Lecturer Awarded Researcher Mobility Grant

Dr Mzamo Shozi, a lecturer in the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a prestigious Researcher Mobility Grant (RMG) from the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The grant targets PhD students and early career researchers working in academia or industry. Its primary function is to support these candidates in undertaking short to mid-term scientific visits

PhD Candidate Receives International Mathematical Union Fellowship

A doctoral candidate in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), Mr Adeolu Taiwo is one of three recipients of a Fellowship from the International Mathematical Union (IMU) Breakout Graduate Fellowship (BGF) Programme, intended to aid them complete their PhDs. The grants are made possible thanks to donations from winners of the Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics, and are provided by the IMU

NRF B-Rating for Animal Science Professor

The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded Professor Michael Chimonyo in the Discipline of Animal Science at UKZN a B-rating, recognising him as an internationally acclaimed researcher in his field. The rating system benchmarks the quality of South African researchers, contributing to the enhancement of a globally competitive science system in the country and encouraging the production of high

Inaugural Lecture Presented by Renowned Microbiologist and Biotechnologist

Microbial Factories and Artificial Intelligence – Fixing Global Bugs with Tiny Bugs – was the subject of an inaugural lecture presented on the Pietermaritzburg campus by UKZN Microbiologist, Professor Evariste Bosco Gueguim Kana. Gueguim Kana, who holds a BSc in Pure and Applied Biology, an MSc in Biotechnology and a PhD in Microbiology from Ladoke

Geometric Structures in Smooth Manifolds Subject of Inaugural Lecture

An academic specialising in differential geometry at UKZN’s School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, Professor Fortuné Massamba, presented his inaugural lecture on the Pietermaritzburg campus on the subject of geometric structures in smooth manifolds. Massamba obtained his doctoral degree, which focused on differential geometry, from the Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences Physiques (IMSP)

Research Day a Platform for Student Research and Innovation

Innovative research projects being undertaken by masters and doctoral students were on show at the annual Postgraduate Research and Innovation Symposium (PRIS) staged by the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Science (CAES) on the Westville campus. Hosted by the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS) in collaboration with the College Public Relations team, the symposium’s theme was

A New Theory of Granular Flow for SA Mining Industry

During his inaugural lecture in 2017, UKZN’s Professor Indresan Govender, argued that a theory published in Nature Letters [NATURE Vol 441] failed to match the high-quality nuclear imaging measurements that his Particle Technology Group (PTG) were obtaining for complex industrial flows typical of South African mining systems. The argument was settled when Govender co-published an article this year

Geography Academics Connect with the World at International Geospatial Conference in Iran

Professor Onisimo Mutanga, and Drs John Odindi and Mbulisi Sibanda travelled to Iran to present at the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) International Geospatial Conference, held at the University of Tehran’s campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The conference was sponsored by the Germany Aerospace Centre (DLR), ISPRS and the University of

Fourth Fountainhill Estate Symposium Explores Research Implementation

The fourth annual Fountainhill Estate (FHE) Research Symposium at the estate near Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal focused on the theme of taking research into operational implementation and featured almost 30 presentations that included a number on work undertaken by UKZN staff and students on the estate. The two-day symposium, co-hosted by the uMngeni Environmental Infrastructure Partnership, provided a

Agricultural Economics PhD Candidate Wins Big at SASTA Congress

Click here for isiZulu version Ms Wadzanai Mafunga, a PhD candidate in Agricultural Economics at UKZN, received two awards after presenting at the annual South African Sugar Technologists’ Association (SASTA) Congress. The awards were presented at SASTA’s Annual General Meeting in Mount Edgecombe in October. In the Agricultural Engineering and Economics session of the Congress