Masters graduate, Ms Samukelisiwe Phehlukwayo, is applying her knowledge and research in the area of Quantum
Mr Rajeev Maharaj graduated cum laude with Master’s in Mathematics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In his research Maharaj
A young Chatsworth man dispelled what many people claimed was a ‘waste of time’ career
Master of Science Applied Mathematics student, Mr Njabulo Mkhize, was filled with mixed emotions when
Mr Mthokozisi Mdlalose graduated with a Masters in Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His
Developing an algorithm to search for planets outside the solar system earned Ms Zahra Essack
Rwandan national, Ms Josiane Ayingeneye, hitch-hiked to South Africa to undertake her postgraduate studies at
Dr Sanele Dlamini graduated with a PhD in Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He
Problem solver with a curiosity in Astronomy, Dr Byron Brassel, obtained his PhD at the
University of KwaZulu-Natal honorary graduate Professor Tebello Nyokong has made a name for herself as
PhD candidate in Plant Breeding, Mr Admire Shayanowako, recently travelled to Montana State University (MSU) in the United States, where he attended training on the biocontrol of weeds through the Toothpick Project.
Former Statistician-General of South Africa and former Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Pali Lehohla, recently singled out rising Statistics star Ms Nombuso Zondo, a PhD candidate and lecturer at UKZN, as an example of how to advance the field in South Africa after she received the the Pali Lehohla Award for the best emerging statistician from the South African Statistics Association (SASA) in November 2017.
The University of KwaZulu-Natal has been awarded a R200 000 licensing grant by Simio LLC for the use of the latter’s simulation software which will aid in data simulation for researchers.
Two UKZN alumni recently joined staff in the discipline of Civil Engineering. Miss Katelyn Ann Johnson is currently a PhD candidate in Engineering Hydrology at the Centre for Water Resources Research. Dr Justin Pringle will work in the field of environmental fluid mechanics within the Civil Engineering discipline.
The African Centre for Crop Improvement (ACCI) hosted a two-day workshop in Pietermaritzburg on the topic of demand-led plant breeding which attracted more than 20 plant breeders and scientists from the Zimbabwe Plant Breeders Association as well as current postgraduate students.
UKZN’s Department of Civil Engineering in partnership with the eThekwini Coastal Engineering Stormwater Catchment Management Department ran a two-day Data Carpentry workshop, the first of its kind at UKZN.