Mr Wilson Kairu is the serving Chairman of the Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Nuclear Physics at the Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, University of Nairobi. Currently, he is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Nairobi and the secretary to the Non-Destructive Society of Kenya. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology in 2009 and his Masters of Science in Nuclear Science from the University of Nairobi in 2016. He is a qualified and certified NDT personnel up to Level III in four NDT techniques namely Ultrasonic Testing (UT), Radiographic Testing (RT), Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) and Penetrant Testing (PT) NDT Inspector. He worked as a lead supervisor during the installation of the Mombasa-Nairobi KPC pipeline while working for Quality Inspectors Limited (QIL) from the year 2015 to 2017. He has also been involved in the Non-destructive inspection of concrete buildings while working at QIL and the University of Nairobi. At the University of Nairobi, he was involved in the establishment of radiotracer facilities at the University of Nairobi through the project RAF/0/038: Promoting Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries in Africa through Triangular Partnerships. Through this project, he has been able to carry out some group training in non-destructive testing, gamma scanning as well as radiotracers application in industries.
He is Project Counterpart for RAF1008: Supporting Radiation Technologies in Industrial Applications and Preventive Maintenance of Nuclear and Medical Equipment (AFRA). Additionally, he is the Principal Investigator of a Coordinated Research Project (CRP) under the research contract F22069: Imaging Technologies for Process Investigation and Components Testing funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency and is hosted at the University of Nairobi.