph.D. work was funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Max Planck Society. The findings were presented during the annual meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG) meetings in Germany and also in internal conferences, for example the International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC) in 2005. During his Ph.D. work, Dr. Hashim had the opportunity to attend a meeting with Physics Nobel Laureates in June/July 2004, Lindau, Germany.
Currently, his main areas of research are on the application of nuclear techniques to environmental radiation monitoring; Monte Carlo simulation of extensive air showers; study of galaxy interactions and structures, radio astronomy. Dr. Hashim has supervised postgraduate students and collaborates with international scientists in radiation physics, astronomy and astrophysics. He is a member of the following societies: Kenya Physical Society, East African Association of Radiation Protection, East African Astronomical Society. He is the national coordinator AFRA-NEST (African Network for Nuclear Education Science and Technology) of the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency). Dr. Hashim has also served as a reviewer of proposals for funding at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI).

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 Former research group at Siegen University, Germany


Former research group at the Max Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany

Researcher ID


  • B.Sc.(Physics) 1997, Jomo Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • M.Sc.(Physics) 2001, Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Ph.D. (Physics) 2007, Siegen University, Germany

Research Interests:

  • Measurement and simulation of cosmic radiation
  • Application of nuclear techniques to environmental radiation monitoring
  • Study of galaxies – interaction, star-formation, morphology


Conference Prosentations

  • The Momentum Spectrum and Charge Ratio of Cosmic Ray Muons Measured at a Depth of 320 mwe . Paper presented at the second Middle East and Africa Regional IAU Meeting, MEARIM II, 10 - 15 April 2011, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Research status reports on the measurement of the momentum spectrum and charge ratio of cosmic ray muons using ALEPH detector. Spring Meetings of the German Physical Society (DPG), Mainz-2004, Berlin-2005, Dortmund-2006, Heidelberg-2007.
  • Momentum spectrum of cosmic muons at a depth of 320 mwe. 29th. Paper presented at the International Cosmic Ray Conference, 03. - 10. August 2005, Pune-India.
  • Assessment of quality of trace element measurements by EDXRF technique: a statistical approach. Paper presented at the 9th International Symposium on Radiation Physics and Workshop on Radiation Based Analytical Techniques, 17-22 August 2003, iThemba LABS (formerly National Accelerator Centre), Faure, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Application of nuclear techniques to environmental physics. Poster presented at National Nuclear Technology Conference. 12Th to 15th May 2001, iThemba LABS (formerly National Accelerator Centre), Faure, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Chemometric approaches to assessing the quality of measurements in EDXRF spectrometry. Paper presented at The Millennium School on Nuclear and Particle Physics, 31st January to 03rd February 2000, iThemba LABS (formerly National Accelerator Centre), Faure, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • IAEA - EURACHEM Workshop on “Efficient Methodology for the Evaluation of Uncertainty in Analytical Chemistry - Implementing the ISO Guide” 14 - 15 June 1999, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Angeyo H.K., Patel J.P., Mustapha A.O., Achola S.O., Ogwari P., Ntihabose L., Mangala M.J., Makokha J.W., Odumo B.O., Wepukhulu G.W., Maina D.M., Kaniu I.M., Hashim N.O., Kebwaro J.M., Masinde T.S., Otwoma D., Mayaka G.N., Agora J.O., Kinyua R. and Atando V. Status and Prospects in Research Infrastructure Development in Nuclear Analytical Spectrometry and Radiometric Instrumentation Methodologies for Environmental Radiation And Associated Radioactivity Measurements and Modelling Studies in Kenya. Paper presented by H.K. Angeyo at the IAEA Technical Meeting on Establishing a Network of Laboratories in the Field of Nuclear Instrumentation for Environmental Monitoring and Related Applications, 27-30 Sept. 2010, Krakow, Poland.




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