Samwel Ndegwa
Samuel is currently taking his graduate program in geological engineering from the prestigious University of British Columbia. He has broad expertise ranging from hydrogeological, geotechnical, environmental, geochemical, mineralogical, and bathymetry research. Heat dissipation along the Kenyan coral system is among his research. He knows shallow and deep-water bathymetry by processing Single beam data obtained from acoustic echo sounder (EK60) installed in RV Mtafiti and satellite imagery (remote sensing). GIS and Basins application for spatial mapping and data simulation are among his interests. 
Past projects involved as a lead geologist include Lokichar-Lamu Crude Oil Pipeline, a LAPPSET project. The project is managed by the Pipeline Management Team composed of Total, Tullow Oil, Africa Oil, and Kenya Pipeline. Also worked with Acacia Mining Plc as a geologist.
He knows the use of PASI GEA 24, Seislimager Ixrefrax for MASWA (multichannel channel analysis of surface waves), refraction, and downhole and seismic refraction surveys. He has been involved in hydrogeological development and standards and ensuring compliance relating to hydrological modeling around Kenya, Tanzania, and Zambia. He has experience working with SAS 1000 and DC400.
Future interest includes geoengineering innovations that can combat climate change through carbon sinking while making the structures stronger.
Awards: Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association-Marg I Grant: 2021
Organization memberships
  • Member of Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association
  • Member of Geological Society of Kenya
  • Member of American Association of Petroleum Geologist
  • Member of society of Petroleum Engineers
Oceanography and Hydrography
Marine Geology (Geoengineering/Geotechnical solution within marine Environment and sedimentation), GIS and Geoacoustics
Geoengineering in marine Environment, Sedimentation modelling and mapping the response of critical habitats to climate change
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology. The University of Nairobi.
  • Certificate of Digital mapping and modelling of environmental properties, water and sediment fluxes in river basins, University of Nairobi
  • Certificate of Geographical information system (GIS), University of Nairobi