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ID: PS-190

PhD Polymer Chemistry

11+ years experience


This expert is a research professional. She is also a published author, with a total of 14 publications. Also, she is a reviewer for various journals.

Areas of expertise

Applied Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Nano chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

Nanotechnology, Environmental Material Sciences, Biomaterial Science, Material Science & Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering


PhD: Polymer Chemistry, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

M.Sc: Chemistry, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.

B.Sc: Chemistry and Biological Sciences< University of Swaziland, Kwaluseni, Swaziland.

Peer-review experience

Reviewer for Biofouling (The Journal of Bio adhesion and Biofilm Research), Taylor and Francis.

Reviewer for the Water Research Commission funding proposals.

Worked as a reviewer for the National Research foundation PhD and Postdoctoral proposals.

Certificates and awards

August 2017: Key note speaker, SACEMA conference.

August 2017: Invited Speaker, Women in Mathematics (Science learning center for Africa).

March 2016: Invited Session Chair, NRF Post-Doctoral conference (Western Cape-Lagoon Hotel).

January 2016: Received the NRF Competitive Support for Unrated Researchers grant.

March 2015: Invited speaker during the NRF PhD conference (Western Cape edition, NH Lord Charles).

March 2014: Awarded the Research Career Advancement Fellowship from the South African National Research Foundation.

March 2014: New voices in Science Popular's article: War on ‘Smart’ bugs. Winner for best article.

2009: Part of a group of researchers who patented a novel water filter teabag.

2009: Received the Andrew Mellon Award for her PhD studies.

2006: Took part in the Regional Agricultural initiatives network-AFRICA assessment of current levels of Biotechnology project in Swaziland.

Work experience

Lecturer for General Chemistry at Stellenbosch University.

Peer Educator and Counsellor at University of Swaziland.

Peer Educator and Counsellor at University of Johannesburg for the Doornfontein Campus.

Voluntary mentoring of high school learners in Kayamandi and Kayelitsha townships.

Tutoring life sciences to Kayamandi Township High School in Stellenbosch.

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