Meet Our Faculty: Samuel Mugo
Samuel Mugo, PhD
Memorial University, Analytical Chemistry
Teaching at MacEwan University since 2008.
Dr. Samuel Mugo came to MacEwan University after completing a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at Queen’s University. He likes to draw from his experiences in industry and research to inspire students to see the relevance of chemistry in tackling real challenges that we face in the modern world.
“It’s a myth that chemistry is abstract and difficult. We can help students get in touch with the fundamental working principles of the gadgets and materials they love so much.”
Dr. Mugo is currently working on a more environmentally friendly replacement for the widely used non-renewable petroleum-based waxes used in lubricants, cosmetics and food coatings and on new technology being developed to transform agricultural waste into a renewable source of raw material. Many of his students are recruited to participate in his research and technology development.
MacEwan University is proud to have Dr. Samuel Mugo as a member of the Faculty of Arts and Science.