Dr. Alinanuswe J. Mwakalesi

Dr. Alinanuswe J. Mwakalesi

 Position Senior Lecturer

Ph.D. (Chemistry) La Trobe University, Australia

MSc (Chemistry) University of Dar es Salaam

BSc (Chemistry) University of Dar es Salaam

 Research Interest

Nanotechnology, Polymer chemistry and Metal corrosion science

 Phone Number
+255 718 057968
 Recent Publications

Mwakalesi, A.J.; Nyangi, M. Effective Corrosion Inhibition of Mild Steel in an Acidic Environment Using an Aqueous Extract of Macadamia Nut Green Peel Biowaste. Eng. Proc. 2023, 31, 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/ASEC2022-13804

Mwambene, B., Mwakalesi, A.J. & Nehemia, A.N. Contamination and Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Selected Highly Edible Fish Species from Lake Nyasa, Tanzania. Chemistry Africa (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42250-023-00672-w

Mwakalesi, A.J., Potter, I.D. Exploiting Ion–Dipole and Ion-Exchange Interactions for the Removal of Aminopyridines from Aqueous Environments Using Polymer Inclusion Membranes. Chemistry Africa (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42250-023-00734-z

Mwakalesi, A.J. Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Aqueous Extract of Vachellia xanthophloea and Their Potential Use for Antibacterial and Sensing of Mercury Ions. Plasmonics (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11468-023-01909-7


Increase Livelihoods Opportunities by Monitoring Fish Population and Human Activities in the Catchments along the Lake Nyasa and Ruhuhu River, Tanzania

Influence of chemicals released from coal mining on fish productivity in the Lake Nyasa basin, Tanzania (ICCMFP-Nyasa)


Thermodynamics prize (2007)

Department of Chemistry’s prize (2007)

Best student in chemistry, Meta high school (2005)


Tutor and demonstrator workshop (2015), La Trobe University, Australia.

25-27 August 2022- Attended the training Workshop on the design, Development, Review and Delivery of Labour Market Responsive Curricula organized by The Tanzania Commission for Universities held at Magadu Hotel, Mzinga corporation, Morogoro

1–15 Dec 2022 3rd International Electronic Conference on Applied Sciences, Online.

08th – 10th March 2023 International Maji Scientific Conference-session chair and presenter.

 Teaching CHE-201 Stereochemirty and Aromaticity, CHE 304-Polymer Chemistry, CHE 606-Structure and Properties of Polymers and CHE 609-Heterocyclic Chemistry
Google scholar link https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=StIEX5MAAAAJ&hl=en
Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alinanuswe-Mwakalesi
Supervision(Masters/PhD)  Available