Professor Fernando Albericio is the recipient of the 2019 Murray Goodman Scientific Excellence & Mentorship Award from the American Peptide Society. The award recognises career-long research excellence in the field of peptide science and significant mentorship and training of students, post-doctoral fellows, and colleagues. The A-rated scientist has featured consistently amongst UKZN’s top 30 published researchers and has published more
Professor Genene Tessema Mola of the School of Chemistry and Physics delivered a plenary presentation on the effect of bimetallic nano-composites on the performance of thin film organic solar cells at the fifth International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2019), held at the SRM Institute of Science and Technology in India. First held in 2010, the biennial ICONN conference is
Prospective students are invited to attend our Open Days held at the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses recently. Representatives from the University’s four Colleges will be available to answer questions from visitors and provide information about various study choices.
The uMngeni Ecological Infrastructure Partnership (UEIP), a catchment-wide partnership, celebrated five years of existence and the recent signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between its 24 partner organisations with a two-day programme that detailed its progress to date and the way forward for the partnership. Fifty delegates, representing the organisations which signed the UEIP MoU,
Professor Richard Mace of the School of Chemistry and Physics has been awarded a B-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF), 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
The National Research Foundation (NRF) has awarded Professor Thomas Konrad of the School of Chemistry and Physics 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
Professor Delia North, Dean and Head of the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (SMSCS), is driving the establishment of a Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Industry Unit at the School in an effort to further enhance the industry relevance of degrees within the SMSCS by delivering industry-infused Data Analytics training fit for the 4th Industrial Revolution. North and UKZN’s
The School of Chemistry and Physics recently held a Women in Chemistry Breakfast at Westville campus in celebration of 100 years of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), as well as 150 years of the Periodic Table. Over 120 guests from various industries, academia and technical staff, as well as postgraduate students
Tokyo Electric Power Services Company (TEPSCO), a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), recently visited UKZN to conclude a deal for the development and utilisation of UKZN’s PowerLine Inspection Robot (PLIR) technology on power lines in Japan and Asia. During the visit, the TEPSCO personnel also received training on the use of the robot.
An alumnus of UKZN, Mrs Penny Kaye (née Burns), has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for dedication to her work with Oncology patients in the field of Dietetics. The prestigious award is given by Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries,