Erastus Gatebe is the Chief Research Scientist at Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute. He joined the Institute from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he is a Professor of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, is the technical head of research at the Institute, and oversees industrial research. He continues to supervise postgraduate students, with responsibility for masters and Ph.D. programs. He also has published over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has successfully supervised over 40 postgraduate students. Currently, he is spearheading ISO certification of the clean cookstove laboratories at KIRDI in line with ISO 17025: 2017 and implementation of ISO 19867-1 test protocols while directing key research in RE/clean cookstove sector. Professor Gatebe received his postgraduate studies from Eastern Illinois and Southern Illinois Universities in the United States and an undergraduate degree from Kenyatta University in Kenya.