• My name is Abigael Jepchirchir. I am a Kenyan, currently undertaking a Master of Science degree in Analytical Chemistry at Moi University, School of Sciences and Aerospace Studies. My postgraduate education is funded under the Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy (ACE II – PTRE) scholarship. Being a Master of Science student under ACE II-PTRE has given me a chance to receive a competitive grant from Lorraine Universite dā€™ Excellence (LUE), France, for an internship programme which will take 6 months.

    This scholarship (internship programme at LUE), has given me a golden opportunity to obtain a handful of skills in Analytical Chemistry as well as interact with researchers from my field of study. In the course of my study, I am working under Philippe Gerardin, Director of LERMAB, LUE; Prof. Ambrose Kiprop and Dr. Sarah Chepkwony of Moi University and Prof. Francis Mburu of Maasai Mara University. Currently, I hold a Bachelor of Science with Education (Chemistry / Physics) from Moi University. The collaboration between Moi University and LUE will positively impact many scholars in future.

    Abigael Jepchirchir, student Moi University

Masters Programmes


The Center targets to enrol at least 60 Masters students and has currently admitted 100 students from Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Zambia, Sudan and Kenya.

The Center has the following Master of Science (MSc.) programmes:

  1. MSc. in Energy Studies
  2. MSc. in Textile Engineering
  3. MSc. in Industrial Engineering
  4. MSc. in Analytical Chemistry

To view the admission requirements details for each of the above programmes, please click here



Vision and Mission

To be a Center of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy through training, research, innovation and technology development for the enhancement of industrial sector.

To provide highly trained, skilled and empowered human capacity in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy, with the potential to develop innovative products of high value and quality, offer services and solutions for the industrial sector