Holiness NoseCountry of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Nairobi General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Degrees2014 Doctorate Chemical Sciences2005 Master Chemical Sciences
Current Research Activities
My research group carries out research in the general area of computational chemistry. We use computational chemistry (DFT methods) to study the structures and energetics of transition metal complexes and how they can be used as energy sensitive materials by studying their spectroscopic properties. We also investigate the mechanisms of reactions in which they are involved. There is particular emphasis on the following areas: computational chemistry and inorganic chemistry.
Publications resulting from Research:
Holliness Nose, Yu Chen, and M. T. Rodgers. “Energy-Resolved Collision-Induced Dissociation Studies of 1,10-Phenanthroline Complexes of the Late First-Row Divalent Transition Metal Cations: Determination of the Third Sequential Binding Energies.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2013, 117(20), 4316-4330.
Holliness Nose and M. T. Rodgers. “Energy-Resolved Collision-Induced Dissociation Studies of 2,2′-Bipyridine Complexes of the Late First-Row Divalent Transition Metal Cations: Determination of the Third Sequential Binding Energies.” ChemPlusChem Journal, 2013, 78, 1109-1123.
Holliness Nose and M. T. Rodgers. “Influence of the d Orbital Occupation on the Structures and Sequential Binding Energies of Pyridine to the Late First-Row Divalent Transition Metal Cations: A DFT Study.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2014, 118, 8129-8140.
Holliness Nose, Doctoral Dissertation, Wayne State University, 2014 Dissertation Title: “Experimental and Theoretical Studies of Binding Interactions in Divalent Transition Metal Cation-N-Donor Ligand Complexes: Structures, Sequential Bond Dissociation Energies, Mechanisms and Energetics of Collision-Induced Dissociation.”
Holliness Nose, Master of Science Thesis, University of the Ryukyus, 2005 Thesis Title: “Search for Biologically Active Substances from Okinawa Marine Organisms: Isolation and Structures of the Compounds which Inhibit the Division of the Fertilized Sea Urchin Eggs.”
Holliness Nose, Bachelor of Science Project Report, University of Nairobi, 2002 Undergraduate Research Topic: “Scavenging Activities of Flavonoids from the Root Bark of Erythrina Abyssinica.”
Current professionCurrent professional activities type:TeachingTeaching, carrying out research, supervising students - both undergraduate and graduates, writing grants, attending staff meetings, writing curriculum, mentoring students etc, etc.
Workshop and Conference Attended2019 University of Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda, November 11th to November 15th, 2019 Mini-African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications
AffiliationsOrganisation for Women in Science for the Developing World Kenya (OWSD-Kenya)Kenya Chemical Society
Presentation given2018Ligand Docking and Binding Site Analysis of Opioid Receptors using MaestroPretoria, South Africa, December 2nd - 7th, 2018Event: 43rd National Convention of the South African Chemical Institute
Other AwardsSep 2017The World Academy of Sciences Research VisitA three month research stay at the Fredrick Alexander-University in Germany. Worked with Prof. Dr. Tim Clark of the Computer-Centrum where I learnt a lot about Computer-Aided Drug Design using Maestro Code (the Schrodinger code).