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Title: Prof
Name: John Andrew Marco Mahugija
College/School/Division: College Of Natural And Applied Sciences
Role: Associate Professor, Chief Editor, (Tanz. J. Sci.) and Chairperson of Publications Committee
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Mobile phones:    +255 719 971 971   &+255 766 971 971


Prof. John Andrew Marco Mahugija (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Chemistry Department, University of Dar es Salaam. He holds PhD (Chemistry) specializing in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry obtained from the University of Dar es Salaam & German Research Centre for Environmental Health, Munich-Germany. He also holds MSc (Chemistry) specializing in Analytical and Environmental Chemistry obtained from the University of Dar es Salaam & GSF-National Research Centre for Environment and Health, Munich-Germany, and BSc (Ed) (First Class Honours) majoring in Biology, Chemistry and Education obtained from the University of Dar es Salaam.

He is a winner of many prizes/awards including University Prize in 2000-2001; Thermodynamics Prize in 1998-1999, Chemistry Prize in 1998/1999, Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) Prize in 2000/2001; Double Cola Cash Prize in 2000–2001; Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education Prize in 1997–2001; Coca Cola Kwanza Prize in 2001; 2nd best winner in publications in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences in 2018/2019; and co-winner in the best public service delivery/consultancy in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences in 2018/2019.

He was employed by the University of Dar es Salaam as Assistant Lecturer in July 2005 and was promoted to Lecturer in July 2009, Senior Lecturer in July 2015 and Associate Professor in 2019. He previously worked as a Biology and Chemistry Teacher at 3 secondary schools (1994-1997 & 2002-2005), and Education Officer–Environmental Education, Ministry of Education and Culture Head Quarters, Dar es Salaam (27th December 2004–30th March 2005). He has worked as a Part-time Lecturer at Mkwawa University College of Education (2006-2013); Dar es Salaam University College of Education (2010-2012); St. Joseph College of Engineering-Dar es Salaam (2010-2011); Ardhi University (2012-2014); and University of Bagamoyo (2014–2015).

Currently, he is the Chief Editor of the Tanzania Journal of Science & Chairperson of the Publications Committee & Member of Research, Innovation, Publications and Knowledge Exchange (RIPKE) Committee of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences. He also holds other administrative posts at the University of Dar es Salaam and other national and international institutions including the following: Chairman, Delegated Tender Board of the University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre (UCC) (November 2019 to November 2022); Board Member, Faculty of Science Technology and Environmental Studies Board, Open University of Tanzania; Treasurer and Member of Coordinating Board, African Network for the Chemical Analysis of Pesticides and other Pollutants (ANCAP) (January 2012 to date); Chairperson of the Science and Technology Panel, Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) (February 2019 to February 2022); Member, Contaminants Technical Committee, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) (January 2019 to date); and Member, Packaging Technical Committee, TBS (October 2020 to date).

His research interests include analyses of organic and inorganic chemicals such as pesticides, Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), aldehydes, heavy metals, drugs of abuse, and  proteins in samples of environmental matrices (i.e., water, soil, sediments, biota and air), food substances, industrial products, human beings and others. He also works on development and applications of analytical methods for organic and inorganic compounds and study the environmental chemodynamics and effects of xenobiotic compounds. He has supervised a number of MSc and PhD theses/dissertations and published many articles/papers in local and international journals as well as conferences/symposia proceedings. 

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