Dr. Veikko Uahengo

Academic Qualifications and Appointments

– BSc – UNAM, 1998;

–MSc in Inorganic Chemistry, Wuhan University, China, 2007;

–PhD in Inorganic Chemistry, Wuhan University, China, 2012/2013



Contact Info:

Senior Lecturer, and currently Acting HoD, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UNAM.


Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Science, UNAM.


Phone:+264 61 206 3465

Email: vuahengo@unam.na



Field of Specialization

I. Chemosensors

II. Solar materials

III.  Li-ion cathode materials: Lithium ion battery cathode materials. Li-ion cathode materials are currently leading research activities around the world in the quest of solving energy storage problem.

Present Research

Research focus is on new solar materials (solid state & dye sensitized cells) using readily available raw materials. This area is mainly focused  on  new  solar  materials  (3rd generation)  using  simple and affordable classical methods of organic  and  inorganic  dye sensitizers, as well as using metal oxides (semiconductors). In semiconductors, we are focusing on doping of CuO and Cu2O as well as other metal oxide models (such as Mn and Zn), to tune the band gap to have them complementing in the visible light region. Application is focused both in solar panel materials, solar water heating systems and water splitting for Hydrogen gas production as a storage tool for harvested solar energy.

Representative Publications

1. Ateeq Rahman, Daniel Likius, Veikko Uahengo, Syed Iqbaluddin. A mini review highlights on the application of nano-materials for Kidney disease: A key development in Medicinal therapy, Nephrol. Renal. Dis., (2017), 2(2): 1-6, doi: 10.15761/NRD.1000121


2. Veikko Uahengo, Bi Xiong, Ping Cai, Likius, S. Daniel, Lydia Rhyman, Ponnadurai Ramasami, A Fluoro-Chromogenic Sensor Based on Organic Molecular Framework for Cu2+ and F− in Aqueous Soluble DMSO, J. Fluores. (2016).


3. Veikko Uahengo, Ping Cai and Likius, S. Daniel, A BTT-Based Colorimetric Dual Sensor for Hg(II) and Selected Anions with Molecular Logic Operations, Adv. Chem., (2016) 1 - 11.


4. Veikko Uahengo, Bi Xiong, Ping Cai, Likius, S. Daniel, Lydia Rhyman, Ponnadurai Ramasami, Chromogenic signaling of water traces by 1,8-naphthalohydrazoneanion complex in organic solvents, Analy. Chem. Res. 8 (2016) 1- 8.



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