Sifiso Nsibande

Dr SA Nsibande

Tel:                 +27 (0)12 420 3099
Email:             [email protected]
Office:           Natural Sciences 1, Office 2-11

Position:        Lecturer

Academic qualification: PhD

Teaching

General and Analytical Chemistry

Modules: CMY127; CHM 171; CHM172

Research interests

Environmental analytical chemistry, with particular interest in the development and application of nanomaterials for detection of targeted environmental pollutants.

Selected publications

Journal articles

O. Adegoke, H Montaseri, S.A. Nsibande, P.B.C. Forbes, Organometallic synthesis, structural and optical properties of CdSe quantum dots passivated with ternary AgZnS alloyed shell, Journal of Luminescence, 235 (2021) 118049.

 S.A. Nsibande, P.B.C. Forbes, Development of a turn-on graphene quantum dot-based fluorescent probe for sensing of pyrene in water, RSC Advances., 10 (2020) 12119 – 12128.

S.A. Nsibande, H. Montaseri, P.B.C. Forbes, Advances in the application of nanomaterial-based sensors for detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in aquatic systems, TrAC, Trends in Analytical Chemistry., 115 (2019) 52 - 69.

S.A. Nsibande, P.B.C. Forbes, Development of a quantum dot molecularly imprinted polymer sensor for fluorescence detection of atrazine, Luminescence, Special Issue (2019) 1 - 9.

O. Adegoke, H. Montaseri, S.A. Nsibande, P.B.C. Forbes, Passivating effect of ternary alloyed AgZnSe shell layer on the structural and luminescent properties of CdS quantum dots, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 90 (2019) 162-170.

O. Adegoke, H. Montaseri, S.A. Nsibande, P.B. Forbes, Alloyed quaternary/binary core/shell quantum dot-graphene oxide nanocomposite: Preparation, characterization and application as a fluorescence “switch ON” probe for environmental pollutants, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 720 (2017) 70 - 78.

S.A. Nsibande, P.B.C. Forbes, Fluorescence detection of pesticides using quantum dot materials – A review, Analytica Chimica Acta, 945 (2016) 9-22.

S.A. Nsibande, J.M. Dabrowski, E. van der Walt, A. Venter, P.B.C. Forbes, Validation of the AGDISP model for predicting airborne atrazine spray drift: A South African ground application case study, Chemosphere, 138 (2015) 454-461.

P.B. Forbes, E.W. Karg, G.L. Geldenhuys, S.A. Nsibande, R. Zimmermann, and E.R. Rohwer, Characterisation of atmospheric semi-volatile organic compounds (2013). The Clean Air Journal, 23(1), 3-6. ISSN 1017-1703

Conference proceedings

Nsibande, S.A*. and Forbes, P.B.C., Development of a quantum dot molecularly imprinted polymer sensor for fluorescence detection of atrazine, 9th Nanoscience’s Young Researcher’s Symposium, 12 November 2019, University of Pretoria, Future Africa.

Nsibande, S.A. and Forbes, P.B.C., Development of a quantum dot molecularly imprinted polymer sensor for fluorescence detection of atrazine, 18th International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry, 19 – 22 June 2018, Brest, France.

Forbes, P.B.C.*, Adegoke, O., Montaseri, H. and Nsibande, S.A., Quantum dot based photonic sensor materials for emerging chemical pollutants in water, 18th International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry, 19 – 22 June 2018, Brest, France (*Presenter).

Nsibande, S.A. and Forbes, P.B.C., Synthesis of graphene quantum dots and their application as fluorescence sensors for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, The 7th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Africa, 22 – 25 April 2018, Salt Rock, Durban.

Sifiso A. Nsibande*, James M. Dabrowski, Etienne van der Walt and Patricia B.C. Forbes, “Atrazine spray drift monitoring for model validation” South African Chemical Institute (SACI) Postgraduate Student Symposium, University of Limpopo, Turfloop, 23 October 2014 (*Invited Talk).

Sifiso A. Nsibande, James M. Dabrowski, Etienne van der Walt and Patricia B.C. Forbes, “Atrazine spray drift monitoring for model validation” South African Chemical Institute (SACI) Postgraduate Student Symposium, North-West University, Potchefstroom, 11 November 2014.

Nsibande, S.A*, Dabrowski, J.M., van der Walt, E. and Patricia B.C. Forbes, “Atrazine spray drift monitoring for model evaluation” Analitika Conference, 7 – 11 September 2014, Parys. (*Won ChromSA Best Student Oral Presentation).

Nsibande, S.A., Dabrowski, J.M., van der Walt, E., Venter, A. and Forbes, P.B.C.* “Air dispersion modelling: a South African pesticide validation case study”, Conference Proceedings of the National Association for Clean Air Conference, 8 – 10 October 2014, Umhlanga, Durban (*Won Best Scientific Paper prize at the conference).

Forbes, P.B.C., Karg, E.W., Geldenhuys, G., Nsibande, S.A., Zimmermann, R., and Rohwer, E.R., 2013. Characterization of atmospheric semi-volatile organic compounds. Conference Proceedings of the 16th IUAPPA World Clean Air Congress, 29 September – 04 October, Cape Town, South Africa.

Nsibande, S.A., Geldenhuys, G and Forbes, P.B.C. (2012). Characterization of particulate matter in the Daspoort Tunnel, Pretoria. National Association for Clean Air (NACA) Annual Conference, Rustenburg South Africa. Conference Proceedings ISBN 978-0-620-53886-2, Electronic Proceedings ISBN 978-0-620-53885-5.

Technical Reports

H. Montaseri, S.A. Nsibande, and P.B.C. Forbes Development of novel fluorescent sensors for the screening of emerging chemical pollutants in water - Part II, WRC Report No. K5/2752, (submitted).

O. Adegoke, J.M. Dabrowski, H. Montaseri, S.A. Nsibande, F. Petersen and P.B.C. Forbes.  “Development of novel fluorescent sensors for the screening of emerging chemical pollutants in water”, WRC Report No. 2438/1/17, November 2017, ISBN 978-1-4312-0936-1.

Forbes, P.B.C., Castleman, B.A. and Nsibande S.A., 2015. Air dispersion modelling of pesticides, in WRC Report No. 1956/1/15 “Investigation of the contamination of water resources by agricultural chemicals and the impact on environmental health. Volume 1: Risk assessment of agricultural chemicals to human and animal health” JM Dabrowski (Ed.), October 2015, ISBN 978-1-4312-0711-4.

 

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