Departmental Seminars and Events Archive (2016-2018)

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

2 November 2017

Dr Rajesh Thimmulappa, Dept of Biochemistry, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India

Subject: Targeting Keap1-Nrf2 Pathway In Combating Environmental Diseases - From Bench To Bedside To Population

27 October 2017

Dr Mark Bower

Subject: Perspectives on insect chemical ecology

15 September 2017

Dr Catharine Driver

Subject: Nuclear Medicine research at Necsa and the development of GluCAB as a potentially new radiopharmaceutical for cancer

29 March 2017

Dr Thomas Adam, Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environment and Health Cooperation Group "Comprehensive Molecular Analysis (CMA)", Munich, Germany

Brake and tyre wear particulate matter

25 November 2016

Adedapo Sunday Adeyinka (PhD Defence)

Protonation sequence of aliphatic linear polyamines: A theoretical study

24 October 2016

Prof Emil Roduner, Chemistry Department, University of Pretoria and Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Stuttgart

"The machinery of life and its relation to the Second Law of Thermodynamics"

15 September 2016

Prof Ralf Zimmermann from Rostock University, Germany

Titel: Comprehensive characterisation of petrochemical fractions: High temperature GCxGC with FOF&HR-TOF detection and thermal analysis-soft ionisation mass spectrometry (TA-MS)

9 September 2016

Dr Lynne Pilcher, Department of Chemistry, UP

Borneo and Lessons learnt at ICCE 2016

28 July 2016

Research Showcase with posters on exhibit in the Mendeleev. Prospective students were introduced to the large variety of exciting research fields in the Department.

25 June 2016

Prof André D. Taylor Director, Transformative Materials and Devices Laboratory Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Yale University, USA

Challenging Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Energy Devices

27 May 2016

Henda van Vuuren (Faculty Admin)

Marks Calculations Yr 2-Yr 4

8 April 2016

Hein Potgieter, Sasol Group Technology, R&T, Analytics, Sasolburg

Developments towards the comprehensive analysis of Petrochemical Process Streams

15 March 2016

Laurence Galet from Centre RAPSODEE – Ecole des Mines d’Albi, France

Dry coating process: A green technology to design new particles

11 March 2016

Karel G von Eschwege, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

Redox and Spectral Tuning of Dyes in Solar Cells – a DFT Approach

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