Luke O. Nyakiti

Assistant Professor

Luke Nyakiti

Office: PMEC 214
Phone: (409) 741- 4505


Research Interests

  • novel large area (semiconducting) two-dimensional material system for energy and electronic applications
  • the process-structure and functional-property relationship of homoepitaxial growth of 4H- or 6H-SiC on variously varying off-cut SiC substrate, for crystal defects mitigation (basal plane dislocation, stacking faults) and to increase minority carrier lifetime for high power switching devices utilizing chemical vapor deposition (CVD) systems,
  • high k-dielectrics to improve electronic and optoelectronic properties of electronic devices
  • nanocrystalline metallic alloys for catalytic and electrode applications
  • employing Optical, electro-mechanical, Electron microscopy and Spectroscopic Characterization techniques


  • B.Ed Science in Physics and Mathematics at Egerton University in 1998
  • Masters of Science in Physics at Wichita State University in 2004, and his PhD degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University in 2008