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Departmental Seminars and Events

30 January 2019

Grizelda du Toit (PhD defence)

"Chemical and mechanical activation of hybrid fly ash cement"

Study leader: Dr Liezel van der Merwe

5 December 2018

Sir Fraser Stoddart, Professor of Chemistry in the Department of
Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA.
Winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 "for the design and synthesis of molecular machines."

Public lecture

4 December 2018

Hanieh Montaseri (PhD defence)

"Quantum dot - molecularly imprinted polymer nanomaterials for the
fluorescence sensing of selected pharmaceutical and personal care products"

Study leader: Prof. Patricia Forbes

8 November 2018

Prof Ponnadurai Ramasami from the Computational Chemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Mauritius

Subject: Computational study of the molecular aspect of the suspected novichok agent A-234 of the Skripal poisoning

24 October 2018

Dr Jannie Pretorius, Centre for Advancement of Scholarship (CAS), University of Pretoria

Subject: The Essence of Scientific Computing"
This lecture is part of the CAS Seminar Series

19 October 2018

Dr Shankara Radhakrishnan from the Chemistry Department of the University of Pretoria

Subject: Basic Photophysics

12 October 2018

Prof Ramakanth Illa from Rajiv Gandhi University for Knowledge Technologies, India.

Subject: From Surfactants to Soft materials

1-5 October 2018

The Departments of Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Genetics & Microbiology are hosting a multidisciplinary spring school on solar energy and photosynthesis at the University of Pretoria during the October recess.

25 September 2018

Marina van der Merwe (PhD Defense)

“Theoretical and experimental studies on PIBSA-based surfactants"

Study leader: Prof. Marilé Landman

7 September 2018

Dr N Nombona & Dr FP Malan from the Chemistry Department, University of Pretoria

Subject: 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting: Our experience

31 August 2018

Jurgens de Lange (PhD Defense)

"Fundamental nature of chemical bonding from the novel Fragment, Atomic, Localised, Delocalised and Interatomic (FALDI) electron density decomposition scheme. A theoretical study."

Study leader: Prof. Ignacy Cukrowski

27 July 2018

Dr Sarah Diallo-Garcia from SOLVAY - Research and Innovation Center of Paris

Subject: Material chemistry: What can be done in Solvay?

20 July 2018

Mr Hein Potgieter (PhD Defence)

"Developments towards the comprehensive analysis of petrochemical streams."

Study leader: Prof. Egmont Rohwer

29 June 2018

Mr Tinotenda Shoko (PhD Defense)

"Chemical characterisation and development of anti-aging ingredients from Sclerocarya birrea and Ficus sycomorus"

Study leader: Prof. Vinesh Maharaj

15 June 2018

Dr Barbara Sowa (post doctoral student)

Subject: Electrochemical studies of Langmuir-Blodgett films of mercury dithizonate derivatives

12 April 2018

Dr Justin Maghanga, Dean, School of Science and Informatics

Taita Taveta University Voi, Kenya

Subject: Electrochemical treatment of Axo dye wastewater from a Kenyan textile factory using BDD anode

6 April 2018

Dr Aloys Osano  from Maasai Mara University, Kenia

Subject: Biofuel Synthesis from Waste Biomass Using Indigenous Salt Hydrolytic Catalytic Regimes: An Indigenous-Modern Technology Infusion.

28 February 2018

Mr George Kleinhans (PhD Defense)

Reactivity studies of pincer metal complexes stabilized by a bis(1,2,3-triazol-5-ylidene)carbazolide ligand scaffold

Study leader: Dr. Daniela Bezuidenhout

9 February 2018

Mrs Claire Rossouw (PhD Defense)

Physico-chemistry of reduced graphene oxide-coated lithium manganese iron phosphate in electrochemical energy storage

Study leader: Prof. Kenneth Ozoemena

22 January 2018

Mr Frikkie Malan (PhD defence)

CpMetal N-heterocyclic carbene complexes: Synthesis and catalytic applications

Study leader: Prof Marilé Landman

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