Kamau Mbalia

Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio

Environmental Engineering

Principal Investigator: Dr. Friedemann Freund
Project: Earthquake Forecasting using the Oxidation of Aromatic Particles

Education and Experience:

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, I now attend Central State University located in Wilberforce, OH. While attending Central State, I am majoring in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.

During my time at Central, I have had numerous opportunities to branch out and receive real world experience. As a freshman, I interned with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, CO. While at NREL, I dealt with Solar cells and photovoltaics' conducting tests on the impurities and lifespan of Silicon wafers. During my sophomore year, I interned with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitoring and conducting tests on environmental satellites surveying such things as tropical storms, hazardous debris, and wild fire. Finally, the summer of my junior year I again interned with NOAA where I conducted tests on water quality. These tests included Total as well as Volatile suspended solids, and analysis on algae. Also, I am fortunate enough to take part in several extra-curricular activities.

I currently hold the position of Vice President of the Environmental Engineering club located here on campus as well as being an associate member of the Dayton Environmental Advisory Board. Upon completion of my undergraduate degree in 2011, I plan on continuing on to graduate school where I plan to obtain a Doctorate as well as Professional Engineering standing.