Mr. Dennis Theuri Gitundu

Designation: Tutorial fellow, IGGReS

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
PhD in Environmental Engineering and Management JKUATOngoing
MSc. Photogrammetry and GeoInformaticsStuttgart University of Applied Sciences
BSc. Geospatial Engineering University of Nairobi2012

Research Interests

  • Applied Hydrology
  • Flood Risk Modelling and Management
  • Structure from Motion
  • Participatory GIS/ Volunteered GIS

Professional Experience

  • 2017 – To Date: Tutorial Fellow  (IGGReS -DEKUT)
  • 2016 – 2017: Sessional Lecturer (Egerton University, Technical University of Kenya)
  • 2015: Student Research Assistant (Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
  • 2011-2014: Research Assistant (Capacity-Linked water supply and sanitation improvement for Africa’s Peri-urban & Rural Areas (CLARA).


  • Gitundu, D. T. (2018). Evaluating the Susceptibility of Ungauged Watersheds to the Risk of Floods Based On Geomorphometry Using QGIS. In F.-J. Behr, H. Arefi, & F. Alidoost (Ed.), AGSE 2017, Geoinformation – Supporting Crisis and Disaster (pp. 26-34). Kish Island: AGSE Karlsruhe. Retrieved from

Conferences Attended

  • 55th Photogrammetric Week, Stuttgart Germany.
  • 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation Week – Egerton University
  • Applied Geoinformation for Society and Environment April-May 2017 – Kish Islands

Awards, Scholarships and Recognition

  • Best Paper Award – 11th Egerton University International Conference and Innovation Week (2017)
  • Lothhammer & Zirn Consulting GbR Prize – Excellent Performance in M.Sc. (2016)
  • German Scholarship – Robert Breuning Foundation (2015)
  • German Scholarship – Knödler Decker Foundation (2015)

Research Grants

  • International Foundation for Science Research Grant (2019-2021) 
  • Africa-ai-Japan (JICA) Innovation Research Grant (2018-2019)