Chemistry Unit

Chemistry is the basic science that deals with the composition and transformation of matter. It often involves hands-on or computational experiments to understand and control matter at the molecular level.  Chemistry is also central to major societal issues including health care, energy, protection of the environment and the provision of food, shelter and a vast array of industrial products.

At Marian University College (MARUCO), academic staffs bring their passion for chemistry and environmental science into the classroom-bringing to students innovative teaching methods and courses that reflect what chemistry is, and how it is practiced today. As a student studying chemistry, you will discover the many ways chemistry impacts daily life. 


Careers in Chemistry

Traditional careers in chemistry include teaching at secondary-school or University level, conducting research in academic, industry or government labs, and working with government agencies.  Chemists are also employed in many industries, including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing (chemicals, plastics, food, paper, polymers, paints and coatings, adhesives, detergents, etc.), petroleum and energy. Many chemists work in government research, forensics, or analytical laboratories. In addition, chemists graduate with skills that are valuable in careers ranging from computing and information science to patent law, marketing and public policy.


Degree Programme

BSc with Education (Physics and Chemistry,  Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry and Geography, and Chemistry and Mathematics).

Chemistry Unit Staff

Dr. Anael Kimaro

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry


Dr. Anael Kimaro joined Marian University College with several years of teaching experience having taught at multiple levels ranging from high school to university.  Prior to joining Marian University College, he was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Hampton University (USA) for a decade.  He earned his BSc with Education degree from the University of Dar es Salaam, MSc in chemistry from Hampton University (USA), and PhD from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (USA).

Courses taught:

He teaches courses in physical, inorganic, and polymer chemistry.

Research interest:

His research interest is in molecular imprinting, and in this research he is focused on generating customized affinity pockets in a highly cross-linked polymer matrix for targeted molecules, mainly small organic molecules and metal ions. The resulting imprinted polymers possess unique features in terms of structure predictability, recognition specificity and application universality, as well as physical robustness.  Such polymers find applications in chemical sensors and separation media such as membranes.

Areas of Consultancy: water quality, and teaching.


  • Isai T. Urasa, Tiffany B. Lash, Ward J. Mavura, Anael Kimaro, Developing a Biorector for Water Defluoridation-A University – Community Partnership, 246 American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, September 8-12, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Isai T. Urasa, Anael Kimaro, Samuel Manyele, “Wastewater stabilization ponds: Water Quality Assessment”, Proceedings, World Chemistry Congress, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Paper Number 214, August 4, 2011.
  • Kimaro, A. Kelly, L.A; Murray, G.M. Synthesis and Characterization of Molecularly Imprinted Ion-Exchange Resins. Separation Science and Technology, 2005, 40, 2035-2052.
  • Kimaro, A. Kelly, L.A; Murray, G.M. Molecularly Imprinted Ionically Permeable Membrane for Uranyl Ion. Chemical Communications, 2001, 1282-1283.
  • Leung, W.H.; Kimaro, A. Binding of Pb and Zn to Aluminum Oxide and Proton Stoichiometry. Virginia Journal of Science, 2000, 51, 39-49.
  • Leung W.H.; Kimaro, A. Sorptive Behavior of Silica and its Enhancement with Phosphate Treatment. Virginia Journal of Science, 1998, 49, 173-182.
  • Leung, W.H. and Kimaro, A. Soil Amendment with Humic Acid and Phosphate to Promote Sorption and Retard Mobility of Zinc. Virginia Journal of Science, 1997, 48, 252-258.
  • Kimaro, A. and Leung, W.H. Adsorption of Zinc and Lead on Aluminum Oxide at Various pH and Ionic Strength, 74th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Science, May 21-24,1996, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

Contact Information:

To connect with Dr. Kimaro or learn more about his research, you can reach out via the following channels:

  • Address: Marian University College, P.O. Box 47, Bagamoyo, Tanzania.
  • E-mail:,

Prof. Lupituko L. Mkayula

Associate Professor in Chemistry

Mr. Elizeus Kaigarula

Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry

Miss. Anifa Hassan Abdul

Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry

Miss. Kristina Mkakaa Alois

Assistant Lecturer in Chemistry