Staff Profiles

Dr Mbako Ronald Nnyepi

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Faculty of Science



Phone: +267 355 2486
Email Dr Mbako Ronald Nnyepi

PhD-Chemistry (Bioinorganic), Michigan Sate University

MSc-Chemistry (Geochemistry), University of Missouri-Columbia

BSc-Chemistry and Biology, University of Botswana

Born in Mathangwane and spent formative years in Semitwe/Marapong.  Awarded Government bursary to study at Marua-a-Pula school. Proceeded to do Pre-Entry Science Course at UB before proceeding to do BSc-I and II. Graduated in 1988, taught Biology and Chemistry temporarily for 3 months at Francistown Senior Secondary School. Took up a job with the Botswana Geological Surveys (BGS) in Lobatse as an Assistant Chemist from 1988 to 1992. While under the employment of BGS, proceeded to do an MSc in Geochemistry at the University of Missouri in the city of Columbia.

In 1993, joined UB as a lecturer in the PESC department. Joined the the Department of Chemistry in 1995 when PESC was phased out. Proceeded to do PhD at Michigan State University in 1998. Came back and joined Department of Chemistry in 2004.


  • General Chemistry (Level 100)
  • Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (Level 200)
  • Group Theory and Organometallic Chemistry (Level 300)
  • Coordination Chemistry (Level 300)
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Level 400)


  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-Chemical Applications of Group Theory
  • Physical methods in Inorganic Chemistry- Infra-red and Raman Spectroscopy
  • Organometallic Chemistry and Homogeneous catalysis


In pursuit of academic excellence