Our 2019 MSc and PhD Graduates

Autumn 2019 Graduates

Master of Science in Chemistry

 

Sabelo Wiseman Chamane

Dissertation

Development and optimisation of a gas chromatography time-of-flight mass spectrometry method for the quantification of amino acids in infant formula

Supervisor

Dr Y Naudé

External co-supervisor

Mrs D Prevoo-Franzsen (National Metrology Institute of South Africa)

Internal examiner

Prof ER Rohwer

External examiner

Dr JHL Jordaan (North-West University)

 

Dennis Simbarashe Moyo (with distinction)

Dissertation

Influence of surface-modified South African coal fly ash on the mechanical properties of cis-1,4-polyisoprene rubber vulcanizates

Supervisor

Dr EM van der Merwe

External co-supervisor

Dr FJ Doucet (Council for Geoscience)

External co-supervisor

Dr SP Hlangothi (Nelson Mandela University)

External co-supervisor

Dr CD Woolard (University of Cape Town)

External examiner

Dr K Garde (Nelson Mandela University)

External examiner

Dr JD van Schalkwyk (Consultant)

 

Bernard Mabena Vilakazi (with distinction)

Dissertation

A thermogravimetric investigation of the synthesis of cobalt fluoride

Supervisor

Dr EM van der Merwe

External co-supervisor

Dr JB Wagener (Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa)

External examiner

Prof PL Crouse

External examiner

Dr AD Pienaar (Consultant)

 

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

 

Jurgens Hendrik De Lange

Thesis

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

Supervisor

Prof I Cukrowski

External examiner

Prof MP Mitoraj (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

External examiner

Prof R Ponec (The Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic)

External examiner

Dr DL Cooper (University of Liverpool, UK)

 

Grizelda Du Toit

Thesis

Chemical and mechanical activation of hybrid fly ash cement

Supervisor

Dr EM van der Merwe

Co-supervisor

Prof EP Kearsley

Co-supervisor

Prof RA Kruger

External Co-supervisor

Mr JM McDonald (AfriSam (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd)

Internal examiner

Dr MD Molefe

External examiner

Prof JH Potgieter (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)

External examiner

Prof CA Strydom (North-West University)

 

Hanieh Montaseri

Thesis

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

Supervisor

Prof PBC Forbes

Internal examiner

Dr SG Radhakrishnan

External examiner

Prof E Enomoto (Shizuoka University, Japan)

External examiner

Prof VO Nyamori (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

 

Vusi Ludwig Mulaudzi

Thesis

Chemical speciation through sequential injection analysis

Supervisor

Prof KI Ozoemena (University of the Witwatersrand)

External examiner

Prof WO Okiei (University of Lagos, Nigeria)

External examiner

Dr I Inamuddin (King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia)

External examiner

Dr PN Mashazi (Rhodes University)

 

Marina Mikhailovna Van der Merwe

Thesis

Theoretical and experimental studies on PIBSA-based surfactants

Supervisor

Prof M Landman

Internal examiner

Prof PH van Rooyen

Internal examiner

Prof WW Focke

External examiner

Prof CGCE van Sittert (North-West University)

External examiner

Dr A Simperler (Consultant)

 

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